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Wednesday, October 30

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 30

Open letter to Walden We are represented; Francis erred Unfair focus Insidious GMOs

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Fantastic fall scenery greets record turnout for Columbia Gorge Marathon

The fifth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon brought a record-breaking field of more than 1,300 runners to town Sunday for what has become a nationally known event based from the Port of Hood River marina park.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Nellie ‘needs someone to run with’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Nellie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

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‘Reach 4 It’ opens Friday at HRVHS

Original, large-cast musical probes our ‘Idol’ obsessions

Fame and friendship and aspiration and disappointment take on large roles in “Reach 4 It!” an original musical production by the Hood River Valley High School performing arts department, opening Friday at Bowe Auditorium at HRVHS.

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Negotiations continue on Ryan’s Juice deferment deal

Hood River City Council was back in session Monday night to once again discuss a controversial deferment deal given to Ryan’s Juice by former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis, who started working as the juice company’s chief operations officer in July.

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Is 140 feet too tall? Commission will decide

Planning Commission to deliberate on cell tower issue Nov. 13

For the second Hood River County Planning Commission hearing in a row, the meeting room of the County Business Administration Building was standing-room-only the night of Oct. 23.

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The making of a nightmare

Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously

“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”

Entertainment Update for Oct. 30

Kerry Williams at The Pines; more

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Ready to rumble

HRV alum and coach Sean Baker enters cage in Nov. 2 FCFF title fight

Representing Hood River in the arena of mixed martial arts fighting, Sean Baker travels to Spirit Mountain Casino Nov. 2 for a Full Contact Fighting Federation welterweight (170-pound) title fight.

See and be seen: Safety tips, and rules, for Halloween

Oregon State Police, county and local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Department of Transportation have a message for Halloween night travelers: Be alert while driving and keep the Halloween party off the roads.

Every little zombie: Trick-or-treat safe havens are just part of a happy Halloween

A long list of helpful ideas for Halloween safety awaits readers at the bottom of this page.

HISTORY MUSEUM NEWS: Alva Day photography exhibit opens Nov. 3

“A Snapshot in Time,” a new exhibit featuring the works of early Hood River photographer Alva Day, will open Sunday, Nov. 3, at The History Museum of Hood River County. It will be held from 2-5 p.m. in the atrium gallery.

Roots and Branches: Deep taproots start with papa Sulo

My roots in this valley are as deep as the old Gravenstein tree planted on the Annala homestead in Oak Grove. Like the roots of this ancient apple tree, I have planted tap roots into the valley floor that have grounded my beliefs and provided me with a rich perspective of history, family and community.

PARKDALE NEWS: Skate Club returns this Saturday

Get ready for the skating season this year at Parkdale Elementary School gym starting this Saturday, Nov. 2, through March 8.

‘Party in Pink’ works out $1,150 for Susan G. Komen

The “Party in Pink” Zumbathon charity event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month raised $1,150 for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure cancer fund.

Help needed in clean-up on Indian Creek Trail

The Indian Creek Stewards group is holding a clean-up along a section of Hood River’s Indian Creek on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m.

Public Works takes bags of leaves

Beginning Oct. 30 Hood River City residents may dispose of leaves at the City Public Works facility at 18th and May streets. Disposal hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Kegler's Corner: Jeremy Bloom rolls perfect 300

Smooth finesse artist Jeremy Bloom crushed the sticks in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, stringing 12 strikes in a row in his second game of the session, to notch his career third perfect 300 game.

How to help for Oct. 30

Volunteer as tax preparer; more

Community Action offers energy help

An energy assistance program is currently in progress by the Mid Columbia Community Action office for low-income families with disabled or senior members in Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties.

Sheriff Log for Oct. 30

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Oct. 21-26.

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HRV XC sends nine to state

Nine Hood River Valley High School cross country runners extended their season another week by qualifying for the 2013 5A State Championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.

‘Living the Oath’ talk at Discovery Center Nov. 16

Veterans receive free admission Nov. 10-16

Veterans will receive free admission to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center the week of Nov. 10-16 in honor of their service.

Annual Fashion Gala returns Nov. 15

One of year’s biggest parties will benefit Christmas Project

The 17th annual Gala Fashion Show to benefit the Hood River County Christmas Project will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Mt. Hood Film Festival returns Nov. 8-10

3-D films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, student films at four venues

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.

Hundreds attend Parkdale Pumpkin Parade

The sun was shining bright on Saturday for Parkdale’s annual Pumkpin Parade. The small downtown was transformed into Halloween Town as families gathered wearing their best costumes. While the little kids stole the show, some of the attendees had been to the Pumpkin Parade since it started in 1987.

Dia de los Muertos

St. Francis House, Gallery 301 celebrate Day of the Dead Nov. 1, 2

Dia de Los Muertos, the dignified patrón of American Halloween, will be celebrated this weekend in Hood River and Odell.

Tuesday, October 29

Death notice for Oct. 30

Candy Robideau

Monday, October 28

Service announcements for Oct. 30

Shirlee Kerr, Don Carter, Irene Peterson

Saturday, October 26

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Seriously scary

Paul Henke, lieutenant of Hood River Fire, has helmed the production of the haunted house for the past several years, but for 2013, he’s outdone himself.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 26

Manimalhouse at Everybody’s; more

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Peter Fletcher. Don’t miss a note. Seriously.

Whenever I listen to classical guitar music, I always think about the time I saw Andre Segovia’s guitar. It’s in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a glass case, in the musical instrument room.

Senior night tie means girls must beat TDW to claim CRC title

The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team fell short of claiming sole possession of the Columbia River Conference with a 1-1 tie at home Thursday against Hermiston.

