News for Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Providence adds hospitalist program

Patients at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital now have access to a doctor every minute of every day via a new “hospitalist” program beginning in August.

Cheerleaders earn accolades at camp

Hood River Valley High School’s fall cheerleading squad traveled to the University of Portland earlier this month for a Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camp. The three-day camp is aimed at teaching new cheers, stunts and dances for the upcoming year, as well as building team camaradery that will carry over to the school year.

HRST competes at state swim meet

Hood River Swim Team members competed last week in the 2012 Oregon Swimming Inc. State Championships at Mt. Hood Community College. Highlighting several notable performances was 13-year-old Dhani Freeland, who took top honors with four top-10 finishes to qualify for the Western Zone Meet next month in Grand Junction, Colo.

Hanford radioactive sludge moved from Columbia riverside

Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation site, adjacent to the Columbia River in eastern Washington.

Coach of the Year honor highlights Horizon success story

Horizon Christian School Coach Darrin Lingel last month was named the 2012 Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 1A boys basketball. The honor came after Lingel led his varsity boys squad to a 28-4 season and a 1A state championship; the first state title the Horizon Hawks have claimed in school history.

One step at a time: Relay raises $68,000 and counting

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

Death Notice: Janice Kaufman

Death Notice: Janice Kaufman

Police prepare to fine for public indecency

Should you decide to wander out of a bar in downtown Hood River at 2:30 a.m. and go to the bathroom in an area that is not designated as a restroom, say a wall, sidewalk or planter box, the Hood River Police have a $435 ticket with your name on it.

Letters to the Editor for July 28, 2012

Public resource; Bottled water; Mess was inherited; more

New officers lead American Legion Post 22

American Legion Post 22 in Hood River initiated new officers July 18. Keegan Hodges, District 5 commander, presided. The new officers are Gary Steele, commander; Jim Tomson, first vice; Rodger Schock, second vice; and Carl Casey, adjutant.

Port starts lengthy look at Nichols Basin plans

The future of a hotel on the south end of the former Nichols Boat basin is still up in the air, but the Port of Hood River’s plan for the west side of the basement has become more clear.

Lifeguards honored after saving swimmer at pool

In the few minutes before the pool clears out after each swim session, Hood River Aquatic Center lifeguards are particularly wary of swimmers who have been in the water for nearly an hour, tiring themselves out.