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Wednesday, February 26



HRVHS maintains high grad rates ranking

Deputy Supt. Rob Saxton announced last week that Oregon’s four-year graduation rate for 2013 was 68.7 percent, up only slightly from the previous year’s rate of 68.4 percent. The statewide four-year graduation rate has increased 2.5 percent over the past five years.

February 26, 2014 noon read more..


Time to nominate a ‘Woman of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Hood River invites individuals and organizations to honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work has made a distinctive difference in the life of Hood River County or in the lives of women and girls.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Regional Bach festival winners announced

The Regional Bach Festival, sponsored by the Oregon Music Teachers Association, was held in Pendleton Feb. 16. Students from teachers in the Pendleton-Umatilla Valley area and the Columbia River Gorge competed in an afternoon of Baroque music that included pianists, violinists and vocalists.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Mid Valley News: Art Nights coming to Wy’east, Mid Valley

Wy’east Middle School will host Art Night for the Family Feb. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. “Families are invited to join us as we offer different make ‘n’ take art projects they can experience together, making for a fun family night out,” says school representative Teri Adams. For more info, contact the school at 541-354-1548.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
 

The devil made them do it

I am rather intrigued by the idea of the evil twin, where all of us, somewhere on earth, have a twin self that is as malignant and morally corrupt as we ourselves are innocent and pure. Or just the opposite, if you like.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Sense of Place lecture series continues March 5

Gorge Owned invites the community to the next in its Sense of Place lecture series, “Mount Hood: Shaping the People and Places of the Pacific Northwest,” with Jon Bell. It will be held March 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
  

Pine Grove firefighters raise funds

The 50th Annual Pine Grove Rural Fire Department Auction takes place March 1 beginning at 9 a.m., and even with unfavorable weather conditions, the station has accumulated quite a collection of items to sell.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
   

ANOTHER VOICE: Childhood is not refundable

In response to the article “Schools Count on Students” (Feb. 19): Is absenteeism from kindergarten the real problem? It is concerning that we are more “worried” about kids missing school vs. missing their childhood. Are we worried that they may perform poorly on the next state exam and truly “fall behind”? Under whose criteria is “behind”?

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Hood River Reel Youth Film Festival March 6

Skylight Theater and Columbia Center for the Arts are partnering up to bring the Reel Youth Film Festival to Hood River. The festival empowers young aspiring filmmakers to express their creativity, entertain audiences, and share their visions.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Lunafest returns March 12

Lunafest Film Festival by, for and about women is scheduled for March 12 and 13 at Columbia Center for the Arts. The film festival is presented by Soroptimist of Hood River and includes stories of reflection, hope and humor from around the world.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
     

Robbery suspect linked to HR holdup

A Portland man arrested Feb. 21 as a suspect in a series of motel robberies around western Oregon is believed to be the man who committed an October 2013 robbery at a Hood River motel.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


‘Spare’ some time March 8 for BBBS

You don’t have to be an expert bowler to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge’s largest community fundraiser of the year. All you need is a little “spare” time

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Fast foursome finishes third at state swim

A small group of Hood River Valley High School varsity girls gave 5A swimming powerhouses Summit and Bend a run for their money this past weekend in the 2014 OSAA 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Hawks win Big Sky title

Following a near-perfect regular season in which they won 20 straight contests after a season-opening loss to Class 2A Irrigon, the Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team continued its stellar success in league playoffs over the weekend. The No. 1-ranked Hawks (22-1 overall, 9-0 Big Sky West Division), guided by coach Darrin Lingel, captured a fourth consecutive district title with a 74-64 win over the Ione Cardinals Saturday at Hermiston High School.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


DeHart, Marquez are district champs, HRV wrestling sending nine to state

Hood River Valley Eagles’ 152-pounder Andrew DeHart stepped on to the mat Saturday night and cast a razor’s-edge glare at his opponent, Franklin High’s Navene Binder. As a senior, this was DeHart’s last chance to accomplish a thus-far elusive goal of claiming a district title, so finishing runner-up like last year just wasn’t an option.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Wiley leads HRV Nordic with state skate win

In just four years, the Hood River Valley Nordic team has gone from a fledgling group of high school skiers with little experience and hodgepodge gear to a top contender in the Oregon High School Nordic Organization’s winter racing circuit.

