Stories for May 2014

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Saturday, May 31

  

Regan Huckaby makes Hood River history with trip to CrossFit Games

Anyone who has seen Regan Huckaby work out in the last year will tell you, she’s an absolute maniac. Although as friendly as they come, the 27-year-old Hood River resident is trimmed like a Navy SEAL and can outperform most of the guys in her gym; accolades made all the more impressive by the fact that she’s a mother of two young Huckaby rugrats, ages 2 and 4.

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HRV lax on quest for first Cascade Cup

Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse extended its season at least through the weekend with a commanding 19-0 win at home Wednesday night against Rex Putnam in the inaugural Cascade Cup tournament. The win advanced the team to a Saturday night game at Canby in the 16-team bracket’s quarterfinal round.

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Legislation will help expedite trail

New language inserted into a federal water resources bill that’s awaiting legislative approval could help the Port of Hood River speed the development of a waterfront pedestrian trail planned for the west bank of the Nichols Boat Basin.

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Adopt A Dog ‘Goin’ to the Dogs’ rummage sale

Hood River Adopt A Dog is holding its annual “Goin’ to the Dogs” Rummage Sale May 31-June 1 inside the Cody Fruit Stand in Odell, at the intersection of Davis Drive (Highway 282) and Graves Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

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Oregon Trail Rally airs Sunday

The Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood and surrounding areas will be on national television this Sunday as The Oregon Trail Rally airs on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. (PST). The race was held May 2-4 as a stage of the national Rally America series and covered terrain from Portland International Raceway, Dufur and the eastern Gorge and several gravel roads in Hood River County.

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Friday, May 30



Eagle baseball: Underdogs pull off big-time upset

Eagle baseball pulled off a big-time win Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the OSAA 5A state championships. HRV, seeded No. 14 in the 16-team bracket after winning a play-in game last week at Bend, upset Springfield with a 5-2 win to advance to the tournament quarterfinals and knock the No. 3 seed out of the tournament on their home turf.

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Wednesday, May 28

 

Kegler's Corner: Our final report of the 2013-14 league season

Longtime local bowling luminary, Roger Montavon, stole the thunder and propelled his team to take all the marbles in the fast paced Wednesday night Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Montavon rolled a perfect 300 in his first game of a four-team championship roll-off between round winners Electronics Assemblers, Van Cleave Design and the Amigos, plus Montavon’s Berries — the wild card team that took the most points during the season without winning a round.

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CenturyLink grant upgrades May Street tech ed team

CenturyLink recently awarded a $5,000 Mobile Technology grant to the May Street Elementary technology integration team. The team, led by Lenny Bunting, fifth-grade teacher at May Street, includes Kate Getchis, second-grade teacher and Heather Clark, first-grade teacher. The team will be implementing the grant over the next school year.

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Challenge grant builds momentum for Celilo art installation

Momentum continues to build for Maya Lin’s sixth and final Confluence Project site along the Columbia River system. The Oregon Community Foundation announces a special, one-time capital grant of $150,000 to help build the curved, elevated walkway at Celilo Park near The Dalles. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

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HRV baseball wins play-in game

Despite being underdogs in Friday’s 5A baseball play-in matchup on the road against the 14th-ranked Summit Storm (15-10), the 19th-ranked Hood River Valley Eagles (11-15) claimed a huge 10-0 win to earn themselves a spot in the 16-team state championship bracket.

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Fort Dalles Days kick-off event scheduled

The Historic Mint Building and Fort Dalles Days Steering Committee announces the 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off and Benefit sponsored by The Mint. The highlight of this event, which will be July 11 from 6-10 p.m. in the Historic Mint Building located at 710 E. Second St., is that all proceeds will benefit Providence Hospice of the Gorge Children’s Grief Groups.

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Tuesday, May 27

 

Saturday, May 24



Before Memorial Day

The observance before us on Monday is many things to many people: a day off, a break from school, a point on the calendar. For many more, it is a solemn day of dedication.

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HRV girls end tennis season at districts

While the Hood River girls tennis team didn’t get the “luck of the draw” at last week’s 5A Special District 1 Championships in Sunriver, where six out of the seven HRV players were bracketed against seeded players in the first round, they rose to the challenge and their play reached a pinnacle for the season as they went on to dominate the consolation rounds.

