Survivors of Suicide Loss Day set for Nov. 21

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as stories of healing and hope are shared through viewing a video created by the American Federation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

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What would we do? Agencies combine for school shooting drill at HRVHS

A drill challenged Hood River Valley High School to imagine the devastation of an active shooter on campus, and how local officials would coordinate a team response.

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Apland supports African children’s library

Apland Jewelers has an open suitcase for the community to fill with books to support the initiation of a library at the Kitarini Maasai Children’s School in the rural Longido district of northern Tanzania, where 450 children attend.

‘Fifty Year Trail of Ink’: Babitz talks history Nov. 4

Former mayor and active historian Arthur Babitz will speak on “Newspapers, Boom Towns, and Mental Health in the Old West” Nov. 4 in a Sense of Place Lecture at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Gorge Owned.

Library hosts creative writing workshop and public reading

Libraries of Eastern Oregon presents a creative writing workshop and reading by author Carmiel Banasky at the Hood River Library on Monday, Nov. 9. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. with reading and discussion to follow at 7:45 p.m.

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River Travelers

Hood River native Rachel Mallon, left, prepares to leave Hood River marina Monday with Leah Shamlian, as part of an adventure sponsored by OAR Northwest, a non-profit outdoor education program based in Washington state. Mallon and Shamlian are on a 45-day row from the Columbia River headwaters in British Columbia to the mouth of the river.

Students of the Month: Hood River Elks Lodge chooses Scarborough and Noteboom

Laura Scarborough and Noah Noteboom, two Hood River Valley High seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first students of the month recipients. Both are very active in and out of school and are very involved in their community. They were introduced at a recent Lodge meeting and presented checks for $100.

Accommodations: Don’t go to school without them

Join the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia as they host literacy expert Barbara Steinberg, M. Ed., at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Socializing will be from 6-6:30 p.m.

Presentation explores native soils, plants of the Gorge

Soil is the foundation of our natural resources, our wealth, our food — and most of us know very little about it. Friday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a free presentation: “Soil: What it is and how it works with our native plants.”

Bruce Parker named new Horizon trustee

Horizon Christian School has announced that it has elected Pastor Bruce Parker to the Board of Trustees, effective Oct. 7, 2015. In addition to his duties, Parker will become part of the church relations committee of the Board.

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Mayor’s apology marks Indigenous Day

‘Let us all share the spirit to make it correct’

“I am sorry.”

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HRVHS Royalty

King Noah Noteboom watches as Queen Sophia Marble is wrapped in the royal Homecoming cape by 2014 Homecoming Queen Lulu Rodriquez during Friday night’s halftime coronation ceremony.

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ASPIRE’s Roberts receives honor from Michelle Obama

When educators from around the nation meet Oct. 21 for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative conference in Washington, D.C., Lisa Roberts, ASPIRE Coordinator at Hood River Valley High School, will be among them.

‘Walk to Remember’ honors lost babies

The second annual Walk to Remember will feature a change or two, but the purpose of the walk remains the same: the observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in support of those who have lost a pregnancy or baby.

Debate sends six to first tournament

Six new members of the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team began the competition season at the Silverton Novice Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10.