Stories for October 2003

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Tuesday, October 28

‘Carousel’ starts next week at HRVHS

“Carousel” starts turning Nov. 7 at Hood River Valley High School.

‘No-fail’ crust proves the topper for Janice Murray

A combination of four different apple varieties and grandma’s pie crust turned into the winning entry for Janice Murray at the Shortt Supply 12th Street Pie Baking Contest Saturday.

Obituaries - October 25

George Sheppard

Eagle boys finish IMC season with 12-2 record

Now that all the warm-up games are in the books, it’s time for the real season to begin.

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.

City Council told to stand back

The Hood River City Council was advised on Monday not to take an official stand on three controversial land-use issues.

Letters - October 25

Yes on 14-15

Horizon falls to Umatilla to end season

UMATILLA — Tuesday’s game at league rival Umatilla didn’t have any affect on the standings for the Horizon Christian Hawks.

Eagles squeak one out vs. Cowboys

Crook County can’t score on final drive, handing HRV its second straight close win

Crook County can’t score on final drive, handing HRV its second straight close win

Gorge’s Center For Living receives two major grants

To help serve youth and families and other clientele, and to better connect existing services, the Mid-Columbia Center for Living has received two grants for use in the next three to six years.

German soccer player finds a home in HR

By BOB WOOD

A room with a view

Healing is the focus in hospital’s Infusion Center

Healing is the focus in hospital’s Infusion Center

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.

Sidelines - October 29

HRV boys host Lakeridge Saturday

Letters - October 29

Follow the money

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.

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.

Campaign complaints filed with state

A Hood River citizen group and a public agency have been accused of violating state election laws.

Park plan favored by commission

Almost three years of work on a waterfront plan could be scrapped by the Hood River City Planning Commission.

Disputed truck missing in CL

A bucket truck impounded as an “inoperable” vehicle by the City of Cascade Locks was removed from a fenced lot last week.

Heed these helpful hints for hazard-free Halloween

The fun and excitement surrounding Halloween can suddenly turn to sorrow and misfortune through one careless act.

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.

Bradbury speaks out for ‘economic sustainability’

Oregon’s Secretary of State, Bill Bradbury, came to Hood River Thursday to speak to the Hood River Rotary Club and interested public about the state of the state and ways to improve Oregon’s economy.

Luhr-Jensen invokes ‘civil takings’ issue

MEASURE 14-16

MEASURE 14-16

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.

Obituaries - October 29

Ronald Whitehead

Entertainment briefs - October 29

Horizon holds first Fall Festival

HRV girls cruise past Pendleton on road

PENDLETON — Sometimes it’s nice to not think about the standings and just play soccer.

Hood River flying ace makes honor roll

Hood River’s flying fighter ace Ken Jernstedt has been chosen as one of the first nine inductees into the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor.

Eagle X-C teams both finish sixth at district

Jimenez leads boys in 15th overall; Kauffman finishes 13th to lead girls

Jimenez leads boys in 15th overall; Kauffman finishes 13th to lead girls

CRWD files campaign finance report late

The Citizens for Responsible Waterfront Development failed to meet the pre-election report deadlines for two financial reports.

Tuesday, October 21

Sally Bailey of Mt. Hood wins state art award

Winning a prize for a calm scene has artist Sally Bailey excited.

HRV boys wrap up second place with big home win

Ponce’s late goal against Summit secures 10th win, home playoff game for Eagles

Ponce’s late goal against Summit secures 10th win, home playoff game for Eagles

Flawed Measures

Vote no on 14-15 and 14-16

Vote no on 14-15 and 14-16

HRV girls lose playoff footing with loss to Storm

BEND — Less than a week ago, the Hood River Valley girls soccer team was talking about a possible No. 3 seed for the Class 4A state playoffs.

HRV takes game vs. Bend to finish on winning note

Volleyball team completes second consecutive winless campaign in the IMC

Volleyball team completes second consecutive winless campaign in the IMC

Design by committee: waterfront plan stalled in mid-1990s

This is part three of the Hood River News’ look back at the history of the Hood River waterfront.

Letters - October 22

Ban big box

Sidelines

Girls JV2 soccer shows improvement

‘Cutting-edge’ tractors displayed

More than a dozen agricultural products dealers from around the Northwest converged on Pine Grove last week to see and test cutting-edge tractors made in Italy.

