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Decoding Dyslexia Chapter shares its message in Salem

Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia attended the Senate Committee Hearing on Education regarding Senate Bill 612 on March 17. Parents, teachers, students, professionals and elected officials testified at the legislative hearing and supporters of the bill packed hearing room C as well as two overflow rooms.

Yesteryears: Feud over future of Wells Island continues in 1985

The feud over who will determine the future of Wells Island goes on. City counselors hesitantly passed an ordinance adopting background information and implementing language and map amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance conserving Wells Island, but it didn’t go over unanimously. The council voted on the ordinance at Monday’s noon meeting, and passed it 5-2.

‘Proud and honored to be here’

“On behalf of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, I want to thank all of those in our community who participated in the first ‘Share the Warmth’ event,” writes Rev. Anna Carmichael.

HRV Fashion Club is hosting youth fashion camp April 11

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

Parkdale News: Parkdale carnival a big success

Each year the Parkdale Elementary School carnival raises funds to help students by providing money for field trips, school assemblies and provides additional funds for music, PE and art programs that the school could otherwise not afford.

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

Wy’east Students participate in Math Challenge on Pi Day

Henkle Middle School in White Salmon held its annual regional Middle School Math competition last weekend, appropriately on Pi Day, 3/14/15.

Familiar faces, new places: School district announces three local hires

Hood River County School District announced three new hires Friday, all education leaders from in town. The schools will see a new athletic director at Hood River Valley High School, a new principal at Mid Valley Elementary School and a new district transportation supervisor.

CAST will hold summer musical auditions April 1-2

CAST Theater announces auditions for the upcoming summer musical “Next to Normal” on April 1-2, at 7 p.m., in the HRVHS Music Room, with director Mark Steighner.

Fruit Company plans April 3 ‘Warehouse Extravaganza’

The Fruit Company has designated every Friday as “Fruit Friday” — a time when local customers and visitors can purchase world-renowned orchard fresh fruit at favorable discounted prices.

All Animal Care welcomes new owner, vet

Dr. Kathryn Holmes purchased All Animal Care Clinic on March 1, and began her practice on Monday, March 23.

CHURCH NEWS: Valley Worship Center Easter services planned

Updated for March 24

The community is invited to attend Valley Worship Center’s Easter celebration events on Sunday, April 5 at 5780 Hwy. 35 in Mt. Hood. A free Easter Sunday breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the Easter Celebration Service at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Don Howell.

Sheriff Log, March 15 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River

Toxic gauntlets: Clear the smoke on tobacco policies

Hood River City Council is right to be notching up its tobacco use policy.

Letters to the Editor for March 25

Position 5 candidate; Sense and sensibility; Punchbowl parking lot?; more

Entertainment Update for March 25

Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah at River City April 2; Ed Swick at The Pines; more

Unique guitar concert at HR Library April 8

Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will take you on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.

Hapa Hillbillies accompany Chaplin silent films Saturday

A unique marriage of film and music arrives Saturday night with the screening of four c. 1917 Charlie Chaplin silent films accompanied by local musicians performing traditional and newly-written music. The Hapa Hillbillies will perform along with the films in the 7:30 p.m. all-ages show at Columbia Center for the Arts (details below).

Remote volcano monitoring stations proposed for Hood Wilderness

The Mount Hood National Forest is accepting comments on a U.S. Geological Survey–Cascades Volcano Observatory proposal to install four volcano monitoring stations on the upper flanks of Mount Hood. The unmanned remote monitoring stations would be located in the Wilderness area, occupying a total of 105 square feet of land. These proposed stations would be constructed with minimal impact on the environment, located away from trails, and painted to blend in with the surroundings.

Zombie coal subsidy returns and gets killed again

Call it the zombie subsidy.