Stories for September 2013


Saturday, September 28

Make way: Community Ed shifts youth indoor soccer season to extend basketball program

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Hood River County Community Education’s popular indoor youth soccer league starts a month earlier than usual this year to give the even more popular youth basketball season an extra month of playtime. Registration for the indoor soccer program, for youngsters ages 4-9, is still open, with sessions starting next week at Westside Elementary School.

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

OSAA districting draws HRV into IMC

Columbia River Conference schools unified in opposition of plan, OSAA says they’ll listen

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.

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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Just gourd-eous

Pumpkin Funland in Pine Grove inspires, entertains

Looking for ideas for your Halloween pumpkins?

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Thrill, then agony

HRV boys dominate Lincoln, slump vs. Wilsonville

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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HRV Athletic Hall of Fame honorees tip hats to long list of supporters

The Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet was a night of laughter and tears, and likely some of the most touching 10 minutes of video ever delivered by a basketball coach.

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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.

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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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 28

Discerning media; ACA not a good law; What about uninsured?; more

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

Gorge Harvest in Hood River

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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Authorities searching for missing Mount Hood teen

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a local teen who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

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A slice of local life: Alfredo Elisa works, runs, and cooks

Alfredo Elisea took a break from work Thursday afternoon to run up and down with a bunch of 14-year-olds

Walden: Forest bill is lifeline

More than $120M has been spent to fight fires

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. 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.

Mt. Hood Rally will go on, but with significant changes

The Mt. Hood Rally race seemed destined for cancellation after Hood River County raised concerns over the event’s impacts on county roads, but organizers say a truncated version of the race will be held next month after all.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 28

‘Mountain Men’ at Everybody’s; more

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.

ASPIRE seeks volunteers

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

Elks ‘Most Valuable Student’ applications now available

The Elks “Most Valuable Student” applications are now available online at

LIBRARY NOTES: Oct. 11, party like it’s 1913

The bad news about 1913? It was the year that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, authorizing the federal government to impose and collect income taxes.

Police Log for Sept. 28

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 18-22.

Sheriff Log for Sept. 28

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 19-23.

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 25

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Authorities searching for missing Mount Hood teen

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is looking for a local teen who has been missing for over a week.

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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Robbery suspect indicted on three charges

U.S. Bank Robbery suspect Timothy Bryan Glenn was in Hood River Circuit Court again via live video feed Monday morning to hear the results of his indictment.

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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.

States issue Columbia River fish warning

Advisory does not apply to migratory fish, such as salmon and steelhead

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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These boots were made for filling

A decade later, HR firefighters still impress with muscular dystrophy fundraising efforts

If the boots of Hood River firefighters look heavier this year, that’s because they are.

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New healthcare facilities open next week in CL, Odell

The Hood River County Health Department and the Mid Columbia Center for Living will be providing services at two new healthcare facilities opening up in Cascade Locks and Odell next week.

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Bomb threat empties HRVHS

Classes back to normal Tuesday

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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Pet of the Week: Nellie needs ‘active home’

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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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 25

A book for open minds; Need true revenue reform; Letter to Walden; more

Ways of the wind: Alas, summer is officially over

Sept. 22 marked the autumn equinox and the technical end of the summer season. It is hard to believe that another Gorge summer is down in the books; and what a windy season it was.

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Gorge Kids Triathlon ‘Awesome’

Apparently the word awesome is still cool to today’s younger generation.

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Eagle football starts flat, falls to North Salem

Team trims margin to 14 after trailing 35-0 at home

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

Team ranked 5A No. 3 after 5-1 win Saturday

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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Debut of a view: New hiking trail takes teamwork and tenacity to complete

In 2007, a year before she passed away, Friends of the Columbia Gorge Founder Nancy Russell purchased a 42-acre parcel of land east of Mosier overlooking the Gorge and donated it to the nonprofit she helped form nearly 30 years prior.

