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…
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…
It is the middle of summer vacation and while some kids may be just hanging out and letting the lazy days roll by, some put on their thinking caps and learned all about the process of invention.
“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.
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.
Is your child playing a school sport this year? If so, join Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, and NorthShore Medical Group on Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. for a free sports screening.
Hood River photographer Peter Marbach presents a public program about the humanitarian work of Nepali trekking guide Jagat Lama at Columbia Center for the Arts on July 18 at 7 p.m.
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?
Now that school is out for summer vacation, Kirby Nagelhout Construction will be entering the next phase of construction for the new May Street Elementary
The Hood River Elks Lodge held its annual Elks Student of the Year banquet on June 2, with guest speaker Yesenia Castro, Hood River Valley High School class of 2009. Andrea Quintana was chosen as Student of the Year, with Claire Powell as runner-up. Honorable mentions went to Nash Levy, Kati…
Members of the local ham radio club, the Radio Amateurs of the Gorge (RAGS), will be participating in the nation-wide Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on Saturday, June 22 at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM), off of Tucker Road. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and c…
May Street first-graders line up to take a field trip to the Oregon Zoo on Friday, decked out in fresh tie-dye. Tuesday completed the 2018-19 Hood River County School District year, a week late due to snow days needing to be added to the calendar. The year saw major changes in the district, …
The 2019 Hood River Rotary Scholarship recipients pose on the deck at Riverside Grill at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn June 13 after the annual scholarship luncheon. Front row, from left: Alison Thompson, Jamie Robinson, Izzy Starr, Marena Decker, Andrea Quintana and Estafani Reyes; back …
Temperatures are expected to climb into at least the mid-90s this week in some parts of Oregon. Health officials are recommending people prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Third-grader Josie Robideaux holds her audience as she performs “How Far I’ll Go” from the musical “Moana,” Monday at the annual talent show at Westside Elementary. Pianists, tumblers, a guitarist, and many other singers entertained students, staff and family members.
One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, which is causing grave and irreparable damage to the natural world and human society with about 40 percent of deaths worldwide being caused by water, air and soil pollution. I chose this topic bec…
At Wy’east Middle School, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program is available for students. Learners are individually recommended by teachers.
The Guardians of the LEGO Galaxy, a First Lego League team from Hood River Middle School, competed in the FLL International Open in Legoland, Calif., from May 17-19.
The Hood River County Education Foundation awarded $119,300 in college scholarships to 60 graduating seniors at last Thursday’s Scholarship Awards Night. In addition to the 34 high school scholarships, an additional $47,750 in Continuing College Scholarships was identified by the foundation …
Food Hero, a social marketing campaign, was developed 10 years ago by Oregon State University Extension Service. Food Hero’s mission is to work with Oregonians and community and state level partners to improve health outcomes through the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and hea…
Jovana De La Torre and Jamie Robinson were selected as the Elks Students of the Month for May. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
“In the U.S. today, it is more likely for police to pull over and frisk Latinos or blacks than whites. Racism has been an issue in our country for hundreds of years. Although we have come a long way, we still have a lot of room for improvement. I believe people shouldn’t be judged by their e…
By clear-cutting forests and destroying environments, we are not only harming the wildlife that give shelter, but also ourselves. According to conservation.org, over half of the world’s forests have been cut down within the last century. This rapid rate of deforestation is terrible in itself…
Juntos, pronounced “hoon toes,” is an Oregon State University Extension program that supports Latino students and their families in discovering and preparing for post-secondary educational and career opportunities through workshops, one-on-one mentoring, college visits and more.
Patty and Mike Schend were presented with the award “Friends in Education” by the Oregon Retired Educators Association at their annual state convention, held May 6-7, this year in Hood River. Making the presentation was Sue Hukari, Unit 20, OREA member.
Hood River Valley High School held its 22nd annual Community Work Day event May 22, which sent students to local sites and businesses, as well as to the high school’s grounds.
“Enough of mass shootings,” writes Jonathan Jones in “Blood Shed,” his contribution to an art display at Hood River Valley High School that addresses a wide range of social concerns and current events, ranging from climate change and drug abuse to inequality and body perception.
Hood River Soaring is celebrating its third anniversary with a paper glider contest and party on Wednesday, May 29 at Double Mountain Brewery from 6-9 p.m.
Beneath tents adorned with dozens of paper flags, each bearing the name, internment camp number and birthdate of a Hood River area resident of Japanese descent who was interned during World War II, the Japanese Heritage Garden celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, May 17, with a series …
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