Stories for November 2014

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Saturday, November 29



Gorge Grown ‘Community Conversation’ Dec. 4

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting Feeding the Gorge: Community Conversations this winter in order to provide local residents with the opportunity to share their ideas and inspirations for the local food system.

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Thompson honored as LC Hall-of-Famer

Although he might not seem it today, Hood River Mike Thompson was a big-time bruiser in his younger days. Wearing the number 69, Thompson was a notorious force on the football field in the early 1980s as an all-star defensive lineman for the Lewis and Clark Pioneers.

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HR kiter claims Dutch national title

Hood River resident Vetea Boersma earned a unique claim to fame earlier this fall by winning the 2014 National Junior Dutch Kiteboarding Championships in Brouwersdam, Holland. Boersma, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Hood River Middle School, traveled to Holland with his family and was able to compete in the national kiteboarding contest because he is half Dutch.

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CGCC board plans special meeting

One week after the campus closure announcement turnabout, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the Indian Creek campus.

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Kegler's Corner: Rick Nishimoto rules the roost

League action was simply spectacular at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week — big scores were everywhere. Leading the parade of prominent producers was banker-turned-local-orchardist, Rick Nishimoto, who pummeled the pins to the tune of a fantastic 299 game in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league.

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’12 Days of Christmas’ authors come to Hood River Dec. 6

Waucoma Bookstore hosts Portland authors Susan Blackby and Carolyn Digby Conahan, author and illustrator of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon” for a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the store (212 Oak St.). From the forest to the desert to the mountains to the beach, cousins Liz and Danny are seeing it all as they spend their Christmas in Oregon. With everything from busy beavers to tumbling waterfalls, Oregon is showcased in this installment of the “Twelve Days of Christmas in America” series.

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Parkhurst Place helps Cat Rescue

Parkhurst Place Senior Living announces a partnership with Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue, a non-profit (501c3), all volunteer organization that helps homeless cats and kittens, and Dutch Bros Coffee of Hood River.

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Advent and Christmas

Hood River Valley Christian Church invites friends and the community to Advent and Christmas services.

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Santa Sightings

Good news, boys and girls — Santa Claus is coming to town (and more than once) this Christmas season, and you can find him at the following locations:

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Tips for safe, efficient firewood use

Conscientious Oregonians have been storing up firewood for the inevitable cool days of winter and the experienced wood-gatherers know that dry, seasoned firewood burns most efficiently, provides the most heat and smokes the least.

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HR Distillers join with Blazers via Pendleton

Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, announced today a new relationship between its premium whisky spirit, Pendleton Whisky, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The official partnership – the first of its kind for the brand – grants whisky pouring rights to Pendleton Whisky in the Moda Center, the team’s home arena.

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Friday, November 28



Wednesday, November 26



Photos with Santa helps Adopt A Dog

The Adopt-A-Dog program is again offering pictures with Santa this year, Saturdays beginning Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak Street.

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Nora’s ‘Family Dinner Project’ begins with Ethiopia

“My family’s most special and memorable dinner occurred on November 11, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yhat morning, after a nearly three year long journey, my husband Brian and I left our adoption agency’s care center in Addis with our two children fully and finally in our custody. It was an entirely surreal moment to realize that we were now officially together as family, months and months of anxious waiting over.”

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Camp 1805 continuing on its spirited adventure

July 4, 1805: On what has already proven to be a perilous journey, a horrific tragedy befalls the Lewis and Clark expedition — the Corps of Discovery runs out of liquor, while celebrating Independence Day.

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Gorge water-women win big

Professional windsurfers Ingrid Lerouche and Fiona Wylde recently sent a statement to the rest of the windsurfing world that girls from the Gorge are not to be trifled with. When they’re not traveling the world in search of wind and waves, the two reside in Hood River, and they represented their home waters phenomenally over the last several months as they competed in the 2014 American Windsurfing Tour.

