Stories for February 2013

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Thursday, February 28



Tuesday, February 26

 

Little League treasurer pleads guilty to theft

Jennifer Bailey, 41, of Hood River, pleaded guilty to Theft I tied to her embezzlement of $21,451.92 in cash from the Hood River County Little League. Bailey was arrested Nov. 20 and was originally charged with theft in the first degree-aggravated, and forgery in the second degree.

February 26, 2013 3:19 p.m. read more..


McAndie gets 52 months for attempted kidnap and rape

At a recent settlement conference, Donald Stuart McAndie, a hearing specialist who has been employed in Hood River and The Dalles, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, attempted unlawful sexual penetration and attempted sexual abuse.

February 26, 2013 3:17 p.m. read more..


Fathers, daughters dance the night away

With rhinestones, tiaras, feather boas and elegant attire of every kind on full display, more than 150 beautiful young ladies were joined by their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and other male mentors at the first-ever YoungLife Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 23.

February 26, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
     

At Chamber, it’s fun with honors

An enjoyable comic book spirit filled the room Friday in the annual Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Dinner, but members also heard encouraging news about college text books.

February 26, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..


Robotics teams win

Hood River robotics teams won three slots for state at OMSI’s First Tech Challenge qualifying tournament. The Feb. 24 event started with five qualifying rounds placing Hood River teams first, second, sixth and eighth.

February 26, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..


Revisit ‘Missoula Floods’

“Cataclysms On the Columbia,” a lecture on the Missoula Floods, one of the greatest geological events to ever have occurred in North America, is presented Feb. 26 at Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus.

February 26, 2013 2:34 p.m. read more..
 

Entertainment Update for Feb. 27

‘Big Love Story’ screens Feb. 27; L’il Rev plays March 3; Bone Soup event March 2; Feast of Words March 9; ‘Gentleman Band’ at Cebu

February 26, 2013 2:30 p.m. read more..
    

LIBRARY NOTES: In ‘Reads’, we center on a book

There’s nothing like sharing a good book with a friend. So how about sharing a good book with a whole community? That’s the goal of the annual “Hood River County Reads”—more than a month of community activities and presentations centered on a book everyone has read.

February 26, 2013 2:15 p.m. read more..
    

Tax-Aide held in three locations

The AARP Tax-Aide program is available in three Gorge locations: Mondays at the Hood River County Library, Thursdays at the Hood River Valley Adult Center and by appointment at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon.

February 26, 2013 2 p.m. read more..


Trail work volunteers sought

The Washington Trails Association is hosting two weekends of volunteer trail work at Coyote Wall in the Columbia River Gorge. Volunteers are sought to help with trail restoration and maintenance.

February 26, 2013 1:59 p.m. read more..


Red Feather Mercantile to close

Red Feather Mercantile, the Oak Street store owned by Dick and Linda Templeton, will close in mid-March. Red Feather opened in May 2003.

February 26, 2013 1:58 p.m. read more..


Hospice youth bring Valentine cheer

Youth Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs) and Heart of Hospice volunteers decorated heart-shaped cookies for their YoHOH Valentine’s Day outing delivering to hospice patients in the Hood River area.

February 26, 2013 1:57 p.m. read more..


Sports Briefs for Feb. 27

Wheat, Kopecky earn all-league honors; Little League tryouts March 2,4; Little League seeks public involvement; HR water polo gearing up

February 26, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..


Horizon punches return ticket to state tourney

As Crow High School’s boys basketball season came to an end Friday night, a young fan in red and black face paint sitting behind the Horizon Christian School bench quipped: “It looks like we’re going back to Baker.”

February 26, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
  

Win or lose, state is the experience of a lifetime

The staging area is a musky rectangular room packed with a couple hundred bodies bouncing in circles and pacing back and forth like caged animals. There are many hundred more waiting upstairs for their time to come.

February 26, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..
   

Laugh until you cry

Sometimes one just really needs a good laugh, something straight from the gut that will make doubts flee and chase worries into a dark corner. Without getting into the details, lately I’ve been feeling the need.

February 26, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..


