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Tyson Miller gains ag experience, has fun, in FFA

Tyson Miller, 16, Hood River Valley High School sophomore, has been busy the past few weeks, helping get ready for the school’s 8th Annual FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction fundraiser, held today (April 25) in the HRVHS cafeteria and Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

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Experiencing Blossom Time

Fair weather shines on valley events: more this weekend

While most agreed that Saturday was the busier day, the weekend’s warm, sunny weather brought scores of visitors to the valley for the second weekend of Blossom Time.

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Pelinti Pizza opens in Pizzicato location

Pizzicato Hood River has a new name — but lots of familiar food and faces.

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

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Saving ‘speed demons’: Mosier residents do impromptu salmon rescue

About 16 or so volunteers gathered at Rock Creek in Mosier to help Coho salmon fry reach the Columbia River on Thursday morning.

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Divide and culture: Jackie Shaw leads club plant sale

No one is quite sure how long the Odell Garden Club has been putting on their annual Blossom Fest plant sale — it’s estimated at around 20 or 30 years — but whatever the tally, it’s the club’s largest fundraiser.

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Artist Robin Panzer employs ancient ‘new’ medium

Hood River’s Robin Panzer is a Chigiri-e artist — an ancient Japanese art form (Heian period, 794-1185) that uses layers of hand torn colored paper to create images that, when completed, resemble a textured painting. Although it’s an old technique, she unknowingly stumbled upon it in 2011.

Head Start programs earn 5-star rating

Two of Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Head Start facilities — Country Club and Parkdale — recently received the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) five-star rating from the state of Oregon.

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Baby blanket drive supports hospital’s perinatal loss program

Cameron Teems, RNC-OB, Family Birth Center nurse at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, is organizing a special collection of baby blankets April 13-17.

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Jim Dummer ‘lovin’ it’ at McDonald’s

Jim Dummer has been Director of Operations for Gorge-area McDonald’s since 2009, but to get there, he worked his way up through the ranks, from a part-time crew to grill crew to counter to store manager to general manager to supervisor to director — with many steps in between.

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