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Robotics tournament

Steelheads of Hood River Valley High School won the Inspire Award, the highest honor at the First Robotics regional qualifier Sunday at the school.

Ninth ‘Death Café‘ scheduled for Jan. 25

The Hood River Library will host its ninth Death Café on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

State Capital Page program seeks teen applicants for 2017

The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate will once again be hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the legislative process in an up-close and personal way in a space of approximately six hours. In the last legislative session in 2015, over 400 students participated in the Senate and House programs.

Toastmasters club begins Youth Leadership Program

Toastmasters is an opportunity to gain confidence in front of an audience, build leadership skills, and can help with a range of professional growth skills from job interviews to promotions.

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‘Strong People’ classes expand

OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.

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Argentine visitor expands horizons in Hood River visit

Seventeen-year-old Sofía Pugnaloni, from Argentina, has a talent for learning English.

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

Closures and cancelations for Friday, Jan. 20

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Library celebrates updated children’s area

New shelves, furniture and Nilsson mural

Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area of the Hood River Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. This kid-friendly event starts with wacky Mo Phillips and his band, followed by food, games, prizes and more. Meet the artists and craftsmen who worked on this project.

GTA hosts presentation on OSU drone programs

Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) will host a Jan. 24 presentation on how Oregon State University (OSU) is using unmanned (or “drone”) systems on land, in the air and on-water/ underwater in faculty and student research.

Schools adopt ‘Safe Zones’

Thursday the Hood River County School Board passed a resolution described by Superintendent Dan Goldman as a “very powerful” effort to protect undocumented students at school.

Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

Weekly SOAR Citizenship classes start Jan. 13

The Hood River Library will be hosting SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) citizenship classes on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 13 and running through April 28. The course will be conducted in intermediate level English.

Vaca, Bricker are December Elks Students of the Month

Adrianna Vaca and Elizabeth Bricker, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as Elks December Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during a Lodge meeting.

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Interesting People Series: Nepali trek guide speaks Jan. 5 at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Chandra Man Bajyoo, a 43-year-old Nepali guide who has done more than 100 treks in the Himalayas, will speak about his experiences at the Mt. Hood Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. This is the first in a series of “Interesting People” talks at the community center, located at 6575 Hwy. 35 in the upper Hood River valley.

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Fermentation 101: new course toasts brewers of all stripes

The Columbia Gorge is now home to an estimated 45 wineries, 14 breweries, 13 cideries, two distilleries, and one of the world’s largest yeast laboratories — not counting dozens, probably hundreds, of home brewers.