Columbia Gorge Community College’s Indian Creek campus in Hood River is closed today due to a police investigation. CGCC spokesman Dan Spatz confirmed Hood River Police are conducting an investigation there, but added there is no threat or danger to students or other members of the public. Spatz says the campus will remain closed the rest of the day. He added further information will be released as it becomes available.
The Port of Hood River is going out to bid for on a project to do additional pedestrian and bicycle trail connection improvements around the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Hood River. Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says it will go out to bid in early January. McElwee notes the bridge was built in the eighties, and this project will provide some more options for bicyclists and pedestrians. McElwee says the challenge from that will result in a rerouting of the planned pedestrian/bicycle pathway along the waterfront going north along the Spit and connecting up to the new access road to the planned Naito hotel project at the Nichols Basin.
The Wasco County Economic Development Commission and Mid-Columbia Economic Development District will host a forum called “Web Works – Anywhere” on Wednesday to highlight local businesses using broadband effectively to support their business models. It’s part of an effort by the Q-Life Network, Wasco County, and the City of The Dalles to make area businesses more aware of their broadband options. A community college instructor, a non-profit director, and a business owner will all give examples of using high-speed Internet to connect with customers and communities. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Maison de Glace at 208 Laughlin Street in The Dalles. Those who would like to attend should call MCEDD at 541-296-2266.
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline to sign up for the November 28 Starlight Parade to the end of this week. The deadline had been Monday, but Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says after last week’s disruptive weather they wanted to make sure anyone who wants to take part in the parade has a chance to do so. Parade applications are available on-line at thedalleschamber.com, at the Chamber office on 404 West 2nd, or call 541-296-2231. Farquharson says they usually have about 25 to 30 entries in the Starlight Parade.
Oregon Class 5-A Boys Soccer Championship
Hood River Valley 2, Woodburn 0: Late goals by Gio Magana and Alex Gutierrez lifted the Hood River Valley Eagles to a 2-0 win over Woodburn and their first Oregon Class 5-A Boys’ Soccer Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday. Woodburn actually had the better of play for most of the game, but Magana broke a scoreless tie by converting off a long pass from Uriel Torres with under 13 minutes to play. The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game when they were awarded a penalty kick, but Irineo Guzman hit the left goal post, and then chipped the rebound over the net. Gutierrez scored the insurance goal off a long clearance by Magana with under five minutes to play. HRV finishes the season 18-0, the first undefeated and untied team in Oregon high school boys’ soccer since McLoughlin in 2006.
Oregon Class 5-A Water Polo Championship
Summit 14, Hood River Valley 1: The Eagles finish second at the state tournament, reaching the title game with a 12-8 victory over Marist. HRV’s Myles Cameron and Stan Ochesky received first team all-tournament honors, Russell Grim was named to the second team, and Arthur Finstad received honorable mention.
Oregon Class 1-A Football Quarter-Finals
Sherman 50, Lowell 44: The Huskies knocked off the top-ranked eight-man football team in the state to earn a semi-final matchup with Camas Valley this coming Saturday at 4 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Dufur 72, Wallowa 20: The Rangers rolled to the semis, where they will face Adrian this Saturday at 6 p.m. in Hermiston.
Washington Class 1-B Football First Round
Lummi 52, Lyle-Wishram 0
Washington Class 1-B Volleyball Tournament
Klickitat finished eighth after splitting four matches at the Yakama SunDome. The Vandals were swept by Pomeroy in the opening round, but came back to defeat Providence Classical Christian in five games and Republic in three games before losing the fifth place match to Riverside Christian three games to one.
Late goals by Gio Magana and Alex Gutierrez lifted the Hood River Valley Eagles to a 2-0 win over Woodburn and their first Oregon Class 5-A Boys’ Soccer Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday. Woodburn actually had the better of play for most of the game, but Magana broke a scoreless tie by converting off a long pass from Uriel Torres with under 13 minutes to play. The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game when they were awarded a penalty kick, but Irineo Guzman hit the left goal post, and then chipped the rebound over the net. Gutierrez scored the insurance goal off a long clearance by Magana with under five minutes to play. HRV finishes the season 18-0, the first undefeated and untied team in Oregon high school boys’ soccer since McLoughlin in 2006.
Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden is renewing his call for continued improvement of Veterans Administration operations. In a Veterans’ Day video statement Walden says the VA has too often failed to live up to the standards those in uniform deserve, and while reform legislation has been passed and the first steps to implement that bill have taken place, more work needs to be done. Walden announced he is holding a town hall meeting at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Operational testing of the lift span of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge is scheduled for Monday, and it may lead to some traffic delays. Port of Hood River officials say four to six full lifts of the center span will take place on Monday after 9 a.m. Each lift takes about 15 minutes. Traffic control will be provided and efforts will be made to minimize the disruption to traffic flow. But commuters are warned they may want to allow extra time for crossing the bridge on Monday. Those with questions can call the Port of Hood River at 541-386-1645.
Wasco County is seeking to fill some openings on its budget committee that will soon be working on the County’s fiscal plan for fiscal year 2015-16. County Commissioner Scott Hege says six people make up the committee, three of whom are people from the community. He says that panel lays the groundwork for everything the County will do in the upcoming year. Those interested in serving on the Wasco County Budget Committee need to apply by November 28. Application information is available on-line at wascocounty.org.