Stories for March 2014

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Saturday, March 29



U14 Strikers need community support to represent Hood River at national tournament

Coach Pero Lovrin likens the conquest of his U14 Hood River Strikers soccer team to the fable of David and Goliath. Competing in the state’s most elite youth division — the National Premier League of Oregon — the group of 15 small-town boys battled against big city teams and premier clubs with long-running histories and much larger pools of star players to draw from.

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Mother and daughter charged with robbery

A mother and her 20-year-old daughter have been charged with third-degree robbery after allegedly stealing less than $100 worth of automobile fuses from Walmart and using physical force against an employee of the store during the theft.

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Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Crystal Dickenson, Home Valley, Wash., Lisa Kidd and Michelle Mayfield, White Salmon, Wash., Rhonda Morrow, Fossil, Ore., Zipporah Underhill, The Dalles, and Norma Cordry, Hood River. They were sworn into duty by the Honorable Paul G. Crowley on March 20.

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Wet weekend weather could bring landslides

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service anticipates a strong, wet storm for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington tonight. Saturated soil conditions could lead to additional landslides, especially in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills, North Oregon Cascades, and Columbia River Gorge.

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Meadows hosts Spring Brew Fest Sunday

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area hosts its annual Spring Brew Fest on Sunday, featuring beers from Widmer, Kona, Double Mountain, Laurelwood, Everybody's, Full Sail, Naked Winery and Hood River Cider Works.

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Glass is half-full for Western water supply outlook

Even as some areas in southern Oregon continue to endure drought conditions, normal to above normal precipitation in the form of rain and snow in northern Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are good news for river flow along the Columbia River — and that means good news for fish, farmers, forests, firefighters, irrigation districts and everyone else who relies on a good water supply through the summer and fall months.

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Long ago, in a country far, far away: Guesthouse in Nepal

The guest house had a splendid dining area, with a heavy, 20-foot-long dining table that was built over a trench and covered with a heavy wool blanket that draped down over your lap. When it got cold, the owners shoveled small loads of glowing coals into the trench, the warmth kept beneath the table by the blanket, splendidly toasting your feet and legs. It was bliss!

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HRMS teacher chosen for Geographic fellowship

Adam Smith from Hood River Middle School has been selected as one this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2014 Fellows, a group of 25 highly educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on Lindblad voyages aboard National Geographic Explorer for a hands-on experience for professional development.

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Libraries have tax forms available

Federal tax forms are available at Hood River County libraries. While library staff are not able to provide tax advice or preparation assistance, they can help you locate the specific forms that you may need online or from their binder of reproducible tax forms.

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Kegler’s Corner: Ross and Buck split as Bowlers of the Week

Alan Ross and George Buck were “en fuego” on the friendly boards in last week’s league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Bowling in the Thursday afternoon Lads & Lassies league, Alan Ross punched out his first 600 series of the season. Alan racked up nice games of 212 and 207 on his way to a fine 607 series to finish the session 121 pins over his average.

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Parks and Rec plans Indian Creek Trail connection

Although it’s not exactly the route they were looking for, the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has applied to the City of Hood River Planning Department to extend a portion of the Indian Creek Trail that lies behind the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus.

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Friday, March 28



Wednesday, March 26

    

HRV golf starts season of rebuilding

With the goal of maintaining numbers and re-establishing enthusiasm for the sport at the high school level, the Hood River Valley High School golf team is taking its early season scores in stride, focusing instead on individual growth and the future of the program. The team, led by first year head coach Mark Gradin — also Indian Creek Golf Course’s director of instruction — has just three girls and a handful of boys, several of whom are first-year players.

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Cascade Hearing moves

Cascade Hearing Center will move to a new office, located on the Heights at 1814 Belmont St., on March 31. The new site provides easier access with free and handicap-accessible parking, as well as an updated floor plan that will provide better accessibility inside our new office.

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Time to put a light on the 10-foot smoking rule

Among my circle of basketball-loving family and friends I am known for my relentless rant in which I call for a major change in the game’s 10-foot rule: As players 18 years and older are so much taller and more talented than their 1891 equivalents, I think the basket should be raised to 11 feet: no more 10-foot rule.

