Fall has arrived beautifully and I’m sure you are all enjoyed the warm sunny days before the rains came as much as we did at our house. Now is the time when cattle are being moved home from summer pastures and there may be cattle drives on the highways from time to time. Please use caution w…

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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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Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply a…

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Now in its 11th season, the popular lecture series will be live-streamed and video archived Trout Lake, Wash. (October 9, 2020) — Mt. Adams Institute has announced the line-up for the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series. Now in its 11th season, the series will feature virtual lectures rathe…

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A grant from Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program will enable Columbia Center for the Arts to partner with local artists and organizations to offer a series of free online workshops designed to transform found objects into works of functional art, including old vinyl records into…

Columbia River Gorge cultural organizations received $380,858 in grant funding through Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million statewide.

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SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

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The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Bernardita Ramos — or Ita, as she is also known — has dreamed of being a teacher since she was a child — and this year, that dream has come true. Ramos was recently hired as the second-grade dual language teacher at Mid Valley Elementary for the 2020/21 school year.

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This spring, new and experienced gardeners alike took to their yards, raised beds, planter pots, and garden plots with excitement and anticipation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders, many people found respite, relief and renewed optimism by spending some time in the g…

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Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including hunts in Tygh Valley, south of The Dalles, starting in September. ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant se…

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Returning to school or childcare programs this fall presents an unprecedented situation for children and teenagers. Here at Kidsense, located in downtown Hood River, our team of pediatric occupational and speech therapists collaborated to offer suggestions for supporting Gorge children durin…

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Wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in-person schooling in both Washington and Oregon — when it does occur — will require a majority of students to wear masks if attending in-person classes.

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Hood River — Only 750 tickets will be sold for the Scott USA Sub Active E-Bike that the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) is raffling off this month. Tickets are $10 each and three for $25.

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Students from the White Salmon area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Winter 2020 Quarter.

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

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The Hood River chapter of Delta Kappa recently installed their new officers for the upcoming year. Pictured, left to right, are Kathy Hines (education), Penny Phelps (treasurer), Vickie Simpson (secretary), and Debbie Sanguras (vice president). Seated is Martha Hoskins (president). Three new…

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The Hood River County Library District has expanded their Curbside Services and hours. Cardholders may continue to reserve and pick up books, movies, Wi-Fi hot spots, Library of Things Food Preservation items and much more, all while practicing physical distancing. In addition, patrons can p…

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Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

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A new training program at CGCC will help students who are interested in obtaining a college certificate or degree but who may not have the resources, college-level reading and writing skills, or support system in place to be successful.

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Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

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