Stories for May 2017


Wednesday, May 31


Hood River water polo athletes keep winning

Continuing the momentum following their state championship in November, select members of the HRV girls water polo team have committed to year-round training and competing in water polo — and are winning.

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Wild lawn

Jurgen Hess leads a group from the Lawn Alternatives Class, hosted by EnviroGorge through Hood River Community Education.

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‘Connect to Your Cause Fair’ June 4

Have fun, sing, dance, eat food and join a diversity of community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the first ever "Connect to Your Cause Fair.”

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Sheppard’s Work

At the new Sheppard’s location on the waterfront, crews are putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other exterior touches such as fencing for the display yard.

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Hay Fire on I-84

Maria Roblez of Oregon State Forest Service and Firefighter/EMT Nick Stevens of Cascade Locks Fire Department pull smoldering hay bales off a trailer May 25 at exit 56 on Interstate 84.

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Robotics team hosts STEM Fair on June 2

Hood River Valley High School’s Steelhead Robotics team — back from their Worlds robotics competition — will hold a community STEM Fair on Oak Street during First Friday events on June 2 from 5-7 p.m.

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Elks honor Morgan Totten, Samantha Thompson

Morgan Totten and Samantha Thompson, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the May Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts

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Pot business future in The Dalles uncertain

The Dalles City Council rejected a proposal Monday to change its new marijuana ordinance to allow stores within 500 feet of each other, rather than adhering to the existing 1,000 foot-buffer.

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Tuesday, May 30

HR Therapy offers pain ed classes

Hood River Therapy is offering Persistent Pain Education Thursdays through June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.

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Saturday, May 27


2017 Visitors’ Guide comes out in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Want a fresh view of the Gorge and a long list of things to do this summer and fall? The 2017 Visitors Guide comes out just in time for summer planning. Look for the free 80-page full color joint publication of Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle at area businesses, visitor centers, and the newspapers’ offices.

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FFA teaches tractor driving; Chad Meunzer goes to State

Cody Durham and Chad Muenzer competed Tuesday for the right to compete at the Oregon State Fair in the Mt. Hood District FFA tractor driving competition in Canby. Muenzer took third, qualifying for state fair; Durham took seventh in the 40-contestant field.

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Walker wins Mayflower Society scholarship

The Oregon Mayflower Society has chosen Abby Walker, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, to be the recipient of a $500 scholarship. She is a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers: John Alden, Priscilla Mullins and Richard Warren. She is the daughter of Eric and Trisha Walker and the granddaughter of Joni Walker, all of Hood River.

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William Decker accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy

William Decker, a senior at Horizon Christian School, has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Decker joins a select group who have completed a rigorous application process including a letter of recommendation from U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Oregon).

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The Dalles museums offer free admission for military

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum, both in The Dalles, are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

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Acute story

Talk about the tree of knowledge: Jared Nagreen, third grade teacher at Horizon Christian School (and an alumni himself) holds a fallen cherry branch, gleaned from the school grounds, to help in his math instruction.

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Second graders Nancy Mendoza, Grace Vasquez and Sarah MacPherson group up in May Street Elementary’s annual Dragon Dash May 17.

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Memorial Day Weekend events … and beyond

Kids and families will find plenty of things to do this weekend and in the next week. Here’s a short list of fun events happening right away and a few more to plan for as summer approaches:

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Friday, May 26


Next Walking Tour June 5

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, sponsored by the History Museum of Hood River County, offers an insight into the architectural and cultural history of how downtown buildings and sites developed.

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Lyle Pioneer Days return May 27

Lyle Pioneer Days returns May 27 after a 14-year hiatus with a full day of events planned that includes carnival games, a bouncy house, blacksmithing demos, a car and bike show, and craft and food vendor booths.

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Wednesday, May 24


HRV track and field athletes exceed expectations at state meet

A rebuilding year for the HRV track and field team has given Head Coach Brandon Bertram plenty of optimism for the 2018 season, as his athletes — some veteran, some brand-new to the sport — wowed him at OSAA 5A state meet held Friday and Saturday at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.

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Gorge Scenic Area planning grant uncertain

A grant that helps fund Hood River County land use planners’ implementation of federal Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area rules may get cut, leaving questions as to which agency will handle certain permits for new development.

