On April 23, students and staff from Horizon Christian School took a fieldtrip to Ken Jernsted Airfield to visit with Hood River Soaring pilots.

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The speech and debate team of Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) won the only 2021 Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 5A state team championship this year. The OSAA speech and debate state championships were altered by COVID-19 protocols this year. Rather than a live, in-person p…

Hood River — COVID-19 rates are going up in Hood River County, Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn told the board at the April 28 public meeting. Moving from Low Risk to Moderate Risk — and again to High Risk — is a reminder that the pandemic is not over, he said.

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Hood River — Hood River County School District (HRCSD) and Hood River Education Association (HREA) reached a tentative settlement on a new three-year collective bargaining deal in the early hours of Thursday, April 22, during its third meeting with a state-assigned mediator. The HRCSD Board …

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Hood River County School District (HRCSD) and Hood River Education Association (HREA) reached a tentative settlement on a new three-year collective bargaining deal in the early hours of Thursday, April 22, during its third meeting with a state-assigned mediator. The HRCSD Board of Directors …

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year. No group of children is immune — both boys and girls are likely to experience neglect, sexual and physical abuse. However, girls are four times more likely to experience sexual abuse.

Staying strong can mean many things — physically, psychologically, emotionally strong. We’ve heard from the experts that exercise is one of the important ways we can maintain fitness, health and vitality. But finding the right program that fits our lifestyle and abilities as we age can be ve…

A contingent of about 60 people, including Hood River County School District teachers and supporters, gather Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at Overlook Memorial Park to present their case to the public over negotiations for a Hood River Education Association contract, which expired a year ago. The dis…

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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.

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For Hood River County School District and the approximately 4,000 students it serves, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent switch to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) that began last spring has meant a heavy reliance on technology — both access to devices and internet services — to maint…

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Because of this thoughtful and caring community, The Next Door’s year-end fundraising campaign had its most successful year yet, raising over $187,000. 

Beginning the week of Jan. 25, Hood River County School District plans to offer limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to eligible students within Hood River County.

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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 …

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The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has announced Oregon’s 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year.

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CORRECTION: A Columbia Gorge News article on Nov. 11 stated little scholarship money would be available. This was incorrect. According to Jim White of the Trout Lake Community Foundation, the organization has built up an endowment to provide for scholarships during uncertain times. “We thus …

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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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