Stories for September 2002


Monday, September 30

‘Co-principals’ lead at HRVHS

A one-year marriage of sorts began last Thursday for Steve Fisk and Martha Capovilla at Hood River Valley High School.

Friday, September 27

Students, parents will walk en masse in the Heights

May Street Elementary School students will parade down the Heights business corridor on Wednesday as part of a national fitness and safety celebration.

Obituaries - Sept. 28

Edith J. Hertel

Volleyball team falls twice but shows heart

HOOD RIVER — Welcoming the No. 11 team in the state to town is never an exciting prospect for a young team.

HRV boys limping into weekend showdowns

HERMISTON — Just when the HRV boys soccer team couldn’t afford another big injury, it incurred four more during Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Hermiston.

A Run for Funds

Becca Sanders strides for United Way

Becca Sanders strides for United Way

Soccer girls bully Bulldogs for second win

HOOD RIVER — For the second straight game, the

Sessions resigns under fire

A $49,000 payment to former athletic director Glenn Elliott has led to the resignation of Superintendent Jerry Sessions of Hood River County School District.

IMC play beginning on a high note

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

Swedish Rotarians get a ‘taste’ of the Gorge

Four Hood River Rotary Club families gave their Swedish peers a “taste of the Gorge” this week.

Artist gains Capitol audience

On the morning of a white-powder scare day, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s comment about the art took on ominous meaning.

Wednesday, September 25

Under a cracked HR bridge, lawmakers view a common problem

In a bi-partisan effort, two state officials climbed scaffolding on Friday to view repairs on a cracked Hood River bridge.

Blue Trick plays Friday at Riverside Grill

Blue Trick returns to Riverside Grill Friday at 9 p.m. In August, the band debuted material from their new CD, “Happy Ride,” at the grill. Friday’s show will feature material from the CD in addition to danceable cover tunes. Blue Trick is vocalist/bassist Christine Brinster, guitarist Michael Brinster, and drummer Susan Franklin. They describe their music as “folksy, bluesy rock with a twang.” Blue Trick has played Portland the the Gorge of late, and Christine said, “We’re looking forward to playing the hometown crowd again.” On Saturday at Riverside Grill, blues guitarist Terry Robb performs a 9 p.m. show.

Obituaries - September 25

Henry C. Holman

Kolb resigns HRVHS post

An interim leadership plan will go into effect at Hood River Valley High School, following principal Ben Kolb’s resignation, which he announced Monday.

HRV fills remaining coaching vacancies

The three remaining varsity coaching positions at Hood River Valley High School have been filled, Athletic Director Mitch Sanders announced this week.

Traffic activist awaits holiday lights

After dedicating thousands of hours to public safety, Mid-Valley farmer Dollie Rasmussen is ready to get back to “everyday” life.

The Tour is On

12th annual Delta Kappa Home Tour Features Diversity

12th annual Delta Kappa Home Tour Features Diversity

Teens will advise City Council

The Hood River City Council is getting younger by the day.

JV football rolls to 3-0 with a 47-point slam

The HRV junior varsity football team posted 40-plus points for the third straight game Thursday (Sept. 19), whooping up on the Summit Storm 53-6 to start the season 3-0.

Don’t let disease of ‘familiarity’ chase away joy

Another Voice

Another Voice

Sprint hosts ‘Growing Business’ seminar

Sprint will sponsor an Inc. magazine executive seminar on the role of technology in growing small businesses on Oct. 1

Entertainment briefs - Sept. 25

Liquid Foundation flows Friday

Out of the orchards

The pears had never been warmer than they were last week in Laraway and Sons orchards in Pine Grove.

‘Habitat’ looks for homeowners

If your family needs a better place to live but doesn’t have the financial resources to make it happen, the Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity affiliate would like to hear from you.

Letters - September 25

Clean canines

Wal-Mart hearing set back until 2003

Company asks for time to address county’s concerns

Company asks for time to address county’s concerns

Bruce Burton elected to dentistry academy board

Bruce A. Burton, DMD, MAGD, ABGD, of Hood River was elected secretary of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) during the second session of the House of Delegates at the Academy’s annual meeting in Honolulu.