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Council approves Morrison Park rezone

By a 5-2 vote Monday, city council approved the rezone of tax Lot 700, Morrison Park, to create a place for affordable housing. Following formal approval at the June 5 council meeting, the city can move forward with developing a plan for the property with its partner in the project, the non-profit Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

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BPA power line plan dropped

Plans for a $700 million high-voltage electrical transmission line between Oregon and Washington states have been cancelled after the cost doubled over the last eight years, the Bonneville Power Administration said Thursday, May 18.

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La Grande man jailed on weapons charge

A 21-year-old La Grande man is in Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility on a weapons charge after a traffic stop in which he denied an officer access to his vehicle and locked his keys inside it.

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‘Woman of Achievement’ award goes to Bambi Foy

Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, has selected Bambi Foy to receive the 2017 Woman of Achievement Award. Foy’s selection came as a result of her work as the raptor education coordinator at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, a position she’s held for nearly six years.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.

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‘Earth Camp’ returns for summer 2017

Looking for a summer camp that incorporates art, outdoor activities, music, games, healthy snacks and a spiritual grounding in creation? Sign up for Riverside’s “Earth Camp,” where kids will grow in faith, have fun, and learn how they might change the world.

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Question ballots still to be counted

Ballot watchers will have their eyes on two close elections from the May 16 ballot: a two-vote margin between John Everitt and Svea Truax for Position 2 on the Port of Hood River Board of Commission, and a six-vote lead by Benjamin Sheppard over David Russo for Position 2 on the Hood River County School Board.

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Wrong-way chase and arrest

Hood River Police Officer Eme Delancy explains charges to Eric Murphy, 18, a Washington resident, following a vehicle chase and Murphy’s arrest Monday on the Heights.

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Author signing June 3 at HR Farmers’ Market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey for a book signing at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets, on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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A ‘transforming gift’

Hood River Adopt A Dog recently received a gift from long time Hood River resident Bette Johnson through her will, according to the Board of Directors and staff.

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Tuesday, May 23


Pick of the Week: ‘Living in the Era of Mega-Fires’ May 24

Dr. Paul Hessburg will present “Living in the Era of Mega-Fires” on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. This traveling presentation comes in the form of fast-moving, short topic-based talks interspersed with video vignettes, according to a press release.

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Saturday, May 20


HR Select lax teams make championship round in SALI tourney

It was a busy weekend in Sisters for many Hood River lacrosse families. The 5/6 and 7/8 grade Hood River Valley Eagles Select teams each made their way to the finals in their brackets at the Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational (SALI) tournament. Both teams ended up playing against a Riptide Select team from Portland in their age divisions.

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Home with Heroes 5K Run & Gun May 27

Home with Heroes, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing veterans and active duty military together and into the outdoors to honor and thank them for their service, will have their annual endurance race fundraiser, the 5K Run & Gun, May 27.

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Sports Briefs for May 20

Ian Walker finishes middle of the pack at state golf, Early discount on Event Site passes ends May 24, Softball team crushes Silverton, Baseball team edges 6A Jesuit

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Kegler's Corner: MWB threepeats

Last week, MWB won the high-scoring and competitive Wednesday night Fraternal League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is MWB’s third championship in a row, which is quite a feat in a tough league like this one. Congrats to the threepeaters: smooth Levi Phelps and Ma Barker’s boys, Casey and Court Barker.

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The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

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‘The serious nature of heart disease’

Heart Disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The American Heart Association reports that on average per year, nearly 750,000 people, both men and women, suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular event.

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HAHRC Beats: Poison oak: Having fun without the rash

Over the last couple weeks, we have seen a few cases of poison oak pop up recently. The cases range from a few itchy spots to full on misery with a wide spread pesky rash. Along with poison ivy and poison sumac, poison oak has an oil called urushiol.

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Xplorers honored

Maria Peña of LatinXplorers, a program of The Next Door, accepts a national award from the Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals, and John Baas, board member, at right. The program helps families in the Gorge get out into nature.

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Parkdale teacher wins ‘Math Excellence Award’

The Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics presented Shannon Monroe with the Math Excellence Award for Area 12 at last week’s School Board meeting. Every year the council selects an outstanding teacher from different areas of Oregon. Area 12 includes the Gorge from Cascade Locks to Arlington.

