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Saturday, May 26

Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2012: Memorial Day 2012

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.

Motorcyclist injured in Cascade Locks crash

A 66-year-old motorcyclist was transported to a Portland hospital after he was struck by a motorist in downtown Cascade Locks at about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Westside, District gain new leaders

Members of the Hood River County School District Board welcomed two new leaders into administrative positions for the district during their April board meeting.

Cascade Locks proceeds with Nestlé bottling plant research

“Strategies: Collect the facts both pro and con. Document all facts and sources to ensure fact base authenticity.”

Memorial Day: Service honors soldiers

Idlewilde honors deceased veterans in new ways: See page B5 for more details

POW/MIA Remembrance will be the theme for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Hood River.

Students Dash and Chase for fun, funds

Running or walking for fun and fitness is the aim of similar events held at two local schools this week.

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.

HRVHS fastpitch ends ‘measuring stick’ season

With three freshmen, five sophomores and four juniors in its varsity lineup, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity fastpitch squad had a lot of building up to do this season.

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.

Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland

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.

Work parties highlight cross-party cooperation

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association and Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association have been working together on a variety of issues over the last couple of years.

Teachers contract adopted, school levy next

Hood River County School District board will wait until June 13 to make decision on Local Option levy renewal

Continuing the existing Local Option tax levy will top the agenda at the next meeting of the Hood River County School District Board of Directors.

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.

Death Notice for May 26: Caroline Reed; Gerald Herman

Death Notice for May 26: Caroline Reed; Gerald Herman

A friend thinks F.A.S.T.

Stroke victim benefits from new technology

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.

Wednesday, May 23

Eagle baseball finishes 50/50

Varsity squad ends season with first-round playoff loss vs. fifth-ranked Ashland

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.

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.

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.

HRVHS fastpitch ends ‘measuring stick’ season

With three freshmen, five sophomores and four juniors in its varsity lineup, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity fastpitch squad had a lot of building up to do this season.

Work parties highlight cross-party cooperation

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association and Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association have been working together on a variety of issues over the last couple of years.

Students Dash and Chase for fun, funds

Running or walking for fun and fitness is the aim of similar events held at two local schools this week.

Evening of Excellence: Awards

Awards

Special Awards

Evening of Excellence

HRVHS celebrates ‘the spark’

Annual event recognizes students in all disciplines

Tease photo

‘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.

Business Noes May 23, 2012

Solera opens; Green Drinks to meet in Cascade Locks; Cerulean receives honors at Newport; Full Sail brews win awards

Letters to the Editor for May 23, 2012

Campaigns different; Wise words; Falling behind; more

CGCC builds foundation of excellence

Freshman year of college: It is a critical time and one that can propel students forward or sink them into early failure, depending on their experience.

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.

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.

Saturday, May 19

Letters to the Editor for May 19, 2012

Walnut will be missed; Do your research; Use the crosswalks; more

‘Doubt’ asks, audience answers

Can a play provoke thought without influencing the audience?

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.

Pear and Wine Fest is this weekend

Fundraiser event, entry fee includes free Gorge wine tastings

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.

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Relieving the Honduran grind

For HR Coffee Company, the award is in the bag, but more work awaits Peggy Hudon

Peggy Thompson Hudon of Hood River is pounding a trail between Central America and Hood River.

English, Holste will duel for sheriff; Sewell re-elected DA

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.

Sheriff Log for May 19, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for May 19, 2012 edition

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Brooke Parrott checks in with lyrics

If you’ve been checking up with the News lately I don’t have to tell you that’s it’s been a musical whirlwind for me.

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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.

Proud Parents: Athlete updates submitted from the empty nest

Marlee Orgain; Lucas Mondragon; Brianne Rowley

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.

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.

‘Doubt’ actor draws from family history

“Doubt: A Parable” closes this weekend at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Sheriff’s office receives rescue vehicles

Search and rescue teams in Hood River County will now have their jobs made a bit easier through the generosity of the Bonneville Power Administration.

Speech duo needs ‘nationals’ support

Two Hood River Valley High School juniors have once again proven their prowess in the fine art of debate. Their category? Public forum.

Council denies Naito opponents’ waiver request

City Council did not waver: no waiver will be allowed in the case of a citizen-based appeal of the Naito Landings project.

Adult literacy ‘raises all boats together’

CGCC unites people who love to learn

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.

‘Train of Tears' remembered

Internment train event marks community reconciliation efforts

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.

Hood River is healthy

County ranked ‘third healthiest in Oregon’

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.

A big night for ‘Bigfoot’

Music uplifts Rick Hulett as he prepares for ‘Mother of All Surgeries’

Gorge musicians pulled together again on Friday for Bigfoot.

Welcome to Open Mic

A Survival Guide for adventurous musicians and fans

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.

Hawks soar with spring sports

Baseball, golf, track and field athletes vie for district and state appearances

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.

Field notes: Athletes excitedly break personal records

Sophomore sprinter Anna Schlosser was exhilarated Friday after winning the 400 meters going away.

Breakout performances

When all that matters is district, Last Chance Meet gives Eagles one more time to get everything right

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.

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.

Class Notes for May 16, 2012

Class Notes for May 16, 2012: Noel Mellor, Jennifer Harvey-Smith, Selva Marroquin, Anna Jensen

Ramirez, Thompson are March Elks ‘Students of the Month’

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.

Monday, May 14

Acts of Injustice - Part Three

Letters from the camps - "Dear Miss Annala" By MAIJA YASUI, Columnist

Letters from the camps - "Dear Miss Annala" By MAIJA YASUI, Columnist

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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.

Letter to the Editor for May 12, 2012

Letter to the Editor for May 12, 2012: Clearly English; Agenda’ undoes editing; Vote for Nordbye; more

Groups announce scholarships

Local students might want to consider the following scholarship opportunities:

Third in District, freshman Ryan Andrews heads to state alone

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.

Schmidt, girls headed to state golf

Varisty girls finish second as team, Torey Schmidt third for varsity boys

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.

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.

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.

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.

Death Notice: Marie Asai, Irvin Eason, Darlene Nodurft, Joe Dolezal

Death Notice: Marie Asai, Irvin Eason, Darlene Nodurft, Joe Dolezal

Providence gift supports GEM programs

Donation will support FISH food bank, Warming Shelter, Voucher Assistance

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.

Horizon baseball squad secures district playoffs

Hawks wrap up league with wins

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.

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.

Friday, May 11

Death notice: Joe Dolezal

May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Death notice: Irvin Eason

May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Death notice: Darlene Nodurft

May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Death notice: Marie Asai

May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

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Thursday, May 10

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Wednesday, May 9

May 9 Entertainment Update

May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

‘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.

DA hopeful Aaron arrested for DUI

Brian Aaron, Hood River attorney who is running for District Attorney, was charged on April 29 with driving under the influence.

Commission approves Naito ‘upland’ project

Cable park application withdrawn from Corps, for now

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.

Teen wins $500 prize in Schaefer memorial contest

With a nod to Ernest Hemingway, 17-year-old HRVHS junior Elizabeth Gobbo penned a short story that earned her first place in the Laura Douglass Schaefer Memorial Writing Contest.

‘Haunted’ Hazel Street house burns Sunday night

“The haunted house” burned on Sunday.

Letter to the Editor for May 9, 2012

Community treasure; Vote for John Sewell; Unsolved mystery; Tiffany for sheriff; more

Mother’s Day is more than meets the eye

Roots of the day run deep; official U.S. designation came in 1914

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.

HR Middle Schoolers: ‘Bike or walk to school’

Student body officers and executive council members at Hood River Middle School are encouraging as many kids as possible to walk or bike to school during May, which is National Walk and Bike to School Month.

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.

Boys’ low-scoring first game loss is followed by 13-10 win

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.

Homer by Hannah Williams rallies girls to 2-0 win

After losing five straight, the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team claimed a 2-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against The Dalles-Wahtonka Saturday afternoon.

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.

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.

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.

Acts of Injustice: A three-part series

‘Dear Miss Annala’: Letters from the camps

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.

Photo of the Day

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Acts of injustice - Part two The 70th anniversary of the Japanese internment

May 5, 2012 In their own voices

May 5, 2012 In their own voices

Binge Drinking: Hood River ranks highest in the state

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Acts of Injustice - Part One The 70th anniversary of the Japanese Internment

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Monday, May 7

Photo of the Day

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Saturday, May 5

Letter to the Editor for May 5, 2012

Sewell does his job; Sweep up cinder; Not on our watch; more

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.

Pathway to Barrett Park proceeds

Public can give input at May 9 planning hearing

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.

Undefeated, Ryan Andrews will face real foes Monday

In the last seven matches, Ryan Andrews has steamrolled through his competition.

Interested in Barrett Park? Attend May 9 public meeting

Proposed activities, amenities for park will be evaluated

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.

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.

Living History Month: Continuing traditions of mothers, fathers; improving lives of families

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.”

Acts of Injustice: A three-part series

Part II: The Japanese Internment -- The letters speak for themselves

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.

High-speed chase roars through downtown Hood River

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.

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.

Renewable Energy Tech program rises

With gas and oil prices surging and supply sources mired in conflict, businesses and individuals are actively seeking out alternative forms of energy.

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.

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.

Breast cancer support event debuts June 3

Pink In the Gorge, a fundraiser for women dealing with breast cancer, happens June 3 at Gorge-ous Weddings, near Stevenson, Wash.

Isham named ‘Clinician of the Year’

For 19 years, Sally Isham has been quietly serving the health needs of women in Hood River County.

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.

Athletes advance to state Hershey’s meet in Eugene

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.

Horizon baseball rides three-game streak

Hawks host double-header Saturday against Irrigon

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.

Hosts sought for Spain windsurfing exchange

Calling on all Hood River families with teenage windsurfers:

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.

Friday, May 4

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May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

May 5 Entertainment Update

May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Sonny Hess shows her hand on new ‘All Aces’

April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Eagles, doves and Byrds

April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Thursday, May 3

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Wednesday, May 2

Death notices for May 2: Billie Harlan, Keith Morse

Death notices for May 2: Billie Harlan, Keith Morse

Remembrance, truth, honor and education

Author Linda Tamura shares family’s story

Imagine packing up your life into two suitcases, leaving your home labeled as a possible traitor and boarding a train to an unknown destination for an unknown period of time.

Marv Hollingsworth: ‘kind of scrappy veteran’

Tell us a little bit about Marv Hollingsworth and why you’re running.

Peter Nordbye: ‘I have ability at consensus building’

You’re a retired educator since 2003. Tell us something about what you’ve been doing.

Acts of Injustice: Part 1 continued

‘Is he gone? Did they take him today?’

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.

Friends of the Gorge host hikes

Want to whet your appetite for waterfalls in the Gorge this spring??

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.

Walking for the Troops

Soldier’s Wasco County-to-Oregon Coast walk benefits Heroes Club

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

APRIL ... from my desk: Museum construction from A to Z

The History Museum

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.

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.

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.

Blossom weekend(s) 2012

How do you get Mother Nature to keep a date?

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.

Letter to the Editor for May 2, 2012

Holste will protect kids; Vote for Tiffany; Nordbye is ‘fresh air’; more

Binge drinking: Hood River ranks highest in Oregon

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.

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.

Meadows’ monkeyshines don’t disappoint

Proposal wins Pond Skim, ski resort announces final weekend of 2011-12 season

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 1

Death notice: Keith Morse

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Death notice: Billie Harlan

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

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