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Katie Tolbert

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Senior reflects on years past while preparing grad slideshow

While looking at photographs and thinking back on my life, the multitude of images brings back memories so vivid it’s as if they were on a television screen. Now I need to take all those images and create a slideshow — that’s my job.

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Sam Graham, Eric Hamada crowned at HRVHS Prom

Last Saturday, the Hood River Valley High School had its 2013 Prom at The Dalles Discovery Center. James Bond was the theme of the event, with dice centerpieces, silhouette decorations, and “you’re the bomb” decorated Rolos. With elements such as a chocolate fountain and photo booth, the HRVHS Prom was considered a success.

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A slice of local life --Liz Whitmore: Helping people be safe at the port

One year ago, Liz Whitmore read an employment listing in the newspaper, an opportunity that truly struck a chord of interest.

A slice of local life: Horizion’s Jim Brown: Teaching in many ways

Jim Brown is a great example of never giving up until you find your niche in life.

Who’s minding the store? Mosier School students that's who

In Mosier, school store opens at former gas station site

The students of Mosier Middle School are seizing the opportunity to improve their school surroundings and help change the learning experience for the future generations of students.

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Bonding on the bus

A player’s road trip journal: Four-hour rides to games give young athletes time to grow together

The following is a compilation of memories and thoughts by senior player Katie Tolbert from the Horizon Christian School girls varsity basketball team’s road trips in the 2012-13 season as she tried “to make the most of my last year playing basketball.” The notes are from trips, some of them overnighters, to eastern Oregon burgs Helix, Prineville, Ione, Pendleton and the Willamette Valley, between December and January.

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A Holy Night Still Life

Nazarene Church presents live Nativity for 14th year

The holidays are always a busy time of year. Some people are either buying presents and hosting parties or decorating houses with lights and deciding whether to get a real or fake tree.

Chamber leads tourism efforts

The shift of the seasons has arrived, fall is in full effect and the heat of the summer is gone; along with most of the tourists. One might wonder how those people find Hood River, if it’s through social network, family members, or something else. Well, it’s a bit of all of them!

Seniors’ hard work, confidence results in Air Guitar victory

As happens nearly every year, the senior class at Hood River Valley High School won the coveted Homecoming Air Guitar competition.

Horizon kids have fun while ‘watching their steps’

Annual retreat combines mud and ministry

Every year the high school and junior high students from Horizon Christian take a retreat up to Jonah Ministries camp in Trout Lake to kick off the school year.

Betz bequest expands Horizon School

Horizon has an expanded facility this year.

First Horizon volleyball team sets long-term goals

Yes, you are reading this right. Horizon Christian now has enough participants to compete in the 1A level of girls volleyball.

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Timberline Lodge: 75 years and still appealing

Being around for 75 years: That is a hard concept for me to grasp considering I’ve barely made it through just 17 years. Timberline Lodge on the flank of Mount Hood has remained all these years, but during the construction of the facility America was facing some of its hardest tests in the 20th century.