Parks District narrows director search to two

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District on Thursday winnowed down its search for a new director.

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Cascade Locks Port fills vacancy, talks overcrossing project

The Port of Cascade Locks Commission swore in its newest member Thursday, Dean Bump.

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‘Un Dia de Teatro’ — a free dance, music, theater event

Also: ‘Wearable Art’ In Columbia Art Gallery. Reserve free tickets for Aug. 27 program at CCA.

Un Día de Teatro is a culturally-rich evening of Latin dance, music, and live theatre coming to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 27 and hosted by Angel Reyes, Jr. The night includes a performance by local youth dancers Las Palomitas, a staged reading inspired by The Book of Unknown Americans performed by the award-winning Milagro Theatre, music and singing by guitarist Arturo Leyva, and beautiful flamenco dancing from Experience Flamenco.

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Heat advisory and fire alerts form double dose of late-August caution

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. As if you hadn’t noticed, it is hot out.

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Talking about bags

Mayor Paul Blackburn talks with Shallon Courser, Hood River Walmart representative, at Wednesday’s “plastic bag summit” at Hood River Library.

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Student delegation returns from Tsuruta

Rice art, museums, shrines, a cat café, a judo demonstration, host families and Pokémon were a few of the highlights for the group of 16 who returned to Hood River Wednesday.

Eat right: Making a healthy box lunch

Although it is summer, kids will be going back to school soon. With that comes the challenge of finding some good lunchbox meals that are healthy and that your child will eat. Not an easy task!

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Superintendent Dan Goldman’s new school year letter

Helping kids thrive, together

Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!

‘Music Festival of the Gorge’ returns Sept. 17

The Music Festival of the Gorge, now in its second year, happens at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Gleaners Get Going

Columbia Gorge Gleaning held a kick-off event on Aug. 13 .

‘Get Outside for Education’ fundraiser Aug. 27 at Waterfront

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) hosts Get Outside for Education at Waterfront Park on Aug. 27 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for five family members.

Give to the river Aug. 20: ‘Love Your Columbia Day’

The third annual Love Your Columbia Day takes place in Hood River Aug. 20, with special cleanup, restoration and celebrations along the river.

Kids invited to learn at Bonneville Dam Aug. 24

Fourth graders to receive “Every Kid in a Park” passes

Summer is winding down, and next year’s passes for fourth graders will soon be available at Bonneville Dam.

Back-to-school tips for parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

School District announces Finance Advisory vacancies

To increase communication with the public, staff and the school board, and to provide for greater citizen involvement, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors has established a Finance Advisory Committee.