Stories for August 2012

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Wednesday, August 29

Eagles XC ready to run

Hood River Valley High School’s cross country team hits the ground running this week as it travels to Wilsonville for the first meet of the season. Much of team, led by longtime coach Kristen Uhler, has been training regularly through the summer to stay in shape and be ready for what is expected to be a solid season for both boys and girls squads.

City water restrictions begin

Time to put away the industrial-strength sprinklers and put away the pressure washer for cleaning the car.

Schools ready for students

The new school year is imminent, and reports are that all systems are go!

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 29, 2012

Teach respect for foliage; Politics and medications; Big money divides; more

Tribes open fall fishery

The Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama tribes opened the first of three commercial gillnet fishing periods for the 2012 fall commercial season today. During the fall fishery, tribal fishers will harvest approximately 160,000 fish or an estimated 2 million pounds. The tribal sales allow the public to purchase salmon, steelhead and coho directly from tribal fishers.

Death Notices: Jane Boyd, Sue Jensen, Robert Racine

Death Notices: Jane Boyd, Sue Jensen, Robert Racine

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Editorial Cartoon for August 29, 2012

"Neil Armstrong's footprint"

"Neil Armstrong's footprint"

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A place of grit and grace under pressure: Eliot Glacier

August 29, 2012 Kaleidescope

Gravel, rocks, snow, compact soil and dust: You trod on them all getting to Eliot Glacier, on the north side of Mount Hood.

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Timberline Lodge: 75 years and still appealing

Being around for 75 years: That is a hard concept for me to grasp considering I’ve barely made it through just 17 years. Timberline Lodge on the flank of Mount Hood has remained all these years, but during the construction of the facility America was facing some of its hardest tests in the 20th century.

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Fire guts garage, vehicles

Nobody injured in Monday afternoon Eliot Drive blaze

A giant cloud of billowing, black smoke sent residents to their phones on Monday afternoon as fire blazed through two structures and two vehicles at 3099 Eliot Road.

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Stabbing suspect is in custody

Rodriguez-Garibo nabbed in Parkdale during night operation

After living off of orchard fruit and hiding out in rugged forest lands since he allegedly stabbed his employer on Aug. 18, suspect Edgar Omar Rodriguez-Garibo, 38, was taken into custody following a nighttime sheriff’s department stake-out on Aug. 25.

Yacht Club volunteers

Doug Archbald, commodore of Hood River Yacht Club, writes that Double Damned 2012 went off with great success in the face of “challenging, very un-Gorge-like conditions.”

Fire officials stress need for precautions

With several large wildfires burning in the state and fire danger reaching extreme levels, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service urge Oregonians to take extra precautions to protect homes near forests and to avoid starting fires.

Citizen science in the Gorge

Last week, local and regional high school students tested water quality, examined stream morphology and tracked endangered carnivores on a weeklong backpacking, biking and kayaking adventure through the Hood River watershed.

HRV football starts season with grudge match

First game is Friday, at home against Sandy

The Hood River Valley High School football team is looking for redemption under this Friday night’s lights, in the Eagles’ season opener.

Saturday, August 25

Fighting the ‘ravages of old age’ with Hood To Coast

For Steve Becker, the Hood To Coast Relay is a must-do for anyone with an able body and a passion for true Oregon experiences. The 31st annual event — a 199-mile running relay from Timberline Lodge on to Seaside — started Friday morning and finishes Saturday when teams arrive at the finish line and beachfront party.

Kickin’ it in Cascade Locks

It’s not quite Yankees vs. Red Sox or Blazers vs. Lakers but Toejammers vs. Kickballers has even more at stake.

Three Eagles play in BNC tournament

Hood River Valley High School baseball players Kyle Beam, Ryan Colesar and Ty Bofferding traveled to Centralia, Wash., last week to play in the elite Baseball Northwest Championships tournament. The invitation-only event is aimed at providing top young players from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming exposure to college coaches and scouts.

A trek through destruction, and rebirth

Exactly a year ago Sunday, on Aug. 26, 2011, a lightning storm passing over Mount Hood ignited the Dollar Lake Fire.