Garden Rooms at Lakecliff

View is grand as ever as historic home gets a new look

View is grand as ever as historic home gets a new look

Performing artist Nancy Cook plays at Trillium Cafe Friday

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Nancy Cook returns to Hood River Friday when she plays at the Trillium Cafe from 8 to 11 p.m. There is no cover charge for the show, in which Cook presents an evening of diverse acoustic music, mixing original material from her three most recent releases with new material from her upcoming CD to be released next spring.

Sign up for SAT prep class

The Hood River County School District’s Community Education is offering a SAT Preparation course for high school students. The course is for any student who is preparing to take the SAT test this year.

Tuesday, September 24

HRV cross-country teams coast at Seaside

WARRENTON — Trying to capitalize on a strong first-meet performance at the Sept. 11 Skip Sparks Invitational, the HRV boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Camp Rilea on the Oregon Coast last Saturday for the Three-Course Challenge.

HRV boys shut down Cowboys for 2nd straight

CROOK COUNTY — Smarting from a bout with the injury bug, the HRV boys soccer team was still able to outlast the Crook County Cowboys last Friday and get its second straight shutout win by a score of 3-0.

Sports briefs

Horizon soccer earns tie with Grant

More records fall as Eagles roll over Summit

Krizman breaks single-game rushing record; team surpasses marks for total offense and points scored

Krizman breaks single-game rushing record; team surpasses marks for total offense and points scored

Soccer girls net first win with scoring outburst

HOOD RIVER — After registering just one goal in its first two conference games, the HRV girls soccer team looked to turn on the offensive jets Friday when it took on league bottom-feeder Crook County.

Friday, September 20

OSP rescued from cuts -- for now

The layoff of 130 Oregon State Patrol officers has been rescinded — at least temporarily.

Cooper Spur Coalition spars with Mt. Hood Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows, Ltd., wants to hire a professional mediator to resolve long-standing differences with the Hood River Valley Residents Committee.

Wal-Mart plan falls short

County identifies six site problems

County identifies six site problems

Thursday, September 19

Obituaries - September 18

Bonnie Mae Steager

Obituaries - Sept. 14

Aubrey ‘Aub’ Davis

Obituaries - Sept. 11

Delores ‘Dee’ Kelly

Wednesday, September 18

Aspire mentoring program returns at HRV

The Aspire Program at Hood River Valley High School is back for a second year. The program’s mission this year is to build on the foundation put in place last year for connecting students with volunteers from the community.

Sports briefs

Horizon falls to 0-2 with 5-0 loss

Letters - September 18

Buy local food

Ford awards Lucas, Merz

The Ford Family Foundation has named two Hood River area students as “Ford Scholars” for 2002-03.

Suspect Packages

Smells arise from two places

Smells arise from two places

HRV boys shut down Bend for first win

Soccer girls earn second tie of season at Bend

Soccer girls earn second tie of season at Bend

Lappe response: Think locally, starve globally


River City brings in Portland bands

The Reverend Evan Hadley comes to the River City Saloon Friday. The Portland-based singer/songwriter and guitarist is known for his unique blend of groove-oriented alt-pop combined with many other musical textures and layered over intense rhythms. The line-up features the Reverend on vocals and guitar; Jay Stapleton on jazz guitar; Noah Peterson on saxophones and percussion; Robe Noe on drums; and Luke McKern on bass. The show begins at 9 p.m. with a cover charge.

Voters approve Measures 19 and 20

Sept. 17 election results

Sept. 17 election results

Friends of Library seeks book donations for sale

The Friends of the Library needs donations of books for the its annual sale, Sept. 26 and 27.

Tuesday, September 17

Volleyball team opens with two tough losses

BEND — The HRV volleyball team began Intermountain Conference competition last Friday, playing two matches after a brutal three-hour bus ride.

Eagles try to muscle up to IMC powerhouses

Conference Preview

Conference Preview

County frames new sign code

Hood River county and city officials have negotiated a new commercial sign code for the Urban Growth Area that will protect the Texaco gasoline station near Exit 62.