Bomb threat used as a civics lesson

A civics lesson that everyone can relate to took place Tuesday morning at Hood River Valley High School.

Tsuruta visitor renews bonds formed during 2007 visit

A childhood trip to Hood River helped shape a young woman’s interest in the world.

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.

Hearts of Gold listed as a top Oregon workplace

Hearts of Gold Caregivers has been selected as one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces.

‘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.

‘Chasing Ice’ film looks at coal, global warming

Showings, with discussion, set for Thursday, Saturday

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Power Past Coal Coalition will host a free showing in The Dalles and Hood River of the award-winning National Geographic movie “Chasing Ice.”

Entertainment Update for Sept. 25

Scott Law at Cebu Lounge; more

ROUND TABLE: Calm prevails as bomb threat forces dispatch home

Niko Yasui was as calm as can be, welcoming me as I arrived unannounced at the counter of the HRVHS main office on Monday morning.

Threat response: Authorities, and students, performed well under difficult circumstances

Twice in two weeks Hood River school and police resources scrambled in response to unusual public safety emergencies

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.

Community Education classes spice up fall schedule

Along with bringing fresh apples, the Harvest Fest, and beautiful weather, the fall season brings new Community Ed classes to choose from throughout Hood River Valley.

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

Runners test times at state locale

Hood River Valley High School cross country runners were among the masses at Saturday’s Northwest Classic in Eugene.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 25

Community Ed wrestling starts Sept. 30; Godwin/Morgan win HRGCC Chapman

Police Log for Sept. 25

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 9-19.

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.

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.

MID VALLEY NEWS: Clem’s Market has new owners, fresh look

Clem’s Market is under new ownership. Locals Grant and Sandi Porter and Shane and Shannon Willis have purchased the downtown Odell business and are “trying a bunch of different things so we can see what works for our community,” says Shannon.

How many fingers am I holding up?

My son’s dog is not exactly the Arnold Schwarzenegger of canines.

Float the White Salmon River

Gorge Owned (GO!)’s Sense of Place series kicks off Sunday with a lecture and float on the White Salmon River.

Tuesday, September 24

Death notice for Sept. 25

Janet May

Monday, September 23

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

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."

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”.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 21

Morgan wins ICMGA Fall Handicap title; HRVHS boys soccer ties McLouglin

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.

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.

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

MS football drives through season

Combined HRMS, Wy’east team stomps Corbett this week

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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Bowling alley owner in league with community

Patrick Olson, proprietor of Orchard Lanes Bowling Alley, has owned the Heights-area business since 2009, but he’s no stranger to the industry.

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The wig in the trash can

DA reveals details in robbery suspect’s initial circuit court appearance

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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Labor shortage challenges farmers to pick fruit in time

A wealth of pears and a dearth of people to pick them.

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Mt. Hood Rally canceled as county examines road refurbishment costs

A popular rally car race scheduled for late October has effectively been canceled as Hood River County Commissioners examine how feasible it is to continue holding the race on county forest roads.

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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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 21

CASA helps children; Old-time credit policy; Working together for kids; Review our Constitution; Bad bill

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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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Dana’s Xtreme Burgers: A new business with a time-tested recipe

Dana’s Xtreme Burgers is just over a month old, but the new restaurant located on the Heights features a local burger recipe crafted well over 20 years ago.

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HRV girls soccer 3-2 after this week

Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team went 1-1 this week in home games Tuesday and Thursday.

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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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Going up: Young but determined, HRV water polo team fights through first varsity season in the MHC

Although a rough way to christen the Hood River Aquatic Center as its new home pool, Tuesday’s 18-4 loss is something the Hood River Valley High School water polo team is taking in stride.

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Chinook run breaks records

Columbia River fishing has been ‘off the hook’ the past several weeks

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.

Port holds Strategic Business Plan public meeting Sept. 25

The Port of Hood River holds two public meetings as part of the Port Commission’s update of its Strategic Business Plan. The SBP will guide operations and investments for the next five years.

