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Blake Winner crowned Mr. HRV

Mr. HRV played to a full house June 2 at Hood River Valley High School.

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Retirees Honored

Friends and colleagues honored 17 Hood River County School District employees retiring with 400-plus years’ experience at a reception last week hosted by the History Museum of Hood River County.

Tales of huge floods in the Pacific Northwest June 11

Columbia Gorge Chapter Ice-Age Floods Institute and the Hood River Library present “Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood and Columbia River Basalts,” at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.

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Locals help ‘reimagine’ education at forum

“Cradle to career” education and social support, starting at childbirth. “A measurably positive school culture.” “Focus on critical thinking skills instead of facts and data.”

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Hood River Valley High School 2015-16 scholarship list

Here is the full list of scholarships — totaling about $300,000 — presented last week at the Hood River Valley High School Scholarship Night:

Caregivers’ support group meets at HR Adult Center

Are you caring for a parent, spouse, or adult child? Who is caring for you?

Munoz, Marines win county Congressional art competition

Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, and Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, have been selected as Hood River and Wasco county winners for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) made the announcement recently.

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Elks announce 2016 ‘Student of the Year’

The annual Student of the Year award banquet was held May 22 at the Hood River Elks Lodge. Eighteen high school seniors were honored for their community service and volunteer work, along with their academic and extracurricular activities

Library Foundation issues a fundraising challenge now through June 30

The deadline for a $200,000 matching challenge through Gorge Community Foundation is approaching quickly, and members of the Hood River Library Foundation are hard at work doing their part, according to Dan Spatz, the community foundation’s director.

Marble and Shepherd are Elks Students of the Month for May

Hood River Elks No. 1507 have chosen their final two “Students of the Month” for this year. Sophia Marble and Cole Shepherd, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, are May winners, each receiving checks for $100 at a recent meeting.

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‘Juice Loop’ Benefit happens June 3-4 at HRV

Teens serve community and beyond

Hood River has a new teen service project that is seeking to benefit both the local community and those abroad.

EnviroGorge announces bird quiz

EnviroGorge, based in Hood River, created a fun, free online bird identification quiz for all ages and levels to help you learn about birds of the Gorge.

Santa Cruz, Fetkenhour April ‘Students of the Month’

Jakelyn Santa Cruz and Quinn Fetkenhour, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Hood River Elks April “Students of the Month.” They received checks for $100.

‘Reimagine Education’ community forum happens May 26

On May 26, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum at Best Western Hood River Inn from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Mid Valley third graders replace desk chairs with exercise balls as part of Providence pilot program

Students sat at attention in a loose cluster in Sarah Christiansen’s third grade Mid Valley Elementary classroom at the end of March, listening to Physical Therapist Assistant Nissa Huber explain proper use and care of the new exercise balls that would soon re-place their desk chairs.

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