Stories for April 2016


Saturday, April 30


‘Putting your house in order’ returns May 11

Anderson Tribute Center hosts a seminar on Wednesday, May 11, designed to help answer questions about estate and funeral planning, wills and power of attorney, medical care, advance directives and other legal issues.

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Work Day Pride

Hood River Valley High School’s annual Community Work Day was back April 27 with a new name — Community and Campus Pride Work Day.

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Horizon Christian track & field team continues to improve

The Horizon Christian School track team is picking up the pace in anticipation of the Special District 3 championship meet May 14 and had one of its best meets of the season on Wednesday. About 80 percent of the team competed in the Portland Christian Invitational with the boys taking second overall and the girls taking third for the team’s best overall finish in an invite this season.

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Late rally falls short in HRV loss to Hermiston

After defeating Hermiston 10-0 in the last game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the HRV Eagles softball team was looking to pull ahead in the season series with a win Tuesday evening at home and tighten up the standings in the Columbia River Conference.

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GOP governor candidates spar in Hood River

The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and it held its share of lively moments. At Hood River Valley Adult Center, a crowd of mostly retirees gathered, a table filled with juice and coffee on one side of the room, tables covered with lawn signs, brochures and other campaign material on the other, and four speakers up front.

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No on 14-55: But not a ‘yes’ to Nestlé

The folks who worked to get Measure 14-55 on the ballot deserve credit for action based on concern, and they raise important questions about resource use and the scope of decisions made by government in the interest of business.

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Friday, April 29


Wednesday, April 27

BPA expects ‘normal’ water year for dam operations

PORTLAND — The Bonneville Power Administration is looking at a normal water year after putting in place dry-year operations in 2015. Record-setting precipitation in December and a wet March have helped boost this year's water supply forecast.

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HRV boys track team runs with the best in 5A

Saturday’s track invitational at Summit High School in Bend was the first true test of how the HRV boys team stacked up against some of the best competition in 5A, and the team aced the test… almost.

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HRV softball splits games with No. 6 Hermiston

They may be in one of the toughest leagues in the state, but the HRV softball team continues to perform well in the Columbia River Conference despite the team’s fourth-place ranking, splitting games with the sixth-ranked Hermiston Bulldogs this weekend.

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March of Dimes walk/run April 30

The Hood River Valley March of Dimes 5K-10K walk/run takes place this Saturday, April 30, beginning and ending at the Parkdale Rural Fire Protection District Station, 4895 Baseline Drive.

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Klickitat County sues over boundary

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

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Coastal oil terminal project scrapped, backers report

WARRENTON — Oregon LNG confirmed last week that a $6 billion terminal and pipeline project on the Skipanon Peninsula was scrapped because Leucadia National Corp., the New York-based holding company that financed the project, decided to cease funding.

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Primary ballots in the mail

Check your mail in the next few days: the distinctive long envelope with the pink “Election” logo should arrive no later than Monday.

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YESTERYEARS: New skate park in planning stages in 1996

Within the near future, Hood River skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts could be riding the pipe — that is a half-pipe in the new skate park facility being designed through Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District. “Our goal, and priority, is to build a (skateboard) park this spring,” said Chuck Johnisee, chair of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

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Little free library idea

The April 16 article on the growth of free-standing community libraries in Hood River left out a new one at 24th and Sherman, and another on Park Place Loop.

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Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary — 11 years in

Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and kicked off the 2016 season with book distribution of this year’s selection, “Martin Marten” by Brian Doyle, at the Hood River Library on sunny Sunday, April 17, with additional books at the Parkdale and Cascade Locks branches April 19.

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Eagle boys lax easily handles Nadzitsaga

After suffering their first loss of the season April 15 — a brutal 16-3 defeat at the hands of the Sherwood Bowmen — the HRV boys lax team (8-1) rebounded with a 17-3 drubbing of Nadzitsaga (0-8) in Hood River Friday evening.

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Kegler's Corner: Roll-off looms in Fraternal League

With only one week left in the regular bowling season of the fast-paced, high-scoring Wednesday night Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, three teams are still in the race to win the third round. So, let’s do the math, just like they do on TV, and get a sharp pencil.