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Conference champs, again

Team senior night game vs. TDW Oct. 29, 5:45 p.m. at HRVHS

At this point in the season, claiming the Columbia River Conference championship isn’t much of a surprise for the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team, but it’s still cause to pause and celebrate before taking aim at its grander goal of bringing home the first state title in team history.

Council begins manager search

City plans to make the hire by February

The City of Hood River is moving forward in its search for a new permanent city manager with the hopes of having the new candidate selected by winter’s end.

Bridge deck panels cracking much faster than expected

When the Port of Hood River had new deck panels installed in 2004, they were supposed to last a generation.

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A slice of local life -- Josh Beckner knows the firefighter’s life

Josh Beckner, West Side Fire Department Lieutenant/Training Officer, has only been in his position since July 1, but his fire experience dates back to his junior year at Hood River Valley High School. He began as a student firefighter in 2002, and has been involved in some capacity ever since.

MCMC to pay $2.4M

Jury awards victims in case against Dr. Frederick Field

The top administrators at Mid-Columbia Medical Center were found not guilty of negligence in a jury verdict rendered Wednesday evening — but the hospital was directed to pay $2.4 million in damages to three former patients. After more than nine hours of deliberation that began about 10 a.m. Oct. 23, the jury rendered its decision.

‘Reach 4 It!’ opens Nov. 1 at HRVHS

Students perform director Mark Steighner’s original work

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of one of those “American Idol”-type reality singing shows? Now’s your chance to peek behind the curtain as the Hood River Valley High School performing arts department presents “Reach 4 It!”, a new musical.

Good Scares: As volunteers and house haunters, firefighters deserve thanks

A certain place on Alameda Road will have the attention of firefighters this week.

ANOTHER VOICE: Working together to prevent domestic violence

In Oregon, we have one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the nation. In the last decade, more than 205 Oregonians has lost their lives to intimate partner violence and nearly three-quarters of those deaths have occurred in the last four years.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 26

Problems made worse Rights for all Protect our green space Praise for Bob Francis

Soroptimists will give ‘Opportunity Awards’

Women may apply until Dec. 1 for $1,500 grants

Soroptimist International clubs of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for Gorge-area women heads of households to receive one of four $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Awards from the clubs. Applications are now available and are due back by Dec. 1.

Chelsea Marr joins Hood River News

Chelsea Marr, a veteran of The Dalles Chronicle advertising staff, has been hired as general manager of the Hood River News.

Police Log for Oct. 26

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Oct. 15-20.

Man found dead at Rowena Crest after apparent suicide by fall

A 44-year-old Lake Oswego man was found deceased Tuesday afternoon during a ground and air search at Rowena Crest Viewpoint in the Columbia River Gorge.

Hood River teams take 1st, 2nd in youth football championships

For the third year in a row, Hood River sent two teams to the Gorge Youth Football League championship. Hood River was represented at the 3rd/4th and the 5th/6th grade levels in this year’s finals, which took place last weekend in Stevenson.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 26

Plenty in store for this weekend

HRV volleyball looking forward to next year

The Hood River Valley Eagles varsity volleyball team concluded its season Tuesday evening with a 3-2 loss at The Dalles. The loss put the team at 3-8 in the conference and out of reach of a playoff berth, and although the team didn’t end in the position it wanted to, those who will be back next season have a lot to look forward to.

Hidden Treasure in the Backyard

For 11-year-old Joshua Nardone of Hood River, a casual dig behind his house turns up a lucrative lesson in history

Joshua Nardone might look into some books on archaeology with his new Kindle.

Wednesday, October 23

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Second fatality in Wyeth crash

Oregon State Police was notified Saturday by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner that the passenger critically injured in an early Thursday morning fatal traffic crash along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Hood River died at a Portland-area hospital.

Artists, authors help FISH with ‘Art in the Afternoon’

Local artists and authors do their part to fight hunger Sunday in a special show at Mt. Hood Winery.

Soroptimist prepare for ‘Women of Distinction’

Applicants have until Dec. 1 to apply for four $1,500 grants

Soroptimist International clubs of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for Gorge-area women heads of households to receive one of four $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Awards from the clubs. Applications are now available and are due back by Dec. 1.

Kegler's Corner: Condolences to the Hanel Family

Just missing the elite Team of the Week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes were Rod Pratt and Mark Chabotte. Pratt rolled a nice 671 set in the first outing of the Thursday afternoon County league with a fine opening series capped by a big 255 game.

HRV XC is ‘fired up’

Team travels to Pendleton Saturday for district final

“Healthy and fired up,” is how coach Kristen Uhler describes her varsity boys and girls cross country squads, as runners taper their training this week in preparation for Saturday’s Columbia River Conference Championships in Pendleton.

Fruit, fun, and crowds abound

Pumpkins turned from orange to every other color during at Harvest Weekend.

Christmas Project starts taking applications Nov. 8

Hood River County Christmas Project Coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2013 holiday season.

Soil-Water board to meet

Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District meets Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3-5 p.m. at Oregon State University Extension Office, 2990 Experiment Station Road, Hood River.

Come run, come all

Four weekend runs offer fun for everyone

Saturday’s Pumpkin Run starts at 9:30 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.) at Parkdale’s Rails End Park, with 5k and 10k distances offered.

One game remains for Eagle football

Early lead slips away in Friday loss at Hermiston

The Hood River Valley High Eagles had a good start in a Columbia River Conference football road game last Friday against the highly regarded Hermiston Bulldogs.

