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Cycle of empowerment: Girl Up club hosts film, fundraisers to help young women globally

HRVHS Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation club, is hosting a three-part movie series to raise money for School Cycle, which sends bikes to Malawi and Guatemala so that girls can get to school. The event was Tuesday, but it is just one part of a new set of efforts by young women at Hood River Valley High School.

District holds College Night

Wednesday, Oct. 4 is Junior and Senior College Information Night at Hood River Valley High School, as well as College Colors Day throughout the school district.

Gorge Works hosts career tours for Manufacturing Day

Gorge Works is celebrating National Manufacturing Day, with business tours and other events on Thursday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 6, designed to let people know about the job and training opportunities available in the Columbia Gorge.

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Pick of the Week: Fermentation bus visits farmers’ market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting author Tara Whitsitt for a book signing on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets in downtown Hood River.

National Merit nominates HRVHS seniors

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has named Hood River Valley High School seniors Brynnan Burns, Levi Geller, Katherine McElderry, Carson Orr and Ella Rand as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, HRVHS principal Rich Polkinghorn announced.

Rysavy named Merit semifinalist

Lea W. Rysavy, a Hood River home school student, is one of 16,000 semi-finalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Plan Bee: Students create Gorge-wide pollinators sculpture project

Good things come in small spaces.

Next Door Inc.’s Summer Youth Employment program ‘win-win-win’

This summer, The Next Door employed several youth, including two crew leaders, through a grant-funded program called Summer Youth Employment.

CGCC board launches president search

Lori Ufford named for interim position starting Sept. 30

Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president,

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

HRCSD to close early Sept. 14

Just In: The Hood River County School District is releasing all students two hours early today, Thursday, Sept. 14, due to worsening air quality conditions.

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Siblings find summer a good place to start helping FISH food banks

When teachers ask what Leah and Ren Sandahl did over summer vacation, they’ll hear something a little different than the traditional tales of camps and trips.

Time for students to go back to school

What’s old is new in some schools as the 2017-18 year starts up.

Gorge kids do well at State Spelling

A girl from The Dalles won her division and a Hood River boy took second at the Oregon State Fair Spelling Championship.

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Smoke, fire disrupts start of new school year

“We had a unique first full day.”

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