Stories for May 2012

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Saturday, May 26

 

CL postmaster wins state honor

Debra Reed-Sharp, postmaster of Cascade Locks, recently won the Postmaster of the Year Award from the National League of Postmasters for Oregon.

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Loggers cut off Hawks’ state playoff run

Knappa took advantage of early Horizon Christian mistakes, and then survived a late Hawk rally, to win a high-scoring, first-round Class 2A-1A state playoff baseball game, 13-11, Wednesday in The Dalles.

May 26, 2012 noon read more..
 

Gorge Cup off to the races

MacRae Wylde edged out Bruce Peterson Saturday afternoon to pick up the first win on the season in the annual Gorge Cup windsurfing race series. With 21 racers ages 15-68 in attendance at the early-season race, held at the Hood River Event Site, light wind and cold water tested the dedication of the entrants. By early afternoon, wind picked up enough to get in four slalom heats, allowing racers to toss out their lowest time and keep their best three.

May 26, 2012 noon read more..


Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.

May 26, 2012 noon read more..
  

La Clinica in The Dalles to have new building

The Dalles — After more than 25 years of serving the Gorge community, La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center today announced it will enter a new age of health care with the construction of a new Community Health Center in The Dalles. The state-of-the-art facility will expand access to primary health care and wellness services in an easily accessible location.

May 26, 2012 noon read more..
 

A friend thinks F.A.S.T.

When Hood River resident Martha Hoskins planned her lunch with Joan Chapman in early January, she had no idea that a friendship bond would be cemented, and that a robot would help save her life.

May 26, 2012 noon read more..

Wednesday, May 23



Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Ashland Grizzlies. The Eagles (13-13 overall) traveled to Ashland (17-9) for the first round of the OSAA State Championships, which it qualified for with a 9-1 play-in game victory last week against Milwaukie.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..


Spirits soar at butterfly release

The fourth annual Heart of Hospice Foundation Butterfly Release in Hood River drew more than 165 people to Jackson Park May 19, to release monarch butterflies.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..


Loggers cut off Hawks’ state playoff run

Knappa took advantage of early Horizon Christian mistakes, and then survived a late Hawk rally, to win a high-scoring, first-round Class 2A-1A state playoff baseball game, 13-11, Wednesday in The Dalles.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..
     

‘Grandma scam’ thwarted

“Hi Grandpa. This is your oldest grandson ... I guess I’m going to need to ask for your help,” said the friendly, familiar voice on the other end of the phone.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..
   

Spelling Bee winners

Each year the Hood River County School District conducts a spelling contest throughout the district’s schools. The winner of each school then participates in the district-level spelling contest. This year’s district contest was held May 16.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..


CGCC’s Wolff hired

Since 2004, Dr. Susan Wolff has been the chief academic officer at Columbia Gorge Community College — a college that now serves 5,900 students across seven counties in the mid-Columbia region.

May 23, 2012 noon read more..

Saturday, May 19

  

Book Stop comes to a halt

The doors of Book Stop, a cozy corner bookstore at Oak and Second streets, flew open in May of 2005. Amongst a similarly strong outpouring of community support, owner Cynthia Christensen is now preparing to close those same doors.

May 19, 2012 noon read more..


Pear and Wine Fest is this weekend

Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest, May 19-20, will feature 18 award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA, and include two days of wine tasting, fruit pairings from the U.S. Pear Bureau and food from top restaurants, all at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

May 19, 2012 noon read more..
    

Horizon baseball has to win to stay in

Down by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Horizon Hawks baseball team had a last-ditch rally that put Stanfield/Echo unexpectedly on their heels Tuesday evening at Collins Field.

May 19, 2012 noon read more..
 

HRVHS golfers finish state rounds

Hood River Valley High School girls golf team traveled to Corvallis this week for the 2012 OSAA 5A state golf championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club. The two-day tournament saw central Oregon powerhouses Summit and Bend finishing first and second with overall scores of 671 and 699 respectively. The Eagles, having qualified for the tournament as a team with a second place finish at last week’s district tournament, came in closer to the bottom of the leader board, at ninth place, with a two-day total of 891.

May 19, 2012 noon read more..