New Orleans-riverboat trip to seed local scholarship fund

Imagine walking in a crisp fall evening with a beautiful bayou vista just ahead, or enjoying the strains of some spicy New Orleans jazz while you savor some succulent crawdads. Now imagine that all that fun will also lead to support for a local charity sponsoring education scholarships for health care students.

Help Saturday in river cleanup

Local volunteers and organizations will be conducting a leisurely and social-oriented river clean-up at the USFS boat launch in BZ Corners, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

GPS helps track stolen vehicle

Albany man arrested after accident near Biggs

A 24-year-old Albany man was arrested Thursday by Oregon State Police troopers after he fled a traffic crash scene on Interstate 84 and later stole a construction company’s vehicle at Biggs Junction.

Police Log for Oct. 23

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Oct. 7-13.

Sheriff Log for Oct. 23

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Oct. 14-20.

Middle school football ends successful seasons

Hood River’s eighth-grade middle school football team went 4-2 this season in what coach David Hough says was a “great season with a lot of guys learning the true meaning of ‘team.’”

Robotics volunteers needed

Help is needed hosting the upcoming robotics tournaments in Hood River on Dec. 14-15 for students age 9-14 and on Jan. 11 for older students.

Vern Mohlis receives CenterPointe promotion

Vern Mohlis has been promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer of CenterPointe Community Bank, president and CEO Mahlon Vigesaa announced this month.

Warming Shelter provides training sessions

The Hood River Warming Shelter goes into service in mid-November.

Parkdale pumpkin events, ‘Harvest Hustle’ return

Parkdale Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk from the Parkdale PTO returns Saturday, along with the annual Pumpkin Parade.

County Health holds flu vaccine clinics

Hood River County Health Department hosts flu shot clinics over the next week in Cascade Locks, Hood River, Parkdale and Odell.

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Students try a triathlon

In what has become an annual tradition at Hood River Middle School, the entire student body was outside enjoying a gorgeous fall afternoon last Friday for wellness activity day.

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Harvest Fest Weekend Sampler 2013

Folks enjoy pumpkins, choose fruit from overflowing bins, and munch on pies throughout a sun-drenched Hood River valley autumn weekend

Large crowds of people having fun.

Adelines present annual show Oct. 26

Harmony of the Gorge Chorus’ annual show is Saturday at Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River.

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Klass leads HRVST with six firsts

The Hood River Valley swim team held its first meet of the 2013-14 season on Oct. 13 during the annual Diamond Fruit Invitational.

Classic apples are focus of this weekend’s Heirloom Celebration

The Hood River County Fruit Loop Heirloom Apple Celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday, and honors apples now known as “heirloom” or “classic” varieties, which can trace their heritage back 100 years or more.

ANOTHER VOICE: Walden’s ‘no’ vote was admirable

The Hood River County Republican Central Committee unanimously thanks Congressman Greg Walden for being one of the 144 Republicans who had the common sense to say “no” to the “kicking our country’s budget and debt crisis down the road” to be increased again in three months.

Fire Safety: Smoke detectors are just a vital part of protecting lives and property

The question was irresistible to the kindergartners.

HRV water polo takes shot at playoffs

Hood River Valley High School water polo played a tough David Douglas squad last Tuesday evening in a home game at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Jazzy is ‘learning to relax’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Jazzy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Entertainment Update for Oct. 23

‘Police Cars’ at CEBU Lounge; more

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Final county meeting on Barrett Park set for Dec. 2

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners has set Monday, Dec. 2 as the date it will hold a public meeting to make a final decision on Barrett Park.

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Winemakers speak Friday at ‘Crush’

View works about wines, hear vintners talk about liquid art

“The Crush” exhibit concludes this weekend with a conversation about one of the Gorge’s favorite topics: wine.

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Council members question Francis over deferment deal given to Ryan’s Juice

Former Hood River City Manager Bob Francis was back in city council chambers last week, this time, on the other side of the dais.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 23

Stand up to right-wingers; Say it ain’t so, Greg; Enough is enough; more

OFB offers farm workshop

The Oregon Farm Bureau Women’s Advisory Council invites the Oregon agriculture community to attend an upcoming workshop, “Planning for the Four Seasons of a Farm’s Legacy: birth, growth, retirement, succession,” set for Nov. 3-4 at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem.

MID VALLEY NEWS: Holiday note cards on sale now at Mid Valley

Senior Health Benefit Assistance (SHIBA) is available by appointment every Tuesday (1-4 p.m.) and Thursday (9 a.m.-noon) from now until Dec. 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place.

Tuesday, October 22

Death notices for Oct. 23

Delores Cooper, Ray Roark

Saturday, October 19

Sports Briefs for Oct. 19

Harvest Hustle returns Oct. 26; Vampires and Victims Oct. 27

Nine ways to prepare your car for winter

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council. An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.

What to do after an auto accident

Auto accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved. If you have recently been involved in an accident begin reporting a claim.

Winter driving tips: How to drive in the snow

In a perfect world, all roads would be dry and untrafficked. But in the real world, drivers face a wide variety of weather conditions, and when snow is added to the mix, the potential for automotive disaster can increase exponentially.

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A slice of local life -- Lucy Marquez serves as a strong school link

Lucy Marquez, secretary II at Hood River Valley High School, is a 15-year employee of the Hood River County School District. Having lived in Hood River since the age of 5, she has a unique perspective on the local school system — and on what has changed, and what has stayed the same.

Sense of Place lecture Nov. 6 with Rick McClure

Gorge Owned (GO!) kicks off of its fourth-annual Sense of Place lecture series on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with archaeologist Rick McClure. McClure, heritage program manager for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, will discuss the role of the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps in shaping the landscape and architecture of public lands in the Gorge.

