Stories for September 2003

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Wednesday, September 24

HRV runs through eye of Storm

Level’s 6 touchdowns highlight thundering effort for Eagles on both sides of ball

Level’s 6 touchdowns highlight thundering effort for Eagles on both sides of ball

Family turns up heat on cold case

The family of a murder victim has hired a private investigator to scout out new leads in a trail that has grown cold during the past two years.

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.

Overstressing Mt. Hood: No right way to do the wrong thing

Another Voice

Another Voice

Meadows recoups ‘unnecessary’ costs in disputed land case

Mt. Hood Meadows has been awarded attorney fees for an “unnecessary argument” waged by its opponents in a disputed land-use case.

Sunday’s annual Delta Kappa Tour helps Hospice of the Gorge

Delta Kappa’s 13th Annual Hood River Home Tour takes place Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour provides participants a chance to tour six of the area’s classic homes while helping to raise money for this year’s recipient, Hospice of the Gorge.

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.

Sen. Rick Metsger says 2003 Legislative work bears bright economic outlook

Sen. Rick Metsger believes the Oregon Legislature has painted a bright brush stroke on a grim economic canvas.

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.

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.

Memorial bricks cast long shadow

County residents who want to create a memory that will last for a lifetime are invited to have it written in stone.

CGCC classes start in Hood River

Columbia Gorge Community College is offering various college transfer courses fall term in Hood River.

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.

HRV girls return to form vs. Summit

Eagles defense bounces back from Bend loss to tie Summit at home

Eagles defense bounces back from Bend loss to tie Summit at home

HRV boys soccer scores big win at Summit

Eagles play steady, complete game on road to raise IMC record to 3-1

Eagles play steady, complete game on road to raise IMC record to 3-1

Saturday, September 20

Odell man admits to attack on ex-wife

The vice-president of Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc., will spend 30 days behind bars for the assault of his ex-wife.

Times changing for local middle school football

Yet another youth football season got underway Thursday at Hood River Middle School as the Panthers took on their cross-county rivals, the Wy’east Eagles.

Business thief lured by easy access to cash deposits

The bank deposits of five downtown businesses have recently been stolen from unsecured offices by an unknown thief.

‘Proud group’ of Korea veterans comes together

A group of more than 30 Korean War veterans gathered in Hood River this week to trade stories, share camaraderie and revel in long lives.

Girls drop second straight to Bend

Eagles rebound to tie Summit on Friday

Eagles rebound to tie Summit on Friday

Yamashita ‘a firm believer in hope’

Community remembers beloved teacher Kim who died of cancer last week

Community remembers beloved teacher Kim who died of cancer last week

Civil Defense Hospital returns to glory

50 years later, a slice of history goes back to work

50 years later, a slice of history goes back to work

HRV boys dismantle Bend on the road

Ponce scores three more goals to lead Eagles past Lava Bears, 5-1

Ponce scores three more goals to lead Eagles past Lava Bears, 5-1

Voters join state in approving Measure 29

Hood River County voters gave Measure 29 even higher scores than the rest of the state Tuesday.

Vows with a view

Sheppards turn their Tucker Road estate into a wedding venue

Sheppards turn their Tucker Road estate into a wedding venue

HRV football full steam ahead in ‘03

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

Long trial draws victory claims by both sides

A property rights clash between the City of Hood River and a developer tied up Hood River Circuit Court for two weeks — and both sides are claiming a victory.

Thursday, September 18

Determined defense takes care of Benson

PORTLAND — Take away the turnovers and the result might have been different.

Tuesday, September 16

Determined defense takes care of Benson

HRV ‘D’ allows 7 points for second straight game

HRV ‘D’ allows 7 points for second straight game

County looks at forest rec regulations

The Hood River County Commission learned on Monday that a new culture has taken root beneath the canopy of its public forests.

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.

Horizon falls to Umatilla at home

Offense unable to break through against league champs

Offense unable to break through against league champs

Hood River museum sends cart, bottle, crate to state exhibit

Parts of Hood River County history are in Portland for a unique new state-wide exhibit.

Eagles begin IMC play as one of favorites

Remodeled defense, systematic offense will keep HRV in playoff hunt

Remodeled defense, systematic offense will keep HRV in playoff hunt

Obituaries - September 17

Arthur Santavicca, Sr.

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.

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.

Sweet and savory flavor second Fiesta Celebration

Two days of sunshine, lots of color, good food and music were the ingredients for the second annual Fiesta Celebration Saturday and Sunday at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Old meets new as community celebrates library grand re-opening

Quiet the library was not.

B and B wedding ban?

Neighbors don’t always celebrate residential nuptials

Neighbors don’t always celebrate residential nuptials

Fall antique show comes to Expo

The Hood River Antique Expo will be holding its Fall Show on Saturday and Sunday. The semi-annual show is in its 10th year.

Annz Panz cooks up new classes

After a hiatus of more than two years, cooking classes will resume this month at AnnzPanz.

Volunteers perform ‘balancing’ act for seniors

Conservatorship Training

Conservatorship Training

Letters - September 17

Mural dilemma

Waterfront plan review delayed again

For the third time, the City of Hood River has postponed the first public comment period on a draft plan for mixed-use zoning of the waterfront.

Sports briefs

Cross-country teams headed to coast

Friday, September 12

Early morning fires displace four families

An early morning fire at the American Village Apartments on Avalon Way left four families without homes.

La Clinica grows with grants

Health center will expand HR services, build clinics in The Dalles

Health center will expand HR services, build clinics in The Dalles

Deadline is Tuesday on PERS measure

Time remains to vote on Measure 29, the statewide ballot question regarding refinancing the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).

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.

