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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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1910 — 110 years agoThe annual meeting of the Hood River Merchants Association, which was held Tuesday evening last week, was characterized by a large attendance and active interest in the welfare of the organization for the ensuing year. The financial report of the secretary shows that the …

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Vicki Whiting has come full circle in more ways than one. The former teacher’s nearly 35-year career as editor of the children’s newspaper “Kid Scoop” started after students in her third grade class were disappointed there were no books in their school library about their local Sonoma, Calif…

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Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston finished her first six months as Superintendent of Hood River County School District on Jan. 1.Hahn-Huston sat down last fall for an interview with Hood River News Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.Hahn-Huston started work July 1, succeeding Dan Goldman.Prior to coming to Hood Ri…

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Lions Peace Poster contest winners, announced last month, remain on display this month in the Hood River Library basement hallway known as Library Lane. Each fall, Hood River Lions invites students at local middle schools to enter the contest. First place winners ran in earlier editions; on …

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Twenty-two student government students from Hood River Valley High School dropped off food collected from local elementary schools to the FISH Food Bank on Dec. 20. The day before, they unloaded food and money donated at the high school.

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Columbia Center for the Arts announces a request for applications for its February 2020 Teen Poetry Slam, supported by a grant from the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation.

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The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) District Board of Education will take additional time to review information on the possibility of phasing out seven of the college’s programs.

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub has announced the recipients of the 2019-20 STEM Educator Microgrants. These ideas for innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were selected by a committee from a competitive pool, said a press release. Winning proposals demonstrated a focu…

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The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its seventh annual awards program on Dec. 10, recognizing the Tech Leader and STEM Education Leader of the Year and honoring all finalists for the two awards.

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Hood River Valley High School senior CJ Thorp, pictured, won first place in Congressional Debate at the Cleveland High School Holiday Edgy Debate tournament held Dec. 6-7 in Portland. Eight other HRVHS debaters competed, including senior Zach Marble, who competed in Public Forum debate and O…

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Back when she was a student at Hood River Valley High School, Kelsey Contreras always knew she would go to college … but her aim was even higher. She wanted to go beyond a Bachelor’s and get a Master’s degree. She wasn’t exactly sure how to get there, but she knew that was her goal. 

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Audrey Schlemmer, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, earned an Academic All American Award from the National Speech and Debate Association in October. Academic All American recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the Honor Society of the …

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What makes Thanksgiving special?For students at Parkdale and Cascade Locks elementary schools, the answer is multi-faceted. For some, it’s the meal. For others, it’s the company. For still others, it’s about pancakes.And for a few others, it was a chance to have a bit of fun creating a “reci…

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On Oct. 11, more than 100 Horizon Elementary students strapped on their running shoes, bundled up for the cold morning and took to the frosty field running to raise awareness and funds to bless a local friend, Vivian Rose Weaver, who is battling DIPG, a rare brain tumor.Friends and families,…

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Two Gorge students represented Oregon in Washington, D.C., earlier this month at the second annual Chief Science Officers International Summit.Chief Science Officers are middle and high school students who are elected by their peers to become STEM ambassadors at school and in their communiti…

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A touch of rain and a heart-breaking football loss did not dampen the Homecoming spirit at Hood River Valley High School Friday.Eagles past, present and future celebrated the 50th HRVHS Homecoming at a packed-house football game on Oct. 4.Brenda Perez and Cole Yinger were crowned Homecoming …

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Providence Hood River Foundation’s latest project, Basecamp, focuses on caring for your heart. With prevention and wellness at the forefront, the program also includes the goal of providing life-saving AED’s (automatic external defibrillators) to the community through other non-profits. AEDs…

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In just over a week, local kids go back to school.Yes, Sept. 3 is the big day, but that doesn’t mean summer is completely over. Here’s a few ideas, just before the school year starts and one shortly after, to pursue some summer fun in Hood River County:Late summer music:Aug. 24 — Music Festi…

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There are many Hood River service organizations that provide great benefit back to the local community such as the Lions, Elks, Kiwanis, and Rotary, but one such group is rarely noticed. It is the Philanthropic Educational Organization, or P.E.O. as it is known, which is a women’s only group…

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If you bought beer this weekend, you might have seen an eye-catching sticker reminding you not to drive under the influence.

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Graduation: What counts is the diploma, congratulations from family and friends, and the hugs, tears, and bouquets of balloons or flowers.

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Hood River News continues publishing images and writings on social and political issues by students in the Craft Lab at Hood River Valley High School.

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Hood River News continues publishing images and writings on social and political issues by students in the Craft Lab at Hood River Valley High School.

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The annual MR. HRV competition at Hood River Valley High School was held on May 30 and featured five seniors displaying a variety of talents, humor and pizazz in hopes of taking home the crown. The five contestants were Ben Ahrens, Stephen Bustamante, Xoah Mariscal, Jose Rivera and Zane Ying…

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On April 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team hosted the OSAA District 9 State Qualifier tournament. Teams from Cove Charter School, Pine Eagle Charter School and Pendleton High School competed with HRVHS to represent District 9 at the State Tournament, which will be h…

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