31st Harvest Fest features local music

The main entertainment stage at Harvest Fest will be hosting lots of local music this year. A full schedule of events is included in today’s edition.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 16

A Conversation: Wines of the Columbia River Gorge Oct. 25; more

Portland man, 18, dies in crash at Wyeth

A Portland man died Thursday in a crash at the Oregon Department of Transportation truck scales station in Wyeth on Interstate 84.

HR boy recovers well from skull surgery

Adrian Metta waves with his fingers spread like flower petals, his round-eyed smile and adoring look at his mother and father as typical as any 11-month-old making sense of the world.

Children’s Sabbath event is Sunday

Hood River will join with other faith communities around the nation observing Children’s Sabbath Oct. 20, to lift up children in prayer at a special Prayer Service for Children at 4 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 19

Help kids thrive in school; No to cell tower, again; Walden disappoints; Attend meeting

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‘Kicking the can down the road’: Walden alone in vote against shutdown deal

Citing an unwillingness to “kick the can down the road,” U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Hood River, voted against a bill Wednesday that ended the 17-day federal government shutdown and prevented the nation from potentially defaulting on its debts.

Gorge Angel Conference in Hood River Nov. 5

The community is invited to attend the sixth Gorge Angel Conference, scheduled for Nov. 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Registration deadline is Oct. 30.

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‘No Confidence’

CGCC faculty members’ vote questions Dr. Frank Toda’s leadership ability

Department chairs and other faculty members of Columbia Gorge Community College have given a “no confidence” vote to the college’s president, Dr. Frank Toda, calling into question his ability to govern the college.

Warming Shelter returns in November, with changes

The Hood River Warming Shelter is seeking to enrich the quality of life of the homeless in Hood River County and surrounding areas by providing “a safe place to meet the basic human needs of people without shelter during our coldest months: mid-November through mid-March.”

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A winless success: Hawks volleyball builds foundation

Second-year team focuses on fun as players gain experience

Under different circumstances, a 0-16 record would be the sign of a pretty dismal season. For the Horizon Christian School Hawks volleyball team, though, this fall’s winless season is merely the necessary cost of building the foundations of a new program.

What does car care mean to you?

I want to keep my car for as long as possible and I want it to look and run great.

Man robs Comfort Suites hotel

A man wearing a ski mask tied up the clerk and made off with cash from the till at a West Cascade hotel in the early morning hours on Oct. 11.

Immanuel hosts Martin Luther portrayal Oct. 27

Immanuel Lutheran Church will host “Martin: a Life of Martin Luther,” a live and original one-man portrayal written and performed by actor Allan Lemke. The community is invited, at 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The church is located at 9th and State streets.

ROUND TABLE: Local pears and apples are goodness as basic as ABC

Don’t be alarmed: The hum from my basement in coming weeks is just my bank of fruit dryers.

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No. 5 boys soccer focused on playoffs

Undefeated in league play, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its role as Columbia River Conference top dogs with commanding wins this week against The Dalles and Pendleton. The team (4-0 league, 10-1-1 overall) holds a 5A No. 5 ranking with two CRC matches remaining.

Eagle girls soccer get fourth straight shutout

In what was the most pivotal game of the season so far, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team went on the road Thursday to face the Pendleton Buckaroos. The 3-0 win is the fourth shutout in a row for the Eagles (3-0-1 league, 6-4-1 overall), who now hold the Columbia River Conference’s top position and a 5A No. 12 ranking.

A great way to go for HRV volleyball

Senior night season finale is team’s best game of the year

Inspired by a pregame Senior Night ceremony, the Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball team had its best performance of the season Tuesday in the team’s final home game.

Fruit-ful: Harvest Festival weekend brings out the bounty

The picking ladders, in some places, are still in the trees, but the 2013 fruit harvest is mostly bin-found by now, and ready for eating.

Sign up for winter sports

Although many of you may still be getting over the disappointment of such an abrupt end to summer, the fall sports season is already well under way, and coaches and organizers are gearing up for the indoor sports that will run through the winter. Below is a selection of some of the many organized activities to keep kids occupied during the winter months.

Friday, October 18

Death notices for Oct. 19

Stella Gage, Georgia 'Joey' Linn

Service announcements for Oct. 19

Peggy Lough, Donald Graves, Elsie Duvall

Wednesday, October 16

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Double duty for cyclists

Local cyclists filled the ranks for two-wheeled adventures in Hood River County and in central Oregon earlier this fall.

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Thunder Island Brewing opens in Cascade Locks Oct. 19

Hood River County’s seventh brewery will preview its small-batch ales on Saturday in Cascade Locks.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 16

Rick Hulett at The Pines; more

Country Finance donates $1,000 to Hope Unlimited

Country Financial recently donated $1,000 to Hope Unlimited in honor of Keith Howell of Hood River.

Public Records: Marriage Permits

Sept. 4 to Oct. 14

MARRIAGE PERMITS: Sept. 4 to Oct. 14

Sheriff Log for Oct. 16

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Oct. 6-14.

Heirloom apples shine during Celebration Oct. 26-27

Tasty, classic apple varieties — many now quite rare — are at the center of the Hood River County Fruit Loop’s Heirloom Apple Celebration, along with delicious fresh cider, gourmet food, country fun, and lots more, Oct. 26-27.

Roots And Branches: Super Mario? Super ‘Matsi’

It really isn’t just about the mushrooms, although they are undeniably a delectable bonus.

PARKDALE NEWS: Run or walk to the Parkdale Pumpkin Parade

Last year’s Parkdale Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk was such a big success that the Parkdale Elementary PTO is doing it again this year.

Vehicle warning signs your nose can recognize

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.