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Fresh Tracks

Always a good measure of an encouraging start to the season, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort had people cruising its slopes before Thanksgiving. Although limited to a small section of the resort’s nearly 22,000 acres of terrain, the resort had two lifts (Buttercup and Easy Rider, along with the Magic Carpet) running over the weekend for “Preview Sunday,” and with winter weather bringing a foot of fresh snow through the day, those who made the trip were treated to the first powder turns of the newly- christened season.

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This Black Friday, try trophy trout

Yeah, Black Friday is the name associated with the day after Thanksgiving when avid shoppers arrive at their favorite store at o-dark-thirty seeking swinging deals on all kinds of stuff. What with all the pushing and shoving, they arrive home exhausted after a day of shop-until-you-drop spending.

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Food bank ‘hit hard’

Thanksgiving Day is everywhere an occasion based on what’s to eat, yet there are no reported community meals in Hood River this week.

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Growers, advocates of I-502 moratorium speak out at hearing

At a meeting packed with marijuana growers, potential marijuana growers, and concerned residents from across Klickitat County, administrators were able to hear testimony regarding the reinstatement of a moratorium on all new marijuana-related businesses in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Documents show Army Corps’ coal port consideration

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In September 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was ready to announce a major decision on a Columbia River coal port that would either fast-track an environmental study of the area or commit to a years-long review.

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‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ opens Dec. 6

Take a step back in time- be a part of a live radio show audience for the CAST Theater production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Columbia Center for the Arts. “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a holiday “live radio drama” will take to the stage from Dec. 6-20.

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Author Jan Brett comes to Hood River Dec. 12

Join us at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade, Street, Hood River, on Friday, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation and signing with bestselling picture book author, Jan Brett. Hood River is one of two stops in Oregon for Jan Brett’s 15 city tour across the U.S. This event is sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Library, and G. Willikers Toy Store.

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Marbach hosts Holiday open house

Photographer Peter Marbach will host his first Holiday Studio Open House Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

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Marbach hosts open house

Photographer Peter Marbach will host his first Holiday Studio Open House Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

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Saturday, November 22



Tree of Remembrance returns Dec. 11

Anderson’s Tribute Center and Providence Hood River Hospice of the Gorge will hold the annual Tree of Remembrance Memorial on Dec. 11, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. at Anderson’s, located at 1401 Belmont Avenue in Hood River.

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Honoring Veterans

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the Youth of Heart of Hospice YoHOH’s, both Hood River and The Dalles clubs, visited the Oregon Veterans Home/OVH in The Dalles for an early Veterans Day celebration.

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‘Go Duckies’ with Grandma Emerson

I went to the 2014 Homecoming Celebration at the University of Oregon. My grandma (Joan Yasui) was the University of Oregon Homecoming Queen a long time ago. She was one of the Grand Marshals of the parade. I got to ride in a Maserati with her and wave to the people. I yelled, “Go Duckies.” The parade ended at a pep rally where the marching band played and the students all cheered.

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‘Phoenix’ rises

At Cascade Locks School on Wednesday, elementary students laughed and moved in equal amounts, with help from Phoenix Theater of Hood River Valley High School.

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HRV water polo finishes second at state

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo capped its breakthrough season last weekend with a trip to the Oregon High School Water Polo Association’s 5A state finals in Corvallis.

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HRVST swimmers take top honors at Fall Invitational

Hood River Valley Swim Team competed in the PAC Fall Invitational Meet in Portland earlier this month at the Dishman Community Center Pool in Portland. Highlighting the HRVST Ospreys at the meet was 10-year-old Sarah Arpag, who took top honors in her age group by winning the Hi Point Award after finishing first in the 100 free and 200 free events and second in the 50 free and 50 breast.

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Author West visits Westside

Westside Elementary School welcomed author and poet Jacqueline West on Oct. 24. This was a free event organized and sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore and publisher Penguin books to promote the “Books of Elsewhere” series.

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Kegler's Corner: 3 Fingers Deep takes Industrial League title

A whole lot of shaking was going on last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. First-round team action was completed in two bowling leagues. This is an important step in the season, as the winning teams have now qualified to bowl in their respective league championship final matches held at the end of the season.