Devlin, Hay are wed

Rachel Ann Devlin and Graham Gilbert Hay, both of Portland, were married Nov. 17, 2012, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Portland. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and will continue to make their home in Portland.

February 26, 2013 1:32 p.m. read more..


MID VALLEY NEWS: Hosts needed for Tsuruta visitors

Don’t miss the unveiling of the mural “Harvesting Our Stories” in Mid Valley Elementary’s cafeteria lobby Feb. 28 at 5:15 p.m. The mural honors Odell’s fruit industry and those who work in it. This is an “Arts Build Communities” project, made possible through the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon taxpayers.

February 26, 2013 1:30 p.m. read more..


Hawks Ridge hosts health fair

Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community on the Heights hosts a health fair Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the second floor. The fair is open to the community.

February 26, 2013 1:29 p.m. read more..

Friday, February 22

  

City to hear road name ideas

The City of Hood River says it doesn’t care what the name of a new road connecting Mt. Adams Avenue to Country Club Road is called — it just can’t be called Country Club Road.

February 22, 2013 4:11 p.m. read more..


Pipe bomb found on bike trail

Members of the Oregon State Patrol and Portland Police bomb squads destroyed a pipe bomb at the popular Seven Streams trailhead in Post Canyon Tuesday afternoon.

February 22, 2013 4:10 p.m. read more..


Entertainment Update for Feb. 23

Walk the red carpet Feb. 24; Sassparilla at CEBU Lounge; Jug band plays at Solera; Storm Large plays Columbia Arts benefit April 13; Gold Stars at Gallery 301; L’il Rev plays March 3

February 22, 2013 4:08 p.m. read more..


ANOTHER VOICE: Youth Mental Health: EASA, and what every parent should know

Did you know that three out of 100 individuals have some form of psychotic illness? It usually develops gradually in the teen years or early 20s. Untreated, teens and young adults with psychosis are often unable to transition to adulthood. They often fail to maintain their family ties, lose their homes, their ability to care of themselves, their family and community support, and their ability to protect themselves from harm. With early treatment and support, families stay together and young people become successful adults.

February 22, 2013 4:05 p.m. read more..


Lot 1: Plan for potential

Hard to ignore, yet historically hard to plan for, Lot 1 sits in our collective front yard and beckons the community to finally act.

February 22, 2013 4:04 p.m. read more..
   

Arbor Day trees available

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees.

February 22, 2013 3:54 p.m. read more..
 

HRV Nordic’s Wiley hot in ‘hot pursuit’

Hood River Valley High School Nordic team racers continued season action last weekend with a “Hot Pursuit” race that brought teams from Summit, Bend, Redmond, Saint Mary’s, Crescent Valley, Cleveland and Corvallis high schools to the groomed cross country trails of Mt. Hood Meadows.

February 22, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..
  

Trail reopens, with new view

Hood River County Forestry still has some “finishing touches” to do in the area, but for the most part operations on the Clematis Timber Sale are complete.

February 22, 2013 3:31 p.m. read more..


Gorge Roller Girls ready for first league bout March 16

In a much-anticipated season debut, the Gorge Roller Girls are excited to announce the first-ever bout of the recently formed roller derby league. The bout, set for March 16 at Hood River Valley High School, comes after months of recruiting members, training, building stamina and preparing bodies for the physical demands associated with the rapidly reemerging sport of roller derby.

February 22, 2013 3:29 p.m. read more..


ON THE AGENDA

The following Cascade Locks meetings will be at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers:

February 22, 2013 3:28 p.m. read more..
 

Time to order native plants

Even though days are short and the weather’s lousy, spring will be here before you know it. Be prepared! Order your native shrubs and trees now through the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District native plant sale.

February 22, 2013 3:26 p.m. read more..
   

Casting call looms for 2013 Cemetery Tales

The History Museum of Hood River County is putting out a casting call for production of its 2013 Cemetery Tales. This is the fifth year for this cultural heritage event co-sponsored by Idlewilde Cemetery.

February 22, 2013 3:21 p.m. read more..


