‘Incredible Years’ parenting classes begin on July 13

‘Incredible Years’ Parents can enrich their child’s life and their own by attending the “Incredible Years” 12-week parenting program starting Wednesday, July 13. The series will be held at The Next Door office in The Dalles at 318 W. Second St.

Police Log, June 6 to 11

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

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A carnival to take on cancer

Luminaria remain, but changes abound in revamped ‘Relay For Life’ July 9 at Hood River Marina

This year’s Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

Sports camps make exercise fun

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of sports camps for children and teens available to keep them healthy and active during the break. Here are three:

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Health focus: Skin cancer

Skin cancer facts to know, starting with this one: Melanoma accounts for only one percent of all skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.

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A SENSE OF CONNECTION: One Community Health begins cherry orchard visits

On June 16, certified community health workers, medical providers and volunteers from One Community Health (OCH) began visiting local cherry orchards to connect personally with an estimated 500 migrant farmworkers.

Healing, Freestyle: Hood River boy, 11 gets creative with designers at Nike

Corwin Carr, 11, Hood River, is one of six Oregon children selected to participate in a unique shoe design exhibition known as Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Stirn resigns from parks

McCarthy, fellow directors wrangle on oversight questions

Longtime Parks Director Lori Stirn will leave Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in September

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‘A stand needs to happen after the grief’: Arts Center vigil will honor Orlando lives lost

Violinist Matthew McCravey plays a lament during a vigil at Waterfront Park Wednesday to honor those who died last weekend in the Orlando nightclub massacre.

ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

Planning commission denies DeeTour hotel

A hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, has been blocked.

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Peace Fellowship awards Boonstra

Columbia River Fellowship for Peace has presented the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship to Charley Boostra.

The Next Door celebrates 45th anniversary

The Next Door is about to celebrate 45 years in the Gorge.

Gamez named to CGCC board

J. Carmen (Carmelo) Gamez, a longtime resident of The Dalles, has been appointed to succeed M.D. Van Valkenburgh in Position One on the Columbia Gorge Community College board of directors.

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El Mercado del Valle comes to Odell Thursday

El Mercado del Valle, Gorge Grown Food Network’s farmers’ market and community gathering space in Odell, returns Thursday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive in downtown Odell. That’s right: a new time and location near the landmark Odell Methodist Church.