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Trisha Walker

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Two weekends of celebrations planned

The Hood River Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Harvest Fest celebration, located at the Event Site, takes place this weekend, Oct. 12-14 — a week earlier than its traditional third weekend in October.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

HRCSD enrollment down slightly for new school year

Hood River County School District is down 11 students compared to last year’s enrollment numbers, said Catherine Dalbey, Human Resources Department director. This year, HRCSD has an enrollment of 4,087 district-wide.

September 19, 2018 midnight read more..

Tobacco specialist comes to Hood River, Wasco counties

Thanks to a grant awarded by PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization, and the combined efforts of Hood River County Prevention, North Central Public Health District and the Hood River County Health Department, Hood River and Wasco counties now have a tobacco cessation specialist.

September 15, 2018 midnight read more..

Hot dogs and hotter cars

Cooler temperatures might be right around the corner with the coming of autumn, but Hood River County is still in the summer season. And it’s been a hot one.

September 1, 2018 midnight read more..

2018-2019 school year begins

For most students in the Hood River County School District, as well as at Horizon Christian School, classes resume for the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

September 1, 2018 midnight read more..

Back to school

Bilingual programs starting this school year on Radio Tierra, 95.1 FM in Hood River and 107.1 FM in Parkdale, are designed to help parents of school-aged children better understand and use Hood River County School District programs.

August 25, 2018 midnight read more..

Hood River Latino Fest draws crowd

The second annual Hood River Latino Fest drew a large crowd Wednesday to Jackson Park. The event, designed to bring the community together for free music and information booths, was hosted by Hood River Latino Network.

August 25, 2018 midnight read more..

ODE hosts culinary training at HRVHS

Schools from around the state, including Hood River, Mosier, Phoenix, Union and Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC), gathered on Aug. 17 at Hood River Valley High School for a culinary lesson by Child Nutritional Specialist Jessica Visinsky, Oregon Department of Education.

August 22, 2018 midnight read more..

Canyon Road fire spurs evacuations

A fire reported in Odell Wednesday afternoon sparked not only five home evacuations, but response from Wy’East Fire Department, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service. Logistical support was provided by the Hood River Fire Department.

August 11, 2018 midnight read more..

Relay for Life happens Saturday

Relay for Life of the Mid-Columbia happens this Saturday, June 30 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Teams from around the region have already formed, but it’s not too late to participate in other ways.

June 30, 2018 midnight read more..

HRVHS students, staff heading to China

Ten students and two staff from Hood River Valley High School are traveling to China this summer as part of the Confucius Institute program at Portland State University, a cultural exchange and cooperation program between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

June 9, 2018 midnight read more..

Wy’east opens STEAM center

Wy’east administration, staff and students, joined by Hood River County School District board and community members, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open up the school’s new STEAM center at noon on Wednesday.

June 9, 2018 midnight read more..

Local Quality: OSU offers a la carte preservation classes

Oregon State University Extension Service Assistant Professor of Practice Lauren Kraemer is offering a la carte food preservation classes again this year, but with a twist: Instead of weekly meetings through the summer and early fall, the hands-on sessions will be held once a month from June through December.

June 2, 2018 midnight read more..

Kaleidoscope: After the fire

The Eagle Creek fire began Sept. 2 and was officially declared contained on Nov. 30 last year, but the effects are still being felt, from closed trails to lost business revenue.

May 16, 2018 midnight read more..

Water experts recommend conservation

It’s looking like maintaining an adequate water supply will not be an issue this spring and summer in Hood River County — as long as users do their part to conserve.

May 9, 2018 midnight read more..

Alejandro Jimenez packs library

Hood River County Reads welcomed poet Alejandro Jimenez, author of “Moreno. Prieto. Brown.,” this year’s selection, on April 28 at the Hood River Library.

May 2, 2018 midnight read more..

‘No buzz’ before Wy’east walkout

While other Hood River County School District sites had advanced warning of a 17-minute student walkout on March 14, at Wy’east Middle School, there was “no buzz” in the days leading up to the event, said Principal Sarah Braman-Smith.

March 17, 2018 midnight read more..

Mardi Gras comes to HRVAC

Hood River Valley Adult Center’s second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser, held Feb. 24, was a success, said Executive Director Amy Mallet.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..

Flu season hangs on

The good news, according to Armanda Mason, infection prevention specialist at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, is that Oregon is doing better than most of the nation regarding reported cases of the flu.

February 21, 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..

HRVHS Asian Club gets sushi lesson

It was a packed house Jan. 17 in Hood River Valley High School Asian Club Adviser Dingfei Shen’s classroom, where students learned how to make California rolls from Justin Williams, owner and chef at Sushi Okalani in Hood River.

January 24, 2018 midnight read more..



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