Stories for February 2003


Friday, February 28


Yoga helps mothers-to-be

At first glance, it looks like a regular yoga class. Seven women in loose-fitting work-out garb form a semi-circle around instructor DeLona Campos-Davis as she talks in soothing tones.

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Leder wins Oregon wresling media award

Hood River News sports editor Dave Leder was named the Oregon State Wrestling Media Person of the Year on Feb. 22 at Portland Memorial Coliseum during the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires state wrestling championships.

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Wednesday, February 26


Two shows to benefit local causes

“The Tempest” opens Friday in Bowe Theatre at Hood River Valley High School. It continues March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door.

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CAST hosts reading of ‘Lysistrata’

A reading of the 2,300-year-old Greek comedy “Lysistrata” will take place on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at CAST Theatre in Hood River. The local play reading is part of the international Lysistrata Project, in which theatre artists and community members around the world will coordinate on the same day — 3-03-03 — to produce readings of the anti-war classic to protest possible war with Iraq.

February 26, 2003 midnight read more..

Pine Grove Auction scheduled for Saturday

A 1992 Cadillac Seville will be one of the prime items at the 38th annual Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, starting 9 a.m. Saturday at the fire hall. The event, which includes a rummage sale starting at 8 a.m., is open to the public. All auction items are donated by the community. Firefighters Dale Byers, left, Steve Bickford, and Lou Gehrig show off some of the items for sale. All proceeds will go to help buy a new grass fire rig, estimated at $60,000 or more, and emergency medical supplies. The outside auction features garden and automotive items, while the inside auction contains primarily household items, including furniture.

February 26, 2003 midnight read more..

Dentists give free treatment to 75 kids

Seventy-five children have brighter teeth after Friday’s “Give Kids A Smile” day in Hood River. Dentists and their staff members gave check-ups, cleaned teeth, applied protective sealant, and otherwise helped needy children as part of a national dental health effort. The following people helped in the first-ever project:

February 26, 2003 midnight read more..

Tuesday, February 25


Missed chances bury HRV boys

Last Friday’s home game against Mountain View was the last chance for the HRV boys to make an impression on the Hood River faithful.

February 25, 2003 midnight read more..

Cougars finish off HRV girls

BEND — A few short weeks ago, the Hood River Valley girls basketball team was talking about its playoff chances. To get there, the one team the Eagles needed to beat was Mountain View.

February 25, 2003 midnight read more..

Saturday, February 22


HRV boys continue to struggle in IMC

Update: The HRV boys lost their final home game of the season Friday night to Mountain View by a score of 60-47. The Eagles' record dropped to 2-11 with one game remaining.

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Four HRV wrestlers place at state

The Hood River Valley wrestling team bounced back from a frustrating first day at the OSAA state championships in Portland to place four wrestlers in the top eight of their respective weight classes.

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Wednesday, February 19


Tuesday, February 18


HRV girls take two at home

The Hood River Valley girls basketball team regained some momentum in the Intermountain Conference over the weekend with two home wins over Crook County (47-35) and Summit (48-31).

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Monday, February 17


Schools make cuts totaling $852,950

The Hood River County School District cut $852,950 for the rest of the school year, and also suspended action on the idea of annexing Mosier School District, in its meeting Wednesday.

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Thursday, February 13

Murder investigation continues

Authorities are investigating the murder of Faustino Garcia Garcia, who was found dead of gunshot wounds in the early morning hours of Feb. 13.

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Wednesday, February 12


Reducing Risk

Thriving at age 49, ‘meat and potatoes man’ regains health with help from local hospital‘s cardiovascular center

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Friday, February 7


Thursday, February 6


Tuesday, February 4


Benefit at Savinos Lounge

Friday is Martini Lounge night with Area 54 at Savinos Lounge in downtown Hood River. There will be a raffle for various prizes to help benefit Solveig Ensign, a young single mother suffering from Cystic Fibrosis and thyroid cancer. The event begins at 7 p.m.

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Auction raises over $28,000 for Noah Smith

A fund-raising gala not soon to be forgotten was held Saturday night at the Hood River Sports Club. It was an evening of eating and dancing, good-natured bidding battles and socializing with friends. And when it was all said and done, the goal behind the gala had been surpassed many times over.

February 4, 2003 midnight read more..

Dragonflies play KHRV kickoff

Local rockers The Dragonflies headline Saturday’s kickoff concert at Bowe Auditorium, to benefit Hood River Valley High School’s new student radio station. Stick Pony Rodeo, from HRVHS will open the show at 5:30 p.m., followed by The Consul. Suggested admission is $2 for the all ages show.

February 4, 2003 midnight read more..

Swimmers take four at Centennial

A quick glimpse at the scores from last Thursday’s swim meet at Centennial would indicate that HRV is primed for next weekend’s district meet.

February 4, 2003 midnight read more..

Saturday, February 1


HRV ski teams place 2nd at Anthony Lakes

The Hood River Valley High School ski program continued its strong early-season run last Saturday at Anthony Lakes with two second-place finishes, both for the teams and the individuals.

February 1, 2003 midnight read more..

Hermiston hands HRV 3rd straight setback

HERMISTON — Hood River Valley and Hermiston both play in the Intermountain Conference, but the first-place Lady Bulldogs proved that they were in another league Tuesday, defeating the

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Kulongoski visits Hood River

An unusual entourage of government leaders braved Thursday’s blustery weather for a walking tour of Hood River’s Downtown Historic District.

February 1, 2003 midnight read more..

Measure 28 fallout begins

Eight Oregon State Troopers from The Dalles headquarters were told not to show up for work today — the first reality from Tuesday’s defeat of Measure 28.

February 1, 2003 midnight read more..


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