Stories for December 2005

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Wednesday, December 28

Game slips away in second-half slump

December 7, 2005

Work ethic key to Eagle wrestling

December 7, 2005

Hood River Valley student leaders win Klahre Award

December 10, 2005

Rock removal could take two weeks, ODOT says

Blasting resumes on eastbound

Blasting resumes on eastbound

Letters - Dec. 10

Where is justice?

Hawks rock Gilchrist tourney

December 14, 2005

Entertainment Listings

December 21, 2005

Varsity swimmers trounce The Dalles

December 7, 2005

Learning Cycles

Partnerships serve young people

Partnerships serve young people

York bets county seat on state bid

News staff writer

Local retailers get first burst of holiday shopping

December 7, 2005

National Champions crowned at Meadows

U.S. Boardercross Nationals bring Olympic hopefuls to Mt. Hood Meadows

U.S. Boardercross Nationals bring Olympic hopefuls to Mt. Hood Meadows

Project hope

Christmas Project works because people take time to help

Christmas Project works because people take time to help

Olympic snowboarder finds home in Hood River

Defending National GS Champion will settle in Hood River after her third Olympic showing

Defending National GS Champion will settle in Hood River after her third Olympic showing

Water rates are on the rise

News staff writer

Obituaries - Dec. 14

Elwyn Gage

Friends of Library announce `Hood River County Reads’

December 14, 2005

Fugitive ALERT

December 14, 2005

SMART program needs readers at Westside

December 14, 2005

Letters - Dec. 17

‘Gold’ mismanaged

Obituaries - Dec. 7

Lillian Powell

Hood River, Cascade Locks ring in Christmas cheer

The Christmas spirit abounded in Hood River and Cascade Locks this weekend as families turned out to celebrate the season.

Soft Spots

Community, including a girl with a bag of Beanie Babies, gathers up stuffed toy donations in memory of Dan Harada

Community, including a girl with a bag of Beanie Babies, gathers up stuffed toy donations in memory of Dan Harada

Crews work to clear southern lane

December 7, 2005

Castillo rips at Foot Locker Championships

December 10, 2005

Recycled building materials

Rebuild-it Center builds momentum

Rebuild-it Center builds momentum

Berries, skiers thrive together

Ski run maintenance protects huckleberries, say Meadows, tribes

Ski run maintenance protects huckleberries, say Meadows, tribes

Support gathers for Hood plan

Residents Committee would like more Wilderness, but says this is a good starting point

Residents Committee would like more Wilderness, but says this is a good starting point

Obituaries - Dec. 10

Pauline Gibson

The gift of cans, lightsabers

December 21, 2005

Casey McCoy named Oregon’s PGA Player of the Year

December 10, 2005

EDUCATION Horizon breaks ground on new school

December 7, 2005

HRVHS swim team posts 26 personal bests at Gresham

Eagle swimmers shaping up, looking great in early-season competition

Eagle swimmers shaping up, looking great in early-season competition

Osprey swim team setting new standards

Personal bests and a new team record show that the Ospreys’ hard work is paying off

Personal bests and a new team record show that the Ospreys’ hard work is paying off

A window into the swing shift 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

December 17, 2005

Cascade Locks rescues Santa during food drive

December 17, 2005

Sight lines Today’s sports fans no longer ‘forced to the balcony’

December 10, 2005

No Casino broadens scope of debate

Opponents of the Cascade Locks casino want to expand membership, support proposed changes to Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

Opponents of the Cascade Locks casino want to expand membership, support proposed changes to Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

MINT busts family for coke, meth

Officials take 3- and 11-year-old into custody

Officials take 3- and 11-year-old into custody

Eagles place third at Lincoln Invite

December 14, 2005

Gorge Heart

CL forest land transfer provides timely chance for compromise

CL forest land transfer provides timely chance for compromise

Hawks tip-off hoops season

December 7, 2005

Dec. 12-14 Fire trucks bring out Christmas Parade

December 10, 2005

Obituaries - Dec. 17

Virginia Carrier

Lucky to be Alive

Two women walk away from collisions with a rock slide that could have killed them

Two women walk away from collisions with a rock slide that could have killed them

Horizon hoops: boys win, girls lose

December 10, 2005

High School Honors

Student’s pick results in ‘Super School’ award

Student’s pick results in ‘Super School’ award

School space a purchase away

School board approves five-acre purchase for expansion and option to buy 25 acres for sports

School board approves five-acre purchase for expansion and option to buy 25 acres for sports

Letters - Dec. 21

Watering plan

SEASON OF MUSIC Father-son duo perform Friday in Advent concert

December 14, 2005

Icy glaze snarls roads

December 21, 2005

Sidelines

December 17, 2005

Mount Hood Forest Plan Cascade Locks endorses new forest plan

December 14, 2005

AirTime Wrestling Club hosts Gorge Challenge

258 young wrestlers show up for the annual tournament

258 young wrestlers show up for the annual tournament

Dry freeze means smooth skating

December 17, 2005

Reynolds holds up to Eagles’ pressure

December 17, 2005

Neighbors First

Days of all-inclusive social planning

Days of all-inclusive social planning

Letters - Dec. 7

Letter was untrue

When Laurance freezes over ...