Death Notices: Joyce Paulson; Sue Jensen

Joyce Paulson; Sue Jensen

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 25, 2012

Not just the economy; Blame falls everywhere

Travel agent Sue Collins loses small claims case

Mark Flaming awarded $9,346 after proving unauthorized credit card use

With charges on his credit card account totaling over $42,000 for flights that actually cost closer to $18,000, Mark Flaming, of Hood River, sought a civil judgement against Cascade Travel owner Sue Collins in the court room of Judge John A. Olson on Aug. 22.

Bus drivers slide into shape for new school year

It looked like something a stunt crew would set up for a Hollywood film.

Local trio helps fight wildfire in C. Oregon

Firefighters from Hood River give as well as receive expertise while helping fight the Waterfalls 2 fire in Central Oregon this week.

Quilt Show grows in good light

New location at HRMS brings attendance boost

Hood River Middle School multi-purpose room has never seen so much color.

Cable park opponents argue mixed-use best for basin

Public will have its next chance to weigh in Sept. 12

Opponents of a proposed cable park in the former Nichols Boat Basin left the Hood River Port Commission with a choice Tuesday night: One use or many.

ANOTHER VOICE: Small donations hope to bring big changes

As the Democrat candidate for State Representative for House District 52, I am accepting donations up to $50 per resident per year. I am not accepting donations from corporations or political action committees or any special interest groups. Why am I doing this?

Wednesday, August 22

Death Notices: Johnny Roberts; James Sharp; Robert Cree

Johnny Roberts; James Sharp; Robert Cree

Columbia Gorge Dance Academy

The company in motion

Great journeys often begin with small steps. In this case, we’re talking dance steps.

Sen. Murray calls on Insitu

U.S. lawmaker discusses industry needs as well as privacy concerns

White Salmon and Bingen have been very popular with Washington politicians in 2012, even if it is an election year.

Teachers win Math Excellence Award

A team of teachers from Parkdale Elementary School has been selected for the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics Math Excellence Area Award for Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties.

Sculptor exhibits in D.C.

Odell glass artist Laurel Marie Hagner has a new commissioned glass sculpture entitled “Woven Essence” at a law firm in the nation’s capital. The 5-by-5-foot piece was recently installed in Washington, D.C., at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, Rice.

Bride of the Gods Kite Fest a success

The 13th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest held its second and final round of competition Sunday under sunny skies and strong, gusty conditions. The amateur-only event, touted as the longest-running freestyle kiteboarding contest in the U.S., featured two separate weekends of competition this year. A successful pro event was held at the end of July and was followed by Sunday’s amateur and youth contest.

Big Brothers Big Sisters holds first SUP Clinic

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge was blessed with beautiful weather on Sunday, Aug. 5 for their first-ever stand-up paddling (SUP) clinic in Nichols Basin, hosted by the Big Winds SUP Junior Elite Team.

Gift of literacy: Become a volunteer tutor

Do you remember the first book you ever read? Do you remember learning how to read or write? If you do, it is likely you will also remember a special person there next to you — a teacher, a parent, or friend — helping you along the way.

Columbia River Gorge Commission adds new members

Blaine replaces Reinig for HRC

Three new commissioners have joined the ranks of the Columbia River Gorge Commission, including one new representative from Hood River.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 23, 2012

Vision for Cascade Locks; Democrats to blame; Protect Crater Lake; more

Lost Lake Resort

After nearly three decades running the landmark, Hillmicks sell to Derek DeBorde and Jason Taylor

After nearly 30 years, Lost Lake Resort has new owners.

Zoning changes decision on hold until February

County Commission first wants to see significant revisions to planning proposal

In light of the approaching kickoff of football season, the Hood River County Commission’s decision on revisions to the county zoning ordinance seemed only appropriate.

Mt. Hood orchardist attacked by employee

Sheriff reports suspect Edgar Rodriguez-Garibo still at large

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a local man who allegedly attacked a woman at a Highway 35 farm on Saturday afternoon. The suspect is identified as Edgar Omar Rodriquez-Garibo, 38.

On the road to the Rockettes?

As one of the Columbia Gorge Dance Academy-hosted Company dancers, Megan Hobbs has been working towards a career in dance. She recently completed a summer dance intensive training workshop with the world-famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City. Following is an interview with Hobbs about her path to this unique experience, conducted by Hood River News intern Katie Tolbert.

