Saturday, February 1, 2014
Little League sign-ups Feb. 4-6
Hood River Little League will hold sign-ups for the spring/summer season Feb. 4 and 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Westside, Parkdale and Mid Valley elementary schools. Tryouts are scheduled for March 1 and 3 at Hood River Valley High School. For more information visit www.hoodriverlittleleague.org.
HR Babe Ruth returning, sign-ups Feb. 9
After several years’ hiatus, the Hood River Babe Ruth youth baseball program is coming back. Sign-ups for the program are scheduled for Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. at the Hood River Valley High School indoor batting facility. The program is open to players ages 12-15 and costs $90 for the season.
HRVHS baseball fundraiser Feb. 8
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball is hosting a fundraiser dinner and silent auction Feb. 8 to benefit the program and continued improvements to the team’s home field. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar in downtown Hood River and includes live music by Tony Smiley, dinner and a silent auction, all for $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Windmaster Market, Doug’s Sports or the HRVHS main office.
HRVHS spring sports registration open
Hood River Valley High School athletes/parents can begin registering for spring sports starting this week at hrvhs.com.
Middle school track volunteers, coaches needed
Hood River’s head middle school track and field coach, Shawnie Emmons, is assembling resources for the upcoming spring season, set to start March 31 for HRMS and April 1 for Wy’east, with the popular annual HRV Learn-by-Doing Clinic planned for March 8 and a few preseason workouts planned for before spring break. Anyone willing to volunteer is asked to contact Emmons as soon as possible at email@example.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