February 26, 2014 midnight read more..


Tuesday, February 25

  

Saturday, February 22



Robotics takes Idaho

Black Hawks, the Hood River Valley High School First Tech Challenge robotics team — all seniors — won the Inspire Award at the Idaho State Championship Feb. 15.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


Gorge Roller Girls win season opener

The Gorge Roller Girls derby team, as the saying goes, left it all on the floor last Saturday night in a hard-fought 213-163 win against the Southern Oregon Roller Girls at The Dalles High School. The saying blood, sweat and tears also applies, in what turned out to be one of the most exciting and physical bouts of the burgeoning team’s history.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


Landslide forces closure of Dee Hwy. Tuesday

Another weather-related landslide occurred Tuesday evening outside of Hood River, this time on the Dee Highway, capping off a series of geologic events in the Columbia River Gorge that closed roads and snarled traffic for days.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..
   

Christina McGhee of Parkdale brings local thrust to a life in fitness

Christina McGhee has a lifetime of experience to share during her fitness classes at the historic Mount Hood Town Hall, located at 6575 Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The 10-year board member is one of three who teach morning, afternoon and evening classes that are catered toward the Mount Hood-Parkdale community, although everyone is welcome to attend.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


Fish market lands in Cascade Locks

CASCADE LOCKS — Family tradition moves upland in the latest commercial venture in Cascade Locks, the long-awaited Brigham Fish Market, near the west end of WaNaPa Avenue.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


County looks at ball fields

Does the Hood River Valley need more ball fields? Or do local agencies need to be more efficient in how they manage their fields?

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


Lolley makes bail in child sex abuse case

Kenneth Gordon Lolley has made bail and has been released from the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles where he has been held for the past three months on first-degree sexual abuse charges.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


Geologist to discuss overlooked Glacial Lake Columbia March 1

The Columbia Gorge chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, Waucoma Bookstore, and Hood River County Library District are pleased to host author and geologist Bruce Bjornstad for a presentation about the overlooked Glacial Lake Columbia, a known source of the ancient floods that helped shaped the Columbia Gorge.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..
     

One week remains in HRV hoops season

Tuesday’s basketball game at Hood River Valley High School was an entertaining evening, from national anthem to final buzzer. However, the Eagle boys remain winless for the season after the 66-35 defeat by the Pendleton Buckaroos.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..
 

HRV ski team expecting league sweep

With the final league race of the season Saturday at Skibowl and league awards to follow the same day, Hood River Valley High School Ski Team is all but assured a clean sweep in both team and individual league championship honors.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


80 inches in 10 days brings snowpack back to near normal

Unfamiliar sounds of hooting and hollering have returned to the powder-laden slopes and forests of Mount Hood this week, as Jack Frost laid to rest any doubts that the ski season would be spared from what looked to be a frightfully dismal winter. And powder hounds with perma-grins and frosted facial hair aren’t the only ones rejoicing in the reported 134 inches of snow that has fallen so far this month on the slopes of Mount Hood.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Who wants bacon?

Plenty of kids got into the fun at the first Aporkalypse Now event for Helping Hands Against Violence, at Springhouse Cellar Feb. 12.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..


A bunch of fun things — just a few steps away

Auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 24, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center for the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Hansel and Gretel,” courtesy of the Columbia Center for the Arts.

February 22, 2014 midnight read more..

