It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…
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…
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…
For the third year in a row, Westside Elementary has partnered with Columbia Riverkeeper to help second-graders get hands-on education in Nichols Basin on the Hood River waterfront.
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 …
Beginning summer 2020, schools will see a historic investment in education, thanks to the Student Success Act passed by the Oregon Legislature last spring.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
Hood River Valley High School senior Eva Jones has been accepted to attend the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 21
One new school and numerous new, more secure, front entrances will greet students and families as the 2019-20 School year begins on Tuesday.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently introduced the 17 middle and high school students from Hood River and The Dalles who will serve as Chief Science Officers this coming school year.
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.
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.
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- This will be a packed weekend in Hood River County
- Bridge of the Gods to start electronic tolling in 2020
- Obituary: Rick Nishimoto
- Parks district considers funding options for new aquatic center
- Death Notices, Oct. 16 edition: Margaret Larsen, Mary Mauroni, Lyle Stubbs, Marlys Elaine Krein and Ruvim Andryushin
- Another Voice: Vote no on Measure 14-67: Protect our democratic process
- Another Voice: Parks Protection Measure: Let the people decide
- Letters to the Editor for Oct. 12
- Obituary: Mariloy Fowler
- Obituary: David Phelps
- POLICE LOG, Oct. 6 to 12
- Stories of Hope: Next Door shares Sept. event stories
- Don’t fall in the fall: Some of the leading causes of injury can be prevented
- Hood River Watershed Group hosts Clean Rivers Coalition presentation
- Water polo results: Ochesky lobs last-second winner; Boys overcome Parkrose, lose to David Douglas
- Yakama, Lummi Nations call for removal of Columbia Basin dams
- Radio Tierra celebrates 15 years
- City-only parks measure, West Side Fire levy renewal on Nov. 5 ballot