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October 17-18 Prep Sports Scoreboard

Pendleton 55, Hood River Valley 27
Hermiston 75, The Dalles 6
Dufur 52, Sherman 16:  The Rangers take over first place in the Big Sky Conference.
Castle Rock 18, Columbia 7
LaCenter 36, Stevenson 14
Mitchell 48, South Wasco 12
Cle Elum/Roslyn 28, Goldendale 7
Taholah 62, Lyle-Wishram 42
Dufur def. Sherman 3 games to 0
Horizon Christian def. Firm Foundation Christian 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19
Boys Soccer
Horizon Christian 6, City Christian 3

October 16 Prep Sports Scoreboard

Boys Soccer

Hood River Valley 8, Pendleton 0:  Andres Baeza scored a pair of goals while six others added a single tally as the Eagles won their 12th straight game.

Hermiston 4, The Dalles 0:  Hermiston moves to 3-1 in the Columbia River Conference heading into a matchup with first place Hood River Valley on Wednesday.


Girls Soccer

Hood River Valley 4, Pendleton 0:  Sindy Magana had a goal and two assists as the Eagles clinched a share of the Columbia River Conference title.

Hermiston 2,  The Dalles 1:  Hermiston held off a late Riverhawk charge in the final minutes to secure the win.



Pendleton def. The Dalles 25-20, 25-17, 25-21

Hermiston def. Hood River Valley 25-13, 24-26, 25-23, 27-25

LaCenter def. Columbia 25-19, 25-19, 25-19

Seton Catholic def. Stevenson 25-19, 25-14, 25-19

Dufur def. South Wasco 3 games to 0

Sherman def. Horizon Christian 25-16, 25-7, 25-17

Granger def. Goldendale 25-15, 25-3, 25-10


Cross Country

The Dalles girls were second and the boys third at the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton.  Emily Morin had a third place finish in the girls’ race, and Jony Nelson was 11th in the boys’ run.

Dock Grade Road Speed Limit Goes To 30 MPH

White Salmon City Councilors approved upping the speed limit on Dock Grade Road from 25 to 30 miles per hour.  Mayor David Poucher says they had received comments from citizens who said the jump to 30 would be appropriate.  At the top of the road as it comes into the City, the speed limit will go back down to 25 miles per hour.

Streets To Close At Times For State Street Paving

Oak and Front streets in Hood River will be closed from First to State Monday between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. as work begins on paving for the State Street project.  State will be closed at times next week from Front to Sixth, with no parking or traffic allowed as the operation goes down the street.  Those with questions can call project manager Gary Lindemyer at 541-387-5024.

WS Council To Go Out For RFP On Park & Ride Location

The White Salmon City Council has decided to issue a request for proposals to lease a 2,500 square feet of property at the Park and Ride lot near the Hood River Interstate Bridge.  The City had received a $500 a month offer to lease the space for a recreational marijuana dispensary, but received testimony at a Wednesday night hearing from citizens questioning if that amount was a fair price.  Mayor David Poucher says an RFP process will enable a fair price to be established.  Some residents also questioned whether the state would pull funding from the Park and Ride if parking spaces are removed for the location of a building, but Poucher says they have never received a response from the state when the City notified them of the offer.  Poucher adds the Council does not have to grant a lease after the RFP process if it does not want to.

Harvest Fest This Weekend

The 32nd Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Festival is this weekend.  The event is once again headquartered at the Waterfront…and will feature local produce, food products, arts and crafts, and wine, cider, and beer tasting.  Live music is planned throughout the weekend, and the kids zone has been expanded this year to include a bouncy house and face painting.  The Festival will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $6 per day for adults, with kids 12 and under free.  Seniors and active military will be admitted for $3 on Friday and $5 Saturday and Sunday.

Water Line Break In White Salmon

There is a water line break on the 700 block of East Jewett Boulevard in White Salmon.  City officials indicate all water on the south side of Jewett is off until repairs are made.  Crews are on the scene and working on the problem.

Wasco County Commission Gives Go-Ahead To Pursue HAL Property Transfer

After a morning of robust discussion, Wasco County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to proceed with the concept of a property transfer of the Home At Last Humane Society animal shelter property to that organization.  The topic has been long debated, as Home At Last has pushed to acquire the property to better position itself for grant funding.  Wasco County Commission Chair Scott Hege said everyone is trying to get to the same place and help Home At Last.  Hege says the County has some conditions for transferring the property, including ensuring the County and the City of The Dalles continue to have the sheltering function Home At Last has provided, maintaining the revenue from cell phone towers on the land, and not allowing the use of the property as collateral on loans.  An agreement would also include a reversionary clause to return the property to the County should Home At Last cease to operate.  Hege noted there is no timeline to complete a property transfer, but added the issue has been discussed for some time, so he would like to see it proceed as quickly as possible.

Public Help Asked For To Locate Man Missing For 40 Days

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask the public for help as they try to locate a Portland man who has been missing for 40 days.  Joseph Ronald Sizemore has been missing since being contacted on September 7 by deputies for a motorist assist at approximately mile post 17 on the Washougal River Road in rural Skamania County.   Undersheriff Dave Cox says Sizemore is mentally disabled and schizophrenic.  He is described by family as a white male adult, 5’8” and 250 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If anyone has seen Sizemore, they are requested to immediately contact the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 427-9490 extension 0, or call 9-1-1.


HR Urban Renewal Votes To Increase Increment For State Street Restroom Project

The Hood River Urban Renewal Agency voted to collect $36,000 in additional tax increment to allow the State Street restroom project to proceed.  Estimates for the project came in at $256,000, over the $220,000 originally budgeted for it.  The additional funding will allow the restrooms to be located at Third and State to remain in its original design.  Urban Renewal board members also decided to work with the group Art of Community on developing a piece of public art for the facility.  The restrooms are part of the overall State Street urban renewal plan.  In addition, painting of the final lift of State Street is set for next week.



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