Stories for September 2003


Wednesday, September 24


Port chooses Community Relations panel

Three Hood River county residents were appointed to the Port of Hood River’s Community Relations Committee last week. Member selection for a second Port group, the Waterfront Recreational Committee, was expected at the Sept. 23 Port Commission meeting.

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Jesus Presley at River City Saloon

It all started in 1995 as an idea the Rev. Tony Hughes had to form a group whose main goals were simple; bring the showmanship back into today's live music scene, play whatever they wanted and to always remember, it's all about fun.

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Ken Jernstedt adds new flying sortie

Long-time Hood River resident, ace fighter pilot and politician Ken Jernstedt has been named to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. The newly-established Hall of Honor will recognize individuals in the state of Oregon who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace in all fields, including military, civilian, engineering, business, education and government.

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Soapbox derby runs down Wasco St.

Driver Alicia Porter of Sublimity prepares to race Saturday in the All-American Soap Box Rally racing event on Wasco Street. Alicia took fifth in the Super Stock division, won by her sister, Ashley. Eric VanDyke of Hood River took fourth in Super Stock. Alex Simmons of Salem won the Stock Division; Chris Murray of Hood River took eighth in Stock. Master’s winner was Patrick Reinhart of Salem. The 32 racers made the event one of the largest in the Northwest, said Jeff McCaw, President/Race Director of Columbia River Soap Box Derby Association. Anyone interested in getting involved in the program can call McCaw at 386-4950. The event was sponsored by Hood River Lions, Community Education, City of Hood River, New York City Subs, and Print It! Hood River will host another race next fall.

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HRV volleyball still earning IMC wings

For coach Jen Baklenko and the Hood River Valley volleyball team, the bright side to last weekend’s Central Oregon road-trip was that the Eagles won two more games than they did the entire 2002 season in the Intermountain Conference.

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Saturday, September 20


Thursday, September 18

Tuesday, September 16


Cherry Orchard’ opens at CAST

CAST opens the current season of plays with Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” this Friday. Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov’s last play, considered by many to be his greatest.

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Vinyl plays final outdoor show at Savino’s

The infectious music of Vinyl blends old-school funk, Latin percussion,reggae and R&B into signature instrumental grooves. Vinyl shows are high energy and dance oriented with a universal appeal. They play to packed houses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, such as the Great American Music Hall, Slim's, Sweetwater and have headlined and sold-out San Francisco's legendary Fillmore Auditorium.

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Volleyball team earns fifth place at tourney

The Hood River Valley volleyball team had an up-and-down couple of days last weekend, dropping their first two league matches on Friday before winning their first match of the season at Saturday’s Southridge Invitational.

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Friday, September 12


College board delays bond vote to 2004

Failure of a key state senate bill in the latest legislature is delaying plans for a bond measure at Columbia Gorge Community College, where directors Tuesday night agreed to place the measure before voters in November 2004 — a year later than they originally planned.

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Tuesday, September 9

Toca at Savino’s on Saturday

The unplugged groove of Rubberneck returns to Hood River as Toca Saturday for an evening of acoustic funk at Savino’s Lounge in Hood River.

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Sunday marks new era for Library

A book is a product of an author’s imagination, research, or muse. A book is also made possible by the efforts of the editor, proofreader, publisher, printer, and often countless other individuals.

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Taarka returns to the 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, New York. The group, Brooklyn Browngrass, was doing well, but not satisfying either of their creative desires to the fullest.

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Tony Furtado coming to HR

When Tony Furtado and the American Gypsies hit Hood River, their new album will have just been out for nine days. Furtado will be in Hood River on Sept. 21 at the River City Saloon., playing in support of their release “Live Gypsy.”

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Friday, September 5


Radio Tierra will bridge two cultures

A dream long in the making is getting closer to reality for a group of Hood River residents. Dardo Salas, along with seven board members — and many volunteers — of the non-profit Radio Tierra, hope to launch a community radio station in the central Gorge within the next few months.

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Portland men caught at remote pot grow

A tip from a hiker with a sharp eye for illegal botany led detectives to two marijuana grows Thursday in an “extremely remote” area in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Wednesday, September 3

fire update 9/3

The Herman Creek fire near Cascade Locks has grown to 200 acres, and Department of Forestry officials said they do not know when the blaze will be contained.

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Tuesday, September 2


Two charged in pot bust

Alert crew members from Hood River County Forestry found two marijuana grows near Old Dalles Road, east of Hood River. Two people were arrested without incident Thursday on drug charges, and Mid-Columbia Interagency Task Force confiscated 65 plants and related evidence on Friday.

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Weekend fundraising festival brings music, kids’ activities and more

Hoodstock, the Gorge’s homegrown music concert, returns to the Hood River Marina this weekend in a two-day music festival showcasing a wide range of local musicians. Featured in this year’s lineup are Moe Dixon, Blue Trick, Django’s Cadillac and Luna Rise. The excitement and enthusiasm generated by Hoodstock’s debut last year has expanded the concert into a full weekend event including children’s activities and spoken word presentations by local youth.

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Fire rages near Cascade Locks

Fire raged on both sides of Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks Tuesday afternoon, raising thick smoke and closing the freeway in both directions as firefighters battled a fast-moving fire driven by gusty winds.

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First Friday celebrates second anniversary

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts in association with local artists, performers and businesses celebrate the second anniversary of First Friday in Hood River on Friday.

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