Stories for June 2018

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Saturday, June 30

 

Tactay wins triple jump title

A first-place finish in the triple jump competition at the USA Track and Field Oregon Association Junior Olympics Championships for Hood River Valley’s Jonah Tactay led the way for HRV athletes who competed in the championships at Jesuit High School in Beaverton on June 21-24.

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Bridge Update

The Port of Hood River is working to get the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge replaced as quickly as possible. At its current pace, a new bridge could be in place by 2025, but the port and representatives from both sides of the river hope to finish it sooner.

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Sullenger adds two state wrestling titles

The wrestling resume for Hood River Valley High School’s incoming freshman Emily Sullenger has two new bullet points worth recognizing before she’s brought up to OSAA competition next season.

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Relay for Life happens Saturday

Relay for Life of the Mid-Columbia happens this Saturday, June 30 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Teams from around the region have already formed, but it’s not too late to participate in other ways.

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'King of the Salmon’ success

Kayakers helped provide a set of virtual paddles to people facing cancer in the community, with last weekend’s King of the Salmon event in Hood River and on the White Salmon River.

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Another Voice: Short-term rentals: one homeowner’s perspective

I own a vacation home in Parkdale, permitted as a short term rental (STR). My wife and I lived there from 1998-2008. It is where our two sons first grew up. Since then, we have lived in our current home on the west side of Hood River County. My wife and I have worked in Hood River for 25 years. Our oldest boy just graduated Hood River Valley High School and our youngest is still in HRVHS.

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$105,000 in college scholarships awarded

Hood River Valley High School seniors went home from May’s Scholarship Awards Night with over $74,000 in Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) funds for their post-secondary educations.

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Friday, June 29

  

Wednesday, June 27

   

HRVHS Camps

The Hood River Valley High School boys and girls soccer programs held their annual summer soccer camp last week.

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Explore the Gorge with a ‘Naturalist Backpack’

The Hood River County Library District has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to offer library patrons the possibility of borrowing a “Naturalist Backpack” that they can take with them in exploring local trails and recreation areas.

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Builders push for changes at the city

The City of Hood River will take a hard look at its building permit and inspection services, following a third straight appearance at city council meetings by local builders calling for action.

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MCMC dedicates Hood River center

Mid-Columbia Medical Center will celebrate the grand opening of its new Hood River outpatient care facility, Nichols Landing, on June 28 from 5-7 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

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Pride Fair happens June 30

Columbia Gorge Pride organizers decided to take a different spin on the 2018 Pride celebration. This year, in place of a parade, plans are for a Fun Run/Walk and a community health resource fair and festival, on Saturday, June 30.

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Travelogue: Japan

Picture this: Walking to your office, located just three minutes away from your house — something I have always wanted.

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Heroes in Our Hearts

“Heroes in Our Hearts” is the theme of the Hood River July 4 Independence Day parade directed by the Hood River Lions Club and supported by more than a dozen sponsors.

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Tuesday, June 26

 

Saturday, June 23



HRVHS 2017-18 sports recap

Hood River Valley High School athletes brought home not one, not two, not three, but four state titles this past high school sports season.

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Port proposes bridge timeline

The Port Commission hosted a work session Tuesday to continue discussing issues surrounding a plan that could replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge by 2025.

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NORCOR makes policy change

In April, the regional jail stopped a practice of honoring immigration detainers for local arrestees, citing, in part, “local community concern and opposition” to housing immigration detainees.

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HRVHS recommends new Athletic Director

The Hood River County School District has announced that Trent Kroll has been recommended as the hire for the open position of Hood River Valley High School athletic director.

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City announces parking restrictions

On Friday, June 29, the City of Hood River and Beam Excavating will be griding the asphalt surface of all roads disturbed by the recent water line project, said a press release.

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‘Vino & Fido’ June 24

Join Hood River Adopt A Dog for Vino & Fido, held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Wy’east Vineyards, 3189 Highway 35.

