Stories for January 2003

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Wednesday, January 29

HRV girls drop close one to Mountain View

The HRV girls came into Friday’s home contest with Mountain View knowing that they needed a win to position themselves for a late-season playoff run.

Kulongoski arrives in HR Wednesday

Gov. Ted Kulongoski will arrive in Hood River this afternoon to learn more about rural economic issues.

‘I love what I do’

For Drennen, the cake is just the wedding starter

For Drennen, the cake is just the wedding starter

Local officials want old mill sites put to work

Hood River Port leader and economic development coordinator lobby Oregon leaders

Hood River Port leader and economic development coordinator lobby Oregon leaders

Trouble percolates with Cooper Spur area resort

By NANCY BRIGHT

Wrestlers rule the road

Eagles raise IMC record to 4-1 with road wins over Redmond and Bend

Eagles raise IMC record to 4-1 with road wins over Redmond and Bend

Voters reject Measure 28

Hood River County voters joined the rest of Oregon Tuesday in defeating the Measure 28, the income tax surcharge proposal.

Community comes together to Noah Smith

Weekend tournament, auction rally funds for accident victim

Weekend tournament, auction rally funds for accident victim

Another road loss puts playoff plans in jeopardy

Road-weary HRV boys sink to 1-4 in IMC

Road-weary HRV boys sink to 1-4 in IMC

Bravissimo music camp enrolling for summer

Bravissimo, the Columbia Gorge Music and Arts Camp, has begun accepting registrations for its summer 2003 session.

Letters - January 29

Protect a gem

Mom's minute

Local teacher relishes TV and slices of advice

Local teacher relishes TV and slices of advice

Welcome, Governor

Kulongoski makes a timely visit to HR

Kulongoski makes a timely visit to HR

Sports briefs

HRV girls JV’s beat Mountain View

Armed robber holds up Nobi’s

Woman attendant held at gunpoint by masked man who is still at large

Woman attendant held at gunpoint by masked man who is still at large

Swimmers improve strokes at The Dalles Invite

It’s not every day that you feel at home even when you’re the visitor.

Friday, January 24

Crowd overflows map hearing

There was no room at the Inn on Wednesday when crowds showed up to comment on Hood River County’s draft destination resort map.

Historic Paris Fair building awaits face lift

By CANELA WOOD

HRV wrestlers try to maintain momentum

Hoping to build on the momentum from a solid performance at the Oregon Classic, the Hood River Valley wrestling team returns to Central Oregon this weekend for back-to-back Intermountain Conference dual meets against Redmond and Bend.

Horizon falls to Ione, but never rolls over

The Horizon Christian basketball team fell to 1-12 on the season Tuesday night with a 71-53 loss to Big Sky Conference foe, Ione, at Wy’east Middle School.

Eagle girls sent back to earth

Pendleton outscores HRV 29-0 to start second half

Pendleton outscores HRV 29-0 to start second half

Drive for five

Summit Snowboard Team seeks to defend state titles

Summit Snowboard Team seeks to defend state titles

Wednesday, January 22

Horizon drops three straight

For the young, undersized Horizon Christian basketball team, the learning curve continues to wind in a positive direction despite a 1-11 start.

Obituaries - January 22

Marie J. Maybee

Tuesday, January 21

From pink slip to pear bars

Matching talent and opportunity

Matching talent and opportunity

Ballot Time

Deadline nears on a lively Measure 28

Deadline nears on a lively Measure 28

HRV ski teams seize pole position in second race

Sometimes, all it takes is a little adversity to rally a team together.

Carousel museum pieces shown in Seattle

Turning a tiger upside down, a four-man crew put a Hood River menagerie on the road last week.

