Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Amalia Vasquez, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, performed in “Trickster Tales,” a new play of American Indian stories by Kelley Zinge, during the college’s Raider Days homecoming celebration Oct. 5-6.
Vasquez is a junior and is majoring in psychology at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Claudia Vasquez of Hood River.
Northwestern theatre professor Dr. Robert Hubbard is directing the cast of 10 actors who will play multiple roles, including animals who often are tricksters in Native American lore: the coyote, fox, otter, rabbit, raccoon, raven and spider.
“The stories have a parable quality,” said Hubbard. “Audience members learn what not to do as they watch — and laugh at — what the trickster does.”
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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