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Tuesday, April 26

Sports Briefs for April 27

Sports correction, Horizon golf team improves, Boys tennis team takes down Pendleton again, and Hood 2 River Relay June 4

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Saturday, April 23

Kids give ‘Follies’ a kick

Youngsters have always been a big part of Lions Follies, and this year is no exception. Dozens of kids from 4-18 participate in the musical revue, which closes Friday and Saturday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Bev Bridgewater directs, and Mike Oates wrote the show, titled “40 Years of Magic,” a tribute to its 40 years. Former kid and Mike’s son, Jimmie Oates, is also in the show.

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Council addresses STRs Monday

City Council will continue taking testimony, and then begin deliberations, on the protracted subject of short term rental (STRs) regulations when it meets Monday.

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‘Solar Saturday’ at CGDC

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a free solar viewing to the public Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather permitting (sorry, we can’t control clouds).

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Sports Briefs for April 23

HRMGA tourney results; HRVHS Cheer tryout meeting April 27; HRV track athletes sign with colleges; Boys lacrosse’s Alex Ellifritz signs with Notre Dame de Namur; Payton Rigert signs with University of the Cumberlands

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Hot bats for HRV won’t cool down

The offensive adjustments made by HRV this season continue to pay off for the Eagles, who beat Pendleton for the third time in four days on Tuesday, routing the Buckaroos 11-5 in Pendleton and winning the season series.

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Friday, April 22

Sheppard’s digs in

A new Sheppard’s locale on the waterfront is coming to life. The Hood River orchard equipment retailer broke ground this month on a new facility at the corner of North Second Street and Riverside Drive.

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Puffy Pucker

Spring is a fascinating time; sometimes you can just taste it, with strange results.

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‘Putting Your House in Order’ returns May 11

Anderson Tribute Center hosts “Putting Your House in Order” May 11, designed to help answer questions about estate and funeral planning, wills and power of attorney, medical care, advance directives and other legal issues.

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24th Annual White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO Silent Auction April 29

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will hold its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding. The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to have students attending White Salmon schools to participate.

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Deadlines near for CGCC, OREA scholarships

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation full-year scholarship application is available. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits per term, which can only be used at CGCC. Applications can be found in the CGCC Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River, as well as online at

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Wednesday, April 20

Boys lax stopped by Sherwood

One of the best starts in the history of the HRV boys lacrosse program was finally interrupted Friday night by the Sherwood Bowmen (7-4), who handed the Eagles (7-1) their first loss of the season.

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Girls lax beats Cleveland again

They may not have been able to catch Oregon Episcopal School in the Portland League lacrosse standings, but the Eagle girls continued to put more distance between themselves and other teams in the league this Friday after rolling Cleveland for the second time this season.

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HRV baseball rocks Bucks in league opener

The No. 4 Eagles had one of their biggest tests of the Columbia River Conference season on Saturday, playing their perennial rivals, the No. 19 Pendleton Buckaroos, Saturday in a doubleheader.

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Klickitat Co. says Glenwood not part of Yakama Reservation

The turf dispute between Klickitat County and the Yakama Nation is about to ramp up. The tribe says that as of next Tuesday, April 19, it will consider the town of Glenwood and a significant part of the Glenwood Valley — Tract D — part of their reservation. With the backing of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the Yakama Nation has won its fight for retrocession of the territory-for the moment. Starting Tuesday, the tribe will begin addressing law enforcement issues related to tribe members in that area.

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420 Famous

Gorge Green Cross, a marijuana dispensary at 602 Oak St., was featured in April’s issue of Oregon Leaf cannabis trade magazine.

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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Supporting Schools is a proud Hood River County tradition

Hood River County residents will soon receive their ballots in the mail. Among the other measures and issues at stake, voters will exercise a choice to honor a long-standing promise made to our students generations ago: To provide our children with exceptional educational opportunities and strong schools.

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YESTERYEARS: New glacier found on Mount Hood in 1926

A new glacier, three-quarters of a mile long and more than a quarter of a mile wide, was discovered Sunday on the south slope of Mount Hood, says the Oregonian. Thus is not only another of the mysteries of Mount Hood revealed, but added evidence is afforded of the constant change of flux of the seemingly silent and immovable peaks of the Cascade Range, and proof that their alpine rivers of ice are receding.

