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THE DALLES — The Dalles High School (TDHS) announced the renewal of its accreditation on July 25, marking 105 years since the initial achievement of this distinction.

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THE DALLES — The Wahtonka Community Food Pantry, located at the Wahtonka School in The Dalles, reopened on July 14. The pantry is currently operated by Columbia Gorge Food Bank (CGFB).

THE DALLES — North Wasco County School District (NWCSD) announces the hiring of Lauren Merklin as the new director of teaching, learning and assessment.

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El entrenador de la NBA Liga-G, Mitch Thompson, y su programa bilingüe de básquetbol organizaron su primer campamento fuera de Irrigon el 22 de julio en la Primaria de Mid Valley. Se invitó a atletas jóvenes de seis a 18 años a participar en una clínica gratuita de un día organizada por Thom…

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The Dalles City Council recognized recently graduated TDHS senior Zora Richardson for making it to Nationals with the Distinguished Young Women program, among other achievements throughout her high school career, at the regular city council meeting on Monday, July 25.

Thrive Hood River held its third annual Kids Bike Giveaway throughout June and July. Along with community partners evo and Mt. View Cycles, the group delivered 11 bikes to local kids in Hood River County.

There are so many reasons why those of us who live here feel blessed to be part of this community. One wonderful example is the large number of friends who gathered along Main Street early on July 14 with signs and noise makers to give Joslyn Arnold and her good horse Tommy a rousing surpris…

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The North Wasco County School Board met for an in-person regular meeting at The Dalles Middle School commons on July 21.

Hood River County School District held its first board meeting for the 2022-2023 school year on July 13 at Parkdale Elementary School. All seven members were present for the in-person meeting.

First, Lyle Lions news: The club awarded scholarships to Alana Hail, Arturo Gutierrez and Sophie Kilian, Lyle High School class of 2022, at graduation. Congratulations, students! The club has a donation jar set up at each of its pancake breakfasts, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

In the Gorge, we don’t experience Midwest tornadoes or east coast hurricanes, but we do have our summer threats: Heat, wildfires, and the accompanying smoke. We’ve all experienced those conditions, but here is a quick reminder on how to be ready.

FVRL marks ‘Disability Pride Month;' TD Veterans Service Office seeks volunteers; Writing group meets Thursdays in HR; Collette Travel presentation benefits Volunteer Auxiliary; Medical equipment still needed; Summer meals provided to HRCSD students

Sofia Blair achieves academic distinction; Gorge students named to UW dean’s list; White Salmon grad joins Phi Kappa Phi

The Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Board of Education will vote to appoint Rolland Hayden as the next principal of Hood River Middle School on Wednesday, July 13, in its board meeting.

Hood River P.E.O. generates scholarship funds through an annual multi-family yard sale. This year’s yard sale will be Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, at the Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include everything from household items to recreational equi…

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This summer and fall, The Next Door, Inc., will host a Equity and Outreach Trainings Services series (EOTS). These workshops are free or low-cost for professionals, businesses and organizations serving North Central Oregon. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion fundamentals, Latino…

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WHITE SALMON — The Skyline Foundation recently awarded $16,000 from its two scholarship funds to local students — all pursuing their dream of making a difference through health care. This year’s awards are the largest amount given to date by the foundation, said a press release.

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The Mid-Columbia Senior Center seeks medical equipment; Meals on Wheels needs volunteers; HRCSD summer meals

Morning rain cleared away and the sun came out to shine as the Class of 2022 celebrated Columbia Gorge Community College’s commencement exercises Friday, June 17.

Comunidades commemorated Juneteenth with more than 50 Latino community members at the Riverside Church in Hood River on June 19. The intent was to learn about the importance of the significant day to the African American community and initiation of the new federal holiday.

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Mosier Community School received a new fence around the school’s solar array June 18 courtesy of alumni Hayden Jacobson, who took on the fence as his Eagle Scout project.

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HR, TD students graduate from Gonzaga; Local students earn George Fox University degrees, dean’s list recognition; Whitman College announces graduates, academic distinction

Staffing at The Dalles/Wasco County Public Library has been a challenge, but summer programs will be getting under way in June and the library’s mix of virtual and in-person programing is working well, Librarian Jeff Wavrunek told the Wasco County Board of Commissioners in early June.

HOOD RIVER — Horizon Christian School graduate Augustina “Gus” Decker has been accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. On Saturday, June 11, she ended her high school career and began her next big endeavor. Director of Admission Liaison Officer in the sta…

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GOLDENDALE — The Goldendale Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with members Goldendale Observatory, Carriger Solar Project and Friends of Gorge Area Parks (FOGAP), held a special Summer Solstice Celebration at Goldendale Observatory State Park on Tuesday, June 21.

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Jessika Nañez named to UA President’s List; Forrest Putnam named to Cedarville University Dean’s List; Gonzaga University announces Dean’s List

The White Salmon Valley School Board will undergo discussions to consider whether to a put a levy or a bond out to the community for a vote in the Feb. 23 elections.

Congratulations to the Lyle High School class of 2022! Arturo Gutierrez, Alana Hail, Hannah Hunsaker, Haylee Hunsaker, Wyatt Jones, Sophie Kilian, Angelina Quintero, Aaron Smith, Dakota Stubbs, Myeengan Syrette, Carly Tetro, and Cody Zaugg walked across the stage at the school’s gymnasium Sa…

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