Citizen groups weigh in on Nov. 4 ballot

Hood River County voters are being asked to mark their Nov. 4 general election ballots on either one or two key land-use issues.

Mayra Ledesma will meet national leaders at conference in D.C.

A politically active Hood River teen will soon head off to Washington, D.C., for a briefing on current issues by top government leaders.

Eagles shock Pendleton in final seconds

Johnson nails a 27-yarder with 18 seconds left as Eagles rain on Bucks’ Homecoming party

Johnson nails a 27-yarder with 18 seconds left as Eagles rain on Bucks’ Homecoming party

Monday, October 20

Letters - October 18

‘There for us’

Ballot measures sidestep established public process

Another Voice

Another Voice

Obituaries - October 18

William Parrish

Saturday, October 18

Adios, El Sombrero, Hola Chuby’s

Debbie Tellez and her husband Pedro Ortiz picked up steaks and moved their restaurant to Odell.

City Council changes stance on controversial W. Sherman housing

In a move that surprised a group of Sherman Avenue residents on Tuesday, the Hood River City Council reversed its earlier denial of a condo development.

HRV boys in prime position for league No. 2

Eagles romp Hermiston 4-1 to move two games ahead of Summit, Mt. View

Eagles romp Hermiston 4-1 to move two games ahead of Summit, Mt. View

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.

Waterfront undergoes changes with the winds

Riverfront Retrospective

Riverfront Retrospective

HRV girls still in playoff race with three to play

Eagles run over Hermiston, putting them squarely in IMC postseason hunt

Eagles run over Hermiston, putting them squarely in IMC postseason hunt

Classes in Big 7?

CGCC and Port of Hood River to negotiate lease agreement

CGCC and Port of Hood River to negotiate lease agreement

HRV volleyball team drops home match to Bucks

Pendleton doesn’t possess the power of some of the Intermountain Conference’s best volleyball teams.

Joining ‘Hands Across the Gorge’

Middle schools work together to fight hunger

Middle schools work together to fight hunger

Rounding up Harvest hap-pie-ness

Volunteers make pastries to help senior meals program

Volunteers make pastries to help senior meals program

Big issues on ‘small’ ballot

The Nov. 4 General Election ballot may be small but the two proposed land-use issues are stirring up a large controversy.

Cross-country teams primed for district

Eagle boys and girls teams undergo final district preparation at Centennial

Eagle boys and girls teams undergo final district preparation at Centennial

Tuesday, October 14

Obituary - Leonard Blumenthal

Leonard Blumenthal

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.

Sidelines

JV football loses second straight game

Walden visits troops during tour in Iraq

Power production in Iraq is now exceeding pre-war averages and public health care spending has risen by more than 26 times what it was under Saddam Hussein’s regime.

HRV cross-country teams impress at Bend Classic

Kauffman leads girls team to JV win

Kauffman leads girls team to JV win

For hydrologic reasons, deny Wal-Mart application

Another Voice column

Another Voice column

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.

Foster caregiver’s settlement brings warning about MCCOG

An advocate for senior citizens has asked the Hood River County Commission to keep a close watch on managers at the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments.

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.

HR advocate Yasui earns ‘Genius Award’

County prevention coordinator noted for work in community drug programs

County prevention coordinator noted for work in community drug programs

HRV girls tie again at Mtn. View

BEND — The unthinkable happened yet again for the Hood River Valley girls soccer team last Saturday at Mountain View.

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.

HRV boys win physical matchup with Cougars

Eagles now 8-2 with Hermiston next

Eagles now 8-2 with Hermiston next

Letters - October 15

PROD can help

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.

Hood River, Odell, Parkdale host fall festivals

The cornucopia pours forth once more with this weekend’s Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, in its 21st year at Hood River Expo Center.

Overcoming Dyslexia

Therapist Carly Benus learned how to give the gift of reading

Therapist Carly Benus learned how to give the gift of reading

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.

Hood River waterfront endures many transformations

Riverfront Retrospective

Riverfront Retrospective

HRV defense manhandles Redmond

Eagles force five turnovers to stifle Panthers after opening drive of game

Eagles force five turnovers to stifle Panthers after opening drive of game

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.