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21st Gorge Cup race series begins

Sunny skies and a light but steady breeze greeted competitors in the first of eight summer races that make up the Gorge Cup windsurfing series. This is the 21st year of the series, which runs from May through August at the Hood River Event Site and brings together a wide range of sailors, from seasoned veterans to first-time racers, to competitors in a friendly atmosphere.

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Wrestling update

In a unique mix of fun in the sun and hard-headed competition, the Hood River Marina was host to the 2014 Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships last weekend. On a smooth strip of beach jutting into the Columbia River, wrestlers were paired into general age and weight categories and competed in the unique format of wrestling with rules similar to those of the Japanese Sumo style.

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Few answers in Muschaweck case

A Parkdale man who went missing in early May has still not been found, and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office continue to look for clues as to his whereabouts.

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Same-sex couple makes Hood River County history

Samantha Meyers and Amanda Durnez made Hood River County history Tuesday: They purchased an Oregon marriage certificate, entitling them to marry, following a federal judge’s ruling Monday that the ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon is unconstitutional.

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CL EMS measure passes, then fails

A measure that would provide funding for local emergency medical services seemingly passed handily in the city of Cascade Locks during Tuesday’s primary election, with 138 votes in favor and 78 against, representing an approval of nearly 64 percent.

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Hood River man swept over waterfall

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — A Hood River man who was hiking cross country with his son after their vehicle broke down was swept over a waterfall and killed while trying to cross a creek north of Stevenson.

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Morrow Pacific: environmentally responsible

Mary Abrams, director of Oregon DSL, stated in an interview with Rob Davis of Oregon Live “I have a real alliance with the people in rural Oregon. I’m very proud to come from a very small town in Morrow County. I also believe — and I think people who live and work in rural Oregon — have their own environmental consciousness. They believe there are ways to make economic development and good environmental choices at the same time. That’s what I always look for …”

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Blood donations needed at local events

With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed.

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Parkhurst House changes name to Parkhurst Place

Parkhurst House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors in the market unveiled its new name — Parkhurst Place, which reflects its refreshed commitment to enriching the life of the residents that it serves.

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Kuechmann finishes mid-pack at state golf

Hood River Valley High’s Dan Kuechmann shot a two-day total of 165 — 21 over par — to finish in a tie for 32nd place at last week’s OSAA 5A state golf championships at Banks’ Quail Valley Golf Course. Crescent Valley sophomore Kevin Geniza won the tournament with a three-over-par total of 147.

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Sports briefs for May 24

All-Conference baseball, softball teams announced; HRV softball, lacrosse host playoff games May 28; Gorge FC hosts Spartans Saturday

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Artist Call: ‘The Best of the Gorge’ needed by May 29

The June show at Columbia Art Gallery, “The Best of the Gorge,” will celebrate and reward the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia residents. Prizes will be awarded to the best works, both 2D and 3D — all media are invited, from drawing and painting to glass and ceramics to sculpture, mixed media and photography.

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Friday, May 23



Wednesday, May 21



June history dinner looks at the Columbia River Highway

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the June history dinner on “Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” with author Peg Willis, Friday, June 13. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Discovery Center.

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Growing up Pan

Peter Pan kept popping up over Christmas break. And not from the peanut butter jar. It was the topic of conversation whenever I visited with Kendra, my seventh-grade granddaughter, who couldn’t wait for the production of the play to move past set decoration.

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Chasing the dream

If you’ve lived in Hood River long enough, chances are you’ve seen Richard Hallman’s photography somewhere and thought to yourself, “What a lucky punk.”

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CRC baseball rivalry goes to the Eagles

The Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team concluded its Columbia River Conference schedule with a momentum building 11-7 win over The Dalles Friday at Quinton Street Ballpark.

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HRV track sending 20 to state meet in Eugene

Hood River Valley High track and field claimed 10 district titles and qualified athletes in 18 events at last week’s Columbia River Conference championships to compete in the upcoming OSAA 5A State meet in Eugene. Preliminary rounds start Friday inside the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field, where 38 of the state’s 5A programs will be represented; action peaks with final rounds Saturday afternoon.

