December is “good deal” month at Oregon State Parks. From Dec. 1-31, visitors and gift-givers can save $5 on the 12-month day-use parking permit. Parking fees are required at 26 Oregon state parks, and cost $5 per day, unless you have a 12- or 24-month pass. The 12-month pass is on sale for $25 — regularly $30 — in December.
Ballet students at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will once again present their gift to the community, “Scenes from The Nutcracker,” in three performances Dec. 14 and 15 in the Hood River Middle School auditorium.
Results are in for the 52nd annual Hood River City Tournament that completed recently at Orchard Lanes. The tournament consisted of three games in team, doubles and singles, plus an all-events category. All-events is a combination of bowlers’ scores in the team, doubles and singles events; there divisions in this category, one for scratch scores and the other with handicaps.
Results are in for the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot fun-run and fundraiser for Mosier Community School. More than 300 runners turned out for this year’s run, held in brisk but dry conditions on the Twin Tunnels trail.
December is music month in Hood River.
State Street will be cleaned up and ready for Friday night
State Street should “clean up real good.”
As winter weather settles in for the next several months, representatives of local mountain biking groups are asking riders to be mindful of trail conditions and respect the hard work volunteers have put into making Gorge-area trails the world-class singletrack that they have become.
Hood River man, former record holder, continues pursuit of exotic sport
Wes Lapp got hooked on freediving about 10 years ago, when he and his wife, Nancy Napp, took a six-week trip to Micronesia with the objective of conceiving their first child. The trip was a success; somewhere between Guam and Pohnpei their daughter, Zan, was in utero, and the two returned home to Hood River to start their new family.
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School is out for the week and government offices are closed on Thursday, but much is happening during Thanksgiving week.
The results just came in for the recent 2013 in-league Senior Tournament held at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Association manager and organizer extraordinaire, Joyce Ebersole, had her left side tosses in the groove as she simply cleaned up, taking the top three spots in the mixed doubles event and, just for the heck of it, finishing second in eomen’s foubles. Clearly, this makes Joyce our latest Bowler of the Week.
A persistent temperature inversion made opening day conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday more akin to the end of the ski and snowboarding season, not the beginning.
Staying in the area for Thanksgiving?
Long-running local ski program adds freestyle-specific training to list of offerings
Taking the term “training” loosely, Cooper Spur Race Team’s FreeRide Team started winter practice a couple weeks ago, and although the snow is still far up the mountain at the moment, the dozen or so kids at practice this week were geared up and working on their best rail-sliding maneuvers.
HRV wrestling spagetti feed Saturday; Mt. Hood Meadows opens Saturday; Trails Committee members sought; Turky Trot is Nov. 28; Local businesses chip in for ski team