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HRVHS hosts winter clothing exchange

Hood River Valley High School is seeking lightly used winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves for students who can’t afford new items. Community members are asked to drop off donations to the front office. Students are also bringing in donations.

Next Door parenting program starts March 1

Enrich your child’s life and your own by attending the “Incredible Years” parenting program on Wednesdays beginning March 1 in English.

Death cafe returns to library Feb. 22

The Hood River Library will host a Death Café on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Neumann-Rea receives state SMART Volunteer of the Year

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) has announced its 2017 statewide Volunteer of the Year, recognizing an individual who makes an exceptional contribution to the organization.

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Robotics Winners

Last weekend, six Hood River Valley High School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams competed in Super Qualifiers in Portland.

‘Tongue Twister’ features past champs Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.

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‘Sticker Shock’

The Hood River Valley High School HEALTH Media and HOSA (Health Occupation Services of America) clubs joined forces Feb. 2 to spread the word that sharing alcohol with minors is a dangerous sport — just in time for the Super Bowl.

School budget cuts are certain, superintendent says

Making up days is one thing — making up a budget shortfall is another.

Cancelations and notices for Feb. 9

We will update this list as information comes in.

Cascade Volcanoes virtual tour Feb. 17

Take a virtual tour of the Cascade Volcanoes with Dr. Tom Pierson on Friday, Feb. 17 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. An optional dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. presentation.

First Lego Youth Robotics info session planned Feb. 15

Parents and teachers of young students interested in robotics are invited to an information session for First Lego League Jr. on Feb. 15.

Cancelations for Feb. 7

Cancelations for Feb. 7:

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Snow Days: School calendar extended until June 16

Hood River County School District and Hood River Education Association, the certified employees’ union, agreed Wednesday on changes to the 2016-17 school calendar as a result of the many hours of instructional time lost due to weather in January.

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School Board selects Rich Truax to fill post

On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service.

Jan Virk: ‘It’s truly been an honor’

One of Hood River County’s longest-standing elected officials left stepped out of the public eye last month after 18 years of service.

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