Friday, February 21



Wednesday, February 19

 

Eight to state for HRV swimming

Hood River Valley High School swimming will send eight team members to compete in this OSAA 5A boys and girls swimming state championships this weekend at Mt. Hood Community College.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


Four-of-four HRV grapplers qualify for girls state tourney

Jessica DeHart, Peyton Rigert, Joanna Endow and Jenna Powell competed Sunday in the OSAA girls high school state wrestling qualifier tournament at Parkrose High School, and with fourth place or higher finishers, all will represent Hood River Valley High School wrestling at the Memorial Coliseum in two weeks as part of the upcoming OSAA state wrestling championships.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
 

I-84 reopens following rockslide

To the great relief of travelers and Columbia River Gorge businesses, all lanes of Interstate 84 opened Monday afternoon following the cleanup of a weather-related landslide that forced the closure of the freeway’s eastbound lanes for several days.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
   

Applications being accepted for CGCC Gorge Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College has just opened the gates for eligible high school students to apply for its best-kept secret: the Gorge Scholars program. Applications are being accepted until July 1 for this unique tuition-waiver program that awards students a chance to attend CGCC for up to two years and receive 18 college credits per term — for free.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


Washington coal terminal to get extensive review

SEATTLE (AP) — State and local regulators said Wednesday they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export millions of tons of coal to Asia.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Tongue Twister event for SMART returns

Defending champion Bruce Ludwig will face nine other community members in the 2014 SMART Tongue Twister Tournament, Feb. 28, at a new location, Columbia Center for the Arts.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is celebrating Mardi Gras Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Put on your masks, beads and other bright colored bling and celebrate Fat Tuesday (a few days early) with Mardi Gras Creole cuisine and all that jazz.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
    

Seniors combine for 35 points in Horizon win

In their final regular season home game, the Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team honored its quartet of seniors prior to Friday’s Big Sky Conference match-up against the Sherman Huskies.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Casting call for ‘Cemetery Tales’

The History Museum of Hood River County is calling for all actors interested in participating and portraying someone from this year’s list of potential characters for the 2014 production of Cemetery Tales.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Tax prep assistance offered

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 or older.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


NFPA issues heating safety reminders

With many parts of the country continuing to be in the deep freeze, the National Fire Protection Association issued a renewed warning about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment, saying the improper use of heating equipment can be incredibly dangerous and their misuse is a leading cause of home fire deaths.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


CGCC hosts renewable energy technology career fair

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. This career fair attracts highly skilled RET students with experience in electrical systems, mechanical systems, and electronics with a focus on the renewable-energy industry.

February 19, 2014 midnight read more..


Tuesday, February 18



Monday, February 17



Saturday, February 15



Worst-case averted for PPS athletes

While a major storm brews between Portland Public Schools, its teachers and some 48,000 students caught in the middle of an impassioned labor dispute, the threat of a teacher strike in the city had Hood River Valley High School administration and coaches preparing for potential impacts it would have on HRV athletes and the winter sports season.

February 15, 2014 12:01 a.m. read more..
   

Landslide on I-84 snarls traffic

Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 will likely remain closed throughout the weekend after a landslide sent down 2,000 cubic yards of rock across the freeway Wednesday about a mile west of Hood River at milepost 61.

February 15, 2014 midnight read more..


DEQ issues $5,365 penalty to Mount Hood Railroad

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $5,365 civil penalty to Mount Hood Railroad Company for failing to monitor pollutant levels in the rail line’s stormwater — a violation of the company’s stormwater discharge permit.

February 15, 2014 midnight read more..


On ramps and reroutes

The closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 has caused an odd situation for the residents of Mitchell Point Drive.

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Parkdale Jog-A-Thon is awesome

Parkdale Elementary School students worked up a sweat this week during their annual Healthy Heart Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. Under the watchful eye of the school’s iconic Pete’s Dragon painting (extra credit to those who can remember the dragon’s name), students took turns running laps around the gymnasium and, with the help of teachers and parent volunteers, getting punch-cards as Swiss-cheesy as possible during their allotted time.

February 15, 2014 midnight read more..
   

Mid Valley News: Wy’east seeks volunteers for after-school programs

Odell Garden Club President Norma Curtis invites everyone “interested in gardening and having a great social group” to join. The club not only holds educational meetings and sponsors flower shows, but does a lot of volunteer work in the community as well. For more information, contact Curtis at 541-386-6635 or nlcurtis@hrecn.net.

February 15, 2014 midnight read more..
     

