Stories for January 2015

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Saturday, January 31

 

Kleeway trail coming along nicely

Matt Klee dedicated a great deal of time and energy building things for others, and now, as a year since his death approaches, an impassioned community is coming together to build something for him.

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Help the Library win the million page challenge

A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.

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Yellow, Friends

Seen this week, six medium-sized birds whose yellow plumage is unusual, at least for the Heights.

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Sign-ups open for Babe Ruth, HR Little League

For Babe Ruth, players can register every Wednesday night at the Hood River Valley High School indoor hitting facility (next to HRV baseball’s home field) from 7:30-9 p.m. A copy of your player’s birth certificate is needed at registration. The fee this year is $90. For more information e-mail David Hough at: Yzhough@yahoo.com.

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Paul Weatherly rules the roost

Hats off to our Team of the Week bowlers who rolled the most over their averages in last week’s league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Once again we have a nice mix of bowlers — some new, some household names and all of them on fire.

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HRV swim team poised for CRC title

The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls swim team sent a clear statement last weekend that it is intent on reclaiming the Columbia River Conference title — after losing it last year to Pendleton — and making waves at the 5A State Championships. At the annual Hood River Invitational Saturday, the girls claimed the team title and beat the next closest CRC finisher, Pendleton (4th place) by more than 100 points.

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Olympian, US Open champs headline girls’ wrestling clinic

Hood River Valley High School will be one of just two locations on the west coast to host a special girls’ wrestling clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 4 as part of USA Wrestling’s goal of raising awareness and participation in female wrestling across the country.

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Fire destroys Westcliff home

The loss appears total in Friday morning’s house fire at 3578 Westcliff Dr., owned by Michael and Suzanne Maurer. They shared the home with their daughter and granddaughter, and all are safe. Westside and Hood River fire departments and Wy’east Fire District responded to the blaze starting at around 5 a.m., about a half-mile east of exit 62. The home and garage, including vehicles, were destroyed

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Walden listens to immigration pleas in Next Door visit

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listened to several Hood River residents as they told about how they came to the U.S., how current immigration laws affect them, and what they would like him to do to help improve their lives and strengthen our community.

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Wednesday, January 28



‘Full Monty’ tickets, packages on sale

Tickets – but not just regular tickets – are now on sale for “The Full Monty,” at Columbia Center for the Arts Feb. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

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‘Solarize’ campaign starts with launch party Feb. 3

With support from Northwest Solar Communities, Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

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Feds slash timber payments to counties

Counties that have federal forestland within their borders recently received some bad news after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that this year’s federal timber payments to counties would be drastically reduced due to Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act.

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Tenacity leads to HRV boys hoops victory in CRC opener

A relentless onslaught of aggressive full-court pressure and a late-game rally that included 33 points in the fourth quarter gave the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a season-defining win Friday night at Pendleton.

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At annual banquet, Chamber looks to ‘15

Hood River Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Friday for the group’s annual Membership Appreciation dinner. Many members came decked out in their formal best in keeping with the evening’s prom theme.

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Travelogue part two: Making friends in Kumari, Nepal

On the morning of Dec. 1, seven of us and our driver piled into our rented Land Cruiser, including Jagat Lama and his two top associates, Chet and Chaundra, and the Kumari clinic pharmacist, in Kathmandu to visit his young son who was ill.

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Hawks notch 40th straight Big Sky win

The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School Hawks boys basketball team had another dominating performance over a Big Sky Conference foe as they crushed the Ione Cardinals 69-27 at home last Friday.

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Economic Priority

The chronic issue of affordable housing received a thorough airing Monday at City Council, and a sense of progress was evident to the council and those who presented on the issue.

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Community Health Worker training offered

Nuestra Comunidad Sana, a program of The Next Door, brings Community Health Worker (CHW) Training to the Gorge. Participants who complete the rigorous 90 hour course requirements are eligible for certification as CHWs in Oregon.

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Young Voices: What Being an Oregon pioneer descendent means to me

Starting in the early 1840s, whispers of a new territory rich with opportunity were beginning to reach the ears of those living in the east. Its name was Oregon, and it promised a fresh start for whomever dared make the journey west. It was the start of a mass exodus. Brave settlers craving better lives took their fates into their own hands, packed what they could into covered wagons, and left their old lives behind. They knew what they sought would be dangerous to obtain, and that many would not survive. But they were determined to fulfill their dreams, or to die trying.

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It all makes sense to me!

I would like to extend an apology to Rep. Greg Walden and his wife, Mylene, for a tasteless joke I made at their expense in my last published column.

