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SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

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The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Bernardita Ramos — or Ita, as she is also known — has dreamed of being a teacher since she was a child — and this year, that dream has come true. Ramos was recently hired as the second-grade dual language teacher at Mid Valley Elementary for the 2020/21 school year.

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This spring, new and experienced gardeners alike took to their yards, raised beds, planter pots, and garden plots with excitement and anticipation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders, many people found respite, relief and renewed optimism by spending some time in the g…

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Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including hunts in Tygh Valley, south of The Dalles, starting in September. ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant se…

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Returning to school or childcare programs this fall presents an unprecedented situation for children and teenagers. Here at Kidsense, located in downtown Hood River, our team of pediatric occupational and speech therapists collaborated to offer suggestions for supporting Gorge children durin…

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Wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in-person schooling in both Washington and Oregon — when it does occur — will require a majority of students to wear masks if attending in-person classes.

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Hood River — Only 750 tickets will be sold for the Scott USA Sub Active E-Bike that the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) is raffling off this month. Tickets are $10 each and three for $25.

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

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The Hood River chapter of Delta Kappa recently installed their new officers for the upcoming year. Pictured, left to right, are Kathy Hines (education), Penny Phelps (treasurer), Vickie Simpson (secretary), and Debbie Sanguras (vice president). Seated is Martha Hoskins (president). Three new…

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The Hood River County Library District has expanded their Curbside Services and hours. Cardholders may continue to reserve and pick up books, movies, Wi-Fi hot spots, Library of Things Food Preservation items and much more, all while practicing physical distancing. In addition, patrons can p…

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Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

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A new training program at CGCC will help students who are interested in obtaining a college certificate or degree but who may not have the resources, college-level reading and writing skills, or support system in place to be successful.

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Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

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In my first year of college at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, I formed the Multicultural Club. Our first event was the screening of “Paper: Stories of Undocumented Youth.” The film is about the challenges of being an undocumented youth in this country. My adviser and I belie…

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The University of Utah congratulated 8,628 graduates in its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on April 30.

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A state-led audit found that students with disabilities aren’t receiving adequate support from Oregon schools due to limited funding, rising caseloads, difficulty hiring and retaining special education teachers and other factors.

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Four Master Gardeners are recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.

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Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. Also known as goathead, puncturevine has branched stems that can spread up to 6 feet wide, stemming from a single crown. Flowers are small, yellow and have 5 petals. The leaves are hairy, 1-3 i…

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The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

  • Updated
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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

featured
  • 0

Bernardita Ramos — or Ita, as she is also known — has dreamed of being a teacher since she was a child — and this year, that dream has come true. Ramos was recently hired as the second-grade dual language teacher at Mid Valley Elementary for the 2020/21 school year.

  • Updated
  • 0

This spring, new and experienced gardeners alike took to their yards, raised beds, planter pots, and garden plots with excitement and anticipation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders, many people found respite, relief and renewed optimism by spending some time in the g…

  • 0

Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including hunts in Tygh Valley, south of The Dalles, starting in September. ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant se…

  • 0

Returning to school or childcare programs this fall presents an unprecedented situation for children and teenagers. Here at Kidsense, located in downtown Hood River, our team of pediatric occupational and speech therapists collaborated to offer suggestions for supporting Gorge children durin…

  • 0

Wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in-person schooling in both Washington and Oregon — when it does occur — will require a majority of students to wear masks if attending in-person classes.

  • 0

Hood River — Only 750 tickets will be sold for the Scott USA Sub Active E-Bike that the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) is raffling off this month. Tickets are $10 each and three for $25.

  • 0

In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

featured
  • 0

Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Hood River chapter of Delta Kappa recently installed their new officers for the upcoming year. Pictured, left to right, are Kathy Hines (education), Penny Phelps (treasurer), Vickie Simpson (secretary), and Debbie Sanguras (vice president). Seated is Martha Hoskins (president). Three new…

  • 0

The Hood River County Library District has expanded their Curbside Services and hours. Cardholders may continue to reserve and pick up books, movies, Wi-Fi hot spots, Library of Things Food Preservation items and much more, all while practicing physical distancing. In addition, patrons can p…

  • 0

Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

  • Updated
  • 0

A new training program at CGCC will help students who are interested in obtaining a college certificate or degree but who may not have the resources, college-level reading and writing skills, or support system in place to be successful.

  • 0

Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

  • Updated
  • 0

In my first year of college at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, I formed the Multicultural Club. Our first event was the screening of “Paper: Stories of Undocumented Youth.” The film is about the challenges of being an undocumented youth in this country. My adviser and I belie…

  • Updated
  • 0

The University of Utah congratulated 8,628 graduates in its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on April 30.

  • Updated
  • 0

A state-led audit found that students with disabilities aren’t receiving adequate support from Oregon schools due to limited funding, rising caseloads, difficulty hiring and retaining special education teachers and other factors.

  • Updated
  • 0

Four Master Gardeners are recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.

  • Updated
  • 0

Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. Also known as goathead, puncturevine has branched stems that can spread up to 6 feet wide, stemming from a single crown. Flowers are small, yellow and have 5 petals. The leaves are hairy, 1-3 i…

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