Stories for August 2002


Friday, August 30

HR golfers excel at Founder’s Cup

Four stealthy swinging local golfers found their groove in a big way last Saturday to win the third-annual Founder’s Cup, held at Indian Creek Golf Course.

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City plans Sept. 11 memorial

Hood River City Police Chief Tony Dirks is organizing a service to remember the fallen heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast.

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Wednesday, August 28

Tuesday, August 27


Jim Mesi plays at the Grill

Labor Day Weekend opens at the Grill as guitarist extraordinaire Jim Mesi makes his debut this Friday with an evening of explosive blues. Performing with Jim are longtime music associate Albert Reda on vocals and bass, Geno Michaels on organ and piano, and Justin Matz on drums. The event starts at 9 p.m. and is free to the public.

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HRV gridders tune up for opener

Bodies were flying and spirits were soaring Saturday when the HRV football team took to the Henderson Stadium field for the annual Blue and Gold Scrimmage.

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Fairgrounds hosts annual Hood River Flea Market

Shoppers and vendors from all over the Northwest are headed to Hood River for the popular annual Hood River Flea Market, Saturday through Monday at the Hood River County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Attendees will find a huge selection of goods and plenty of great bargains.

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Cold Mountain at the Saloon

Cold Mountain is a dynamic quintet from Missoula Montana, playing original American music. The charged sound of Cold Mountain plays Friday at The River City Saloon.

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Riverkeeper throws a party Saturday

A benefit celebration and party for the Columbia River will be held Saturday at the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn. The For the River Party will feature three bands including “The Consul” from Seattle, playing from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Friday, August 23


Tuesday, August 20


Cooper Spur becomes ‘Mountain Resort’

Last year the Inn at Cooper Spur and Cooper Spur Ski Area were purchased by Meadows North LLC, a new subsidiary company of Mt. Hood Meadows. The purchases marked the first time the two properties were owned and operated by the same company, creating an opportunity to combine the recreational and hospitality features of both under one resort operation. This led to the “birth” this month of Cooper Spur Mountain Resort.

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Monday, August 19


Wednesday, August 14


‘Shadow figures’ and peace flame enlighten Hiroshima’s lesson

The chalk outlines of bodies on the sidewalk outside our offices on Tuesday morning — and all around town — reminded me of the first “shadow figure” I ever saw. It was a real one, its outline made not by chalk but by a man who had been sitting on the steps outside a bank in Hiroshima, Japan, on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, waiting for it to open.

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Tuesday, August 13

River City hosts full lineup

A strong musical lineup continues this week at the River City Saloon. On Thursday, The Withdrawls will be starting the weekend off with strong jams. Many say The Withdrawals have long surpassed early comparisons to Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, Allman Bros. Band etc. to forge their own unique voice in rock-n-roll. Audiences are automatically drawn to the dance floor by The Withdrawals combination of quality songs, tight and heavy funk grooves.

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Bluegrass pickin’ starts at county fairgrounds

An outstanding line-up of national, regional and local musicians will take to the stages at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Aug. 16-18 during the Mt. Hood Bluegrass Festival, a brand-new summer bluegrass event.

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Skate slalom races through downtown

Hood River further solidified itself on the West Coast skateboarding circuit last weekend when it hosted Hood River Haulin’ — the sixth of eight FCR World Championship skate slalom events in 2002.

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Monday, August 12


Residents appeal court dismissal

Mike McCarthy and the Hood River Valley Residents’ Committee are appealing a two-time court dismissal of their challenge over a land exchange between the county and Mt. Hood Meadows, Ltd.

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Wednesday, August 7

GorgeArts director calls for new help

The Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Council, popularly known as GorgeArts, will close its doors next month if increased financial and personnel resources aren’t found.

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HR Billiards raises money for mammography unit

Cristy Barsky of Hood River Billiards racked up plenty of support last week for a new mammography machine at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital by taking $5 chess and billiards challenges at the County Fair.

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Library fits into a new cover

The Hood River County Library is up and running in its new temporary home at 6th and State streets. You can do all the regular library things there, like check out books, read microfiche, browse through magazines and newspapers and surf the Internet.

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Moe Dixon headlines Families in the Park

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the fun at the second night of Sprint Families in the Park this Thursday at Jackson Park. Music begins at 7 p.m., but the activities begin well before that.

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Skate Slalom races through the Hood

Professional slalom skateboarders from the United States and abroad roll into Hood River this weekend to test their skills on Columbia Street outside Full Sail Brewery.

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‘We’re up to good,’ teens say

Sisters Niki and Kristina Westfall watched with dismay the recent media coverage of the Lake Oswego teenager who faked her abduction from a park and went to Seattle with friends.

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Monday, August 5


Fall 2002 sports schedules

Daily doubles for HRV fall sports begin Monday, Aug. 19. All athletes are reminded to update their records and have a physical before that time. Please call Linda Sass or Mitch Sanders at 386-2318 or 386-4500. Schedules updated June 17, 2002. Cross-country schedules to come.

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Port protests bridge listing

The Port of Hood River is protesting a move by staffers of the Columbia River Gorge Commission to list its tollbridge on the roster of highly visible landscapes within the National Scenic Area.

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Screening reduces stroke risk

Hood River County residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Aug. 8.

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Saturday, August 3


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