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HRV Softball solidifies league title

Hood River Valley High softball extended its winning streak to 10 with an 8-1 Columbia River Conference season finale victory over The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians Friday in The Dalles. The win secured the conference title for the Eagles (10-2 CRC, 20-5 overall), who finished their league schedule tied with the Pendleton Buckaroos (10-2, 19-6) to split the CRC title

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Horizon track sending seven to state meet

Horizon Christian School made a run at the District 3 track and field championship Saturday in Moro, where the boys team finished a close second to host Sherman County and the girls finished fifth. In all, the Hawks are sending athletes in 11 events to the upcoming state track and field finals in Eugene.

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McCaw wins E-car race

Hood River’s Adam McCaw won Electrathon America’s race this weekend in Mapleton, Ore., and is now tied for first place overall with Willamette High School’s Nick Smith.

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DUII enforced in weekend campaign

During the Memorial Day weekend May 24-27, the Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Sheriff Department will be conducting a DUII enforcement campaign.

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Hood River County unemployment dips slightly

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in April at 6.9 percent according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department. Compared with April 2013, Oregon’s unemployment rate fell by 1.0 percentage point over the year.

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Elks honor McHale, Webb

Sydney McHale and Elisabeth Webb, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks April Students of the Month.

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Rafter missing in Klickitat River

GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) — Searchers from the Klickitat and Yakima County sheriff’s offices are looking for a rafter missing in the Klickitat River near the county line.

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Benson Bridge reopens

With repairs and restoration completed, the historic Benson Bridge, is reopen to the public at Multnomah Falls as of Monday afternoon.

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Sports briefs for May 21

Ziegner qualifies for state tennis; Mason records hole-in-one at Indian Creek; Hood2River coming soon; Maupin RiverFest is this weekend

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Deadline is June 15 for annual NDI photo contest

Once again this year, in preparation for celebrating “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” May 18-25, the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Program of The Next Door seeks photos of children from birth to 8 years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

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Tuesday, May 20

 

Saturday, May 17



HRV Swim Team hosts spring sprinter

Hood River Valley Swim Team hosted its Secure Storage Sprinter Invitational last week at the Hood River Aquatic Center. For several of the 50 HRVST swimmers in attendance, the meet was their first, while others are now seasoned racers who are focused in posting personal best times in their respective events.

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Yay, it’s May ... but beware of ticks!

Hurray for May, the time when frolicking outdoors in the Gorge goes full speed! And the time to remember that May is the peak season for the tiny poppy-seed sized but dangerous nymphal tick, which can spread Lyme disease.

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Medication Therapy Management comes to Columbia Gorge Family Medicine

Following the doctor’s orders is often easier said than done, especially when it comes to taking medications. Lacking information and support, nearly 75 percent of adults fail to take their medications as advised, resulting in an estimated $290 billion in unnecessary health care spending annually.

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Kuechmann qualifies for state golf

Dan Kuechmann will be the lone golfer to represent Hood River Valley High School at next week’s OSAA 5A boys golf state championships. Keuchmann and Coach Mark Gradin will travel to Banks, home to Quail Valley Golf Course, on Sunday for a practice round before the two-day tournament next week to determine the state’s top high school golfers.

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Horizon golf season ends

Horizon Christian School’s golf team ended its season this week with the OSAA 3A/2A/1A Special District 5 championships at Pendleton Country Club, and although no one from the team qualified for next week’s state championships in Corvallis, Coach Oscar Stenberg is pleased with the way his players performed.

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State Parks says Barrett Park grant could be used for alternate HR site

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has decided to hold off on executing a grant agreement for Barrett Park while the state tries to figure out if Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s proposed development for the land still qualifies for funding — or if the money should be used to develop another site of HRVPRD’s choosing.

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HRV grad creates film tribute to fallen friend

Hood River native Wiley Watson has been involved in the Southern California film industry for approximately eight years, working on movies, commercial and web shows, but Wiley says that “none have taken me on such an emotional roller coaster” as his most recent project: a film about the tragic death of his friend.

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Eagle basesball just shy of Hermiston upset

Hood River Valley baseball fell just short of an exciting upset over the Columbia River Conference-leading Hermiston Bulldogs in a stifling home contest Tuesday afternoon at Traner Field that ended with a 5-4 loss.

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Cascade Locks students create inspiring art

The Charburger Restaurant in Cascade Locks recently accepted a generous donation of art from students at Cascade Locks Elementary School. The piece was created as part of a Columbia Gorge Arts in Education project at the school last month.

