Stories for February 2003

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Friday, February 28

Windmaster set for sewer work

Long-awaited septic tank project scores federal grant

Long-awaited septic tank project scores federal grant

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.

Hood River needs people to help save Gorge Games

Commentary

Commentary

Police investigators scout murder victim’s troubled history

Domestic issues with family draw law enforcement interest on case

Domestic issues with family draw law enforcement interest on case

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.

Snow saves state’s Winter Games

More than 200 amateur skiers and snowboarders are making their way to Mt. Hood this weekend for the 2003 Winter Games of Oregon.

Absence of Games won’t spoil summer

Ideas of how to replace annual summer festival begin to percolate

Ideas of how to replace annual summer festival begin to percolate

Wednesday, February 26

Tax-aide program runs through April 10

Hood River County residents who need help with tax preparation may benefit from the Tax-Aide program being offered from now to April 10 at three area locations.

Letters - Feb. 26

Parents, speak out

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.

Obituaries - Feb. 26

Raymond Shaw

Wings of an Eagle

Matthew Kirby travels to Thailand and earns top Scout Badge

Matthew Kirby travels to Thailand and earns top Scout Badge

HRV boys relay team moves up two spots

If you ask the members of the HRV boys medley relay team to assess their state experience, they would likely tell you that they were just happy to qualify.

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.

Eagle 2003 project starts to take flight

Two large donations have boosted Eagle 2003, the Hood River Valley High School stadium project.

Atlanta’s ph Balance plays the Saloon

ph Balance, a four-piece Atlanta band whose original, soulful blend of hip-hop, trip-hop and acid jazz is making a huge imprint on the national music scene.

With Respect

In tragedy, balancing facts and feelings

In tragedy, balancing facts and feelings

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.

Cuts to schools and services are ‘embarassing’

Another Voice

Another Voice

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:

Tuesday, February 25

Burton flies into top 10 at state swim meet

GRESHAM — Competing at the state level can either make or break a young swimmer.

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.

Surprise! Summit snowboarders win again

When a team is as dominant as the Summit Snowboard Team, it can afford to mix up its lineup on race day.

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.

Gorge Games are a no go

Organizers say popular outdoor lifestyle festival is cancelled for 2003

Organizers say popular outdoor lifestyle festival is cancelled for 2003

HRVHS stirs up timely themes in "The Tempest"

The Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department is on a roll. Last fall, a cast of more than 70 students put on a stupendous production of “Les Misérables” to sold out crowds and local critical acclaim.

County seeks expansion of Enterprise Zone to help attract business

Two public hearings are scheduled in March over an offer by Cascade Locks to expand its Enterprise Zone to attract new businesses and industries.

Hood River Fire Chief steps down

Gary Willis resigns; open house Friday for new chief

Gary Willis resigns; open house Friday for new chief

Sports briefs

Caitlyn Shortt wins dual state titles

Finding their place at state

Krizman snags fifth, three others place as HRV wrestlers finish tied for 12th in team standings

Krizman snags fifth, three others place as HRV wrestlers finish tied for 12th in team standings

Saturday, February 22

Eagle girls no match for Pendleton on the road

“Ugly, ugly, ugly.”

Ski teams prepare for state with fresh snow

The “freshies” finally fell on Mt. Hood last weekend, giving the HRV ski teams a much-improved training ground in the final Mt. Hood Conference race of the year.

School board interviews candidates

Rick Eggers, Bob Dais apply for Hood River superintendent job

Rick Eggers, Bob Dais apply for Hood River superintendent job

County pens support for CL Casino

Commissioners send letter to governor in support of gaming site

Commissioners send letter to governor in support of gaming site

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.

Bohince leads way on uninspired first day at state

Krizman, Level, Owyen, Harvey lose in first round of a difficult first day at state

Krizman, Level, Owyen, Harvey lose in first round of a difficult first day at state

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.

County planners review resort zoning concerns

Planning officials ponder resort map, but no new testimony accepted

Planning officials ponder resort map, but no new testimony accepted

Wednesday, February 19

Farce is the medium, feel-good is the effect

‘Getting Along famously’

‘Getting Along famously’

Mediators bridge disputes with active listening

A new team is in town to help settle business and personal conflicts by making sure that both sides of the issue are heard and understood.

Obituaries - February 19

Frederico Braito

Letters - February 19

Welcome Cardinal

Letters - February 15

A steady leader

Entertainment briefs - Feb. 19

Benoit, Thackery at HR Hotel

Tuesday, February 18

State omissions overshadow strong showing

Josh Van Ek had been to state in two of his first three years as a high school wrestler. All the while, his goal has been to place in the top eight.

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).

New snow graces Mt. Hood

Storm helps pad base at Meadows, Cooper Spur still needs more

Storm helps pad base at Meadows, Cooper Spur still needs more

Wheeler hands Horizon final loss of long season

ODELL — The Horizon Christian Hawks did everything they could to send their two seniors off on a winning note.

DA continues Garcia murder investigation

There are no known suspects in last week’s shooting death of Faustino Garcia Garcia of Hood River but a full scale investigation is underway.

HRV boys swimmers earn respect at district

Hidle, Burton lead four Eagle boys to state

Hidle, Burton lead four Eagle boys to state

Eagles qualify eight for state

Level, Bohince win individual titles as HRV takes fourth at district

Level, Bohince win individual titles as HRV takes fourth at district

Eagle boys end slide, but follow with loss

When a team is mired in a six-game losing streak, it can be difficult to find a light at the end of the tunnel.

