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‘Speak up’ contest: HRV video named safety finalist

“The Slip Up,” a one-minute, 26-second video produced by Hood River Valley High School High school students, is one of seven finalist videos from across the state created to bolster awareness about workplace that are full of drama, music, humor, and engaging characters — all with the central message, “Speak up. Work safe.”

Thomsen, Johnson urge Measure 98 funding

As policymakers approach budget decisions in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, legislators from Hood River are concerned that the state might not fund Measure 98, a high school improvement initiative.

Learning opportunities offered to Odell watershed residents

The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.

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Mathletes score well at Regional Competition

Hood River County School District represented well at the 11th Annual Columbia Gorge Regional Middle School Math Competition on Saturday, March 11 at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.

Patterson wins first in speech tournament

Hood River Valley High School junior Ruby Patterson won first place in Original Oratory at the March 4 Oregon City High School Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.

Schools listen to budget suggestions

Cuts will happen, but maybe not to teaching jobs, in the next two years for Hood River County School District.

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‘Hood River County Reads’ book gathering starts Sunday

Hood River County Reads program kicks off on March 19.

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Tsuruta guests

Junior high school students from Tsuruta, Japan, teach their host families how to play “menko,” a traditional Japanese game that involves throwing colorful, round disks decorated with drawings or pictures at a welcome dinner in their honor at the Hood River Saddle Club on Monday.

State offers free Medicare classes

Every day, state Medicare experts hear from people who missed a Medicare deadline, face a penalty or paid more for health or drug insurance than they should have.

‘Spring Fling’ event comes to MCCOG

The community is invited to a Spring Fling Open House at Mid-Columbia Council of Governments-Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, March 14 from 1-2 p.m. at 1113 Kelly Ave., The Dalles.

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Wy’east FLL ‘Pandroids’ headed to Worlds

Wy’east Middle School eighth graders Cam Amer, Grace Guertin, Toby Fenner and Jason Fellow — The Pandroids — took the Championship trophy at last weekend’s First Lego League (FLL) State robotics tournament at Glenco High School in Hillsboro, and are now headed to the World Competition.

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CELEBRATING YASUI and SOCIAL JUSTICE: Museum hosts new exhibit

“WHEREAS the successful prosecution of war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage…” read the opening words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Order 9066. Through that sweeping executive action Roosevelt gave the military control over the U.S. civilian population at the onset of World War II.

Fourth annual ‘Seed Share’ comes March 18

Rockford Grange's fourth annual Seed Share is on Saturday, March 18 from 2-5 p.m., co-sponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network.

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Hood River Valley High School awarded Nike grant

For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.

Hood River Elks Lodge names Johnston, Gray Students of the Month

Nathan Johnston and Kristen Gray, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the February Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.

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