Car Care Council tips help save money

Consumers’ pain at the pump was back earlier this year when gas prices rose daily for more than a month. But there was no need to worry, says the Car Care Council. A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance tips can help alleviate the pain.

ABCs of car care for new drivers

It’s never too early to learn the ABCs of car care, says the Car Care Council.

Auto repair: Wondering about your warranty?

It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. In fact, it is law that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty, says the Car Care Council.

‘Most scenic marathon in the country’ runs Oct. 27

Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon start and finish in Hood River

Labeled the most scenic marathon in the country, the annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon will take place Oct. 27, starting and finishing at the Port of Hood River’s Marina Park.

HRV XC is ready

One more tune-up meet before CRC championship

Although not complacent — and certainly not guaranteed — the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls cross country team is looking beyond next weekend’s Columbia River Conference championship, focusing more keenly on the following weekend’s OSAA 5A State Championship, where the team hopes to improve from last season’s fifth-place finish and put another standout young runner atop the podium.

SUP team turns heads at Battle of the Paddle

Hood River-based youth Stand Up Paddle team, Team Big Winds, capped a breakout summer season with the Battle of the Paddle last month at Dana Point, California’s Doheny Beach. The annual event consists of two big races — a course race on Saturday and a 10-mile distance race on Sunday. With well over 400 competitors, it is by far the largest SUP race in the world and attracts athletes from virtually all corners of the earth.

Kegler's Corner: Brandon Kawachi fires 760 series

If you bowled in the Fraternal league last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, you had a pretty good chance to make the Team of the Week. In fact, every member of this week’s fab five blistered the boards in Fraternal action.

Prepare to prepare: Get ready for seismic event with help from shakeout.org

The phrase “text first, call later” joins “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as a new Catchphrase For Readiness.

ANOTHER VOICE: A farmer grew up with Harvest Fest

Thirty-one years ago a group was putting together a harvest event at the old Diamond Fruit Cannery on Cascade Street. They wanted some orchard participation so I, being a young orchardist with apples abundant but little money, picked some Golden Delicious apples, grabbed a bunch of used paper grocery bags, an old scale, and a pocket full of change and headed down to the event.

Focus on start-ups: Gorge Angel Conference returns to HR Nov. 5

The community is invited to attend the sixth Gorge Angel Conference, scheduled for Nov. 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Registration deadline is Oct. 30.

31st Harvest Fest features local entertainment

The main entertainment stage at Harvest Fest will be hosting lots of local music this year. A full schedule of events is included in today’s edition.

Hood River, Cascade Locks ports pledge greater cooperation

Gorge Commission urges agencies to exert political muscle as a region

The commissioners of the ports of Cascade Locks and Hood River met jointly for the first time Wednesday at Cascade Locks City Hall.

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Kaleidoscope: Feeling right at home...

Exchange students are too busy to be homesick

All are European, all are accomplished English speakers, and they hail from a range of places, from small villages to a capital city.

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Outsized, but feisty Eagle football squad falls to Pendleton

In final home game, HRV gives solid effort vs. bigger Bucks

In their final home football game of the season Friday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles put on a high-energy show against the Pendleton Buckaroos. On senior night, HRV’s 13 eldest players had hopes of upsetting the 6-1 Buckaroos for the last performance in front of a home crowd at Henderson Community Stadium. The visiting team used size and speed to its advantage, though, to finish with a 48-28 win over the Eagles, who go on the road this Friday to Hermiston and next week to The Dalles for the final game of the regular season.

‘Vampires and Victims’ chase is Oct. 27

The chase is on! The 5K Vampires and Victims race will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hood River Valley High School track and stadium.

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‘Sticks in a bundle don’t break’

As stadium lights shine onto the football field for Friday night games, HRV cheerleaders are always there to pump up the crowd. But what the fans don’t see are the hours of hard work each girl puts in at practice that leads to the success of the team.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 16

Reconsider busing?; Every voice counts; Illogical; more

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Local man accused of sexually assaulting a horse

A Hood River man was arrested last week after he allegedly sexually assaulted a horse in the Oak Grove area.

Start date changes for Bridge of Gods work

The schedule for upcoming repair work to be performed on the Bridge of the Gods has changed once again.

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Mt. Defiance facility fills a fruit storage need

ODELL — Mt. Defiance Cold Storage is the new kid on the fruit block.

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Hood River County Library turns 100

History books and period tales are easy to find at the library, and on Friday it looked like many of the people there had stepped out of one of those stories.

Celebrating local bounty

Harvest Fest and Fruit, Craft Fair return; see special insert

If current forecasts hold up, we should expect mostly sunny weather for a couple of main events this weekend: The Harvest Fest and the Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair.

Tuesday, October 15

Death notices for Oct. 16

Robert 'Bob' Hanel, Marvin Harder, Nancy MacKay, Phyllis Knapp, Elsie Duvall

Saturday, October 12

4-H Week: Support our youth; learn more on Oct. 15

At 1,200 youth, it’s the largest program for young people in the county.

Oregon Parks-Rec honors Zanmiller

Mark Zanmiller, past board member of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, has received the Voluntary Service Award from the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association.

Police Log for Oct. 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

Chambers, Strait join Women’s Clinic

Hood River physician Charlie Chambers, M.D., has joined the staff at Providence Women’s Clinic in its new location, 1151 May Street, Suite 201, in Hood River.

‘Paws’ awhile Oct. 16 to help Adopt-A-Dog

The downtown Gallery at 301 will host the second annual “Paws for a Cause” on Oct. 16.