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Wednesday, May 14

 

Tutu Trot turnout ‘humbling’

There’s something oddly heartwarming about watching a crowd of grown men prance around in pink tutus. In many cases entire families, dogs included, waited patiently, and proudly, for the start of Saturday’s Lila May Tutu Trot, wreathed in flamboyancy usually reserved for 6-and-under ballerinas or Halloween costumes.

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HRCSO to acquire drug dog

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has received permission from the county to acquire a narcotic detection dog, which Sheriff Matt English said will be “uncharted territory” and the first time HRCSO has owned a drug dog in the department’s history.

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Three girls share big hearts for one mission

The noisy coins clink and slosh in the big white bin, hand-labeled with the famous pink ribbon denoting breast cancer awareness. That “noise” has become the sweetest sound for three seventh-grade girls at Wy’east Middle School who, over the last seven months, raised $139.50 to help prevent breast cancer in our community.

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Quick action saves prom event

Hood River Valley High School students made the best of a bad weather situation on Saturday when prom was moved from Timberline Lodge to the school’s cafeteria and commons areas.

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Meadows goes out with a bang

Many of the world’s best snowboarders were at Mt. Hood Meadows last week for the 18th installment of SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s highly touted Superpark exhibition, which featured a closed-to-the-public course of features that can only be described as ludicrous by anyone but the select few crazy, and talented, enough to fly off them at breakneck speeds.

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Roller Girls cream Storm City

An unfortunate but timely reminder during warm-ups of the risks skaters take in the sport of roller derby set the tone for Saturday’s home bout hosted by the Gorge Roller Girls. After receiving a standing ovation as paramedics hoisted a Storm City Roller Girls skater into an awaiting ambulance with a broken leg, players from both teams did a quick gear check with referees before getting started with the bout.

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Tips to hook spring chinook

This is the month spring chinook salmon move into the upper reaches of the big rivers like the Columbia, Willamette and Snake, and tributaries like the Hood River, Wind, Drano and Klickitat.

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Hawks ready for district track

Horizon Christian School tuned up for this weekend’s district track and field meet with third-place (boys) and fifth-place (girls) finishes Saturday at the Portland Lutheran School 1A Track Classic.

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Support those who work for basic human rights

By now, thanks to social media, the world has heard about the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their boarding school by a fundamentalist group whose name roughly translates into “Western education is a sin.”

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‘Next Room’ audition May 18

CAST Theatre and Columbia Center for the Arts announce auditions for the staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room,” or the vibrator play, a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desire.

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Green Drinks in Mosier

The GO! monthly networking event Green Drinks will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Dwelling Station, 1202 First St., in Mosier. The Dwelling Station is a thriving reclaimed furniture consignment shop in an off-the-grid building.

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LCB: No lottery needed for Klickitat Co. pot shops

Four potential marijuana retailers will continue the licensing process through the Washington State Liquor Control Board after it was determined that a lottery to narrow the playing field was not needed in Klickitat County late last month.

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Input sought on White Salmon River fish conservation at May 17 public meeting

WHITE SALMON, WA – A long-term vision, goals and potential focus areas for future habitat conservation in the Lower White Salmon River will be discussed during an upcoming public meeting sponsored by the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and the White Salmon River Watershed Management Committee. The meeting will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Husum Fire Hall.

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Mosier property insurance rating improves

Insurance Services Office Inc. informed the City of Mosier by letter dated May 6, 2014, that Public Protection Classifications have improved for both the City of Mosier and the rest of the Mosier Fire District.

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Cascade Observations: The Rites of Spring

Ah, springtime. Longer days and lingering light offer enjoyable opportunities to get outside and experience the natural world. For a kid, spring may be the season for Little League, after-dinner bike rides, and pursuing the end of a rainbow. There are trees to climb, and more hours in a day to climb them

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Tuesday, May 13

 

Saturday, May 10



Cooper Spur Race Team ends season

Cooper Spur Race Team finished its 2014 ski racing and freeride competition last week at sunny Mount Bachelor, where team members competed at the 50th annual May Day Race. The event was a combination race for skiers ages 7-15, which included cross country and jumping competitions.

