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HR Latino Festival

Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.

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CGCC hosts Culture Fest 2017

Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes people from all walks of life to Culture Fest 2017 on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at the Hood River campus.

Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

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Family Engineering Night a hit at Westside School

Tumbling towers of toilet paper rolls, cantilevered domino diving boards, flying cotton balls from popsicle stick trebuchets — this was the scene at Westside Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 as students and families worked together on a variety of STEM challenges at Family Engineering Night. Some of the challenges required teamwork, others encouraged competition.

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HRVHS Prom Court 2017

Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.

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Oregon Partners of the Americas meets May 20

Want to be a host to adult Costa Ricans in Hood River? Want to travel to Costa Rica and be hosted there as well?

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

Project Graduation seeks donations

On June 9, the senior class of Hood River Valley High will celebrate its graduation with an all-night party. Project Graduation 2017 is organized by volunteer parents to honor graduates and provide a safe place to celebrate.

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‘Moral imperative’ moves CGCC to declare sanctuary

The voices of farm workers were heard, literally, during Tuesday’s Columbia Gorge Community College Board meeting.

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Art of Flight: Artist, WAAAM help students

“Everything you see in here flies.”

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Pick of the Week: Raices annual organic plant sale May 13

Hood River Valley High School FFA holds plant sale May 13-14

For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold its organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

Need a job with a future? Fresh Start begins new term on May 30

On May 30, Fresh Start Culinary Arts program begins its sixth term providing a 12-week, 40-hour-a-week intensive culinary training program for Gorge area residents.

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Masons give bikes at Westside

On May 4, the Masonic Lodge of White Salmon donated two bikes to Westside Elementary School fourth grade students, Ricardo Flores and Jacob Smith, reports Principal Bill Newton.

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Wy’east Pandroids return from Worlds

The Pandroids robotics team from Wy’east Middle School participated in the First Lego League World Festival in Houston, Texas, last month.