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‘Big One 2.0’ emergency safety fair returns April 20

Coming back to Hood River is a hands-on safety fair and Cascadia Subduction earthquake presentation — “The Big One 2.0” — from 5-8 p.m. on April 20. It was standing room only last year, so this year, a new location with more room for activities was located at the Rockford Grange and West Side Fire station, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.

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CGCC board hears pleas for Sanctuary designation

Speakers in Hood River add to last month’s testimony in The Dalles

You cannot learn when you are afraid. That was the core message delivered by students, instructors, tutors, and community members to the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors.

Columbia Gorge ESD interviews finalists for superintendent April 19

Public invited to meet candidates

The Board of Directors for Columbia Gorge Education Service District has selected three finalists for the position of superintendent: Samuel Bogdanove, Penny Grotting, and Patricia Sublette. The finalists will tour the district, meet members of the public, and participate in a second round of interviews. Board Chair Paul Zastrow said, “We have excellent candidates who truly care about the kids we serve and the communities we live in.”

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Earth Day: March for Science in WS

Find, pull on, and lace up your walking shoes for this weekend’s March for Science in White Salmon.

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‘Tall Cop’ in HR

Hood River County Prevention, Hood River Police, Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, Hood River County School District, Providence Memorial Hospital Foundation and Youthink hosted Officer Jermaine Galloway April 12-13 for multiple presentations in Hood River.

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HRVHS Speech and Debate wins District

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team won its district tournament April 5-6.

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

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Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction April 13

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

Hood River ‘CarFit’ event May 7 at HRVAC

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, and all senior drivers find a better fit with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families on Sunday, May 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. To register, call 541-478-2363.

HRMS plans for town hall congestion - and civics lesson

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold town hall meetings Wednesday in Hood River and The Dalles.

‘Living Well’: Chronic disease workshop begins at HRVAC May 2

For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow their doctor’s recommendations and take care of their condition.

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Gaby Santa Cruz elected to State FFA

Courtney Castaneda wins State talent show

Gaby Santa Cruz, of the Hood River Valley High School FFA Chapter, was elected to serve the Oregon FFA Association at the Oregon FFA State Convention in Redmond on March 24-27.

Class Notes: Payton Rigert joins Alpha Lambda Delta

The Alpha Lambda Delta chapter at University of the Cumberlands (UC) welcomed 43 new members, including Payton Rigert of Hood River, during its annual banquet March 30.

‘Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care’ April 20

On Thursday, April 20 from 1-5 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class, “Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care,” designed to help anyone caring for an aging Oregonian to develop positive approaches to behavioral challenges common in those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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May St. Dinner-Auction

May Street students created a number of artworks in class that will be sold to benefit the school’s Artists in Residence program, including bowls and tiled mirrors, at the annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.