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Rev. Judy Zimmerman to serve Unitarians

Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has called the Rev. Judy Zimmerman to serve as its first “settled” minister — the first to reside in the area. MCUUF is located in Hood River and draws from throughout the Columbia Gorge.

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Tennis star gives back

On and off the court, Scottie Ziegner has made his mark at the Tsuruta Tennis Courts, located on May Street next to the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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First Gorge Sailing Team finds success at state

Hood River’s newly formed high school sailing team ended its season in thrilling fashion last weekend at the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Oregon State Championships, where the group of Gorge sailors finished third in the silver fleet and sixth and 10th in the gold fleet.

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Optimistic, HRV girls lacrosse ends ‘growing season’

After allowing a ruinous eight unanswered goals in the first quarter, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team matched Lincoln High goal-for-goal to end Wednesday’s game — the final of the season — on a positive note. The 16-8 home loss puts the Eagles at 4-10 this season and fifth in the Portland league, and while the win-loss record isn’t all that impressive, coach Andrew McElderry is pleased, and proud, of how the girls did.

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Eddy’s scholarship a first for Warner Pacific

Hood River Valley High School alumni Katy Eddy posed for a photo recently alongside Warner Pacific College coach Frank Johnson, while signing a letter of intent to wrestle under scholarship for the school’s newly formed women’s wrestling team.

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Car seat safety campaign planned for May 19-June 1

The Hood River Police Department will be working in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other local agencies in conducting a traffic safety belt blitz campaign. The safety campaign will start May 19 and end June 1. The emphasis will be on proper seat belt and child safety seat use.

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Gorge Winds concert May 11

The Gorge Winds Concert Band proudly presents the 2014 Spring Concert on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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First Book of Hood River County gives grants to local groups

The Hood River Valley High School Teen Parent Program received books from First Book-Hood River County on Feb. 14. The Hood River County Children’s Librarian, Jana Hannigan, played the ukulele while the young children and their moms sang and bounced to the music.

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Dr. Angel Pilato at WAAAM May 10

Continuing with the annual tradition, the May 10 Second Saturday events at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the American armed forces. WAAAM’s military fleet of airplanes and automobiles will be flying and driving to celebrate the day.

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Friday, May 9

 

Wednesday, May 7

 

DeHart, Marquez claim state wrestling titles

Coach Trent Kroll has a lot of catching up to do in the Hood River Valley High School wrestling room, and after several months of hard work over the winter and extended spring wrestling seasons, it’s the kind of labor he enjoys the most.

May 7, 2014 midnight read more..


Weekend sweep keeps Eagle baseball post-season hopes alive

Hood River Valley junior hurler Ryan Ward pitched his first complete game no-hitter to help lead the Eagles to a 4-0 win over arch rival The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians in the opening contest of Columbia River Conference baseball doubleheader. HRV’s success continued in game two, as four pitchers combined on a one-hitter in a 6-5 win to help coach Eric Harjo’s Eagles earn the impressive sweep Saturday at HRV’s Traner Field.

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Byers records perfect game as Eagle softball trounces TDW

The Hood River Valley High Eagles needed two wins to keep their hopes of claiming the Columbia River Conference softball championship alive, and, as expected, that’s exactly what the Lady Eagles did Saturday in a home doubleheader against The Dalles.

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Election 2014: Three Democrats seek U.S. House nomination

The May 3 edition carried profiles of Republican contenders for the U.S. House District 2 position: incumbent Greg Walden of Hood River and Dennis Linthicum of Beatty, in Klamath County. The vote May 20 will determine who runs in the November General election.

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An ‘over the top’ aviation mission

As part of a school project, William Decker, a ninth-grader from The Dalles who attends Horizon Christian School in Hood River, has arranged for a Kodiak bush plane to offer rides locally as a fundraiser for a Christian charity.

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CL Port commission postpones GM search

The Cascade Locks Port Commission has decided to postpone its search for a new port general manager and keep on the current port interim general manager, Paul Koch, for the time being.

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Reverse 911 service goes live for county

A new early-warning system that will help notify users of emergencies in Hood River County is now live and public safety agencies are encouraging local residents to sign up for the service.

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New scoreboard lights up at Collins Field

Collins Memorial Field is a scenic ballpark, between views of Mount Adams to the north, Jackson Park to the east, Tsuruta Tennis Courts to the west, the historic Hood River Middle School across May Street, and the green ball field itself.