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Another Voice: Mexico: my thoughts and personal experiences

For a bit of background, I have been living in Mexico seasonally for almost 40 years. I just returned from four months in Mexico and because of the political environment and some moves and statements made by our new president, I feel compelled to state my truth from personal experience. This is not “fake news.”

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Moro: Azure weed plan takes root

Sherman County residents expressed anger Wednesday not only about Azure Farms, Inc., violating local and state weed control laws, but urging a social media uprising against enforcement action.

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Friday, May 19


Wednesday, May 17


Bingen Council talks WS consolidation

On the menu for White Salmon and Bingen city councils at the end of this month is a discussion on whether to merge the two cities, but not everyone sitting at the discussion table will be putting in an order for the consolidation of the municipalities.

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Rockfall work underway

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hard at work to remove the recent rockslide that occurred just east of the Rowena Crest Overlook between Mosier and Rowena.

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Dan Reed solo show May 20

Dan Reed (frontman for Dan Reed Network) got to see the world opening for such bands as RUN DMC, UB40, David Bowie and Bon Jovi, eventually becoming the supporting act for the Rolling Stones’ 1991 European tour.

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Lyme Disease advisory: Check your dog, check yourself

It has been 42 years since a few doctors from Yale visited Lyme, Conn., to examine 60 children who were suffering oddly with joint pain, only to coin a name for an apparently new illness called “Lyme arthritis” (although the bacterium has been around for at least a thousand years).

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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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Next Door names volunteer of the year

Dr. Margaret Koenig has been named The Next Door’s 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award at a recent board of directors meeting at The Next Door’s Hood River office.

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El Mercado returns to Odell

Mercado del Valle is one of three farmers’ markets in the Columbia Gorge region managed by Gorge Grown Food Network, and it returns to its downtown Odell location June 1. Like last year, the market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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Farmers’ Market

Saturday marked the second Hood River Farmers’ Market of the season at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot featuring locally grown food and artist vendors, live music and more.

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Care to Adopt?

Mike Hendricks and other Hood River Adopt-A-Dog volunteers held a meet-and-greet on May 5 during First Friday, introducing prospective pet owners to dogs currently under the care of the shelter, located in Odell

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Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

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Art of Community

The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.

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CGCC hosts Culture Fest 2017

Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes people from all walks of life to Culture Fest 2017 on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at the Hood River campus.

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Lead slips away in early playoff exit for girls lax

Last week, the HRV girls lacrosse team made short work of Lincoln in their final Portland League contest of the regular season, going on a 5-0 run in the first 13 minutes of the game on their way to a 16-7 win over the Cardinals.

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Roots and Branches: Spirit of Ganbatte

What an uplifting day May 13 was in a year of emotional highs and lows. As my Dad used to say, without the lows you won’t appreciate the highs, unless they are over the top. Well, Saturday was an over the top day, right up there with the birth of my three amazing children and each of my grandchildren. It was a day of powerful statements in the face of injustice as 223 people gathered to honor those from our community who were forcefully removed and then imprisoned for three years primarily because of their racial ancestry and war hysteria.

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HR Latino Festival

Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.

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Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

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Tuesday, May 16


CASA raffles playhouse

The Fifth Annual Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Playhouse Raffle is on now and this year’s house reflects a clean, classic cottage design.

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Saturday, May 13

HRV softball falls short of league title after doubleheader split with Pendleton

The Eagles softball team showed just how good they are Tuesday evening, splitting another doubleheader with No. 3 Pendleton, which gave the Eagles a split in the four-game season series with the Bucks — the first time that has happened since the 2013-14 season — and helped HRV keep their No. 5 5A ranking. HRV lost the first game 7-2, but took the second game 3-2.

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Girls lax defeats Lincoln, finishes second in league

Fresh off a statement-making victory over Tualatin last week, the HRV girls lacrosse team added some more feathers to their caps Wednesday night, when they concluded their league schedule with a resounding 16-7 defeat of the Lincoln Cardinals in Hood River.

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Sports Briefs for May 13

Horizon Christian senior Ian Walker qualified for the 3A/2A/1A state tournament after finishing fourth place during the Special District 1 tournament last week at Quail Valley in Banks, where Walker carded an 82 both days of competition for a two-day total of 164. “One excited guy,” his coach, Oscar Stenberg, said of Walker.

