Stories for September 2015


Wednesday, September 30


Layout changes enhance Hood River Hops Fest

The distinctly named “Crux-Arillo” went fast and some beer lines were longer than others, but Hood River Hops Fest seemed to offer something for everyone, be it experimental ales from all over Oregon and Washington, bluegrass and rock-and-roll music, hot food, or talking with friends under sunny autumn skies.

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Plenty of PRs for HRV at Nike meet

The Hood River Valley cross country program kept building on its stellar start to the 2015 season with numerous standout performances at the Nike Portland XC meet (formerly known as Nike Pre Nationals) on Saturday — a race that draws some of the top cross country runners from the West Coast.

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Eagles fall to .500 after loss to Redmond

For a second straight week, a Hood River Valley opponent had over 400 yards rushing, which again spelled defeat for the Eagles (2-2), who lost 51-8 to the No. 9-ranked Redmond Panthers (3-1) Friday in central Oregon.

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‘Resurgence’ wins

Rat Rod crew chief Gary Fisher, center right, confers with other Resurrected Rust Garage members as they transform disparate parts into Resurgence, the 2015 winner of the Rat Rod Magazine buildoff, a national contest.

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Superb Moon

Hood River photographer Stephen Datnoff provided this image of Sunday’s supermoon, aka Blood Moon.

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Limited sales of retail pot legal Thursday

Oregon’s early recreational marijuana sales program sprouts Thursday — starting Oct. 1, Hood River’s four medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell small amounts of cannabis to customers who don’t have a medical card.

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Pie with the Mayor

The third “Pie with the Mayor” gathering drew a total of 10 people to Pine Street Bakery Monday for the chance to have a face-to-face sit-down with Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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County to meet on short-term rentals

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will convene Wednesday evening to hear a report by ECONorthwest on short-term rentals outside the city’s urban growth boundary and determine the county’s next step.

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Gorge employment rates hold steady in August

Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held firm at 4.7 percent in August, ranking second in Oregon, falling just behind Benton County’s 4.6 percent, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

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City of Goldendale gets new mayor

Members of the Goldendale City Council made a smooth transition to a new mayor last Tuesday, following the earlier resignation of former mayor Clint Baze.

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Yesteryears: Wine spotlight shines on Gorge in 2005

A new set of spotlights is about to shine on the emerging wine industry of the Columbia River Gorge and basin. The low light of a PowerPoint demonstration, over a luxurious five-course dinner, helped highlight the wines of Hood River, Klickitat, Wasco and other counties in the region. The occasion was “Oregon Wine Camp,” in which regional, national and international journalists took a tour of Oregon wine and food from Jackson County in southern Oregon through the Willamette Valley, and concluding last week in Hood River and The Dalles.

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La Lluvia Exhibition Calls for RAIN

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon with the October Gallery exhibition La Lluvia/RAIN Oct. 2-31.

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Gorge Quilt Show moves to October

The Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild (CRGQG) will be presenting its annual Quilt Show at a new place and date, the Hood River Armory, Oct. 23-24.

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Parkhurst Place supports fire fighters

Residents and staff of Parkhurst Place Assisted Living have put together care packages for firefighters “battling the front line fires near John Day, Ore.,” reports Community Relations Manager Terri Hansen.

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Monday, September 28

Fire closes Indian Creek Trail

Firefighters continue to fight the Indian Creek fire Monday morning, after controlling the portion of the blaze on the south side of the creek Sunday night.

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Saturday, September 26


RGA season gets off to strong start

The Judges Open held in Troutdale on Sept. 19 marked the opening of the fall competitive season for 10 Hood River gymnasts representing Riverside Gymnastics Academy based out of The Dalles.

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HRV victorious in 2014 state title rematch with Woodburn

Typically, the games where HRV teams play a Columbia River Conference rival are the more exciting contests on the sports calendar for both players and fans — a time of year when the season is in full swing and every matchup can potentially have playoff implications.

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HRV vice principals support students in learning, safety

When you think of a high school vice principal, what comes to mind? For many, “disciplinarian” is probably the first thought. But how about instructional coach? Kyle Rosselle and Nate Parson, vice principals at Hood River Valley High School, say the latter is what most accurately describes the position.

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Controlled burns on Mt. Hood forest

The Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be carrying out fall prescribed burns as early as next week and continuing into October with pile burns.

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Church News: CROP Walk Saturday

The 27th annual CROP Hunger Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning and ending at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday, September 25

Wednesday, September 23


Harvest Quilt fundraiser on now

The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt-A-Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts, Gorge Dog, and Hood River Adopt-A-Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.

