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Prep Sports Roundup For November 4

Oregon Class 5-A Girls Soccer First Round
Hood River Valley 2, Wilsonville 1, overtime:  Claire Davies scored with five minutes left in the second overtime to lift the Eagles into the 5-A quarter-finals.  Mona Diaz scored the other goal for HRV in the first half.  The Eagles will visit top-ranked Putnam, a 4-0 winner in round one over Crater, for a quarter-final match on Saturday.
Southwest Washington Class 1-A District Girls Soccer First Round
Eatonville 4, Columbia 0:  The loss brings the Bruins’ season to an end.

Legislative/Judicial Races

Washington 14th District House Pos. 1:  Norm Johnson 14,020…Michael Brumback 10,368

Washington 14th District House Pos. 2:  Gina McCabe 17,229…Paul George 7,532

Oregon State Senate Dist. 26:  Chuck Thomsen 16,669…Robert Bruce 12,748

Oregon State House Dist. 52:  Mark Johnson 9,495…Stephanie Nystrom 8,434

Seventh District Circuit Court Judge:  Karen Ostrye 10,347…Tim Farrell 3,371

Hood River County Election Results

Hood River Mayor:  Paul Blackburn 1,716…Greg Colt 837

Hood River City Council (top 3 win election):  Becky Brun 1,302…Susan  Johnson 1,037…Peter Cornelison 941…Tim Counihan 929…David Bick 779…Bob Palmer 735…Joseph Sheahan 538

Westside Fire District Operating Levy:  Yes 1,274…No 1,161

Cascade Locks EMS Service Fee:  Yes 248…No 146

Wasco County Election Results

County Commissioner:  Rod Runyon 4,612…Bridget Bailey 3,696

The Dalles City Council At-Large:  Taner Elliott 3,002…Carolyn Wood 1,417

The Dalles City Council Position 3:  Russ Brown 2,514…Bill Dick 1,164

Maupin Mayor:  Frank Kay 129…Karen Dupuis 99

Maupin City Council (3 elected):  Lynn Ewing 165…Randy Bechtel 164…Carol Rager 162…Scott Anderson 73…Joe Ringo 64

Skamania County Election Results

After Tuesday’s election:

County Commissioner #3:  Bob Hamlin 1,824…Bob Anderson 1,307

Auditor:  Robert Waymire 1,949…BreAnna Mendoza 1,143

PUD Commissioner #3:  Liz Green 1,584…Thomas Linde 1, 342

Skamania County Metropolitan District:  Against 930…For 625

Klickitat County Election Results

After Tuesday night’s count:

Commissioner: David Sauter 3,123…Mike Richards 1,530
Prosecutor: David Quesnel 2,819…Lori Hoctor 2,197
Sheriff: Bob Songer 2,599…Marc Boardman 2,325
Assessor: Crista Schroder 2,803…Darlene Johnson 2,075
Mt. Adams Parks and Rec: No 1,525…Yes 1,056
West District Court Judge: Jeff Baker 1,635…Dave Brown 461
PUD Commissioner: Dan Gunkel 2,559…Sherry Carver 2,229

Search For Escapee Continues

A search continues for a man who escaped from the Klickitat County Jail Monday morning.  Klickitat County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Kaley says several leads regarding Charles W. Loyd that were reported to them after his escape…but they have had no success in locating him.  Loyd…also known as Charles W. Foley…was incarcerated on kidnapping, robbery, burglary, assault, and theft of a firearm charges.  An arrest warrant for Escape in the Second Degree was issued Tuesday by the Klickitat County Superior Court for Loyd’s arrest.  Loyd is described as a 38-year-old white male, six feet tall, weighing about 230 pounds, with brown eyes.  If you have any information as to Loyd’s whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency…the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office at (509)773-4455…or the Sheriff’s tip line at 877-288-1926.  Kaley added people should not attempt to contact or apprehend Loyd.


Time To Submit Your Ballot

Time is running out to submit your ballot in the 2014 general election.  In Oregon, ballots must be in County election offices or designated drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Wasco County voters should take their ballots to the County Courthouse on 511 Washington Street in The Dalles or to Maupin City Hall.  In Hood River County ballots can be taken to the County Administration Building at 601 State Street in Hood River or to Cascade Locks City Hall.  Washington voters need to have their ballots postmarked by Tuesday.  The Klickitat County Courthouse in Goldendale will be open Tuesday evening until 8 p.m. for ballot submissions, while drop boxes are available at the Dallesport Community Center, Lyle Lions Club, Roosevelt School, White Salmon Pioneer Center, at Park Place in Wishram, and in Klickitat at Highway 142 at Depot Park.  Skamania County ballots can be taken to the Auditor’s Office or the north side entrance of the County Courthouse in Stevenson, Carson Transit Station, Underwood Community Center, Little Church of the Valley in Stabler, and near North Bonneville City Hall.

Pacific Power Warns Of Phone Scam

Pacific Power is warning the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Hood River area where imposters posing as customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.   Scammers call residential or small business customers claiming to be from their local electric company and demand payment for overdue bills, at times telling the intended victim that they need to pay a special deposit for a new meter installation, and ask for immediate payment by credit card, calling another number, or purchasing a pre-paid card and calling back with the code.  Pacific Power officials say they do not this, and when they contact a customer, the representative will always have the customer’s account number.   Even then, if a customer is concerned about the validity of the call, it is always appropriate to let the caller know you prefer to call them back at the utility’s published customer service number.   Pacific Power can be reached any time toll free at 1-888-221-7070.  Anyone receiving such calls or other forms of contact regarding their utility account or bill is encouraged to pay close attention to any information – such as the phone number they are asked to call, a number that appears on caller ID, an address where they’re told to send money- and to report the incident to local police and Pacific Power, or their utility provider.

Good Tourism Season For Hood River

With October in the rearview mirror, the main tourism season in Hood River has wrapped up, and it appears it was a busy and fruitful year for local businesses.  Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Glover says the evidence indicates it was a good year, with transient room tax collections up significantly from past years.  And another busy stretch may be just around the corner.  Hood River Holidays activities are planned beginning December 5, and Glover notes that has grown in popularity since its inception just a few years ago.



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