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HRV track sends 24 to state after CRC meet

At the beginning of the season, first-year Head Track Coach Brandon Bertram had a lot of questions about his team. The departure of almost all of his athletes from the boys’ 2016 squad that won HRV’s first-ever state track title, combined with fresh faces who had never stepped on a track for competition before, left those questions unanswered through the early part of the season.

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HRVHS Prom Court 2017

Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

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Boys LAX wraps up

The HRV boys lacrosse team had their final home games of the regular season this week, hosting Columbia League opponents Lincoln (12-6, 4-0), and Grant (11-3, 2-2).

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Family Engineering Night a hit at Westside School

Tumbling towers of toilet paper rolls, cantilevered domino diving boards, flying cotton balls from popsicle stick trebuchets — this was the scene at Westside Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 as students and families worked together on a variety of STEM challenges at Family Engineering Night. Some of the challenges required teamwork, others encouraged competition.

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May 13 food drive

U.S. Postal Service Carrier Brad Heilman walks his beat on the Heights Thursday, and he was delivering more than mail: on his belt are yellow bags that carriers are leaving for patrons to fill with non-perishable food donations.

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Eclipse: Park Foundation announces online auction of Cove Palisade campsites

The Oregon State Parks Foundation announced this week it will host an online silent auction of 30 campsites at the Crooked River Campground in the Cove Palisades State Park in Central Oregon. This location is within the path of totality for the eclipse, and slightly south of the expected central line for the Aug. 21 event.

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Friday, May 12


HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

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Project Graduation seeks donations

On June 9, the senior class of Hood River Valley High will celebrate its graduation with an all-night party. Project Graduation 2017 is organized by volunteer parents to honor graduates and provide a safe place to celebrate.

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Wednesday, May 10


Pomona College singers perform May 17

The Pomona College Glee Club from Claremont, Calif., comes to Hood River to present a free concert of classical music as a part of their 2017 tour to Oregon. Under the direction of Donna M. Di Grazia, the choir will perform at Riverside Community Church on May 17 at 7 p.m.

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Sunday Latino Fest introduces new group

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds — an event coordinated by the newly established Hood River Latino Network.

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Southside trail party

About 40 people gathered at Southside Indian Creek Trail off 12th street to celebrate Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s new trail segment opening.

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HRV track and field team peaking at the right time

There’s a lot of new faces on the track for HRV this year, but those uncertainties have ebbed as the Eagles have grown over the season and are peaking just in time for the district meet this week, where the Columbia River Conference title will be decided.

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Girls tennis takes league title

Wrapping up what has been a standout season for the HRV girls tennis team, the Eagles took home the Columbia River Conference title, defeating the Buckaroos 7-1 Monday evening in Pendleton.

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McNerney throws a gem in 1-0 loss to Hermiston

With a chance to remain tied atop the Columbia River Conference softball standings with the No. 4 5A-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos, the HRV softball team simply needed to get a win over the struggling Hermiston Bulldogs.

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May events: Train of Tears and the internment years

Visitors are encouraged to view the “Art and Culture of Japan” exhibit at Columbia Center for the Arts (open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), which includes a “Citizen Min” section devoted to the memory of Hood River native Minoru Yasui, a lifelong civil rights advocate arrested in 1942 who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

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Remembering ‘Train of Tears’

Where today eager riders board trains to see the scenic splendor of the Hood River Valley, an event Saturday will recall a darker time at the downtown train station in Hood River.

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Masons give bikes at Westside

On May 4, the Masonic Lodge of White Salmon donated two bikes to Westside Elementary School fourth grade students, Ricardo Flores and Jacob Smith, reports Principal Bill Newton.

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Interactive ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie, party

On May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Storytime Theater, Hood River Library will be the scene of Fantastic Beasts and how to watch them. Make some Giggle Water, grab some snacks, wave our wands, grab some gold with the Niffler, dance along with Newt, and share a favorite Harry Potter (and 1920s) cosplay. Also, the 2016 film ‘Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them” will be screened.

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‘Hear in the Gorge’ podcast May 17

Gorge Owned will celebrate the launch of Hear in the Gorge, an audio companion to GO's acclaimed Sense of Place lecture series May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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Not just in the schools: coalition joins campaign

From May 14-20, we will celebrate National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. It is a nationwide event and communities and coalitions all around the country participate.

