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The Hood River Lions Club will award the four selected winners of its annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Journey of Peace.” The winners will receive their awards on Dec. 7 at the Hood River Library Conference Room at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

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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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Youth in The Next Door’s Independent Living Program and Oregon Trail Transitional Housing program were treated to an afternoon painting party at The Next Door’s office in The Dalles. Joy Kloman, owner of Joy’s Art Studio in Hood River, led the group on Sept. 25.

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Ed Edmo, a tribal member and storyteller, and Lani Roberts, a retired ethics professor, will speak at The Dalles High School Auditorium, Sunday, Nov. 10 in an event sponsored by Confluences. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 3:30 p.m.Roberts grew up six miles away just outside The…

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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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thirteen speakers represented Hood River Valley High School in its first regular tournament of the competitive speech season on Saturday, Oct. 12. The team joined 16 other teams at Wilson High School in Portland for the one-day event.

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Alix Danielsen, Watershed Restoration and Outreach project manager for Hood River Watershed Group, will be presenting on the “Clean Rivers Coalition: An Introduction to Oregon’s Statewide Clean Water Outreach Campaign” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Exp…

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Radio Tierra turns 15 this year, and to celebrate, its board of directors is hosting a Radio-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. The event will be broadcast live over Radio Tierra.Board member Nubia Contreras said music and entertainment will be pro…

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Hood River Valley High School AVID and SUMMIT programs took 18 students to Western Oregon University Oct. 4 for the annual WOU Instant Wolf Day. All of the students were accepted into the school; 90 percent are the first in their families to be accepted into a four-year college, said HRVHS A…

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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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Hood River Valley High School Counseling Department and ASPIRE will hold a college fair and information night for all HRVHS juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the HRVHS Commons. 

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“We hear the planet say ‘enough is enough,’ and we hear the voices of our young people asking us to use our power to adopt a serious, urgent climate recovery plan.” — John Boonstra, Gorge Climate Action Network, speaking at the Sept. 20 climate action rally in Hood River.

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Women with dependents who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards).

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Celia Acosta, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.Of the 16,000 semifinalists announced on Sept. 11, Acosta is the only one within the Hood River County School District.

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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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2019-20 Hood River County school bus schedules. This year's guide sponsored by: Cascade Eye www.cascadeeye.com Sky Heating https://skyheating.com/the-dalles/ Schultens Motors www.schultensmotors.com A kidz dental zone www.akidzdentalzone.com Andrew's Pizza www.andrewspizza.com Pietros…

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Excavators tear and tug at the walls, vinyl roof, and beams of the old May Street School, turning a 110-year-old gymnasium into a pile of rubble Tuesday, when the last major phase of the May Street tear down leveled most of the old gym.

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Here’s a back-to-school reminder from Kim Kean, Chief Deputy Director of the Hood River County Clerk’s office.This time of year, college students heading to school need to make sure their address is up to date for receiving their ballots in the mail.Students should update their voter registr…

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Evidence shows there’s a direct link between students’ oral health and academic success. In response, One Community Health (OCH) has ramped up its school-based sealant program for the 2019-2020 year, efforts that include expansion of its services to more youth and stronger program goals in t…

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It was a big year for The Next Door’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). So big, in fact, that the program needed an extra work crew to complete its projects in Hood River and Wasco counties.

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The new May Street Elementary School building is all but finished. Teachers return starting Monday, preparing freshly-built classrooms and other spaces for students to arrive Sept. 3. Project Engineer Cameron Davis does a fine-tuning tour of a classroom as part of his “punch list” check prio…

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Children and teachers are starting to get ready for school. First Book/Hood River is also getting ready for the new school year.

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Sheila Heinemann was the winner of the Hood River County Education Foundation scooter raffle. The winning ticket was drawn during the Aug. 8 Families in the Park event. Rosauers had been displaying the scooter and selling tickets for the past two months. All proceeds from the fundraiser will…

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“Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare will be performed by students of the Teen Shakespeare Intensive summer camp on Friday, July 26 at Columbia Center for the Arts, directed by CCA’s Artistic Director Sullivan Mackintosh.

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School teachers, community educators and others interested in STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) are invited to attend the annual STEM Symposium for Educators, hosted by the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub.

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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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Mid-Columbia Children’s Council’s Head Start program is now accepting applications for fall classes from families with children who will be 3-4 years old by Sept. 1.

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As part of its public wildfire education and outreach campaign, Pacific Power has released more information on its new proactive wildfire safety measure, the Public Safety Power Shutoff, printed below. Q: What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

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