Long-time Hood River Municipal Court Judge and well-known local attorney Will Carey passed away over the weekend at the age of 76. The City of Hood River confirmed the passing of Carey in a release Monday morning announcing municipal court matters scheduled for Tuesday are being postponed to February 13. Carey served as Hood River’s Municipal Court Judge for 37 years. He also was legal counsel for Hood River County for a number of years, and was still handling land-use matters for the County along with providing legal guidance to NORCOR. Carey was a graduate of the University of Oregon law school, and maintained a private law practice in Hood River since 1974. Carey served as a U.S. Army Captain in Vietnam, and received military honors for injuries sustained during the Tet Offensive in 1968. He was active in numerous service organizations in Hood River. City officials said he would be remembered for his sincere caring for all defendants who entered his courtroom and for his longstanding commitment to the community. Judge Pro Tem Ruben Cleaveland will serve as Hood River Municipal Judge on an interim basis. People with matters before the Court are advised to call 541-386-3942 if alternative scheduling arrangements are needed.