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HR Library celebrates Dyslexia Awareness

Together with Hood River County Library, Columbia Gorge Dyslexia Fund and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia invite all to attend a month of free activities in honor of October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month and in celebration of the newly enacted state law that promises to change the experience of Oregon’s dyslexic students for years to come.

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Yesteryears: New HR post office nearing completion in 1935

With the forms removed during the past few days, Hood River’s new federal post office, located on Cascade at Fourth Street, is now rapidly nearing completion and Contractor Hoffman will, it is expected, be ready to turn it over about the first of November.

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HRV soccer update

HRV boys soccer climbs to No. 1 spot with win over Summit; After loss to West Albany, HRV girls looking to bounce back

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Water polo defense shines in win over David Douglas

The HRV girls and boys water polo teams launched their conference competitive season with an away game at David Douglas. The school has a 30-year history of a dominant swimming program which feeds its water polo teams with tough, fast swimmers. This year is no different and the adage “defense wins games” was the message being repeated to the teams by the HRV coaching of staff Dave Cameron, Kellie Dunn and Dave Robinson.

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Late rally propels Ravens over Eagles

HRV (2-1) had an excellent opportunity to remain undefeated and get a win against the Ridgeview Ravens (2-1) on Friday. Trailing by a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, the Eagles had an offensive possession and were hoping of converting a scoring drive to tie it up.

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Kegler's Corner: Eskildsen Stars Again

For the second week in a row, Woody Eskildsen is the man. He’s our No. 1 star this week after notching a nice scratch 222 game and an even 600 series in the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody finished up 105 pins over his average, the most by any bowler in competitive action last week. Playing it smart this season, Woody bowled summer league, so he is sharp and obviously ready. That’s the way to do it!

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Johnson joins Alpine Veterinary

Alpine Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Daphne Johnson to their staff. Johnson is a graduate of Oregon State University and had been in a Large Animal internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Wash.

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Sterling effort for dogs

PROD (Promoting Responsible Ownership of Dogs) will be ending operation the last day of November. They will be celebrating their final days with a gathering at the Hood River Library on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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News promotes Marr

Chelsea Marr has been promoted to publisher of the Hood River News, company President Joe Petshow announced this week.

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Travel Oregon features Gorge culinary destinations

Foodie fanatics around the state of Oregon and beyond will now be able to connect eating with Travel Oregon’s “The 7 Wonders of Oregon” campaign through the tourism commission’s new Passport to Bounty feature.

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Hops Fest returns Saturday

Smell, taste, and touch the hops at Saturday’s 12th annual Hood River Hops Fest, celebrating the ales enhanced by the flavors and aromas of the thumb-sized conical plant known to scientists as humulus.

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ODDS Community Forums coming to The Dalles

The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) is hosting a Community Forum Thursday and Friday in The Dalles to discuss the future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Oktoberfest in Washougal, Arlington

Fall is in the air and it’s time for “Oktoberfest in Washougal.” Now in its third year, the event is presented by the Downtown Washougal Association and local brew pub, Amnesia Brewing, at 1834 Main Street, Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 2 and 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Radio team surprises Odell single mom with Wheels of Hope ride

Destiny Whitaker’s car blew a tire on a Tuesday but the fix came on a Wednesday — in a big, hopeful way. Whitaker, an Odell single mother of five children, aged 7-19, was awarded a van as the result of Wheels of Hope from Bicoastal Media. Whitaker received a big surprise when a crew from Bicoastal arrived at her work place, Heart of Hospice, on Sept. 16 under cover of recording some radio spots for Heart of Hospice.

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Volunteers needed for ASPIRE

The ASPIRE Program (Access to Student assistant Programs in Reach for Everyone) at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.

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Tuesday, September 22

Saturday, September 19

HAHRC BEATS: Staying healthy as we age

Study after study has shown the benefits exercise has on people as they age. The National Institute on Health states that as people get older, “taking it easy is risky.” Researchers state that regular, moderate physical activity can help people maintain strength and fitness, improve overall health, and maintain independence.

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Brain health made easy

Modern medicine has made tremendous advancements in protecting and repairing our aging bodies. New hips, knees, and even organs were once the realm of science fiction but have now become an amazing reality for many.

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Public Survey requests input on residential compost collection proposed effort in HR

Hood River City Council is evaluating the need for an updated curbside garbage, recycling and composting program. Citizens have cited concerns with the current system in regards to nuisance (cans blowing over, lids flying off), worker safety (residents and workers lifting heavy cans) and interest in expanded recycling services (greater access to recycling, and/or curbside compost collection).