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Students advance in International Lions Peace Poster contest

Silvia Sankari, a 7th grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez, a 6th grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist School, Nolan Ryan, a 6th grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Ashlyn Robinson, a 6th grade student at Wy’east Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club

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Round Table: Bless the space between a friend and his fatal pain

We all have people in our lives like Greg Herman. You meet him through one part of your life, or through mutual friends, and while you rarely see him, you enjoy every single contact. You might not develop into buddies, but at each long-separated encounter you connect with him as if you were longtime friends.

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Thursday, November 20



Wednesday, November 19



CGCC president calls for Indian Creek campus closure

Citing a $2 million budget deficit, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College on Tuesday recommended to the College board that it close the Indian Creek Campus temporarily in mid-2015. CGCC president Dr. Frank Toda has suggested a three-part restructuring plan involving an undetermined number of layoffs and program cuts.

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HRV water polo 2nd in state

Hood River Valley High School water polo competed its breakthrough season over the weekend at the 5A Oregon High School Water Polo state championships.

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Steaming Greeting

There is drama in vapor: this photo of a misty isle, aka Wells Island, in the Columbia just northwest of Hood River, shows that the wonder of nature is worth getting up for at 8 a.m. on a Sunday.

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Wolves spotted on West Side

Joyce Reinig, who lives on Country Club Road near Sunset, wants to warn neighbors of confirmed wolf sightings in the neighborhood.

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MHM rescinds park and ride application

Mt. Hood Meadows administrators say they have decided to rescind the resort’s application to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood after hearing numerous concerns from the public about the proposal during a Hood River County Planning Commission meeting last week.

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Walden: ‘We're making farmers and workers illegal’

In Hood River Saturday, Greg Walden coined a 2014 variation of the old saying, "we put a man on the moon, why can't we ..." The issue was immigration reform, which Walden, the newly-elected Second District Congressman, said must include visa reform, border security and a consistent guest workers program, all of which he thinks can be managed through technology.

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Dallman and Koch marry

Matthew Dallman, formerly of Hood River and now of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Emily Koch, of Pittsburgh, were married Oct. 11, 2014, at Gorge Crest Vineyard in Underwood, Wash. Rev. Josh Butler, of Portland, officiated.

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Ski films ‘Pretty Faces,’ ‘A Dozen More Turns’ screen Nov. 21

Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur Race team join forces to bring a night of ski films in celebration of the Snow Show, proceeds will benefit Cooper Spur Race team. The films will be shown on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for children and students 18 and under, adult tickets are $10 and available through Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. and Waucoma Bookstore.

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Round Table: Hand me down those comet harpoons!

As a rule, I don’t go in for Nascar and other macho stuff. Gadgets and gizmos bore me. It’s fine for other people, but I just try not to think about current masculine exemplars, such as long bearded guys in reality shows about duck calls.

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Neighborly: Meadows deserves credit for decision

Mid-November, when most of us “think snow,” is a time of hope and anticipation of that return to hill, and the exhilaration and camaraderie of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes and trails of Mt. Hood and environs.

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GO! Local Challenge starts

With the holiday shopping and giving season approaching, Gorge Owned (GO!) encourages residents to take the GO! Local Challenge, a sweepstakes that rewards people for supporting locally owned businesses and making donations to local nonprofits.

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Pacific Power issues outage reminders

With cold windy weather blowing into parts of the Northwest, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

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Hawks Madness Friday night

Horizon Christian School is hosting its second annual Hawks Madness and Cake Raffle at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the school’s Mark Boyden Gymnasium.

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Marmolated stink bug makes its move indoors

When leaves fall and days get shorter, stink bugs go on the move looking for a warm, dry place for winter. Often that means sharing our homes with these prehistoric-looking insects, whether we know it or not.

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‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set for Thursday at HRVHS

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art”. (The headline in the No. 15 article contained an incorrect date.)

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Saturday, November 15

   

Kegler's Corner: Charlotte Severns is No. 1

Charlotte Severns was the No. 1 bowler in town last week after having an outstanding outing in the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Charlotte had the pins dancing every which way but loose and improved with every game, finishing up her series with a mighty fine scratch 210 game.