Gorge Paddle Challenge ‘shockingly good’

Results, photos, videos: gorgepaddlechallenge.com

“Off the charts,” is how Steve Gates describes the second-annual 2012 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.

Extension Report: How to deal with your ‘raw panic’

Tomatoes herald the true start of summer. Gardeners, farmers, food bloggers, chefs and regular eaters like me all sing the praise of the ripe summer tomato, whose juicy warm flesh can practically take your breath away.

A rousing cheer for the Hood River High School reunion

Dr. Philip Leveque of Molalla writes:

Saturday, August 18

Koch extends contract with Cascade Locks

Paul Koch will be sticking around Cascade Locks awhile longer.

Getting ready for fire

As wildfires rage across the Northwest, local units prepare for dangers at home

The fire crew came off the line hot, tired and reeking of smoke. They had just finished spraying a wet line to knock back a quick-moving brush fire through tall dry grass on rural land in Hood River County.

Peterson wins Gorge Cup, again

In an unfortunate fizzling of momentum, the annual Gorge Cup windsurfing series concluded last weekend with its fifth and final race being canceled due to lack of wind. Standings as of that event were used as final results and, to no great surprise but much to his credit, Bruce Peterson finished first overall against a fleet of 37 racers. Not far off Peterson’s mark was MacRae Wylde in second and, as the star of the summer season, Fiona Wylde, finished just behind her father at third overall and first in the junior class.

Dynamos transition to fall season

With a mission of providing youth in the Gorge with competitive soccer opportunities, Hood River Dynamos teams are transitioning from summer to fall schedules with eight teams on its roster.

Gorge Tri Club makes the best of summer

Group invites new members to join year-round workouts

A group of 11 Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club members traveled recently to Windsor, Calif., to participate in the Vineman Triathlon. The event, a full iron-distance triathlon, featured a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run to finish things off.

Study reveals Mt. Hood’s non-explosive nature

OSU: CORVALLIS, Ore. – For a half-million years, Mount Hood has towered over the landscape, but unlike some of its cousins in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and many other volcanoes around the Pacific “Rim of Fire,” it doesn’t have a history of large, explosive eruptions.

Summer Internet scams and squash multiply prodigiously

Get ready for a terrible story from someone you know — but before you get out your wallets, read on.

Healthcare with an alternative view

Osteopathic physician opens integrated medicine practice

The divide between western medical practice and eastern health strategies may be a step closer to harmony with the opening of a new integrative medicine practice under the leadership of Erin Martin, D.O., M.P.H.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 18, 2012

Think outside box; Where is property?; Ryan for VP?; more

For Hood River grads in Albania, Peace Corps work is all about relationship building

To the surprise of Hood River natives Kyle Roberts and Chris Barber, both Hood River Valley High School and University of Oregon graduates, wound up in the Peace Corps in the eastern European nation of Albania, where they are working in different parts of the country.

City rolls out budget topics, format

The City of Hood River rolled out a new budget procurement process for its vehicle fleet at the Aug. 13 city council meeting.

Fallen firefighters memorial dedication Sunday in Odell

1 p.m. ceremony includes honors for Louis Bud Mohr and John Hazlett

With wildfire season upon us, what better time to recognize and honor those citizens who dedicate their lives to protecting the community from the dangers of fire.

Wednesday, August 15

Block Party: Thursdays on May Street bring family and pedestrian-friendly fun

The barriers across May Street on Thursday nights keep out the cars but not the fun.

Hood River providers organize for uninsured

Hood River County has one of the highest rates of uninsured individuals in the state (about 33 percent versus the state average of 21 percent).

High wind, rough water keep County’s Marine Patrol busy

When Hood River County Marine Deputy Mike Anderson got up Friday, he figured it was going to be one of those days.

YCC crew finds forest work fun, instructive

Teens gain skills through program, but funding more tenuous than ever

LOST LAKE — There is no such thing as “another day at the office” for Kathryn Rothrock and her crew.

