Stories for October 2002

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Wednesday, October 30

Letters - October 30

Stop brake noise

Folk musicians perform in ‘house’ concert

Folk musicians Curtis and Loretta will play a house concert on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., at the home of Kristen Dillon and Paul Blackburn in Hood River.

Big Island Shindig plays Halloween

Miles Ahead takes their name and their desire to push the boundaries of musical excellence from the legendary Miles Davis. However, this band is no weak homage or cliche ridden cover group. The group doesn't even have a trumpet player. The musicians are bright new voices, creating new music, extending new vistas in jazz which you can hear tonight, starting at 9:30 p.m. at the River City Saloon.

Tuesday, October 29

Krizman sets new school, state marks

Jacobe Krizman needed only 204 yards against Crook County last Friday to become the first rusher in Oregon 4A football history to cross the 2,000-yard mark during the regular season.

Elliott to be honored by OHSBCA

Former Hood River Valley High School Athletic Director and baseball coach Glenn Elliott will be inducted into the Oregon Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Tualatin.

Hood River ferment

Vintners want valley recognized as a world- class growing region

Vintners want valley recognized as a world- class growing region

Cross-country teams finish fifth at district

After two months of preparation, the HRV cross-country teams finally got a chance to test their mettle against the Intermountain Conference’s best on Saturday at Drake Park in Bend.

Seven businesses busted for underage alcohol sales

Fines range from $600-$1,600 for tickets

Fines range from $600-$1,600 for tickets

Exotic dancers take stage in Hood River bar

Exotic dancers took center stage at the Red Carpet Inn last weekend in performances that packed the house.

Obituaries - October 30

Eva Lynch

City moves again on annexation

The Hood River City Council has taken the first step toward fulfilling its new five-year plan to annex several hundred acres of “urban fringe” properties.

Eagles escape Crook County on last play

PRINEVILLE — It was only fitting that HRV’s biggest test of the season came against Crook County, because those crooked Cowboys almost stole a critical Intermountain Conference game from the Eagles last Friday night.

No humble pie

Mt. Hood mom wins pie baking contest

Mt. Hood mom wins pie baking contest

Watson shows vibrant pastels at library

The Hood River County Library doesn’t let a little thing like complete upheaval interrupt its regular programs for long. Local art is once more finding its way to the walls of a long hall connecting the several rooms housing library materials at temporary quarters in the old Sprint Building on State Street.

City manager cleans up on mayors’ bet

CASCADE LOCKS — A racing duel between two mayors last Sunday ended well for both parties — but perhaps not so tidily for unsuspecting Hood River City Manager Lynn Guenther.

Lava Gear lets business flow naturally

Like most good things in life, success in the outdoor clothing industry is all about location.

Soccer girls polish off undefeated season

The HRV girls soccer team finished what it started last Friday, completing an undefeated 2002 campaign with an 8-2 win over sixth-place Crook County.

Mountain View tries to steal second from HRV

A look at the HRV football schedule earlier in the season may have told the Eagles that they would have a cakewalk in the final two weeks.

Monday, October 28

Obituaries - October 23

Darrel Anderson

Letters - October 26

Don’t start war

Letters - October 23

Slow down

Friday, October 25

Museum Week takes area students through all walks of history

MARYHILL, Wash. — It was the stuff of legends.

Hiker, artist reflects on long life in HR Valley

Lois Talbot calls herself a “PK.” A preacher’s kid. You know, the ones who get in the most trouble.

Trolling for a costume? Haunt these rental shops

Halloween is coming.

Sports briefs

Wrestling officials meeting Monday

New playground is ready for kids

The new playground equipment is up at Wilson Park and the construction barrier came down today so curious children could give it a try.

Eagles XC teams look to find stride at district

All the training over the past two months boils down to one final meet for the HRV cross-country teams, as they run today at the Intermountain Conference district competition in Bend.

ANOTHER VOICE Don’t swallow the anti-Measure 27 information

By BRIAN CARLSTROM

Locals should decide fate of Mt. Hood’s north side

Another Voice

Another Voice

Superintendent search proceeds

Two firms will present proposals to school board at special meeting Nov. 6

Two firms will present proposals to school board at special meeting Nov. 6

Candidates for U.S. House split on Iraq

Democrat Peter Buckley and Republican Greg Walden express differences on many topics

Democrat Peter Buckley and Republican Greg Walden express differences on many topics

Holmstrom receives 2002 Klahre award

Anne Holmstrom from Cascade Locks was awarded the 2002 Klahre Award presented at the Mid-Columbia Symposium of Children on Oct. 4. The Klahre Award was started in 1987 to recognize volunteers who have made outstanding achievement on behalf of children. Volunteers from Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties were honored at the 2002 ceremony.

