Stories for November 2002

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Wednesday, November 27

Sports briefs

Football banquet at HRV on Dec. 4

Letters - November 23/27

November 27

Foundation takes a bite out of need

This week, Lions Club Foundation’s Thanksgiving bundle opened up, creating a uniquely Hood River cornucopia of grants to local causes.

Obituaries - November 27

Olive Morgan

Tuesday, November 26

Lions grants total $108,000

Largest gift helps buy new camera for HR Fire Department

Largest gift helps buy new camera for HR Fire Department

Alpaca wear for winter

Gift Guide 2002 feature

Gift Guide 2002 feature

Taarka, Giant People invade River City Saloon

Taarka was officially born on April 20, 2002 — an auspicious date for more than the obvious reasons according to their band astrologer, Mark McNutt — when they played a short set at the Seattle Rhythm Festival.

HRV boys begin season with fresh perspective

Season preview

Season preview

City maps out wetlands, wildlife habitat

Protection is key with new development in Urban Growth Boundary

Protection is key with new development in Urban Growth Boundary

'A Christmas Carol' graces downtown Hood River

For the first time in years, Hood River’s performing arts group, CAST, is staging a “theater in the round.” And they couldn’t have picked a better production.

City brakes ordinance against truck ‘jakes’

Action to muffle noise from Interstate 84 is tabled by council

Action to muffle noise from Interstate 84 is tabled by council

Kayak slalom makes waves at HR pool

Fifteen kayakers of all ages and ability levels made their way to the Hood River Aquatic Center last Saturday for the first kayak slalom race of the year.

Great gifts for Gorge gearheads

Gift Guide 2002 feature

Gift Guide 2002 feature

Wrestlers set new goals in new league

Season preview

Season preview

Monday, November 25

Winter sports schedules

Boys Varsity Basketball

Obituaries - November 23

Ralph Ratliff

Friday, November 22

County asked to ignite stalled fire service talks

Hood River and West Side fire stalemated over annexation finance issues

Hood River and West Side fire stalemated over annexation finance issues

Body at beach identified as Wilsonville woman, 88

An elderly Wilsonville woman died of natural causes on Port Marina Beach sometime between Monday and Tuesday morning, according to officials.

HRV girls fulfill goals, set new ones

Season in review

Season in review

Vendors still needed for community bazaars

These holiday events are scheduled around the mid-Columbia. * Dec. 3 — Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Christmas music by local groups, prime rib dinner or chicken marsala for $10.95, free fresh baked cookies and beverages, games with prizes for kids, crafts, storytelling, Christmas movies, Santa Claus, 5-9 p.m. All activities are free except for the dinner. * Dec. 4 — Beta Sigma Phi holds its annual Christmas Auction, “What Christmas Means to Me,” in the ballroom of the Hood River Elks Club. Viewing is at 6:30 p.m., the auction begins at 7 p.m. Bring food to be donated to the FISH food bank and be automatically entered into door prize drawings. Proceeds support two high school scholarships, FISH and other local projects. * Dec. 5 — The Trail Band will perform at Hood River Middle School auditorium in a benefit for Hood River Education Association. “Christmas with the Trail Band” features songs, humorous stories, and instruments from holiday seasons past. Linda Hornbuckle will join the troupe for the show. Tickets are available for $15 for adults and $6 for children at Waucoma Bookstore, Cascade Credit Union in Hood River, the Hood River County School District office, Collage of the Gorge in White Salmon and Cascade Ice Cream and Deli in Cascade Locks. * Dec. 6 — The annual Hospice of the Gorge Festival of the Trees event will be at The Dalles Civic Auditorium ballroom. Tickets cost $7.50 and are available at Klindts’ Booksellers and The Dalles Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles, Waucoma Books in Hood River, or by calling Hospice at 541-296-3228, 541-387-6449. The ticket price includes admission Friday evening to the auction, desserts and beverages. Trees will be auctioned off during the course of the evening starting at 8 p.m. and a silent auction will take place concurrently. All proceeds will go to Hospice of The Gorge. The evening is sponsored by Columbia River Bank. * Dec. 6 — Asbury United Methodist Church at 616 State St., in Hood River will hold its annual holiday bazaar and bake sale on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. * Dec. 6 — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in White Salmon holds its 29th annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gifts, ornaments, baked goods, candies, jellies, craft items will be sold, and a raffle conducted. * Dec. 7-8 — 23rd Annual Mosier Country Christmas Fair at the Mosier School and American Legion Hall in Mosier. Crafts, food, Christmas trees and pictures with Santa will be featured. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be served at the Legion Hall both days from 7 to 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at the Mosier School. Admission is $1 or one can of food to be donated to the local Christmas Project. * Dec. 12 — A Lewis and Clark Christmas Story, 2 p.m., free with regular admission. The presentation will be by curator Ken Karsmizki. * Dec. 14-15: Last Chance Holiday Bazaar, expanded this year to two days, at Hood River County Fairgrounds. More than 40 vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts, deocrating ideas, baked items and other treasures. A wine-tasting is offered, and food and beverages will be for sale at the fairgrounds kitchen. Parking is free. * Dec. 14 — Hood River Saturday Market’s annual Holiday Market will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s holiday event will be held at the Hood River Middle School, on May Street across from the swimming pool. It will feature handmade and hand-crafted works from local artisans. There will also be local fruit, food and beverages. According to Market Manager Lisa Conway, “this is an excellent time to visit with local artists and finish your holiday shopping in a relaxing atmosphere. We will have pottery, furniture, clothes, blown-glass, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and fresh fruit, to name just a few. This will be a celebration of local talent and the quality of our local arts and crafts.” Mr. and Mrs. Claus will on hand all day, to visit with kids and adults. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Hood River Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, please call 541-387-8349. * Dec. 15 — Columbia Basin Care Facility in The Dalles will hold a bazaar, and vendors are needed — the deadline is Dec. 2. Call 541-296-2150 for details. The bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dalles Armory.

