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Hood River Valley Eagles are 2014 Class 5A state champs

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeats Woodburn 2-0 to claim first state soccer title in school history

In a thrilling end to a perfect season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Woodburn 2-0 Saturday to claim the 2014 OSAA 5A state championship and finish the season with an unblemished 18-0 record.

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Canine Can-Do: Adopt A Dog takes on pooch influx, seeks public’s help

A chance meeting this summer at Starbucks, between Hood River Adopt A Dog shelter coordinator Janette Skarda and Jan and Tom Short of Wenatchee, Wash., lead to a recent influx of five dogs at the Hukari Animal Shelter, located in Odell.

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MHM rescinds park and ride application

Meadows cites public concern as influence on resort’s decision

Mt. Hood Meadows administrators say they have decided to rescind the resort’s application to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood after hearing numerous concerns from the public about the proposal during a Hood River County Planning Commission meeting last week.

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Steaming Greeting

There is drama in vapor: this photo of a misty isle, aka Wells Island, in the Columbia just northwest of Hood River, shows that the wonder of nature is worth getting up for at 8 a.m. on a Sunday.

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Cliffhanger Cooperation

Teamwork and training pay off as Crag Rats and plenty of friends rescue runaway youth

Summertime training came in handy in wintry conditions last week on a Hood River cliff’s edge.

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    Honoring Veterans

    On a beautiful Saturday morning, the Youth of Heart of Hospice YoHOH’s, both Hood River and The Dalles clubs, visited the Oregon Veterans Home/OVH in The Dalles for an early Veterans Day celebration.

    Students advance in International Lions Peace Poster contest

    Silvia Sankari, a 7th grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez, a 6th grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist School, Nolan Ryan, a 6th grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Ashlyn Robinson, a 6th grade student at Wy’east Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club

    Tree of Remembrance returns Dec. 11

    Anderson’s Tribute Center and Providence Hood River Hospice of the Gorge will hold the annual Tree of Remembrance Memorial on Dec. 11, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. at Anderson’s, located at 1401 Belmont Avenue in Hood River.

    Survivors of Suicide Loss Day observed on Nov. 22

    A local Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held in The Dalles on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles campus Board Room, 400 E. Scenic Dr., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    How to Help, updated for Nov. 22

    Warming shelter, Hood River Care Center, Share the Warmth, FISH Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child, The Christmas Project

Sports

    Sports Briefs for Nov. 22

    HR wrestling fundraiser dinner Nov. 23; Turkey trot on Thanksgiving; more

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    HRV water polo finishes second at state

    Team graduates one senior, looks ahead to bigger and better next year

    Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo capped its breakthrough season last weekend with a trip to the Oregon High School Water Polo Association’s 5A state finals in Corvallis.

    Kegler's Corner: 3 Fingers Deep takes Industrial League title

    A whole lot of shaking was going on last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. First-round team action was completed in two bowling leagues. This is an important step in the season, as the winning teams have now qualified to bowl in their respective league championship final matches held at the end of the season.

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    HRVST swimmers take top honors at Fall Invitational

    Hood River Valley Swim Team competed in the PAC Fall Invitational Meet in Portland earlier this month at the Dishman Community Center Pool in Portland. Highlighting the HRVST Ospreys at the meet was 10-year-old Sarah Arpag, who took top honors in her age group by winning the Hi Point Award after finishing first in the 100 free and 200 free events and second in the 50 free and 50 breast.

    Hawks Madness Friday night

    Horizon Christian School is hosting its second annual Hawks Madness and Cake Raffle at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the school’s Mark Boyden Gymnasium.

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