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CGCC president calls for Indian Creek campus closure

Deficit leads to Toda’s recommendation, which would be temporary – but ‘not a done deal,’ one board member says

Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.

DAR hosts history essay contest for local students

The Celilo Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is hosting an essay contest for all students in grades 5-12 living in the Gorge.

‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set for Thursday at HRVHS

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art”. (The headline in the No. 15 article contained an incorrect date.)

Pacific Power issues outage reminders

Leave your porch light on, and more

With cold windy weather blowing into parts of the Northwest, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set Nov. 22

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art."

School named after Stevensons

The White Salmon Valley Intermediate School has been renamed the Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School in honor of the White Salmon power couple who passed away a day apart in late August after 73 years of marriage.

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Rigert named to national 4-H team

HRV junior will be MC at 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Payton Rigert, a junior at HRVHS, has been selected for the Youth Leadership Team for the upcoming 4-H National Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia. Rigert will join 11 other 4-H teens to preside over the 1,000 congress delegates from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

Gorge Food industry forum planned for Nov. 18 in HR

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), Washington State University and Gorge Grown Food Network are hosting a forum about the current and future state of value-added food processing industry in the Gorge on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

Free discussion Nov. 2 about food and citizenship

Oregon is famous for its food — for its long traditions in agriculture and fisheries, and also for its role in the movement to promote whole food in communities, schools, and home kitchens.

Library holds ‘History Resources’ event Oct. 30

Celebrate Family History Month at the Hood River Library at a free event with Library Director Buzzy Nielsen, “Family History Resources at Your Library and Beyond” on Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Free.

‘Backyard Biodiversity’ Oct. 29 at the White Salmon library

Do you have an interest in attracting pollinators, birds and beneficial insects?

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Lions renew vision screens in schools

Local Lions Clubs once again increased their goal for student vision screenings to include all grades in all of the elementary schools and middle schools in Hood River County, reports Lion Heidi Venture.

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HRVHS grad Alonso Magana’s photographs blur lines between reality and fantasy

Alonso Magana, 18, is a freshman at Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) in Portland, majoring in photography. An Odell native, Magana has always been interested in art — he just didn’t think he was any good at it.

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Legacy in Glass: Entryway mosaic presents students’ many pursuits

The entryway at Wy’east Middle School is much more colorful these days, thanks to a SPROUTS Club stained glass project held after school last year.

Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class teaches life saving skills

Registration deadline Oct. 17

Looking to learn life-saving skills? The American Red Cross is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hood River Armory.