Stories for June 2003

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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.

OIA delivers land use report

A report on the “good, bad and ugly” of Oregon land-use regulations was delivered to Hood River residents on Wednesday.

Construction nearly done at library

Within about two weeks, the Hood River Library staff will move back into the expanded and remodeled building.

Paul earns ‘Got Milk’ scholarship

Hood River Valley High School graduate Christy Paul recently became one of 25 athletes from across the country to win the “Got Milk? Milk Mustache” SAMMY award.

Krizman proves that hard work pays

College-bound running back has paid dues to reach state football pinnacle

College-bound running back has paid dues to reach state football pinnacle

ESD hires Carnes as interim chief

Former HR superintendent leads ESD through change

Former HR superintendent leads ESD through change

Holstein’s design challenged by Bremerton man

Patio politics are taken to the City Council over remodel of a new coffee shop in downtown Hood River

Patio politics are taken to the City Council over remodel of a new coffee shop in downtown Hood River

Wednesday, June 25

A waterfront lesson: collaboration can change things

Another Voice

Another Voice

Letters - June 25

Connect Cities

Letters - June 21

Enough already

Obituaries - June 21

Joan Elmgren

Obituaries - June 25

Selby S. Reed

Tuesday, June 24

Arts center seeks new designs

Transformation begins on former Legion hall

Transformation begins on former Legion hall

Family Fun

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

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

Maritime, Elks to meet for championship

Little League Corner

Little League Corner

Cascade Locks firefighters torch three derelict homes

Smoke billowed over Cascade Locks on Saturday morning while the Cascade Locks Fire Department conducted a “burn and learn” exercise.

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.

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.

‘A Day Out With Thomas’

Number One engine returns to Hood River

Number One engine returns to Hood River

George Rouches golf tourney raises $6,225

Golf foursomes from around the state made their way to Indian Creek Golf Course on Sunday for the inaugural George Rouches Memorial Golf Tournament.

'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.

Sports briefs

Kennedy dominates Skins Tournament

Gorge crowns new king, queen

King of the Gorge Kiteboarding Festival exceeds expectations in first year

King of the Gorge Kiteboarding Festival exceeds expectations in first year

Agency budgets approved

Bridge upgrade, PERS bump 2003-04 costs

Bridge upgrade, PERS bump 2003-04 costs

Wyden calls for forest thinning

Oregon senator touts local agriculture during town hall meeting

Oregon senator touts local agriculture during town hall meeting

‘Harry’ comes to Hood River

Hundreds buy new book in midnight pajama party

Hundreds buy new book in midnight pajama party

Monday, June 23

Deskin wins national award

Decorator learns from three-day Las Vegas cake competition

Decorator learns from three-day Las Vegas cake competition

Friday, June 20

Fast and Fun introduces sailing to the masses

When you’re learning how to windsurf, the learning curve isn’t always fast. But it’s guaranteed to be fun.

Hospital hieroglyphics

Students express compassion through an unusual medium: x-rays

Students express compassion through an unusual medium: x-rays

Meadows seeks resort comments

Small groups will give input during sessions planned during July

Small groups will give input during sessions planned during July

Two local riders impress at Hunter/Jumper show

Two local horseback riders finished strong in the Novice Hunters Division at last weekend’s 12th annual Hood River Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show.

Carson Oil takes three games at Traner

Team reaches .500 as bats come alive in wins over Marshall and The Dalles

Team reaches .500 as bats come alive in wins over Marshall and The Dalles

Sculpture at HRVHS shattered by vandals

The legacy of a dying man to high school athletes was destroyed by criminal mischief last weekend.

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.

New Meadows ballot proposal raises legal questions

Legal questions have arisen over whether a proposed ballot measure regarding Mt. Hood — even if approved by voters — is enforceable.

A kiteboarding evolution

Snow kiting catching on in the Gorge and worldwide

Snow kiting catching on in the Gorge and worldwide

Wednesday, June 18

Obituaries - June 18

Marion “Bill” Castle

Letters - June 18

Face the ‘monster’

Obituaries - June 14

Sharon Bond

Letters - June 14

Don’t delay port

Governor signs off on Mill Bill

Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed off on legislation co-sponsored by Hood River’s bipartisan team at a special ceremony on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 17

Let elected officials make decisions about Port property

Another Voice

Another Voice

Carson Oil earns two more wins in Legion

Team is ‘coming around’ after one week

Team is ‘coming around’ after one week

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.

Port should place a park on Hood River waterfront

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tally Ho

Hood River Classic continues to gain favorite status among Northwest riders

Hood River Classic continues to gain favorite status among Northwest riders

Disaster drill helps local responders practice

Hood River’s waterfront served as the staging area for a “mass casualty” training exercise that began early Saturday morning.

Fireworks tradition may fizzle

By ERIK HIDLE

30 teenage boys and counting

Bill and Ida Gabriel find joy in foster parenting

Bill and Ida Gabriel find joy in foster parenting

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.

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.

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.

Maryhill Winery opens new amphitheatre

Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Lou Rawls top inaugural summer concert line-up

Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Lou Rawls top inaugural summer concert line-up

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.

Fire, ambulance mergers test area agencies

Hood River, Cascade Locks enter into agreement to consolidate services and personnel

Hood River, Cascade Locks enter into agreement to consolidate services and personnel

Food for thought

American youth are in nutrition crisis

American youth are in nutrition crisis

Maritime takes one step closer to title game

Little League Corner

Little League Corner

Jernstedt named to Hall of Fame

Ken Jernstedt of Hood River will be inducted to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame, in a ceremony on July 19 in Cottage Grove.

Growers talk resources at ag forum

By SAM LOWRY

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.

