Stories for March 2012

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Saturday, March 31

Code change stalls Naito project

Public hearing rescheduled from April 2 to April 16

An oversight by the City of Hood River planning department will mean a slight but not insignificant change in the process for a proposed development at the Hood River waterfront, on property owned by Portland-based Naito Development LLC.

Editorial: Write way

A review of our letters policy

With a new political season on the horizon, and for other reasons, this is prime time to review the letters to the editor policy of the Hood River News.

Letters to the Editor: Health care basic need, Forest passes still required, Better ways to spend, more...

Letters to the Editor for the March 31, 2012 edition

I’d like to thank the Hood River News for the wonderful advance notice of my April 1 reading and talk at the Hood River Library April 1, 2 p.m., re “The Rescuer’s Path,” my new novel about compassion, nonviolence and a Jewish-Arab friendship, love and struggle for justice.

City to stick with Clair for building services

A proposal to have the city of Hood River cancel its contract with its current building services provider and contract its services to the county wound up being much ado about nothing at Monday's city council meeting.

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Triple trailer topples near Cascade Locks

Paint, herbicide spill from containers

A commercial truck driver was uninjured Tuesday morning after losing control of his truck pulling three semi-trailers on Interstate 84 about 10 miles west of Cascade Locks.

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Community says thank you to retiring postmaster John Smith

The affection for postmaster John Smith came hand-delivered on Wednesday.

Ben's Babbles: March is such a tease

At the start of this week I was standing in the sunshine watching baseball. As I write this I’m looking out my window and watching the rain pour down. Boy, I hate March; it’s such a tease.

High School tennis preview: Youth uprising

For both Hood River Valley tennis teams this season, it’s good to be young.

Friday, March 30

Fire hall open house postponed

March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

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Thursday, March 29

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Wednesday, March 28

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Tuesday, March 27

HR bridge to close Thursday night

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

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Monday, March 26

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MArch 26, 2012

MArch 26, 2012

Friday, March 23

Corbett says loss of funds would make operating high school in Cascade Locks difficult

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

For public, cable park trumps hotel

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

County mulls change in code enforcement ordinance

Changes could soon be coming to the way the county enforces code and ordinance violations.

Baseball and softball preview -- Going up: Expectations rise for local teams

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day: Beyond the stereotypes

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Wyden presents gold medals to Nisei veterans

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Another voice: Don't let Naito building break up trail view

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 17, 2012

Start saving, Naito plan defies logic, Cable park a sore thumb, more...

Start saving, Naito plan defies logic, Cable park a sore thumb, more...

Impact is in the timing of public testemony

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Editorial: A safe Patrick's Day

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

HRV baseball, softball, win first games

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

School calender will change

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Ben's Babbles: Boom go the Blazers

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Eagle boys lacrosse drops wild opener

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

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Thursday, March 22

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Wednesday, March 21

Track and field preview: On track for tracktown

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Resource fair highlights caring community

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Editorial: Hood River reads provides stories for all

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Poetry and speech contenders advance

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

HR firefighters right at home in new digs

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Health care forum lances a top topic

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Round table: Aluminum foil and flour: Just a normal morning around here

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Letters to the editor for March 14, 2012

Aaron for DA. why repeat mistakes? See 'skin of our Teeth' More...

Aaron for DA. why repeat mistakes? See 'skin of our Teeth' More...

City "not declaring victory until it sees a check" in USDA appeal

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

The few and the proud: Eagle girls golf hopes for return to state

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Dirty Fingers opens in new shared space

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Bald Eagle flies of Oregon endangered species list

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

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Really awesome headline

Really awesome!

Photo of the day

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

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Students thrive with arts and education

In a project entitled “Welcome Back Old Friend,” Columbia Gorge Arts in Education paired a visual artist, a musician and two writers with students from three local schools for a collaboration inspired by the recent closure and re-opening of Hood River County libraries.

March 21 Entertainment Update

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20

Death notice: Ann Marie Sabo

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19

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Friday, March 16

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Death notice: Luetta Scherff

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

'The Bite' cancelled

March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012

Editorial: A look ahead to May 15 primary

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 10, 2012

Ode against coal trains, vote for Sewell, more...

Ode against coal trains, vote for Sewell, more...

Ben's Babbles: Hawks trip to the top has followed a long, winding road

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Munk, Currie, take command of HRV lacrosse

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 7, 2012

What would Jesus say? Welcome Nestle, Need to fix the sytem, more...

What would Jesus say? Welcome Nestle, Need to fix the sytem, more...