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A diabetes family history

My mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 53. Unfortunately, she passed away from diabetes complications at 65. Of course this was because she did not take care of her blood sugars. Her A1C hovered around 10. It was so frustrating trying to help her. I remember traveling the full emotional scale as her caretaker, desperately trying to show her how to experience normal blood sugars.

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HAHRC Beats: America gets cooking to stop diabetes

Just under 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Another 86 million are at risk for developing diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin or use it in the right way. Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to use sugar for energy. The body makes sugar from the foods that you eat. The ways to treat and manage diabetes are eating healthy, moving every day, and, in some cases, using medications to lower blood sugar levels. It’s often hard to make the lifestyle changes to reduce your risk or help manage your diabetes.

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The modern plagues include diabetes

In response to the frightening plague of Ebola in West Africa and to the handful of cases that broke out in America, the government has appointed an “Ebola Czar.”

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Diabetes symptoms/control

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.

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Gorge Soroptimists offer cash grants, extended deadlines

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards).

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‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set Nov. 22

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art."

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Park and ride appeal fails

An appeal of Mt. Hood Meadows’ plan to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood has failed after Hood River County Planning Commissioners weren’t able to muster enough votes to arrive at a decision during a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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Warming Shelter opens

The Hood River Warming Shelter is open, at Mid-Columbia Center for Living, on Woods Court on the Heights.

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Marine Board honors Sheriff duo for life-saving river rescue

The Oregon State Marine Board honored Hood River County marine law enforcement deputies John Harvey and Sergeant Ricardo Casteneda for their life-saving efforts during the 2014 boating season. With their skills, expertise, timing, and teamwork, a life was saved on the Columbia River.

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March of Dimes honors nurses Fischer, McQuade

Parkdale residents Rhonda Fischer and Sarah McQuade were among 18 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Oct. 24, at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. With 430 nurses nominated, the state-wide committee selected the 18 winners in a blinded process.

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Friday, November 14



Thursday, November 13



Wednesday, November 12

  

Water polo team makes state semis

Hood River Valley High School water polo defeated defending state champion, Mountain View 15-10 last week to advance to the semifinal round of the 5A state championships.

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HRV girls soccer season ends at quarterfinals

Putnam senior Makenzie Maier will go down as the thorn in the Eagles’ side this season. The senior forward scored twice in her team’s 3-1 win over HRV at the beginning of the season and twice more Saturday night, in the 5A varsity girls soccer quarterfinals, to seal the win for the No. 1 ranked Kingsmen and knock the Eagles out of the state bracket.

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Cuevas, Rodrigiquez wed

Blanca Cuevas and Damián Rodriguez of Hood River were married Aug. 30, 2014, in a ceremony in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River, with reception at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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Rigert named to national 4-H team

Payton Rigert, a junior at HRVHS, has been selected for the Youth Leadership Team for the upcoming 4-H National Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia. Rigert will join 11 other 4-H teens to preside over the 1,000 congress delegates from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

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Thank You, Veterans

The tolling of the bell served as a fitting start to Tuesday’s Veterans Day service at Anderson Tribute Center. Boy Scout Emilio Castenada rang a bell 11 times — for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, when the Armistice of World War I was signed — that moment that stands for the honor we give to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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HR Bridge lift span not setting correctly

A contractor with the Port of Hood River will begin inspections this week to try and figure out why the lift span of the Hood River Bridge isn’t setting properly in the down position.

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Winter weather is on its way

Wintry weather makes its first appearance in the Gorge this week as a cold front out of the Canadian Rockies descends on the Pacific Northwest, sending temperatures plunging below freezing.

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Body of Portland woman found at Swell City

Law enforcement is trying to figure out what caused the death of a Portland woman whose body was found Saturday at a popular windsurfing site located west of Hood River on the Washington side of the Gorge.