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Ways of the Wind: The endless summer comes to an end with CGWA awards

It is that time of year again. Labor Day has come and gone. The kids are back in school. We have even had the first snow fall on Mt. Hood. While we still have lots of great water time left, the summer season has passed, and what a great one it was! With warm and windy weather coming early in the “spring,” it felt like the never-ending summer. Our usual events brought a vibrant waterfront feel with the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Beach Bash, Kiteboard 4 Cancer, Gorge Cup windsurfing races, and more.

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HRV volleyball beats Pendleton for first time in three years

Eagles volleyball got off to a roaring start to their league schedule Tuesday night, when they defeated the Pendleton Buckaroos in a hard-fought game at Vannet Court that went to four sets. Coach Scott Walker said it was the first time HRV had beaten Pendleton in three years.

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Parkdale educator named ‘Unsung Hero’

Voya Financial, Inc., a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, has awarded Odell resident Darla Goe, a librarian and media specialist at Parkdale Elementary School, with a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2015 Unsung Heroes awards competition.

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Sexual Health: Our Whole Lives series offered to 7-9th graders

Riverside Community Church, UCC, in conjunction with Bethel United Church of Christ, is again offering Our Whole Lives (OWL), an award-winning sexual health program which helps 7th-9th grade students make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.

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Friday, September 18


Lane closures on Hood River Bridge Sept. 21-25

There will be single lane closures on the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. all weekdays next week, Monday through Friday, until port crews wrap up on welding maintenance.

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Wednesday, September 16


Yesteryears: June Knudson new library director in 1975

Assuming duties as new library director at the Hood River County Library is June Knudson, who started work Sept. 8. She replaces Ellen Kimber, who retired Aug. 29 after 19 years with the library. During her first week, she said she is very impressed with the library as it is now. “I want to continue to find good and better ways for the library to serve the community,” she said.

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Roots and Branches: Everyone needs a Circle of Love

Circles have aroused powerful feelings in mankind throughout time. They are the simplest of form whose imagery evokes continuous connection of past to present, present to future, across generations. Circles are found in all cultures often used to illustrate the meaning of infinity, their structure having neither beginning nor end. Like a well-worn wedding band, they are symbolic of lasting relationships, never perfect in shape, silken to the touch, beget by years of turning and stroking when worry, fear, or pain separates one from the joy of life.

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Groups appeal BPA’s approval of Whistling Ridge

Environmental groups Friends of the Columbia Gorge (Friends) and Save Our Scenic Area (SOSA) filed a petition for judicial review in the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week challenging a recent decision by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to approve the Whistling Ridge Energy Project’s application to connect to BPA’s energy grid.

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Judge Stauffer seeks re-election

Judge Janet Stauffer has filed for re-election to her position as circuit court judge of the Seventh Judicial District. The judicial district encompasses Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties.

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Wishram fire in mop-up stages, evacuations lifted

GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Sheriff’s office has lifted Level 3 evacuation notices for Wishram as the nearby Horsethief Butte fire that threatened homes is reported to be 90 percent contained. Reports on Monday put the fire at about 8,000 acres.

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Annual Pear Celebration Sept. 19-20

The annual Hood River County Pear Celebration will take place along the Fruit Loop Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20. It’s the time of year when the farm stands and businesses share the full bounty of the Hood River Valley.

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Brewers semi-pro ball club wraps up season

The Juanita’s Brewers baseball team recently concluded a successful season in the Portland Northwest Independent Baseball League, where the club placed fourth out of 18 semi-pro teams.

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Eagles football rolls to 2-0 record with decisive win over Madison Senators

Utilizing an explosive offense and a suffocating defense, the No. 15-ranked Hood River Valley High Eagles (2-0) overwhelmed the Madison Senators (0-2) 46-20 in a 5A nonleague game Friday at Portland’s Madison High School. For a second straight week, the high-flying Eagles recorded a dominating victory, which followed a 54-12 season opening home win Sept. 4 over Woodburn.

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Kegler's Corner: Bowling leagues begin

The 2015-16 fall bowling leagues began last week at Hood River’s own Orchard Lanes. There is still plenty of time to join up to get in on all the action. Spots are available in all leagues, so come on up to the Heights and try your hand at a real big-time game.

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Goodbye, Lila May

Lila May Schow, who made the tutu into a Hood River fashion standard, died on Sept. 12, just weeks after her fifth birthday.

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Hood River City Council moves toward marijuana tax vote

City Council on Monday formalized its strategy on affordable housing, though official changes on the issue are months away, and took one step closer to a decision on potential taxation of marijuana sales — an action it cannot formally move on until 2016.

