Stories for September 2013

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Saturday, September 28

 

Sports Briefs for Sept. 28

Trails open as fire season winds down; HRVHS water polo plays; Community Ed wrestling starts Sept. 30; Columbia Gorge CASA hosts superhero Run/Walk

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OSAA districting draws HRV into IMC

A migraine for Hood River Valley High School athletics comes around every four years, and to the dismay of the athletic department, school board, coaches, parents and athletes, the splitting headache has returned in rapid fashion.

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Dar Williams is concerned with bees, sings about myth and power and likes towns with ‘positive proximity’

As time moves on, 20 years doesn’t seem that long ago. When people say to me “I did this and that 20 years ago,” I’m fazed less and less in terms of mental trauma. Instead of thinking: “Oh my god, if you did that 20 years ago ... how old does that make me?” I’ve learned to just accept it and move on.

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Thrill, then agony

This was a week of ups and downs for the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team, and after Thursday’s disappointing 3-2 loss at home against Wilsonville, the boys are looking to hold the momentum they built in a very solid preseason and learn from mistakes in their only loss as they begin a six-game Columbia River Conference schedule next week.

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Saturday Pig Bowl event benefits Hood River teen

If watching the region’s law enforcement officers test their conditioning and coordination against one another on the gridiron wasn’t enough, one of two recipients for this year’s Pig Bowl flag football fundraiser is a 19-year-old Hood River Valley High School graduate.

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Mountain View team excited about Cyclocross

For many, fall is about leaves changing colors, school starting again and cooler temperatures. For a select group of cyclists, the change in season signifies something entirely different : mud, sweat, spandex and the start of cyclocross season.

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YOUNG VOICES: Maddy Graham starts work as intern for Hood River News

As I carried a box of cookies into Journalism class for our end of the year party, which was themed “The Dundies,” my teacher Dave Case asked if I would take a walk with him so we could discuss ideas for the upcoming school year. On the walk, he asked me if I would be willing to be the new content editor for the Talon, since the other editor, Alia Burck, would be graduating. I quickly accepted the offer and forecasted to take the class as a junior, assuming my future schedule would allow it.

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Editorial:Go Eagles

The Hall of Fame event last week, ) with its fond reminiscences on past exploits, showed how firmly engrained was the sports experience in the continuing lives of standout athletes.

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Crush Hour

Demonstrating the “push down,” Carey Kienitz, winemaker at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, said 2012-13 are shaping up as prime wine years in the Gorge. Kienitz stirs the 1.5 tons of merlot grapes in one of 18 fermenting tanks that will fill the winery by the end of this weekend, one of the busiest times for wines in the area.

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Walden: Forest bill is lifeline

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., says 2013 has been the worst wildfire season in Oregon since 1951 — more than $120 million was spent on suppression activities — and that is a major reason to allow managed harvests in federally owned forests.

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Gorge.net plans big fiber optic upgrade

Local telecom provider Gorge Networks is planning the installation of an expansive new fiber optic network it hopes will be in place to deliver blistering-fast internet to customers in the Hood River area by next year.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Time is running out for Barrett Park grant funds

Hood River Valley Parks and Rec has been awarded a $494,000 grant from the Oregon State Parks Local Government Grant Program via the State Lottery Commission for development of Barrett Park. The District is in danger of having to decline the funds if it cannot obtain the development permit previously approved by the County Board of Commissioners. Without a permit, the money cannot be spent and the land will remain in its current undeveloped state indefinitely.

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ASPIRE seeks volunteers

The ASPIRE program at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage all students to further their education.

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Plan for the worst; expect the best

September is National Preparedness Month. Throughout the nation, various agencies like the American Red Cross, Extension Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, local fire departments and emergency medical services staff, churches, and utility companies are partnering to sponsor “Get Ready” events.

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HRV volleyball wins two

After a rough start to the season, Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball picked up two league wins this week on the road against Hermiston (20-25, 26-24, 8-25, 15-12) and The Dalles (21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-15). The result puts the Eagles at 2-1 in league play after a loss last week against Pendleton.

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Wednesday, September 25

 

Garwood marries Hunter

Anna Garwood and Jesse Hunter, both of Portland, were married Aug. 17 at Jesse’s parents’ home in Hood River.

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A senior gets his wish

It started off with reminiscing about old cars, and ended up with a trip to La Grande in a brand-new Cadillac for Senior Wish recipient Buck Hermann. With funds raised from the recent Country Fair at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living, Community Relations Director Kelly Emerson and Resident Care Coordinator Melissa Stanton hit the road to grant Buck his very own wish: a trip home.

