Saturday, November 23, 2013
HRV wrestling spagetti feed Saturday
Hood River Valley High School wrestling is hosting a community dinner and auction fundraiser Nov. 23 at the County Fairground Community Building in Odell. The event is a fundraiser for all wrestling programs in Hood River and will be hosted by the upcoming lineup of HRVHS Eagle wrestlers.
The evening will start at 5 p.m., with an hour designated for meet and greet, an hour for the home-made spaghetti dinner and an hour for the auction and raffle. Tickets for the dinner are $10, available at the door.
Mt. Hood Meadows opens Saturday
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort this week announced that it will open for limited operations starting this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The resort will open with about a 19-inch base and will run Cascade Express, Daisy and Buttercup lifts; although terrain serviced by each will be limited. See www.skihood.com for details.
Trails Committee members sought
Three Forest Recreation Trails Committee members’ terms are due to expire on Jan. 1. Hood River County is now accepting applications from the public for these positions. Applications are due by Dec. 13; interviews and new appointments will be made in January.
The Trails Committee is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Members represent the various users who utilize the trail system. Terms are for three years. Contact the Forestry Department at 541-387-6888 or 918 18th St., Hood River, OR 97031 if you have any questions
Turky Trot is Nov. 28
The increasingly-popular Turky Trot fun run is set for 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. The 3K, 5K and 12K distances all start from the Hood River side of the Mosier Twin Tunnels. Show up early to register. A fun 200-meter kids run will kick off the action at 9:50 a.m.
Local businesses chip in for ski team
Downtown Hood River businesses 2nd Wind Sports and Andrew’s Pizza presented representatives of the Hood River Valley High School ski team with a check for $1,200; a donation from proceeds made by a recent movie premiere at the theater.
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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