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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Lyric Emmons and Silva Sankari have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for November 2019. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
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 …
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…
Hood River Valley High School senior Eva Jones is one of five youths from around the world chosen for service at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Team registration is open for the 2020 Google Wind Challenge, which blows back into The Dalles on Saturday, March 14 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.
Every Wednesday afternoon, the Parkdale Elementary Library undergoes a transformation — from a place of quiet literary exploration to a bustling Makerspace.
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…
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 …
On Dec. 7, the Intel Oregon First Lego League qualifying tournament was held at Hood River Middle School. Thirteen teams from the Gorge participated from Trout Lake to Heppner.
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.
On a morning when Hood River Valley High School faculty presented “shout outs” to each other for good works, teacher Dave Case got a standing ovation along with recognition from state officials.
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.
For the last 25 years, the Hood River Rotary Club has delivered a dictionary to every fifth grader attending an accredited school in Hood River County. The list includes Cacade Locks, Horizon Christian, Mid Valley, Parkdale and Westside. Over the years, Rotary has delivered about 7,500 dict…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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 …
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…
Faith Ocheskey and Aunika Yasui have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for September. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
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,…
There’s a new club at Hood River Valley High School, and its aim is to provide menstrual products to those in need both in the community at large and at the high school.
Celilo Village unveiled its new, high-speed wi-fi on Oct. 19, made possible by a grant from Google and in partnership with the Dufur School District.
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…
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 …
One new school and numerous new, more secure, front entrances will greet students and families as the 2019-20 School year begins on Tuesday.
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…
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…
Well, kids, we still have a good month to go before school starts again — plenty of time to explore classes and camps offered in Hood River County, from swimming to STEAM.
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…
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…
Kyle Brown and Marena Decker, seniors at Horizon Christian School, have been chosen as the Elks Students of the Month for March 2019.
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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- Cancellations and Closures for Jan. 14
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- Winter Weather Advisory in effect starting at 2 p.m.
- HR student heads to Davos for ‘Arctic Basecamp’ leadership
- Ferment Brewing Company taps into running community
- An interview with Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston: ‘It’s been really exciting to see the culture of collectivity and community’: Part 2 of 2
- Forecast: Snow and cold temps
- Elks announce November Students of the Month
- SHERIFF LOG: Dec. 31 to Jan. 14
- The Ale List: With Ol’ Greg, Double starts experimental IPA series
- Dalles Dam hosts Eagle Watch
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- Oregon, Japan students wrestle with friendship
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- Energy Trust of Oregon’s tips to keep your home warm during wintry weather