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Hood 2 River Relay race set for May 31

A first of its kind in Hood River County, the May 31 Hood 2 River Relay Race is a six-stage event starting on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows and ending at the Hood River waterfront, with stages of alpine skiing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, road biking, running and paddling in between.

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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.

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High school team sets sail

Starting this year, sailing has been added to the long list of sports high school students in the Gorge can compete in during the spring season, and although it means a draw of potential athletes away from other school sports, a sailing team seems like a natural fit for a town famous for its reliable wind and the mighty Columbia River out the front door.

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Hawks split home doubleheader

The Horizon Hawks bounced back from a 5-3 first game loss with a 10-1 slugfest to split a home doubleheader against Western Mennonite of Salem Saturday at Collins Field. Playing in glorious spring conditions, the Hawks, now 2-1 in their nonleague schedule, managed five hits but left seven on base and suffered the fate of a couple badly timed errors in the first of the two games. The score was tied 3-3 going into the seventh, when Horizon allowed two runs to give the visiting Pioneers the win.

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HRV girls tennis beats Parkrose

Miranda Starr and Maddy Graham won in singles action and duos of Ellie Webb/Olivia Newcomb, Camaryn Chambers/Eva Kahn and Annelise Acosta/Vanessa Olivas scored wins for the Eagles last week in the team’s home dual against Parkrose. The overall tally gave HRV the 5-3 win going into this week’s spring vacation.

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Bird Festival April 26

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards in conjunction with Conboy Lake NWR invites you to celebrate the birds of the Glenwood Valley on Saturday, April 26.

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Gorge Fiddle Contest returns July 24-25

After a two-year absence the Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest returns to the Gorge on July 24 and 25 in Stevenson, Wash. The contest will be held in conjunction with the long-running Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival.

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Help needed with Library garden

The OSU Master Gardener Association wants to make the west border of the library landscaping beautiful again so that it is an asset to the park, not an eyesore. Public participation is welcome.

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USFS lifts closure order for Cloud Cap Road

The United States Forest Service recently announced it has lifted the closure order for Cloud Cap Road located on the northeastern flank of Mount Hood in the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Saturday, March 22

  

ANOTHER VOICE: Coal export doesn’t belong on our river

Hood River is world-renowned as a recreation destination. We have tourists coming to our town from across the country and around the world — it is a unique and special place. Recreation is a significant component of Hood River’s economic makeup, and not just for people who make it part of their business like I do.

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‘Good Body’ opens May 8

“The Good Body,” by Eve Ensler and directed by Judie Hanel, will open May 8 and run through May 18. The following actors have been cast in the show: Julie Jindal, Jessica Metta, Kathleen Morrow, Irene Fields, Brenda Hering, Lisa Roth, Desiree Amyx Mackintosh and Kim Robichaud.

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HRV track off the blocks in season of high hopes

Hood River Valley High School track and field got its feet wet in a four-way icebreaker meet Wednesday at Forest Grove. The varsity girls, led by first-place finishes from Jestena Mattson, Kassidy Davidson, Lauren Robinson, Sascha Bockius and Zoe Peterson, won handily over Forest Grove, Century and South Salem, while the boys faced stiffer competition and ended third overall, with Sebastian Barajas and Parker Kennedy the team’s only event winners.

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Eagles rally for wins heading into spring vacation

Hood River Valley High School baseball and softball teams took care of business this week before heading out of town for their respective spring break tournaments — the North Medford Invitational for the girls and the Coach Bob National Invitation in North Canyon, Ariz., for the boys.

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Hawks open season with 11-2 slugfest

Horizon Christian School’s baseball team kicked off its season in a big way Tuesday with a commanding 11-2 win over the visiting Blue Jays of Portland Lutheran. The high-scoring game at Hood River’s Collins Field got off to a stifled start as both teams worked out first-game jitters, but, for the Hawks at least, once they found an offensive rhythm it turned into a productive day at the ballpark.

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Acevedo, Walker win DAR essay contest

Westside Elementary fifth-grader Ariana Acevedo and Hood River Valley High School ninth-grader Abby Walker were selected as the Daughters of the American Revolution Celilo Chapter’s 2013-14 American History Essay Contest winners.