Parenting series starts Feb. 26

If you take care of a toddler, preschooler, or 5-6-year-old then you will really enjoy the parenting series starting next week in Hood River.

February 22, 2013 3:18 p.m. read more..
   

Multi-dimensional May Street writers

Here are selections from “Fifth Dimension,” a selection of poems and nonfiction writings by May Street Elementary fifth-graders. They were guided this winter by Wendy Best of Parkdale, artist in residence. Best credited teachers Katherine Jacobson, Heidi Burns and Leonard Bunting, and Principal Kelly Beard, “for having been so supportive of this special creative writing project.”

February 22, 2013 3:10 p.m. read more..


Seeing white

Jake Allen of Carson, Wash., looked out his window at the Embarq building on Wasco Street Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and saw a rare sight: a snowy owl

February 22, 2013 12:31 p.m. read more..

Thursday, February 21



Wall-to-Wall Wrestling 2013

The Hood River Valley High School wrestling team heads to the 2013 state wrestling tournament with 14 wrestlers, 12 boys and two girls. We are also headed to the Memorial Coliseum with a laptop, camera, video camera -- and a whole lot of snacks.

February 21, 2013 7 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 20



Pipe bomb found at Seven Streams

Members of the Oregon State Patrol and Portland Police bomb squads destroyed a pipe bomb at the popular Seven Streams trail head in Post Canyon Tuesday afternoon.

February 20, 2013 9:53 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, February 19

 

Theft suspect nabbed

Just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 17, Hood River Police Officer Jacob Ferrer responded to a reported theft of a pickup truck from the 600 block of 30th Street. The man later turned out to be a suspect in a Portland bank robbery.

February 19, 2013 3:51 p.m. read more..


HRVHS celebrates FFA Week

“Pass the Pig” returns today and the annual Farmers Breakfast will be Saturday as local students celebrate National FFA Week.

February 19, 2013 3:50 p.m. read more..


In photos, (f-stop) bullying

Sadie Shepard is an artist. She, at just 17, has learned to value her different perspective on the world, and has learned to help others do the same.

February 19, 2013 3:50 p.m. read more..
  

Workshop offered on grant writing

The Hood River County Faith Connection is partnering with Paul Lindberg, of Hat Creek Consulting, to present a series of workshops that focus on grant writing, foundations and the grant process.

February 19, 2013 3:44 p.m. read more..
 

Learn about conservation resources

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has scheduled a Local Working Group meeting for Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. Farmers and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

February 19, 2013 3:42 p.m. read more..


Join fellow fishermen at Festival of the Fly

The fourth-annual Festival of the Fly returns to the Skylight Theatre and Pub Feb. 21 for an evening of hanging out with fellow backcasters and watching some of the most cutting-edge fish footage ever created.

February 19, 2013 3:40 p.m. read more..
  

Sinfonietta to herald ‘Heroic’ performances

Music has always played a part in stirring up patriotism in the hearts of humankind. Two Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta concerts slated for this weekend will explore that phenomenon through their presentation of “The Heroic Spirit in Music.”

February 19, 2013 3:37 p.m. read more..


Entertainment Update for Feb. 20

Music at White Buffalo Feb. 21; Storm Large plays Columbia Arts benefit April 13; Women of Heart and Mind; Gold Stars at Gallery 301; L’il Rev plays March 3

February 19, 2013 3:35 p.m. read more..
  

‘Connect Cascade Locks’ team receives award

Cascade Locks — A team of Portland State University master’s degree candidates, also known as the Celilo Planning Studio, has received a national award from the American Planning Association for its work in the town of Cascade Locks.

February 19, 2013 3:24 p.m. read more..
   

Bonneville Dam hosts ‘Electrifying Event’

Bonneville Lock and Dam will host its annual Great Electrifying Event Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Washington Shore Visitor Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.

February 19, 2013 3:16 p.m. read more..
 

Hawks rock Big Sky championship

Top-ranked Horizon Christian School accomplished one of its season goals Saturday, winning the Big Sky Conference boys basketball championship in Hermiston.

February 19, 2013 3:14 p.m. read more..


