Stories for June 2003


Friday, June 27

County holds hearing on new transportation plan

The Board of County Commissioners will consider a recommendation from the County Planning Commission to adopt a Transportation System Plan (TSP) for Hood River County at a public hearing scheduled for Monday night. Amendments to the County’s policy document, comprehensive plan, and zoning ordinance are proposed in order to implement the County TSP. The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m., in the 2nd floor conference room of the county courthouse.

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Wednesday, June 25


Tuesday, June 24


Family Fun

Two new books take a kids’ eye view of things to do in the Gorge

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Windfest hits town this weekend

Drive along Oak Street and you know immediately windsurfing season has arrived. Cars loaded with boards and sails vie for parking spots. Colorful rows of sale items crowd the sidewalks outside downtown windsurfing shops.

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Sternwheeler Days Festival ready to roll

CASCADE LOCKS — The 28th Annual Sternwheeler Days Festival returns to Cascade Locks for three days of entertainment, food, music and activities, Friday through Sunday, beginning each day at 6 a.m. at Marine Park.

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'A Bird’s Eye View'

"A Bird’s Eye View of the Hood River Valley” is the newest coloring book to come out about our picturesque valley. But it’s much more than just a coloring book.

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Monday, June 23

Friday, June 20


The gift of giving

Most 8-year-olds would have trouble giving up all of their birthday presents. But not Emaline Ellsworth, Skyler Rachford and Mariah Nilson of White Salmon.

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Wednesday, June 18


Tuesday, June 17


Solstice party this weekend

Hood River Outfitters celebrates the return of summer with the 7th annual Summer Solstice Block Party on Wasco Street this Saturday.

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Tally Ho

Hood River Classic continues to gain favorite status among Northwest riders

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Rousseau given Masters award

Local Masters swimming enthusiast Sandi Rousseau was honored last month in Tempe, Ariz., with the annual Ransom Arthur Award — the most prestigious national award in United States Masters Swimming.

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HR woman receives national award

Millicent May of Hood River has received a national “Voices — Chorus for Change” award for her 25 years of devoted work to the Helping Hands Against Violence Program.

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Dance Academy hosts spring show

Students from the Columbia Gorge Dance Academy present their annual spring dance concert on Friday and Saturday at the Hood River Middle School auditorium. This year’s show is titled, “The Gallery,” and features an assortment of dance pieces inspired by visual art.

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King of the Gorge ready to take air

The Northwest’s best amateur kiteboarders, including Gary Reed (above), are expected to take flight this Saturday during the first-ever King of the Gorge Kiteboarding Festival. Presented by Big Winds and sponsored by Naish and North, the all-amateur event is scheduled to take place at the Hood River Event Site, with an alternate day set for Sunday. Registration is limited to 32 men and 16 women, and must be completed by Friday. There is a pre-event registration party scheduled at Savino’s from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, and cost is $35. Kiters already on the list include local favorites Trent Hightower, Dave Smith, Dylan Thompson, Karen Bureker, Brie Chemel and Jody Taliaferro. Prizes will be awarded in the form of cash and products, and if the competition takes place Saturday, there will be a ceremony at 8 p.m. during the Street Dance in downtown Hood River. For more, call Big Winds at 386-6086.

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A day out with Thomas returns to Mt. Hood Railroad

“A Day Out With Thomas”, an event that drew an estimated 26,000 kids and adults from locations such as Europe, the East Coast, Alaska and Canada last year, will return to Hood River on June 20-29 to give train rides and host an array of activities for people of all ages.

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Monday, June 16


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Wednesday, June 11


Tuesday, June 10


Friday, June 6


Diving, swimming at HR port dock illegal

Warmer weather brings more people to the Hood River waterfront, and the Port of Hood River has issued a reminder that illegal activities could net a fine of up to $250 and possible removal from Port property.

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Director leaves as Hospice plans new headquarters

Board members and employees of Hospice of the Gorge held a ceremonial ground-breaking last week for a new Hood River headquarters in Elliott Woods Business Park in the Heights. The new facility will be the organization’s first permanent home in Hood River since its founding in 1986.

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Peterson takes over lead in Gorge Cup

Another large fleet of racers showed up for the second weekend of Gorge Cup racing. Strong wind conditions forced racers to use smaller sails than the previous race, with many using 9- to 10- meter sails.

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Wednesday, June 4


Tuesday, June 3

Bluegrass jam returns to HR Billiards

Bluegrass musicians will jam Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m., at Hood River Billiards. The event is open and free to the public; additional musicians are welcome to sit in.

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Syncline plays Savino’s

The band Syncline will play at Savino’s Lounge on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. The local band plays both originals and cover tunes influenced by a broad range of musical styles. Their performances are characterized by well-crafted instrumental arrangements and vocal harmonies. Band members are Jon Cyparski on guitar, flute and vocals; Rob Guidera on guitar, concertina and vocals; George Bentz on fretless bass; and Colleen Regalbuto on vocals. Special guest Jason Russ will also be joining them on percussion. Savino’s is located at 212 4th St. in Hood River. There is no cover charge for the event.

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CGCC puts focus on HR campus

Columbia Gorge Community College officials are watching the progress of legislation that would help fund a Hood River satellite campus.

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First Friday brings art and music together

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts asks the question, “Is it summer yet?” with the June First Friday Artwalk at downtown area businesses and galleries, Friday from 5-8 p.m.

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CAST players perform Friday

A concert will be hosted at CAST Performing Arts Center on Friday at 8 p.m., featuring the music of local singer/songwriter Larry Russ. Doors will open at 7:30. Admission is $7 at the door. Playing with Larry will be David Dionesotes (vocals, guitar) and Jason Russ (percussion).

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