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Book drive will help CCCF

The Oregon Women Lawyers Coffee Creek Book Drive will take place through March 31. There will be collection boxes near the clerks’ offices in each of the 7th Judicial District courthouses. In both Wasco and Hood River counties the boxes will be on the third floors of the courthouses.

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Traffic Control Class offered March 29

Cheryl Rohan of Crestline Construction, The Dalles, will teach a traffic control (flagging) class March 29 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Crestline Construction office, 3600 Crates Way, The Dalles.

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Friday, March 21

 

Wednesday, March 19

  

Register: Few candidates, numerous voters?

The sparse slate on the May 20 Primary Election for Hood River County is either a confirmation of the work of the incumbents or a suggestion that more attention should have been paid to the fact that the elected positions are up to a vote.

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Mosier prevails in Battle of the Books

Mosier readers stood out as the students of Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco counties held their regional Oregon Battle of the Books tournament March 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

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Staffords highlight Hood River County Reads

Join Hood River County Reads, an annual community reading adventure. This year, Hood River County is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday or Oregon's quintessential poet William Stafford. You can pick up free copies of “Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems” at the libraries in Hood River, Parkdale and Cascade Locks.

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Governor accepts applications for 7th District post

Gov. John Kitzhaber has begun accepting applications for a judicial position on the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Paul G. Crowley of Hood River. The governor thanked Judge Crowley for his service to Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties and said he will fill the position by appointment. Judge Crowley’s retirement takes effect July 1.

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Stargazing talks March 28-29

Join amateur astronomer Jim White for an evening with the stars, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Saturday, March 29. The evening will start with a gourmet burger bar dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a Spring Stargazing presentation by Jim White at 7 p.m. If weather allows, there will be a telescope sky viewing at 7:30 p.m.

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Happy horses, healthy pastures

Join the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District, Oregon Department of Agriculture and other local horse keepers as they provide a three-hour workshop on April 12 covering the basics of horse keeping and pasture management.

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Kegler’s Corner: Gutt-Er-Dun wins Tuesday Nite Mixed

Last week the Tuesday Nite Mixed league had its championship roll-off at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This was a four-team contest between the top teams from the first and second halves of the league, Radcomp, the Screaming Eagles, Double A Orchards and Gutt-Er-Dun. The format was a three game total pin match.

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GEM hosts ‘Love’ forum

GEM hosts Gorge Ecumenical Ministries invites the community to an evening of sharing and small-group discussion March 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 400 11th St.

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Spring sports get underway with four home games Monday

Hood River Valley High School athletics kicked off the spring sports season with a frenzy of activity Monday afternoon, when Eagle baseball, softball, boys lacrosse and girls tennis all hosted their first contests of the season. As follows are brief reports from each of the events.

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Traveling to a changing Cuba

I have been fascinated with Cuba all my adult life. In 1959, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led a small group of young men and women into Havana, Cuba, and took over the government of Fulgencio Batista. In 1959 Dick Schmuck and I were married. Finally, 55 years later, we visited Cuba.

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Welcome Tsuruta visitors

A group of 22 middle school students and two adults from Tsuruta, Hood River’s sister city in Japan, are in town this week for the program’s annual spring exchange visit.

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Tuesday, March 18

 

Saturday, March 15

    

Gorge Roubaix returns

The 2014 Gorge Roubaix Cycling Race comes to The Dalles later this month, and after last year’s highly successful inaugural ride, organizers are adding an extra day to the hybrid cycling event.

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Spring sports are up and running

This week’s gorgeous sunny weather was an appropriate signal of the start of spring sports seasons, which are already well under way, and coaches and athletes are busy working out the kinks and establishing rosters in preparation for early-season contests just a few days away.

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Jones named USAT Athlete of the Year

USA Triathlon recently announced its 2013 Elite Triathletes of the Year awards, and among the list of the nation’s best and most promising triathletes is Hood River’s Erin Jones.

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Sign-ups begin for Community Work Day

Hood River Valley High School is supporting the 17th annual Community Work Day Thursday, May 1. Though the event is more than a month away, businesses and other sponsors, as well as potential recipients, may sign up any time.

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HRV seeks judges for speech tourney

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate Team is hosting the OSAA District 9 Speech and Debate Championships this year, on April 5 from 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m.

