Stories for July 2010


Tuesday, July 27

Mow vacant lots

As a concerned homeowner I would like to see vacant lots and other areas that have tall grass and shrubs mowed or cut down.

July 27, 2010 4:55 p.m. read more..

‘Happy Wheels’ ride

Thanks for getting the great photos into the paper following the Fourth of July parade. Team Happy Wheels will be riding again and I will be hosting a table on Aug. 5 at the Gorge Grown Farmers Market and I am inviting all children to come ride their bikes to the event.

July 27, 2010 4:55 p.m. read more..

Tragic ‘travesty’

For both humanitarian and tactical reasons, the senseless killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan disturbs us. But we would be equally concerned with the senseless killing of our own soldiers — epitomized by what recently happened in the hamlet of Wanat on the mountainous eastern border.

July 27, 2010 4:55 p.m. read more..


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July 27, 2010 1:11 p.m. read more..

Floyd Cochran

Floyd Cochran passed away July 22, 2010, at his home in Parkdale with family by his side.

July 27, 2010 1:02 p.m. read more..

Joan Pratt

Joan Pratt passed away July 19, 2010, at her home in Parkdale with family by her side.

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Don’t Use Monday as an Excuse

A bunch of years ago a friend of mine gave me disc and said, you’ve gotta check these guys out. The band, The Gourds, was named after the monetary unit of Haiti, and the album was called Cow Fish Fowl or Pig.

July 27, 2010 12:55 p.m. read more..

Unwound in concert July 24

miley’s Red Barn in Hood River presents a summer concert series with country band Unwound on Saturday, July 24. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

July 27, 2010 12:51 p.m. read more..

A spectacular view at Hood River Mountain

Swatting away blackberry bushes and other overgrown bushes I could only wonder if I had picked the right trail when I decided to hike Hood River Mountain. I couldn’t see anything other than crowding bushes and trees, which thankfully were shielding me from the wind roaring past overhead.

July 27, 2010 9:56 a.m. read more..

Monday, July 26


Gone in July: Fish facility to be removed with Powerdale

It’s a crisp March morning, and with recent rains raising the water temperature a few degrees, Bob Edwards and Megan Heinrich have their work cut out for them. Fish activity tends to pick up as water temps increase in the spring, and with winter steelhead running strong this season, the two Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employees will be working fish for most of the day. With fishermen lining the banks of the Hood River from just below the Powerdale trap where Edwards and Heinrich work, to the mouth at the Columbia, the two get a sneak peak at what the early risers with rods and reels are hoping to hook into.

July 26, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..

We all need friends

Amid the noise of freeway traffic, construction and a busy four-way intersection, a lone trumpet tune faded quietly into the wind. It was a faint, calming sound that didn’t fit in with the uncaring mechanical racket of the day’s busy commerce.

July 26, 2010 3:39 p.m. read more..

12 days, 11 nights, 1 epic climb

When Mark Hudon was 18, he visited Yosemite National Park from his home state of New Hampshire. As a young climber, Hudon’s trip out west was something that changed his life, and the granite monolith called El Capitan was the catalyst.

July 26, 2010 3:37 p.m. read more..

Fair dinner honors troops

John and Kathy Alley of Hood River enjoyed their first Canned Corn Meal on a vacation to Colorado and decided the culinary feast would be fun to share with family and friends.

July 26, 2010 3:17 p.m. read more..


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