Love of writing turns to a gift to SMART reading

Dr. Sherene Suchy (AASW, ICOM), formerly of Hood River and now of Canberra, Australia, writes, “I graduated from Wy’east High School in 1970. As a junior and senior at Wy’east, I wrote for the school newspaper and had a weekly column in the Hood River News as publicity officer for the school. Writing became a passion … more on that later…"

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..

May Street changes

Superintendent Dan Goldman speaks Monday at the groundbreaking ceremony at May Street Elementary, which will be replaced over the next two years.

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..

Four to Go, Feb.14 edition

The Feb. 24 “I Hate Cancer” benefit concert brings “Almost Amazing Tales from an Underachiever” from musician Molly Schwarz and Friends. Songs and readings will highlight the two shows at Columbia Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for the 6 p.m. show; the 8:30 p.m. show is soldout., or visit

February 13, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..

First ‘Reach for Excellence’ Gala: HR County Education Foundation raises over $40,000

The Hood River County Education Foundation has declared its first-ever fundraising gala a success. Supporters from throughout the Gorge gathered Feb. 3 for a dinner and auction event at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. The foundation raised over $40,000 to support their Innovative Teaching Grants Program, which awards funds to teachers and staff who find better ways to teach, new subjects to explore and interesting experiments to try.

February 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Sticker shock Team

HEALTH Media Club and HOSA Club volunteers and staff form a “Sticker Shock” line holding Don’t Drink and Drive stickers.

February 7, 2018 midnight read more..

Girls Up collects bras for homeless this month

Hood River Valley High School Girl Up is partnering with I Support the Girls, Helping Hands Against Violence, and Oak Street businesses Melika and Laurel & Eddie for a February community service project.

February 7, 2018 midnight read more..

FISH donation

FISH Food Bank Treasurer Becky Bugge leaves Wednesday night’s Hood River County School District board meeting at May Street School with an unusual trove.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..

HRV robotics teams advance

Winners of last week’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier tournament were Hood River Valley High School teams Glasses Half Full and Duct Tape.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..

Four to Go: Feb. 3 edition

A new domestic violence support group with Rebecca Hunter, MSW, in partnership with Helping Hands Against Violence, meets on Tuesdays at noon and is free and open to women survivors. “Continue healing in a group of women who will understand and empower you.” For location and more information, call 541-400-0186.

February 2, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..

On the agenda: School board meets Wednesday

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets Jan. 31 at May Street School for what will likely be the last such board meeting in the existing facility. The process will start in February of replacing the structure, this summer and in the 2018-19 school year. Heavy equipment is scheduled to arrive next week.

January 31, 2018 midnight read more..

HRV prepares for weekend’s robotics competition

Students packed Hood River Valley High School engineering/math teacher Jeff Blackman’s robotics classroom Wednesday after school in preparation for this Saturday’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) league qualifier competition. Winners will advance to super qualifiers, to be held at a later date.

January 27, 2018 midnight read more..


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