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.

Eddleman, Pots perform for Civic Auditorium theater benefit Oct. 12

The Mid-Columbia Medical Center is proud to present the classical virtuoso piano duo of Karen Eddleman and Ronald Potts in the Theatre at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 21

Cripple Hop plays Sept. 27; more

Port ways: There is still plenty of time to plug into planning

As footprints increase, a blueprint is in the works at the Hood River waterfront.

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.

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.

Reiki classes start Oct. 6

Reiki classes are being offered by Hood River Community Education on Oct. 6 and 13.

Watershed Group receives planning grant

HRWG meets Tuesday at OSU Extension office

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.

Sheriff Log for Sept. 21

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 8-18.

Oregon, Washington end Sno-Park permit reciprocity agreement

PORTLAND — Oregon and Washington are ending a 35-year agreement to honor each other’s permits for winter recreation areas.

Sherman DA rules trooper injured in I-84 shooting acted in self-defense

The Sherman County District Attorney has ruled that Oregon State Police Trooper Matt Zistel acted in self-defense when he shot and killed motorist John Van Allen II of East Portland on Aug. 29 on Interstate 84 near Rufus, according to information released Sept. 17.

Friday, September 20

Service announcement for Sept. 21

Mitchell Waters

Death notices for Sept. 21

Shirley Merritt, Sharon Kennedy

Thursday, September 19

CAST audition for ‘Desert Cities’ Sept. 29-30

5 actors needed for new CAST play “Other Desert Cities”

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.

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.

Library District launches new electronic resources

Hood River County Library District patrons now have access to three handy new electronic resources, thanks to the library district and Libraries of Eastern Oregon.

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

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?

Hall-of-Fame honors Eagles of the past

Limited tickets remain for Saturday banquet

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.

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.

Building permits – August

City and county

‘Painting the Stars’ explores science and faith

Riverside Community Church invites community members to attend a new and groundbreaking adult education series entitled “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith.”

New trail: Along the King of Roads, a Prince of a bridge

Our photos on pages A1 and A12 of the new 81-foot McCord Creek Bridge suggest the vibrancy of Saturday’s dedication organized by Oregon State Parks (story on page A1).

ROUND TABLE: After arrest, time to cleanse our moral palates

Thankfully, serious crimes such as a bank robbery do not happen every day.

Friends of the Gorge rolls out 3-D Google Earth trail, waterfall map

After two years painstaking development, Friends of the Columbia Gorge has rolled out an online 3-D trail map that gives users a birds-eye view to nearly 150 trails, trailheads, and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.

‘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.

Commission approves arming CJO’s

County’s Community Justice officers in Adult Division can carry arms

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.

CROP Walk is Sept. 21

25th-annual event raises funds, awareness in fight against hunger

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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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 18

Now is the time; With Friends like these … ; Problem moved, not solved; This is Hood River?

HRV football claims first win

Eagles amass 546 yards of offense in win at Redmond

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 sculptor C.J. Rench pairs with Red Bull for one-of-a-kind art installation

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.

Delta Kappa Tour of Homes is Sunday

Event to benefit FISH Food Bank building fund

Delta Kappa is hosting its 23rd-annual Tour of Homes Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Robin and Ted are ‘double the fun’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Robin and Ted as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe them as follows:

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Beaucoup bikes, big bridge walk highlight Cascade Locks’ weekend

A pipe band led a crowd across the Bridge of the Gods and the old fire hall filled with bicycles in Cascade Locks last weekend.

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Suspect arrested U.S. Bank robbery

Authorities book 28-year-old man in connection with

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.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 18

Rio Grands at CEBU Sept. 21; more

Tuesday, September 17

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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.

Service announcement for Sept. 18

Nancy Smith

Monday, September 16

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Suspect arrested in US Bank robbery

From the Hood River Police Department: The suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of US Bank has been identified and captured today.