Librarian Steighner to retire

Children’s party planned for Aug. 17

She had been sharing her love of reading with her young son, and then thought about sharing that love with other children. That was the initial enticement that drew veteran children’s librarian Hillary Steighner to apply for the children’s librarian position with the Hood River County Library back in 1987.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 15, 2012

Mural sadly needed; Breathtaking stuff; Planning is key; more

ANOTHER VOICE: Hospitalists, physicians share quality service ethic

This letter is in response to the Hood River News’ recent news releases promoting the purported benefits of a hospitalist program. “The devil is in the details,” so these articles deserve further clarification.

River Daze boasts fresh, natural, local

New owners employ personal style at former Sage’s Café location

Helen Mahurin A perfect place to enjoy and receive a good hearty breakfast or lunch is tucked away inside Mall 202 on the corner of Second Street and Cascade Ave.

Gorge Innoventure embarks Sept. 8

The walls are up and the Internet connection is in place at a mentoring and business development nonprofit years in the making.

Special Olympics: Much more than fun and games

It may not have been London’s Olympic Stadium, but to the athletes of the Hood River Special Olympics Team, the State Games still represent the culmination of months’ and years’ worth of hard work and determination.

Yacht Club sails through summer

The Hood River Yacht Club held its annual Double-Damned downwind race Saturday. The downwind, every-boat-for-itself sprint from Cascade Locks to The Dalles has grown in popularity and reputation since its conception in 2008. This year’s field of 27 boats was a record for the event, and as the fleet lined up in Cascade Locks for what has proven to be 40-plus miles of gut checking, crew testing, gear breaking, mast snapping and general mayhem on the water.

Short track race a good sign for Cascade Locks

First event held on city’s new Easy CLIMB trail

In its first summer since being constructed, Cascade Locks’ Easy CLIMB trail was host Sunday to the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Short Track State Championships. The event saw 150 riders registered — mainly from the greater Portland area — to compete in a fast-paced race around the scenic 1.2-mile trail on vacant property owned by the Port of Cascade Locks.

Peace Village engages kids in camp with a purpose

Five years ago a group of parents from across faith communities gathered together to share a vision; seeking a way to teach children peace-building skills, and teach them early.

Monks give, receive blessings, farewells

With spiritual blessings for Hood River, the Gorge and the entire world, six Tibetan monks brought the beauty of sand mandala art to Hood River’s library this last week.

Saturday, August 11

The Ale List visits Parkdale: Solera satisfies sweet demand for the sour science

The Locavore spirit comes in liquid form, too, thanks to beer makers such as Jason Kahler.

HRSC tennis plays sectionals

Hood River Sports Club’s 2.5 U.S. Tennis Association women’s team plays this weekend in a sectional playoff tournament in Portland. The team advanced to the tournament after a 5-0 sweep at the Eastern Washington Regional Tournament earlier his year.

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Charlie Beck announces his resignation

Hood River County School District will start looking for a new superintendent this school year.

Trail work the old-fashioned way, sort of

The soil on Hood River County’s southeast forests can get extremely dusty during dry summer months. In the worst areas, powder-like dirt 6 inches thick makes for coated clothing and plenty of grit in the teeth for anyone traveling in a group of more than one.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 11, 2012

See ‘Of Mice and Men’; Trickle down?; Well-done play; more

Port hears from cable park’s proponents

In the coming weeks the Port of Hood River will be deciding if they think a proposed cable park in the former Nichols Boat Basin represents a boon or a boondoggle for the community.

Death Notice: Helen Mahurin

Helen Mahurin

Wednesday, August 8

Neighbors: Gratitude on a variety of fronts

Neighbors, August 8, 2012

David Gross is a first-timer on stage, but acting kind of comes with the territory

David Gross has never acted before but he knew the part of the Boss was right for him.

Setting the stage: Songs of the dusty road

“I’m Woody, he’s Guthrie,” Bill Weiler joked, pointing to guitarist Marc Harvey.

Of Mice and Men

A stirring play about seeking an end to ‘placelessness’

You will laugh during “Of Mice and Men.”

Monks’ sand mandala creation keys

Sacred work of art is just one of several events

A group of five Tibetan Buddhist monks, newly arrived from South India, are on a three-month tour of the West Coast to construct sand mandalas, also known as sand paintings. Their tour is called “Sacred Tibetan Art — The Sand Mandala: Creating a Picture of Universal Compassion.” The monks will be constructing the mandala at the Hood River Library Aug.7-10.