13 Eagle wrestlers will go to big show

The Hood River Valley wrestling team is sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament this weekend, and for the 11 boys who qualified at last week’s district tournament, they will all have a chip on their shoulder.

February 19, 2013 3:13 p.m. read more..
 

Final ‘Sense of Place’ talk features historical photos

The last of the presentations in the Columbia Gorge Earth Center’s Sense of Place lecture series will take place March 19 with Arthur Babitz, “Visible Change: The Transformation of the Hood River Valley As Seen in the Photographic Record.”

February 19, 2013 3:10 p.m. read more..
 

United Way offers packets

The 2013 United Way of the Columbia Gorge allocations application packets will be available throughout the month of February from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.

February 19, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..


Teens can enter peace essay contest

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces the fifth-annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, sponsored by Oregon PSR and named for Del Greenfield, its first executive director.

February 19, 2013 3:04 p.m. read more..


Abby Walker wins DAR essay contest

Wy’east Middle School eighth-grader Abby Walker has been selected as the Daughters of the American Revolution Celilo Chapter’s 5-8-grade winner of the 2012-13 American History Essay Contest.

February 19, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..
  

GTA looks at Gorge technology education

The Gorge Technology Alliance invites the community to a Feb. 26 gathering for a discussion on higher educational initiatives to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in the Gorge.

February 19, 2013 2:55 p.m. read more..
  

Getting serious in Tsuruta

I have now passed the six-month mark of my time here in Tsuruta, Japan, as the Coordinator for International Relations for the Hood River-Tsuruta sister city program.

February 19, 2013 2:51 p.m. read more..

Friday, February 15

   

Road work starts on Cascade Ave

Crestline Construction will be performing utility work on Cascade Avenue just west of Les Schwab for approximately one month beginning Feb. 18.

February 15, 2013 2:53 p.m. read more..


Photo of the day: Serene Sunrise

A beautiful sunrise Friday morning gave way to sunny skies and spring-like temperatures. National Weather Service forecasts say a chance of rain Saturday and mostly sunny weather for Sunday and Monday.

February 15, 2013 2:52 p.m. read more..
  

Celilo: What was it like?

Ocean Kuykendall, one of 15 teachers in the Mid-Columbia region to receive a $3,000 grant from Confluence Project’s Gifts from Our Ancestors, gathered 180 middle school students to hear Native American voices of today share how their culture, customs and the Columbia River continue to be a strong current in their lives.

February 15, 2013 2:47 p.m. read more..
 

Cataclysms lecture Feb. 19

One of the greatest geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name the Missoula Floods. Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Springhouse Cellar Winery to learn about one of the great forces that shaped the landscape of the Gorge, as well as the incredible story of J. Harlen Bretz and his discovery of the floods.

February 15, 2013 2:44 p.m. read more..
 

Toddlers to age 6: Parenting series starts Feb. 26

“If you take care of a toddler, preschooler, or 5-6-year-old then you will really enjoy the parenting series starting Feb. 26 in Hood River and February 28 in The Dalles,” siad Nancy Johansen Paul, of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Program.

February 15, 2013 2:42 p.m. read more..


Port takes stock of infrastructure

The path to some significant improvements to the Hood River waterfront has been eased, thanks to a financing agreement between the Port of Hood River, the City of Hood River and the Hood River Waterfront and the Hood River Urban Renewal Agency.

February 15, 2013 2:41 p.m. read more..


Community Ed offers Chinese classes

Hood River Community Education is currently offering classes on Chinese language and culture, for adults and children; including one with special focus on business. Minchun Huang, who is here on a teaching exchange, will be the instructor.

February 15, 2013 2:38 p.m. read more..


Zwickelmania tours Feb. 16

Zwickelmania features guided tours of local craft breweries in Oregon, including Hood River County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, with open houses from noon-4 p.m. Zwickelmania will feature Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, pFriem Family Brewers and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.

February 15, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..
 

