Stories for November 2003


Friday, November 14


Holiday giving: how to help others

Looking to help provide for neighbors in need this holiday season? Here’s a list of ways to donate items, money, or time to local projects for the underprivileged in the Gorge:

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Wednesday, November 12


Friday, November 7

Police give away free cable gun locks

A young child is playing hide-and-seek in the closet of his parents’ bedroom and finds a loaded rifle. All of a sudden the sporting firearm has become a threat that could bring injury or death to a family member.

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Sunken Car

River’s Edge Towing worked with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office and Hood River Police to retrieve a 1991 Honda from the Hood River Tuesday. Driver Holly Spradlin, 15, accidentally drove the car into the river Friday afternoon in her first driving lesson, with the car’s owner, Spradlin’s step-mother, Elisabeth Curry. Both were unhurt. In the 90-minute operation, diver Mark Smith, a Sheriff’s Deputy, went into the water to hook two cables to the car, which was in about 17 feet of water. The tow truck lifted the car onto a bulkhead at the old Nichols Boatworks site.

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High-Speed ‘Squrl’

Steve Curley of Hood River recently took third place in the lightweight super bike novice division at Portland International Raceway. Riding a EX-500 Kawasaki, Curley earned his second third-place finish of the season, which vaulted him into a more competitive division for next season. Known to most people around town as “Squrl,” the 45-year-old Curley has been riding bikes for 30 years. He also owns Squrl Music Presents and hosts a Friday night blues program on Q-104 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Wednesday, November 5

Tuesday, November 4

First Friday mixes art and music

First Friday returns this week, for the next-to-last time this year. The Hood River Downtown Business Association and Columbia Arts host the monthly art and music showcase, 5-8 p.m.

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Kids create for ‘Change for the Arts’

Kids from around Hood River, Mosier and across the river in Washington have been busy the past few weeks making containers for donations to the Columbia Center for the Arts, the facility at 3rd and Cascade streets that will one day house the Columbia Art Gallery and CAST Theater.

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Giving blood

Blood drive spurs father’s thoughts on human compassion during time of need

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