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Friday, March 14



Wednesday, March 12



‘Voice of My Own’ enlivens words of women

Voices rise as 16 women stand and deliver in a new staged reading production at CAST March 14-15. “A Voice of My Own,” by Elinor Jones, happens Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Short monologues, scenes and songs illustrate the rich history of women writers (Lady Murasaki, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, George Sand, and more) finding their voices, making themselves heard, and the prices many of them paid.

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HRV ski team second at state

Skiers battled changing weather, high winds, low visibility and variable course conditions last week in the 2014 Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Hawks can’t stop ‘Goliath’ Columbia Christian lineup

Religious connotations seem appropriate for a basketball game featuring two Christian schools, an “Ark” and a pre-game prayer circle with both teams holding hands. For good measure, each roster had a Luke, one had a Matthew and there’s no doubt Mark and John were represented somewhere in the sweltering Baker City High gymnasium Saturday night.

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Parking patrols are back on

The City of Hood River has hired a new community service officer and the highest- profile part of his job, parking meter patrols, resumed Tuesday.

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County to discuss medical marijuana moratorium

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners may soon take the opportunity to exercise a new law that gives local governments the power to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries, which became legal in the state of Oregon last week.

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Unemployment rates continue to fall

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in January to 7.0 percent. Compared with January 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 1.3 percentage points over the year.

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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.

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Heights traffic

Look for relief by Friday on waterline installation work on the Heights that has resulted in two-way detours on one-way streets since Monday.

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GEM hosts ‘Stories of Love’ forum

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) invites the community to an evening of sharing and discussion on March 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 400 11th St.

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RET career fair returns

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.

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Norton and Cox are wed

Taylor Norton, of Hood River, and Clay Cox, of Macon, Mo., were married March 1 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Napua Kellogg officiated.

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‘Raptors On The Road’

THE DALLES — The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s raptor education Birds of Prey program is one of the most popular at the museum. Offered twice daily March to September, this live program allows visitors the opportunity to see these magnificent birds up close.

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School District faces $800K in budget cuts

When Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, it will meet the new high school principal, and hear updates on the community-wide sports field analysis and the proposed changes in school bus runs and school starting times.

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Tuesday, March 11



Saturday, March 8

   

Horizon topples Imbler in state tourney

BAKER CITY – Top-ranked Horizon Christian School shook off some first-quarter cobwebs Thursday and methodically dismantled third-ranked Imbler 67-47 in the opening round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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Kegler's Corner: Flintstones win County League

Congratulations to the Flintstones trio for winning the championship of the Thursday County league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. The championship was decided in a roll-off between the Flintstones and the first-half winners, the Pinbusters.

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If you’ve got a boat, you’ll want to read these tips for spring chinook

Yep, right now there are winter steelheads to be caught throughout the region, but all the chatter is about spring chinook, since managers pegged the Columbia run at 300,000. The big run has everyone from Astoria to Lewiston, Idaho, excited about catching and eating these scrumptious fish, which average 10-14 pounds and can tip the scale at 25 pounds or more.

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Robotics ‘Channel 4’ team advances

Channel 4 News Team — Russel Grim, Will Lamer, Charles Sutherland and Myles Cameron — advanced to Super Regionals in California with its performance last weekend at the Oregon First Technology Challenge competition at Benson Tech High School in Portland.

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Mount Hood magma called nearly solid stuff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Magma 2 to 3 miles beneath Oregon’s highest peak is nearly solid stuff, sort of like peanut butter kept in a refrigerator, that’s not expected to erupt anytime soon, according to a new study.

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‘Six Steps’ seminar happens March 12

Green Home Construction hosts a free seminar on March 12, “Six Steps to a Successful Building Project,” 6:30-8 p.m. at Viento’s new tasting room at 301 Country Club Road, just west of Frankton Road.

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Local agencies awarded more than $1.3M in health funds

Well over a dozen health and human services-related agencies in Hood River and Wasco counties were recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state funds for programs designed to make healthcare for vulnerable populations more efficient and more cost-effective.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries begin registering in HRC

Oregon’s first-ever registry for medical marijuana dispensaries opened this Monday and has already generated hundreds of applications from prospective dispensary owners looking to start operating their new businesses under the aegis of the Oregon Health Authority.