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Tuesday, January 27

 

Saturday, January 24

 

Team wrestling key to HRV victory

HRV wrestling hosted its first home dual meet of the season Tuesday night, and for those in the audience expecting an exciting show, the action did not disappoint.

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CGCC, OSU host information night

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University host an event on Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CGCC in Hood River that will help students and their parents learn about OSU programs.

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GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Leos are 700,000 containers and counting

Two years ago, in this space, I was happy to report on the Leos first Saturday collection of deposit bottles and cans in the Rosauers’ parking lot. At that time, the project had collected 400,000 containers since its beginning in 2009. Now, two years later, I am happy to report that the Leos are still collecting beverage containers and those nickel deposits continue to add up. This month, the Leos surpassed 700,000 containers. That’s $35,000 worth of nickels — every dollar going back to local groups and activities in our community.

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HB 2039: A helpful connection

Checking the Hood River Bridge lift cables for strength and alignment is a timely metaphor for a political process, about to begin, that spans the Columbia River. Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), has recently introduced a bill he hopes will boost both the act’s and the commission’s profiles with his colleagues in the State Legislature and help support the commission as it struggles to obtain enough funding to adequately carry out its federally-mandated duties (story, page A1).

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HRV ski team sweeps last week’s competition

Lucy McLean continued her run of dominance in high school ski racing last weekend with another first place finish in Mt. Hood Ski League slalom action Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows. The win — her fourth consecutive first-place finish this season – propelled the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls ski team to an overall win for a third straight time.

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Fishing is best ‘when rivers drop and waters clear after a rain’

Steelheading this time of year is a challenging sport. After all, how many people think about fishing in the middle of the winter? Dealing with the rain, hail, snow, and cold rivers that fluctuate from muddy-to-clear, depending on the ever-changing weather conditions, is what makes this sport difficult for some and exciting to others. The rewards can be great (if you dress for the occasion) big hard fighting fish and scenery that at times can be breathtaking.

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Freshies Bagels and Juice opens on Oak

Matthew Joyce opened Freshies Bagels and Juice on Nov. 1, 2014 — without any previous knowledge of baking — and business is booming. Located in the former Hood River Bagel Co. store, earnings are up 25 percent over the last eight months than in all 12 months of the previous year.

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Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

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Giving a boost to Gorge Commission

The Gorge may be renowned for its beauty, but the law that protects the area, the National Scenic Act, and the entity that implements it, the Columbia River Gorge Commission, aren’t always so visible.

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Local author reading at HR library

Local author Vikki Claflin will read from her new book Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s at the Hood River Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 21

  

Roots and Branches: Young people and the art of guidance

The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.

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Walden town hall

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden listens as high school students urge him to put a high priority on climate change, during Saturday’s town hall at Hood River Adult Center, attended by about 75 people.

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‘Our dreams live on’

In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.

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Benton, Hamada named 2014 ‘Hearts of Gold’

It’s been said that certain individuals have a “heart of gold.” These people make a difference and enrich the community through their good works and selfless dedication. They act from the heart and are driven to help others.

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Punchbowl Falls park idea sees a flurry of feedback

A call for public input on a plan to develop a county park around Punchbowl Falls has been warmly received by area residents, hundreds of which have already provided feedback on what the future should hold for the popular waterfall near Dee.

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HRV wrestling hangs with state’s best

Hood River Valley High School wrestling had an action packed weekend in Central Oregon, competing in a double dual against Summit and Redmond Thursday night at Summit, then sleeping on the mats in Redmond and waking up to the two-day 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, where the Eagles wrestled three dual meets Friday and two more on Saturday.

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Kelsey Wells earns unique distinction

In a rare, if not unprecedented, distinction for Hood River Valley High School basketball, senior Kelsey Wells is one of 25 girls from across the state named on the list of candidates being considered for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game, set to take place April 1 at Chicago’s United Center.

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Buzzer-beater, record-setter coin HRV action last week

HRV girls: It might not have been pretty, but Friday’s 39-37 overtime road win against Vancouver’s Heritage High was a much-needed shift in momentum for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team as it heads into the start of Columbia River Conference play.

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Ten years after tragedy, fond memories endure

It is hard to believe that 10 years ago a horrible plane crash claimed the lives of three young men from the Hood River community: my husband Chris Jones, who owned Son-Rise Development, Paul Linck, the pilot of our plane, and Brook Campbell, who owned Rockin’ the Gorge, a local drywall company.