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Cascade Locks dedicates Gorge Hub

Cascade Locks ushered in a new biking hub at Overlook Park on April 11 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which drew leaders from Gorge cities as well as transportation, historical and biking groups. The fix-it station opened just in time for the spring recreation season.

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HRV track and field takes first at Blossom Invite

Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the HRV track and field team dominated the annual Blossom Invitational in Hood River Friday, with both the girls and the boys teams outpacing the competition to take first place overall in the meet.

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Helping Hands thanks its helping hands

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness of the pressing problem of sexual assault. One sexual assault occurs every two minutes, according to Executive Director Stephanie Irving of Helping Hands Against Violence, which provides shelter and other services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Travelogue: Cuba

A group of 26 unsettlingly sunburnt adults and teenagers from Oregon wandering through a Cuban city isn’t as inconspicuous as it sounds, especially if the entire assembly is constantly squinting at the sun as if confused by its presence.

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WS Library announces book read, art exhibit

Calling all artists — “KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads” is back for a second year. The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite artists to take part in the October 2016 KOOBDOOGA Exhibit. This year’s featured book will be “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” written by Washington author Daniel Brown.

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Tuesday, April 19


Saturday, April 16


‘The Big One’: Cascadia subduction earthquake event April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience

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Church News for April 16

Kozen Sampson speaks at RCC; Jehovah’s Witness assembly April 17; A study of Judas, Sunday at Immanuel; Covenant Christian hosts OCC fundraiser

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Gem documentary gets Oregon Premiere April 21

By traveling to East Africa searching out the finest colored gemstones, Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers has had the opportunity to help local communities in Kenya and Tanzania. While many jewelers wait for gem dealers to come to their store, Apland goes straight to the source — this not only provides access to gemstone rough directly from the mine but also provides much needed business for local miners.

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The Porch for April 16

WELL SAID: As City Council and staff discussed the water line installation project for busy Rand Road set to happen next month — see notice at right — Public Works director Mark Lago was asked by Councilor Mark Zanmiller if sidewalk improvements could be done at the same time (answer, no, this is being done with water line funding) so Planning Director Cindy Walbridge joked, “How about a kind of slip and slide for the summer?” That drew a laugh, but City Manager Steve Wheeler’s wry remark was, “Cindy is a great planning director, but perhaps she is not ready for the job of parks and rec director.”

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Art center’s got poTENtial

Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.

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Sports Briefs for April 16

Spring chinook season opens on the Hood; ICMGA tourney results; Ian Walker shooting well on Horizon golf team; Annie Veatch breaks home run record; Boys tennis defeats Hermiston Bulldogs

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Liberty no match for HRV boys lax

The road-weary HRV boys lax team couldn’t have asked for a much better homecoming Tuesday night, crushing the 1-6 Liberty Falcons by a score of 17-5, giving the Eagles their seventh win in their seventh game this season.

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Four local wrestlers from Hood River’s Elite Edge Wrestling Academy went to Reno, Nev., last weekend to compete in the world’s largest youth wrestling tournament, the World of Wrestling Championships.

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Gorge sailors enjoy Newport Regatta

Befriending your teammates is an integral part of building a cohesive team, and there’s no better way to make friends than to go camping. On Friday night, we arrived in Newport and set up camp around our fire, met up and said our hellos and goodnights. In the morning, the team woke up to a delicious egg and bagel breakfast cooked up by the Sutherland family. Whipping up a batch of scrambled eggs for over 30 people is no small feat, so thanks were plentiful.

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Flammable, but not oil

Black railcars stowed on the tracks from Hood River to Mount Hood may resemble oil trains, but fire officials say they’re actually storage cars that formerly held propane and other raw chemicals.

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Friday, April 15


Wednesday, April 13

Craft and Quilt shows come to Fairgrounds April 16-17

Two of the Blossom Time Festival’s most popular events — the Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — take place Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

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Boys lax: HRV stretches win streak to six

The HRV boys lacrosse team has continued unbeaten through the first three weeks of its nonleague schedule, defeating Rex Putnam and Aloha late last week to give the team its best start since the 2005 season.

