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Library District wins award for Odell Library Express project

The Hood River Library District has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Ready to Read Grant Project Award for its Odell Library Express bus project.

OSU spring plant sale canceled

The annual OSU Central Gorge Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, has been cancelled due to the combination of a cold, wet spring and lack of access to a greenhouse. The greenhouse is needed to start vegetable plants, while the cold and wet weather delayed digging and potting of perennial flowers and shrubs.

HRVHS music students win spots at state championships in May

Hood River Valley High School music students are headed to the State Choir and Band Championships. Both the HRVHS Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers have qualified. Dan Kenealy, band and choir teacher, said the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers performed at a music contest in Pendleton, Ore., on March 22.

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Summer youth employment at Next Door

May 1 is the deadline to apply for Summer Youth Employment jobs, a program of The Next Door. This program helps youth learn valuable new skills via trail stewardship work.

Patterson takes second at Oregon Speech event

Ruby Patterson won second place in Original Oratory at the OSAA State Speech competition on April 22.

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Steelhead Robotics returns from World event

Robotics team Steelhead from Hood River Valley High School participated in the First FTC Worlds competition in Houston, Texas, last week.

Local students named to OSU honor roll

A total of 1,241 Oregon State University students earned 4.0 GPA and have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for Winter term. Another 4,481 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing.

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Earth Day at Nichols Area

On April 22 Columbia Riverkeeper hosted an Earth Day Cleanup with support from Footwise Hood River and the Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters host pool party

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 23 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ seminar May 16 at Anderson’s Tribute Center

Anderson’s Tribute Center, 14th and Belmont, Hood River, hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

‘Persistent pain’ education classes begin May 4 at Hood River Therapy

Persistent pain affects 100 million Americans and imposes societal costs estimated between $560-635 billion annually. Treatment approaches focused on medications, injections and surgeries are not always effective for many patients dealing with persistent pain.

Missing woman found dead

A 27-year-old Seattle woman who had been missing for a month was found dead in the Columbia River in Hood River Monday, April 24.

Man flees police, dies in cliff fall

A 20-year-old Goldendale man suspected of shoplifting from Walmart fell to his death Sunday, April 23 after reportedly trying to evade authorities.

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Waste disposal system makes big changes May 1

Roll carts transport household waste

Those bins are about to go to work. The City of Hood River’s new three-cart solid waste system, using large bins on wheels, goes into effect on Monday, May 1.

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Hood River Port, Parks candidates meet public

Tuesday’s candidate forum kicked off the 2017 Special Districts Election season with a lively, though fireworks-free discussion among 16 of the 18 total candidates running for Port of Hood River Commission and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.



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