HRV boys enter playoffs with six-game win streak

Most teams that win six games in a row have a tendency to get overconfident. But not the HRV boys soccer team.

Health officials ready for arrival of deadly virus

Virus looms on Oregon’s horizon

Virus looms on Oregon’s horizon

‘Bye, bye, Sugar Bugs’

Hood River children’s dentist will buy back Halloween sweets

Hood River children’s dentist will buy back Halloween sweets

Soccer girls silence Pendleton for 7th shutout

It wasn’t their finest effort of the season, but the HRV soccer girls still earned a shutout and guaranteed themselves the Intermountain Conference’s No. 2 playoff seed with a 5-0 win over Pendleton on Tuesday at Westside Field.

Thursday, October 24

Hold School Board responsible for turmoil

Another Voice

Another Voice

Eagles go for four straight in Prineville

With a state-playoff berth already in the bag, the HRV football team will go for four in a row on Friday when it travels to Prineville to face the 1-4 Crook County Cowboys.

Solid road-trip effort ends long season for HRV volleyballl

With nothing but pride at stake, the HRV volleyball team was unable to overcome its powerful

Wednesday, October 23

Sports briefs

Winter sports night Oct. 30 at HRV

Soccer girls grab hold of second with crucial win

Saturday’s home showdown with Mountain View could have been the biggest game all season for the HRV soccer girls.

Global Funk plays twice at Saloon

Global Funk Council brings its unique brand of urban dance music, combining a funky rhythmic foundation with elements of jazz, latin, and reggae to the River City Saloon for two big shows on Oct. 28 and 29. Both shows at 9:30 p.m. and there will be a cover.

HR County Museum hosts Chautauqua program

The Hood River County Historical Museum is sponsoring a Chautauqua presentation by historian Nancy Appling entitled “Forbidden Fruit: The Apple in History, Legend, and Literature.” The free program begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum.

Valley shows off its best at Harvest Fest

Good weather, good crowds grace event’s 20th anniversary

Good weather, good crowds grace event’s 20th anniversary

Musical ‘Les Misérables’ opens at Bowe Theater Nov. 1

After thrilling audiences in Paris, London, New York, and 70 other cities around the world, the epic musical “Les Misérables” is coming to Hood River. The show opens Friday, Nov. 1, and runs for 10 performances, Nov. 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16.

Boys dial in dual wins to seize second place

BEND — While the HRV football and girls soccer teams solidified their hold on second place last weekend, the boys soccer team inched closer toward first place with road wins over Summit and Mountain View.

Comeback effort gives HRV sixth win

Krizman crosses 300-yard plateau for third time and scores five more TD’s

Krizman crosses 300-yard plateau for third time and scores five more TD’s

Cyparksi & Guidera at Pub

Cyparski & Guidera, with special guest Amber Nelson, will be playing on Oct. 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Copper Salmon Pub on the Hood River waterfront, next to the Hood River Inn.

House District 52 campaign stays focused on issues

Patti Smith, Larry Cramblett avoid bickering in 2002 bid for Oregon house seat

Patti Smith, Larry Cramblett avoid bickering in 2002 bid for Oregon house seat

Mayors take wheel in go-cart ‘test’ race

Cascade Locks Mayor Roger Freeborn is taking to the road with a new community event.

Prepare for scares, and for fun, in local Halloween activities

Local organizations are already scaring up events to celebrate Halloween. Here they are — and don’t be afraid to let the Hood River News know, at 396-1234, of any not listed here:

‘Lewis and Clark spoken here’

Bicentennial group, headed up by Kathy Watson, plans for large influx of visitors to the Gorge

Bicentennial group, headed up by Kathy Watson, plans for large influx of visitors to the Gorge

Hood River woman jailed on embezzlement charges

By CANELA WOOD

Hawk Highway

Raptor watch takes flight on Mount Hood

Raptor watch takes flight on Mount Hood

Saturday, October 19

Eagles start slow, but finish Pendleton fast

The Hood River Valley offensive machine rolled on Friday night as Jacobe Krizman and the Eagles came from 18 points down to beat Pendleton 59-42.