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Pet of the week: Macguyver is a quick learner

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Macguyver as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s a beautiful Red Heeler mix, about a year old and weighing 40 pounds. He was a stray with no manners and was quite a handful, but after just one day, the boy has learned to walk like a super-savvy dog, with a soft leash, and right by your side. In fact, he thinks his name is really “Good Boooooyyy!”

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Earth Day natural death care symposium

The Hood River Library will be hosting an Earth Day natural death care symposium. The two-day symposium will feature a workshop, film, conversation, and natural burial site tour.

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Mower fire

On Portland Drive on the afternoon of April 7, firefighters responded to a fire in a row of arborvitae at the home of Lee and Norma Curtis.

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Immigration Counseling opens HR office

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), a not-for-profit immigration law firm based in Portland, announces the opening of a new regional office in Hood River, located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia St.

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Table, kitchen blend at Pine St.

The cooking area is part of the name and the experience at Pine Street Kitchen, which opened in February and is doing brisk business. It’s next door to, and shares a dish room with, the founders’ Pine Street Bakery.

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Yesteryears: Earthquake rattles town in 1976

“We had an earthquake — I felt it,” said the unidentified caller Monday afternoon. “A friend called me, and he said he felt it too.” It was the first indication that Hood River area residents noticed what was later identified to be a mild earthquake which centered south of The Dalles and measured 4.8 on the Richter scale. No damage was reported.

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Blossom Day plant sale at Rockford Grange

Rockford Grange will hold a plant sale on Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plant sale is coordinated with the Westside Fire District’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, which starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m.

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Family and Community Education plans Spring Tour

This May 19, OSU Extension’s Family and Community Education offers the organization’s annual Spring Tour, an opportunity to tour historic Champoeg State Park, the DAR Newell Pioneer Village museums, walk through blooming iris gardens and see chocolates being made. The public is welcome.

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Alliance on Aging gathers steam

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA), a group of Mid-Columbia residents who have been meeting since August 2015 to identify, discuss and advocate for the needs of regional elders and caregivers, has grown to over 80 members, with 20 to 30 attending each meeting.

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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies celebrates '40 Years of Magic'

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies is celebrating 40 years of performances and presents“40 Years of Magic,” opening April 15 at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium. The show will feature selected songs, dances and skits from past shows in a variety format.

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Tuesday, April 12


Saturday, April 9


Another Voice: Nestlé’s water bottling plant would hurt Cascade Locks

Besides being an elected member of Cascade Locks City Council, I own and operate a business here. I write on my own behalf and that of my constituents who support Measure 14-55. We believe it is important that people understand some of the reasons that many, many Cascade Locks residents support a yes vote on Water Protection Measure 14-55 and why we oppose Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

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Wear blue in April

During the month of April, the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) is asking the community to wear blue ribbons in support of preventing child abuse.

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Explore death, dying through writing

Award winning writer Judith Pulman will offer a free writing class, “Exploring death and dying through writing,” on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Hood River Library, call 541-386-2535 or email

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HRV golfers in action

The HRV golf team hosted Columbia River Conference teams, along with Goldendale, at Indian Creek Golf Course for a match Wednesday morning and afternoon.

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Community Meals fights food insecurity

OSU Extension’s Community Meals and Cooking Class is entering its fourth month, and has proven a popular way to not only fight food insecurity in the Gorge, but teach cooking and nutrition.

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Friday, April 8


Wednesday, April 6


Eagle boys lacrosse rolls to 4-0 record

It may be only four games into the season, but the HRV boys lacrosse team is already on a roll, winning all four of its contests, including two hotly-contested away games late last week that were decided by just a single goal.

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HRV Frosh show their stuff in softball win over Mountain View

Prior to a nonleague softball game against the Hood River Valley High Eagles, the Mountain View Cougars probably felt confident about their chance to get a win on April Fool’s Day. Mountain View had home field advantage and a more experienced squad with six seniors.