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Military month is back at WAAAM May 10

Continuing with the annual tradition, the May 10 Second Saturday events at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the American armed forces. WAAAM’s military fleet of airplanes and automobiles will be flying and driving to celebrate the day.

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Missing, suicidal man found at I-84 rest area

A missing Bainbridge Island, Wash., man who attempted to take his own life was transported to a Portland-area hospital after he was found by officers from Oregon State Police and Wasco County Sheriff’s Office Saturday inside a utility trailer at a rest area along Interstate 84 west of The Dalles.

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HRMS team places third at Wind Challenge

One-hundred high school and middle school students from across the Columbia Gorge competed in the 2014 Wind Challenge event on May 3, racing against the clock to build the strongest, fastest wind turbines.

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Film on dyslexia screens Thursday at Andrew’s

On May 8, a group of local moms, who each have a child who is dyslexic, is bringing to Hood River the film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” at Andrew’s Pizza at 6:15 p.m. with a discussion to follow.

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Busy week for boys tennis

A tie for first, an 8-0 sweep, a 6-2 win and a solid showing at a tough tournament — all in the last week — gives the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys tennis team key momentum as it approaches the all-important district tournament later this month.

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Sports briefs for May 7

Olivia Campbell helps UO squad win national title; Howland wins ICMGA spring tourney; CSRT Mt. Bike Club enrollment opens; Gorge Roller Girls host home bout Saturday

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Art Notes

Rachel Harvey holds open studio; ‘Eclectic’ bicycle photo exhibit; Poster contest deadline is May 15

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Parkdale Fire says ‘thanks’

“The members of the Parkdale Fire Department would like to thank everyone who supported, donated and attended our 21st annual Casino Night. The event was a great success and with all of the community support and donations, we will be able to continue to purchase new equipment and keep up with changing firefighting strategies. A special thank-you to all of the following:”

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Tuesday, May 6



Saturday, May 3

   

HRVRC renews battle over Barrett Park

Barrett Park has been the source of much controversy over the past two years and now, once again, finds itself embroiled in not one, but two new disputes over land use issues.

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Cascade Locks approves medical marijuana moratorium

Medical marijuana dispensaries looking to operate within the city limits of Cascade Locks will have to wait up until a year to do so after the Cascade Locks City Council voted to enact a moratorium on the dispensaries during its regular meeting Monday night.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Don’t give up on Barrett Park

On March 19, 2007, Hood River County Commissioners, including Ron Rivers and Les Perkins, who sit on the Commission now, signed a letter of support for Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in support of a grant to acquire the land now known as Barrett Park.

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Growing glaciers on Mount Hood presents unique challenge

Mount Hood glaciers are the lifeblood of the Hood River Valley. They represent the bulk of the water present in our rivers and streams, create habitat for salmon and other marine life, provide opportunities for recreation, and irrigate the valley’s orchards and farmland.

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Hay, Kuechmann lead HRV golf

Alisha Hay shot a team-leading 85 Wednesday at Indian Creek Golf Course in a mini tournament with Pendleton, Hermiston, Estacada and HRV. Hay’s score — an all-time tournament best — was good enough for third place out of the 16-player field. Teammate Korey Cimock wasn’t far behind Hay, with an 89 — also an all-time tournament best.

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Athletes measure up at Summit meet

With the Columbia River Conference meet just a few weeks away, it’s crunch time for Hood River Valley High School track and field. As a good measuring stick of where individuals are in their events and how the team measures up to the progress of other teams, the Eagles traveled to Bend last weekend for the 14-team Summit Invitational.

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HR boys unstoppable at Cherry Fest

Hood River Baseball’s 12-year-old travel team was on fire over the weekend as it won five straight games and outscored the opposition 56-16 to claim the first-place trophy in the annual Cherry Festival baseball tournament in The Dalles.

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Grant helps Mount Hood Town Hall rebuild playground

A $75,000 grant was awarded to the Mount Hood Town Hall by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission in fall 2013 to put toward a new playground. A $5,000 donation was also given by Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District. The project is finally coming around full circle.

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Sports briefs for May 3

Horizon baseball defeats Condon; Hershey’s Track Meet is May 10; CrossFit HR hosts celebration; Gorge FC home game Saturday

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