December 24, 2005

Cooper Spur Race Team Cooper Camp

The Cooper Spur Race Team still has openings for the annual Cooper Camp, scheduled this year for Dec. 27-31 at the Cooper Spur Ski Resort. The five-day camp is designed as an introduction to ski racing, geared for kids ages 5-18. The camp will end with a fun Cooper Cup race on the last day. For more information or to sign up, visit:

HRVHS Sports Insider

HRVHS Athletic Director Phil Vesel is starting an e-mail list called the HRV Sports Insider. Members on the list will receive, via e-mail, sports information and the school’s monthly athletic newsletter. The e-mail list will be used to build a communication network with the sport community keep in touch and up to date with local athletics. To subscribe, e-mail Vesel at:

Eagles hosting free shooting clinic

HRVHS varsity basketball coach Phil Vesel, along with his staff and players, is putting on a free basketball shooting clinic for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade. The staff invites kids of all skill levels to spend an afternoon having fun and improving your skills while getting to know the HRVHS varsity basketball players. No registration is necessary. The clinic will be on Dec. 30, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the HRVHS gym.

Community Education 3-on-3 hoops

Hood River Community Education’s 3-on-3 mens basketball league starts in early January and there are currently openings for a few more teams. Games are played Tuesday nights at Wy’east Middle School during from Jan. -March, with the first games on Jan. 10. Each team, which must consist of a minimum of four players, plays two games per night and games are played on half court. The league fee is $50 per team. To register, e-mail Mike Schend at: or fax information to 386-7198.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

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