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‘Give Kids a Smile’

Sylvianna Marquez, RDH, takes a pause from cleaning teeth to let Ramon Garcia show his best fist pump from the dental chair during One Community Health’s Give Kids a Smile Day Feb. 14.

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May Street fifth graders open school store

May Street Elementary students have a new way to spend Dragon Dinero coupons they earn each day for being respectful, responsible and safe: A student-run store.

Horizon student claims spelling bee championship

Kai Robertson, eighth grader at Horizon Christian School, spelled his way to champion at the recent Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Spelling Bee in Camas, Wash. Ellie Rinella, sixth grade, took fourth place. Both students will compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee later this month.

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Morrison Park rezone hearing draws crowd

HR City Planning Commission extends comment period

Housing and public park needs took center stage at a Hood River Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night.

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13-pound meth bust on I-84 near Mosier

A Monday traffic stop on Interstate 84 near Mosier yielded 13 pounds of methamphetamine, authorities say.

Hearts of Gold celebration honors New, Pate

To truly have a heart of gold, you must put others above yourself — that’s the message behind Providence Hood River Foundation’s Hearts of Gold celebration, now in its 20th year.

Hood River Supply holds 67th annual meeting

Fiscal year 2016 was another successful year for the local cooperative Hood River Supply, announced President/CEO Pat McAllister at the 67th annual meeting on Feb. 9 at the Pine Grove Grange.

Soil and Water District: Water quality listing spurs a history lesson

Locals may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed the addition of 1,055 water quality limited stream segments to Oregon’s 303(d) list, including five waterways in the Hood River Basin.

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Anderson’s receives ‘comfort quilt’

Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Police Log, Feb. 13 to 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, Feb. 12 to 18

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Ice causes crashes on Dee Highway Thursday

Multiple crashes have resulted from an icy section of Dee Highway (Hwy. 281) near milepost 8.

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2017 INNOVATIVE TEACHING GRANTS: Education Foundation announces new funds

The Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded its annual grants to Hood River County School staff for funding innovative educational projects. Each year the foundation accepts grants from teachers and staff for enhancing student learning.

CGCC master plan aims for ‘cost-effective’ degree route, service to Hispanics

A “constant focus on student success,” outreach to the region’s Hispanic community and reinvigorated industry partnerships provide the compass points in 2017 for Columbia Gorge Community College, which entered the new year with a strategic roadmap to turn those priorities into reality, according to a press release.

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‘Green’ gainers

Hood River team Men In Green (back rows) won the field competition first place award at the recent Super Qualifiers in Portland.

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