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APRIL ... from my desk: Museum construction from A to Z

The History Museum

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Bette’s Place keeps on growing

High-demand cinnamon rolls and frequent waiting lists make it hard to believe that Bette’s Place once used Bunnies and Beetles to drum up business.

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Meadows’ monkeyshines don’t disappoint

Proposal wins Pond Skim, ski resort announces final weekend of 2011-12 season

There aren’t many certainties in life, but one you can count on is that Thor, Jaws, James Bond, Captain America, Richard Nixon and The Big Lebowski, to name a few, will never share the same space in time again.

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Kitzhaber won’t stop Nestlé water swap

Cascade Locks hosts governor’s team

While legal and public protests have been raised against Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife on water access issues for a proposed Nestlé bottling plant, Gov. John Kitzhaber has been called upon by environmental groups to stop ODFW in its tracks.

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For the love of the game

For years I had the pennant hanging in my bedroom.

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Nestle gets transfer application rights approval for Cascade Locks water exchange

Plant would draw from Oxbow Springs

The Oregon Water Resources Board recently approved a transfer application for a water rights exchange that would advance Nestlés' proposal to bottle water from Oxbow Springs in Cascade Locks.

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Eagles get four all-CRC in bball, teams do well academically

Wheat gets first team for HRV boys

Four Hood River Valley basketball players wound up on all Columbia River Conference all-league teams for basketball this winter.

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Gunning for playoffs, HRV boys pick up league win

The Hood River Valley High School boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the final minutes of Friday night’s at-home matchup against the Cleveland Warriors to take control of an otherwise close game. The 8-3 result is their first Columbia Conference win.

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Binge drinking: Hood River ranks highest in Oregon

While Hood River may face a daunting task to address — having the highest rate of binge drinking for males age 18 and over in the State of Oregon — local response to the problem generates equally big numbers.

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Cascade Locks prepares for Nestlé with due diligence

Committee agrees public education is key priority

A new joint committee for economic development (JCED) in Cascade Locks held its first formational meeting April 12 at City Hall. The partnership, created between the port and city, is aiming for a new era of prosperity for the riverside town.

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Bergstrom’s eight wins highlight HRVST ‘Eggstravaganza’ action

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent eight swimmers to Astoria for the “Eggstravaganza” swim meet April 14-15. Highlights for HRVST included Per Bergstrom winning every event he entered as well as event wins from Adam Burke, Allison Burke, Jamie Robinson and Charles Sutherland.

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Hawk baseball splits with Stanfield, Eagles top Bucks

The Horizon Christian and Hood River Valley baseball teams came out of the weekend showing they could play with the big boys of Oregon baseball. Hosting defending state champ Stanfield-Echo in a Saturday doubleheader the Hawks blew out the Tigers 8-2 behind a solid pitching for performance from Sam Anthony.

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We need a new POTD

ASAP

But BMcCarty is on the case

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Sold-out Gorge Grown conference connects area farmers and buyers

At Monday’s sold-out Gorge Grown Food and Farm Connection event, 200 farmers, chefs and buyers from the Gorge and Portland congregated to learn from each other and even speed-date in a networking frenzy.

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Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

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The Road to London runs through Oregon

A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field

The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.