Wednesday, May 16



HRV students elect leaders

ASB elections were held two weeks ago at Hood River Valley High School, where seven students cast in their ballots to become part of the council.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..
    

Adult literacy ‘raises all boats together’

When you meet Rene Santillan, his brilliant smile and friendly nature might easily hide his previous struggles with mastering English. With two and a half years of adult literacy training now completed through Columbia Gorge Community College, Santillan is no longer shy about talking about his future.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..


‘Train of Tears' remembered

For Yuri (Kawachi) Hasegawa, Saturday’s memorial event at the site of the May 13, 1942, Japanese community internment evacuation train embarkation marked a symbolic return to an event from her high school years that all of us hope we will never have to face.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..


Hood River is healthy

In addition to the many honors Hood River has received through national and regional magazines touting the county as a desirable place to live and play, Hood River can now add a new feather to its already beloved cap.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..
 

Welcome to Open Mic

For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about, staying up late into the night, listening to what’s happening on Hood River’s open mic music stages.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..


Hawks soar with spring sports

Horizon Christian took six athletes to Saturday’s Big Sky district track meet in Moro last week, and two of them qualified for this weekend’s Class 1A state meet in Monmouth.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..
 

Breakout performances

Columbia River Conference track and field athletes gathered Friday for the annual Last Chance Meet at Hood River Valley High School. Appropriately named, the event is the final competition of the regular season, giving athletes one final opportunity to fine-tune their events before the district championships; to be held this year May 19-20 in Pendleton.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..


Trojans end Eagle lax season with hard-fought win

Down by one goal to the Wilson Trojans midway through the fourth quarter Monday night, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team had a good chance at continuing its season by advancing to a state playoff play-in round in Bend later in the week.

May 16, 2012 noon read more..
 

Monday, May 14

 

Saturday, May 12



Bridge jumper rescued

Acting on a tip from Portland Police Department dispatch, deputies from the Hood River and Skamania sheriff’s departments joined forces to prevent a man from jumping off of the Bridge of the Gods on May 8 at approximately 9:30 a.m.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..
   

Schmidt, girls headed to state golf

After dealing with a particularly foul spring season on the links, Columbia River Conference golfers were awarded this week with low winds, sunny skies and T-shirt temperatures for the high school district tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..


USGS study: Toxins thoroughly taint Columbia

Human activities, such as industrial production, transportation and day-to-day living, are sources of many contaminants that flow into the Columbia River, according to Jennifer Morace, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..


Parks director offers Barrett Park overview

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District is in the permitting stage for improvements on the 31.4-acre Barrett Park property. This development will help meet the growing recreational needs of the community.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..


Young Voices: Preparing for Prom: The distress of buying a dress

This will be my second year going to prom, and it should be a breeze by now, but the moment I overhear people talking about prom, who they’re going with, and what they’re wearing, I cringe. First, there’s the dress, then there’s doing your hair, then there’s you’re makeup, planning dinner and buying a boutonniere for your date – seemingly, the stress of prom never ends.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..
 

Providence gift supports GEM programs

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries recently received a $30,000 gift from Providence Health Plans, the healthcare insurance arm of Providence Health & Services. The gift will help GEM’s ministries of support for vulnerable members of the central Gorge community.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..


Horizon baseball squad secures district playoffs

Horizon Christian’s doubleheader baseball sweep Saturday against visiting Irrigon featured timely hitting, clutch pitching, small ball, long ball and web gems. It also included seven Hawk errors in the opening game and a number of baserunning miscues throughout both contests.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..


Barrett Park gets the green light

The Hood River County Planning Commission Wednesday night narrowly approved a conditional use permit application filed by Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District to develop 31.4-acre park on property the district owns near the corner of Barrett Drive and Alameda Road.

May 12, 2012 noon read more..

Friday, May 11

    

Thursday, May 10



Wednesday, May 9

 

‘I had to give up the Hood River Valley’

“History needs first-person voices, whenever possible,” said Joan Yasui Emerson of Hood River at the Feb. 18, 2007, “Day of Remenbrance” event in Hood River, where Mitzi Asai Loftus and other Nikkei shared their memories of the terrible days, months and years following Pearl Harbor.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..
 

