Fiona Wylde does fine in cold water or the hot seat. Within the same week in Hood River, Wylde, 16, won Gorge Cup and Gorge Soup. Wylde, who competes internationally, made history Sunday as the first female to win overall in a Gorge Cup Series windsurfing event.
Steps will help address complaints
Filters have been placed on all computers in the Hood River Library children’s area, in response to a recent outcry over access to inappropriate materials at the library.
School district budget committee hears pleas to fund program in 2013-14
The next school year will have a linoleum budget for Hood River County School District. Basic carpeting might be available later. “You are looking at a budget that is the floor,” Supt. Charlie Beck told the district budget committee Monday in its meeting at Hood River Valley High School.
Spring is a special and exciting time for high school seniors. With graduation on the horizon, these young adults are about to close one chapter of their lives and begin the next. But before they toss their caps to the wind and go their separate ways, we checked in with seven Hood River Valley High School and two Horizon Christian School seniors to get a glimpse into the heart and soul of the class of 2013.
Anna and Pedro Pederson of Vancouver and Mona Knudson of Argentina sampled local Anjous as they held glasses of wine Sunday. At the Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival in Hood River, combinations of flavors and sounds kept about 3,200 entertained over the weekend at the third-annual event hosted by Hood River Rotary. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum hosted the festival.
Youngsters learn ‘the pitch’ and gain start-up grants money
Water sport athlete Fiona Wylde took first place ($1,600) in the Kids Gorge Soup competition on Tuesday, taking 50 percent of the prize pot. Wylde is planning a learn-to-SUP an event for youth that will also include also learning how to perform water tests using LaMotte kits and other water quality awareness-building activities. Second place and $1,100 went to Keeley Brownback, taking 35 percent of the prize money. Third place and $400 went to Courtney Ghiz Peters, taking 15 percent of the pot.
Incumbant school board candidates Mark Johnson and Jan Veldhuisen-Virk easily won re-election in the two most high profile contested races in the May 21 special election.
In closed session, commissioners examine LUBA ruling on Barrett Park
Three members of the Hood River Commission on Children and Families arrived in force to hear the Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ decision during its May 20 regular meeting on whether to make all county properties “Tobacco and Smoke-Free.”
$20,000 needed by June 10 or funding could be lost
This summer the popular youth tennis program run by Community Education will be taking place across the river in White Salmon, Wash., while Hood River’s courts on May Street are being renovated.
Last Saturday, the Hood River Valley High School had its 2013 Prom at The Dalles Discovery Center. James Bond was the theme of the event, with dice centerpieces, silhouette decorations, and “you’re the bomb” decorated Rolos. With elements such as a chocolate fountain and photo booth, the HRVHS Prom was considered a success.
Enjoy unimpeded traffic on State Street this summer, because after Labor Day, “it will pretty much get torn up,” according to chief designer Devry Bell. Bell and his partner Stoner Bell, City Manager Bob Francis and Public Works Director Mark Lago met with members of the community Thursday to describe the 2013-14 Urban Renewal project that formally starts June 3, and will last 18 months.
The community is invited to bring their car seats — preferably with kids in them — to a clinic Saturday from 1-3 p.m., at the Hood River Fire Department’s Ty Taylor Station. The fire hall is located next to Hood River Aquatic Center, on 18th near May Street. Turn to page A9 for related story on a traffic safety “blitz” to start May 20. Officers will focus, in part, on compliance with child car safety seat laws.