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Sign-ups begin for Community Work Day

Hood River Valley High School is supporting the 17th annual Community Work Day Thursday, May 1. Though the event is more than a month away, businesses and other sponsors, as well as potential recipients, may sign up any time.

HRV seeks judges for speech tourney

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team is hosting the OSAA District 9 Speech and Debate Championships this year, on April 5 from 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m.

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School Board hears bleak fiscal picture

One percent, or five, is not enough, says Dan Goldman.

HR Reads kicks off Sunday

Hood River starts with a community gathering Sunday, but is underlined by a moral question.

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‘New’ principal for HRVHS

Meet the new principal: same as the old principal.

RET career fair returns

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. This career fair attracts highly skilled RET students with experience in electrical systems, mechanical systems, and electronics with a focus on the renewable-energy industry.

New AARP course held at Down Manor

An all-new AARP Safe Driver Class will be held March 12-13 from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Providence Down Manor, 1950 Sterling Place, Hood River.

Hood River County is reading William Stafford

Hood River County Reads, an annual community reading adventure, returns this month.

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School District faces $800K in budget cuts

When Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, it will meet the new high school principal, and hear updates on the community-wide sports field analysis and the proposed changes in school bus runs and school starting times.

Robotics ‘Channel 4’ team advances

Channel 4 News Team — Russel Grim, Will Lamer, Charles Sutherland and Myles Cameron — advanced to Super Regionals in California with its performance last weekend at the Oregon First Technology Challenge competition at Benson Tech High School in Portland.

‘Six Steps’ seminar happens March 12

Green Home Construction hosts a free seminar on March 12, “Six Steps to a Successful Building Project,” 6:30-8 p.m. at Viento’s new tasting room at 301 Country Club Road, just west of Frankton Road.

Cohn, Dolan Elks ‘Most Valuable Student’ scholars

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs, of which the “Most Valuable Student” is one. (This does not include any awards from the local level.)

Marble leads sophomore sweep in Poetry Out Loud

Sophia Marble won the 2014 Hood River Poetry Out Loud competition, edging two other sophomores for the top honor.

Weekly ‘Pencil Pushers’ creative writing workshop for all genres starts March 7

Writers of all skill levels and genres are welcome to join “Pencil Pushers,” a weekly creative writing workshop series taught by Lois Colton.

Digital photography classes offered this spring

Jurgen Hess of Hood River leads two photography classes this spring. The classes cost $70 each. This is what is covered in each class: