“Strategies: Collect the facts both pro and con. Document all facts and sources to ensure fact base authenticity.”May 26, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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..
Death Notice for May 26: Caroline Reed; Gerald HermanMay 26, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
Matt English took 47 percent of the votes in ballot tabulation Tuesday, and will face Neal Holste in the race for Hood River County Sheriff this November.May 19, 2012 noon read more..
Marlee Orgain; Lucas Mondragon; Brianne RowleyMay 19, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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..
Sophomore sprinter Anna Schlosser was exhilarated Friday after winning the 400 meters going away.May 16, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
Evelia Lachino Ramirez and Andrew Thompson, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as March Students of the Month and recognized for their community service work at a recent Hood River Elks Lodge meeting.May 16, 2012 noon read more..
Freshman standout Ryan Andrews will be the lone player representing Hood River Valley High School at next week’s OSAA high school state tennis championships.May 12, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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..
Death Notice: Marie Asai, Irvin Eason, Darlene Nodurft, Joe DolezalMay 12, 2012 noon read more..
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 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..
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..
“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..
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..
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..
The Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball team bounced back from a disappointing first-game loss to defeat The Dalles Wahtonka 13-10 in the second game of a a Columbia River Conference doubleheader Saturday.May 9, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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.May 9, 2012 noon read more..
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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..
In the last seven matches, Ryan Andrews has steamrolled through his competition.May 5, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Land Grant Act by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. The purpose of the Act was to “teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts … in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.”May 5, 2012 noon read more..
The early morning hours of May 1 were marked by a high-speed car chase which wound its way through Hood River, engaging local as well as state law enforcement officers.May 5, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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..
Eleven Hood River County youth qualified for the July 7 Hershey’s State Track Meet in Eugene with strong performances during the local qualifying meet April 28 at Henderson Stadium at Hood River Valley High School.May 5, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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.May 5, 2012 noon read more..
Death notices for May 2: Billie Harlan, Keith MorseMay 2, 2012 noon read more..
You’re a retired educator since 2003. Tell us something about what you’ve been doing.May 2, 2012 noon read more..
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..
The History MuseumMay 2, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
While Hood River may face a daunting task to address — having the highest rate of binge drinking for males age 18 and over in the State of Oregon — local response to the problem generates equally big numbers.May 2, 2012 noon read more..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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