Supply’s side shows good economics

Hood River Valley Guidance and ASPIRE present Class of 2015 College Information Night for students and parents of HRV juniors, Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m in the Bowe Theater. The presentation will be available in English and Spanish. Highlights include “Using Naviance as Your College Search Tool”; AdmissionsTesting” and “The Costs of College.”

February 15, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Thursday, February 13



ODOT: I-84 Eastbound to remain closed through weekend

<strong>From Oregon Department of Transportation:</strong> Eastbound Interstate 84 will remain closed at exit 17 in Troutdale through the weekend while crews clean up a slide at milepost 61, about three miles west of Hood River. About 2,000 cubic yards of rock and debris fell from the hillside on the south side of the highway just before 7:30 p.m.

February 13, 2014 2:52 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 12

   

‘Crop Talk’ at Rockford Feb. 20

Rockford Community Grange will be the host of another informal gathering of farmers, gardeners and other growers of food in the Mid-Columbia Gorge region, Feb. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..


‘Civil War Letters’ talk Saturday

Local author Katherine Arbon will present “Civil War Letters: Faith, Family, Freedom ... and Blackberry Jam,” Feb. 15 at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
  

2014 vacation tours to help PHRMH Foundation

Collette Vacations will be presenting a slideshow and information session on three upcoming tours coordinated by Hood River native Kay Lincoln. The free tour overview will take place March 5, 11 a.m.-noon at the Charburger Restaurant, 4100 Westcliff Drive in Hood River.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Cascade Observations: Cray-offactory memories

If you are a baby boomer, the odors of crayons, gasoline and newly mown grass are considered three of your strongest olfactory memories. A sniff of any of them will send you down memory lane in an instant. According to experts, memories of smells are some of our strongest memories, more lasting than the memories of many events in our lives.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
          

ANOTHER VOICE: Odell: Measure before you cut

Feb. 14 is the deadline for commenting on the County’s initial presentation for drawing a boundary for the Unincorporated Community of Odell. We appreciate the time and resources the county has put into the presentation and now is a critical time to voice your opinions, concerns and visions for the future of Odell as it will affect our whole Valley.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
    

Portland woman dies in crash on I-84

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s single-vehicle fatal crash that resulted in the death of a female passenger on Interstate 84 near Rooster Rock State Park. Names of the involved are provided in this release.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..


WAAAM opens new space

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum’s celebration opening its newest expansion Feb. 8 was well attended despite the inclement weather.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
  

Horizon standout Matt Totaro signs with Linfield

Matt Totaro has enjoyed a successful high school basketball career, which he’s hoping to culminate by helping his team win a 1A state title next month in Baker City. And for the Horizon Christian School senior, things won’t slow down when this season is over.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..
   

ODOT to start repairs on Mosier overpass

The Oregon Department of Transportation is set to begin a $1 million repair project next month to fix cracks that were found in the Interstate 84 overpass near the Mosier exit last year.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..


Crowley to retire

Circuit Court Judge Paul Crowley of Hood River has announced that he will retire from the bench on July 1.

February 12, 2014 midnight read more..

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Monday, February 10



Saturday, February 8

 

New cell tower for Hood River

The nation’s largest cellular phone provider is looking to install a 100-foot-high cell tower in a field off Multnomah Road, which the company says is necessary to improve cell coverage for its customers in the Hood River Valley.

February 8, 2014 12:15 a.m. read more..
     

Head Start gets good news

When the federal sequester budget cuts went into effect March 1 of last year, they impacted some of the most vulnerable families in the nation.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


High school snowboard team ready for abbreviated season

After overcoming challenges with both lack of funding and snowpack this winter, the Hood River Valley Snowboard Team is officially back in action and ready for an abbreviated season of Oregon Interscholastic Snowboard Association competition.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


Rough road continues for HRV hoops

Jestena Mattson had a team-high six points and Kainalu Bailey had five to lead the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team in a low-scoring 54-21 home loss Tuesday against the 15-2 Eagle-Indians from The Dalles.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Mark Johnson carries bill on apprenticeship