Wal-Mart previews ‘rustic’ plans

National retailer stays committed to proposed new superstore west of Hood River

National retailer stays committed to proposed new superstore west of Hood River

HRV boys not panicking after home loss to Summit

Eagles can’t match strong Friday effort

Eagles can’t match strong Friday effort

Eye on the state capital

Legislators gain important posts

Legislators gain important posts

Sports briefs

HRV swimmers denied by Douglas

Entertainment briefs - Jan. 22

Children’s chorus seeks members

CGWA work party rallies community at Hook

By GAY JERVEY

Revived HRV girls enter playoff race

Hidle and Flory lead Eagles to road wins over Crook County, Summit

Hidle and Flory lead Eagles to road wins over Crook County, Summit

CAST, Columbia Gallery must seek new space

Two long-standing Hood River cultural organizations are facing an uncertain future. The Columbia Art Gallery’s lease at 207 Second St. ran out earlier this month and the city, which owns the property, has notified the gallery’s board that the lease will not be renewed.

Letters - January 22

Quirky coincidence?

Smith, Metsger prepare for budget challenges

Hood River’s legislators have moved into strategic positions and are planning to tag-team Oregon’s giant economic problems.

Second hearing set on draft resort map

Large crowds, lengthy testimony expected, so Jan. 29 date added

Large crowds, lengthy testimony expected, so Jan. 29 date added

Friday, January 17

Citizens protest Hanford waste deal

Environmental Protection Agency officials ask for continued ‘dialogue’ over contaminant control

Environmental Protection Agency officials ask for continued ‘dialogue’ over contaminant control

Two groups stake out resort hearing

Opposing camps will scrutinize revised map

Opposing camps will scrutinize revised map

Hermiston routs HRV girls at home

HOOD RIVER — The odds weren’t in their favor, but the HRV girls basketball team showed little fear against league-leading Hermiston on Tuesday.

HRV skiers hope to fulfill state dreams

Season preview

Season preview

Wednesday, January 15

Obituaries - January 15

Patricia Tillman

Tuesday, January 14

‘Friends’ group promotes resort on Mt. Hood

Newly formed citizen group speaks out in favor of Cooper Spur development

Newly formed citizen group speaks out in favor of Cooper Spur development

Funding gavel falls on courts

Judge states ‘the ability to do justice will be compromised’

Judge states ‘the ability to do justice will be compromised’

"A jump on the future"

Aspire connects volunteers and college-bound students

Aspire connects volunteers and college-bound students

Eagles strike fear into state’s best teams

REDMOND — Last weekend’s Oregon Wrestling Classic could be divided into two distinct classes: the “haves” and the “have nots.”

Victim count climbs in ’breaking’ case

Two nights of vandalism caused $20,000 in residential damage

Two nights of vandalism caused $20,000 in residential damage

Schools fear Measure 28 failure

Advocate says cuts could hurt the disabled

Advocate says cuts could hurt the disabled

HRV girls earn first IMC win in dramatic fashion

It took them nearly one month to get their first win, but just four days to get their second.

Pride at work

Mentoring links HRVHS to businesses

Mentoring links HRVHS to businesses

HRV boys dial up dual defeats on road trip

The Hood River Valley boys basketball team left itself little margin for error in the Intermountain Conference playoff race last weekend after dropping road games to Bend and No. 1-ranked Redmond.

Swimmers continue to roll toward district

PORTLAND — When the stand-outs on any team are performing at their best, the results can be contagious.

Entertainment briefs - Jan. 15

TOCA at Savino’s

Vote 'Yes' on 28

New start needed to escape deep hole

New start needed to escape deep hole

Letters - January 15

Bless compromise

Horizon hoops notches first win, but falls to Cascade Locks

Nearly two months of hard work finally came to fruition for the Horizon Christian basketball team, which won its first game of the season Friday: a 46-36 road victory over the Crook County Christian Warriors of Redmond.

Sports briefs

Youth tennis stars win tournament

Friday, January 10

Cut and dried

Parkdale family starts new dried fruit business

Parkdale family starts new dried fruit business

County readies resort map for public review

Inventory of eligible development sites will be looked at during Jan. 22 hearing

Inventory of eligible development sites will be looked at during Jan. 22 hearing

Mediterranean restaurant Sol Luna rises in the Heights

Sometimes, an airplane ride can change your life.

HRV girls outlast Indians to claim first win

THE DALLES — Sick and tired of losing games they should have won, the HRV girls basketball team finally said “enough is enough,” and got its first W of the season on Tuesday night.