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Friday, June 22



Thursday, June 21



Small fire leads to I-84 lane closure Thursday

One lane of eastbound Interstate 84 is closed Thursday morning at Mitchell Point, three miles west of Hood River, as firefighters contain a fire, approximately half-acre in size, that started at about 3 a.m. Thursday.

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Wednesday, June 20



Nubia Contreras joins Radio Tierra board

Radio Tierra, the local Spanish/English community radio station, said in a press release that Nubia Contreras is the newest member of its board of directors. Contreras began her term June 1 and will serve for three years.

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Yesteryears: Sailboarding big in 1988

Any doubts that sailboarding is having a major economic impact on the Columbia River Gorge should be allayed quickly by the latest regional study on this popular sport, related in draft form Thursday night by a University of Oregon research team

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Transit programs celebrate expanded Gorge services

A “transportation celebration” happened at Hood River’s new bus stop at the waterfront Saturday, as a small crowd enjoyed coffee, donuts and some banjo tunes from Mayor Paul Blackburn, all as a way to bring attention to a variety of transportation links available in the Gorge.

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County approves Community ID card

Public meetings typically draw a crowd for one item on the agenda, but Monday’s Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting saw large groups speak to a pair of items that dominated the three-and-half hour session.

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‘We need to be more of a partner with fire’

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek fire. That fire, first reported Sept. 2, 2017, after a teen set off fireworks during a burn-ban, burned 50,000 acres in the 90 days it ran loose and though it has been fully contained, has yet to be completely extinguished.

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Local field athlete breaks Masters shot put record

Early this month, local Masters track and field athlete Jim Patterson, who works for the county of Hood River, set a new men’s 55-59 age group shot put record (American) with a distance of 16.23 meters (53-5) at the Seattle Parks and Recreation USATF-sanctioned meet.

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‘Vino & Fido’ June 24

Join Hood River Adopt A Dog from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 for food, fun and games — for both humans and dogs — at Wy’east Vineyards, Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Daisy is a charmer

Volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Daisy as their adoptable pet of the week and can’t sing enough praise about this tiny seven pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix from the Okanogan.

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Tuesday, June 19

 

Saturday, June 16



Drawing attention to straws:

A mind-boggling 500 million plastic straws are produced around the world every day, and most are used for just a few minutes and then discarded.

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Martin receives environmental education youth award

Emily Martin, Cascade Mountain School director, was recently recognized by The Garden Club of America as the 2018 Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award winner for outstanding contribution to the environmental education of youth.

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Trucks to pay for parking at waterfront

As part of the Waterfront Paid Parking Plan enacted June 11, commercial trucks are now required to pay to park on a segment of West Portway Avenue down on the waterfront that is frequently used as a hub for distribution throughout the Gorge.

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Friday, June 15

 

Wednesday, June 13

    

Pick of the Week: Tea party at History Museum Thursday

The tradition of afternoon tea — with all the expected niceties, including intimate tables set with fine linens and china, plates of handcrafted sweet and savory treats, and cups of freshly brewed tea — will be captured at The History Museum of Hood River County at 3 p.m. on Thursday June 14.

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Photo Gallery: Children's Park Re-build

From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park.From cutting boards to cooking meals to hauling concrete, dozens of tasks occupied a community-wide force last week in the impressive task of building a new playground at Hood River Children’s Park. Several hundred residents, from age 4 and up, helped out.

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Yesteryears: Great War brings uncertainties in 1918

Because of the uncertainties which are likely to attach to the transportation of fruit during the period of the war, the Apple Growers Association is making arrangements to store, if necessary, a larger percentage of the fruit here.

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Roots and Branches: People of art and grace

I remember my Dad, Sulo Annala, saying you get to a certain age and all your friends start appearing in the obituaries. Dad was not a man of many words, and he didn’t want them wasted at a funeral, at least his very own. When he passed away, we had an evening of storytelling at the Crag Rat Hut in a manner befitting his style.