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Tuesday, September 15


Saturday, September 12


Work day honors Jerry Cranmer

September 10 dawned bright and clear for the annual day of service in honor of Jerry Cranmer. Friends, family and community members met at Waterfront Park at 9 a.m. — as they have for the past three years — and spent the morning completing grounds-keeping tasks.

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HRV boys soccer draws with Hillsboro in home debut

The HRV boys soccer team didn’t exactly get the result it was looking for in Tuesday’s home opener against Hillsboro, where the Eagles remained on even footing with the Spartans throughout the majority of the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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‘Big Art’ sculptures on view

Art of Community large art works are all — but a few — installed including two new locations on the Heights, three downtown and three on the waterfront. A new map will be printed soon and the tour updated on the website,

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Bigfoot Bash Sept. 19

In celebration and recognition of the elusive creature Bigfoot and in an effort to promote the natural beauty and local businesses in the rural areas of Skamania County, including the communities of Carson, Home Valley and Stabler, Wind River Business Association is holding the eighth annual Bigfoot Bash and Bounty on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Home Valley Park, just off Washington’s State Route 14 in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Give blood: Three chances next week

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.

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Sports Briefs for Sept. 12

Jessica DeHart participates in Africa cultural exchange; Hoedown to support Cooper Spur Race Team; Fire closure area reduced for Mt. Adams

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Wednesday, September 9

Q and A: Cody Orchards

Donna Cody and her daughter, Lisa Perry, operate Cody Orchards Fruit Stand in Odell, which first opened in 2006. The Codys have 180 acres of fruit trees in the Hood River Valley, and Lisa is the fourth generation to be working on the family farm.

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Preserving The Harvest

There is something magical about seeing rows of home-canned foods stacked on the shelf in the pantry. There is a beauty in being able to see through the glass and feel a connection to your food, knowing you had a hand in it. No fancy labels or opaque tin to mask the appearance of juicy summer peaches or pickled dilly beans. The rainbow of color invites your eyes to wander from one jar to the next and imagine future meals and potlucks, graced by your impressive food preservation skills.

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Not Your Average School Lunch

The small, brightly-lit school cafeteria was filled with the buzz of lunchtime. In the front of the room stood three volunteers with aprons on, serving food to a line of buzzing young students.

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3 reasons to eat out this fall

Celilo Restaurant, Hood River: Grilled peppers, corn, chanterelle mushrooms, arugula cream; Vintage Grill, Hood River Hotel: Bone-in Pork Shank confit, fresh shell and yellow beans, fall peppers two ways; Water’s Edge Bistro, The Dalles: Pear Flatbread

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Cool Nights Warm Harvest

The colors at the fall farmers’ market are the best of the year: red beets, cordovan tomatoes, purple kohlrabi, orange squash, pink apples. Capture all that color on your dinner table.

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Cooking with Kids

I love to cook, and I love to cook with my kids. I spend a lot of time planning, shopping and cooking food for my family. We eat dinner together as a family every night and we generally expect our kids to eat what we eat. As a food writ- er, blogger and lover, having my kids enjoy food and eat well is very important to me, and I find that the best way to accomplish this is to get them involved in the kitchen.

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Gorge Grown hosts Harvest Dinner Sept. 27

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting its second annual farm-to-table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 27 at Kiyokawa Family Orchards. Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant & Bar will be preparing a four-course seasonal meal featuring local produce and meat with wines from Cor Cellars paired with each dish.

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Yesteryears: Proposal to replace May Street goes to vote in 1955

Proposed construction of a $440,000 furnished building to replace May Street School is expected to be voted on by the city district three early next month. The proposed structure would increase the number of classrooms from nine to 14 and would provide a cafeteria for a hot-lunch program and facilities for large banquets of a community nature, the school board explained.

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'Every Kid in a Park' gives free park passes

The Obama Administration has launched the “Every Kid in a Park” program, which strives to protect national outdoor spaces and to ensure that every 4th grader in America has the opportunity to visit and enjoy federal lands and waters.

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Gorge court system goes paperless

All courts in Oregon’s Seventh Judicial District, including Hood River County, will “go live” with an electronic court case management system Monday, Sept. 14.

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HRV girls water polo competes at Jay Rowan Jamboree in Redmond

The Hood River High School girls water polo team traveled to Redmond, Aug. 28-30 to complete in the Jay Rowan Water Polo Jamboree. A total of 14 high schools represented boys, girls and co-ed teams in the event. The Jamboree had the top three state finalists for the boys and three out of four state finalists for the girls.