A new look at an old river

Knowledge deepens as scientists survey the bottom of the Columbia

Knowledge deepens as scientists survey the bottom of the Columbia

First Born

Rachal Hansen helps build a lamb legacy

Rachal Hansen helps build a lamb legacy

Monday, February 17

Chess for Success tourney lives up to name

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 30 young chess players from Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties assembled at Hood River Middle School for the annual Chess for Success Regional Tournament.

CGCC board will seek November bond

Revenue would help purchase Hood River campus site

Revenue would help purchase Hood River campus site

HRV skiers fine tuning for state

Boys and girls teams sit in good position before final league race

Boys and girls teams sit in good position before final league race

Sports briefs

Winter sports GPA’s are announced

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.

Police investigate homicide

First murder in city of Hood River since 1995

First murder in city of Hood River since 1995

Summit sails to dual Boardercross wins

It’s about time!

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.

Wednesday, February 12

Another Voice Gov. Kulongoski gains valuable insights in HR

Another Voice

Another Voice

Letters - February 12

A Marine writes

Hood River Port considers kiting ban

The Port of Hood River is fed up with kiteboarding violations that have turned into an annual public safety problem.

Global Funk plays Saloon on Valentine’s Day

Grab your valentine and get in here for a funkin’ good time this Friday with the Global Funk Council.

Sports briefs

Eight kids advance to district shoot

Strangefolk plays the River City

Well folks, get ready for this one. These guys are going to blow the roof off the place. This is definitely a show not to be missed.

Reducing Risk

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

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

Larson, Diers lead Hawks to second win

ODELL — Some teams have to reach rock bottom before they can see the top of the world.

County winds up vintage home sale

Hood River’s celebrity residence is expected to be under private ownership by the end of the week.

Entertainment briefs

Grooveyard at Savino’s Lounge

HRV girls’ slide extended to five

Playoff chances slim as 3-2 league start evaporates

Playoff chances slim as 3-2 league start evaporates

Jervey under fire from Forest Service

Mosier waterfront construction has been halted due to land violations

Mosier waterfront construction has been halted due to land violations

Winning district title takes back seat to state dreams

Wrestling district preview

Wrestling district preview

Obituaries - February 12

Delbert Coon

Bend, Redmond steal home court from HRV

Early in the season, the HRV boys basketball team thrived on its home court, shutting down state-ranked teams and their top scorers.

‘Governor Ted’ gets the goods

If Gov. Ted Kulongoski starts a bowling memorabilia collection during his tenure, he can say it started in Hood River.

New owners make changes at Christian bookstore

Books, music and software are gradually taking more shelf space at Columbia River Christian Supply Store, under new owners Michael and Lori Marques.

Friday, February 7

HRV ski teams holding firm in second position

Snow or no snow, the HRV ski teams keep flying down the mountain at high speeds, trying to fine tune their techniques for the upcoming state competition.

HRV wrestlers keep home win streak intact

Senior Night, home win streak provide inspiration for Eagles in 33-26 win over Estacada

Senior Night, home win streak provide inspiration for Eagles in 33-26 win over Estacada

WW II vet Simonds recounts war times

Former soldier says new technology could save lives if conflict arises

Former soldier says new technology could save lives if conflict arises

Keizer suspect tied to Hood River crime scene

A single fingerprint left on the exit door of Rosauers Market in the Heights tied a robber from Keizer to the crime almost two years later.

Planning officials wind up resort comments

The Hood River County Planning Commission wound up more than 10 hours of public testimony on Wednesday over a draft destination resort map.

Stars come out for national women’s sports day

Thirty years ago, the concept of women’s team sports was still catching on in the United States.

HRV has mixed results in district tune-up

Eagle boys win four of four Intermountain Conference duals

Eagle boys win four of four Intermountain Conference duals

Thursday, February 6

Obituaries - Feb. 5

Catherine Garrett

Avoid the ‘quick buck,’ and revisit county forest plan

Another Voice

Another Voice

Letters - Feb. 5

Are we safer?

Tuesday, February 4

Wrestlers make quick work of Elks field

Saturday’s Elks Invitational was more of a cool down than a tune up for the HRV wrestlers following Friday night’s grudge match against Crook County.

Prime Time

Kids keep safe in fun-filled after-school program

Kids keep safe in fun-filled after-school program

Eagles still looking for IMC answers

All Phil Vesel wanted from his team last Saturday at Pendleton was something he has yet to see this season: four quarters of good, solid effort.

Entertainment briefs - Feb. 5

Dragonflies play KHRV kickoff

Sports briefs

Little League sign-ups this week

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.

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.

HRV crumbles Crook County in rematch

Trent Shelton didn’t have anything at stake last Friday when he took to the mat for the night’s final match against Crook County’s Derek Hendriz.

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.

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.

New art display speaks ‘Aloha’

A painting a day keeps the sight-seeing blues away.

Saturday, February 1

Beleaguered boys fall to Hermiston

No one on the HRV boys basketball team figured that a move to the Intermountain Conference would be easy.

Resort map testimony will continue Feb. 5

The growing list of speakers seeking to comment on Hood River County’s draft destination resort map has necessitated the scheduling of a third hearing.

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.

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

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.

Gorge Games 2003 up in the air

Lack of title sponsorship may endanger summer festival

Lack of title sponsorship may endanger summer festival

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.

Glass plant targets old Hanel Mill

Cardinal Glass Industries looks into relocation to abandoned Odell site

Cardinal Glass Industries looks into relocation to abandoned Odell site