Saturday, September 14

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The hunt continues

Police search for suspect in U.S. Bank armed robbery

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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Castillo, Bockius highlight HRV country in home meet

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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Building momentum: HRV boys soccer remains undefeated, girls pick up 5-0 win

VARSITY BOYS: A 3-1 home win Tuesday and a 1-0 win Thursday gives the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team the momentum it was looking for as the league season approaches.

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HRVHS water polo dives into second season

Team fields enough players for JV, varsity competition

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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PET OF THE WEEK: Leo is ‘playful, happy’

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

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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Expect disruptions on State

Road work means closures, reduced parking and access

Engineers like straight lines, and Bill Ketchum gave a straight one to City Council on Monday.

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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.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 14

Music, more at Clocktower Ales; Rick Hulett at The Pines Sept. 19; Cripple Hop plays Sept. 27; more

What heat?: School and team spirit sustains Eagle runners

Athletes provided moments of drama in the 90-degree heat of Wednesday afternoon at the Skip Sparks-Bob Sullivan Invitational cross country meet at Hood River Valley High School.

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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.

Flem to marry West

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

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 14

Reunion damper

The ways of the post-9/11 warriors – and their families

‘Living the Oath’ book focuses on the lives of local soldiers

The book “Living the Oath: Warriors Take It, Families Endure It,” written by Marine mom RaeLynn Ricarte, has 35 chapters and includes stories from 29 warriors and military families, including her own son, USMC Capt. Jesse Atay.

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.

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.

LoCash Cowboys bringing a bit of Nashville to Hood River Sept. 15

Locash Cowboys Preston Brust and Chris Lucas are excited about their upcoming NW tour, which includes a stop at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Thursday, September 12

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‘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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Police on the hunt for U.S. Bank robbery suspect

Emergency lockdowns at schools canceled; police continue search for suspect in bank robbery

Wednesday, September 11

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LoCash Cowboys bringing a bit of Nashville to Hood River Sept. 15

Locash Cowboys Preston Brust and Chris Lucas are excited about their upcoming NW tour, which includes a stop at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Cascade Observations: Party on, to the end

I’m no party animal, unless the festive menagerie includes slugs, sloths or oysters.

Weekend events hail Historic Highway linkage

The spotlight falls Saturday on the newest portion of a freshly minted global top 10 destination (sidebar, at right) in the Historic Highway Revived event near Cascade Locks.

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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.

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

Under Friday night lights, community rallies HRVHS tradition

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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HawkWatch opens raptor observation site

Butte near Mount Hood is prime viewing location this month

HawkWatch International announces the beginning of the 20th season of raptor migration research at Bonney Butte, located in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 11

‘Sioux City Kid’ plays Sept. 21; more

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Speed will be key to HRV football season

Eagles drop home-opener 49-33 to Vikings, but show continued improvements

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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‘Mud, sweat and tears’ at Rural Rampage race

The second-annual Rural Rampage bike race was described by one competitor as “mud, sweat and tears (of joy).”

Construction, orchard workers die in two workplace accidents

Hood River residents were saddened by two work-place deaths in the same week.

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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 11

We’ll take our lumps; Harvest Ride returns; Déjà vu

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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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Joy of Soy: Tofurky celebrates grand opening

Tofurky has come a long way in the past 33 years.

‘Living the Oath’

Warriors on war: Gorge writer gets to local soldiers’ core

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.

United Way holds gala ‘Tuscany’ evening Sept. 19

Event kicks off 2013 fundraising campaign

United Way returns with “Evening of Tuscany” on Sept. 19, a benefit to kickoff its 2013 fundraising campaign.

Homesteading Fair in Lyle Sept. 21

The second-annual NW Homesteading Fair is coming to the Gorge on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-6p.m.

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.

Getting Aboard: United Way kicks off 2013 campaign

The theme is exotic but the need is close to home.

Sheriff Log for Sept. 11

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 1-9.