Krizman and company beat up Benson to start 2-0

HOOD RIVER — For the second straight week, the HRV football team’s performance was downright offensive. Not that the Eagles have been offensive to watch; just that they’ve been offensive to opposing defenses.

HR women's tennis team wins cup

BEND — Margie Byrne of Hood River pulled out a thrilling three-set victory in the deciding singles match last weekend to help the local 3.5 women’s tennis team win the Sunriver Team Cup Challenge.

Wool tradition takes another spin

MT. HOOD — Spinner Shelly Duniphin stepped outside the old building to take a cell phone call.

Smelly, suspicious package forces post office closure

A suspicious mail parcel led to a quarantine of the Hood River Post Office for more than three hours on Friday afternoon.

Monday, September 16

sports briefs

HRV boys soccer BBQ on Tuesday

HRV boys miss golden opportunity vs. Redmond

REDMOND — The HRV boys soccer team knew it would have its work cut out when it traveled to face No. 6 state-ranked Redmond on Thursday.

OSP faces arresting budget cut

Oregon State Police Lieutenant Michael Davidson found it ironic that even as emergency responders were being commended on Sept. 11 for their dedication to citizens, pink slips had begun winging their way to 131 troopers.

CGCC grant will target minority tech students

Through a grant From Intel Foundation, Columbia Gorge Community College will be able to increase its effort to provide opportunities and access to higher education and employment for under represented minorities and women.

Auditions scheduled for ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Hood River Hotel and CAST Theater are teaming up to bring Christopher Schiro’s version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” to the Hood River community this fall.

Wal-Mart helps raise funds for fire departments

Hood River Wal-Mart employees volunteered their time while local residents volunteered their money Wednesday to support the local fire departments.

HRV girls start Intermountain play with draw

HOOD RIVER — You could have cut the tension with a knife Thursday as the HRV girls soccer team started the new season in much the same way it finished last season — on the ropes.

Author urges diet for the earth

More than 700 people flocked to the auditorium at Hood River Middle School Wednesday night to hear food activist and author Frances Moore Lappe speak.

Eagles XC teams run well at Skip Sparks

HOOD RIVER — Both the boys and girls cross-country teams from HRV made impressive showings Wednesday at their only home meet of the season, the annual Skip Sparks Invitational.

Sept. 11 tribute: ‘Today we remember’

The haunting strains of a lone bagpipe quieted the crowd and drew curious eyes toward the hill above Overlook Memorial Park in Hood River onWednesday, Sept.11.

Wednesday, September 11

Letters - September 11

Clean the Whoopdi

Confidence, team unity key state title run

At first glance, the 2002 HRV boys soccer team looks to have the same level of talent, the same unity, and the same competitive drive as the team that reached last year’s state quarterfinals.

Senior leaders spark soccer girls

Familiarity is the key for the HRV girls soccer team entering the 2002 season.

Pilates Method builds ‘focused strength’

The equipment is simple: a mat, a ball, a roll of Styrofoam, an exercise table. But when they’re used in the Pilates Studio at Second and Oak streets, their effects add up to far more than the sum of the parts.

Tuesday, September 10

Tollbooth worker sees ‘we’re vulnerable’

Like many Americans on the West Coast, Loyd Crown was busy getting ready for work on the ill-fated morning of Sept. 11.

Real Madrid secures title with OT win over Azteca

ODELL — Real Madrid of White Salmon defeated Azteca of The Dalles on penalty kicks Sunday to win the Columbia Gorge Soccer League championship before approximately 400 spectators at Wy’east Middle School.

Crosswalk patrols return

The first day of school netted four Hood River motorists a ticket for failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians using marked crosswalks.

Citizens take walk to celebrate peace

As the sun crept above the trees shading Wilson Park Saturday morning, a crowd of nearly 40 people gathered to chat, sing and begin a one-mile walk through city neighborhoods.

A daughter and mother ask ‘what if?’

