Deputy Supt. Rob Saxton announced last week that Oregon’s four-year graduation rate for 2013 was 68.7 percent, up only slightly from the previous year’s rate of 68.4 percent. The statewide four-year graduation rate has increased 2.5 percent over the past five years.
Gorge Owned invites the community to the next in its Sense of Place lecture series, “Mount Hood: Shaping the People and Places of the Pacific Northwest,” with Jon Bell. It will be held March 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7.
Soroptimist International of Hood River invites individuals and organizations to honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work has made a distinctive difference in the life of Hood River County or in the lives of women and girls.
The 50th Annual Pine Grove Rural Fire Department Auction takes place March 1 beginning at 9 a.m., and even with unfavorable weather conditions, the station has accumulated quite a collection of items to sell.
Heavy equipment moved to the three-block section of Oak and Front streets this week as the Urban Renewal Project continues in downtown Hood River.
A party in the library?
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Feb. 17-23.
Defending champion Bruce Ludwig will face nine other community members in the 2014 SMART Tongue Twister Tournament, Feb. 28 at a new location, Columbia Center for the Arts.
A fire that burned a studio apartment on the Heights and shut down part of 13th and Taylor streets for nearly two hours Monday afternoon can be blamed on a pot of unattended clam chowder.
A Hood River man accused of raping an underage girl last month is now facing new charges after allegedly touching the private parts of two girls under the age of 14.
After three years of planning and analysis, a new parking lot slated for construction at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort looks like it might be a go.
Seniors Tove Hanson and Gisela Ayala Echevarria have won Gold Key awards in the Regional Scholastic Art competition. The students’ work was judged against students from other western states, and next they will be considered for national awards in New York later this spring.
A surge of H1N1 influenza cases in the last week of December 2013 prompted hospital officials to prepare for what was expected to be a particularly bad flu season
A Portland man arrested Feb. 21 as a suspect in a series of motel robberies around western Oregon is believed to be the man who committed an October 2013 robbery at a Hood River motel.
Another weather-related landslide occurred Tuesday evening outside of Hood River, this time on the Dee Highway, capping off a series of geologic events in the Columbia River Gorge that closed roads and snarled traffic for days.
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