New slide, fall hours at pool

A few changes are in the air this fall at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Huge building on a small lot

Foreman Casey Wright gives the local’s view on the challenges that went into library construction

Foreman Casey Wright gives the local’s view on the challenges that went into library construction

Remembering 9-11

Sept. 11 passes quietly, but not without notice

Sept. 11 passes quietly, but not without notice

Mid Columbia Community Choir returns

The Mid-Columbia Community Choir is up and running again after taking a year’s hiatus.

HRV humbled by league favorites on home field

Four second-half goals seal Eagles’ fate

Four second-half goals seal Eagles’ fate

Jimenez finishes sixth as Eagle boys team places fifth at home meet

“It’s your only home meet of the year, so you had better make it a good one.”

County branches into forest recreation rules

Hood River County officials are trying to accommodate growing recreational use of public forests while still protecting natural resources.

The community living room

New library holds larger kids’ area, meeting rooms, and the coolest hallway in town

New library holds larger kids’ area, meeting rooms, and the coolest hallway in town

HRV girls fall to Redmond despite Bryant’s hat trick

Freshman sensation nets three goals to give her five in first two games

Freshman sensation nets three goals to give her five in first two games

Fowl case spurs county animal code action

Hood River County recently paid $125 for six slain turkeys but officials don’t want to foot the bill for extremely valuable livestock.

Law officers plan ‘blitz’ for traffic violators

Three law enforcement agencies will be on high alert for traffic violators during a 10-day period that begins on Monday.

Traffic, court fees hiked for short term gains

The Oregon Legislature has temporarily raised the price for traffic offenses and court filings to cover budget shortfalls.

New mosaic greets Lutheran pastor

The interim pastor at a Hood River church draws inspiration from a new work of art in the sanctuary.

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.

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.

Celebration opens its second year at the Fairgrounds

Food, fun, and festivity will return to the valley this weekend when the Fiesta Celebration opens its second year at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

County Commission tours forestry stewardship

Proposed legislation by Rep. Greg Walden prompts review in HR County

Proposed legislation by Rep. Greg Walden prompts review in HR County

Defense leads HRV to first victory of season

Eagles fall behind early, but come back to defeat The Dalles for second straight year

Eagles fall behind early, but come back to defeat The Dalles for second straight year

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.

HRV cross-country takes early season strides

MADRAS — Neither of the Hood River Valley cross-country coaches expected a miracle last weekend when their teams traveled to the Madras Invitational.

Artist Vercillo turns restaurateur at Jeans

By CANELA WOOD

HRV boys wrangle Cowboys after half

Ponce nets two goals as Eagles start IMC play with win

Ponce nets two goals as Eagles start IMC play with win

Obituaries - September 10

Danforth Sylvester

HRV girls take down Cr. County in opener

PRINEVILLE — Justine Bryant’s high-school career couldn’t have started any sweeter than it did last Friday at Crook County.

City Planning tables hearing on waterfront draft

The first public look at proposed mixed-use zoning for the waterfront has been delayed for two weeks.

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.”

Letters - September 10

Behind the offer

‘Energy’ makes Hoodstock a success

Attendance: down. Attitude: up

A little bit of history

How a humble, cinder block shop evolved into a West Cascade landmark

How a humble, cinder block shop evolved into a West Cascade landmark

Friday, September 5

Re: Multiple Sclerosis

Recovery, for one woman, comes from within

Recovery, for one woman, comes from within

Now, the clean up

CL fire damages homes, paralyzes Gorge traffic

CL fire damages homes, paralyzes Gorge traffic

Utility work will constrict May St.

Beginning Sept. 10, traffic on west May Street will be subject to a lane closure while workers install sewer and water mains.

HRV boys look for return to playoffs

Season preview

Season preview

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.

Neighbors happy to return home after being evacuated

Darlene Sullenger gained a new appreciation for her neighbors after she was allowed to return to her Forest Lane residence on Wednesday evening.

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.

Revamped girls soccer squad ‘still needs polish’

Season preview

Season preview

HRV volleyball set to enter exciting new era

Season preview

Season preview

Sports briefs

Krizman, Owyen to suit up on Sept. 20

Unit of ‘great guys’ surprise beloved fire chief, Leonard Hay

A host of hose men converged on a dying fire chief’s house Thursday, and the muggy night crackled with laughter and good memories.

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.

Tuesday, September 2

Obituaries - August 30

Maria Farwig

Swimmers cross the Columbia’s chilly waters

The Columbia River probably seemed wider than usual to a number of people early Monday morning, when the 61st annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim returned to Hood River.

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.

Obituaries - September 3

Frank S. Akin

HRV soccer teams open Friday with Crook County

The excitement of the HRV fall sports season typically centers around the football team.

Letters - September 3

Lacking compassion

Season preview Boys cross-country off to races with junior class

Jimenez is again the Eagles’ No. 1 for second year of IMC competition

Jimenez is again the Eagles’ No. 1 for second year of IMC competition

Guerrero scores twice in final minutes for win

Jalisco unable to hold two-goal lead in title game

Jalisco unable to hold two-goal lead in title game

HRV football seeks help from supporting cast

Season preview

Season preview

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.

St. Mary’s priest celebrates a milestone

Father Ronald Maag will help church celebrate 25 years on Sunday

Father Ronald Maag will help church celebrate 25 years on Sunday

Sports briefs

Grainger wins Day’s Play with solid 89

Girls X-C looks to young core to set pace

Season preview

Season preview

Scientific stress testing

OSU experiments on drought tolerance of cherry trees

OSU experiments on drought tolerance of cherry trees

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.

‘Renewal’ event at Valley Christian celebrates faith

Church members from varied denominations around the Pacific Northwest will be in Hood River Thursday through Sunday for “Celebration of Faith,” and local residents are invited to get involved.

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.

Letters - August 30

Waterfront realities