Bridge of the Gods limits send fewer trucks than expected to HR Bridge

When the Port of Cascade Locks announced in July that the Bridge of the Gods would have its weight limit reduced from 40 to 8 tons — effectively banning all truck traffic from crossing the bridge — the news immediately raised a red flag at the Port of Hood River.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 11

HRVHS volleyball 1-1 at Madison; HRVHS Hall of Fame golf tourney Sept. 21; Gorge Kids Tri Sept. 22

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.

Late-summer events continue this weekend

The 12th-annual Double Cross; Cascade to Crown Bike Ride; The Twin Tunnels Run

‘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.

Wood marries Thompson

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

MID VALLEY NEWS: ‘Great start’ to year at Wy’east Middle School

The Odell Garden Club will host a garden tour and progressive box lunch at its regular business meeting on Sept. 10.

Tuesday, September 10

Confluence Project executive director announces transition

After almost twelve years as Executive Director, Jane Jacobsen has announced her transition from Confluence Project, effective September 1, 2013.

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One From Many promises unique music experience

Workshop, concert Sept. 19

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.

Service announcement for Sept. 11

Doug Smith

Monday, September 9

Death notices for Sept. 11

Terry Dubendorf, Naomi Gentleman, Abigail Corson

Saturday, September 7

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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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Le Roux wins Gorge Cup

Persistence finally paid off for Jac Le Roux.

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A solid start for HRV boys soccer

HRV varsity boys soccer 2-0 in first week of action

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

14-year-old caps summer rodeo season with 4-H championship

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.

Historic Highway closed Sept. 9

Crown Point open during improvements at Latourell Falls

The Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. 30, will be closed Monday, Sept. 9, while crews make repairs to the bridge at Latourell Falls.

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.

LDS volunteers spruce Mosier School

More than 200 people turned out for three weekends’ worth of service projects at Mosier Community School in August.

OSU Extension offers babysitting training

Oregon State University Extension Service brings back its Babysitter Training Court this month.

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.

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.

‘Get Ready’

Local Red Cross coordinates family preparedness days

‘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.

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?

Sheriff Log for Sept. 7

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Aug. 26-Sept. 2.


July 15 to Sept. 2

MARRIAGE PERMITS July 15 to Sept. 2

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.

Double Cross race returns Sept. 14-15

Newcomers invited to compete; free kiddie race part of the action

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

Former fire chief makes donation for electronic sign

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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WAAAM hosts Fly-In this weekend

The Hood River Fly-In returns to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum Sept. 7-8.

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Scammers Busted

Business owner helps in arrest of two suspects accused of scamming local businesses

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.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 7

Parents as role models; Question ‘truthers’; Twin Tower conspiracy?

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

Weather halts fire season

The Dalles-area fire mostly out; prescribed burns planned near Rowena, Lyle

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.

Washington Court ruling keeps spin on Whistling Ridge windfarm plan

Will a 35-turbine wind-power generating facility ever be built in southeastern Skamania County?

‘Amber Charms’ Sept. 14: An evening of belly dance

‘Amber Charms’ Sept. 14: Scarlet Thistle Studio presents Amber Charms at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 14.

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.

Huckleberry Fest in Bingen Sept. 6-8

There’s entertainment and more all weekend at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen, Wash., for the annual Huckleberry Festival.

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

In District: School board revives a great tradition

School District patrons are the beneficiaries of the return of a good tradition: board meetings out in the communities served.

ANOTHER VOICE: Take a deep breath and think of Syria

“I think the American people are tired of war.”

Friday, September 6

Death notices for Sept. 7

Betty Bjerke, Franklyn Brown, Willard Flynn, Marco Robles, Milton Schliebe

Thursday, September 5

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Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks play CEBU Lounge Sept 7

Folk duo hits the stage at CEBU Lounge

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.

Robotics starts with coach training

The FIRST LEGO League season is kicking off now that school is back in session.

