‘A grave situation’ May 13 highlights Oregon’s asylum cemeteries

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society's May Program will be "A Grave Situation," an historic overview of Oregon’s asylum cemeteries and current recovery programs to find lost family members, on Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles.

HRVHS music students win spots at state championships in May

Hood River Valley High School music students are headed to the State Choir and Band Championships. Both the HRVHS Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers have qualified. Dan Kenealy, band and choir teacher, said the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers performed at a music contest in Pendleton, Ore., on March 22.

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Summer youth employment at Next Door

May 1 is the deadline to apply for Summer Youth Employment jobs, a program of The Next Door. This program helps youth learn valuable new skills via trail stewardship work.

Patterson takes second at Oregon Speech event

Ruby Patterson won second place in Original Oratory at the OSAA State Speech competition on April 22.

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Steelhead Robotics returns from World event

Robotics team Steelhead from Hood River Valley High School participated in the First FTC Worlds competition in Houston, Texas, last week.

Local students named to OSU honor roll

A total of 1,241 Oregon State University students earned 4.0 GPA and have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for Winter term. Another 4,481 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing.

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Destination Imagination team prepares for Global Finals

A group of 11- and 12-year-olds from the Gorge goes to the Destination Imagination Global Finals next month at the University of Tennessee.

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Facing the Big One: Public learns about Cascadia quake at open house

Scenes of devastation await Oregon when — not if, according to state emergency officials — the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits the Pacific Coast, impacting millions.

‘Kindergarten Roundup’ May 1-5 for Hood River County School District

The Hood River County School District will hold its annual “Kindergarten Roundup” May 1-5.

Farming film screening and discussion happen April 27

The Hood River Library will host a screening and discussion of “Gaining Ground” on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza named Elks March Students of the Month

Vanessa Silva and Alexander Pedroza, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the March Elks Students of the Month.

CarFit Technician training held April 30

There will be a CarFit Technician training class at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Sunday, April 30 beginning at 1 p.m. This four-hour training course will allow participants to become fully certified to help run CarFit events.

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HAHRC Beats: Enjoy food more while eating less

One way to enjoy your food more and to eat less is to try “mindful” eating. You may have heard the phrase “mindfulness” being used a lot lately. What does mindfulness mean?

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Día de los Niños celebration April 28

Event comes to Mid Valley Elementary School gym, open to ages 0-18

The Hood River County Library will be celebrating Día de los Niños on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Mid Valley Elementary School, in the gym.

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Five local teens get ready to ‘soar’

Five local teens have completed an eight-week ground school course to prepare them for flight training and certification as private glider pilots.