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Elks chose Emmons, Muñoz as March ‘Students of the Month’

Denali Emmons and Blanca Muñoz, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks Students of the Month for the month of March. Each student received a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

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Coe Primary turns 100

A crowd of former students, teachers and administrators, many with old photographs and other memorabilia to share, gathered at Coe Primary Building Thursday to celebrate the building’s 100th birthday.

Going Solar: Amateur astronomer provides safe view of our nearest neighborhood star

“What we’re doing is reducing the brightness of the sun by 100,000 times,” Bob Yoesle said of his solar viewing telescope system that he brought to The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles last Saturday afternoon.

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Stop-motion animator shares her skills

Emmy-award winning animator Teresa Drilling of Portland visited Hood River recently for a series of school and after-school workshops on stop-motion animation, which she terms “an esoteric little art form.”

CGCC hikes fees and tuition to fill budget deficit

Students attending Columbia Gorge Community College this fall will see a tuition increase of $6 per credit hour and a new $25 admission fee for registering students as the institution seeks to fill a budget gap of $748,000 for the upcoming year. A number of current fees were also increased.

Washougal board picks name for new school

After much discussion, the Washougal School Board has selected a name for its newest elementary school.

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Robbie Smith joins Discovery Center as director of education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is welcoming Robbie Smith as the new director of education, following the retirement of Steve Thompson, who has held the position for the past 12 years. He began work at the museum on April 12.

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GEM hosts annual awards dinner May 1

Friends and members of Gorge-area faith communities are invited to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ annual celebration on May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

24th Annual White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO Silent Auction April 29

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will hold its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding. The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to have students attending White Salmon schools to participate.

Deadlines near for CGCC, OREA scholarships

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation full-year scholarship application is available. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits per term, which can only be used at CGCC. Applications can be found in the CGCC Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River, as well as online at www.cgcc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

HRCSD to hold ‘Kindergarten Roundup’

The Hood River County School District will hold their annual “Kindergarten Roundup” during the week of May 2-6.

‘The Big One’: Cascadia subduction earthquake event April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.

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