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Gus Hedberg to serve as principal at Parkdale

With the retirement of Kim Vogel, principal at both Parkdale Elementary and Cascade Locks Elementary, Supt. Dan Goldman has developed a plan to provide needed, continuous leadership at both schools.

Horizon Christian School receives school improvement grant

Horizon Christian School has applied for, and received a school improvement grant which provides for three additional staff positions beginning in September 2014.

Students plan First Friday Engineering Fair

Payton Rigert and Victoria Kohner-Flanahan have a mission. These two students from Hood River Valley High School want to help the community learn about all the amazing engineering opportunities in our classrooms and businesses.

Local students earn Ford Foundation scholarships

The Ford Family Foundation has selected 104 students from Oregon and 16 students from Siskiyou County, Calif., as new Ford Scholars. This year’s Ford Scholars were chosen from 5,282 applicants.

Mata and Merten are Elks Students of the Month

Tabitha Merten and Frida Mata, both Hood River Valley High School students, were chosen as Students of the Month for May by the Hood River Elks Club.

Klickitat Democrats host panel discussion on coal

WHITE SALMON — A public information panel to address issues of concern to Klickitat County and the Columbia River Gorge over coal and oil transport will be June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at White Salmon Library.

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HRV seniors Spezia-Schwiff, Schlosser surprised by top citizen honors

Humility may be the dominant trait of the two stand-out students honored with the 2013-14 Citizenship Award at Hood River Valley High School.

CenturyLink grant upgrades May Street tech ed team

CenturyLink recently awarded a $5,000 Mobile Technology grant to the May Street Elementary technology integration team. The team, led by Lenny Bunting, fifth-grade teacher at May Street, includes Kate Getchis, second-grade teacher and Heather Clark, first-grade teacher. The team will be implementing the grant over the next school year.

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La Banda fills musical gap in community

Community Education’s new Hispanic music program is picking up tempo.

School’s nearly over and activities abound

We all know the big kids get to graduate on June 6 (HRVHS) and June 7 (Horizon Christian School).

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Chase and Dash: Westside, May Street run for fun

Runners enjoyed the sunshine Wednesday at May Street for Dragon Dash, left, and Thursday at Westside for Wildcat Chase.

Gorge Technology Alliance presents panel on Internet capacity

Wondering when your internet will be faster, more consistent, or just more of what you want?

Elks honor McHale, Webb

Sydney McHale and Elisabeth Webb, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks April Students of the Month.

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McCaw wins E-car race

Hood River’s Adam McCaw won Electrathon America’s race this weekend in Mapleton, Ore., and is now tied for first place overall with Willamette High School’s Nick Smith.