Entertainment Update for Feb. 16

Terrible Buttons at Trillium Cafe; ‘Acoustic Crepe’ at North Shore; Barlow Road on tour; Jug band plays at Solera; ‘NW Harmony’ at Gallery 301; Transcendental Brass at Double Mountain Feb. 16; James Apollo at CEBU Lounge

February 15, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..


Thomsen emphasizes jobs, government efficiency

SALEM — According to a recent press release, Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, will focus on the creation of private sector jobs, increasing funding to local classrooms and streamlining state government during the 2013 Legislative Session, which began business last weekend.

February 15, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..


Presidents Day: A few facts for the day off

As the Presidents Day holiday awaits us on Monday, it may be helpful to point to a new car ad on television, one that, while humorous, casts some light on the question of just how well-informed Americans are about the history of our nation’s elected chiefs.

February 15, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
         

Sports Briefs for Feb. 16

$10 Monday at Meadows; Umpires needed for spring season; Gorge Roublaix comes March 24 to The Dalles; Gorge Gymnasts spring into new season

February 15, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
 

Ski team continues streak as season peaks

With only two races remaining in Mount Hood Ski League action, Hood River Valley High School skiers are looking poised to be among the top echelon at next month’s Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships.

February 15, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..


Join fellow fishermen at Festival of the Fly

The fourth-annual Festival of the Fly returns to the Skylight Theatre and Pub Feb. 21 for an evening of hanging out with fellow backcasters and watching some of the most cutting-edge fish porn ever created.

February 15, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..


A key weekend for Hood River athletes

High school winter sports seasons are coming quckly to an end, but before they do there’s the little detail of determining the best of the best. This weekend features a heafty serving of action for even the hungriest of sports fans. Here’s a summary:

February 15, 2013 1:47 p.m. read more..


What we eat affects how we feel

Food makes us feel good. Besides tasting great and nourishing the body, food also has an influence on appetite and moods. Research shows that certain foods affect powerful mood-modifying brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are made from the foods we eat, and are present in higher concentrations after meals than between them.

February 15, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
 

History series continues

THE DALLES — The Original Courthouse Regional History Forum series continues Saturday with “Blanche McGaughey, Early Cowgirl,” 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 Courthouse, at 410 W. Second Place in The Dalles. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served.

February 15, 2013 1:34 p.m. read more..


Tuesday, February 12

  

Residential allowed at waterfront

The City of Hood River will allow residential development on the waterfront after all. And developers won’t be facing as many restrictions as they could have.

February 12, 2013 3:28 p.m. read more..
  

Class Notes for Feb. 13

Caitlin Kelley, a 2008 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood/elementary education from Western Oregon University Dec. 8.

February 12, 2013 3:25 p.m. read more..
 

Zwickel-mania tours Feb. 16

Zwickelmania features guided tours of local craft breweries in Oregon, including Hood River County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, with open houses from noon-4 p.m. Zwickelmania will feature Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, pFriem Family Brewers and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.

February 12, 2013 3:21 p.m. read more..
 

Entertainment Update for Feb. 13

Meet the brewer and the beer; ‘Big Love Story’ screens Feb. 27; Valentine’s, more at Pint Shack; James Apollo at CEBU Lounge; The Theatre Company of The Dalles present ‘I Hate Hamlet’

February 12, 2013 3:20 p.m. read more..
      

Students advance in musical competition

The Mid-Columbia Music Teachers Association held its annual District Bach Festival competition Jan. 27 at Mid Columbia Community College in The Dalles. Divisions included students age 9-18 on piano, violin and voice.

February 12, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..


Community Ed seeks interested teachers

Hood River Community Education is putting together its spring/summer course catalog, and is looking for people interested in instructing a class for the community and surrounding Gorge area.

February 12, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..


Kegler’s Corner: An abbreviated version

Randy Nieto bowled the lights out in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, where he rolled solid games of 233, 203 and 256 for a mighty nice 692 series. The score was 143 pins over his average; good enough to elevate him to Bowler of the Week status.

February 12, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..


