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‘Pass The Pig’: HRVHS plans FFA Week events

National FFA week is Feb. 21-27 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Immanuel Lutheran youth donate bikes to May St., Westside

Pastor Jeff Mueller hopes to start trend

May Street Elementary isn’t usually crowded in the afternoons after school, but on Wednesday, Jan. 27, the entryway was packed.

HRCSD seeks capital bond

School Board considers May Street replacement

Hood River County School District is pursuing a capital bond, which they hope to present to voters on the May election ballot.

CGCC considers potential cost of search for new president

President Frank Toda's contract set to expire

Looking forward to the upcoming budget process for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the cost and process of a possible national search for a new college president was discussed by the board at its January board meeting.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts program announces staff

Two local chefs will serve as chef instructor and administrator for a new Gorge-wide 12-week culinary training program, the Fresh Start Culinary Arts.

Presidential trivia: The ‘S’ in Harry S. Truman and other fun facts

Q: What do Abraham Lincoln and George Washington have in common? A: They were both born on a holiday.

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Lions trailers offer another option for recycling containers

LEOS continue to collect those bottles and cans that have a five cent refund value in the Rosauers parking lot the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The student service group receives about 10,000 donated water, pop and beer containers per month — that’s $500 when they get the nickel refund for each bottle and can — but they would appreciate more.

Dog River hosts avalanche awareness program on Jan. 21

The Mt. Hood National Forest Service will be presenting an avalanche awareness program on Jan. 21 and Feb. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Dog River Coffee, 411 Oak Street, Hood River.

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HRVHS robotics runs the table at League

The hosting Hood River Valley High School robotics teams dominated the on-field play and the awards section of Saturday’s League First Technology competition.

Newcomb, Guzman are students of the month

Olivia Newcomb and Michael Guzman, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the latest Elks Students of the Month.

Speech-Debate scores well at Pacific U.

Ella VanCott, Mason Leavitt, Sofie Larsen Teskey and Katelyn McAllister took top honors Jan. 8-9 as the Hood River Valley Speech and Debate Team attended the Hap Hingston Invitational at Pacific University, the team’s first two-day tournament of the year.

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YoHOHs, friends spread cheer

On a cold, wet and windy Friday afternoon, while most students were leaving for winter break, the Hood River the Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOH) club met up with Santa (Robin Pereyda) in the front lobby of school to begin their annual Christmas outing.

Tongue Twister Tourney returns Feb. 26

Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) has announced the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament will take place on Feb. 26, at a new location – Butler Bank Social Cub, 301 Oak St.

Wheat Foundation offers scholarship

The Oregon Wheat Foundation will dole out up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.

HRVHS hosts FTC Robotics League Championships Saturday

Six FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotics teams from Hood River County schools will compete Saturday at Hood River Valley High School after the last of eight League Play competitions this season was held Jan. 7.

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