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Aging in the Gorge meets May 16

The Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) will hold its spring meeting on Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor banquet room at Down Manor in Hood River.

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Pick of the Week: Raices annual organic plant sale May 13

For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold its organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

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Tuesday, May 9


Saturday, May 6


Spring League Champs

The Hood River BSC 06B team recently took first place in the Oregon Youth Soccer Association Portland Timbers Division 1 Green League, amassing a record of seven wins, with no draws or losses.

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Horizon track and field strong in back-to-back meets

The Horizon Christian track and field teams competed in meets Friday and Saturday and had strong performances. The Horizon boys squad, led by Quinn Roetcisoender, Andrew Rinella, Andrew Hung, Luke Holste and Ian Walker, took seventh in team scoring in the Condon-Wheeler Invitational Friday.

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Threepeat: HRV baseball team takes CRC again

For the third time in as many years, the HRV boys baseball team are Columbia River Conference champions, sealing the deal Tuesday evening in Hood River with a decisive 10-2 victory over The Dalles Riverhawks.

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Girls beat TD, close in on league title

The HRV girls tennis team had a mixed bag this week in their return to league competition after weather sidelined the team last week, but the Columbia River Conference title is within their reach if they can defeat Pendleton Monday evening, which will be the final contest before districts next weekend.

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Boys take third league title

They may not have been able to finish the match, but the HRV boys tennis team got enough done Thursday afternoon against the Hermiston Bulldogs to lock up another Columbia River Conference title before thunderstorms rolled through the Gorge and halted competition.

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HR Reads Concludes

Readers meet “Ordinary Grace” author William Kent Krueger at Sunday’s Hood River Reads finale event at the Hood River Library.

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‘Curious Gorge’ talk at Museum

“Curious Gorge” is Scott Cook’s guide to the natural wonders of the Columbia Gorge. The History Museum of Hood River County, 300 E. Port Marina Drive, hosts a discussion with the author on May 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free; a $5 donation to the museum is suggested.

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Celebrating the Art and Culture of Japan

Instructor and artist Steven Christian will teach students how to use everyday school and office supplies to make comics and cartoons. The workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. on May 13 in the studio at Columbia Center for the Arts, and is geared for anyone age 10 and up. By the end of the class, Christian and the class participants will have created a short digital cartoon.

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Friday, May 5


Wednesday, May 3

Kegler's Corner: Nobi’s wins Workshirkers

As they have often done in the past umpteen bowling seasons, the 10-pin terrors known as Nobi’s, won both halves in the ladies Tuesday morning Workshirkers League, which means they become the automatic league champions again!

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Philippi Park reopens in May

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Opal Foundation have announced that in late spring Philippi Park will open for the second year in a row, following a multi-year closure that began in 2013 due to recreation budget cuts.

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Boys lacrosse team stands tall in loss to formidable OES

Before the start of Friday evening’s game against Oregon Episcopal School, the HRV boys lacrosse team gathered around Head Coach Matt Luchsinger, who offered some candid words about the task set before his athletes. “This isn’t going to be an easy one.”

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David Wilcox with Sinfonietta May 6

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to announce that singer-songwriter David Wilcox will be appearing with the Gorge Sinfonietta on May 6. Wilcox is a fan favorite in the Pacific Northwest, appearing frequently in Portland and Eugene.

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YESTERYEARS: Groundbreaking for Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center in 1997

Ray T. Yasui’s widow was proud. Because of ill health, Mikie Yasui couldn’t attend Tuesday’s groundbreaking at Hood River Memorial Hospital for the $3.6 million dialysis center that will bear her late husband’s name, but her son and daughter in law, Flip and Maija Yasui, brought her souvenirs.

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Hearts of Gold gains awards

Hearts of Gold Caregivers learned this spring it is repeat recipient of both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse.

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The Daily Bread: Women of Courage

I am often asked who has had the greatest impact on my life. Since most people know me as a photographer, a lot of folks have assumed people like Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, or the adventure photographer Galen Rowell have been models of inspiration.

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‘Mommy Wellness’ spring sessions

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., on Tuesdays through June 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

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Tuesday, May 2


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