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Mary Deaville stays active and fit, and prefers the walking life

If you’re headed downtown in Hood River you might pass by Mary Deaville on her way to the library. Only don’t look for Mary behind the wheel of a car. She doesn’t own one. For the past 25 years, Mary’s transportation has been her own two feet. For most of us the idea of living without our cars is unthinkable but for Mary it was an easy decision.

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Family escapes unharmed from Subaru fire

A Spokane, Wash., family en route to purchase a new Subaru in Portland got their trip cut short when the current Subaru they were driving burst into flames along Interstate 84 near Hood River shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Friday, March 7

 

Wednesday, March 5

   

‘Active Hope’ retreat focuses on climate change

Women and men of the Columbia Gorge are invited to participate in “Active Hope” on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trout Lake Abbey, in Trout Lake, Wash. (The event was rescheduled from its earlier date due to the February snowstorms.)

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Winfield to marry Lerud

April Winfield and Philip Lerud, both of Salem, have announced their engagement. They will be married May 31, 2014, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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Cohn, Dolan Elks ‘Most Valuable Student’ scholars

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs, of which the “Most Valuable Student” is one. (This does not include any awards from the local level.)

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EMS funding measure to go before CL voters

The City of Cascade Locks will be asking voters this May to approve a ballot measure that aims to bolster funding for its Emergency Medical Services department by tacking on a service fee to its customers’ electric bills.

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Oregon’s job vacancy survey released for 2013

During 2013, Central Oregon’s private employers were looking to fill about 3,000 job vacancies at any given time, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. The Job Vacancy Survey provides a snapshot of the labor market job seekers face.

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Call for poster artists for Fusion event

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering $250 for the poster design selected for this year’s Art and Wine Fusion. This is the 10th annual Fusion event in White Salmon, scheduled for Saturday, July 26.

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A switch on the Heights

Two-way traffic will be the new and different pattern — temporarily — on some normally one-way couplets starting as early as Monday.

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Eagles place four of eight at state, two girls earn titles

Hood River Valley High School wrestling sent eight guys and four girls to the weekend’s OSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Memorial Coliseum, where 12 mats stretched across the arena floor and the constant echo of commotion set the stage for two days of action-packed and emotion-filled wrestling.

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Hawks head to Baker City

For the Horizon Christian High Hawks, participating in high school basketball’s version of “March Madness” is something that they’ve become accustomed to in recent years, and this year is no different.

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Pine Grove Auction turns 50

Few items go unsold at the Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, but veteran Leonard Wood saw to it Saturday that one thing stayed in-house.

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Tuesday, March 4



Saturday, March 1

 

On to State: Recognizing all winter efforts

Athletes and scholars from Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School are on their way, or fresh back from, state competition in a variety of pursuits. It has been a productive winter for swimmers, wrestlers, skiers, snowboarders, hoopsters, robotics competitors and recitors.

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In store this week

Winter sports are quickly coming to a close, but not before a blizzard of activity to end the season with excitement.

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Another Voice: District can brag, yet schools must also lift

When my superintendent peers across the state ask me, “So, how’s it going so far in Hood River County?” I can’t help but smile as I explain what most folks around here already know — we have an amazingly committed community and an amazingly committed school staff. Honestly, with a combination like that, the future looks bright for the Hood River County School District.

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Track season coming soon

Hood River and Wy’east middle school track and field is gearing up for the start of the spring season. For athletes not yet registered, it can be done online at hrcommunityed.org or at the Community Education office at 1009 Eugene St.

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Vexing seasons end for Eagles hoops

Skyler Hunter had a team-high 13 points Tuesday in what ended as the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team’s closest game of the year. The 49-44 loss against The Dalles-Wahtonka was the last home contest of the season for the Eagles; it was meant to be senior night, but with five juniors and eight sophomores on the roster, the pregame ceremony was omitted.

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Car stolen while awaiting cancer treatment

Donovan Doroski arrived in Seattle, Wash., last week to prepare for the harrowing experience of receiving a bone marrow transplant — one of the many medical procedures the 20-year-old Hood River man has had to endure since getting diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011.

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