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Roots and Branches: Rockin’ those sticky senior adventures

I have made several personal discoveries about aging as the golden era envelopes me. Comprehension of its impact on one’s physical and mental abilities seems to come and go as frequently as the sunrise. And it continues to be a surprising revelation each time you rediscover that you can’t put a name to a familiar face, or that rising from a crisscross applesauce position on the floor is seldom achievable without looking like one of those hip hop, robot poppin’ dancers.

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School named after Stevensons

The White Salmon Valley Intermediate School has been renamed the Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School in honor of the White Salmon power couple who passed away a day apart in late August after 73 years of marriage.

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Input sought on fish habitat conservation for WSR

Community members are invited to a Nov. 15 public meeting to discuss a draft vision, goals and ideas for fish habitat conservation on the lands of the lower White Salmon River formerly affected by Condit Dam. Results from earlier public meetings and online survey will be shared to inform additional interactive discussions on the highest priority areas and future actions.

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Strike a pose: Gala Fashion Show Nov. 7

The Hood River County Christmas Project held its biggest fundraiser of the season Nov. 7 with its Gala Fashion Show, held at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room.

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Soroptimist Artisan Shopping Extravaganza returns Nov. 22

Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams is hosting its tenth annual pre-holiday Artisan Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room. The event will feature Gorge and Portland area artisans exhibiting holiday gift items of jewelry, metal art, alpaca garments, pottery, glassware, paintings, cards, and more.

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OSU Extension faculty receive awards

Dani Annala, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Lauren Kraemer, Extension Family and Community Health, each received recognition for their program work at Oregon State University, Hood River Extension Service.

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Expanded Operation Christmas Child program gets going

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is up and running for 2014, with more businesses and individuals than ever interested in filling one (or more) of the program’s green and red shoeboxes for a child in need in one of 130 countries under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization chaired by Franklin Graham

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Tuesday, November 11

   

Monday, November 10



Eagle boys soccer blasts Mountain View, advances to semis

The Hood River Valley Eagles hammered Mountain View Storm quickly into submission Saturday afternoon at Henderson Community Stadium, sending a clear statement to the remaining teams in the 5A bracket that they’re intent on earning the school’s first-ever state boys soccer title. The 7-1 quarterfinal win advanced the No. 2 seeded Eagles to the semifinals Tuesday night (6 p.m. at Henderson Community Stadium) against No. 3 Wilsonville Wildcats, who defeated Hillsboro 2-1 Saturday to stay alive in the bracket. The winner advances to Saturday’s final and will take on the winner of Tuesday’s No. 1 Summit vs. No. 4 Woodburn game.

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Saturday, November 8

 

The geography of Hood River County’s vote

The narrative that has dominated this year’s midterm elections coverage has seemed to focus on two things: the sweeping victories enjoyed by the Republican Party and relatively low voter turnout.

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Eagle soccer advances in state playoffs

After battling to a 1-1 tie in regulation time Tuesday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Wilsonville Wildcats were given 20 more minutes (two ten-minute periods) of overtime to determine whose season would end on the field that night and whose would continue on to the 5A girls soccer quarterfinals this weekend.

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Uncle: Mom of boy found dead got psychiatric care

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An uncle of a 6-year-old autistic boy found dead after his mother told police she threw him from a bridge on the Oregon coast says the woman had been under intense emotional distress for years while caring for the child and more recently for her disabled husband.

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Friday, November 7



Wednesday, November 5

   

Eagle football ends season with win

Of all the things that might be scary on Halloween night, nothing would be worse for coach Caleb Sperry and his Hood River Valley High Eagles football team than a loss to the winless Riverhawks from The Dalles. The Eagles (3-6) clearly had no intentions of letting that happen, however, as they concluded their season on a positive note with a 34-6 win over TDW (0-9) on Senior Night Friday at Henderson Community Stadium.

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HRV water polo takes aim at 5A final four

Diving into new territory, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity boys water polo team will be in Corvallis Thursday night to take on Bend’s Mountain View High in a do-or-die state elimination round.

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Into the Woods

Much depends on a bunch of beans in Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed musical, “Into the Woods,” opening Friday, presented by Hood River Valley High School drama department. Directed by Mark Steighner, it’s based on the Grimm Bros. fairy tale characters all famous in their own right but who interact in ways you never dreamed of. Much of what befalls them (off stage but with sound effects) is just as gruesome as in the original tales.

