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Wreaths from HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School student Ana Mendiola presents a wreath to Twin Peaks Restaurant employee Omar Gallegos.

HRCSD starts process for replacing Virk

At the Nov. 9 meeting of the Hood River County School District Board of Directors, Board Member Jan Veldhuisen Virk announced she will be stepping down from her position effective Feb. 1, 2017.

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Horizon Robotics team receives award

The Brick Busters, Horizon Christian School Robotic team, participated in the First Lego League Qualifying Tournament Dec. 3-4 in The Dalles. There were 20 teams represented at the tournament from around Oregon.

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Swags for Hospice

Odell Garden Club members Judy Wols Jackie Shaw, Jill McBee, Diana Carroll, Margaret Taylor and Norma Curtis, club president, recently made 64 mini swags at Hood River Valley High School for Heart of Hospice patients.

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Community organizations join forces to reduce hunger in the Gorge

Six months ago, representatives from over two dozen agencies and political offices met in The Dalles with an ambitious charge from the governor’s office: to form a coalition to decrease hunger and increase access to quality food in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Balloons for Benji

Mid Valley Elementary students and families gathered together...

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City honors Water Polo

Mayor Paul Blackburn greets the Hood River Valley High School’s state champion water polo team as they are honored in Monday’s Hood River City Council meeting.

Gorge Robotics tournaments coming: FLL competitions scheduled for Dec. in The Dalles and Odell

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Tournaments in December.

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‘It’s On Us’: students shine light on assault

It’s almost scary how little we talk about it.

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Historic collections and the community: What to know in making a year-end gift to the museum

As the holiday season draws near, The History Museum of Hood River County is getting ready for end-of-year gifts from donors who wish to take advantage of any tax benefits that their giving to charitable non-profit organizations can provide.

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Health Authority honor recognizes Lynne Frost and HRV health center

Long before she came to work at One Community Health (OCH), Lynne Frost believed strongly in a School-Based Health Center for her community.

First Book awards five grants to local programs

First Book is a national nonprofit organization (501c) with a simple mission: to provide new books to children and youth in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy — access to books. Team First Book/Hood River is part of the national literacy effort and has been awarding book grants since 2000.

Death Café returns to library Nov. 30

The Hood River Library will host its eighth Death Café on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Reading Room.

‘Being Mortal’ film screens Nov. 20 at Center for the Arts

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital holds a free screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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‘Stepping Outside Polite Conversation’: Tar Sands Valve Turners speak Tuesday in HR

The Tar Sands Valve Turners — not a rock band, but a group of committed anti-fossil fuel activists — will speak Nov. 15 in the Pioneer Room at Riverside Community Church in Hood River. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.