Rotary hands out dictionaries

For the last 24 years, the Hood River Rotary Club has given a paper dictionary to every fifth grader in Hood River County. The club is rolling out this year's program.

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HRVHS Speech and Debate finds tournament success

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team took advanced students to two tournaments in October, said HRVHS Speech and Debate Coach DeLona Campos-Davis.

Cascade Locks ‘Excel’ program receives funding boost from area businesses

Copperwest Properties, Celilo Restaurant and the Hood River County Education Foundation have joined forces to ensure that after-school programs at Cascade Locks Elementary School are expanded to include more students. The school district has been running the after-school “Excel Program” since 2013, but recently sustained a 50 percent reduction in federal funding for the program. This has resulted in serving fewer students and more limited programming.

Elks Students of the Month: Elks select Elizabeth Bailey, Alden Gendreau as October Students of the Month

Elizabeth Bailey and Alden Gendreau, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Elks October Students of the Month.

‘Live Your Dream’ award applications due Dec. 1

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards.

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‘Roots School and Makery’ opens

There’s a new school in town: Roots School and Makery.

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Tsuruta visit

Guests from Tsuruta High School, Hood River Valley High School’s sister city school in Japan, were in town this week.

Community: Shelter Services gears up for season, Helping Hands hosts event

“Want to give useful items?” asked Bev Carpenter, a volunteer with Hood River Shelter Services.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

Saundra Buchanan earns School Finance certification

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) announced that Saundra Lee Buchanan, SFO, Chief School Financial Officer of Hood River County School District, has earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO).

White Salmon School District receives grant

At-risk and struggling first through eighth graders in the White Salmon Valley School District will continue to have a safe place to go after school, to receive valuable help with academics and other life skills.

CGCC board formally opposes Trump plan to rescind Dreamers’ program

Columbia Gorge Community College board members last week formally opposed efforts by the White House to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, joining a national effort by the American Association of Community Colleges to encourage federal legislation allowing DACA recipients to pursue higher education in the United States, according to a college press release.

Community college board announces president search committee members

The quest for the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College entered a key phase this week with selection of a 17-member search committee by college board members Tuesday evening.

‘Hood River Word’s Fair’ Oct. 20-22

Words, stories, reading, and literature are the focus at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Hood River Words Fair coming Oct. 20-22.

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HRVHS art students honored at Carnegie Hall

Three Hood River Valley High School art students received a first-time honor last school year that took them all the way to New York City.