Cheer team is pleased as punch

The last few months of practice and training paid off for Hood River Valley High School’s winter competitive cheerleading team. The squad of 13 girls performed in front of thousands Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum in the annual OSAA state cheerleading contest and, in its second season as a competitive team, placed fifth out of 12 in the 5A small division.

February 12, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..


Hawks eye district title

Horizon Christian’s boys basketball team completed an unbeaten regular season last Friday at Sherman County, and now the Hawks are prepping for this weekend’s Big Sky district tourney.

February 12, 2013 3:01 p.m. read more..


HRV boys and girls swimming are district champs

Hood River Valley High School swim team swept the competition over the weekend at the Columbia River Conference championships at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Both HRV boys and girls teams won conference titles and the team won the combined title by nearly 300 points over second-place Pendleton.

February 12, 2013 3 p.m. read more..


Two wins for HRV snowboarding

Led by standout riders Autumn Inouye for the girls and Connor Goodwillie for the boys, the Hood River Valley High School snowboarding team is carving through the season and has picked up two more first-place finishes in Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association action.

February 12, 2013 2:59 p.m. read more..


GTA to address education

The Gorge Technology Alliance invites everyone for a discussion on higher educational initiatives to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in the Gorge.

February 12, 2013 2:55 p.m. read more..
    

New sheriff deputies sworn in

Nate Larson and Kyle Cozad were sworn in Feb. 1 by Sheriff Matt English, as Hood River County’s newest deputy sheriffs. Larson and Cozad fill positions recently vacated by retirement.

February 12, 2013 2:44 p.m. read more..
       

Long, Croke marry in Hawaii

Kari Ann Long and Jeffrey Jae Croke, both of Hood River, were married Jan. 12 at Hamoa Beach in Hana, Maui, by officiant Becky Lind.

February 12, 2013 2:26 p.m. read more..
 

THE HISTORY MUSEUM BLOG

What was I thinking!!?? For some reason, I had in my mind that once the museum opened again after our 13-month renovation and remodeling project, that things would slow down and get back to a somewhat normal pace and I could start to get a little caught up on my list of things to do.

February 12, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..


Friday, February 8



LUBA hears Nichols dispute

LUBA hears SALEM – Both sides made their pitch to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Thursday afternoon in a case that will determine whether or not a proposed hotel and commercial building project on the Hood River waterfront can proceed, or if it must be sent back to the city for another look.

February 8, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..


Pair pulls man from icy waters

Two young heroes employed at the Best Western Hood River Inn took fast action at the Columbia River on Tuesday around 1:25 p.m., pulling a 77-year-old man to safety from frigid river water. The victim’s family has requested his name be withheld.

February 8, 2013 2:32 p.m. read more..
 

The Porch: Feb. 9

WELL SAID (Valentine version): “Grown ups have great power. They can order candy on credit cards over the telephone and have it delivered.” — George Carlin

February 8, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
 

‘Whoa moments’ at Art Week

ODELL — Art Week at Mid Valley Elementary is always an eye-opening experience for the 500-plus students who get to participate, and this week was no exception.

February 8, 2013 2:12 p.m. read more..


Entertainment Update for Feb. 9

Otis Heat at Clocktower Ales; ‘NW Harmony’ plays Feb. 9; Fields of May, more at Solera; Pamela Thomas-Martin at Columbia Gorge Hotel ; Valentine's music in Trout Lake; Country Dance at Rockford Grange Feb. 9; Bone Soup event March 2

February 8, 2013 2:08 p.m. read more..
      

Time to order native plants through HRSWC

Even though days are short and the weather’s lousy, spring will be here before you know it. Be prepared! Order your native shrubs and trees now through the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District native plant sale.

February 8, 2013 1:45 p.m. read more..
 

First box lacrosse league a big hit

When The Dalles Fitness and Court Club announced the opening of its new indoor sports field, Hood River youth lacrosse coach Cory Roeseler reserved a Monday night time slot in the hopes of recruiting enough area middle school boys to have once-a-week games to keep at least a small group of players sharp during the off-season.

February 8, 2013 1:40 p.m. read more..
 

