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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.

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Cascade Locks students create inspiring art

The Charburger Restaurant in Cascade Locks recently accepted a generous donation of art from students at Cascade Locks Elementary School. The piece was created as part of a Columbia Gorge Arts in Education project at the school last month.

Fashing and Greenwald were Elks’ March Students of the Month

Allison Fashing and Naomi Greenwald, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Hood River Elks Club’s March Students of the Month. They both received checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

‘Disheartening’ reductions needed in new school budget

The Hood River County School Board passed the 2014-15 budget Tuesday, with no one from the sparse crowd choosing to speak when Budget Committee Chair Chip Dickinson opened the floor to public comment.

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Three girls share big hearts for one mission

The noisy coins clink and slosh in the big white bin, hand-labeled with the famous pink ribbon denoting breast cancer awareness. That “noise” has become the sweetest sound for three seventh-grade girls at Wy’east Middle School who, over the last seven months, raised $139.50 to help prevent breast cancer in our community.

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Quick action saves prom event

Hood River Valley High School students made the best of a bad weather situation on Saturday when prom was moved from Timberline Lodge to the school’s cafeteria and commons areas.