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States issue Columbia River fish warning

SALEM (AP) — Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia.

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Bomb threat empties HRVHS

A bomb threat found in a bathroom stall emptied Hood River Valley High School Monday, sending students and staff home just before lunch.

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Eagle football starts flat, falls to North Salem

Following their biggest win of the season a week earlier (45-19 over Redmond Sept. 13), the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team (1-3) had momentum they were hoping to carry Friday’s home matchup against the North Salem Vikings (1-3).

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HRV boys soccer remains undefeated

Edgar Villegas, Aldo Muro, Jaime Frias, Giovanni Magaña and Manuel Mozqueda had one goal apiece in a 5-1 scoring clinic the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team gave West Albany Saturday afternoon at Westside school.

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Walk takes steps against hunger

Participants in the Sept. 21 CROP Walk for Hunger celebrated not only the 25th anniversary of the CROP Walk in the Gorge, but the 25th time rain has stayed at bay.

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‘Car is King’ Oct. 5-6 at Maryhill Museum of Art

One of the Northwest’s first and most vocal advocates for modern roads was Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill. As president of the Washington State Good Roads Association he spent much of his life championing the importance of highways in the Northwest.

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RARE volunteer serves Gorge

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District is hosting an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program run out of the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center.

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How to Help for Sept. 25

FISH food bank building project; Spend time with seniors; Hat Project welcomes volunteers, yarn; Next Door seeks foster parents; Help grant senior wishes

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NDI hosts parenting classes

Parenting is the most important job one will ever have. Parenting is learned and parenting practices are significantly influenced by one’s own upbringing. Effective early parenting contributes to development of cognitive and social skills, positive peer relationships and prevention of delinquency, risky behaviors and school failure.

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4th annual 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. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.

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Tuesday, September 24



Monday, September 23



Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat

Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat. Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled. Law enforcement is currently conducting an investigation at the school. Pete Hughes with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office reported that "we have reason to believe (the threat) was not credible."

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Saturday, September 21



Plein Air show ends Sept. 29

Aimee Erickson received the first place prize in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Art Show for her work “Hood River Railyard”.

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Windance honored at AWSI awards

Hood River’s Dave Nunn was honored earlier this month at the Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries annual awards ceremony at the SURF EXPO trade show in Florida. Nunn, owner of Windance Boardshop in Hood River, was called to stage during the festivities as the recipient of the Windsurfing Retailer of the Year award.

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Next Door hosts parenting classes

Parenting is the most important job one will ever have. Parenting is learned and parenting practices are significantly influenced by one’s own upbringing. Effective early parenting contributes to development of cognitive and social skills, positive peer relationships, and prevention of delinquency, risky behaviors and school failure.

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Business Notes for Sept. 21

Solstice Pizza nears move to Hood River; Gorge Networks buys Johnson Networks; Jason Dyke hired at Hood River Distillers; Community Bank opens in The Dalles

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MS football drives through season

Hood River and Wy’east middle schools’ combined football team put the hurt on Corbett in the team’s second game of the season Wednesday afternoon at Hood River Middle School. After playing all seventh-graders in the first half against Corbett’s combined seventh-eighth-grade team, the Hood River squad of eighth-graders exploded from a 2-0 deficit to run away with a 28-2 win.

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The wig in the trash can

Less than 24 hours after his arrest, 28-year-old Timothy Bryan Glenn appeared via live video feed in Hood River Circuit Court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on charges in connection with last week’s armed robbery of U.S. Bank’s Hood River branch.

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Hood River Hops Fest returns Sept. 28

Beer lovers from near and far will be visiting the annual Hood River Hops Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28. At least 40 breweries from the Northwest and beyond will be on hand.

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Fruit Loop hosts Pear Celebration this weekend

The Hood River Valley Pear Celebration takes place Saturday and, all along the Hood River County Fruit Loop. Fruit stands, wineries, farms and attractions along the valley’s scenic “loop” will be offering fresh pears, pear products and more.

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Racers flock to Double Cross

The Hood River Double Cross turned the Hood River Valley High School campus into an action-packed raceway last weekend with nearly 400 racers in attendance for the 12th-annual cyclecross event. The two days of racing weaved its way around the school, utilizing the parking lots, athletic fields and nearby Indian Creek Trail system to make up the 2-mile course on which riders completed as many laps as possible in their field’s given amount of time.