SALEM — Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, co-carried House Bill 4058 on the House Floor. HB 4058 amends the 40-40-20 educational goals to include apprenticeship programs registered with the State Apprenticeship Training Council.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is celebrating Mardi Gras Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Put on your masks, beads and other bright colored bling and celebrate Fat Tuesday (a few days early) with Mardi Gras Creole cuisine and all that jazz.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


No impact from AG ‘pot’ opinion

WHITE SALMON — Despite a recent opinion from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office indicating that Initiative 502 does not prohibit local jurisdictions from banning the retail sale of marijuana, the communities of Bingen and White Salmon are not taking steps to do so.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


The Porch, Feb. 8

“There is only one class in the community that spends more time thinking about money than the rich, and that is the poor.” — Oscar Wilde

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Free tax prep assistance offered from AARP

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


Classes added to Community Ed schedule

Community Education has added some classes for first aid/CPR for February and March. Sign up at hrcommunityed.org then select “classes” from the left shortcut menu or call 541-387-5082 to register.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


Hermiston lives up to ranking

Hermiston wrestling proved worthy of a top 5A ranking this week as they dealt the Hood River Valley Eagles a 52-16 dual meet loss Wednesday night.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..


Gorge Innoventure hosts business events

Gorge Innoventure Member Showcase happens Feb.20, 5-7 p.m. at Gorge Innoventure, 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Suite 101. Snacks and a beer are provided as part of the $15 admission.

February 8, 2014 midnight read more..

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Thursday, February 6

 

Wednesday, February 5

   

County examining RC flying proposal

With the exception of the Westside Community Trail, Barrett Park has remained largely undeveloped as Hood River County Parks and Recreation has fought and continually lost battles to develop public recreation facilities on the 31.4-acre parcel located on the west side of Hood River.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..
 

HRV Nordic boys and girls dominate Twilight Race

Fresh snow, a smaller than usual field of racers and familiarity with the hilly course at the Mount Hood Meadows Nordic Center worked to the Hood River Valley High School Nordic teams’ advantage Friday night, as both boys and girls teams made clean sweeps of the competition.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..


HRWC’s Jason Shaner claims state title

Representing Hood River Wrestling Club, Jason Shaner won his first state title over the weekend at the Oregon Wrestling Association’s Kids Collegiate State Championships. Shaner, a Hood River Middle School eighth-grader, went 4-0 to claim the title in the 120-pound schoolboy division of the tournament at Parkrose High School.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..


Eagle wrestling second at Oregon City Invitational

Chas Peterson and Christian Marquez went undefeated and 11 others had podium finishes to elevate the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team to second place over the weekend at the 12-team Oregon City Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..


Hawks put the hurt on league’s next-best team

The Ione Cardinals had high expectations going into Friday’s Big Sky Conference showdown against the Horizon Christian Hawks. Prior to the anticipated matchup, the 1A No. 7-ranked Cardinals (13-3 overall, 7-1 league) were riding a seven-game win streak and appeared to be the biggest roadblock the 1A No. 1-ranked Hawks (17-1, 9-0) would have on their way to the post season.

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Mentor For Success program holds training

Mentor For Success is having its winter training session for new mentors on Feb. 15, and invites adults in the Gorge area to learn more and consider volunteering to mentor an area teen.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..


Community Rights Council meets

The Mid-Columbia Community Rights Council holds an informational meeting Feb. 15, 2-5 p.m. at Rockford Community Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive. Refreshments will be provided.

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Lava Restoration: Sound science and collaboration

As a forester, I want and need to see and understand the reasons for cutting trees, before I can agree and/or recommend a forest restoration project on National Forest System Lands. That’s why, when I retired a few years ago, I began to attend and participate in the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew meetings and field trips.

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..
  

Larry Scroggins is the latest Bowler of the Week

This report covers the last two weeks of league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Topping everybody in scoring was lefty Greg McDaniel, who unleashed that McDevastating ball of his in the Wednesday night Fraternal league to rack up a whopping 733 series that was capped by a fine 268 game.