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Tuesday, June 12

  

Saturday, June 9

 

Q&A: ‘Chicago’ director Bruce Ludwig

Bruce Ludwig staged the audacious musical “The Full Monty” two years ago in Hood River to packed houses, and the veteran director and actor and a large cast and crew are back this month with “Chicago: The Musical,” which is likely the largest and most ambitious musical staged in the Gorge in years.

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HRVHS students, staff heading to China

Ten students and two staff from Hood River Valley High School are traveling to China this summer as part of the Confucius Institute program at Portland State University, a cultural exchange and cooperation program between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

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Port adopts paid parking

Parking in some areas of the waterfront will be metered as early as Friday, June 15, as the Port of Hood River rolls out its Waterfront Parking Plan.

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Henderson Stadium update

Construction crews started demolition of the old field at the Hood River Valley High School in May after the final track event was held at Henderson Stadium.

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Voigt returns home, provides new care options

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine “is the present and future of health care,” according to Peter Voigt, Peter Voigt Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, who brings his blended practice to Hood River, joining Columbia River Chiropractic, the practice owned by father, Eric Voigt, DC.

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Wy’east opens STEAM center

Wy’east administration, staff and students, joined by Hood River County School District board and community members, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open up the school’s new STEAM center at noon on Wednesday.

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Class of ‘18: Take your spirit with you

The Hart-Kauffman comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” will be staged locally in August, and it’s a 70-year-old script that shows its age while also staying remarkably current with its pokes at Wall Street, the power of government and the generally grasping reach of any form of authority.

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Friday, June 8

   

Wednesday, June 6



Reeling in success

Big Y Fly Company provides hand-tied fishing flies to fisherman around the world. The business started as a side job for the owner but it grew into something bigger.

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What is the SBDC?

This month's Small Business Development Center column talks about what the business development center is and how it can help small businesses.

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CAT prepares to expand service

Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will expand the services beginning June 11 to include intercity services between Hood River and The Dalles, along with fixed routes in Hood River between the Upper Valley and Rosauers, and between Cascade Locks and the Hood River Port transportation hub site.

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On the Agenda: June 12 CGCC budget meeting

A proposed $10.2 million General Fund budget for Columbia Gorge Community College’s 2018-19 fiscal year will be considered by the college’s board of education June 12 following recommendation for approval by budget committee members in May.

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‘Chicago speakeasies’ in the Gorge

Harkening back to Prohibition-era speakeasies, a few local restaurants have joined with “Chicago: The Musical,” Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s latest Stages production, to provide a discount to restaurant patrons attending a performance who know the magic word, “Chicago.”

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Metcalfe, Noonan wed in Parkdale

Amy Metcalfe and Patrick Noonan were married Sept. 16, 2017, under the old growth trees at Miller Farm Retreat in Parkdale. Kate Rickers, sister of the groom, officiated. Lauren Brown served as maid of honor.

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Monday, June 4



Saturday, June 2

 

Wednesday ‘Walkshop’

The community is invited to join urban planning expert Dan Burden for an event June 6 that is in part an open-air, on-foot assessment of an evolving commercial-residential district, the Heights.

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Local Quality: OSU offers a la carte preservation classes

Oregon State University Extension Service Assistant Professor of Practice Lauren Kraemer is offering a la carte food preservation classes again this year, but with a twist: Instead of weekly meetings through the summer and early fall, the hands-on sessions will be held once a month from June through December.

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Zach Barbour receives CCA award

Hood River Valley High School senior Zach Barbour has received the Columbia Center for the Arts 2018 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theater Arts.

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HRVHS graduation at WAAAM

One of Hood River Valley’s biggest annual events will not take place in its usual home at Henderson Stadium this June.

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Community Notes: Bear, cub sighted in Toilet Bowl trail

County officials say “a reliable report” of a bear and cub sitting in the Toilet Bowl trail area on May 29 has raised safety concerns in the popular recreation area in Post Canyon, located just west of the eastern end of Riordan Hill Road.

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Friday, June 1

 
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