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Graduation 2016: HRV grads weather the storm to receive diplomas

It was rainy, it was windy, it was cold, but the weather Friday night at Henderson Community Stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the Hood River Valley High School students and their loved ones who gathered to watch the Class of 2016 graduate.

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A ‘Classic’ Begins: Teen brings Jackpot livestock tradition to Hood River County

About 75 youngsters wrangled their hogs, sheep and swine at a Jackpot livestock show in Hood River County on Saturday.

HRCSD offers breakfast, lunch this summer

Hood River County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program and is offering breakfast and lunch at no charge for children ages 1-18 from July 6 to July 27 at the following times:

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Fresh Start launches class series for home cooks

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks, and one class for kids, beginning Thursday, June 23, with a pasta and ravioli class.

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Vista House hosting summer song circles

CORBETT — Voices will join together at Vista House this summer.

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Golden Rule Peace Boat visits the Gorge

Stop includes potluck, anti-nuke forum

The historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat is in Hood River, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper.

Explore beliefs and rituals surrounding death, dying

Throughout the world there exists tremendous variation in how people view and treat death: in the ritual practices tied to the disposition of the deceased, in forms of bereavement and remembrance, in the meaning and definitions attached to death, and in how people care for the dying or prepare for their own death.

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Grads come to May Street

New this year at schools in the Hood River County School District: Graduating seniors visited their elementary schools to parade the hallways in cap and gown.

HRVHS presents student awards

HRVHS presents

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HRVHS faculty names top 2015-16 scholars

Hood River Valley High School faculty honored its Scholars of the Year, at last week’s Evening of Excellence Academic award banquet. Teachers provided these profiles of the students. Most received their diplomas Friday night at the HRVHS Commencement.

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Payton Rigert awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship

Payton Rigert, a Hood River Valley High School senior, was awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2016-1017 academic year by the local Chapter AE of P.E.O.

Gorge Gulp brings local ales; focus on opportunities for kids

Recent train derailments nor Gorge-wide gridlock did not stop the Gorge Gulp fundraising efforts of the Hood River County Education Foundation last Friday night at Venue 301.

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Attentive Parenting: The Next Door gains $50,000 Community Foundation grant

The Next Door has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support its work as the Parenting Education Hub for Wasco and Hood River Counties. This funding will enable The Next Door to continue providing parenting education class series.

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Rachel Harry wins a Tony

Current, former students nominate theater teacher

Sunday’s Tony Awards playbill will contain a familiar name and school, thanks to the efforts of students and community members.

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Blake Winner crowned Mr. HRV

Mr. HRV played to a full house June 2 at Hood River Valley High School.