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Chinook run breaks records

If you’re friends with, married to or happen to be an avid Gorge-area fisherman, the last month or so has been something to remember — and not just for the unmistakable smell of cured fish eggs that takes several rounds of soap and water to remove.

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Book Lover’s Ball Oct. 11

On Friday, Oct. 11, from 6-10 p.m., Half the Gorge Sky will hold a benefit event at the Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles in support of literacy and girls’ education.

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Craftsmanship meets efficiency in Gorge Green Home Tour

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

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Volunteers needed for ASPIRE

The ASPIRE program at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage all students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.

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Watershed Group receives planning grant

Hood River Watershed Group has received a $99,629, two-year grant from the Bureau of Reclamation Cooperative Watershed Management to expand its outreach program, conduct additional analyses to support Hood River County’s Water Planning and Water Resources model, and produce a basin-wide Water Conservation Strategy. HRWG was one of five award recipients in the western United States, according to Cindy Thieman, Hood River Watershed Group coordinator.

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Friday, September 20

 

Thursday, September 19



Wednesday, September 18



MUSEUM BLOG: Get your ‘Cemetery Tales’ tickets; take online survey

Once upon a time. A familiar beginning to stories we heard when as children we sat upon the lap of a loved one at bedtime. Later on in life, we again learned about how stories would engage and impact us when we encountered Anne Shirley (with an “e”) in Anne of Green Gables, The Redwall Series and for our family a particular favorite series called The Happy Hollisters.

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Understanding the past is more complex than we think

Roger Blashfield of Hood River, who portrays Philip Carroll in Cemetery Tales, wrote this observation about his participation in the program and what it means to him. Philip Carroll’s was a life spent partly in Hood River, and it ended here, but in researching Carroll, Blashfield found that Carroll’s reach went far beyond Hood River.

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PARKDALE NEWS: Busy autumn in the Upper Valley

Fall classes at the Mount Hood Town Hall are starting to gear up so whether you are looking to improve your mind, body, or mental health with creative activities you might want to check out what classes are being offered by visiting www.mthoodtownhall.org.

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Roots and Branches: We are heavy on health

If friends or relatives unfamiliar with our communities came to visit, let’s say for a wedding or some other benchmark event, what would you want them to see? Who would you want them to meet? What experience would you want them to have?

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Hall-of-Fame honors Eagles of the past

Hood River Valley’s high school athletics have a long tradition of determination and grit, of hardheadedness in the face of adversity, of overcoming difficult odds and of statewide success despite often competing against deeper programs and larger schools with more athletes to choose from.

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Harvest Ride is this weekend

In a unique combination of sporting event and agri-tourism, the fifth-annual Hood River Harvest Ride is set for this Saturday, rain or shine. Organized by the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, the Harvest Ride is a non-competitive cycling event in which participants choose from five different loops around the valley, stopping at points of interest like scenic vistas, farm stands and orchards, wineries, breweries and museums along the way.

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‘Pig Bowl’ game Sept. 28

“Pig Bowl,” a benefit touch football game, gains a Hood River connection this year when the carnival-like event plays out Sept. 28 at Wahtonka Field in The Dalles.

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Commission approves arming CJO’s

Hood River County parole and probation officers tasked with monitoring adult offenders will now have the option of carrying a firearm while in the field and the office.

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CROP Walk is Sept. 21

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will host its 25th CROP Walk for Hunger Sept. 21, beginning and ending at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road. Maps are available for participants outlining one-mile, 5K and 10K routes. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk at 10 a.m.

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HRV football claims first win

Continued improvement by the Hood River Valley High Eagles football team was evident Friday evening with the team’s 45-19 road win over the Redmond Panthers. For the Eagles (1-2), guided by coach Caleb Sperry, it was an important win that helped the team regain some momentum as it heads into the heart of the nine-game regular season.

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‘A new movement in public art’

Hood River-based metal and sculpture artist C.J. Rench is in the midst of a one-of-a-kind project in collaboration with Red Bull and world-renowned professional skateboarder Torey Pudwill. Called “Red Bull Skate Space,” the project is a massive, multi-piece sculpture that will be permanently installed in Seattle’s Jefferson Park.

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Suspect arrested U.S. Bank robbery

About 20 people watched from across the street Monday at 4:30 p.m. as Hood River Police arrested Timothy Bryan Glenn, 28, of Hood River, as the suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of U.S. Bank.

