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Wy’east High School class of 1967 held its 55-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 13. Mike and Sue Faulkender opened up their private campground in Parkdale for their classmates.

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Wy’ east Middle School seventh graders unveil the newest Peace Pole dedicated by the Hood River Rotary Club on Sept. 21. The students who uncovered the symbol of peace were the same group who chose which languages were to be represented on the pole. Wy'east Middle School students and staff h…

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Hood River Valley High School’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) group and community members gathered at Jackson Park in Hood River for an afternoon of showcasing the culture and history of Latinx people for a National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

As shared at the Aug. 18 Hood River County School District board meeting, migrant students participating in summer school this month have been learning water safety, paddle boarding and kayaking on the Columbia River.

Hood River Valley High School AP Art students, including Keyla Ramirez at left and, at right, Miles Del Angel, Bella Soth, Karina Barrientes, Duyen Nguyen and Scarlet Caudill ready for their weekend show at Tokki Art Supply, 409 Oak St., Hood River, on June 1. Students held a well-attended o…

Lisa Lynne began her Hands on Harps tour at the Hood River Library, located on State Street, April 21. Lynne and husband Aryeh Frankfurter showcased their skills and taught about a dozen community members how to play the harp. The tour continues at several other locations throughout Oregon.

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Three students from Hood River Valley High School were selected as this year’s winners in the Hood River County Reads poster contest. The posters feature artwork inspired by Brian Fies’ graphic memoir “A Fire Story,” this year’s book. Yesenia Alaniz took first, Hayden Faaborg second and Emil…


We met them in 2014 as kindergartners: Six youths from Hood River County who are now in the eighth grade. Each fall, we get to talk with them again: Jess Aubert of Parkdale, Diego Bustos of Hood River, Jaden Evans of Cascade Locks, Jack Miller of Hood River, Sofia Rodriguez of Odell and Nich…

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Wy’east class of 1970 held its 50th plus 1 reunion Sept. 10-11. The class of 1970 was the last graduating class from Wy’east High School. Pictured are, bottom row, left to right, Tom Sheirbon, Eric Mortenson, Gary Willis, Loyd Dillenbeck, and Steve Curtiss; second row, Carol Hukari Garibay, …

Last season, while most sports teams were on the benches due to COVID, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team continued to meet and compete virtually, attending more than 16 tournaments, many of them spanning two days and with weekend commitments. The team went on to become…

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Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents “Puffs: Or Seven Incredibly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” this weekend and next, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

The return to in-person learning marked the return of the annual homecoming week festivities at Hood River Valley High School.

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How does a high school performing arts department put on its annual winter play during a pandemic? If you’re Hood River Valley High School Theater Arts Teacher (and Tony Award winner) Rachel Harry, you make it into a film.

A screenshot of Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate member Jacob Kaplan competing in the Wilson Speech and Debate Tournament Nov. 14. All competitions are currently virtual due to COVID. Kaplan took first place in Open Informative Speaking at the Nov. 14 Wilson Speech and Debate …


On Nov. 11, the United States of America takes time to say thank you to the men and women who have served this country in military uniform.

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Donated books and bags of Lego toys are going out to Hood River County children in a partnership between Hood River Library District and Library Foundation and Hood River County School District.

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) board approved a $20,000 gift to Hood River County School District (HRCSD) to support distance learning efforts in its Monday, Sept. 14, meeting.

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