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HRVHS presents student awards

HRVHS presents

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HRVHS faculty names top 2015-16 scholars

Hood River Valley High School faculty honored its Scholars of the Year, at last week’s Evening of Excellence Academic award banquet. Teachers provided these profiles of the students. Most received their diplomas Friday night at the HRVHS Commencement.

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Payton Rigert awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship

Payton Rigert, a Hood River Valley High School senior, was awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2016-1017 academic year by the local Chapter AE of P.E.O.

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New ‘Farm Place’ opens this weekend

The Packer Family has been busy lately.

Gorge Gulp brings local ales; focus on opportunities for kids

Recent train derailments nor Gorge-wide gridlock did not stop the Gorge Gulp fundraising efforts of the Hood River County Education Foundation last Friday night at Venue 301.

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Attentive Parenting: The Next Door gains $50,000 Community Foundation grant

The Next Door has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support its work as the Parenting Education Hub for Wasco and Hood River Counties. This funding will enable The Next Door to continue providing parenting education class series.

House passes Mt. Hood land exchange bill

A bill aiming to speed up a long-stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort has cleared the House.

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Rachel Harry wins a Tony

Current, former students nominate theater teacher

Sunday’s Tony Awards playbill will contain a familiar name and school, thanks to the efforts of students and community members.

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Train cleanup continues

With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.

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Tribes call for block on fuel trains

‘How many more derailments are there going to be?’

Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: no more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge.

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Blake Winner crowned Mr. HRV

Mr. HRV played to a full house June 2 at Hood River Valley High School.

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Pet of the Week: JellyBean is the perfect size for snuggles

JellyBean has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s only 1 year old, and maybe a mix of JRT/Doxie/Chi and your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine!

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Retirees Honored

Friends and colleagues honored 17 Hood River County School District employees retiring with 400-plus years’ experience at a reception last week hosted by the History Museum of Hood River County.

Summer traffic squeeze starts next week as city starts two utility projects

Headlights up: two utility projects this summer will cause some significant, albeit temporary, traffic changes on the Heights and in west Hood River.

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As crews clean wreckage, Mosier begins recovering

A fiery 16-car train derailment and oil spill in Mosier left the community reeling in its wake.