Stories for January 2004

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Wednesday, January 14

Port will go to LUBA

Commissioners want answers from land use board over Measure 14-16

Commissioners want answers from land use board over Measure 14-16

Season preview Young HRV boys team plans to make mark with hustle

Dills, Crosswhite are only two full-time returning varsity players for second-year head coach

Dills, Crosswhite are only two full-time returning varsity players for second-year head coach

Upcoming season Marks end of road for Brown

Long-time HRV wrestling coach announces he will step down to pursue new life challenges

Long-time HRV wrestling coach announces he will step down to pursue new life challenges

Senior swimmer flying toward the top

Youngest member of the Burton family looks to end career among state’s elite

Youngest member of the Burton family looks to end career among state’s elite

Secretary of State requests CRWD records

Treasurer Cory Roeseler defends the group’s statements, responds to state’s requests

Treasurer Cory Roeseler defends the group’s statements, responds to state’s requests

‘Unbelievable’ support feeds cancer survivor’s battle

In May of 2002, Sharlene Kirby was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer — inflammatory ductal carcinoma. It was determined to be at stage IIIB, meaning it had either spread to tissues near the breast (skin or chest wall, including the ribs and the muscles in the chest) or to lymph nodes inside the chest wall along the breast bone.

Bridge separates ODOT and Port

Port manager objects to state’s rejection of bid over ‘technicality’

Port manager objects to state’s rejection of bid over ‘technicality’

Homeshield up and running, rolls out first shipment

Production started last week at a Hood River manufacturing firm, just in time for some unemployed workers to receive the perfect holiday gift — a new job.

IMC poised to grow yet again

The Dalles-Wahtonka merger adds ninth school to league

The Dalles-Wahtonka merger adds ninth school to league

PROD founder Cleo Sterling finds both joy and frustration as she and her volunteers work to help area dogs

For as long as she can remember, Cleo Sterling has been a “critter” person. But it was during the summer of 1994 that her love for animals launched her on a trajectory that continues to bring her joy, frustration, enthusiasm, dismay and hope — often all in one day.

Sprint lays off 10 Hood River workers as part of national cuts

Ten Sprint employees in Hood River will be out of a job by Christmas because of corporate restructuring.

CRWD faces new inquiry over filings

The campaign finance reporting of Citizens for Responsible Waterfront Development has been called into question by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

Industrialists share worry over waterfront park

Two of Hood River’s oldest manufacturing plants are concerned that development of a large park on the waterfront could bring security and safety risks.

Downtown anchor Franz to close

Owner Pete Jubitz to retire, ending 95-year business

Owner Pete Jubitz to retire, ending 95-year business

MCCOG workers walk picket line

A small group of employees from the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments spent the noon hour on Wednesday standing in a picket line along 12th Street.

Soroptimists honor an active trio

Soroptimist International of Hood River presented its annual Women of Distinction awards at a luncheon Friday at the Hood River Inn. The awards are given each year in several categories to three local women who have accomplished outstanding service toward the betterment of the community.

City firefighters net large grant

Hood River firefighters will soon be operating even more safely and efficiently — thanks to a sizable federal grant.

State treasurer rallies around tax reform

Randall Edwards expresses support for $800 million tax package, which he says encourages stability

Randall Edwards expresses support for $800 million tax package, which he says encourages stability

County kids lend hands to FISH Food Bank

The FISH Food Bank got a helping hand on Thursday — actually, many helping hands. Five 8th grade girls from Hood River Middle School who organized last month’s Hands Across the Gorge event, in which 200 middle school students from around the Gorge linked hands across the Bridge of the Gods to raise awareness about hunger, spent the afternoon at the food bank helping pack food bags.

Gorge Delights wins design award

Exxon Mobil honors Pear Bar packaging, Hood River farmers

Exxon Mobil honors Pear Bar packaging, Hood River farmers

National Young Leaders HRVHS student sees government up close in D.C.

My name is Mayra Ledesma and I am 16 years old. I recently attended a National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.

Development keeps planners poring over plans

New construction projects in and around Hood River have kept city and county planners poring over the drawing table this year.

Living by the Rules

Probation officers look for positive behavior and increased accountability

Probation officers look for positive behavior and increased accountability

Port takes waterfront issue to court

Officials contend that new measure violates two Oregon state constitutional laws

Officials contend that new measure violates two Oregon state constitutional laws

Season preview New ‘state’ of mind for HRV wrestlers

Seniors focus on state while youngsters look for gradual improvement

Seniors focus on state while youngsters look for gradual improvement

Four individual champs lead HRV at Westview

Bohince, Level, DeHart, Bond win weight classes as Eagles place fifth

Bohince, Level, DeHart, Bond win weight classes as Eagles place fifth

Ponce named 4A State Player of Year

Senior striker leads all-state first team after guiding Hood River Valley to state semifinals

Senior striker leads all-state first team after guiding Hood River Valley to state semifinals

Pharoah Fair

Sixth-graders dress up to conclude Egypt study

Sixth-graders dress up to conclude Egypt study

Season preview Girls hoopsters thinking, but not expecting, playoffs

Experienced juniors and seniors lead charge for Eagles

Experienced juniors and seniors lead charge for Eagles

Wampler cleared in skater incident

Deschutes district attorney clears sheriff of criminal wrong-doing

Deschutes district attorney clears sheriff of criminal wrong-doing

Familiar faces return, but HRV swim team full of youngsters

Changes are ahead for the Hood River Valley High School swim team. But no one is afraid.

Walden scores ‘Juntos’money for local youth

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has secured funding to provide academic support for minority students in Hood River and Beaverton schools.

HR Fire ends contract with Cascade Locks

Lack of money prompts city to cover its losses early

Lack of money prompts city to cover its losses early

Gallery celebrates and challenges

The Columbia Art Gallery has settled into its new space at 101 Fourth St., and it’s as inviting — or more so — than its former digs on Second Street.

City lifts park from waterfront zone

‘Don’t delay,’ Measure 14-16 supporter says -- but Mayor Cummings wants to give legal issues more time

‘Don’t delay,’ Measure 14-16 supporter says -- but Mayor Cummings wants to give legal issues more time

Car thieves shut behind bars

Two car thieves pleaded guilty in Hood River Circuit Court last week to separate crimes.