Stories for October 2003

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Tuesday, October 28

    

Lions Trust awards $91,263 to community

The Hood River Lions Club Foundation Trust grant steering committee has chosen the award winners for funding for 2003. The Lions received requests totaling over $355,000 for numerous programs and projects around Hood River County. The club awarded a total of $68,257 in grants plus $23,005 in special awards for the Hood River Valley High School Stadium Project, concrete work at Jackson Park and high school college scholarships, for a grand total of $91,263.

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Waterfront plan: a work in progress

What started out to be a simple matter of drawing up a plan for a 31-acre piece of property has turned into a 10-year clash of wills and visions, with no apparent end in sight. Many people have devoted time to the project, only to find themselves essentially back at square one.

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Soccer girls finish with 7-0 home win

With nothing on the line except pride, the Hood River Valley girls soccer team continued to get the lead out against the league’s worst on Friday, defeating Crook County by a score of 7-0.

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Swimmers make splash at home

HOOD RIVER — Youth swimmers from throughout the state descended upon the Hood River Aquatic Center last weekend for the annual Diamond Fruit Harvest of Gold Invitational.

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Parkdale wins Bicycle Challenge

It’s not quite David and Goliath on two wheels, but the county’s smallest school defeated the team from the largest school in an annual bicycling competition.

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Citizens groups debate forest zone measure

Hood River County voters are being asked to mark their Nov. 4 general election ballots on either one of two key land-use issues. To help voters gain a better understanding of the two ballot measures, the News has asked both proponents and opponents to present their viewpoints.

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Saturday, October 18

   

Local people, businesses Step Up for S.O.

Despite one of the rainiest days in recent memory, approximately 50 people and 10 dogs ventured to Mark O. Hatfield State Park on Oct. 11 for the third-annual Step Up for Special Olympics event.

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Tuesday, October 14

 

Horizon cruises past Grant

HOOD RIVER — When desperation comes knocking, certain teams rise to the challenge, while others are unable to put up much of a fight.

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Ashbrook, Goguen play Savino’s

This Thursday, the pop-infused sounds of Stephen Ashbrook returns to Savino’s Lounge in downtown Hood River. Ashbrook has been garnering major label attention lately. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Hood River’s own Michelle Goguen brings her gritty acoustic sound to Savino’s for an unplugged evening. And, as always, the big Halloween Bash is in full effect with many Fright Night brews currently in the works. For a complete event schedule, visit www.savinoslounge.com.

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Rubberneck playing Fright Night

Come celebrate Halloween at the River City Saloon featuring the Latin funk sounds of Rubberneck. Ricardo and Pablo Ojeda were born to a musical family in Valdivia, Chile. After moving to Portland, Oregon, the brothers recruited like-minded players to form their own Latin-influenced funk band. With Ricardo writing the songs, singing and playing lead guitar and Pablo contributing to arrangements and playing bass, Rubberneck debuted in 1992. The band has mounted three national tours since the release of their last album. Playing in nearly 40 states, they have experienced many musical adventures and personnel changes, each leading to the band's current ascendancy as a regional musical force. Their recent albums, Nosotros (1995) and El Nino (1998), have sold a combined total of over 15,000 copies and regularly appear on the Northwest Top-Selling Bands Chart.

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Taarka returns to River City Saloon

The seeds of Taarka were planted as early as fall of 2001. However, David Tiller and Enion Pelta were both playing in a bluegrass group in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Ballroom holds concert series

The Columbia Gorge Ballroom, located at 3rd and Court Streets in The Dalles, continues its autumn concert series with The Foghorn String Band on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets, available at Yesterday and Today Music Store, 210 Washington St., The Dalles, are $5 in advance. Tickets at the door are $7. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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Local, regional musicians play at Harvest Fest

Local talent and established acts will provide a bounty of music from the 2003 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest entertainment stage. Music is scheduled every day during this weekend’s event that draws more than 20,000 people annually to Hood River Expo Center. Entertainment is free with admission to the 21st annual event.

