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Kid-friendly events to take you through this weekend — and beyond

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Below is a listing of events and activities suitable for — or in support of — children.

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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

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Rescuers help injured hiker near Horsetail

Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers provided mutual aid Thursday to an injured hiker near Horsetail Falls area west of Cascade Locks.

Envirogorge offers Nature Space Awards

The Hood River nonprofit advocacy organization Envirogorge is renewing its Nature Space Awards for 2015.

HRV Fashion Club hosts youth fashion camp

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

HR Port updating airport safety steps

The Port of Hood River is eyeing some changes at Ken Jernstedt Airfield to boost safety on the runway.

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Minnie Herman hits 104, keeps moving forward

Minnie Herman celebrated her 104th birthday Thursday, surrounded by friends and family, and still full of life.

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Holly Webster brings Tooth Fairy to life

If your preschooler or kindergartener says the Tooth Fairy came for a visit at school, chances are this is not a new imaginary friend they’re talking about.

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Rotary stops Wine and Pear Festival

Return of event is possible; club places its focus on other projects

Rotary traded carpentry and weeding for pears and wine this spring.

Police Log, March 16 to 22

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

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Parkdale principal gets "Frozen" to make good on bet with students

A dress never bothered Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg at least not when it came to singing his own version of the "Frozen" hit "Let it go."

Decoding Dyslexia Chapter shares its message in Salem

Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Education regarding Senate Bill 612 on March 17. Parents, teachers, students, professionals and elected officials testified at the legislative hearing and supporters of the bill packed hearing room C as well as two overflow rooms.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Logan is the perfect family pet

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

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

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Of Dirty Fingers and holy water: Sunday riders receive blessing of the bicycles

Sunday morning brought a unique pre-ride event at Dirty Fingers Cycles on 13th: a blessing of the bicycles.