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OSU holds session on bark beetles

Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session Dec. 6 on Bark Beetle Infestations and Tree Health in the Hood River area. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the OSU Extension Service Conference Room at 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. (Turn east next to Your Party and Rental Center.)

Gorge Grown ‘Community Conversation’ Dec. 4

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting Feeding the Gorge: Community Conversations this winter in order to provide local residents with the opportunity to share their ideas and inspirations for the local food system.

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CGCC board plans special meeting

Budget issues drive Dec. 2 meeting in HR

One week after the campus closure announcement turnabout, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the Indian Creek campus.

OCF gives $5,000 grant to Hood River Cultural Trust

Hood River Cultural Trust received a $5,000 grant in November to prepare and implement a public art plan in Hood River County.

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Mark Steighner’s not-so-final act

Students hold the curtain using director’s own words to close his last HRVHS show

Coffee mug in hand, with a quick check of his watch, Mark Steighner headed to the podium for one last time Saturday night.

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Honoring Veterans

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the Youth of Heart of Hospice YoHOH’s, both Hood River and The Dalles clubs, visited the Oregon Veterans Home/OVH in The Dalles for an early Veterans Day celebration.

Students advance in International Lions Peace Poster contest

Silvia Sankari, a 7th grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez, a 6th grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist School, Nolan Ryan, a 6th grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Ashlyn Robinson, a 6th grade student at Wy’east Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club

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May Street coffee sale raises funds for iPads

“May Street coffee is in full swing,” reports parent Colleen Jones.

Author West visits Westside

Westside Elementary School welcomed author and poet Jacqueline West on Oct. 24. This was a free event organized and sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore and publisher Penguin books to promote the “Books of Elsewhere” series.

Update: Hood River County School District. Horizon Christian School closed today

Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School closed due to weather

CGCC president calls for Indian Creek campus closure

Deficit leads to Toda’s recommendation, which would be temporary – but ‘not a done deal,’ one board member says

Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.

DAR hosts history essay contest for local students

The Celilo Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is hosting an essay contest for all students in grades 5-12 living in the Gorge.

‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set for Thursday at HRVHS

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art”. (The headline in the No. 15 article contained an incorrect date.)

Pacific Power issues outage reminders

Leave your porch light on, and more

With cold windy weather blowing into parts of the Northwest, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.