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Teen arrested in Hood River after 80-mile chase

A 15-year-old youth in a reportedly stolen truck took police officers on a wild, roughly 80-mile chase from Arlington to Hood River Saturday afternoon. The pursuit ended when a police cruiser rammed and pinned the vehicle against the center median of Interstate 84 near exit 63.

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Ed Foundation appoints director

The Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has confirmed Laurie Stephens as the new executive director for the organization. Stephens has been a resident of Hood River since about 2002, and she and her husband, Doug Ward, have two sons. Ryan graduated from HRVHS in 2015, and Casey is a junior at HRVHS.

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After another decisive win, Lincoln stops HRV girls lax

On Thursday night in Hood River, the HRV girls lacrosse team got its third-straight win of the season with another blowout victory, this time at the expense of the Wilson Trojans, who lost 16-2 to give the Eagles their most decisive victory of the season.

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First dog park in The Dalles unleashed

Many attempts have been made to create off-leash dog areas in The Dalles, but Kevin Arbo, executive director of The Dalles Community Dog Park Association, has faith the time has come for pet owners in the region.

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ODOT issues election sign alert

Oregon Department of Transportation reminds the public that with the May 17 primary elections approaching, political signs may not be posted on any Oregon state highway right of way, and there are restrictions for signs placed on private property visible from state highways.

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Community Work Day returns April 27

In the 19th annual Hood River Valley High School Community Work Day on April 27, students will work for sponsors in the community who hire them for $50 for five hours of work.

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In support of a superhero

When Mid Valley staff and students set out to help third grader Kyle McCarthy and family raise the $6,000 needed to get him a new ultra-light wheelchair, no one imagined they would do it — and then some — all in one day.

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HR author Glenn Harris reads at the library

Hood River Library will host Hood River author Glenn Harris for an author reading and book signing on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Harris is the author of the McCall-Malone Mystery series featuring two Portland private detectives.

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Donovan receives UO historic preservation award

Sally Donovan of Hood River, a longtime Oregon-based cultural resource specialist and photographer, will be honored next month with the 2016 George McMath Historic Preservation Award, at the University of Oregon in Portland. The award is presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The luncheon, open to the public, will be May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Event Room, White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.

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Give it a rest and hear this talk

In America today, ask someone, “How are you?” and “Busy” is a common response. Despite all of the digital devices designed to save time, many people still feel there is never enough.

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‘Earth, Wind, Fire’ exhibit opens Friday at Arts Center

Blue tributaries lined with sticky red clay, cascading towards the Columbia River, wind whistling through the narrow verdant Gorge, ancient lava flows creating fortress-like cliffs of columnar basalt — the dramatic landscape is what defines the Columbia River Gorge region.

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Tofurky’s ‘Animal Hero’

Animal Hero Kids, Inc., a global charity promoting kindness and empowering youth to be compassionate, surprised local Tofurky founder, Seth Tibbott, last week with an Animal Hero Kids Compassionate Entrepreneur award.

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Venue 301 hosts wedding fair

Venue 301 at 301 Oak Street is putting on an event it calls “Craft Your Wedding” for marriage-minded folks, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Gorge Networks turns up first home fiber customer

After three years of continuous work on a city-wide fiber network, Gorge Networks connected its first residential Fiber to the Home (FTTH) customer in February. Two new residential developments in Hood River can now access infrastructure that provides internet speeds of up to 1 gigabyte (download and upload).

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Fort Dalles Museum needs volunteers

Fort Dalles Museum is seeking volunteers to help out with a variety of positions at the museum and at the Anderson Homestead. The museum is looking for greeters, clerical/office, tour guides, special events, landscaping, gardening, antique vehicles and wagons, Anderson house and barn, and school outreach.

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Tuesday, April 5

Saturday, April 2


HRV girls tennis wins home opener

After having not much time on the courts in preparation for the 2016 season, the HRV girls tennis team enjoyed ideal conditions Tuesday afternoon for its home-court debut against their neighbors to the north, the Columbia Bruins.

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E-car races today in downtown HR

Hood River Valley High School students in Jeff Blackman’s electric car (e-car) class have been preparing all year for this Saturday’s Electrathon America race, and will host eight teams from around Oregon and Washington.

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Friday, April 1


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