Horizon Fallen Heroes tournament a success

The first in what is planned to be an annual golf tournament, called the Horizon Christian Fallen Heroes Memorial Tournament, was held over the weekend and hailed as a success. Fifty-one golfers turned out for the event, held at Hood River Golf and Country Club in memory of former Horizon students Mark Lee and Dale Goetz, both of whom were killed overseas serving the U.S. military.

Beer Runners finish first in division

Adventurous Hood River-area residents making up the Lagunitas Beer Runners took to their annual summer pilgrimage to northern Washington for the Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay race.

New heights: Tanner Brownback is second 8-year-old in family to summit Hood

Common sense tells us that features like blue eyes or straight hair tend to run in families.

MaiTai highlights Gorge as sports, tech hotspot

Kite-based event combines business with pleasure

Kiteboarding isn’t just for beach bums and boardheads anymore. To be fair, it never really was; but in the sport’s early days gear was more physically demanding and much less safe, so participants were of the young, athletic, risk-taking type almost by default.

Death Notices: Joyce Paulson; Barbara Weir

Death Notices: Joyce Paulson; Barbara Weir

Tower arrives at CGCC, vaults renewable technology training

While fear of heights is a common phobia, you won’t find too many students at the Renewable Energy Technology training program at Columbia Gorge Community College suffering from that particular challenge.

‘Secretariat’ night in Hood River

Big Red, who played Triple Crown winner in Disney movie, charms in his appearance at Jackson Park

The star of Saturday night’s movie show just wanted carrots.

Arts Center should be arts-central in the Gorge

Kyle DeVaul aims high as director of Columbia Arts Center

Second of two parts Twenty years in nonprofit arts administration has put Kyle DeVaul in touch with artists, musicians, teachers, students and sponsors at theaters, universities and other settings throughout the upper eastern seaboard, most recently in Baltimore. In June, she was hired as director of the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, which she said she plans to make “the go-to arts organization of the Gorge.”

Extension forestry agent Glenn Ahrens takes helm

Glenn Ahrens is a new Extension Agent for Oregon State University serving Hood River County — as well as Clackamas, East Multnomah and Marion counties.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8, 2012

Bottled H2O testing needed; Good work rewarded; See the play; more

Honoring Hood River’s trail blazer

State Parks presents Art Carroll with Doug Newman Trails Achievement Award

Art Carroll, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District board member and trail volunteer, received the annual Doug Newman Trails Achievement Award on Monday.

Guard faces pay cuts

Once each month, about 6,500 citizen soldiers from across Oregon travel to their respective armories to train for response to both manmade and natural disasters — and they could soon have their drill pay cut in half.

Travel agent arraigned on felony

Police say additional theft charges pending against Sue Collins

Charges and complaints against Cascade Travel owner Sue Collins, are mounting.

County says no to Barrett Park

4-1 vote overturns planning commission approval of plan

If Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation wants a new park, they are going to have to find someplace else to build it.

Saturday, August 4

Nichols landing argument heats up

Opposition launches pair of lawsuits, LUBA appeal on waterfront project

Environmental groups and the developers seeking to build out the former Nichols Boat Works site are ratcheting up their battle over the future of the waterfront area.

Welcome, Father Saul

Community invited to St. Mary’s festival on Aug. 12

A party on Aug. 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church will help introduce the community to Father Saul Alba Infanta, who joined the parish in April.

Surveyor’s Ridge Trail lives up to reputation

This is the best time of the year — when trails are often crowded, dry and dusty and temperatures climb into the 90s — to take advantage of the county’s many upper-elevation recreational outlets. Stretching between Highway 35 and Dufur, Road 44 is a long-established route through the densely forested transition zone between southern Hood River and Wasco counties.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 4, 2012

Poetry for all; Candidate wanted; Safe, fun for kids; more

Fire chars grass next to freeway exit 63

Wednesday’s wildfire was freeway-close.

Nestlé protesters pick up the pace

CASCADE LOCKS — At a typical protest one might expect to see people holding signs, chanting slogans and encouraging cars to honk in support.

