Stories for July 2010

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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.

‘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.

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.

Gorge gifts

Uniting to help along the Way

Uniting to help along the Way

Fair Time

Make a date in Odell, July 28-31

Make a date in Odell, July 28-31

Homes

A series of welcome mats

A series of welcome mats

Gatherings

The Hood River News staff endeavors to keep the information fresh. Please submit revisions or new information on your nonprofit group’s regularly scheduled meeting to P.O. Box 390, Hood River, OR 97

The Hood River News staff endeavors to keep the information fresh. Please submit revisions or new information on your nonprofit group’s regularly scheduled meeting to P.O. Box 390, Hood River, OR 97031 or e-mail to esmith@hoodrivernews.com.

Floyd Cochran

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

Joan Pratt

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

Gladys Marshall

Gladys Marshall

Justin White is happy to keep Apple Valley in the family

It’s summer, and that means it’s barbecue season.

Randy Bell: Wearer of many hats

Randy Bell got a little payback at this year’s Fourth of July parade in Odell.

Randy Bell got a little payback at this year’s Fourth of July parade in Odell.

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.

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.

Columbia Gorge Hoops fall registration on now

Registration for the fall season of the five-on-five Columbia Gorge Hoops league is on now.

Joy of hoops returns with summer sun

By the end of the winter basketball season, I typically feel like I don’t want to see the inside of a gym for a long time.

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.

Hood River 9-10 softball takes second at state tournament.

The Hood River 9-10 All-Stars softball team took second place at the state tournament in Hood River this week.

Monday, July 26

Honor overdue: Women pilots receive medals in D.C.

Hood River resident attends D.C. ceremony

Hood River resident attends D.C. ceremony

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.

Rental units must now have CO alarms

New law started July 1

New law started July 1

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.

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 monolit

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.

Police looking for leads on car parts thief

The Hood River City Police Department is looking for a suspect who stole numerous items — including the front bumper — from a car parked Sunday night along Columbia Avenue.

The Hood River City Police Department is looking for a suspect who stole numerous items — including the front bumper — from a car parked Sunday night along Columbia Avenue.

Powerdale in-water work underway

Crews have limited time to complete Powerdale Dam decomissioning project

Crews have limited time to complete Powerdale Dam decomissioning project

Woman dies, Marine injured in two-car crash

An adult female died and her husband, a Marine home on leave, was critically injured Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 35 near Parkdale.

An adult female died and her husband, a Marine home on leave, was critically injured Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 35 near Parkdale.

Man charged with DUII, third-degree escape and attempting to elude by foot

A suspected drunk driver jumped into the Columbia River just before dawn July 4 to allegedly evade field sobriety tests.

A suspected drunk driver jumped into the Columbia River just before dawn July 4 to allegedly evade field sobriety tests.

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.

One door, many rooms

The Next Door programs will find togetherness with move to the Heights

The Next Door programs will find togetherness with move to the Heights