Roger Nelson skates across Laurance Lake Wednesday.

Obituaries - Dec. 21

Jessie Kappitz

Letters - Dec. 14

Writer was wrong

State bar honors Annala

News staff writer

Crook County girls sent packing

News staff writer

CGCC ponders causes of enrollment decline

Hood River’s growth contributes to The Dalles’ decreased numbers

Hood River’s growth contributes to The Dalles’ decreased numbers

BOOKMARKS Children read and `Friends’ give

December 10, 2005

Habitat for Humanity completes first home

Habitat, (hab.i.tat) n. 1. An environment in which to live and grow. 2. The place where one can usually be found.

Habitat, (hab.i.tat) n. 1. An environment in which to live and grow. 2. The place where one can usually be found.

Tuesday, December 13

A window to the lungs

Hood River Valley High School students witness life-changing surgery

Hood River Valley High School students witness life-changing surgery

Storms bring ‘more trouble than snow’

December 3, 2005

Road caution

Fatality serves as a solemn reminder

Fatality serves as a solemn reminder

Chain-reaction wreck blocks I-84 Sunday

November 30, 2005

Egyptian Feast wraps students in learning

November 16, 2005

Ready for state

November 5, 2005

Off the Hook

After a long, hectic day on the roads and in the ditches, tow truck drivers rest for another day’s worth of the same 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

After a long, hectic day on the roads and in the ditches, tow truck drivers rest for another day’s worth of the same 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Obituaries - Nov. 9

Ralph Kirby

Car `maid service’ and other mobile gifts

November 23, 2005

KEGLER'S CORNER The cream rises to the top in Orchard Lanes leagues

Orchard Lanes bowling

Designer hired to draft park plan

Parks and Recreation district pay for the $22,000 design process

Parks and Recreation district pay for the $22,000 design process

Varsity boys clench OT victory

HRVHS boys’ hoops start season on high note with 39-38 victory over Forest Grove

HRVHS boys’ hoops start season on high note with 39-38 victory over Forest Grove

HR student earns 2nd in state essay contest

November 26, 2005

Letters - Nov. 26

Who speaks for us?

Letters - Nov. 23

An open letter

Bracing for `the big one’

November 12, 2005

Peterson named US Windsurfer of the Year

November 2, 2005

Pleasant surprise

Storms blanket Mount Hood with solid base of snow, setting up early ski season and active winter, say forecasters

Storms blanket Mount Hood with solid base of snow, setting up early ski season and active winter, say forecasters

Bradbury gives good reason to vote

Secretary of State uses numbers to illustrate why youth should partake in democratic process

Secretary of State uses numbers to illustrate why youth should partake in democratic process

Dynamos Gorge United makes State Cup

Hood River’s U13 Dynamos advance in AYSO Oregon State Cup soccer tournament

Hood River’s U13 Dynamos advance in AYSO Oregon State Cup soccer tournament

Local boys make fresh tracks

On slopes dusted with fresh snow, Hood River rippers celebrate the beginning of winter

On slopes dusted with fresh snow, Hood River rippers celebrate the beginning of winter

Seussical talent

The beloved stories of Dr. Seuss are set to music in this lively adaptation of the Broadway show

The beloved stories of Dr. Seuss are set to music in this lively adaptation of the Broadway show

One view, two perspectives

Plans for townhouses alter neighbors’ views; developer says he is within bounds

Plans for townhouses alter neighbors’ views; developer says he is within bounds

Obituaries - Dec. 3

Emma Isaak

for the love of Father and Country

Kate Brownback honors veterans with trumpet at Nov. 11 ceremony

Kate Brownback honors veterans with trumpet at Nov. 11 ceremony

Potluck welcomes soldiers home

November 19, 2005

Letters - Nov. 16

Unruffling feathers

Eagles’ Soccer awards

November 5, 2005

Elks honor students

November 2, 2005

Opening DAY

Hood River local Josh Munk (left) chats with Portland resident Renee VanBusen on the way up the Daisy chair Friday morning. With about 40 inches of snow, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort officially kicked off its winter season Friday morning. On a national holiday and with six lifts running, three parking lots filled and three snow-making machines utilized, officials are calling Friday the biggest opening day in resort history.

