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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.

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A memorable basketball game happened Saturday in May Street’s Teddy Webber Gym, part of the afternoon open house called “Dragon Bash.”

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“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.

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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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A new Hood River County School District parent group — Familias Unidas — will host its first-ever “Migrant Education” summit on Saturday, June 1 at Wy’east Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be in Spanish, with English interpretation available.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center invite the public to celebrate the 26th Annual Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual commemoration highlights the spectacular journeys that migratory birds take each year as they trav…

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A celebration in support of Hood River Valley High School sophomore Jesus Ledezma, a member of the HRVHS boys’ soccer team who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, brought a large crowd to the high school gym and cafeteria Thursday evening. While the number hasn’t been finalized, teacher Ca…

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is seeking businesses and organizations to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held on June 7 from 5–7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

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Visitors spending time along the waterfront will see a number of new signs installed in the coming months, each offering valuable safety and directional information, as well as info on local history and geography.

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Jokes about Rajneeshees and rednecks fell quickly away Wednesday as scarlet-clad educators and community members got serious in their 4:30 p.m. rally and march in support of education.

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Two challengers — Loran Ayles and Stephen Shwiff — face incumbent Chrissy Reitz, the current board chair, in the race for Position 1 on Hood River County School District Board of Directors.

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For nearly five months, a group of four 18-year-old students have been passionately researching, designing, building, programming and testing a specialized gaming controller for a local Columbia High School student with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is seeking businesses and organizations to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held on June 7 from 5–7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

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Runners catch their breath Wednesday in front of May Street Elementary during Dragon Dash, an annual fundraiser held throughout the day. Students run laps around the school, having gathered pledges, with the funds turned over to Parent Teacher Organization. Funds will be used for health, wel…

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Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate took 15 students, pictured at far left, to the OSAA State Tournament at Western Oregon University in Monmouth on April 19-20. Seniors Emily Mitchell and Sarah Wang, also pictured, were awarded medals as four-year State Qualifiers, two of only 2…

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Dr. David Russo, right, accepts Superintendent Dan Goldman’s congratulations after Russo was sworn in Wednesday as Director for Dist. 2, in the Hood River County School Board’s special meeting at Pine Grove School gymnasium. Russo was selected after brief interviews by a 3-2 vote, over fello…

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Meet the court for Spring Prom at Hood River Valley High School. Prom fills The Dalles Readiness Center on the night of April 27. This year’s theme is “Sunset in the Gorge.” HRVHS has close to 1,400 students. Last year, the Junior Class Officers of the Class of 2019 decided to increase the n…

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Shoppers can choose from a large selection of edible plants and perennials at the Rockford Grange Plant Sale Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rockford Grange, 4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River.

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Hood River Middle School, an overcrowded locus of the ongoing school district boundary revision discussion, will be host of the last public forum on the subject Tuesday at 6 p.m. The community will see the revised report by the Hood River County School District Boundary Committee, and have t…

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On April 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team hosted the OSAA District 9 State Qualifier tournament. Teams from Cove Charter School, Pine Eagle Charter School and Pendleton High School competed with HRVHS to represent District 9 at the State Tournament, which will be h…

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HRVHS Girl Up is collecting used bras and sports bras for local women in need as well as for homeless shelters around the United States. Locally, the bras will be distributed through Helping Hands Against Violence Women’s Shelter and FISH Food Bank with the help of the high school PERIOD Club.

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Experience the power of empathy with “Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic: Simulation and Student Panel,” a hands-on event designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily, on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Little Oak Monte…

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The Hood River Valley FFA Chapter will host its 11th annual steak feed and silent auction on Saturday, April 13 in the Community Building at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Dinner and beer garden will begin at 6 p.m.

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Saturday masonry work is among the steps taken to make up for lost time due to the winter weather in February on the May Street School building project.

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