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Become a ‘Gorge Master Naturalist’

The Columbia River Gorge is a place of amazing beauty, diverse ecosystems, outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources. It is a place where the line that separates human beings from the natural world largely overlaps.

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Taste local fare for SMART on Feb. 22

Local food and drink and a silent auction will highlight the first “SMART Sip,” a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties.

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Yasui Tribute Youth essay contest calls for entries

Oregon middle-school and high-school students have the opportunity to learn about local civil-rights hero Minoru Yasui and enter an essay contest sponsored by the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Minoru Yasui Tribute Project.

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Sales Tax Hearing

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold the second and final hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 on the proposed sales tax measure that could go before voters in May.

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Flags Lowered: Victims in Parkland, Fla.

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Be heart SMART

February is American Heart Month, and despite years of awareness campaigns, many people are surprised to find out heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The good news is, it is a very preventable disease.

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Schools okay Local Option resolution

Voters in Hood River County will be asked on May 15 to renew a district tax known as Local Option Levy. Hood River County School Board approved the resolution to refer the five-year levy (LOC) to voters in its meeting Wednesday.

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HRV swimming takes district title

The Hood River Valley swim team continued its dominant season last weekend with first and second place team finishes at the Columbia River Conference District Swim Meet in Hood River.

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School District breaks ground for first new building in 49 years

“We’re going to be witnessing a transformation here,” said Superintendent Dan Goldman at the start of the new May Street School project Feb. 12, welcoming a crowd of 100 or so people that included students, staff, school board, construction crew, and community members.

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Classical Flash Mob

Gorge Sinfonietta members perform at Walmart last week in one of several “Flash Mob” musical performances at local stores to call attention to the ensemble’s Beethoven concerts in March.

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