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Tuesday, September 17



Sioux City Kid gets ready to rock the Trillium Cafe

“Wishing Well” is the first single off of the new record “Minutes, Miles, Troubles & Trials” by Sioux City Kid. The San Francisco Band is fronted by singer Jarred Griffin, and he’s pleasantly surprised with how things are going for his debut record.

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Monday, September 16



Saturday, September 14

 

The hunt continues

A suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the U.S. Bank Hood River branch Thursday morning is still at large as of Friday morning.

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RUN!

Hood River Valley High School cross country hosted its only home meet of the season Wednesday afternoon, with teams from Ridgeview, Benson, Cleveland, Franklin, Madison, Roosevelt, The Dalles, Wilson and Lincoln in attendance.

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HRVHS water polo dives into second season

It was about 90 degrees Wednesday afternoon and 15 or so high school athletes were busy swimming and splashing around the Columbia River, in the calm waters of the Nichols Boat Basin.

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Hawks soccer ready to rock

Horizon Christian School’s soccer team kicked off its fall season over the weekend at the annual Trout Lake Tournament. The Hawks, who belong to the 3A/2A/1A Special District 5, went 0-2 at the tourney with a 2-0 loss vs. Trout Lake on Friday and a 4-2 loss against City Christian the following morning.

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Schools go on lockdown

Hood River County School District buildings in Hood River, and Horizon Christian School, went into the district’s second lockdown in memory Thursday about 45 minutes after the U.S. Bank robbery occurred on the Heights.

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ROUND TABLE: Numbers game: A reporter’s struggle with counting

Last week at the third annual First Friday Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament, dozens, nay, perhaps hundreds of people battled each other to win hundreds of dollars worth of prizes — and eternal glory. Winners stayed, losers walked, and the group of competitors was reduced exactly by half each round until only two players remained.

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Flem to marry West

Meghan Nicole Flem, of Hood River, and Bryan Shane West, of Parkdale, will be married Saturday, Sept. 14, in Parkdale.

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United Way benefit in The Dalles Sept. 20

Dance to epic music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s by the band Hit Machine in a benefit concert for the United Way of the Columbia Gorge on Friday, Sept. 20, at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.

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Vintage Evening Big Band Blitz Oct. 5

The Dalles — Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the sixth-annual Vintage Evening auction fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts 6 p.m.

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Thursday, September 12



‘Wild & Scenic’ Film Festival returns Sept. 20-21

Two nights of thought-provoking films are presented by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival — this year the theme is “A Climate of Change,” as the films will explore everything from kayaking big waterfalls to changes that are affecting oyster production on Washington’s coast.

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Wednesday, September 11

   

Tennis courts reopen

With fresh coats of bright blue and white paint, the newly remodeled city tennis courts are all but complete, and anyone who frequented the old courts is going to notice a dramatic difference when they step onto the $132,000 “Premier Court” surface.

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Port begins strategic plan review

The Port of Hood River Commission has initiated an update of its Strategic Business Plan to process that will guide the agency goals, decisions, operations and investments practices over the next five years into the foreseeable future.

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Kaleidoscope: The Big Huddle

Fireworks and plenty else burst forth in customary style under perfect weather conditions Sept. 6 at Hood River Valley High School.

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Speed will be key to HRV football season

Pre-game fireworks and a sizable home crowd helped provide the Hood River Valley High School varsity football team with an emotional lift in its home-opener Friday evening — a nonleague game versus the now 2-0 Forest Grove Vikings.

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State hears testimony on Nestlé

For its first monthly meeting in its new headquarters in Salem, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission christened its new digs by hearing pro and con testimony regarding a proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the city of Cascade Locks.

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‘Living the Oath’

In the midst of a genre filled with first-person experience, Marine mom and journalist RaeLynn Ricarte set out to write a book like no other — one that stretched the breadth of the military experience from green recruit to Gold Star Mother.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Whistling Ridge plan is unneeded nonstarter

Despite the Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision, the Whistling Ridge Energy Project remains a poorly sited and designed project that threatens the Columbia Gorge’s scenery, wildlife and communities, while promising little to no benefits for a region already oversaturated with wind energy. Fortunately, the court’s decision is not the final word in the public debate over this ill-conceived proposal.