Horizon boxes up ‘Christmas Child’

Good things went in small packages Monday.

Chinese delegates tour Gorge

Sen. Rick Metsger introduces dignitaries to Hood River fruit and food

Sen. Rick Metsger introduces dignitaries to Hood River fruit and food

HRV cross-country teams run through challenges

Season in review

Season in review

Eagle football captures state’s imagination

Season in review

Season in review

Seniors guide Eagles soccer team to quarters

Season in review

Season in review

Rite of names honors individuals’ heritage

Another voice - November 23

Another voice - November 23

Middle school cross-country team runs at state

The Hood River Middle School cross-country program completed a successful “rebuilding year” with a strong showing at the Nov. 9 state meet at Sandy High School.

Sports briefs

Indian Creek lady golfers hand out awards

Planners discuss streams, Parkdale-Odell land use

Update on Hood River Watershed Group

Update on Hood River Watershed Group

Watercolor Society awards HR artist Van Voast

Winning painting was one of nearly 200 entries judged

Winning painting was one of nearly 200 entries judged

HR School Board schedules three community meetings

Hood River superintindent search

Hood River superintindent search

Wednesday, November 20

The end of a dream

Canby halts Hood River Valley’s short playoff run

Canby halts Hood River Valley’s short playoff run

The wealth of bazaars

Holiday season brims with bread and pies, quilts and crafts

Holiday season brims with bread and pies, quilts and crafts

Body found at Marina beach

Passerby discovers woman; foul play not suspected by authorities

Passerby discovers woman; foul play not suspected by authorities

Fall season will live in memory at HRV

Sports commentary - November 20

Sports commentary - November 20

County shelves habitat program

Hood River County has opted out of a state program to expand wildlife habitat until it has been fine tuned enough to generate more local interest.

Editorials??

Cascade Cup?

Letters - November 20

Dogs make messes

Lewis performs at Trillium Cafe

Rusty Lewis is coming to the Trillium Café for a one-night one-man performance on at 7 p.m. on Friday. This talented artist will be featuring his unique, non-stop approach to entertainment.

Big Island at the Saloon

The Big Island Shindi, based in Portland, will play this Saturday at the River City Saloon. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and there will be a cover.

Paul snags 7th at Border Clash

BEAVERTON — Christy Paul expressed nothing but positive memories after her fifth-place performance at the Nov. 2 state cross-country meet.

Electrical fires spark warning

Four fires reported already this month

Four fires reported already this month

River of Love

Hood River couple returns to the Grand Canyon, 17 years after falling in love

Hood River couple returns to the Grand Canyon, 17 years after falling in love

Obituaries - November 21

Narciso Lora

Bridge of the Gods tolls to rise

Fees will increase by 25 cents for most vehicles

Fees will increase by 25 cents for most vehicles

Wes Wendell playing in HR

The Northwest's own Wes Weddell will play at the Hood River home of Kristen Dillon and Paul Blackburn, 401 Montello, on Sunday, December 8th at 3 pm. Cost is $7 members, $8 non-members, $5 kids 5 and up, under 5 free.