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Menasco to wed Bernstein

David and Peggy Menasco, of Parkdale, announce the engagement of their daughter Nina Renee Menasco to Edward Maxwell Bernstein, son of Ruth Romer of Portland and the late Ronald Bernstein of San Francisco, Calif.

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Outdoor News: How to store and keep your fish fresh tasting

Nothing makes me happier than the thought of the fishing adventure that includes not only the catching of a big, beautiful salmon or steelhead, but its proper cleaning, filleting and cooking. To me, and perhaps you, enjoying a meal consisting of fresh fish is the perfect culmination of any fishing adventure.

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With learning, anyone can help reduce suicide

An op-ed piece written by Lissa Voorhees and Sandy Moses of Lane County was published, Sept. 11, 2012 by the Eugene Register Guard for Suicide Prevention Week, and was submitted by Susan Gabay of Mosier, a suicide prevention advocate. Her daughter, Susanna, took her own life in 2009 at age 19.

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Port hosts Lot 1 open house

The Port of Hood River will hold an open house next Tuesday to share planned developments for Lot 1, the largest remaining undeveloped patch of land on the waterfront.

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Tuesday, September 8

Harvesting a life

Mary Sandoz Leighton draws a rough, farm-worn finger down the ledger page. The customer bought cabbage, carrots and turnips, and hasn’t paid his bill. There’s not much luck of Mary collecting, however. The debt is 131 years old. “They will forever owe 60 cents,” Mary says with a sigh.

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Editor's introduction to Fall 2015 Savor the Gorge

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, family farming is on the decline. It has been since its peak in the 1930s, when there were close to 7 million family farms in the country. By 2002, the number had leveled off at around 2 million.

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Saturday, September 5


Fire danger high despite rain

Much needed rain has intermittently sprinkled Hood River Valley and most of western Oregon over the last week, but fire prevention leaders say the threat of wildfires remains prevalent.

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Rabbit squad shines at State Fair

This year Hood River County was represented by five 4-H Rabbit Showmanship competitors at the Oregon State Fair: two graduated high school seniors: Breezy McElheran and Brandy Fletcher, and three incoming freshman: Eva Murray, Emily Mitchel and Carter Rigert.

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HR Library hosts Songwriters in the Round Sept. 16

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by the ambassador of song Steve Hale, is a program where three songwriters Steven Hale, Tracy Klass, and Lincoln Crockett each take turns playing an original composition and sharing about why and how they wrote it.

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Young team, playoff dreams for HRV volleyball

It’s been nearly three years since the Hood River Valley High School volleyball team last made the playoffs and in the past two season, the team hasn’t won more than a total of seven games, according to News archives.

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Robotics FLL coach training is Sept. 19, season kicks off

The First Lego League (FLL) season is kicking off already. FLL is a team engineering and science program for kids ages 9 to 14 that culminates in an international robotics tournament. The first competitions that local teams participate in are the Columbia Gorge FLL Qualifying Tournaments in December.

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Friday, September 4

Thursday, September 3

Wednesday, September 2


Yesteryears: Cornerstone laid at new St. Mark’s in 1925

Before a large attendance the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the new St. Mark’s church was performed by Bishop Remington on Sunday morning last in ideal weather. Before the cornerstone was placed in position, copies of last weeks’ issue of local newspapers, of the Oregon Trail Chruchman, a list of names of contributors to the new church building fund, names of officers of the church and a Fort Vancouver Centennial coin were placed in the niche.

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Wine takes center stage this week, weekend

Those interested in learning the fundamentals of wine appreciation will want to join Phelps Creek Vineyards and the Hood River County Library District for a hands-on workshop Sept. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Center.

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Eagle football opens with Jamboree

Dylan Peterson (2) of the Hood River Valley varsity squad loses his helmet during a gang tackle against Summit during Friday’s football jamboree at Henderson Stadium.

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New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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Local weightlifter places sixth at USA Nationals

2009 HRVHS graduate Amy Hay recently traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete at the USA Weightlifting National Championships. Hay is the top ranked weightlifter in Oregon and Washington based off of Sinclair Score (pound for pound strength).

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HRV Soccer Preview: Eagles confident they’ll reach finals a third straight year

The defending OSAA Class 5A boys soccer state champion Hood River Valley High Eagles have advanced to the state finals the last two years. The Eagles, guided by sixth-year head coach Jaime Rivera and assistant Felipe Rayo, have another talented squad again this season and they’ll be seeking to return to the state championship game for a third straight year.

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