Obituaries - Nov. 23

Leon Bruce Mason

Listening and learning: `If I Were Mayor’

November 26, 2005

Ready hands get the dough ready to go 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

November 26, 2005

Senior loses $900 to Reader’s Digest scam

November 16, 2005

Casino bill worries local officials

Draft legislation would restrict off-reservation tribal gambling casinos

Draft legislation would restrict off-reservation tribal gambling casinos

Ospreys compete in Redmond

November 23, 2005

C. Locks celebrates ‘Christmas yesteryear’

November 30, 2005

Obituaries - Nov. 26

No obituaries were announced for the November 26, 2005 edition of The Hood River News.

Before you go out, blow it out

Candle safety is up to you, caution city fire officials

Candle safety is up to you, caution city fire officials

Port director Dave Harlan steps down

November 26, 2005

Giving them voice 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

November 5, 2005

Letters - Nov. 30

Walden represents

Eat drink and give lots of money

November 23, 2005

Letters - Dec. 3

Buckle up

Obituaries - Nov. 2

Virginia McBee

Thief loads up on goods in vehicles

November 26, 2005

More than a picture book

Silently, landscape photographer hopes new book has role in Mount Hood protection

Silently, landscape photographer hopes new book has role in Mount Hood protection

Alumni hoops: old against new

November 30, 2005

City collects leaves at curbside

November 23, 2005

Waiting for the lights...

November 23, 2005

Water rates adjust to usage

Goals are equality and revenue to replace 76-year-old pipeline

Goals are equality and revenue to replace 76-year-old pipeline

County conducts record-setting flu vaccine clinic

November 5, 2005

Letters - Nov. 19

How great a price?

Oscar Stenberg gets the Golden Boot

Local sports advocate receives recognition for his commitment to Hood River soccer

Local sports advocate receives recognition for his commitment to Hood River soccer

Ink and paper meld as presses roll

November 12, 2005

Obituaries - Nov. 16

John Alan May

Mother and son team up for Veterans Day

November 9, 2005

Eagles get aggressive, win opener on Centennial’s turf

December 3, 2005

SWCD takes orders in annual tree and plant sale

November 9, 2005

City seeks ways to tighten review process

November 19, 2005

First snowfall snarls roadways

November 30, 2005

Hawks win 1A tournament

November 2, 2005

Musician Frost relishes solo role

November 30, 2005

Effort, unity key to team’s philosophy

The HRVHS varsity boys’ basketball team is working hard for the first game on Nov. 28

The HRVHS varsity boys’ basketball team is working hard for the first game on Nov. 28

No more cars for illegal driver

November 19, 2005

BRIGHTER FUTURES

music and PE reap benefits as education launches first-ever direct request for funding

music and PE reap benefits as education launches first-ever direct request for funding

Purchase pause

Breath deep before jumping into next holiday

Breath deep before jumping into next holiday

CORE training session offered in Pine Grove

November 9, 2005

Youth hoops programs ready for kids, coaches

November 5, 2005

Gorge United wins division title

November 12, 2005

Continuity pays off for Squrl

November 19, 2005

A great family experience

November 30, 2005

Powder hounds rejoice

To the delight of Mount Hood riders, storms dump loads of fresh snow on the Cascades, with more to come

To the delight of Mount Hood riders, storms dump loads of fresh snow on the Cascades, with more to come

Obituaries - Nov. 30

Odette Watson

Letters - Nov. 2

Check air facts

Dynamos U14 Eagles take state title

November 16, 2005

Obituaries - Nov. 5

Jessie Princehouse

Saturday Summit

Listen to the details of the Walden-Blumenauer vision

Listen to the details of the Walden-Blumenauer vision

Gala gives a boost to Yule project

The Annual Gala and Fashion Show returns Nov. 17

The Annual Gala and Fashion Show returns Nov. 17

Gorge Storm: stunt team seeking new members

November 26, 2005

Roots’ gala finds deep pockets

November 9, 2005

Letters - Nov. 9

Too precious to lose

Thanks Giving

Consider the ‘solemnities of the day’

Consider the ‘solemnities of the day’

Local company has 'Simply Brilliant' ideas for outdoor fun

November 9, 2005

Dustin Alldredge wins division at Northwest Bodybuilding Championship

November 19, 2005

The Kunigel Rules: ‘Basketball is all about math’ 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

November 19, 2005

City’s deficit forces higher fees

The City of Hood River is bracing for major operational changes to overcome a $1.13 million budget deficit.

Wildfire plan sparks national debate

Walden-sponsored bill would expedite forest recovery after wildfires, proponents assert

Walden-sponsored bill would expedite forest recovery after wildfires, proponents assert

In the Air

With fog, health and road safety are at stake

With fog, health and road safety are at stake

KEGLER'S CORNER Gunter named Junior Star of the Week

November 12, 2005

Season of Song

Neighbors create music for all to enjoy

Neighbors create music for all to enjoy

Sheriff: No sign of missing man

November 12, 2005

Bergstrom, Rawding honored at state banquet

November 23, 2005

Obituaries - Nov. 12

Mildred Carter

are you an unknowing accomplice in the nation’s fastest growing crime?