Commission approves Naito ‘upland’ project

On May 7, the Hood River City Planning Commission reviewed a detailed staff report on the Naito Development site plan and conditional use permit application for an 88-room Hampton Inn and adjacent commercial-retail building. The project’s two buildings would be built on riverfront property near the Sandbar – on the former Nichols Boat Works industrial site.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..
   

Mother’s Day is more than meets the eye

Appearing as a recent phenomenon — promoting the sale of chocolates and greeting cards — Mother’s Day has a rich heritage that carries more history and meaning than we may now recognize.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..
 

Calling all Blue Dragons, friends to all-class reunion

Hood River High School, “Home of the Blue Dragons,” will be celebrated at Hood River High School Revisited: All-Class Reunion, Aug. 11, from 1-4 p.m. All alumni, classmates, friends and family from the school’s years of operation, 1927-1970, are invited to attend.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..
  

Girls go toe-to-toe with the best

Down by one goal with less than a minute left to play, senior attack Makenzie Bassham fielded a loose ball in the backfield. With six goals on the night already, including one just a minute earlier, Bassham ran the ball the length of the field, past several Lincoln defenders, and straight to the goal.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..


A little snow no problem at Dog River Enduro race

The Dog River Enduro race brought about 40 riders to the popular forested trail at the base of Mount Hood. The annual spring race, on the Dog River trail between Forest Road 44 at the top and Highway 35 at the bottom, required a bit of snow shoveling to clear the track in time for the event to proceed.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..


Varsity boys lax plays through tough schedule

In a Columbia River Conference boys varsity lacrosse action Friday versus the Oregon Episcopal Aardvarks, the Hood River Valley Eagles lost a tough 13-5 at-home matchup with one of the best teams in the state.

May 9, 2012 noon read more..


Acts of Injustice: A three-part series

Seventy years ago on May 12, 1942, all people of Japanese ancestry, infant through adult, American citizen or Japanese immigrant denied citizenship, were removed from their homes in Hood River County and sent to internment camps scattered across the country.

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Monday, May 7



Saturday, May 5

 

Acts of Injustice: A collection of Rumbaugh Letters

About these Rumbaugh letters: Donated to The History Museum of Hood River County in 1977 are a series of letters that Hood River native Nora Rumbaugh kept. The letters are from friends located in Pinedale Center and Tule Lake camp. See page A3 for more.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..


Pathway to Barrett Park proceeds

The West side of Hood River may be poised to enjoy a new park facility if upcoming Hood River County Planning Commission meetings go well and county department staff advice is followed.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

Interested in Barrett Park? Attend May 9 public meeting

Hood River County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing May 9 for a conditional use permit application filed by Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District (see page A1 for more). The application is for a public park on a 31.4-acre plot of land the district has owned since 2007 at the corner of Barrett Drive and Alameda Road.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..


Event Site: Mixed-use until high water subsides

In response to seasonal high water on the Columbia River, the Port of Hood River Board of Directors voted this week to give Michael McElwee, port executive director, the authority to extend the April 30 deadline for kiteboard landing and launching from the Hood River Event Site.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

Acts of Injustice: A three-part series

Most of the 700 individuals of Japanese ancestry who were relocated from Hood River on May 13, 1942, have since passed on. Those who remain were young children at the time of the incarceration.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

City sued over Naito appeal fees

Two individuals and a local nonprofit — Friends of the Hood River Waterfront — have filed suit against the City of Hood River over the proposed Naito Landing project, citing a constitutional right to judicial access unimpeded by “unreasonable” fees, under the “Justice Without Purchase Clause” of the Oregon Constitution.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

Belgian fest honors Logsdon

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Cerasus, an organic tart red ale brewed with Oregon cherries, took first in last month’s Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers Brewfest.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..


