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The D21 school board has decided not to hire a superintendent this spring but will instead name an internal interim superintendent for a year and pick up the superintendent search again later.

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Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) opened the region’s first immediate care center Tuesday, April 7, bringing a much-needed service to the local community. MCMC Immediate Care is designed expressly for patients with medical needs that are not life-threatening but cannot wait for a doctor’s visit. 

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Theo McCormick, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, won first place in Radio Commentary at the Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational Speech Tournament on March 7. Senior Maggie Bertrand brought home a third place win in Dramatic Interpretation. Both qualified to compete at the OSAA State t…

The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) will host an informational meeting for business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) in The Dalles Wednesday, March 4.

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On Feb. 9, 25 teams — five more than last year — and around 120 children participated in the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Gorge Invitational, hosted by May Street Elementary.

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National FFA Week is Feb. 22-29. Chapters around the country are making plans to celebrate in their own creative ways. The Hood River  Valley FFA Chapter has an impressive roster of FFA Week festivities. FFA Week is an opportunity to introduce our school and community to  FFA. 

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The Hood River County Education Foundation will administer eight separate scholarships in 2020 for Hood River County students who have graduated from Hood River Valley High School, will be in their sophomore, junior or senior years of college starting in the fall of 2020, and are currently e…

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The 2020 Reach for Excellence Gala provided an evening of entertainment and fundraising for supporters of the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF).  Events included a live auction conducted by auctioneer Dave Griffith from The Dalles, a paddle raise, and the third annual Build a Do…

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Community members  interested in learning more about garden-related topics are invited to attend the next Oregon State University Extension Service Central Gorge Master Gardener training program community class, held Feb. 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Cre…

A 2019 state survey shows about 20 percent of Oregon 11th graders use marijuana, a rate unchanged from 2017, but one method of ingesting it, vaping, was up nearly 300 percent.

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Rogue Farm Corps and co-sponsor BMCC Small Business Development Center hosts “Changing Hands: A Workshop on Farm Transfer and Access to Land” on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Mt. Community College, Pendleton campus, Morrow building, rooms M7-M8.

Wasco County 4-H robotics team System Overload earned top awards at last weekend’s middle school VEX tournament in Toppenish, Wash., and brought home the tournament’s top honors: Excellence Award, Robot Skills Champion and Tournament Finalist.

The Dalles City and Wasco County are now working in partnership to remove graffiti, with jail work crews, supervised by the county, providing the labor.

The 2019 graduation rate for The Dalles High School was 81.5 percent, besting the state average of 78.7 percent but falling below the previous year’s rate, 85.3 percent.

The Dalles Toastmasters Club and a speech contest Saturday, Feb. 8, is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in The Dalles. Also, The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays will host his monthly “Second Saturday” gathering at Cousin’s Restaurant, 2114 W. 6th Street, The Dalle…

Reports of a child with a gun resulted in lockdown at Dry Hollow Elementary Monday morning at around 9:13 a.m. Police determined that the report was false, and the lockdown was lifted at about 10 a.m, according to school officials.

This afternoon at approximately 12:43 PM, a gasket broke on the sprinkler system located in the gym at The Dalles Middle School, which caused the fire alarm to activate.  Students and staff were evacuated from the school and Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue responded.  MCFR and District personne…

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All community members  interested in learning more about garden related topics are invited to attend six classes that are a part of the 2020 Oregon State University Extension Service Central Gorge Master Gardener training program.

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The First Technology Challenge robotics Mid-Columbia League play tournament was held Jan. 18. HRVHS will host the FTC Super Qualifier on Feb. 8 for 25 teams from Oregon to qualify for 12 slots at state.

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The Hood River County School District has joined the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month,” Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston announced at the Jan. 8 board meeting.

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Alighery Marizza Jiménez Lozano and Montserrat Pedroza have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for December 2019.  Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School. 

School board members had tough feedback Jan. 15 for proponents of starting a dual language immersion program, saying they liked the concept but the process felt rushed and lacked communication.

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Hood River Valley’s varsity swim teams swam fast against the Pendleton Buckaroos Thursday night at the Hood River Valley Aquatic Center. The girls won 116-54 while the boys came out ahead 94-72.

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Hood River Valley High School Girl Up Club presents “Maiden,” the second in their three-part movie series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Hood River Cinemas. All ticket sales will go to the United Nations Foundation, and can be purchased at the theater on the night of the event.

A recent phone call has local boosters believing that The Dalles has made the top five for a chance to be featured on a TV show that would bring $500,000 in improvements to local small businesses.

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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…

A long range planning process meant to generate a 10-year plan for D21 facilities netted a 15-year plan instead, one that calls for a new high school first, followed by replacing the three elementaries, starting with Colonel Wright.

The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub has announced the recipients of STEM Educator Microgrants for 2019/20.

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All of Oregon is focused on preparing for the impacts of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, according to a press release. Those efforts lead to a culture of preparedness and more resilient communities.

A “coalition of concerned citizens” allege the Northern Wasco County District 21 superintendent’s office “failed to follow adopted school district policies” and “is involved in a cover-up to protect administrative staff from accountability” in removing Debbie Park as transportation services …

 Hoping to catch alumni while they’re home for the holidays, St. Mary’s Academy is holding a party for current and graduated students, staff and families this Friday, Dec. 27, from 6-9 p.m. at the Bargeway Event Center on the port.

Christmas came a little early Friday at Chenowith Elementary in The Dalles as local car dealership Tonkin of The Gorge arrived to provide some early holiday cheer with each student receiving a set of Y-ties—curly, elastic, no-tie shoelaces—along with other holiday treats.

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