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New runway serves Fly-In

The Hood River Fly-In will return to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum Sept. 7-8.

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Hollywood in Cascade Locks: Filming for ‘Wild’ starts in October

Hollywood will take its place at the popular counter at East Wind Drive-in in Cascade Locks.

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‘A nice swim’

499 people make the annual Labor Day ‘Cross Channel’

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

‘Ah, Baby, Those Are Such Great Shoes’

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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Families in the Park ends on a high note

Hit Machine might have gone all night, but the concert, and the 2013 Families in the Park series, had to end sometime.

HRV football finds kinks in season opener at Sandy

Eagles will work on weak areas before Friday’s home opener vs. Forest Grove

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

Varsity girls started season Tuesday, look to improve on last year’s 7-5 CRC record

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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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 4

What about west end?; Questions about 9-11; Just wondering

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‘Hair Because We Care’ trims up well

CASCADE LOCKS — Back to school got a bit more stylish for 14 students thanks to “Hair Because We Care” at Cascade Locks School. The event was through Community Education.

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Take a hike

Friends’ annual series visits some amazing places

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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Discovery Center hosts ‘Haunted History Dinner’ Sept. 20

There are more than 70 historic buildings in The Dalles steeped in the wild history of the old west. If only these walls could talk! Or, can they?

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.

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.

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

Barlow ‘Pioneer Camp’ is Sept. 7-15

The Barlow Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest will be sponsoring its 21st annual Pioneer History Camp Sept. 7-15.

Extension honors Master Gardeners

Gorge residents Parrott, Slagle, Peterson gain awards

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.

Announcements, accomplishments, acknowledgements

Shanna McGowan of Hood River was among 30 students who on Aug. 20 graduated during the annual White Coat Ceremony from Rocky Mountain College in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program.

7th Pacific Crest Trail Days are this weekend in Cascade Locks

The 7th annual Pacific Crest Trail Days returns to Cascade Locks Sept. 6-8 with a full lineup of activities in store based out of the event headquarters on Thunder Island.

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

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.

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.

Rasmussen farms serves up ‘Salsa Sizzle’ Sept. 7-8

This weekend Rasmussen Farms hosts Salsa Sizzle, a fun event with a focus on everyone’s favorite condiment: salsa.

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.

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

Observers sought for fall bird count

The 2013 Klickitat County Fall North American Migration Count will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

Klickitat Port bars leasing for marijuana businesses

Meanwhile, White Salmon council reviews how it will go about potential siting

BINGEN — The Port of Klickitat is not open for business when it comes to Washington’s budding recreational marijuana industry.

‘The Pit’ youth center opens Sept. 11

The Pit provides a safe place for community middle school youth to gather with friends to visit, play games, enjoy snacks, get help with homework and do community service.

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.

Keeping Pace: More opportunities for helping our children

Two items are worth appending to our Aug. 30 editorial on child safety, “Fall Pace,” which mentioned the Oct. 5 Family Safety Day organized by local fire departments.

INSPIRING TEACHERS: ‘You know, they’d have a special place in your heart’

As students head back to school for 2013-14, it’s good to keep in mind the impact that teachers can have on young people.

Moments Together: Next Door celebrates parenting with photo exhibit

Nine photos have been selected as winners of the first Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

Logging to commence soon along Cloud Cap Road

Over five years after they were scorched by wildfire, some 5,000 dead trees in the Mt. Hood National Forest will soon be coming down.

Hiker falls to death at Angel’s Rest trail

A hiker fell to his death this weekend in the Columbia River Gorge near Angel’s Rest in Multnomah County.

Kids’ triathlon scheduled Sept. 22

The Gorge Kids Triathlon returns to Waterfront Park in Hood River on Sept. 22.

Cascade Locks celebrates PCT Days this weekend,

The next two weeks will be tales of the trails in the Cascade Locks area.

Tuesday, September 3

Death notice for Sept. 4

Blanche Drapal


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