Dirt Hugger, Leos, Linda Short honored with Tod LeFevre awards

On Earth Day under sunny blue skies at the Hood River Waterfront Park, the Columbia Gorge Earth Center announced the winners of the 2012 Tod LeFevre Gorge Sustainability Champion Awards. These awards celebrate the commendable commitment, leadership and compassion of Hood River’s Tod LeFevre, who passed away last spring after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
  

Wrestlers place at Freestyle, Greco state

High school and club wrestlers from Hood River wrapped up post-season mat time recently with the annual Oregon Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling state championships. Championships for the two styles are held separately; one on Saturday and the other on Sunday, which means wrestlers competing in both styles were in for a long weekend. In post-post season action, willing wrestlers will practice for and compete in the Oregon Beach Wrestling Championships later this month at Pacific City.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

Horizon baseball rides three-game streak

The Hawks swept a road doubleheader against Sherman County April 27, and then came from behind to defeat Dufur, 5-3, on a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon in Hood River. The wins moved Horizon Christian into sole possession of fifth place with four league games remaining.

May 5, 2012 noon read more..
 

Girls tennis ready for districts

The Hood River Valley High School girls tennis team has been busy traveling around the state during the home stretch of its season. In recent action, the squad came away as champions at the La Salle Tournament, followed by a tough doubleheader in central Oregon against Bend and Summit. This week the girls traveled to Hermiston for a final contest before the district tournament May 7-8 in Sunriver.

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Friday, May 4

   

Thursday, May 3



Wednesday, May 2

    

Acts of Injustice: Part 1 continued

The book “Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler, a journalism professor at University of Oregon, recounts the story of the Yasui family of the Hood River valley, whose patriarch Masuo arrived in 1905 and established a successful business that served as a community center for the local Japanese-American community.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..
 

Local Delta Kappa wins awards

The 61st Epsilon Sigma Alpha Oregon State Convention was held in Sun River April 20-22. Nine members from local chapter Delta Kappa and one guest attended the convention.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Walking for the Troops

Army veteran Kyle McCullough, 28, a Gorge resident, is literally walking his talk about supporting U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..
 

MILITARY NOTES: Seaman Ceja gains training

Navy Seaman Jorge A. Ceja, a 2008 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, is currently deployed. Ceja, along with fellow sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), hosted a material, maintenance and management assist (3MA) team, as they evaluated the ship’s 3M program.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Carter to wed Streich

Ashley Kay Carter and Hup Alfred Streich Jr., both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married July 4 in Parkdale.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Long, Croke to marry

Kari Ann Long and Jeffrey Jae Croke, both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married Aug. 19 in Cannon Beach, Ore.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..
 

Tennis teams face districts

Ryan Andrews and Scottie Ziegner are standing tough trough an otherwise rough season for the Hood River Valley High School boys tennis team. Andrews remains undefeated, with four commanding victories in the last four contests. Ziegner picked up wins in three of the last four matches, with a tough opponent at Redmond keeping him in check.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..
  

Get paid to fish with Pikeminnow reward program

The annual Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program runs from May 1 to Sept. 30 this year on the Columbia River. The program, funded by Bonneville Power Administration, pays anglers for catching, keeping and turning in pikeminnow (also known as “northern squawfish”), which are known to have significant negative impact on juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake river systems.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Meadows’ monkeyshines don’t disappoint

There aren’t many certainties in life, but one you can count on is that Thor, Jaws, James Bond, Captain America, Richard Nixon and The Big Lebowski, to name a few, will never share the same space in time again.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Revenge will be key to girls lax post season

Hood River Valley High School girls lacrosse put the hurt on Central Catholic Monday evening in a crushing 15-5 at home victory. The win brings the team to 6-4 overall, with key games coming up against Wilson, Lincoln and Oregon Episcopal School; all of which the Eagles lost to in previous matchups and will need to take revenge on to have a chance at a post-season.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Gunning for playoffs, HRV boys pick up league win

The Hood River Valley High School boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the final minutes of Friday night’s at-home matchup against the Cleveland Warriors to take control of an otherwise close game. The 8-3 result is their first Columbia Conference win.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..


Clackamas County Democrats vie for District 52 nomination

Pumping up the schools and protecting the middle class are priorities in common between the two candidates for their party’s nomination to the Oregon House District 52 seat in the May 15 Primary. The incumbent, Republican Mark Johnson of Hood River, is running unopposed on the Primary ballot.

May 2, 2012 noon read more..

Tuesday, May 1

  
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