Robotics takes Idaho

FTC Blackhawks ‘Inspire’ in Idaho

Black Hawks, the Hood River Valley High School First Tech Challenge robotics team — all seniors — won the Inspire Award at the Idaho State Championship Feb. 15.

CGCC hosts renewable energy technology career fair

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. This career fair attracts highly skilled RET students with experience in electrical systems, mechanical systems, and electronics with a focus on the renewable-energy industry.

Applications being accepted for CGCC Gorge Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College has just opened the gates for eligible high school students to apply for its best-kept secret: the Gorge Scholars program. Applications are being accepted until July 1 for this unique tuition-waiver program that awards students a chance to attend CGCC for up to two years and receive 18 college credits per term — for free.

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Schools count on students

The cramp of class size is one thing.

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HRMS musical opens: ‘Kid Next Door’ explores timely themes

“The Kid Next Door,” a community collaborative musical production, opens Friday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, presented by the Hood River Middle School Performing Arts Department.

Scholastic Writing: HRV writers Peterson, Miller, Sacre honored

Hunter Peterson and Danielle Miller, seniors at Hood River Valley High School and Cayla Sacre, a junior, won notable awards in 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, one of the most prestigious national recognition program for students in the U.S.

HRCSD budget committee members needed

There are four openings on the Hood River County School District budget committee for residents who live in the following zones:

District starts to take a close look at absenteeism

In Wednesday’s meeting, Hood River County School District Board of directors discussed a wide variety of topics and updates, including the dawning issue of student absenteeism.

HRV chapter observes National FFA Week

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level.

Classes added to Community Ed schedule

Community Education has added some classes for first aid/CPR for February and March. Sign up at then select “classes” from the left shortcut menu or call 541-387-5082 to register.

Free tax prep assistance offered from AARP

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older.

GGFN to offer Community Food Leaders training

The ability to carefully craft community-level change is not something most individuals are born with, but it can be cultivated.

Head Start gets good news

When the federal sequester budget cuts went into effect March 1 of last year, they impacted some of the most vulnerable families in the nation.

Hood River County Schools closed Feb. 7 due to weather

Hood River County School district schools as well as Horizon Christian School are closed for Friday, Feb. 7.

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Hood River County Schools on early release due to weather

Winter weather has impacted schools around the Gorge, with students being sent home early.