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Friday, October 10



Burning Questions - Westside Fire cutline

West Side Elementary School students stepped into the role of a firefighter on Wednesday and learned how hard it is to control the spray from a tanker truck. At right, Breanda Meyers waits her turn as engineer paramedic Diedrick Snelling demonstrates.

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Local talents perform at Harvest Festival

Local talent and established acts will provide a bounty of music from the 2003 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest entertainment stage. Music is scheduled every day during the Oct. 17-19 event that draws more than 20,000 people annually to Hood River Expo Center. Entertainment is free at the 21st annual festival.

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Local driver wins SCCA series at P.I.R.

Hood River auto-racing guru Jon Davies earned a place in Oregon Sports Car Club of America history on Sept. 28 when he blazed past a 25-car field to win the 2003 points title at Portland International Raceway.

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Without funding, Re-Build It Center opens

The Gorge Re-Build It Center is open for business despite major funding setbacks. The non-profit eco-building center, a project of the Columbia Gorge Earth Center, is located between Tum-a-Lum Lumber and Windance Sailboards on Highway 35.

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Wednesday, October 8



Conrad performing at Santacroces

Yes, it’s true. For those loyal die-hard fans who didn’t get enough the first time, or for those unfortunates who just didn’t show, Santacroces’ is doing it again: another night of Italian opera music, where you can see “the diva” up close and personal, so to speak.

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McIsaac leads CASA in time of changes

Sandy McIsaac succeeded Becca Sanders in August in leading CASA, a volunteer-based agency that stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Sanders returned to school after guiding CASA for two years.

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Dealing with Deployment

When a soldier is called upon to serve in a hostile country the specter of death begins to haunt their spouses and other family members.

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Port looks at airfield, Gorge at ‘Expedited Review’

Port of Hood River: Planning for the future of Hood River’s Ken Jernstedt Airfield continues as the Port of Hood River hosts a public meeting today. This meeting will provide an update on the planning process that began in the fall of 2002 and is an opportunity for public input.

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County hikes fees for some basic services

Campers will no longer stay at Kingsley Reservoir for free. A new $200 fee for some driveways is also on the books, and the charge for a hepatitis shot has doubled from $10 to $20.

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Net farm income up slightly in Oregon

It may be too early to call it an upward trend, but Oregon farmers and ranchers generally made a little more money this past year, according to newly released statistics.

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Learning about Lewis and Clark

More than 80 4th-graders from Westside Elementary School spent Monday learning about the Lewis and Clark expedition on ground very near to where the explorers actually trod nearly 200 years ago.

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National 4-H Week brings out ‘The Power of YOUth’

4-H’ers across the nation and in Hood River County are celebrating National 4-H Week from Oct. 5-11. “The Power of YOUth” is the theme of this year’s National 4-H Week. The 4-H youth development program empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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Thursday, October 2

 

Man admits to abuse of CL girls

An Oklahoma construction worker will go to prison for more than eight years after admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with three Cascade Locks girls.

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Fall brings changes for gallery, theater

First Friday this week marks the opening of the Columbia Art Gallery in its new temporary space at Fourth and Cascade streets. The gallery moved out of its former home at 207 Second St. after losing its lease and will be housed in its new location, next to the Crazy Pepper restaurant, until it moves into the yet-to-be-renovated Columbia Center for the Arts along with CAST, Hood River’s community theater.

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Daniel Ward plants new seeds as La Clinica director

La Clinica del Cariño’s new executive director, Daniel Ward, has lots of energy and enthusiasm for his new job. And that’s a good thing since he hit the ground running when he took the helm at the community health center in July and hasn’t stopped.

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Soccer girls tie Cougars in wild finish at Westside

The score is tied 2-2. There are seven minutes left in the second half. Sophomore Jessica McMorran passes the ball to junior Katie Flory, who turns and shoots the ball into the goal, giving the Hood River Valley Eagles a 3-2 lead and all but assuring a victory over Mountain View.

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