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ODA holds Odell Creek Strategic Implementation Area event Feb. 8 at Wy’east Middle School

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) invites the public to an open house covering the results of a recent agricultural lands evaluation conducted in the Hood River area.

Illustrated poetry contest announced

Hood River County School District is sponsoring an Illustrated Poetry Writing Contest for students in elementary, middle and high school. Submissions are due Feb. 15 to school librarians.

Class Notes for Jan. 28

Decker nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy; Rigert named to President’s List; MSU announces Dean’s List

Keep these heart healthy super foods in mind

February is heart month, so it is a great time to try to add any of these items to your grocery basket to help improve your heart health:

Columbia Gorge ESD seeks superintendent

During the Jan. 18 board of director’s meeting of the Columbia Gorge Education Service District, the board selected a search firm that will assist the ESD in finding a permanent superintendent.

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‘Eagle Watch’ Jan. 28 at Dalles Dam

Every year, bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.

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Robotics tournament

Steelheads of Hood River Valley High School won the Inspire Award, the highest honor at the First Robotics regional qualifier Sunday at the school.

Ninth ‘Death Café‘ scheduled for Jan. 25

The Hood River Library will host its ninth Death Café on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

State Capital Page program seeks teen applicants for 2017

The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.

Toastmasters club begins Youth Leadership Program

Toastmasters is an opportunity to gain confidence in front of an audience, build leadership skills, and can help with a range of professional growth skills from job interviews to promotions.

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‘Strong People’ classes expand

OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.

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Argentine visitor expands horizons in Hood River visit

Seventeen-year-old Sofía Pugnaloni, from Argentina, has a talent for learning English.

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

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Library celebrates updated children’s area

New shelves, furniture and Nilsson mural

Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area of the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. This kid-friendly event starts with wacky Mo Phillips and his band, followed by food, games, prizes and more. Meet the artists and craftsmen who worked on this project.

GTA hosts presentation on OSU drone programs

Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) will host a Jan. 24 presentation on how Oregon State University (OSU) is using unmanned (or “drone”) systems on land, in the air and on-water/ underwater in faculty and student research.

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