HR Education Foundation offers scholarships

Scholarships for students currently enrolled in college are offered through the Hood River County Education Foundation, with applications due July 1, 2015.

Performing arts director nominated for Tony award

Mosier Schools’ Performing Arts Director Betsy Oslund Harmon has been nominated for a Tony award. Community members and current and former students nominated Harmon for the national award, “Excellence in Theatre Education,” on Sunday, March 31, 2015 with letters of reference and a three-minute video tribute.

Teen arrested in Washougal High bomb threat

Washougal — Police arrested a teenager Thursday in connection with a bomb threat made earlier last week at Washougal High School.

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Odell celebration honors school, community leaders

A diverse cast of leaders was honored at Mid Valley Elementary School in Odell Thursday night.

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So long and ‘See You Again’

The time is nearly here: commencement events for the Class of 2015.

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HRV Engineering Fair highlights long list of First Friday events

A unique “pizza” party is planned for downtown Hood River on Friday.

Washington teachers rally for education funding

Camas, Washougal educators protest Washington state budget

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

School wildlife gardens win Envirogorge award

White Salmon — Whitson Elementary ’s Schoolyard Habitat program received Envirogorge’s Nature Space Award last Thursday.

Health group launches ‘Hospital Guide’

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide (, according to a press release. The new website displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. This is the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort, OAHHS officials said

Write on: schools offer contest

The Hood River Public Schools writing competition is on.

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‘What you do is heroic’: School District honors retiring educators

Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.

Reunion concert May 23 at HRMS

Outgoing HRVHS music director Mark Steighner will lead the May 23 reunion choir concert at 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School auditorium (a previous article contained the wrong location).

HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.