Editorial: A tip of the cap to our champions

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Versatile HRV ski girls claim second downhill title in three years

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Hawks claim 1A hoops title with come-from-behind win

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Pricher to get apology in Cascade Locks

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

DJ's, ideas wanted for Radio Terra

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

As timber payment fight drags on in D.C, Hood River County plans for worst

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Ancestors influence HRMS artists in confluence project

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Heights impact meeting scheduled for March 21

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Prom dress donations sought

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Slate is set for election 2012

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Thieves pump diesel from school bus, steal chains

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Walmart case goes to LUBA

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Whistling ridge wind farm gets Gregoire's go ahead

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Thursday, March 15

Pricher apology letter placed on record, though citizens complain

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Photo of the Day

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Wednesday, March 14

Death notice: Flora Collins

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Aluminum foil and flour: Just another normal morning around here

I can tell you when I noticed it. The reason I can tell you when I noticed it is, this year I decided to get back into the habit of actually keeping an up-to-date calendar. You see, last year I bought a calendar, but for some odd reason, I didn’t use it.

Tuesday, March 13

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Death notice: Flora Collins

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Death notice: Eva McClanahan

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12

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NW Forest Pass fight - local results are in

Herman Creek case dismissed March 7, 2012

Herman Creek case dismissed March 7, 2012

Friday, March 9

March 10 Entertainment Update

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Death notice: Hazel Desparois

March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

Hearing on cable park rescheduled for March 19

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Letters to the Editor for March 3, 2012

Cable park hearing, Preview art studios tour, more...

Cable park hearing, Preview art studios tour, more...

Eagles do well academically and get four into all-CRC in basketball

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Civic comment: Port city offer help in Naito proposal 'maze'

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Editorial: Important community project needs help

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Musicians host benefit for moview in the park

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Car fire provides a lesson and a show

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Westside trails impassable after storms

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Heated exchanges set tone for Cascade Locks school petition

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

City budget in good shape in mid-year review

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Hawks heading back to Baker

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Cascade Locks hears good news on 'growing' fire department

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Eagle wrestlers see bright future after strong performance at state

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Letters to the Editor for February 29, 2012

Proposed cable park, caring community, more...

Proposed cable park, caring community, more...

Empty history museum ready for a bright future

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Disastrous second half dooms Eagle girls in play-in game

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Editorial: Successes by youth are a reflection of community dedication

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

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Thursday, March 8

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Tuesday, March 6

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At Logsdon, Ales for every Seizoen

The Logsdon ale labels depict the waters of Mount Hood turning into a waterfall near the barn and flowing into a rounded Belgian ale glass. The labels are multi-lingual, just like Belgium, with French and Flemish joining the English.

Monday, March 5

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March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

Sunday, March 4

Horizon wins 1A boys basketball title

March 4, 2012

March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3

Hawks romp in first game at Baker

Hot-shooting, strong-rebounding Horizon Christian School toppled Triad 75-59 in Thursday’s first round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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Westside trails impassable after January storms

County’s popular westside forests need serious attention before trails can be used

In his first year as Hood River County Forest Manager, Douglas Thiesies already has a big mess on his hands.

Backyard Tree Fruit ‘bounty’ program renewed

The Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers are continuing and have expanded their Backyard Fruit Tree Program which now includes Wasco County in addition to Hood River County.

Ben's Babbles: Fire, fire everywhere

“Holy cow, I’ve got to get home and see that,” I thought to myself while sitting through the Hood River City Council meeting.

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.

March 3 Entertainment update

Uke Fest March 2-4

The annual Telluride Film Festival is Sunday, March 4, at the Skylight Theatre in Hood River. Show times are 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with doors opening 30 minutes prior to show time.

Fake obit causes a different kind of grief

A woman came in, distraught, with two family members last week, asking to put in an obituary. As the person who handles obituaries at the News, this is something that happens occasionally, and is always a sad job.

Port, city offer help in Naito proposal ‘maze’

The proposal by Naito Development LLC to build a hotel, commercial building and cable park down by the Nichols Boat Basin has generated much public interest. This is a complicated project, involving both land and water use.

Project Grads: Important community project needs help

The event happens every year with the same name, serving the same people, carried out by the same group.

Letters to the Editor for March 3, 2012

Cable park hearing, preview art studios tour, stop Nestle in the Gorge

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Car fire provides a show and a lesson

A car fire near Wyeth Wednesday afternoon provided a nice show for passing vehicles on I-84 — and a lesson for people calling 9-1-1: Please know your approximate location.

Heated exchange sets stage for Cascade Locks school petition

One way or another, the dispute between the Cascade Locks Community School committee and the Hood River County School District is grinding toward something resembling a resolution.

Horizon Christian to play for 1A state basketball title today

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2

Death notice: Vera Hawk

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Photo of the Day

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Are NW Forest Pass Fees Illegal? Hood River attorney aids in fight

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Thursday, March 1

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