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Class Notes: Johnston wins award for origami talk; Sunby advances to Geography Bee

Nathan Johnston, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, won second Place in Expository Speaking at the Southridge High School Invitational Tournament on March 5.

Clark College to close Bingen Campus in June

Clark College has announced it will close its campus at Bingen Point on June 16 due to low enrollment. Students currently enrolled in classes will have the opportunity to work with college advisors to develop a plan to complete their programs.

CGCC offers workshop on Project Management

Columbia Gorge Community College is offering a new project management course this spring.

Gambling Awareness Month: Free addiction treatment offered to gamblers, families

March has been nationally designated as Gambling Awareness Month, and locally, the Center for Living is spreading the word about gambling addiction and free treatment options available to both gamblers and family members.

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Hood River Elks honor 'Most Valuable Students'

Elks National Foundation will give $4.1 million in three college scholarship programs.

Gorge Foundation notes two funding opportunities

Two funding opportunities are available to qualifying local non-profit organizations this spring through the Gorge Community Foundation.

Art, writing award winners announced

Hood River Valley High School students received word last month of their placement in the regional contest of the Scholastic Art and Writing awards, and were honored at an all-school fine arts assembly on Feb. 26.

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Fitt Loft raises new health opportunities

Plenty of work went into the newest workout space in town.

Gorge prevention programs gain tobacco cessation grants

Hood River County Prevention Department and North Central Public Health District have been awarded a 12 month, $25,000 development grant from the Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program at Oregon Health & Science University.

Decoding Dyslexia offers ‘ADHD 101’ March 15

According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in children and affects 11 percent of school-aged children in the United States — nearly 6.4 million.

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Occam’s Razor advances to robotics Super-Qualifier in Oakland

Occam’s Razor robotics team from Hood River Valley High School has advanced to the Super Regional competition in Oakland, Calif., March 24-26.

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HRVHS students receive Scholastic Art and Writing awards

Hood River Valley High School paid tribute to its artists and writers on Friday.

Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship announced

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) announces the opening of a new scholarship to support Gorge students attending college for science, technology, engineering or math degrees. The scholarship is named the Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship in honor of a brilliant man who grew up in the Gorge and passed away unexpectedly in 2012 at the age of 38.

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Middle schooler wins Tongue Twister Tournament

Wild words flew at a downtown meeting hall Friday, but it was not a political debate.

Hamada, Burns are Students of the Month

Claire Hamada and Emily Burns, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as the Elks January “Students of the Month.” Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.