When teachers ask what Leah and Ren Sandahl did over summer vacation, they’ll hear something a little different than the traditional tales of camps and trips.
“We had a unique first full day.”
Sandy Salazar, instructional assistant and Folklorico dance group instructor at Mid Valley Elementary, was honored Aug. 30 during the Hood River County School District’s teacher back-to-school assembly.
'Diversity promotes health' - Pastor worked for unity in the congregation
Longtime St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Ron Maag retires Aug. 31 after 19 years in Hood River.
The garden behind FISH Food Bank on Tucker Road fulfills a simple, yet important, mission.
‘I thrive on learning about new cultures’
Yesenia Castro leaves for Tsuruta, Japan, on Saturday, Aug. 12, the next coordinator of international relations (CIR) for Hood River’s sister city.
The annual OSU Extension Service Food Preservation course series has been in full swing since early June in both Hood River and The Dalles.
Margo Parker looks to donate 17th gallon at upcoming blood drive
The American Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 — and one Hood River woman will mark the occasion by donating her 17th gallon of blood.
Pre-K students create art during Migrant Summer School at Mid Valley Elementary in Odell, a program now in its 30th year and serving close to 250 students.
A change is coming to the Hood River Heights.
Every object at the History Museum of Hood River County has many stories to tell.
A free meal program has come to Hood River this summer for kids ages 1-18.
The first-ever Connect to Your Cause Fair, held at Laughing Tara Living Arts in Odell, brought organizations and community members together to network, share information and build connections on Sunday.
Hood River Valley High School English teacher and volleyball coach Scott Walker recently added another label to his name: Published author.
It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.
‘She gives us the tools for creation’
Forget three times — the second time was the charm for Hood River Valley High School theater arts teacher Rachel Harry, who learned Wednesday that she had been awarded The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University “Teachers with the Excellence in Theater Education” Award.
I couldn’t get a good grip on the socks I was trying to fold.
Saturday marked the second Hood River Farmers’ Market of the season at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot featuring locally grown food and artist vendors, live music and more.
Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.
Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.
“Everything you see in here flies.”
The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds — an event coordinated by the newly established Hood River Latino Network.
An estimated 500 children and their families gathered April 28 for Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books). The event was sponsored by the Hood River County Library District and held at Mid Valley Elementary.
Debby Chenoweth was one of five women honored by Recreation.gov last month as “Important Women in Conservation History.”
Hood River Valley High School theater students have always had two performances a year: the fall musical and the winter play. Until this year, when a second winter play was added to the schedule.
Non-profit looks to brighter future
Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.
The second of Hood River Valley High School’s winter plays opens this weekend, April 7-8, with shows beginning at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Hood River Valley High School junior David Kirschbaum will host the annual Dess for Less prom sale on April 8, and he needs the community’s help to stock an inventory of gently used formalwear, shoes and accessories.
Celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards
Hood River Valley High School is celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards this year, but that’s not the only good news coming out of the art department.
Working for a ‘better lifter’
HRV Robotics team earned a spot at the World Championship meet in Houston, Texas.
“She Kills Monsters” is in its closing weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. March 17-18 in the Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theater.
Wy’east Middle School eighth graders Cam Amer, Grace Guertin, Toby Fenner and Jason Fellow — The Pandroids — took the Championship trophy at last weekend’s First Lego League (FLL) State robotics tournament at Glenco High School in Hillsboro, and are now headed to the World Competition.
A D&D module, ‘90s pop culture references, deluxe fight scenes and distinctive costumes await audiences of “She Kills Monsters,” running this weekend in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School.
“She Kills Monsters,” the first of two Hood River Valley High School plays staged this winter, continues this weekend, March 10-11 in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 12.
For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.
Both Hood River Valley High School and Hood River Middle School have plays opening this weekend.
Hood River Valley High School theater teacher Rachel Harry was looking for a unique play that explored teen issues, and that’s exactly what she found with “She Kills Monsters,” written by Qui Nguyen.
“First Lady Lou,” a two-act, one-woman play performed by Jane Fellows, is coming to Mt. Hood Town Hall.
Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.
Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.
On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Truax was the unanimous choice and will be formally sworn in as the at-large board member on Feb. 8 at the district office.
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents “Pirates of Penzance” at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center Feb. 9-12 at 7 p.m.
Hood River Shelter Services looks to future
Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.
“We’ve got your back.”
Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.
‘People are looking at all of the issues’
The Hood River Women’s Stand on Saturday might never have happened had it not been for inclement weather. In fact, you might call it Plan B.
The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.