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Security concerns at CGCC highlight board meeting

April 29 incident prompts calls for review of safety policies, procedures

Faculty members and a student voiced strong concerns over safety policies and procedures at Columbia Gorge Community College facilities in Tuesday’s board meeting at Indian Creek campus.

Host families sought for international students

EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school cultural exchange, is seeking host families in the Hood River area. Host families open their homes to a 15-18 year old from countries around the world who come to the U.S. to attend one or two semesters of high school. Through the exchange experience, both student and family get the chance to learn about a new culture and potentially establish a lifelong bond.

Klindt’s book drive helps build up NORCOR library

Maximizing on the popularity of their annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Booksellers is kicking off a two-week long book drive to benefit the library for incarcerated students at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR).

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‘Rejection Proof’ author Jia Jiang visits HRV

‘Rejection is really just an opinion’

Don’t let your fear of rejection hold you back.

Young Voices: HRVHS Speech and Debate team takes second at state

This year, 11 members of Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate team took a trip to Western Oregon University April 23-25. In the end, they attained second in the 5A school division, the best showing ever from the team. These students had all placed either first or second place at district competition, and were competing at the state level.

Family support starts at birth with Home Visiting Connection

If you have visited your medical provider recently, you may have seen brochures that advertise a Home Visiting Connection.

Trout Lake students win ‘Bikes for Books’

Two students at Trout Lake School were awarded bikes as part of the White Salmon Masonic Lodge’s 2015 “Bikes for Books” program. Dasher Evans and Nia Burtchaell-Norman took home shiny two-wheelers as a celebration of their excellence in reading.

HRVHS Speech and Debate team takes second at state

Eleven members of Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate team took second in the 5A school division at the state championship, held April 23-25 at Western Oregon University.

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School Board candidates respond to local issues

Three people are vying for the Hood River County School Board Position 1, on the May 19 ballot.

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‘Remembering the Year 1980’: Lloyd presents slide show of St. Helens

Local photographer Darryl Lloyd will present “Remembering the Year 1980” at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson on May 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcanic Views and Brews Scenic Pub Lecture Series, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the mountain’s eruption.

Part 2: The Girl From Ipanema...

Starting in the late 1990s, I endured a stretch of my life when every single morning of every single day for five years I woke up with the same song stuck in my head.

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GTA’s STEM Career Day inspires career ideas for Gorge students

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its second-annual STEM Career Day for students in the region on Friday, April 24, in The Dalles.

CGCC Foundation hosts event series, ‘Gorge Gatherings,’ to start on May 13

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation invites residents to participate in the 2015 Columbia Gorge Gatherings series, benefiting the CGCC Foundation endowment.

Community Resiliency Programs continue May 2

Stevenson Grange 121’s 2015 Community Resiliency Programs continue with a Walk-In Plant Clinic given by the Central Gorge Chapter of the OSU Master Gardeners (Hood River) and a Seed and Plant Swap, on Saturday, May 2, from 12 to 3 p.m., in the Stevenson Community Library Gallery.

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A taste of HRVHS cinema May 8

The first ever Hood River Independent Film Festival is coming to Hood River Valley High School on Friday, May 8. Catch the action at the high school’s Bowe Theater at 7 p.m.