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Menus and Memory: Nora’s Table seeks recipes for ‘Family Dinner Project’

What do you remember about special family dinners at your house, or your grandparent’s house? This fall and winter, Nora’s Table restaurant is launching the Family Dinner Project. Send the restaurant your story of an important family dinner, complete with menu and recipes if you have them, and the restaurant will select six winning family dinners.

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Environmentalists sue over Hanford reactor

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three environmental groups sued a state agency Thursday over the effects of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. The Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Northwest Environmental Advocates, and Columbia Riverkeeper filed the lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court against the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.

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Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 UAV

Bingen unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Insitu announced last week its release of the ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its ScanEagle platform of UAVs, commonly known as drones.

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Klickitat County reinstates pot ban

A little less than a year after allowing a prior moratorium to lapse, recreational marijuana businesses in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas have been put on hold.

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Automotive veteran Bob Stone will retire in December

Bob Stone called a meeting for all staff at Freeway Autocenter on Friday afternoon where he announced that he would be retiring from the business and that a new owner would be taking control of the dealership in early December.

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Hood River observes Veterans Day with service on Nov. 11

Historical photos of Hood River veterans from Civil War through World War II, presented by Mayor Arthur Babitz, will be one highlight of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance. These include Stuart Jakku, World War I troop train, and “Canteen Girls."

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Christmas Project: Never too early to help

This is the post-Halloween zone when plans are made for Thanksgiving and even Christmas holidays. But some folks won’t have much for the holidays. The Hood River community has always stepped up to fill the gap through the giving campaign known as Hood River Christmas Project.

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Kegler's Corner: Lynn Spellman Rolls Big 750

Last week’s bowling league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes produced a bunch of excellent scores. The cream of the crop rose to the top and fresh faces flourished. The Team of the Week reflects that mix. Leading the parade of tall totalers was Lynn Spellman, who blasted a huge scratch 750 series in the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league. Lynn is once again becoming a familiar name in the limelight around here, as he is a multiple member of the Team of the Week in this young bowling season.

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Gorge Food industry forum planned for Nov. 18 in HR

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), Washington State University and Gorge Grown Food Network are hosting a forum about the current and future state of value-added food processing industry in the Gorge on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

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When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2014 holiday season. According to Holmson, the main purpose of the program is to provide assistance with holiday food and children’s gifts, during the Christmas holidays, to low-income families living within Hood River County.

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Tuesday, November 4

 

Saturday, November 1



Next Door adds solar awning

The Next Door hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new solar panel awning on Oct. 22 at its Hood River building, 965 Tucker Rd.

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Screening the indies

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar on Saturday evening for a unique segment of 3-D films and workshops and Andrew’s Skylight Theater.

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HR gymnasts compete with Riverside Academy

The young tumblers at Riverside Gymnastics Academy in The Dalles are in full swing with the fall competitive season, and representing Hood River in the group are athletes Poppy Miller, Jacy Johnston, Regina Sanchez-Macias, Audrey Fuentes, Sophia Riviello and Ava Krentz.

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Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

A 2-0 win at home Tuesday night against The Dalles Riverhawks means the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closes out its Columbia River Conference schedule undefeated – a first for the team – and heads into the 5A state tournament ranked No. 10 and with the momentum of a six-game winning streak.

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HRV boys soccer secures No. 2 seed

You’ve probably heard the adage “the best defense is a good offense,” but for coach Jaime Rivera and his 14-0 Hood River Valley varsity boys soccer squad, the opposite is equally, if not more, important.

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Youth wrestling gearing up

Although practices for the 2014-15 season started this week, there’s still plenty of room on the mat for young wrestlers grades K-8 to join the fun and the long-running tradition of wrestling in Hood River County.

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Turkey Shoot returns Nov. 9

Odell Fire Department Volunteer Association will hold its benefit skeet shoot Turkey Shoot on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to dark at Hood River Gun Club, on Tucker Road.

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