$700k boost is a ‘good challenge’

Legislation gives $100 million to Oregon schools, HR County excited about its slice of the pie

On the road and in a changing space, Hood River County School District board of directors met Wednesday and heard about impacts out of Salem along with local cooperative efforts at the school.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 12

Second house concert added, more

‘Wild’ movie schedule changed to November

“Wild,” a new movie staring Reese Witherspoon, should be ready to film scenes in Cascade Locks in early November.

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A slice of local life: For Chamber’s Ashley Huckaby, planning’s a pleasure

Ashley Huckaby, event coordinator for Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, has a lot on her plate these days.

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Trouble brewing: Shutdown affects local beer makers

This time, the federal government has gone too far.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 12

Learn facts about Lyme; Grateful riders; Work to improve ACA; more

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Varsity volleyball rivalry goes the way of the Eagles

HRV team 3-3 in CRC, hopes of playoff spot still alive

The Hood River Valley High volleyball team regained some momentum just in time for the home stretch of its Columbia River Conference schedule with an exciting home win in four sets (24-26, 25-21, 25-14, 25-19) at home Wednesday over The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians.

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Eagle soccer teams kick it up a notch

HRV soccer teams win this week, eye district titles and state rankings

In its second 7-0 blowout in a row, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team showed no mercy Tuesday afternoon in a home match against the Hermiston Bulldogs.

No IMC for HRV

Committee hears input, recommends maintaining Columbia River Conference

Hood River Valley High School administration breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after learning of the Oregon School Activities Association Classification and Districting Committee’s final recommendation to keep the Columbia River Conference intact for the 2014-18 cycle.

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The fate of Barrett Park is still uncertain

County Planning’s 3-2 vote means Board of Commissioners will have final say

The fate of Barrett Park now lies in the hands of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners after the Hood River County Planning Commission failed to make a decision on the park during a public remand hearing Wednesday night.

Washington Federal acquires 51 Bank of America branches

Washington Federal Savings is in the process of acquiring 51 branches of Bank of America in Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon, including the branches in The Dalles and Hood River.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 12

HRV water polo has great week; Harvest Hustle is Oct. 26; 44Trails Association Party; HRATS work party Oct. 26

Odell author finds success with his first e-book

Randy Fox’s ‘Dust Pan Girl’ proves popular on Amazon with readers of adult thrillers

It may be an e-book, but it’s still a page-turner.

How to Help for Oct. 12

Volunteer as a tax preparer; more

Apply now for ‘Most Valuable Student’

The Elks “Most Valuable Student” applications are now available online at http://bit.ly/17k2Ssx. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Fall fundraisers hail season of giving

Below is a list of fundraiser activities taking place in the Gorge, starting with Friday evening’s Lila May fundraiser and featuring four more this weekend.

PUBLIC RECORDS: CIRCUIT COURT

August 2013

Friday, October 11

Death notices for Oct. 12

Celia Dominguez Mariscal, Eckard Toy, Donald Graves

Thursday, October 10

Local Habitat for Humanity begins new program

The Mid Columbia Habitat for Humanity, MCHFH, is announcing a new program to help low income families stay in their homes.

Wednesday, October 9

Cascade Observations: 'Today is a gift'

Be here now.

In focus: Camera clubs meet in HR

In focus: The essential photographic term “aperture” means opening, and this weekend’s Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs creates a wide opening for anyone interested in learning more about the subject.

Runaway found safe in California

A Mount Hood teen who was reported missing nearly three weeks ago was found safe in northern California on Friday.

Hood River entrepreneur pleads not guilty in tax case

PORTLAND, (AP) — An Oregon entrepreneur who sells products intended to help people with an array of physical maladies has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he filed false tax returns.

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Top times signal peak of XC season

With just two contests remaining before the Columbia River Conference championships, Hood River Valley High School cross country runners are energized and on track for an exciting showdown at the end of the month.

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HRV football ready for a fresh start

Eagles begin three-game Columbia River Conference schedule with positive outlook

With clear skies and a stadium full of cheerful fans, the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team hosted the Wilson Trojans Friday night in the Eagles’ homecoming game at Henderson Community Stadium.

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Kids shred Grominator skate contest

The fourth-annual Grominator skateboarding contest brought 32 kids to the Hood River Skate Park Saturday for what turned out to be the nicest, and driest, day in the last few weeks.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Little Lewis is ‘a cuddler’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lewis as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 9

Yes for Barrett Park; Barrett Park is doable; Parks are needed; more

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Full Sail expands, packs more onto Columbia Street

Call the east end of Columbia Street, at Fourth Street, “brewer’s corner.”

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Out of a flood comes an innovative filter

Hood River’s Farmers Conservation Alliance springs from FID efforts to help fish

In 1996, a historic flood turned the Hood River into a muddy torrent that wiped out roads, rail lines, and a portion of the Powerdale Dam facility.

Government shutdown hits ground

Water planning, land use implications foreseen at county level

As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, its far-reaching impacts are becoming increasingly more apparent.

Air Guitar rocks on

Staff remember — and repeat — glory days

Shortly after its birth as a sideshow, Air Guitar evolved into the main event.

Gorge Food Forum unfolds Oct. 12

The fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center and Exhibit Hall at the Skamania fairgrounds on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Hegewald Center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.

MID VALLEY NEWS: Time to enter Fall Flower Show

The Odell Garden Club will host its annual Fall Flower Show during the Gorge Fruit and Craft Show Oct. 19-20 at the fairgrounds in Odell.

Workshop offered on fundraising for nonprofits

Attention nonprofit executive directors, development staff and board members: Do you feel you could or should engage your board more in fundraising?

Dinner with veteran David Childs Oct. 18

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts “An Evening With David Childs,” history dinner, Friday, Oct. 18, at the Discovery Center in The Dalles.

