Friday, March 1, 2013
Little League tryouts March 2,4
Hood River Little League is hosting tryouts at Westside School on March 2, 9 a.m., and March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Players should bring tennis shoes (no cleats) and a mitt. This is a closed-door tryout where parents can stay but will not be allowed to watch. For questions, contact league organizers at email@example.com.
Little League seeks public involvement
Hood River Little League Township is seeking public involvement and participation in the upcoming youth baseball seasons. League organizational meetings are open to the public and are held the third Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. at the West Side Fire Station. For more information or to inquire about how to help the league, contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR water polo gearing up
Hood River Water Polo will be starting its spring season March 5 at the Hood River Aquatic Center. The junior squad for ages 10-13 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and the senior squad for ages 14-18 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. The spring session will run through the end of May. New members are welcome. For more information, contact email@example.com or Dave Cameron at 541-806-3335.
County Forestry opens trails to OHV use March 1
The Hood River County Forestry Department announced this week that trails on its property will be open for OHV use starting March 1. Trails have been open to the public but closed to motorized use over the winter. HRCF advises caution because about a third or half of the trails will still be under snow or blocked by downed timber from winter storms. County maintenance staff and volunteers will work on the trails to get them opened and get needed repairs completed.
For questions or to report trail issues, contact Henry Buckalew at 541-387-7089.
Roller Derby bout March 16
The Gorge Roller Girls are excited to announce the first-ever bout of the recently formed roller derby league. The bout, set for March 16 at Hood River Valley High School, comes after months of recruiting members, training, building stamina and preparing bodies for the physical demands associated with the rapidly reemerging sport of roller derby.
The inaugural season kicks off with a bout between the league’s two home teams; the River Reapers and the Cherry Bombers. Doors open at 5 p.m., action starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are on sale now ($10 general admission, 6-and-under free) at www.gorgerollergirls.com.
For more information about the Gorge Roller Girls or how to join a team, visit www.gorgerollergirls.com.
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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