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Author Kristy Athens at Library on Aug. 22

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens.

Grave Matters Discussion Series holds advance directive workshop

Join the Grave Matters Discussion Series for an Advance Directive workshop at the Hood River Library on August 19 at 6 p.m. Learn what an advance directive is, how to complete one, and why it is important to have conversations about end-of-life care, including tips for making the conversation accessible, meaningful, and fun! Registration required.

Peace Walk, talk and tea take place July 29

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, for a nuclear free future in respect for all life, will be in Bingen, White Salmon and Hood River on July 29.

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Belinda Ballah guides Prevention Department

Belinda Ballah, the County’s new Prevention Department Director, brings a fresh perspective and longtime community experience, to helping Hood River kids grow up healthy.

Governor signs ‘landmark’ college bill at CGCC in Hood River, tours businesses

Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.

Tech alliance to focus on STEM ed in Gorge

The Goldendale Sentinel reports the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.

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Governor here Friday for first visit to Hood River

Kate Brown will sign affordable college bill at CGCC, tour pFriem

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will pay Hood River a visit Friday.

David Russo helms HR School Board

Staff previews process for facility planning update

In its lone meeting for July, Hood River County School Board on Wednesday welcomed two new members and assigned a new chair and vice-chair.

Governor to speak: Leaders For Tomorrow calls alumni to brunch

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, July 17 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Organizers are looking for alumni of the program, originally called Leadership for Youth (a.k.a. Chamber Leaders) with students from Hood River Valley, Cascade Locks and Summit (now Horizon) Christian Schools.

Grave Matters discussion series: funerary practices and green burials

Join in the discussion of funerary rituals and modes of remembering at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

Lions provide sight screenings this weekend in CL

The Columbia Gorge Lions Club will host its 40th annual Sternwheeler Days Festival in Cascade Locks June 26-28. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation will also be on hand June 28 to conduct free state-of-the-art sight screenings for children.

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Teen rescues Punchbowl Falls swimmer

Barros honored as ‘Crag Rat for the day’

It was a big week for Claudia Barros — the 17-year-old graduated from high school Friday and saved a woman from drowning near Punchbowl Falls Sunday.

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Cascade Locks School, supporters celebrate Walk/Ride to School Month

Twelve students won new bikes, scooters and skateboards during the Walk/Ride to School event in May. Cascade Locks School’s PTO challenged businesses and organizations to make donations to purchase the items with the group donating the most money winning two hours of community service from the school.

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HRV students continue streamside enhancement

Cleaning out your desk in the final days of school is one thing.

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Senior members of the Hood River Valley High School Chamber Singers share a light moment before their final performance Friday during Class of 2015 Commencement.

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