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Hood River City Council lays out the Waterfront's future

Council unanimously passes waterfront refinement plan

In what was one of its last actions of 2014, and for some, one of their last actions as city councilors, the Hood River City Council voted Monday evening to pass an ordinance implementing the Waterfront Refinement Plan, which sets down design concepts and zoning restrictions for future development at the Hood River Waterfront.

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CGCC board president: Indian Creek closure threat ‘big mistake’

The announced closure of the Indian Creek campus in Hood River by Columbia Gorge Community College was “a big mistake,” said board president M.D. Van Valkenburgh during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar Dec. 13-14

A favorite event of procrastinating shoppers — the Last Chance Holiday Bazaar — takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14.

Robotics winners

“Dragon Bricks“ from May Street Elementary, led by teacher Tom Dalbey, was champion for the Dec. 7 Columbia Gorge First Lego League Qualifying Tournament at The Dalles Middle School.

How to Help: Updated for Dec. 13

Giving Tree — For the 20th year, John L. Scott realty offices host the Giving Tree. Gifts will be distributed to needy families in the area. Gift tags can be taken from trees located at any of the following John L Scott offices: 1000 W. Steuben, Bingen; 3206 W 6th St., The Dalles; 138 NW Second St., Stevenson; 512 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

Police Log, Dec. 1 to 7

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

Lighted fire trucks roll Dec. 15-17

The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 15 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 16 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 17 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9 p.m.

Postal service hits crunch time Monday

The triple treatment of reduced staffing, increased volume and bad weather over the past weeks has resulted in U.S. Mail delivery delayed into the evening hours for many recipients.

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DeeTour appeal fails due to deadlock

County Planning Commission votes 3-2 to deny appeal

An appeal against a concert and event venue planned for the unincorporated town of Dee has failed after Hood River County Planning Commissioners were unable to muster enough votes to make a decision Wednesday evening.

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Training, on the House

Firefighers, officers punch holes in 12th Street house to gain new skills before the place is torn down

Call it construction demolition.

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Rev. Maggie Sebastian, Emergency Voucher Program coordinator, lives ordination vows through service

Emergency Voucher Program coordinator Rev. Maggie Sebastian hit the ground running when she became the Clinical Chaplin at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital almost 3 years ago.

City of Cascade Locks sells old fire hall

The city of Cascade Locks’ old fire hall finally has some new owners.

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Eriksson weds Domingue

Maiken Eriksson of Hood River and Larry Domingue of Apple Valley, Calif., were married in Maui at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea on Sept. 5, 2014.

Speech-Debate team starts new season

On Dec. 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team took 17 students to the Clackamas Holiday Edge Tournament at Clackamas High School. The tournament is the largest in the state, with 47 teams competing from around the region.

Lachino, McDowell named October ‘Students of the Month’

Diana Lachino and Mason McDowell, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as October “Students of the Month” for their outstanding commitment to community. Each student was presented with a check for $100 at a recent meeting.