Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza named Elks March Students of the Month

Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the March Elks Students of the Month.

CarFit Technician training held April 30

There will be a CarFit Technician training class at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Sunday, April 30 beginning at 1 p.m. This four-hour training course will allow participants to become fully certified to help run CarFit events.

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HAHRC Beats: Enjoy food more while eating less

One way to enjoy your food more and to eat less is to try “mindful” eating. You may have heard the phrase “mindfulness” being used a lot lately. What does mindfulness mean?

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Día de los Niños celebration April 28

Event comes to Mid Valley Elementary School gym, open to ages 0-18

The Hood River County Library will be celebrating Día de los Niños on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Mid Valley Elementary School, in the gym.

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Five local teens get ready to ‘soar’

Five local teens have completed an eight-week ground school course to prepare them for flight training and certification as private glider pilots.

‘Fish Tales’ at HR Library May 6

“Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon,” is the title of a conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright about consuming and preserving local seafood that will be hosted by the Hood River Library on Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

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‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Coming back to Hood River is a hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation — “The Big One 2.0” — from 5-8 p.m. on April 20. It was standing room only last year, so this year, a new location with more room for activities was located at the Rockford Grange and West Side Fire station, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.

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CGCC board hears pleas for Sanctuary designation

Speakers in Hood River add to last month’s testimony in The Dalles

You cannot learn when you are afraid. That was the core message delivered by students, instructors, tutors, and community members to the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors.

Columbia Gorge ESD interviews finalists for superintendent April 19

Public invited to meet candidates

The Board of Directors for Columbia Gorge Education Service District has selected three finalists for the position of superintendent: Samuel Bogdanove, Penny Grotting, and Patricia Sublette. The finalists will tour the district, meet members of the public, and participate in a second round of interviews. Board Chair Paul Zastrow said, “We have excellent candidates who truly care about the kids we serve and the communities we live in.”

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Earth Day: March for Science in WS

Find, pull on, and lace up your walking shoes for this weekend’s March for Science in White Salmon.

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‘Tall Cop’ in HR

Hood River County Prevention, Hood River Police, Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, Hood River County School District, Providence Memorial Hospital Foundation and Youthink hosted Officer Jermaine Galloway April 12-13 for multiple presentations in Hood River.

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HRVHS Speech and Debate wins District

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team won its district tournament April 5-6.

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

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Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction April 13

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

Hood River ‘CarFit’ event May 7 at HRVAC

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, and all senior drivers find a better fit with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families on Sunday, May 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. To register, call 541-478-2363.


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