Friday, November 30, 2012
Youth hoops opportunities:
For more information or to register contact Hood River Community Education at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/coe or call 541-386-2055.
n Grades 3-6 (boys and girls): is run by Community Education. Early bird registration is open now through Hood River Community Education and is discounted through Dec. 10. Early registration is $58 and increases to $72 after that. The program runs January and February with games on Saturdays at various locations around Hood River County.
n Traveling team:
Run collaboratively by Community Ed and high school and volunteer coaches, teams include sixth-grade girls and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys. Teams travel to tournaments throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington. This is a chance for dedicated athletes to get in many more games and practices. Cost is $250.
n Girls middle school: Registration is open now for the January-February season for girls at both Hood River and Wy’east middle schools. Organizers are still looking for a Wy’east seventh-grade coach.
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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