County will hear Barrett Park appeal

No new testimony will be taken during Monday hearing

Fritz von Lubken says he doesn’t have anything against parks; he just believes they should not be built at the expense of high-value farmland.

Wednesday, August 1

Quality time in the pen with the fair’s calmest pig

Wilbur the pig was at the fair.

Hats off to the fair

We all have our dreams when we go to the fair.

You’re never too old to be a kid at the fair

I’ve been to the Hood River County Fair nearly every year since I was a kid; since back when I was too short to get on all the rides, too stubborn to give up trying and too excited to not spend three months of lawn mowing and hay bucking money on snowcones, cheap sunglasses and many of the very same carnival games that were there this year.

To this day, the carousel continues and continues ...

Her eyes were adorned with delicate petals of color. Her smile blazed with the sweetest, unselfconscious joy. As she surveyed her choices, Juliana Moore, 6, selected a brilliant white steed and took the reins.

You can lead a cow to the pen, but you can’t make it go in

As a longtime sports reporter, I’ve had to learn the rules for plenty of sports which are unfamiliar to me.

‘Every ride is an adventure’

This year, the Hood River County Fair featured many things from art to livestock and even an Elvis Presley impersonator; but one of its best features was definitely the rides. From the classic ease of the Ferris wheel to the adrenaline rush of the Drop Zone there were rides for everyone to enjoy.

Turkey legs and twisted ankles

Every summer at the fair brings back great memories of elephant ears the size of my head to stomach-turning rides to great exhibits and shows.

NW palate meets Belgian style

Toasts will certainly vary, but if Hood River’s long-awaited newest brewery had an official one, it would be “Op uw gezondheid” — Flemish for “To your health.”

Faraway fires fuel Gorge haze

Hazy days in the Gorge are a bit of a surprise when normally sky-clearing winds have been blowing. But, as many river users have noticed, haze has been on the daily menu over the last week.

Construction work, car fire cause lengthy lines on I-84

The traffic gods were conspiring to not let anyone get out of Hood River Friday on Interstate 84.

Idlewild Market meets niche needs

If you’ve got an urgent need for some of life’s basic necessities, Nina Buckley of the newly opened Idlewild Market, on Fourth Street and Cascade Avenue, has got just what you’re looking for.

The care and feeding of plants and people

Before the goat judging started, before the first elephant ear was fried, before the first award-winning gladiolas dropped a petal, Teresa Seal and her crew were hard at work preparing for fair.

Team penning kicks up a fair amount of dust

The upgraded Frank Herman Horse Arena was one of the busiest places at the Hood River County Fair, between the annual Horse Show and a new event, team penning.

Technology added to Meadows

Summer changes aim to alleviate crowd issues on peak winter days

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced last week that a new technology will be installed and ready for the upcoming season to address what it says is the resort’s most complained-about issue.

Windsurfing events draw strong fields

The 2012 U.S. Windsurfing Nationals wrapped up last week with a fourth and final day of competition Thursday afternoon at the Hood River Event Site. Wind and weather proved to be ideal for the event, which featured dozens of top windsurfers competing in slalom, formula and freestyle contests.

Fishing added to list of Hood River accolades

Field and Stream, a longtime outdoor sports, hunting and fishing publication, recently named Hood River as a “Best Gamefishing Destination.”

Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest

13th-annual event draws top competition, will follow with amateur contest this weekend

The annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest proceeded Saturday afternoon with an action-packed showdown that will be remembered as one of the best rounds the freestyle kiteboarding competition has seen in its 13-year history.

Fall sports season coming soon

Time flies; especially this time of year, and even more so when you’re a high school student soaking up fleeting days of summer vacation.

Death Notice for Aug. 1, 2012: Sharon Duggan; Mary Harris; Janice Kaufman; Thomas Purdie; Albertina Quintanilla; Rogers Wheatley

Sharon Duggan; Mary Harris; Janice Kaufman; Thomas Purdie; Albertina Quintanilla; Rogers Wheatley

For those here or gone: more tales from Relay for Life

Second of two parts An eighth of a mile at a time, people took steps against cancer July 21-22.