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.

Mountain development provides opportunities for everyone

Another Voice

Another Voice

Obituaries - October 11

Kenneth Davies

Port Commission ponders ‘make or break’ waterfront zoning issues

The Port of Hood River is drafting a “make or break” list about waterfront zoning issues that could adversely affect mixed-use development options.

Horizon plays must-win vs. Grant

Hawks seek first league win after 4-2 defeat at home

Hawks seek first league win after 4-2 defeat at home

Decision nears on Wal-Mart

Debate centers upon floodplain; company touts ‘Hood River look’

Debate centers upon floodplain; company touts ‘Hood River look’

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.

Support ballot measure for future of water resources

Another Voice

Another Voice

HRV girls lose 2 more points at home

Redmond scores on free kick in closing seconds for tie

Redmond scores on free kick in closing seconds for tie

HRV softball player given overseas opportunity

By BOB WOOD

Panthers prove too strong for Eagles in rematch

HRV boys can’t solve Redmond puzzle, concede league title with 3-0 defeat

HRV boys can’t solve Redmond puzzle, concede league title with 3-0 defeat

Letters - October 11

Limit population

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.

Sidelines

Lacrosse clinic on Saturday at HRV

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Center seeks volunteers to help with pie-baking fundraiser

Volunteers are needed for the annual baking of 800 or more fruit pies, for sale during Harvest Fest. Baking starts at 8 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place.

Eagles drop the ball against Bend

HRV overmatched by Sieverson and determined Lava Bears defense

HRV overmatched by Sieverson and determined Lava Bears defense

Food stamp benefits increase in October

Oregon’s nearly 203,000 food-stamp households will receive small increases in October in the amount of their benefit and in how much they can earn to qualify.

HRV boys build momentum for rematch

League championship hopes still alive as Eagles win sixth straight against Bend

League championship hopes still alive as Eagles win sixth straight against Bend

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.

Another Voice

In Iraq, a ‘bald American doctor’ brings an idea for change

In Iraq, a ‘bald American doctor’ brings an idea for change

Local National Guardsmen pack up for Iraq

Sunday was a bad day for Rochelle Miller, but the 10-year-old from Hood River has been having a lot of tearful times lately.

HRV volleyball falls to 0-9 with dual road losses on Bend trip

BEND — The road to respectability is proving to be a long, arduous one for the Hood River Valley volleyball team.

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.

HRV soccer girls slip versus Bend; face uphill climb

Eagles battle two of top three IMC teams this week

Eagles battle two of top three IMC teams this week

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.

Team USA smothered in semis

PORTLAND — Nothing was going right for the U.S. Soccer women’s national team last Sunday at PGE Park.

Thursday, October 2

Children call 9-1-1 after husband stabs pregnant wife

Emergency service officials responded to a harrowing 9-1-1 call on Sunday after a Forden Road woman reported that her husband had stabbed her — and was still in the home.

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.

Columbia Gallery opening, chalk art highlight event

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and Columbia Arts are very pleased to invite local residents and visitors to the October First Friday Artwalk at downtown area businesses and galleries.

Firefighters stay busy in trio of fires which claim two homes

Hood River Valley fighters spent a hot weekend mopping up at two separate blazes that destroyed one structure and damaged two others.

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.

Girls X-C team on pace at NW Classic

EUGENE — For a young team to build confidence, it can’t be thrown to the wolves week in and week out.

Thefts darken Bowe neighborhood

Residents of an otherwise peaceful Hood River neighborhood are frustrated by the theft of solar lights from their street

Eagles unleash on Bulldogs

HRV football team rides defense to 28-6 home win over Hermiston, moving to 4-0

HRV football team rides defense to 28-6 home win over Hermiston, moving to 4-0

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.

Another Voice

Irresponsible development would be irreversible

Irresponsible development would be irreversible

HRV boys take down Cougars for fourth straight

Pruitt, Lara net goals as Eagle defense shuts down Mountain View attack

Pruitt, Lara net goals as Eagle defense shuts down Mountain View attack

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.

Academic Alchemy

Flexibility is at the core of Mosier Community School

Flexibility is at the core of Mosier Community School

E-Waste

Help HRVHS students do their part

Help HRVHS students do their part