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Gorge athletes shine at 25th Aluminum Man

The 25th Annual Aluminum Man Triathlon and Duathlon drew nearly 200 athletes to The Dalles Saturday morning. With prime conditions — relatively cool, sunny and no wind — the event featured an Olympic triathlon, an Olympic duathlon and a Sprint triathlon based from The Dalles Waterfront Park.

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‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ auditions Sept. 21-22

Columbia Center for the Arts Stage Troupe invites community members to audition for Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” an uproarious story about a Christmas pageant gone awry. The play will be directed by Kathleen Morrow.

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Wood marries Thompson

Briana Wood and Jacob Thompson, both of Hood River, were married Aug. 17 at Mayer State Park. Juan Reyes officiated.

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Tuesday, September 10

 

One From Many promises unique music experience

One From Many, a rock band from Portland, will be at the Columbia Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 19. The band promises a unique experience, because in addition to the regular concert, One From Many will be offering a free community workshop starting at 6 p.m.

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Monday, September 9



Saturday, September 7



HRV girls start season with 4-0 shutout win

Collette Zack had two goals and Jade Schumacher and Mona Diaz had one apiece Tuesday evening in the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s season-opener at Rex Putnam. The 4-0 win came after a tight first half that ended with the Eagles up 1-0 off Shumacher’s goal.

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A solid start for HRV boys soccer

Thursday evening’s thunder-and-lightning storm looks to have saved the 6A Canby Cougars from an even tougher loss than the 3-0 lead the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys had built before the game was called partway through the second half due to violent and electric weather overhead.

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Carter wins state barrels title

Hood River cowgirl Chantelle Carter capped a standout summer rodeo season by winning the 4-H Intermediate Barrels state championship Aug. 20 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

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CGCC golf tourney raises $16K

Participants, volunteers and sponsors of Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s 14th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament helped raise $16,000 this year for Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s Scholarship Fund.

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March of Dimes: Pregnant women need Pertussis vaccine

Due to substantial increases in reported pertussis cases (aka: whooping cough), an urgent call has been put out for every pregnant woman to get a Tdap immunization during every pregnancy. The number of cases has essentially tripled in the Northwest over the past several years.

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HAHRC BEATS: Kids need to eat breakfast

The school breakfast program is a sound investment in children. Children who eat breakfast do better in school. It is the meal that will help your child be at his/her best for learning, but sometimes children cannot eat breakfast at home. The good news is that they can get breakfast at school.

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‘Get Ready’

‘Get NW Natural and the American Red Cross are teaming up during National Preparedness Month to help Oregonians prepare for a natural disaster or emergency. During the month of September, Get Ready events will be held in 10 communities including Hood River and The Dalles.

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Cultural Trust now accepting applications for 2013 grants

Do you have a great art display or show you’d like to produce? Maybe you want to preserve or highlight some fascinating part of Hood River County’s cultural heritage? Or perhaps you’d like to invite a fascinating author or historian to the area to help people learn more about literature or the humanities?

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Learn about long-term resident care

Concerned about long-term care for a loved one? “Advocacy for Residents of Care Facilities” will be presented by the Oregon Office of Long Term Care Ombudsman at public libraries in Hood River, The Dalles and Moro on Sept. 10 and 11.

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Double Cross race returns Sept. 14-15

The 12th-annual Double Cross returns to Hood River Valley High School next weekend for two days of cyclecross racing action that is expected to draw between 400 and 500 competitors from across the Northwest.

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West Side spreads the word

Anyone traveling Tucker Road just south of Hood River has seen the new sign at West Side Fire Department. Three weeks ago the department made the change from a static sign to one with that is digitally programmed with changing illuminated messages.

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Scammers Busted

Owners of retail stores are used to having goods returned to their businesses on occasion and oftentimes, it’s store policy to ask for a receipt.

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Sports Briefs for Sept. 7

Rural Rampage fun fundraiser is Sunday; Volleyball faces tough David Douglas; ASA softball recruiting players 10-14; Twin Tunnels Run is Sept. 15

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Weather halts fire season

With recent rainfall, fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are considering taking advantage of the cooler weather to start fall prescribed burns.

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Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks play Cebu Lounge Sept. 7

“Basho” is a name you don’t hear about too often. As it turns out, Basho, one half of the folk duo consisting of Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks, had “some cool hippie parents,” and the name stems from Eastern philosophy, namely a 17th century haiku poet from Japan.