County garbage rates on the rise

Inflation forces local company to increase charges for pick-up

Inflation forces local company to increase charges for pick-up

School board appoints search committee

Volunteer efforts on two fronts commanded the attention of the Hood River School Board this week.

Eagles devour The Dalles in defensive battle

“When the offense isn’t working, it’s nice to know you can rely on your defense.”

Wednesday, January 8

HRV boys dismantle The Dalles

If you had fallen asleep during Tuesday's The Dalles/HRV boys basketball game, you wouldn't have missed much.

New leaders in the new year

Best wishes to Schock, Ward, Eggers

Best wishes to Schock, Ward, Eggers

‘Tall Elks’ wraps families in coats

Chilly winds have blown through the Hood River Valley this winter, but thanks to the Tall Elks program, members of needy local families have new coats to keep them warm.

Letters - January 4/8

January 4

CAT buses serve county, door-to-door

By RUBY BRUNK

New veterinarian joins All Animal Clinic

Dr. Jennifer Strelkauskas has found her niche in practice at All Animal Care Clinic on Tucker Road in Hood River.

Fifty-four ways Oregon can save its economic bacon

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tuesday, January 7

HRV girls reach unlucky seven

Friday night’s girls basketball game between Hood River Valley and Centennial looked pretty even on paper.

Eagles exact revenge over Buckaroos

The HRV wrestling team may have finished behind rival Pendleton at the Best in the West tournament two weeks ago, but that didn’t mean they weren’t the better team.

Adult center, former chef argue faith

Former employee levies charges of religious discrimination

Former employee levies charges of religious discrimination

Hawks initiated by Dufur, Country Christian

The road toward respect-ability doesn’t appear to be getting any easier for the Horizon Christian Hawks, who fell to 0-7 over the weekend with road losses to No. 8-ranked Country Christian and No. 3-ranked Dufur.

County removes some teeth from dog law

In the first meeting of his new term, Hood River County Commission Chair Rodger Schock cast the tie-breaking vote to take the teeth out of a proposed dog leash law.

Children’s Chorus holds auditions

The Mid-Columbia Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Mark Steighner, is re-forming after a year’s hiatus. The community choir, formed in 1998, is open to any student in grades 5-8, including private and home schoolers.

Commissioners take oath of office

In what he termed an “august” occasion, Hood River County Attorney Will Carey administered the oath of office to three elected officials on Monday evening.

Entertainment briefs - Jan. 8

Local bands play Smith benefit at Santacroces’

Obituaries - January 8

Toby Rawlings

Wrestlers steamroll tournament field

Ten individual champs lead HRV to victory at Jan Anderson tournament

Ten individual champs lead HRV to victory at Jan Anderson tournament

Shattering spree hits HR

Two men arrested after Saturday window-breaking crime

Two men arrested after Saturday window-breaking crime

Friday, January 3

Eggers takes helm at HR schools

A major step toward selection of a new superintendent will be the chief item of business in the Hood River County School Board’s first meeting of 2003.

Cooper spur undergoes major facelift

PARKDALE — Cooper Spur Mountain Resort had to wait a little longer than expected to show off its many improvements this year.

County puts a piece of history on sale

Earning a chapter in Hood River’s history books could be as easy as buying the house that has become a local celebrity.

Building remodel adds work space

Hood River County employees will soon be able to undertake their duties without skirting around boxes of old records.

Keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions

While the phrases “get healthy” or “lose weight” top many New Year’s resolution lists, the prospect of taking action makes some people wish it was still December.

2002: A rear-view mirror

Part II

Part II

Northwest teams leave bowls empty

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

Sports briefs

HRV boys hoops fundraiser Tuesday

Thursday, January 2

Obituaries - December 25

Kenneth ‘Pink’ Merz

Obituaries - January 1

Richard Hiatt

Letters - January 1

Wait and see

Bits of color from 2002

A Kaleidoscope year

A Kaleidoscope year

Letters - Dec. 25/Dec. 28

December 25