Sanctioned billiards league coming to HR

Hood River Billiards is proud to announce the formation of a fully sanctioned Billiard Congresss of America (BCA) summer pool league.

Monday, June 16

City will test support for National Historic District

Would designating downtown Hood River as a National Register District help boost the local economy?

Blazing a community trail

Art Carroll and HR Parks and Recreation start to see results from nearly five years of planning

Art Carroll and HR Parks and Recreation start to see results from nearly five years of planning

Agencies brave heat to map fire danger zones

Last week’s heat wave coincided with the start of a project to map wildfire danger zones within Hood River County.

Sports briefs

Fast and Fun returns to HR waterfront

Que pasa? From soccer to Spanish, summer camps abound

For kids in Hood River County, summer vacation is finally here and along with it comes a line-up of fun and educational summer camps.

Center for Living hit with flood

Pipe break nearly destroys new social service building

Pipe break nearly destroys new social service building

Swain swims past HR

Columbia River swimmer paddles through locks Friday

Columbia River swimmer paddles through locks Friday

Bravissimo camp offers free concerts at noon

The Bravissimo! Columbia Gorge Music & Arts Camp, which begins Monday and runs through the week, is once again hosting noontime performances for the public.

Pacific Power will close dam on Hood River

Powerdale will turn off by summer of 2010

Powerdale will turn off by summer of 2010

Friday, June 13

Hunter-Jumper show brings out region’s best horses

The 12th annual Hood River Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show runs today through Sunday.

Wednesday, June 11

Letters - June 11

Moments of peace

Proposed beer tax would put brewers over the barrel

Another Voice

Another Voice

Obituaries - June 11

Russell McIntyre

‘In Capable Hands’

New Hospice director takes on dream job, gladly learns from her predecessor

New Hospice director takes on dream job, gladly learns from her predecessor

Dedicate beer tax funds to address local impact of abuse

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tuesday, June 10

Carson Oil starts with split

American Legion baseball underway

American Legion baseball underway

Citizens cast 7 lines in quest for waterfront park

Seven proposed ballot measures were filed with the City of Hood River on Friday regarding a riverside park.

Books by the Scoop

Westside second graders take to reading like ice cream

Westside second graders take to reading like ice cream

HRV lacrosse finishes with a flurry in 2003

Season in Review

Season in Review

At commencement, a village is celebrated

At graduation Friday, the village gained its due.

City unveils wetland, habitat protection map

The City of Hood River will unveil its draft map to protect natural resources from development on June 19.

State playoff win adds to strong IMC debut

Season in Review

Season in Review

Local skaters help Dee-liver new park

Community involvement helps Hood River skateboarders find a year-round facility

Community involvement helps Hood River skateboarders find a year-round facility

Friday, June 6

Two students caught with ‘crank’ at HRV

For the second time in as many weeks, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has arrested teenagers for bringing drugs to school.

Locals shine in 6th annual marathon

Plenty of hometown winners in Columbia River Gorge Marathon

Plenty of hometown winners in Columbia River Gorge Marathon

Tickets still available for Les Schwab Bowl

Tickets for the June 28 Les Schwab Bowl at Portland’s PGE Park can still be purchased through Hood River Valley High School.

Time to give kiters their own place in the wind

Another Voice

Another Voice

Port commissioners ask to chart waterfront zoning

The Port of Hood River believes the deck has been cleared for mixed-use zoning of the waterfront.

Hunter-Jumper Classic starts Wednesday

The Hood River Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show returns for the 12th time Wednesday through Sunday.

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.

Local kayaker tests Colorado rapids

Dan Gavere competing in Teva Mountain Games this week

Dan Gavere competing in Teva Mountain Games this week

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.

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.

Search continues for human remains

Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler was disappointed with the results of Thursday’s search by a “cadaver dog” for human bones on Mt. Hood.

Competitors test ‘Ironman’ will in first-ever GorgeMan

HR triathletes excel in both events

HR triathletes excel in both events

Teams, volunteers needed for Relay For Life

Summer may officially still be a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped area volunteers from making plans for this year’s American Cancer Society Columbia Gorge Relay For Life.

Wednesday, June 4

Letters - June 4

Friends together

Obituaries - June 4

Cynthia Henry

Sports briefs

Summer lacrosse league upcoming

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.

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.

Gorge Marathon results held up for a few days

Preliminary results were all that could be retrieved in the two days following Sunday’s Columbia River Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon.

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.

College displays lack of intent over HR campus

Another Voice

Another Voice

Inaugural cycling race an instant Classic

First-ever Mt. Hood Cycling Classic a grand success for everyone involved

First-ever Mt. Hood Cycling Classic a grand success for everyone involved

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.

May St. students learn animation

‘Big Changes in our Schoolyard’

‘Big Changes in our Schoolyard’

Students lead ‘fun and healthy’ fundraisers

Calling the “Charity Charity Jam” event Sunday “a perfect day” was a slam-dunk statement.

Softball, lacrosse cap memorable year at HRV

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

HRV, Cascade Locks seniors graduate this weekend

Class of 2003 singers will perform the song “Capture Our Dreams,” during Friday’s commencement ceremony at Hood River Valley High School.

‘Red-Haired Boys’ play house

The Red-Haired Boys bring their own Gorge-style bluegrass to a house concert on Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.

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).

Community Creativity

Murals help students learn about art and nature at four elementary schools

Murals help students learn about art and nature at four elementary schools

Girls track standouts compete at state meet

State has come and gone for six Hood River Valley High School tracksters. But by no means has it been forgotten.

MCCOG makes drastic cuts

Facing $1 million deficit, regional service agency reduces staff

Facing $1 million deficit, regional service agency reduces staff