Friday, October 18

Pendleton offers little mercy to HRV

PENDLETON — When a team is still looking for its first win of the season, the last thing it wants to do is face off against the league’s only undefeated team.

Candidates say keep Cascade Locks school

Four contenders for state offices spoke out this week against the proposed closure of the Cascade Locks High School.

Second-half fury ignites HRV attack

Something the HRV boys soccer team has been unable to do the past three outings is play its game for the entire 80 minutes.

Girls eye first with home double-header

Every year about this time, the HRV girls soccer team begins to settle into what most sports fans refer to as “crunch time.”

Horizon builds momentum for Tuesday showdown

Nothing soothes the pain of a heartbreaking road loss more than two blowout wins at home.

Gorge plan turns well-worn page

Gorge Scenic Act battle heats up

Gorge Scenic Act battle heats up

Tearing into Art

Paper mural bears plenty of fruit

Paper mural bears plenty of fruit

IMC playoff picture beginning to solidify

Depending on the outcome of Friday’s Pendleton/Hood River Valley showdown, the Eagles’ road to the playoffs could be cut and dry.

Wednesday, October 16

Letters - October 16

Sounds new

Candidate forums set in HR, Cascade Locks

Groups with interests in agriculture, education, social services and international relations will pose questions Oct. 22 at the only election forum scheduled during the fall campaign season in Hood River.

Obituaries - October 16

Nancy ‘Sis’ Hinman

Tuesday, October 15

Sports briefs

Summit Snowboard Team meeting

Harvest Fest returns to Hood River

Harvest Fest fills the Hood River Expo Center Friday through Sunday, and takes in numerous events and attractions throughout the Hood River Valley.

Grappling over the Gorge

Hearing reveals deep divide over ‘cumbersome’ Scenic Act

Hearing reveals deep divide over ‘cumbersome’ Scenic Act

Hadley, Area 54 at River City

The Reverend Evan Hadley, is a Portland-based singer/ songwriter and guitarist known for his unique blend of groove-oriented alt-pop combined with many other musical textures and layered over intense rhythms. Friday the Reverend will play at the River City Saloon beginning at 9:30 p.m.

HRV boys bounce back to beat Bend

BEND — Still seething from last Tuesday’s loss to Redmond, the HRV boys soccer team took to the field Friday looking for some measure of redemption against fourth-place Bend.

A Hood River tradition

20th annual Harvest Fest this weekend

20th annual Harvest Fest this weekend

Harvest fest headliners

Local bands make good music this weekend. From bluegrass to breaking boards, the entertainment schedule will be a full one at the Expo Center

HRVHS chemistry students visit nuclear reactor

By ERIK HIDLE

Negative ads heat up Senate race

A spate of negative campaigning has erupted between two candidates in the State Senate District 26 race — and both contenders wish they didn’t have to go in that direction.

CAST production opens Oct. 25

Cast opens its fall production Oct. 25 for a three week run. The show is Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women,” directed by Greg Gilbertson. The winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Albee’s play explores the long life and triumphs of an admirable older woman as she reflects back on life, love, estrangement, and heartbreak. It is both a reflection on survival as well as a monument to dying with grace.

Youth gymnasts seek perfect marks

A limber group of youth gymnasts is beginning to hone its competitive skills at Gorge Gymnastics this fall.

Cross-country teams struggle in district tune-ups

BEND — Seeking to maintain even ground with the other Intermountain Conference runners before the Oct. 26 district meet, the HRV cross-country teams took to the course against the Northwest’s best last Saturday in Bend.

Mid-Columbia Sinfonietta hosts Fall Concert

The Mid-Columbia Sinfonietta, directed by Dorothy McCormick, presents its Fall Concert on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium.

Buckaroos in town for showdown

Game Preview

Game Preview

Defense grinds out win over Redmond

REDMOND — No one on the HRV football team expected that last Friday’s road trip to Redmond would be easy.

Monday, October 14

Girls win to stay alive for first

Undefeated and in third place. That’s where the HRV soccer girls found themselves before Thursday’s home match with fourth-place Bend.

Sports briefs

Horizon takes forfeit win over C.L.

Letters - October 12

Don’t look away

City scores top EPA award

The city of Hood River and its wastewater treatment plant operator have received a top award for using recycled sewage as a fertilizer on agricultural soils.

Foundation poured for library addition

A roof on the old part and walls on the new are the main tasks in the next few weeks at the Hood River Library renovation project.

