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Chanting “Stop denying the earth is dying,” Hood River Middle School students skipped school this afternoon and marched through downtown Hood River, carrying signs protesting pollution and government inaction to climate change as part of the worldwide youth Climate Strike.

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Oregon State University Master Gardener volunteer and local orchardist Cindy Collins will offer a free program, “The Basics of Pruning,” on Thursday, March 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Fire Department/EMS building, 1785 Meyer Parkway.

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Donations are still coming in, said Next Door Development Officer Justine Ziegler, but this year’s Buddy Bowl has raised approximately $25,000 for Gorge Youth Mentoring. Above, Gutterly Ridiculous poses for the camera while Copper West Real Estate team, at left, one of the event’s top fundra…

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They will be hard to miss, in their matching school uniforms around town and at the schools, as a group of visitors from Hood River’s Sister City in Tsuruta, Japan, arrives Thursday for a week of activities in the Gorge.

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The HRVHS Speech and Debate team took 17 competitors to the 84th Singletary Tournament at Linfield College on Feb. 1-2. Students from 18 schools in two states competed at the long-running tournament. HRV sent seven speakers into the final rounds of competition. Earning top awards in their ev…

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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Hood River Valley High School art students recently learned their placement in the Oregon Scholastic Art Awards, and gold key winners are being featured in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts in February. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.

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The Guardians of the LEGO Galaxy, a Hood River Middle School FLL robotics team, took home three awards at the Oregon State FLL Championship: Third place for Robot Performance, second place overall and the Global Innovations Award for their project “Making Space Accessible for the Visually Impaired.”

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Six teams from Hood River County School District advanced in FTC Robotics last weekend, including five teams from Hood River Valley High School and one team from Wy’east Middle School after Saturday’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) League Play Championships in Bend.

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently announced the recipients of the Winter 2018 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.

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On Dec. 20, Mid Valley second grader Nico Ochoa sat grinning in the dental chair, thinking hard when asked what he wants for Christmas by staff at One Community Health (OCH). He’s just had brand-new sealants applied to his back teeth. But as he’s clearly missing his two front teeth, laughter erupts when it’s suggested he might want to ask Santa for those.

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While looking out the window at a dreary grey day, a wet, rainy day or a cold, snowy day, one might not consider it the best time to think about gardening.

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Eighteen teams of students ages 9-14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournament last Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Hood River Middle School.

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Join Gorge Owned for “Crisis on the Columbia: How two women made a difference on the Cold War River,” a lesson on the importance of cross-cultural alliances led by Katy Barber on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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At Hood River Valley High School, Amy Foley and Kathryn Davis each teach a new elective class called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). It’s designed to help increase equity and create opportunities for students who may have had no prior exposure to computers.

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Prospects for a student housing facility and regional skill center at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) moved forward Monday as The Dalles council voted unanimously to develop an intergovernmental agreement with the college and Wasco County to use enterprise zone funds for the student housing facility.

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