History Dinner at Gorge Discovery Center Oct. 18

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts “An Evening with David Childs,” Friday, Oct. 18. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6:30.

Infant sign language workshop at WS library

Parents and caregivers along with their infants and toddlers are invited to a hands-on “Sign, Sing and Playtime” workshop at the White Salmon Valley Community Library on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10-11 a.m.

Scholarship recipient passes check flight

Eric Hamada, who in March 2013 was awarded the first Callas Trust Flight Scholarship, has earned his private pilot certificate in just six months’ time.

Hunting season tips for harvesting a mature buck

I was lucky; I harvested a decent size buck on my first “real” hunting adventure, a 3x4 mule deer from Eastern Oregon’s Fossil Unit in 1977.

Kegler's Corner: Jeremy Bloom rolls a 714 series

Silky-smooth Jeremy Bloom is the latest kegler at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes to climb over the 700 series barrier with a mighty fine 714 that he racked up in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league.

PUBLIC RECORDS: CIRCUIT COURT

July 2013

CIRCUIT COURT July 2013

Order now for the 2014 SWCD native plant sale

Are you looking to add hardy, drought-tolerant native plants to your landscape?

ANOTHER VOICE: Tell the schools what you think

Over these first weeks of the new school year, I’ve had the opportunity to spend time in each of our schools.

ANOTHER VOICE: Help successful fire prevention planning

I think I can safely say that I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 9

Peter Fletcher plays Oct. 30 ; more

Orchestra offers program of family classics

Exciting show includes ‘Peter and the Wolf’

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta kicks off its 2013-14 season with a program of classics for kids and adults.

Tuesday, October 8

Death notices for Oct. 9

William Askins, Eckard Toy

Saturday, October 5

The Porch, Oct. 5

The Porch is back … again. Well, at least SOMEONE gets a long vacation around here.

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Lions roar for Meals (on Wheels)

At Tuesday evening’s Hood River Valley Adult Center’s Big Bingo, Lion Len Hickman presented a check for $1,000 to Paul Zastrow, HRVAC board chairman, and Jinx Woods, HRVAC treasurer.

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For Mark Chamley, 60, ultra running is ‘a personal journey’

100 miles in 33 hours

Mark Chamley returned to his Hood River home this week after finishing 117th in the Bear 100. For many running events, 117th place wouldn’t be much to brag about, but simply finishing this 100-mile, high-altitude ultra-marathon is a feat in itself, made even more impressive by the fact that Chamley is 60 years old.

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A tough mudder

HRV girls battle Buckaroos, field conditions in 0-0 draw

In the most anticlimactic result possible, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team played to a 0-0 tie at home Tuesday afternoon in the its Columbia River Conference opener against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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Two wins for HRV water polo

Hood River Valley High School water polo picked up wins at home this week against teams from Sandy and Gresham.

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 5

Intersection needs light; Community decision; Fix it, don’t stall it; more

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‘Macbeth’ opens Oct. 10

Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theatre open the 2013-14 season with the “Tragedy of Macbeth.”

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Driver sideswipes cars, ends up in hand cuffs

Angie DeHart did not need to call her insurance agency Wednesday after her parked car was damaged on the Heights.

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Government shutdown felt in Gorge

USDA Forest Service office closed due to Federal funding issue

As lawmakers squabble in Washington, D.C., the effects of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday are already being felt in the Gorge.

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Bridge of the Gods closure schedule revised

The closure schedule for the Bridge of the Gods has changed as a result of recent discussions between the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors who will be doing a series of repairs on the bridge over the next couple months.

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BreezeBy transponders, pricing policy to change

Commissioners made a unanimous decision at the tail-end of Tuesday’s epic, 4-hour-and-38-minute-long Port of Hood River meeting to roll out new BreezeBy transponders and a pricing policy to go with them.

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A slice of local life -- Garrit Stoltz makes wines of influence

“I make wine in the oldest house in town, down in the old mortuary,” said Garrit Stoltz, a 1998 graduate of Hood River Valley High School who has charted a global path to where he is now, crafting unique wines, one barrel at a time.

Warming Shelter starts in November

Volunteer training sessions start Oct. 21

Hood River Warming Shelter goes into service in mid-November, and opportunities to volunteer happen this month.

Plea date set for robbery suspect

U.S. Bank robbery suspect Timothy Bryan Glenn is scheduled to enter a plea Dec. 2 to answer charges brought against him in connection with an armed robbery that was committed at U.S. Bank in Hood River Sept. 12.

Go all out: Great Gatsby party Oct. 11 celebrates library, ‘20s era

The Hood River County Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 11, with a free, all-ages Great Gatsby party starting at 7 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 5

Country Dance returns Oct. 12; more

Your newspaper: 73rd National Newspaper Week

Hood River News thanks our readers for helping us observe National Newspaper Week, with this timely commentary provided by Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

September second-wettest on record

The torrential rainstorms that drenched the Pacific Northwest last weekend were largely responsible for producing one of the wettest Septembers on record for the Hood River area.

‘Tuscany’ event gives United Way a strong campaign start

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge had its most successful kickoff ever Sept. 19, at its Evening of Tuscany event held at the Gorge Room of the Best Western Hood River Inn.

MS athletes shine in fall sports action

Hood River’s middle school cross country team logged an impressive performance last weekend at the Nike Pre Nationals at Portland International Raceway.

Kids’ bike, skate events today

The fourth-annual Grominator skateboarding contest is Saturday at the Hood River skate park. Registration will run from 9-10 a.m. with the contest to follow for kids ages 15 and younger.