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Sports briefs for Feb. 5

Little League sign-ups Feb. 6, Babe Ruth Feb. 9; County Forestry seeks Trails Committee member; HRV soccer hosts youth indoor academy; Gorge Roller Girls ready for Feb. 15 season opener

February 5, 2014 midnight read more..


Lamer, Cimock win latest Mt. Hood Ski League race

­­Hood River Valley High School ski team continued its run at the Mt. Hood Ski League title over the weekend with a third straight sweep of racing action at Mt. Hood Meadows. Five boys and four girls finished in the top 10 and William Lamer and Korey Cimock won individual titles in Saturday’s giant slalom race — the first of that discipline this season.

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‘One of those long-haul people’

“Dee Campos-Davis is one of those cherished people ... who is insistently, patiently, lovingly and relentlessly nudging us toward the choices of caring service and action,” John Boonstra writes about Delona Campos-Davis, who received the Inspired Service and Action Award from Gorge Ecumenical Ministries on Jan. 26, in a potluck dinner event at Riverside Community Church.

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Sasquatch ‘Signs and Symbols’ Feb. 22

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Sasquatch Signs and Symbols,” with Paul Graves, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The evening event at the Discovery Center begins with a taco bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30.

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Tuesday, February 4



Saturday, February 1

 

Dee concert venue generates a buzz

In the Jan. 29 edition of the Hood River News, we ran a story about the DeeTour development: a concert venue proposed for the site of the old Dee lumber mill that is projected to draw upwards of 5,000 people for its larger events.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..
  

Eagles fall short in exciting home dual vs. Pendleton

Hood River Valley High School wrestling hosted its senior night (honoring Junior Rojas, Texx Spezia-Schwiff, statistician Mercedes Lane, Andrew DeHart, Chaz Peterson, Jeremy Fischer, Charlie Mallon and Jeremy Breedlove) Columbia River Conference dual meet Thursday against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..
   

Port hears comments on waterfront pedestrian trail

The Port of Hood River’s meeting room was packed Tuesday night with members of the public who came to weigh in on a proposal to develop a waterfront bike and pedestrian path planned for the west bank of the Nichols Boat Basin.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..
     

HRPD announces enforcement campaigns

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, the Hood River Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety blitz campaign. The purpose of this campaign will be to focus on people driving under the influence of intoxicants. This is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


Murahashi and Herman chosen as Elks students of month for December

Bailey Murahashi and Madee Herman, both Hood River Valley High school seniors, have been selected as December Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge. They were awarded checks for $100 in recognition of not only their volunteer work in the community but the work they do both in and out of the classroom. They become eligible for the year-end award given at the annual banquet.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


‘Get Out, Get Covered’ enrollment tour held Feb. 11

In an effort to raise awareness and enroll individuals in Hood River ahead of the March 31 health insurance open enrollment deadline, the PacificSource Health Plans “Get Out, Get Covered Tour” will be holding two free sessions in Hood River on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..
 

Gorge entities collaborate on scenic area development

Organizations and elected officials with a shared interest in economic development throughout the Columbia River Gorge recently met in Hood River to go over ways the area’s five ports, towns, and organizations could work together within the National Scenic Area.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


Tax help offered

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


Classes added to Community Ed schedule

Community Education has added some classes for first aid/CPR for February and March. Sign up at hrcommunityed.org then select “classes” from the left shortcut menu or call 541-387-5082 to register.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


Sasquatch ‘Signs and Symbols’ Feb. 22

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Sasquatch Signs and Symbols,” with Paul Graves, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The evening event at the Discovery Center begins with a taco bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..


New Columbia fish plan is little changed

PORTLAND — The federal government’s management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues to rely heavily on habitat improvement.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..
 

A few details about the Hood’s winter Steelhead

The latest installment of Buzz Ramsey’s Outdoor News (see column below) casts into the Northwest fishing guru’s ocean of fishing knowledge and pulls up yet another of his many meticulous strategies to increase chances of success with rod and reel.

February 1, 2014 midnight read more..

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