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Letters to the Editor for April 29

Faux recycling, Why I’m running, Sessions misinformed, more

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Library District wins award for Odell Library Express project

The Hood River Library District has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Ready to Read Grant Project Award for its Odell Library Express bus project.

OSU spring plant sale canceled

The annual OSU Central Gorge Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, has been cancelled due to the combination of a cold, wet spring and lack of access to a greenhouse. The greenhouse is needed to start vegetable plants, while the cold and wet weather delayed digging and potting of perennial flowers and shrubs.

HRVHS music students win spots at state championships in May

Hood River Valley High School music students are headed to the State Choir and Band Championships. Both the HRVHS Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers have qualified. Dan Kenealy, band and choir teacher, said the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers performed at a music contest in Pendleton, Ore., on March 22.

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Summer youth employment at Next Door

May 1 is the deadline to apply for Summer Youth Employment jobs, a program of The Next Door. This program helps youth learn valuable new skills via trail stewardship work.

Patterson takes second at Oregon Speech event

Ruby Patterson won second place in Original Oratory at the OSAA State Speech competition on April 22.

Delta Kappa marks 50 years, holds Spring Fling Bingo May 13

Delta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The group was chartered in November 1966 in Hood River. Delta Kappa holds numerous fundraisers and has supported St. Jude Research Hospital, Oregon Easter Seals, Hospice, local scholarships, FISH Food Bank, the animal shelter, Relay for Life and more.

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Steelhead Robotics returns from World event

Robotics team Steelhead from Hood River Valley High School participated in the First FTC Worlds competition in Houston, Texas, last week.

Local students named to OSU honor roll

A total of 1,241 Oregon State University students earned 4.0 GPA and have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for Winter term. Another 4,481 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing.

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Destination Imagination team prepares for Global Finals

A group of 11- and 12-year-olds from the Gorge goes to the Destination Imagination Global Finals next month at the University of Tennessee.

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Earth Day at Nichols Area

On April 22 Columbia Riverkeeper hosted an Earth Day Cleanup with support from Footwise Hood River and the Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters host pool party

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 23 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ seminar May 16 at Anderson’s Tribute Center

Anderson’s Tribute Center, 14th and Belmont, Hood River, hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

‘Persistent pain’ education classes begin May 4 at Hood River Therapy

Persistent pain affects 100 million Americans and imposes societal costs estimated between $560-635 billion annually. Treatment approaches focused on medications, injections and surgeries are not always effective for many patients dealing with persistent pain.

Russell J. Young at Hood River Library on May 10

The Hood River Library will host photographer Russell J. Young for a multimedia presentation about his collaborative photography and poetry book, called “In the Mist,” on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Man flees police, dies in cliff fall

A 20-year-old Goldendale man suspected of shoplifting from Walmart fell to his death Sunday, April 23 after reportedly trying to evade authorities.

HR Farmers’ Market opens May 6 for season

Hood River Farmers Market returns to the Fifth and Columbia Parking Lot — across from Full Sail — Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will return each Saturday through Nov. 18. Parking in the lot is free.

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Riding for salmon

A trio of Idaho women rode horses through Hood River Thursday, just one leg of their nearly 1,000-mile journey from Astoria to central Idaho drawing attention the strife of endangered salmon.

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New cideries debut at Hard Pressed Cider Fest

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for two of Oregon’s newest cider makers to have a “pouring-out party.”

Six in a row for Hood River girls lacrosse after rout of Rams

HRV beats Central Catholic 16-4

It was a familiar scene for the HRV girls lacrosse team Tuesday evening in Portland, as the Eagles got their sixth consecutive blowout victory, this time dispatching the Central Catholic Rams 16-4 at Delta Park.

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