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Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.

Free discussion about cross-cultural ideas of life and death

Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.

Elks Lodge honors Acosta, Sanchez as December Students of the Month

AnnElise Acosta and Ibette Sanchez have been selected as December Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at the Elks Lodge weekly meeting.

Gorge First Tech Challenge comes to The Dalles Jan. 31

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament on Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.).

Class Notes: Gray, Gallagher, Norton earn honors

Lauren Gray, of Hood River, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University.

School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

Scholar of the Month program starts at HRV

In an effort to highlight and recognize outstanding students, Hood River Valley High School recently instituted a Scholar of the Month program.

Applications due Feb. 9 for Kids’ Gorge Soup

Kids’ Gorge Soup returns Feb. 26.

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Parkdale Elementary spreads holiday cheer to HR Care Center residents

Residents travel to Parkdale to meet with students

December was service project month at Parkdale Elementary School, and 30 Hood River Care Center residents were the recipients of concentrated holiday cheer

Breastfeeding support group looks to 2015

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time. The group is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant who listens and guides the discussion.

CGCC seeks applicants to serve on budget committee

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Wasco and Hood River County for consideration to be appointed to a three-year term as a Budget Committee member.

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2014 in review

Land use squabbles, marijuana dispensaries, budget woes, and a historic win for the HRVHS soccer team were just some of the many stories the Hood River news reported on in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from each month. Stories are categorized by the month in which they were published.

Walden nominates HRV’s Stan Ochesky

Stanley (Stan) Ocheskey, son of Brent and Emily Ocheskey of Hood River, attending Hood River Valley High School, has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy.