Stories for May 2003

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Friday, May 30

Eagles can’t stand up to Black Tornado

N. Medford pounds out seven runs in two innings for 9-0 win

N. Medford pounds out seven runs in two innings for 9-0 win

Mt. Hood Cycling Classic underway in HR valley

Bike-racing enthusiasts from all over the Northwest are on a perpetual spin cycle this weekend as the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic invades the streets of Hood River County.

Walden: things are looking up

Congressman notes ‘shining ray’ of hope in HR visit

Congressman notes ‘shining ray’ of hope in HR visit

GorgeFest all weekend at Marina Park in HR

GorgeFest kicks off today at the Port of Hood River, featuring music, food and fun for people of all ages.

Teens charged with meth use at HRVHS

A junior at Hood River Valley High School was hospitalized last Thursday after using methamphetamine and collapsing on the track with heart palpitations.

Citizen Action

Two groups propose initiatives on development in forest zones and on waterfront

Two groups propose initiatives on development in forest zones and on waterfront

Wednesday, May 28

Obituaries - May 28

Thurman Squiemphen

Obituaries - May 24

Pauline Shimp

Tuesday, May 27

Fire, water coalition works for improved efficiency

Three special districts are seeking to protect their customers whenever the City of Hood River’s annexes “urban fringe” areas.

Incidents keep police busy over weekend

The Memorial Day weekend brought many visitors to the Columbia River Gorge and kept Hood River law enforcement officials on the move.

‘foundation of our school’ Two veteran teachers retire at Pine Grove

The pines of Pine Grove School were considerably shorter when Sharlene Wilkins and Barbara Kier started teaching at Hood River County School District’s smallest school.

Letters - May 28

HR is tops

HRV boys track fails to find its stride at district

The Hood River Valley boys track team had a slightly different experience than the HRV girls team at last weekend’s district competition.

Five qualify for state at district track meet

HRV sends all-female team to Eugene

HRV sends all-female team to Eugene

Sports briefs

Jennings, Yasui scramble way to victory

A new era

Budget woes have forced HRVHS and the community to re-evaluate athletics

Budget woes have forced HRVHS and the community to re-evaluate athletics

Couple glides into dual business ownership

The owners of a new downtown kite store have glided into the opportunity to turn their long-time hobby into a business.

Honoring to a ‘T’

Hood River pays respects to war dead, active military

Hood River pays respects to war dead, active military

HRV bids goodbye to Aloha in playoffs

Softball girls come from behind to earn Wednesday trip to N. Medford

Softball girls come from behind to earn Wednesday trip to N. Medford

Friday, May 23

On top of the world

HR climber Woolums waits out bad weather, summits Mt. Everest

HR climber Woolums waits out bad weather, summits Mt. Everest

HR school budget nears approval

Elementary PE, music sustained; sports on Local Option

Elementary PE, music sustained; sports on Local Option

HRV softball ends Pendleton’s streak

Eagles win 12th IMC game, 1-0

Eagles win 12th IMC game, 1-0

GorgeFest to start HR summer in style

Marathon expansion gives birth to new summer festival

Marathon expansion gives birth to new summer festival

Life no longer a race for HRV’s Paul

A ‘new outlook’ has helped senior Christy Paul enjoy her final track season

A ‘new outlook’ has helped senior Christy Paul enjoy her final track season

Horizon wins to finish league season at 7-5

The stars continued to align for the Horizon Christian Hawks Tuesday when they went into Culver and earned their first-ever victory on the Bulldogs’ field.

Smith and Metsger work budget crisis

A tough legislative session for Hood River’s bi-partisan team just got tougher since Oregon’s money problems appear to be even worse than expected.

HRV lacrosse earns playoff stripes with big win

Eagles defeat Lake Oswego at home, but fall to Sheldon in round two

Eagles defeat Lake Oswego at home, but fall to Sheldon in round two

Youth soccer stars win Snickers Cup

Three Hood River Valley soccer standouts staked their claim to one of the most prestigious youth soccer honors on May 10 at the Tualatin Recreation Center.

HRV baseball team loses yet another heartbreaker

Flink steps down after loss to Pendleton

Flink steps down after loss to Pendleton

Police post patrols at four-way stop

Hood River law enforcement officials are giving motorists a “grace” period to adjust to a new four-way stop at Ninth and State streets.

Wednesday, May 21

Students perform ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Oliver Twist’

The Meyer Performing Arts Studio is presenting two favorites this week at the Hood River Middle School.

Letters - May 21

Envision progress

HRV ends Pendleton's run

Flem knocks in winning run in the 7th

Flem knocks in winning run in the 7th

Obituaries - May 21

Alden McNerney

Full weekend of music inHood River

From funk to edgy Americana rock, Hood River has it all this weekend with a full lineup of live music at both the River City Saloon and Savino’s Lounge.

HRV lacrosse outshoots Lake O in round one

The Hood River Valley lacrosse team only had a few days to bask in the glory of making the playoffs.

Obituaries - May 17

James Larson

Sports briefs

HRV baseball loses 11th straight

May 20 election results

The vote total reached 31.1 percent of registered voters in the May 20 special districts election, according to the Hood River County Elections Department.

Tuesday, May 20

HRV ‘number-ones’ reach quarters

All the results from the past three months were thrown out the window last weekend when the Intermountain Conference girls district tennis tournament got underway at Hermiston High School.

‘Counter-recruitment’ gives students an alternative

Military recruiters from the U.S. Armed Forces came to Hood River Valley High School last week for their once-a-month visit to talk to students about joining the military.

State and 9th street changes to four-way stop

The busy intersection of 9th and State streets in Hood River is about to become a four-way stop.

HRV track ready for IMC district meet after Hermiston tune-up

The Hood River Valley track team competed in its final pre-district event last Thursday at Hermiston High School.

HRV safe at No. 2 with Redmond split

Eagle offense starts hot but sputters down the stretch

Eagle offense starts hot but sputters down the stretch

Memorial Day ceremony planned

A special field memorial will be erected at Idlewild Cemetery on Monday to honor World War veterans who are now succumbing to old age at a rate of 2,000 per day.

Asbridge, Ritter reach quarters

All Alec Asbridge wanted after last weekend’s district tennis tournament was to keep on playing.

Menus with Meaning

Food and frolics combine in two first-time fundraisers

Food and frolics combine in two first-time fundraisers

Superstore goes ‘rustic’

Wal-Mart designers add ‘brick tint’ to final plans for new store

Wal-Mart designers add ‘brick tint’ to final plans for new store

Horizon socks three homers in Condon sweep

Hawks win fifth and sixth Big Sky games for first time in team history

Hawks win fifth and sixth Big Sky games for first time in team history

Score!

HRV lacrosse earns first-ever playoff berth with 15-4 victory over Wilson

HRV lacrosse earns first-ever playoff berth with 15-4 victory over Wilson

Hood River Port Plan

Hood to Hook, balanced planning can meld aesthetics and economics

Hood to Hook, balanced planning can meld aesthetics and economics

Mystic Mud

Potter finds wide interest in her work of ‘unexpected color’

Potter finds wide interest in her work of ‘unexpected color’

Monday, May 19

HRV girls tennis takes act to Hermiston

Senior-led Eagles hope to send a handful of players to state tournament

Senior-led Eagles hope to send a handful of players to state tournament

Henry’s in Hood River

Full Sail brings a native beer back to Oregon

Full Sail brings a native beer back to Oregon

Waterfront harbors undercurrents

Heights group calls for meeting of the minds on Port waterfront development

Heights group calls for meeting of the minds on Port waterfront development

Community Ed, Shortt Supply get people oriented

Outdoor adventure students young and old plotted a course to Hood River Valley High School on May 10 for the second annual Trail Daze clinic.

HRV boys golfers finish fifth at district

Annala shoots two-day low score of 161 to lead Eagles

Annala shoots two-day low score of 161 to lead Eagles

College looks at HRVHSspace

By DAN SPATZ

State budget cuts send pre-K Head Start kids home

Some 39 Head Start preschoolers in Hood River County are starting summer vacation sooner than originally planned when their program was forced to close early due to state funding cuts.

Police ticket 36 in crosswalk ‘blitz’

Thirty-six motorists were ticketed during Tuesday’s law enforcement crackdown for pedestrian safety.

City manager Lynn Guenther hands in resignation notice

After eight years on the job, Hood River City Manager Lynn Guenther has decided it is time to seek out a new challenge.

Boys tennis team looks for rhythm at district

Following a difficult match Tuesday at Hermiston, the Hood River Valley boys tennis team is trying to pick up the pieces at this weekend’s Intermountain Conference district meet in Redmond.

Hood River gearing up for Cycling Classic

Early summer bicycle racing series will cruise into Hood River May 29 through June 1

Early summer bicycle racing series will cruise into Hood River May 29 through June 1

HRV girls golfers finish in the rough at district

The home-course advantage turned into a home disadvantage for the Hood River Valley girls golf team this week at Indian Creek.

Wednesday, May 14

Letters - May 10

My lousy timing

Sports briefs

Out of towner wins 8-ball tournament

Sweet Adelines score second at sing

Hood River Valley Sweet Adelines are singing out with pride after a successful showing at Region 24 Competition and Convention where choruses and quartets from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Southwest Washington were strutting their stuff in Spokane, Wash., May 2-6.

Comment on master plan if you live, work or play in Gorge

Another Voice

Another Voice

Obituaries - May 14

Janie Wimmer

PE cutbacks send children an unhealthy message

Another Voice

Another Voice

Letters - May 14

Pleased with kids

Gorge Winds plays Habitat benefit

On Friday, May 16, Gorge Winds Concert Band and accordionist Karl Kment will combine their musical talents to provide a spring benefit concert for Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., music begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

Tuesday, May 13

Suspended Cases

District Attorney, defense united in worry over court delays

District Attorney, defense united in worry over court delays

Horizon tops Wahtonka twice for fourth straight victory

Horizon Christian baseball coach Jim Brown said early last week that he would like to see his team get three wins in three games.

Students raise more than $11,000 in annual Work Day

By BOB WOOD

HRV track shifts into gear at home

PR’s continuing to fall with district meet one week away

PR’s continuing to fall with district meet one week away

HRV lacrosse flattens Sunset in nonleaguer

PORTLAND — The Hood River Valley lacrosse team took no prisoners Monday at Sunset, winning the non-league contest, 11-3.

HRV shuts out Bend for fifth straight win

Hinman, Gaulke propel Eagles as offense struggles to produce runs

Hinman, Gaulke propel Eagles as offense struggles to produce runs

Struggles continue for HRV baseball

Eagles lose 9th straight to first place Bend

Eagles lose 9th straight to first place Bend

The Monks of Samtenling

Tibetan monks devote a day to celebrating their precious, yet dying, culture

Tibetan monks devote a day to celebrating their precious, yet dying, culture

Friday, May 9

Sports briefs

HRV track team hosts Invitational

OES shows its power in second win over Eagles

PORTLAND — If there was ever a time to panic, now might be it for the Hood River Valley lacrosse team.

TOP Soccer giving kids a kick

OYSA soccer outreach program continues to grow in fourth year

OYSA soccer outreach program continues to grow in fourth year

One run enough as HRV raises IMC record to 8-1

HERMISTON — There may be five league games left on the Hood River Valley softball team’s schedule.

New resort bill on table

Sen. Rick Metsger vows to fight Mt. Hood Meadows-backed legislation

Sen. Rick Metsger vows to fight Mt. Hood Meadows-backed legislation

HR schools gear up for 2003-04 cuts

Budget committee meets again Tuesday

Budget committee meets again Tuesday

Horizon gaining confidence after second straight win

Things are looking up with every game for the Horizon Christian baseball team.

Judge gives third ‘no’ to HRVRC land suit

Hood River County attorney Will Carey is relieved that local taxpayers won’t have to bear the cost of a trial over a disputed land exchange.

Art for the Sky

Local kids raise money for schools with colorful display

Local kids raise money for schools with colorful display

Wednesday, May 7

Staring down the opposition

Pitchers set stage for offensive explosion at Crook County

Pitchers set stage for offensive explosion at Crook County

Gallery exhibits Westside greeting card art

For the month of May the Columbia Art Gallery is sponsoring a show of artwork done by Westside Elementary School students.

Library work continues on inside

Within two weeks glass walls will enclose the Hood River County Library construction project.

Pigs can’t fly, and neither can students

Student Voices

Student Voices

HRVHS actors stage ‘Not So Powerful Jedi’

There’s still time to see one more production this school year from the drama department of Hood River Valley High School.

Track team shows strength in Bend

BEND — The Hood River Valley track team lengthened its strides last Wednesday at Mountain View as it continued to prepare for the May 23-24 district competition.

Governor cheers legislators for bi-partisan work

Hood River’s bi-partisan legislative team has been commended by Gov. Ted Kulongoski for strong leadership that could put more rural Oregonians back to work.

OES adds HRV to list of victims

The Hood River Valley lacrosse team is beginning to feel the heat after losing its second straight Columbia Division game to Oregon Episcopal School last Friday.

HRMS students take peaceful stand

New progam helps kids understand effects of bullying

New progam helps kids understand effects of bullying

Columbia Gorge Masters host Zone meet in Hood River

Four newcomers joined two elder statesmen April 26-27, when the Columbia Gorge Masters Swim Team hosted the Northwest Zone Short Course Swimming Championships at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Swimming the Columbia

‘Crazy swimmer’ Swain tells kids about his journey

‘Crazy swimmer’ Swain tells kids about his journey

Otha Major plays River City

Otha Major is a beatboxer who doesn't spit. Every now and then an artist comes along who stands out. Whether labeled as hip-hop, world, or experimental music is of really no importance because this style defies the generic limitations rigoriously imposed within the confines of conventional genres. This Friday Hood River gets its taste of Major’s sound with a 9:30 p.m. show at the River City Saloon.

Images that help

Children make art for United Way poster

Children make art for United Way poster

HRV baseball drops sixth straight

Eagles struggling to find rhythm in the IMC

Eagles struggling to find rhythm in the IMC

‘She Loves Me’ auditions set

Auditions for “She Loves Me,” the fall musical at Hood River Valley High School, are coming soon. The musical, with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, is based on the Jimmy Stewart film “The Shop Around the Corner,” which also inspired the recent hit “You’ve Got Mail.” Bock and Harnick are the authors of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Everest adventure gives HR kids a new perspective

Going to bed with hot water bottles in their sleeping bags to keep warm may not have been their idea of a fun spring break, but Josh and Erin Blanchette took it in stride as just one of those things that happens in the Himalayas.

Climbing On

Mt. Everest climber Woolums ‘at mercy of weather gods’

Mt. Everest climber Woolums ‘at mercy of weather gods’

Monday, May 5

FBI nabs robbery suspect

The FBI has reportedly jailed a suspect believed to have committed April’s robbery of U.S. Bank in the Heights.

Letters - April 30

More ‘crowing?’

HRV students pitch in for community

By ERIK HIDLE

Krizman to play in Les Schwab Bowl

Senior RB will take to field in June for last prep game

Senior RB will take to field in June for last prep game

Project 2003 takes shape at HRV

Eagle Project 2003 will be finished by June 6 graduation, contractor Gary Fisher said Thursday, standing in the nearly-completed courtyard at the north end of the Hood River Valley High School stadium.

HRV baseball drops fourth straight league game

Eagles give Pendleton six of seven runs, overshadowing Pratt’s fine outing

Eagles give Pendleton six of seven runs, overshadowing Pratt’s fine outing

Sports briefs

Swimmer Shortt goes to Nationals

West Cascade road work brings more delays starting Monday

Sunny weather on Thursday found a lot of frustrated motorists idling their engines when they encountered road construction on West Cascade Avenue.

SARS claims fewer lives than flu

County health director says to be aware, but not panicked, over the respiratory disease

County health director says to be aware, but not panicked, over the respiratory disease

Pendleton express finally halts HRV girls

Buckaroo bats too much for Hinman as Eagles drop first conference game in six tries

Buckaroo bats too much for Hinman as Eagles drop first conference game in six tries

Letters - May 3

‘Ingenious’ new tax

Mural Therapy

Brookside residents ‘walk toward the mountain’ courtesy of artist Ron Phillips

Brookside residents ‘walk toward the mountain’ courtesy of artist Ron Phillips