Hawks soar to playoffs

Horizon Christian School’s girls basketball team won successive games for the second time this season Tuesday, when the Hawks scored a season high in points during a 55-40 victory vs. visiting Central Christian.

February 8, 2013 1:34 p.m. read more..


HRV cheer team ready for state

Cheerleading may not be a traditional winter sport, but ask any of the girls on the Hood River Valley High School competitive cheer team what they’ve been up to for the last few months and they’d be happy to tell you just how much effort they have put into the season. And as the season comes to a climax at this weekend’s OSAA State Cheerleading Championships, the team will face a bittersweet moment.

February 8, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..
  

Tips for staying motivated

Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many people start fitness programs but stop when they get bored or results come too slowly. Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated.

February 8, 2013 1:25 p.m. read more..


Weight Loss: Assess your readiness to change

Your weight-loss success depends in large part on your readiness to take on the challenge. If you jump in before you’re ready, your weight-loss plan may buckle under the first challenge. Use these questions to assess your weight-loss readiness.

February 8, 2013 1:24 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 6



Kaleidoscope: Mentoring

‘You are an important part of some lucky child’s life right now.’ That’s how Bob Camillucci put it to a gathering of mentors on a recent Saturday morning. Camillucci, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge, and himself a mentor, was addressing fellow “Bigs” and supporters, but he could have been talking about nearly any program in the community where caring adults meet on a regular basis to provide guidance, teaching and friendship to young people.

February 6, 2013 3:46 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, February 5

  

Leaders change, Nestlé proceeds

Some of the first specific steps needed to secure water resources for a proposed Nestlé bottling facility are now under way for the City of Cascade Locks, despite a roller-coaster of leadership.

February 5, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
 

Teen photographers inspired at WAAAM

It seems that the sleek industrial beauty of autos and airplanes can inspire a wide-range of creative interpretation. That is what photography students of HRVHS art teacher Amirra Malak discovered while on a recent photo shoot hosted by the Western Antique, Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Tucker Road.

February 5, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
 

Entertainment Update for Feb. 6

Transcendental Brass at Double Mountain Feb. 16; Barlow Road at Everybody’s; Celebrate Mardi Gras at Bingen Theater; Alameda at CEBU Lounge; Evening jazz at Gallery 301

February 5, 2013 2:29 p.m. read more..
     

AARP tax-aide returns – with some changes

The AARP Tax-Aide program has returned to the Hood River County Library on Mondays, from 2-7 p.m. Volunteers will also be available Thursdays at the Hood River Valley Adult Center and Wednesdays (by appointment only) at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon.

February 5, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..


HRV hoops continues down a rocky road

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams moved to 0-5 in league action after a pair of tough losses against the Hermiston Bulldogs Friday night. The loss is the ninth straight for the boys and the eighth for the girls in what is turning out to be a bumpy season.

February 5, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..


Former HRV MVP posts double-double for Linfield

2011 Hood River Valley High School graduate and former Eagle basketball MVP Chris Dirks had a breakout game Saturday as he posed his first college career double-double for the Linfield Wildcats against the George Fox Bruins. The 6’5” forward had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the game. The Wildcats, now 2-10 in the Northwest Conference, lost the game

February 5, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..


Winter X was ‘awesome’

Winter X Games draws tens of thousands of fans to Aspen each January for what is arguably the biggest stage in the world for extreme skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers.

February 5, 2013 2:12 p.m. read more..


HRV nordic continues momentum at night race

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center hosted one of two Oregon High School Nordic Organization night meets last Friday. Night meets are typically used as auxiliary contests so racers can meet the quota of finishing three meets in the league to be eligible for the state meet March 1-2. Friday’s activities consisted of a two-lap loop “skate style” course in the late afternoon light, a fun team relay at twilight and a barbecue and awards ceremony in full dark, illuminated by lantern light.

February 5, 2013 2:11 p.m. read more..


Ski teams dominate home race

Hood River, The Dalles, Summit and Grant high school skiers were treated to sunny skies and soft course conditions Saturday for a giant slalom race at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

February 5, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..