Rishell Graves was driving her daughter, Lacey, to school at Columbia High School in White Salmon on the morning of Sept. 11. Lacey was fiddling with the radio, trying to find some music she liked, but all the stations seemed to be airing only news.

Sports briefs

Couples Scramble a swinging success

CGCC-HR link grows this fall

From new college credit offerings during the day and new dual credit opportunities for Hood River Valley High School students to more basic skills course options, Columbia Gorge Community College is expanding its services in Hood River County after voters approved annexing a major portion of the county into the college district last November.

The indecision of a lifetime

Change in travel plans saves life of Mosier woman last Sept. 11

Change in travel plans saves life of Mosier woman last Sept. 11

‘Sweeping’ Challenge

The Dalles’ leaders pay off football bet

The Dalles’ leaders pay off football bet

Vandals damage middle school addition

The shiny new construction at Hood River Middle School was marred by vandalism last week.

Strengthening the homeland after 9/11


Colossal Crushing

HRV sets school record for points with 69-36 dismantling of The Dalles

HRV sets school record for points with 69-36 dismantling of The Dalles

Hood River will honor 9/11 heroes and victims

Hood River will host two “red, white and blue” events today in remembrance of more than 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the East Coast.

Sept. 11 service: ‘It does change you’

Why go to New Jersey in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001?

Farm worker crushed by tractor, dies

A Lower Valley orchard worker was crushed to death by a tractor on Saturday evening.

First ‘Hoodstock’ gives voice to youth

Musicians donate gigs in festival

Musicians donate gigs in festival

Friday, September 6

Good, clean fun

Mayors bristle over ‘sweeping’ football challenge

Mayors bristle over ‘sweeping’ football challenge

Streich nets Port board position

A small business owner was selected on Tuesday by the Hood River Port Commission to fill the Position 5 vacancy.

Stick to peace in Iraq, speakers say

Two speakers mixed humor with grave warnings about a U.S. attack on Iraq Wednesday at Hood River Middle School.

Tuesday, September 3

Crossing the channel

Calm weather welcomes 434 swimmers Monday

Calm weather welcomes 434 swimmers Monday

Gift adds good news to Horizon

Anonymous donor gives lasting legacy to Christian school

Anonymous donor gives lasting legacy to Christian school

Stover smokes to win jalapeño contest

Fifty people gathered at a tent Saturday and watched three men eat.

Eagles seek to soar to new heights in ‘02

HRV football season preview

HRV football season preview

Experience, speed make Indians a worthy foe

First-year head coach Steve Sugg leads an experience into HR on Friday

First-year head coach Steve Sugg leads an experience into HR on Friday

Artist paints for public agencies

A Hood River artist will be selling prints of a painting to commemorate Sept. 11 — and donating the proceeds to local emergency responders.

Windsurfer barely misses barge

A windsurfer had a near miss on Friday when he almost collided with an oncoming barge on the Columbia River just west of Spring Creek Hatchery.

Hoodstock 2002 coming this weekend

10 local bands get together for festival this Saturday

10 local bands get together for festival this Saturday

Fall sports start with jamborees

While the HRV football team is recovering Saturday from its first battle of the season, the rest of the school’s fall sports programs will be ironing out their gameplans one final time before Intermountain Conference play begins next week.

Elbo Finn, Hookah Stew at Saloon

Elbo Finn a FolkCore Band, was officially formed in 1994 and brings its eight years of experience to the River City Saloon this Friday. After aquiring Maurice Hille on drums the band quickly went into the studio to record a five song CD. Thimble & the Wheel was released fall of 1995. Almost immediately the first single Freezer Hash began getting normal rotation spins on alternative station KXRK 96.3FM Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time the band focused their attention mainly on saturating the Salt Lake City club market. With the help of Freezer Hash Elbo Finn was playing packed venues week after week. A year after Thimble was released radio time and local performance helped lock down down a strong, loyal following for the Salt Lake favorite. After a year of hard studio work the Finn boys returned with 1997's Cryptogamy Kills Cowboy.

First Friday celebrates year anniversary

Hood River is invited to celebrate with local artists and businesses on Sept. 6 when First Friday celebrates its First Anniversary.


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