Tongue Twister Tourney returns Feb. 26

Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) has announced the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament will take place on Feb. 26, at a new location – Butler Bank Social Cub, 301 Oak St.

Wheat Foundation offers scholarship

The Oregon Wheat Foundation will dole out up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.

HRVHS hosts FTC Robotics League Championships Saturday

Six FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotics teams from Hood River County schools will compete Saturday at Hood River Valley High School after the last of eight League Play competitions this season was held Jan. 7.

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Recycling projects help robotics teams advance

Two Hood River First Lego League (FFL) robotics teams brought home trophies for the first time from the FLL State Robotics Tournament in Hillsboro last weekend.

Lights out: Going dark in the Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents Lights Out: Going Dark in the Columbia Gorge, on Friday, Jan. 22. Bob Yoesle will talk about the effects and hazards of light pollution.

‘Past and Present of Herbal Medicine’ Jan. 16

Local Sue Kusch will present “The Past and Future of Herbal Medicine” at the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 16 beginning at 2 p.m.

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Wyden calls for hike in minimum wage

Senator talks work-force, grad rates at HR town hall

Sen. Ron Wyden hit Hood River on his January town hall sweep.

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Rotary dictionary program comes to Horizon

A tradition that has spanned the past 20 years continued at Horizon Christian School on Tuesday morning.

Community Foundation looks ahead to 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, the Gorge Community Foundation provided more than $100,000 in grants and scholarships ($112,000) in 2015 to more than 50 organizations or institutions in the Columbia Gorge.

Local students make honor roll at OSU

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Fall term have been announced by Oregon State University.

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Ann Harris wins OSUEA award

Ann Harris, second from left, Columbia Gorge Open Campus coordinator with Oregon State University Extension Service in Hood River and Wasco counties, has been awarded the OSUEA Diversity Multicultural Team Award for the statewide Juntos Program during the Extension Services Annual Conference Awards Program held Dec. 9 in Corvallis.

Food drive totals updated

Hood River Valley High School food drive in November and December raised $12,200, announced Chuck Bugge of Hood River FISH Food Bank.

Education Foundation meets students’ needs

Disparities in family income present a growing challenge for Hood River County students, and the New Year will bring a bold strategy to help address that concern.

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Students of History

Students stand with Sarah Segal in a recent assembly at Hood River Middle School when Segal received the Oregon History Teacher of the Year award.

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‘Fistula Project’ effort gets Gorge support

Local blueberry farmer serves as ambassador for program to improve health for women in Uganda

Linda Chamberlain appreciates the Gorge-wide support she’s received in her work with The Fistula Project at Kitovu Hospital in Uganda.