November 16, 2005

Sean Baker receives top wrestling honor

November 5, 2005

Prep sports move indoors

November 12, 2005

Odell man racks up DWS docket

November 12, 2005

Metsger backs away from governor race

November 23, 2005

‘Seussical’ opens Nov. 4

November 2, 2005

Lions announce annual grants

November 26, 2005

SEASON OF MUSIC Community Choir, Sinfonietta, Trail Band to perform

November 30, 2005

Sidelines

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Obituaries - Nov. 19

Bobbie Vieira

Police offer shredder

November 16, 2005

Eagle swimmers off to a strong start

The HRVHS swim team is training hard to prepare for its first meet against The Dalles-Wahtonka on Dec. 3

The HRVHS swim team is training hard to prepare for its first meet against The Dalles-Wahtonka on Dec. 3

Fire shuts down NYC Subs

November 12, 2005

Peters and Titus named Elks’ Students for October

November 23, 2005

Jones and Castillo compete at Junior Olympic Regionals

November 16, 2005

Fired Up... in the heat of the job

The walls of their old fire station are literally held up by steel rods and yet they are spending hours of their own time on training opportunities.

The walls of their old fire station are literally held up by steel rods and yet they are spending hours of their own time on training opportunities.

Filthy but fun, Eagles finish season

November 9, 2005

A circle complete

Hood River’s Mits Tamiyasu takes unique flag back to Japan, finishing a seven-year salute

Hood River’s Mits Tamiyasu takes unique flag back to Japan, finishing a seven-year salute

Letters - Nov. 5

Homecoming kudos

Upper Valley Lions resume monthly breakfasts Sunday

November 9, 2005

Letters - Nov. 12

Thanks from Tsuruta

Entertainment Listings

Sinfonietta plans concerts

Video Violence

Alarms sound over the seamy side of screen time

Alarms sound over the seamy side of screen time

A double-edged flake Snow pads slopes, plagues roads

Skiers return to slopes with pent-up desire after sitting out ski season of 2004-2005

Skiers return to slopes with pent-up desire after sitting out ski season of 2004-2005

Budget Bites

City has explaining to do

City has explaining to do

Sidelines November 16, 2005

HRVHS alumni basketball games

No accident

Don’t let caution fly out the window When winter storms hit the highway

Don’t let caution fly out the window When winter storms hit the highway

Summits to unveil `vision’ for mountain

November 26, 2005

U13 Dynamos finish fall season

November 23, 2005

JV girls finish winning season

The HRVHS junior varsity soccer team finished their season with a 10-3-1 overall record

The HRVHS junior varsity soccer team finished their season with a 10-3-1 overall record

Working to re-establish respectability

Pre-season training means working on the fundamentals for the HRVHS varsity girls

Pre-season training means working on the fundamentals for the HRVHS varsity girls

Veterans Day

Giving thanks to those who serve

Giving thanks to those who serve

Rain plays role in Horizon loss

The Hawks’ 3-0 first round playoff loss puts an end to the team’s best season in years

The Hawks’ 3-0 first round playoff loss puts an end to the team’s best season in years

2020 Vision A time for citizen input

November 2, 2005

Three Eagles qualify for state

November 2, 2005

Community Ed wrestlers finish class at center stage

November 23, 2005

Sidelines November 12, 2005

HRVHS Ski Swap

Proposal a starting point for Mt. Hood protection

December 3, 2005

KEGLER'S CORNER Kawachi named Junior Star of the Week

Orchard Lanes bowling

Veterans groups hold ceremony, breakfast

November 9, 2005

Honoring Veterans

November 12, 2005

Flood Rush

After a long, dry season, the high water comes all at once. In a week, it’ll all be gone. Which river do you choose?

After a long, dry season, the high water comes all at once. In a week, it’ll all be gone. Which river do you choose?

Seven Streams gets new locale

November 26, 2005

Eight Horizon Hawks receive All-league soccer honors

November 16, 2005

Natural COLOR

Maples along the Tamanawas Trail began their transformation as early as September. Contrary to popular belief, leaves do not change as a result of cooler temperatures. Leaves change due to a lack of light, according to sciencemadesimple.com. Green is the color of chlorophyll, the chemical trees use to transform sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into glucose, their food source. Trees need sunlight to manufacture chlorophyll. So when the sun tilts toward the southern hemisphere, trees go into a sort of hibernation during the winter, subsisting off the glucose they produced during spring and summer.

Arts Center rebuild stays on schedule

November 19, 2005