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CGCC president calls for Indian Creek campus closure

Deficit leads to Toda’s recommendation, which would be temporary – but ‘not a done deal,’ one board member says

Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.

Hood River County School District after school activities cancelled due to inclement weather

Weather alert: After school activities for Hood River County School District are canceled tonight due to freezing rain and ice forecast for late afternoon and through the night including EXCEL Program, Community Education Programs and Activity Buses.

DAR hosts history essay contest for local students

The Celilo Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is hosting an essay contest for all students in grades 5-12 living in the Gorge.

‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set for Thursday at HRVHS

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art”. (The headline in the No. 15 article contained an incorrect date.)

PARKDALE NEWS: Is that the tinkle of sleigh bells you hear?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Upper Valley already, with the snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s no surprise that Santa is on his way!

When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.

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Retirement reception honors Georgia Donnelly on Thursday

The community is invited to a retirement party for Georgia Donnelly of BCI Group in Hood River, on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Marmolated stink bug makes its move indoors

When leaves fall and days get shorter, stink bugs go on the move looking for a warm, dry place for winter. Often that means sharing our homes with these prehistoric-looking insects, whether we know it or not.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 9 to 17

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

Pacific Power issues outage reminders

Leave your porch light on, and more

With cold windy weather blowing into parts of the Northwest, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

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Steaming Greeting

There is drama in vapor: this photo of a misty isle, aka Wells Island, in the Columbia just northwest of Hood River, shows that the wonder of nature is worth getting up for at 8 a.m. on a Sunday.

‘Bend in the River’ fundraiser rescheduled for Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 21, the Hood River County History Museum will show “Bend in the River,” featuring the paddlewheel that is displayed in front of the museum. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m.

How to help in the Gorge this holiday season

FISH Food Bank can drive; Operation Christmas Child drop-off; Christmas Project barrel donations starting

GO! Local Challenge starts

With the holiday shopping and giving season approaching, Gorge Owned (GO!) encourages residents to take the GO! Local Challenge, a sweepstakes that rewards people for supporting locally owned businesses and making donations to local nonprofits.

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Pet of the Week: Filomena is a beauty who needs extra loving care

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Filomena as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows: