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Fire incident conference meets in Vancouver

Agencies from region look at 2015 fire season

The 2015 Northwest Incident Management Team Review Conference will be held in Vancouver on April 7 – 10 at the Vancouver Convention Center.

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$100K for education in first 15 years

When shoppers at Rosauers pick up a tasty organic apple from the “School Aid” bin, many are unaware that they’re fueling robots — and a new generation of engineers.

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With School Aid purchase, ‘You just gave money to kids’

“You do this to this apple, it becomes something different.”

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Rescuers help injured hiker near Horsetail

Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers provided mutual aid Thursday to an injured hiker near Horsetail Falls area west of Cascade Locks.

HRV Fashion Club hosts youth fashion camp

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

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Parkdale principal gets "Frozen" to make good on bet with students

A dress never bothered Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg at least not when it came to singing his own version of the "Frozen" hit "Let it go."

Decoding Dyslexia Chapter shares its message in Salem

Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Education regarding Senate Bill 612 on March 17. Parents, teachers, students, professionals and elected officials testified at the legislative hearing and supporters of the bill packed hearing room C as well as two overflow rooms.

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

Wy’east Students participate in Math Challenge on Pi Day

Henkle Middle School in White Salmon held its annual regional Middle School Math competition last weekend, appropriately on Pi Day, 3/14/15.

Familiar faces, new places: School district announces three local hires

Hood River County School District announced three new hires Friday, all education leaders from in town. The schools will see a new athletic director at Hood River Valley High School, a new principal at Mid Valley Elementary School and a new district transportation supervisor.

What about the ‘White Out’? Professor leads ‘conversation’ on race Sunday at Library

Hood River County Reads hosts Oregon Humanities Conversation Program

Although 2010 Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Kempf, Walker win Daughters of the American Revolution awards

Members of the Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 18 at the Hood River Fire Station for their monthly club meeting, honoring two Hood River high school students in the process.

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College board member calls for CGCC president Toda to resign

Stu Watson cites poor leadership but his motion gets no second

Columbia Gorge Community College board member Stu Watson called for CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda to step down on Tuesday.

HRVHS seeks employers for Community Work Day

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

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May Street, Wy’east, S. Wasco advance to Oregon Battle of Books State event

On March 15, schools from Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco counties competed in the Region 4 East Tournament of Oregon Battle of the Books at The Dalles Middle School.