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Washington man dies in White Salmon River kayak accident

Vail, Wash. — Area residents were saddened to learn over the weekend of the death of 20-year-old Logan Jauernigg, of Edwards, Wash.

Friends of the Columbia River Gorge sue USDOT over oil train safety rules

Seven U.S. environmental groups, including Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new crude-by-rail safety rules, calling them too “weak” to prevent fiery derailments.

‘Women are Veterans, Too’

Margie Anderson wears a bracelet that says “Women are Veterans Too” and is proud to have been part of the minority population in the military.

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Dalbey is new HRCSD human resources director

Catherine Dalbey has been selected as the next Human Resources Director for the Hood River County School District beginning July. Her selection was approved by the School Board on April 22. Dalbey will be replacing Kevin Noreen, who has resigned the position effective June 30 to take a position with Forest Grove School Board.

Soroptomist names 2015 ‘Women of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Hood River’s welcomes Allyson Pate, Ann Frodel and Tami Swanson as the 2015 winners of its annual Women of Distinction Award.

Local resources for getting fit

Looking to get fit? Here is a list of local resources to get you started.

HAHRC BEATS: Healthy eating is fun at local farmers’ markets

It is farmers’ market season and the fresh foods our bodies crave are back. The local farmers’ market is the best place to find foods grown, raised and produced here in the Gorge.

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Pet of the Week: RosieBee is still looking for her forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected RosieBee as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Meyer Performing Arts: ‘Little Mermaid’ entertains; new musical this summer

Recently, the Meyer Preforming Arts Studio put on a production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Junior,” directed and choreographed by son-and-mother team Teddy Meyer and Rebekah Meyer.

Pregnancy Resource Center annual fundraising banquet planned May 21

The Columbia Gorge Pregnancy Resource Centers is hosting their annual fundraising banquet on Thursday, May 21 at the Hood River Inn at 6 p.m. in the Gorge Room at Best Western Hood River Inn.

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Kim Yasui named principal at Mid Valley Elementary

When longtime Mid Valley Elementary principal Dennis McCauley retires June 30, his replacement won’t need any introductions.

Security concerns at CGCC highlight board meeting

April 29 incident prompts calls for review of safety policies, procedures

Faculty members and a student voiced strong concerns over safety policies and procedures at Columbia Gorge Community College facilities in Tuesday’s board meeting at Indian Creek campus.

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Man pleads not guilty to murder in 2009 Eagle Creek fall

A Bend man accused of killing his girlfriend six years ago while hiking Eagle Creek Trail pleaded not guilty to murder Monday.

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On the corner of Rand and Canine

All eyes are on Cobey the dog, who would not leave the car after a Tuesday afternoon two-car collision until his owner was out.