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Travelogue part one: A week on the Rio Maranon

Standing at the bottom of canyon walls that tower hundreds of feet above the river, staring at a maelstrom of whitewater knowing that it would be the biggest rapid we had ever run, and having been told that there was no way to walk around the exploding chaos named Shapalmonte, we studied the rapid intently while walking back to our kayaks.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

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Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

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DeeTour can proceed

A music venue planned for construction in Dee can now move forward after a local land use watchdog group made the decision to not continue pursuing an appeal it had filed against the project.

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Horizon boys steamroll ahead; girls win first league game

A powerhouse Horizon Christian School boys varsity basketball team steamrolled two opponents over the weekend by a combined total of 45 points to remain undefeated in both the Big Sky Conference (5-0) and in the OSAA’s Class 1A level (8-0).

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Kegler's Corner: Zach Mohun mauls the maples

Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was the place to be last week. Bowling league action never ceases to amaze, and this Team of the Week is comprised of a perfect representation of our best keglers, regulars and new faces who are basking in the limelight for the first time.

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Mt. Hood NF recognized for ‘Wild’ film

On Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented an Oregon Film & Television Office’s Annual Governor’s Award in the category of “Film Advocate,” to the Mt. Hood National Forest for its involvement and support of the filming of the major motion picture, “Wild.”

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Saturday, January 17



HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.

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Kegler's Corner: David Gibeaut tops action

The holidays are over now and we’re back with a full slate of league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. We had more new faces make our latest Team of the Week, topped by David Gibeaut.

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Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

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How to Help: Updated for Jan. 17

Helping Hands Against Violence — Helping Hands operates two facilities that offer shelter and safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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MLK Day

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a musical celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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Friday, January 16



Wednesday, January 14

 

Walmart heads back to LUBA

Just over a month after it was made, a decision rendered by the Hood River City Council on whether Walmart should be allowed to expand its Hood River store has been appealed at the state level.

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Meaningful moment

Hood River Valley High School teacher and head wrestling coach Trent Kroll exchanges a handshake and a bow with Yoichi Okada, head coach of Japan’s U18 national wrestling team Monday afternoon at HRVHS.

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Walden holds Town Hall meeting Saturday

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) holds his first town hall meetings in 2015 beginning on Saturday, with events scheduled in seven counties: Hood River, Wasco, Umatilla, Wallowa, Union, Baker, and Malheur.

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Aggressive Eagle offense leads 5A state in scoring

With a running total of 857 points scored in 13 games, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is currently the highest-scoring 5A lineup in the state (as of Tuesday); No. 2 ranked Summit is the second highest with 791.

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Heart of Hospice youth spread cheer

Each year The Dalles and the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOH) clubs end their year with a Christmas celebration, singing and giving out decorated gifts and cards.

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Calling on Cuba

On a lark some years ago, The Dalles attorney M.D. Van Valkenburgh went to Cuba.

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United Way packets are available now

The 2015 United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Allocations Application Packets will be available through Feb. 12, 2015, from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office.

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Skiers dominate

Hood River Valley High School varsity ski team competed in its first giant slalom race of the season, held Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Backcountry Film Fest is free, tonight

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

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Tonkin buys Bob Stone Dealership

The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships, which has served Portland for half a century, recently acquired Bob Stone Freeway Auto Center in The Dalles.

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Director’s cut: insight to auditions and accents

The story in the news last week on the upcoming auditions for the CAST production of “Good People” prompted me to contact director Judie Hanel and ask her a few questions on a topic I know very little about: auditioning for a play.

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Cherry loss may be ‘catastrophic’

A Wasco County horticulturalist is warning cherry growers that a perfect storm of unusually warm November weather followed by a sharp drop in temperatures may wreak havoc on their fruit trees for up to two years.

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School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

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How to Help: Updated for Jan. 14

Warming Shelter — A training session is planned Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets. The training is open to anyone 18 or older. Visit hoodrivercares.org for details.

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Tuesday, January 13

 

Saturday, January 10



Bicyclist hits pedestrian at 12th and May

On Jan. 8, 2015, at about 1:24 p.m., Hood River Police Officers and Hood River Fire/EMS responded to a crash involving a bicyclist verses a pedestrian at the intersection of 12th and May streets.

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Groups seek public input on Punchbowl

Hood River County and conservation groups want to turn an area around a popular waterfall near Dee into a public park and are looking to the public for input on the plan.

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‘Grow a row for us’

Gorge Grown, champion of local growers and improved nutrition and access to quality food in the region, hosted a wide-ranging discussion on “feeding the Gorge” Thursday.