A big win for HRV wrestling

The Hood River Valley High School varsity wrestling team got the sweet flavor of victory, with hints of revenge, over the weekend at the 26th annual Oregon City Invitational.

February 5, 2013 2:09 p.m. read more..


Bonding on the bus

The following is a compilation of memories and thoughts by senior player Katie Tolbert from the Horizon Christian School girls varsity basketball team’s road trips in the 2012-13 season as she tried “to make the most of my last year playing basketball.” The notes are from trips, some of them overnighters, to eastern Oregon burgs Helix, Prineville, Ione, Pendleton and the Willamette Valley, between December and January.

February 5, 2013 2:07 p.m. read more..
    

Mentoring opportunities

ASPIRE; Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge; Community Education; Mentor for Success; Project Invent; SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

February 5, 2013 1:54 p.m. read more..
   

Local nurse asks for help in Haiti mission

Local nurse asks forTina Jorgensen of Glenwood, a recovery room nurse at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, is traveling with an aid group to Haiti and asks the community for help.

February 5, 2013 1:45 p.m. read more..


United Way provides 2013 grant packets

The 2013 United Way of the Columbia Gorge allocations application packets will be available throughout the month of February from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.

February 5, 2013 1:36 p.m. read more..
  

Home repair loans seek homes

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation is now accepting pre-applications to assess the need for a regional Home Repair Program in Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties.

February 5, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..

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Paulsen gains law enforcement award

On Jan. 25, Deputy Travis Paulsen graduated from Basic Police Class 333 at Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, located in Salem.

February 1, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
        

Green Drinks meets

The next GO! Gorge Green Drinks will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W Steuben St., in Bingen, co-hosted by Mountain Sage Medicine.

February 1, 2013 2:27 p.m. read more..
 

Stink bug predator shows promise

CORVALLIS — As the brown marmorated stink bug spreads across the state, Oregon State University is studying how to use bug-on-bug warfare to stop this crop-damaging pest.

February 1, 2013 2:22 p.m. read more..
   

No reprieve for HRV varsity boys hoops

After hanging within five points of 6A Oregon City Pioneers at home Tuesday evening, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team came out flat after halftime, allowing the visiting team 14 unanswered points in a dismal third quarter in which the Eagles were outscored 20-6.

February 1, 2013 2:10 p.m. read more..


Horizon boys nab 21st straight win

A young, but gritty, Dufur squad provided Horizon Christian’s top-ranked boys basketball team some concern for a quarter Tuesday night before the Hawks methodically pulled away to a 70-36 Big Sky Conference win in Hood River.

February 1, 2013 2:09 p.m. read more..
  

HRV ski team looking to repeat freestyle state titles

In another strong showing for the Hood River Valley High School ski team, Hannah Bergemann and Brendan Kerr topped the results last weekend in the latest USA Snowboarding Association Mt. Hood Series contest. Although run by USASA, the event included freestyle skiing divisions and drew high school competitors from Hood River, The Dalles, West Linn and Oregon Episcopal School to the slopes of Timberline. The slopestyle event gave each skier two runs down a course of jumps and rails in front of a panel of four judges; the lowest of each skier’s two scores was tossed out.

February 1, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..


Behavior change is key

If you want to lose weight and keep it off forever, you not only have to eat right and exercise, but also be persistent.

February 1, 2013 2:01 p.m. read more..
 

HAHRC BEATS: Pay attention to your heart

February is National Heart Awareness Month. Providence Hood River Heart & Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association remind you that heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States.

February 1, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
 

A place to find help

Mid-Columbia Center for Living provides a wide range of services to adults, children and families dealing with mental health issues, addictions or developmental disabilities.

February 1, 2013 1:50 p.m. read more..


The Marcus Corner: A closed connection

The stronger we hold to God’s law, the better our relationships find respect. We easily join a family as we openly become full of a close connection completed by a passionate state of mind. Truth is not a sound of weakness, no matter how fast we follow the ways that it comes boldly into our lives. Prominently we develop over a lifetime a covered personality being shaped enough in the way of supportive needs that have no other way out of themselves.

February 1, 2013 1:49 p.m. read more..

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