Host families needed for exchange students

Leslie Melby, E.F. High School Student Exchange Year IEC, is looking for host families for two boys who will be attending Hood River Valley High School this year.

Extension Report: Home canners, food safety is just a class or two away

Barbeques and potlucks of summer call to mind a few food-related notions for me.

Summer Meals served in Odell

The Hood River County School District Summer Meals program started June 30 and will run through July 22 at Mid Valley Elementary cafeteria, 3686 David Dr., Odell.

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Ewald and Maurer retire from CGCC after 30 years

With the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is bidding “adieu” to two longtime members of its academic community.

Class Notes: Noah Tauscher attends Grammy Camp

The Grammy Foundation recently announced that Noah Tauscher, a Hood River Valley High School senior, was selected to attend Grammy Camp 2014, to be held this July on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles.

Class Notes: Harris graduates from Colorado College

Stephanie Harris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science from Colorado College. Harris is a 2010 graduate of Hood River Valley High School.

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Honors extended to Mayor Nakano as Tsuruta group arrives Tuesday

Sister City’s 37th year

The Tsuruta-Hood River Sister city Program has seen some big celebrations in its 37 years, but none like next week’s.

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OSU’s food preservation and safety hotline opens July 14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Extension Service’s food preservation and safety hotline will help Oregonians safely can and preserve their garden’s abundance again this summer.

Mid Valley News: Eighth-grader designs new El Mercado logo

El Mercado del Valle has a new logo, thanks to Wy’east Middle School eighth-grader Jairo Munoz.

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HRVHS Class of 2014 up for whatever comes next

The Hood River Valley High School Class of 2014’s motto is an oft-quoted lyric from John Lennon’s 1971 hit “Imagine,” that states: “You may think that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

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Horizon grad sums it up: ‘We made it through together’

Roller-skating incidents, teachers’ waistlines, and misplaced homework assignments lined up as humor fodder in Saturday’s Class of 2014 commencement at Horizon Christian School.

Elks Lodge Student of the Year banquet honors volunteer efforts and academics

The 17th annual Student of the Year Banquet was held in the Hood River Elks Lodge ballroom on June 1. The 18 monthly award winners were honored for their volunteer efforts in the community as well as their academic and activities work at school.

CGCC foundation receives major endowment for nursing grants

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation received a donation of stock valued at more than $400,000 from Robert and Annabelle Vogel of The Dalles.

Art of honor: Klahre students create works celebrating local heroes

Students of the Klahre House Alternative School are unveiling their recently completed group art project on June 11. The students want to share their art with the community at an opening ceremony.