Trail Band concert Dec. 5 will benefit education

Tickets are on sale at several Gorge locations for the upcoming Trail Band concert. “Christmas with the Trail Band,” Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., at the Hood River Middle School auditorium, is a great way to welcome the holiday season.

Monday, November 18

HR schools hire a familiar face to do search

Board meets on Wednesday with OSBA’s Jer Pratton

Board meets on Wednesday with OSBA’s Jer Pratton

Draft map spurns Cooper Spur

To contest ruling, Mt. Hood Meadows plans zone change request

To contest ruling, Mt. Hood Meadows plans zone change request

Smoke detector saves house

Faulty wall heater nearly catches fire in Hood River home

Faulty wall heater nearly catches fire in Hood River home

FISH Food Bank overflows -- for now

Food, as well as the volunteers to unload it, arrived in force Thursday at FISH Food Bank.

Obituaries - November 16

Gladys Peugh

Wednesday, November 13

Letters - November 13

Right to view

Gorge Earth Center benefit Saturday at Saloon

The Columbia Gorge Earth Center will feature local music, art, and creativity in a fall benefit at the River City Saloon on Saturday. The benefit raises funds for the group’s annual Earth Day in Hood River and other new projects.

Entertainment briefs - November 13

CAST stages ‘Christmas Carol’

Obituaries - November 13

Jeffrey Bunch

Footsteps: Pine Grove kids find clean motivation

These pine trees are dedicated to the memory of those pioneer families who chose to make this community their home. They gave of themselves in order to create a wholesome environment in which to raise their families. May we follow in their footsteps.”

Tuesday, November 12

Hood River couple revitalizes barren roadside

By CANELA WOOD

Jeff Bunch memorial Saturday at CG Hotel

The life of a Hood River entrepreneur will be celebrated by friends and family during a special service at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Eagles’ next test is undefeated Cougars

The HRV football team is riding high after winning its sixth straight game and setting a new state playoff record for points (84) last Friday against Lakeridge.

County puts final touches on road plan

Hood River County is putting the final touches on a 20-year transportation plan that will pave the way for future growth.

Windows to the soul

Lions mobile screening unit makes a stop in Hood River

Lions mobile screening unit makes a stop in Hood River

Hospital lends helping hand to HRV athletics

When Larry Bowe and his colleagues at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital heard about the dire state of funding for the Hood River Valley High School athletic department this year, they wanted to make a difference.

Luck of Irish too much for HRV

Boys soccer finally meets its match in No. 4 Sheldon

Boys soccer finally meets its match in No. 4 Sheldon

Sports briefs

Alumni basketball tournament coming

Creative class gives students freedom

By RUBY BRUNK

Broken records

Jacobe Krizman and the Eagles smash state records to earn first-ever 4A playoff win over Lakeridge

Jacobe Krizman and the Eagles smash state records to earn first-ever 4A playoff win over Lakeridge

‘The Station’ takes hold at 4th and Oak

At Fourth and Oak, new faces but the same spirit have picked up where Dell-Mart left off.

Honoring America's freedom

Quiet service at Overlook Park pays respect to military men and women

Quiet service at Overlook Park pays respect to military men and women

Saturday, November 9

Eagles get first playoff win in grand fashion

Think the Hood River Valley Eagles were pumped for their Friday playoff opener against Lakeridge?

Friday, November 8

‘We’ll get back on our feet’

House burns, but community rallies to help

House burns, but community rallies to help

Bi-partisan team wins with voters

Two Hood River legislators are “humbled” by their strong victories in Tuesday’s re-election bid — and both are determined to fulfill that high level of public trust.

Playoff glory makes sports writing fun

Sports commentary - November 8

Sports commentary - November 8

Judge lays out ‘marching orders’ in Meadows case

The battle over a disputed land exchange closely resembled a television melodrama when the parties gathered in Hood River Circuit Court on Wednesday.

HR pays respect to America’s veterans

Ceremony slated for 11 a.m. Monday at Overlook Park

Ceremony slated for 11 a.m. Monday at Overlook Park

Hood River pilot dies in Montana crash

A Hood River pilot was killed when his small airplane lost power and crashed Tuesday in Montana.

No. 4-ranked Sheldon awaits Eagles

Armed with a fearless group of attackers, an iron-clad defense and one of the deepest benches in the state, the HRV boys will try to one-up themselves tonight when they play Sheldon in the state 4A soccer quarterfinals.