NATIONAL 4-H WEEK -- Serving 1,200 youths: It’s ‘something to talk about’

When you think about 4-H you often think about the county fair, where youths exhibit their livestock projects and showcase their art, home environment and educational displays, but 4-H is so much more.

HAHRC BEATS:Close to mothers -- Breastfeeding Support

The first week of August 2013 was World Breastfeeding Week, and it was celebrated worldwide. The theme was Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers. It highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families.

Celebrate acupuncture, Oriental medicine Oct. 21

In honor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, Cascade Acupuncture Center will offer free focus acupuncture treatments, for pain, for those who have not tried acupuncture before in its clinics.

Wednesday, October 2

Green Home Tour is this weekend

Green Home Expo starts things off Friday with local speakers

With a unique line-up of new and remodeled homes, the 12th annual Green Home Tour set for Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.

Fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum unfolds Oct. 12 with an indoor farmers market

The fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center and Exhibit Hall at the Skamania fairgrounds on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Hegewald Center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.

Harmony of Gorge seeks singers for Christmas chorus

Women who like to sing Christmas carols are invited to sing with the Sweet Adelines throughout the holidays.

GCF seeking applications from local nonprofits

Is your nonprofit struggling to find funding? The Gorge Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from local organizations, with a fast-approaching deadline of Oct. 25.

Breastfeeding support group meets biweekly

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time.

PARKDALE NEWS: Parkdale events offer many learning opportunities

Women in the Upper Valley community are invited to attend Bible study class at Parkdale Community church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., now through Nov. 20

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Snow could be coming soon

Ski slopes get fresh white coat, weather expert says this could be a great year

While this week’s unseasonably foul weather meant wet jackets and soggy shoes in the lower reaches of the valley, up higher on Mount Hood a thick coat of white covered the ground in the first decent snowfall of the 2013-14 winter season.

Tools, tips and resources for Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association’s annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, will be held Oct. 6-12. The nonprofit fire safety organization is encouraging the public to prevent kitchen fires.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 2

Country Dance returns Oct. 12; more

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Teaching Justice: Sarah Segal earns national award

Room 502 at Hood River Middle School is a virtual globe, and its students all travelers.

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Rally time: It’s Hood River Valley Homecoming Week

The pageantry of Homecoming is back.

County slated to decide on Barrett Park/LUBA remand

The long Barrett Park saga could finally be coming to an end as early as next week.

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Bridge of the Gods closures begin Oct. 11

Closed 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until repairs are finished

Construction begins next week on the Bridge of the Gods and will require the bridge to be closed to traffic as crews work around the clock to repair the aging structure and allow heavy trucks to cross the span once again.

Focus on the fundamentals: HRV football learns from mistakes, looks ahead after St. Helens loss

With hopes of bouncing back from a tough home game last week (49-28 loss to North Salem Sept. 20), the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team went on the road Friday to challenge the St. Helens Lions.

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Three Peaks equals one epic adventure

Group logs 115 miles in 72-hour journey around Hood, Adams and St. Helens

Four friends, three mountain peaks and 115-miles of trail in 72 hours: This is one epic exploit that few places in the world could accommodate so readily and few people could accomplish, but for Michael Stevens, the adventure was just down the road.

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‘Car is King’ comes to Maryhill Loops

Did you know that Sam Hill was one of the Northwest’s leading visionaries when it came to good roads? The Historic Columbia River Highway, Highway 101 along the coast and the road to Crater Lake were all constructed because of Sam Hill’s powers of persuasion.

At NORCOR, inmate visitations go ‘remote’

‘Skype on steriods’ system saves money, reduces personal contact issues at jail

Inmates at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities no longer have face-to-face time with visitors — conversations now take place through a computerized system described as “Skype on steroids.”

Man suffers fatal fall from moving vehicle on I-84

A 31-year-old man died Saturday night after falling out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks while allegedly fighting with his girlfriend.

Vintage Singers in The Dalles Oct. 10

The Village Singers will treat you to the music of Peter, Paul and Mary, The Seekers, New Christy Minstrels and the Kingston Trio in concert on Thursday, Oct. 10.

‘The Crush’ show blends wine, art

Artists, vintners will be on hand in month-long exhibit at Center for Arts

Association invite the community to visit the gallery during harvest, when the bounty of wine grapes are crushed and the joie de vivre of winemaking begins.

ANOTHER VOICE: Barrett Park plan does not solve county-wide problem

Talk to a coach, athlete or parent involved in team sports and you’ll hear about our county’s ball field shortage.

On Letters: Keep them coming

A group of Horizon Christian School fifth-graders asked the editor last week, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 2

Book not unbiased; Roundabout would help; Open mind?; more

PET OF THE WEEK: Sherman is ‘superstar with fetch’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Sherman as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Sheriff Log for Oct. 1

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 23-30.

Kegler's Corner: A return to the bowling season, and our weekly Kegler’s Corner column

We’ve sung her praises many times before and even though we’re only a month into the current league season, it’s already time to do it again. To put it simply, Nancy Asai cleaned house last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Upcoming Fall Fun-Runs

Below is a selection of upcoming fun runs scheduled for the Gorge area. Although not a definitive source, a good site for information on these and other runs is www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com.

‘Focused’: HRV XC runs at Nike Pre, looks ahead to CRC race

Hood River Valley High School cross country had a busy weekend of running in the rain.

Beetle basics

Forum looks at reducing bark beetle infestation

Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session on the bark beetle infestations affecting trees in the Hood River area.

Oregon math teachers honor Barbara Hoikka

Hood River County School District recently recognized state math award recipient Barbara Hoikka.

Tuesday, October 1

Death notices for Oct. 2

Ethella Cramblett, Carroll Tveidt, David Neuvirth