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Je Suis Charlie

“What happened in Paris today is a devastating shock for France, and for the freedom of the Press.”

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Hawks make statement in Big Sky opener

The 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team got off to a good start in their Big Sky Conference season opener with a 71-56 home win Tuesday over the Sherman Huskies.

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Backcountry Film Festival in HR Jan. 14

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES — Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

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Trailer hitch runaway

A runaway yard debris trailer damaged St. Mark’s Episcopal Church entryway Wednesday just before 3 p.m.

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‘Good People’ auditions Jan. 18-19

Auditions for “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s tough and tender new play about the insurmountable divide between those who make it and those who don’t, are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

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Another Voice: Keystone XL and the Sherbet Rainbow

Last Tuesday morning, I read the news on Google. The new crop of House Representatives would be sworn in that day. Republicans are now the majority in both houses. I read the transcript of the speech of House Speaker John Boehner. He wasted no time mentioning the imminent battle for passage of the Keystone XL pipeline. He mentioned the 94,000 jobs that would be created. An impressive number, if you ignore that these would be temporary jobs. He brought up the “job killing” oppression of Obamacare. Much of the speech was dedicated to American jobs.

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Friday, January 9



Wednesday, January 7



Lolley sentenced to 54 months

The case came close to trial, but Kenneth Gordon Lolley, 74, was sentenced to jail Tuesday for multiple sex abuse charges against girls aged 8-11, following a plea agreement.

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Wrestlers roll into busy stretch of season

Hood River Valley High School wrestlers stayed busy over the winter break, traveling to Reno for the three-day Tournament of Champions before Christmas and to Westview High last week to close out 2014 with the annual Northwest Duals, which pitted 28 teams against one another for two full days of combat.

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McLean, Keillor repeat as Cato champs

Lucy McLean successfully defended her (unofficial) title as “Queen of the Cato Race” Saturday at Timberline Lodge, where the Hood River Valley High School senior blew away the competition to win the varsity girls race for a fourth consecutive year. Also defending his title, senior Austin Keillor posted the fastest time of the day to win the varsity boys race for his second year.

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Annual native plant sale begins

Did you lose some trees from the winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add some color to your garden in these grey winter months? Or enhance your streamside vegetation to protect your land from high water?

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Bloodmobile visits Jan. 28

The next American Red Cross bloodmobile visit to Hood River will be Jan 28, 12:30 to 6 p.m., at Oregon National Guard Armory, 12th and Belmont streets.

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A new type of drive

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with “SleevesUp” virtual blood drives.

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Yesteryears: New jail nearing completion at HR County Courthouse this week in 1985

100 years ago: The Transfer and Livery Company this week completed work on the new Heights sewer system, which, in a general way, includes the district west of Twelfth street and south of Pine street. City Water Superintendent Morse says that residents wishing to do so may now connect up with the new system. A septic tank is included in the system to provide for the outflow.

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Mid-season leaders at the Lanes

We’re just about at the mid-season point in league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes, so as we normally do this at this time in the bowling season, let’s see who our top bowlers are right now (all scores are scratch):

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Wrestlers host Japanese National Team, community invited to Jan. 11 dual

In a unique cultural opportunity, Hood River Valley wrestling hosts members of the Japanese National Wrestling Team for a three days next week as part of the 2014 Oregon Wrestling Cultural Exchange program. The group of 13 wrestlers and three coaches will arrive in Hood River on the night of Jan. 10 and will home stay with members of the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team.

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Breastfeeding support group looks to 2015

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time. The group is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant who listens and guides the discussion.

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Maryhill Museum plans 75th season for 2015

When Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public in 1940, Time magazine called it “the world’s most isolated art museum.” While the surrounding population has grown, Maryhill Museum of Art remains a rural anomaly – a robust cultural institution with an outstanding art collection, vibrant educational programming and an abundance of charm.

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A step forward for Oregon: Common Core State Standards

Imagine for a moment what our students would be learning if the expectations for them did not change with the times. Oregon first adopted educational standards in the early 1900s and since that time Oregonians have understood that our schools had to continually evolve to ensure our youth are prepared to compete and succeed in life after high school. Thankfully, as the knowledge and skills required for successful participation in society and the world economy have shifted, so have Oregon’s targets for student learning.

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Saturday, January 3

 

2014 in review

Land use squabbles, marijuana dispensaries, budget woes, and a historic win for the HRVHS soccer team were just some of the many stories the Hood River news reported on in 2014. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from each month. Stories are categorized by the month in which they were published.

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Friday, January 2


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