JV football team takes its lumps, but makes progress

It’s easy for a team to get its confidence up after starting the season 3-0. But it’s just as easy for that same team to find itself down in the dumps after a four-game losing streak.

Obituaries - November 9

Anthony Royce

Another date in the Elite 8

HRV boys escape Lincoln, 3-2, to earn second straight quarterfinal appearance

HRV boys escape Lincoln, 3-2, to earn second straight quarterfinal appearance

HRV girls bow out of playoffs with loss to Tualatin

By Mike Weber

Wednesday, November 6

Mosier charter school hangs on finances

Finances continue to dominate talks between the Chenowith School Board and a group seeking to turn Mosier Elementary School into a charter school in January 2003.

Obituaries - November 6

Gary Keever

Saying ‘no’: stats on teen sex clarified

A misinterpreted answer to one of the questions on a teen behavior survey led to vastly skewed results being reported last month about sexual behavior among Hood River County 8th-graders.

Hunter charged with manslaughter

An Odell man has been charged with manslaughter for shooting another hunter while scouting for game in a forested area early this fall.

Letters - November 6

Must see ‘Miz’

Les Miserables

Students perform timeless tale of power -- the power of love

Students perform timeless tale of power -- the power of love

Dramatic Power

Stage is set to honor goodness

Stage is set to honor goodness

Signal Path highlights weekend at Saloon

Wednesday, November 6

Governor opens door for CL casino talks

Kitzhaber says he would like facilitate talks with successor

Kitzhaber says he would like facilitate talks with successor

Diabetes program to be held Thursday

It is estimated that 16 to 17 million people have diabetes in the United States, which is approximately 6.2 percent of the population. While an estimated 11 million of these individuals have been diagnosed, unfortunately almost one third are unaware that they have the disease.

JV soccer girls make statement

The future of Hood River Valley girls soccer appears bright after the junior varsity team completed its season with a record of 8-2-4.

November 5 election results

The results are in for the Hood River County General Election of Nov. 5. Two out of every three county voters cast ballots in the election: the unofficial turnout was 65.9 percent -- 7,072 votes out of 10,724 registered.Here are highlights -- official results will appear in the Nov. 9 edition of the Hood River News:

Dignity Village residents enjoy dinner and a show

Portland homeless group views opening of ‘Les Misérables’

Portland homeless group views opening of ‘Les Misérables’

Barsky strings together nice run for 9-ball tourney win

Cristy Barsky took full advantage of the home green last Saturday and came away victorious in the Autumn Open 9-Ball Tournament at Hood River Billiards.

Living with diabetes

Mind, Body, Spirit feature from Nov. 2 edition

Mind, Body, Spirit feature from Nov. 2 edition

Tuesday, November 5

Boys pummel North Salem to advance

HOOD RIVER — A complete game would have been enough for HRV to get past North Salem on Saturday.

Eagles gear up for playoffs with shutout

All they needed was a win, but the HRV Eagles decided to add an exclamation point Friday when they pitched a 35-0 shutout over Mountain View.

Drama Queens

HRV girls win first-ever playoff game in spine-tingling fashion

HRV girls win first-ever playoff game in spine-tingling fashion

Paul runs to fifth place at state meet

Hood River Valley senior Christy Paul traveled to Lane Community College last Saturday with a different goal than in 2001, when she won the state 4A cross-country title.

Friday, November 1

CGCC could piggyback on Wal-Mart

Officials look into new land use possibilities for community college and Wal-Mart

Officials look into new land use possibilities for community college and Wal-Mart

HRV girls face battle-tested Westview side

One more regular-season victory and the Hood River Valley girls soccer team could have been playing a much easier opponent today in the first round of the state playoffs.

JV, frosh volleyball wrap up season with awards

The Hood River Valley JV and freshman volleyball teams wrapped up their season last week with an awards banquet to honor their accomplishments.

Eager Eagles look to stomp Vikings

Saturday, November 2, 2002

Ballot count lower than expected

Hood River County Elections Supervisor Lee Schissler said voter turnout for Tuesday’s General Election is much lower than expected so far.

County to unveil resort sites map

Planning director will look over plans

Planning director will look over plans

JV boys soccer finishes season with a flourish

A first-year head coach couldn’t have scripted a season any better than Joe Kelly did with the HRV boys JV soccer team.

Sports briefs

Ski Swap this weekend at Westside