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Entertainment Update for Sept. 7

Wasco Bros. at Clocktower Ales; Songwriters team up Sept. 13; ‘Wild & Scenic’ films Sept. 20-21; Everybody’s celebrates 5 years; Birdwatchers needed Sept. 21; Pigs on the Wing Sept. 7; United Way benefit Sept. 20; Aeromodelers meet at WAAAM

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Friday, September 6



Thursday, September 5



Wednesday, September 4



Home Tour returns Sept. 22

The Delta Kappa Sorority is having its 23rd Annual Home Tour Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon until 5 p.m. Proceeds from the tour will go toward the FISH Food Bank building fund.

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‘A nice swim’

Many familiar faces dried off in the warm morning sun Monday after completing the 71st annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim.

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Summer Stories: unseen images from the season

The line from Jack Johnson’s hit song fit like comfy loafers in not one but two downtown Hood River events this summer: Elena Kroll and Matthew Oldfield make “comic book shoes” as part of the teen craft program at the Hood River Library, guided by Harley Judd.

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HRV football finds kinks in season opener at Sandy

The defending Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley High Eagles started their schedule on the road Friday evening against the Sandy Pioneers. Things were looking good for head coach Caleb Sperry and his Eagles, who were up 14-10 midway through the second quarter. Sandy regained the momentum though, scoring 31 unanswered points before HRV could score another touchdown, to take control of the game and finish with a 47-21 victory.

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Tall and athletic, HRV volleyball ready to go

The Hood River Valley Eagles varsity volleyball team has something to draw on this year that it doesn’t usually have much of: height. With a couple girls at or above the 6-foot mark and several others not far down the measuring stick, head coach Scott Walker says this year’s lineup is the tallest he has had in his eight years with the team.

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Take a hike

Take a hikeIn preparation for the transition from summer to autumn, Friends of the Columbia Gorge recently announced its lineup for the group’s annual Fall Hikes, Outings and Stewardship program. The series, starting Sept. 13 and running through the end of October, offers a variety of guided outdoor excursions, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous all-day outings, all accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable members of the Friends program.

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Blackburn fire close to contained

Nearly three weeks after it began, the Blackburn fire is expected to reach 100-percent containment on Wednesday, according to fire spokesperson David Morman.

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Museum mourns loss of volunteer Douglas Fry

Every Saturday morning without fail, Douglas Fry would come to The History Museum of Hood River County, put on a pot of coffee, sit at the front desk, and wait to greet museum guests with a smile.

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Entertainment Update for Sept. 4

Plein Air show, reading on tap; Author Teri Brown visits Sept. 6; ‘One From Many’ offers band workshop Sept. 19; Dance at HR Elks Sept. 5; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; Rawlings, Parks at CEBU Lounge

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Extension honors Master Gardeners

The OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program, a highly trained volunteer force that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants, has conferred top honors to its most dedicated ambassadors.

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Sports Briefs for Sept. 4

Fall lacrosse for 7/8 boys; Bowling leagues have opening; League details ; Pass Punt and Kick fundraiser Sept. 7; HRVHS Hall of Fame golf tourney Sept. 21; Gorge Kids Tri Sept. 22

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HRV XC shines at Night Meet

Hood River Valley High School cross country jump-started its fall running season Thursday evening at the Wilsonville Night Race. As a 3K instead of the regular 5K distance, the race is a good opportunity for teams to measure their early season speeds, called “date-pace,” to base workouts on as they prepare for the regular season.

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25th Annual Aluminum Man Tri/Duathlon is Saturday in TD

The Dalles is host to the 25th Annual Aluminum Man Triathlon and Duathlon on Sept. 7 based from the city’s Riverfront Park. Registration for the event — featuring Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, a triathlon relay and an Olympic duathlon — is still open.

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Corps of Engineers offers tours of The Dalles Dam

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers regularly scheduled Saturday and Sunday tours of The Dalles Dam. The fall schedule is now in effect, so the visitor center will be open Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until the end of September. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center closes Sept. 29 and will reopen in May 2014. Weekend tours will be offered until the visitor center closes for the winter.

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How to Help for Sept. 4

FISH food bank building project; Parkhurst House Senior Living Community; Hat Project welcomes volunteers, yarn; Next Door seeks foster parents; Help grant senior wishes

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Whistling Ridge article will run Sept. 7

A news item on page A1 of the Saturday, Aug. 31, edition listed the incorrect date for an upcoming article on the Washington Supreme Court’s Whistling Ridge Energy Project.

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