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Police Log, March 13 to 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

Sheriff Log, March 12 to 18

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Yasui Day celebrated March 28 at Capitol

Family members from Hood River will be in attendance March 28, and one will participate with song, as the Oregon Legislature observes the first full Minoru Yasui Day at the Capitol in Salem.

What to do next week? A spring break planner

Spring break for Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School is March 27-31.

Sen. Ron Wyden plans town hall March 25

‘Indivisible’ group calls Walden to town hall in April

Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold his annual Hood River County town hall on Saturday, March 25.

Environment Oregon hosts solar town hall

With the Oregon State legislative session underway, Environment Oregon hosted a solar town hall on Thursday, March 16 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Practice burn scheduled March 25 in White Salmon

Controlled burns are planned Saturday, March 25 in White Salmon.

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WSDOT proposes roundabout

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) delivered its preferred design solution for Carson’s Wind River Road and SR 14 intersection: a roundabout. The transportation department has chosen a roundabout to replace the intersection because it “offers the greatest safety benefit by reducing the potential for severe collisions.”

Boaters warned of WS River fish traps

A rotary screw trap for fisheries research is being temporarily installed again this year on the lower White Salmon River. The fish trap will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group to monitor migrant juvenile salmon and steelhead. The work is part of a broader assessment of fish recolonization of the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam.

Fatal crash near Mitchell

A two-vehicle crash in Wheeler County took the life of one of the drivers.

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Students put the hazards of tobacco, marketing, out on the line

March 15 was National Kick Butts Day, which is a national awareness event, created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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‘ChamberShack’

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner convened Saturday at Divots Restaurant.

Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, and more.

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Hood River Police seek help in locating missing woman

Holly Kristen Lester, 27, has been missing since early Thursday morning, March 16.