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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.

Sasquatch ‘Signs and Symbols’ Feb. 22

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Sasquatch Signs and Symbols,” with Paul Graves, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The evening event at the Discovery Center begins with a taco bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30.

Classes added to Community Ed schedule

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

Tax help offered

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.

Murahashi and Herman chosen as Elks students of month for December

Bailey Murahashi and Madee Herman, both Hood River Valley High school seniors, have been selected as December Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge. They were awarded checks for $100 in recognition of not only their volunteer work in the community but the work they do both in and out of the classroom. They become eligible for the year-end award given at the annual banquet.

Schools begin search for HRVHS principal

The Hood River County School District is initiating a rigorous search process to find a top-notch principal to lead Hood River Valley High School next year and into the future.

School District Budget committee has openings

Hood River County School District seeks applicants for budget committee vacancies

The Hood River County School District is looking for committed citizens to join its budget committee: the committee of community and school board members tasked with scrutinizing and approving a budget of approximately $40 million. Vacancies are in the following regional areas:

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School district considers ways to reduce buses

The typical family weekday schedule may be in for a change this fall.

Small Farms Conference meets Feb. 22 at OSU

Hundreds of farmers from throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.

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Dreams live on

Mid Valley third-graders study Dr. King and his meaning for today

In preparation for the Martin Luther King Day national holiday, third graders in Odell have been looking at Martin Luther King’s life and how it has affected their own.

Wy’east Middle School sells art cards

Art cards, designed by students are still available at Mid Valley Elementary.