Shocking numbers revealed during drug forum

Maija Yasui tossed candy to the crowd at Wednesday’s community drug forum as incentive for answering her questions correctly. But the Kit Kat Bars did little to sweeten the ugly statistics she rattled off about drug use and related behaviors among Hood River County’s teens.

HRV boys bury Bears to rebound from loss

The HRV boys soccer team bounced back from last week's tough home loss to Redmond to defeat fourth-place Bend 3-2 on Friday. HRV stands at 6-1-2 and in third place in the Intermountain Conference with a home matchup against Hermiston on Tuesday. While not looking past the Bulldogs (4-3-2), HRV preparing for a more difficult challenge Saturday when it will face first-place Mountain View in Bend. The Eagles must also get past Summit on Friday afternoon, and then hope to be in prime condition Saturday morning for the pesky Cougars.

Mobile meth lab harbors deadly gas

Officer notices suspicious odor during vehicle investigation

Officer notices suspicious odor during vehicle investigation

The year of the underdog continues

Sports commentary - October 12

Sports commentary - October 12

School Stability

Board must continue self-assessment

Board must continue self-assessment

School leaders fall under scrutiny

The Jerry Sessions situation remains unsettled.

Wal-Mart hits roadblock

Oregon Department of Transportation vetoes ‘flawed’ stoplight plan

Oregon Department of Transportation vetoes ‘flawed’ stoplight plan

Larry Larson walks entire Oregon Coast

Larry Larson saw his life flash before his eyes last month as he walked along Highway 101.

Interns gain news work experience

By RUBY BRUNK

Harvest Fest returns to Expo Center

In its 20th year, the Hood River Harvest Fest features fresh fruit and produce from the Hood River Valley and throughout the Northwest Oct. 18-20.

Wednesday, October 9

Obituaries - October 9

Mabel Lucas

Hood River woman raises ‘Child Shield’

Laurie DeCrow of Hood River has been named as a new independent agent for Child Shield, U.S.A., a national organization dedicated to the safety of America’s children.

Sports briefs

Dynamos meeting tonight at HRMS

'Mouse' finds new home

Mouse has a house.

Bead by Bead

Gallery presents first-of-its-kind display of an ancient art

Gallery presents first-of-its-kind display of an ancient art

Wolff stirs a rich, unique tale of poverty, triumph

With every award-winning book she writes, the sphere of influence of author Virginia Euwer Wolff gets a little bigger. But she still manages to connect with her roots in the Hood River Valley.

Letters - October 9

Yes to Measure 27

Smoke-free bowling offers breath of fresh air

New smoke-free policy at Orchard Lanes spares bowlers’ lungs

New smoke-free policy at Orchard Lanes spares bowlers’ lungs

Tighten It Up

New speeding law a welcome move

New speeding law a welcome move

Tuesday, October 8

Volleyball team struggles through growing pains

By DAVE LEDER

CAST holds auditions for winter show

CAST Performing Arts Center is planning for its winter production, “Getting Along Famously.” A play by Michael Jacobs, it is the story of a highly successful author of 16 action-packed spy thrillers.

Festivities kick off new traffic signal project

A mild breeze rippled over 12th Street and set the festive balloons bobbing at Monday’s kickoff ceremony for a new traffic light in Hood River.

Chalk dust settles on sidewalk art contest

Toon Hight wins among adult artists, Reyes, Zanmiller, Crumpacker, Rayle win kids awards

Toon Hight wins among adult artists, Reyes, Zanmiller, Crumpacker, Rayle win kids awards

Truck hits Mt. Hood scenic train

Only minor injuries sustained in accident

Only minor injuries sustained in accident

County curbs street racing

Parkdale family pushes for stiffer speeding penalties after death of teen daughter

Parkdale family pushes for stiffer speeding penalties after death of teen daughter

HRV focuses on staying up after big Bend win

The HRV football team may be 4-1, but if you ask coach Mitch Sanders, the Eagles aren’t patting themselves on the back just yet.

Schools, firefighters team up for safety

Fire prevention week

Fire prevention week

Eagles rushing attack bowls over Bend

HOOD RIVER — Jacobe Krizman left little doubt Friday why he is the state’s top rusher, leading Hood River Valley to a 56-39 win over Bend at Henderson Stadium.

Kids, dogs and athletes rally together for S.O.

