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FTC Robotics teams head to The Dalles for Tournament Saturday

‘Confidence will come’

Eight Robotics teams from Hood River Valley High School — along with two each from Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School — are competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament in The Dalles today, Jan. 31, at The Dalles Middle School.

Help the Library win the million page challenge

A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.

Breastfeeding support group begins meetings

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time.

May Street Elementary hosts Battle of Books

May Street Elementary is hosting the second annual Gorge OBOB Invitational Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

Community Health Worker training offered

Nuestra Comunidad Sana, a program of The Next Door, brings Community Health Worker (CHW) Training to the Gorge. Participants who complete the rigorous 90 hour course requirements are eligible for certification as CHWs in Oregon.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

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Karen Gass finds joy in teaching, hiking

Karen Gass — or Teacher Karen, as she’s commonly known — has been teaching at Little Feet Cooperative Preschool for the past 20 years.

CGCC, OSU host information night

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University host an event on Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CGCC in Hood River that will help students and their parents learn about OSU programs.

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‘Our dreams live on’

Speakers call for continued efforts to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of justice

In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

OSU Extension offers meal planning class in Hood River

“Let’s Cook Up a Meal Plan” will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Hood River County Extension Annex meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Dr. (turn just south of Your Party and Rental Center).

Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.

Free discussion about cross-cultural ideas of life and death

Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.