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Cascade Locks students create inspiring art

The Charburger Restaurant in Cascade Locks recently accepted a generous donation of art from students at Cascade Locks Elementary School. The piece was created as part of a Columbia Gorge Arts in Education project at the school last month.

Fashing and Greenwald were Elks’ March Students of the Month

Allison Fashing and Naomi Greenwald, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Hood River Elks Club’s March Students of the Month. They both received checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

‘Disheartening’ reductions needed in new school budget

The Hood River County School Board passed the 2014-15 budget Tuesday, with no one from the sparse crowd choosing to speak when Budget Committee Chair Chip Dickinson opened the floor to public comment.

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Three girls share big hearts for one mission

The noisy coins clink and slosh in the big white bin, hand-labeled with the famous pink ribbon denoting breast cancer awareness. That “noise” has become the sweetest sound for three seventh-grade girls at Wy’east Middle School who, over the last seven months, raised $139.50 to help prevent breast cancer in our community.

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Quick action saves prom event

Hood River Valley High School students made the best of a bad weather situation on Saturday when prom was moved from Timberline Lodge to the school’s cafeteria and commons areas.

Discovery Center hosts Mother’s Day dinner, free guided wildflower walk

THE DALLES — The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is offering free admission to everyone during the annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza on May 11. The first 50 mothers will receive a special gift from the Columbia River Trading Company.

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Eddy’s scholarship a first for Warner Pacific

As part of Restore College Wrestling movement, Warner Pacific revives team

Hood River Valley High School alumni Katy Eddy posed for a photo recently alongside Warner Pacific College coach Frank Johnson, while signing a letter of intent to wrestle under scholarship for the school’s newly formed women’s wrestling team.

Dr. Angel Pilato at WAAAM May 10

‘How being part of history turned into a memoir’

Continuing with the annual tradition, the May 10 Second Saturday events at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the American armed forces. WAAAM’s military fleet of airplanes and automobiles will be flying and driving to celebrate the day.

First Book of Hood River County gives grants to local groups

The Hood River Valley High School Teen Parent Program received books from First Book-Hood River County on Feb. 14. The Hood River County Children’s Librarian, Jana Hannigan, played the ukulele while the young children and their moms sang and bounced to the music.

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Peter Pan flies at Wy’east

Students learn about community while presenting drama this weekend

You can’t script what happens backstage — but you can use it as a teaching moment.

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May Street’s Ed Walston looks back on 37 years caring for ‘a second home’

“Got your running shoes?” Ed Walston asks when you tell him you plan to follow him around on the job for awhile.

HRMS team places third at Wind Challenge

One-hundred high school and middle school students from across the Columbia Gorge competed in the 2014 Wind Challenge event on May 3, racing against the clock to build the strongest, fastest wind turbines.

Military month is back at WAAAM May 10

Continuing with the annual tradition, the May 10 Second Saturday events at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the American armed forces. WAAAM’s military fleet of airplanes and automobiles will be flying and driving to celebrate the day.

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HRVHS students advance to HOSA nationals, ask for community help

Hood River Valley High School students excelled in health and science occupational knowledge competition at the recent state HOSA conference, earning berths at nationals June 24-29 in Orlando, Fla.

GTA’s first STEAM Career Day succeeds

The Gorge Technology Alliance held its first-ever STEAM Career Day for students in the region April 25 in The Dalles.