Special Olympics supporters from Portland to The Dalles showed up in numbers last Saturday for the second-annual Step-Up for Special Olympics fundraiser.

KIHR reaps Oregon Broadcasters’ awards

KIHR’s “Mid Columbia Today Show” has received the Oregon Association of Broadcasters’ award for Best Public Affairs Program on radio.

Entertainment briefs - October 9

Kooken & Hoomen at River City

New owners turn Big Easy into Sol Luna

A new restaurant in Hood River will be a bit of a Dutch treat.

Monday, October 7

Girls cross-country still finding stride

Three weeks remain before the Intermountain Conference district meet, and the HRV cross-country girls are still trying to narrow the gap between themselves and No. 1 Christy Paul.

Students, parents enjoy ‘Walk To School Day’

Walking to school was never so festive.

School board readies to meet after upheaval

The Hood River County School Board meets Wednesday for the first time since September’s administrative upheaval.

HRV boys bombard Buckaroos

HOOD RIVER — It should have been a lot easier, but in the tightly bunched Intermountain Conference standings, the HRV boys will take three points any way they can.

HRV girls approach double digits in win

PENDLETON — When you’re playing against teams in the lower half of the league, it can be easy to let down your guard.

Eagles outmuscle No. 10 Bend

HOOD RIVER -- Jacobe Krizman left little doubt Friday why he is the state's top rusher, leading Hood River Valley to a 56-39 win over Bend at Henderson Stadium.

Boys cross-country keeps pace

In the sport of cross-country, it’s all about gradual improvement and peaking at the right time.

Awareness and Treatment

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital installs new mammography unit

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital installs new mammography unit

Perseverance pays off

Stoplight campaign reaches goal; signal ceremony on Monday

Stoplight campaign reaches goal; signal ceremony on Monday

‘Friends,’ Sen. Ferrioli trade barbs

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli issued a strong rebuke this week over the way business is done in the National Scenic Area.

Wednesday, October 2

Letters -- October 2

No Meadows ‘Stew’

Obituaries -- October 2

Edith J. Hertel

Tuesday, October 1

Parade, Air Guitar pump up the volume

Homecoming week 2002 underway

Homecoming week 2002 underway

Eagles fall short in attempt to halt Hermiston

HERMISTON — One of most agonizing things about a loss — especially an overtime loss — is hindsight: “What could we have done differently to win the game.”

HRV girls continue offensive roll in Bend

BEND — After scoring 13 goals and allowing none over the past two games, the HRV soccer girls had a pretty good idea they were doing something right.

Boys soccer stays in hunt with win, tie

HOOD RIVER — The HRV boys soccer team got its first taste of playoff fever last weekend when two of the Intermountain Conference’s top teams rolled into town for back-to-back showdowns.

County updates rural land maps

The Hood River County Planning Department is updating land-use maps of Odell and Parkdale to determine which areas are open to future development.

Blue pounds out title with line play

Anyone who followed Gorge Youth Football this season would have to agree that the best two teams in the league resided in Hood River.

Meadows wins bid for new chairlift

‘Vista Express’ will provide easier access for beginners

‘Vista Express’ will provide easier access for beginners

Radio KMSW begins broadcasting

Tuesday morning, The Dalles Mayor Robb Van Cleave “flipped.”

Fast-paced offense leads Bend attack

Game preview for Homecoming 2002

Game preview for Homecoming 2002

Chalk art highlights October First Friday

First Friday returns to downtown Hood River Oct. 4, from 5-8 p.m., bringing tastes of local visual and performing arts at the first Art Walk of the autumn season.

Real people. Real situations.

‘Les Misérables’ cast brings inspiration to Portland’s homeless

‘Les Misérables’ cast brings inspiration to Portland’s homeless

ALO, Freewillinsoul at River City

This Friday at the River City Saloon, Freewillinsoul from Portland will play its funky, upbeat, acoustic/electric fusion of blues, bluegrass and rock. Original songs propelled by infectious grooves create a melting pot for the six piece ensemble which includes two guitars, bass, drums and male and female vocals. This is their debut performance here at the River City and this should prove to be a jammin good time

Entertainment briefs - Oct. 2

Bead work at Columbia Gallery

Sports briefs

McIsaac’s helps support HRV football

Youngsters learn water survival skills at HR pool

Late morning during weekdays at the Hood River Aquatics Center is usually a quiet time, the only action coming from a few solitary lap swimmers plying the lanes in the big pool.