The Dalles
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Port Of Hood River Plans October Single-Lane Bridge Closures

The Port of Hood River says roadway asphalt repairs at the Oregon approach and bi-annual bridge deck maintenance welding will prompt several single-lane closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge this month.  Bridge users should plan for delays or seek alternate routes from Monday at 8 p.m. to Tuesday at 2 a.m. for the asphalt work at the Oregon approach.  Welding crews will be on the bridge for maintenance of its deck the weeks of October 21 and October 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.  Flaggers will direct traffic around the work zones in all cases.  Port officials advise motorists to expect delays and drive slowly for worker safety.

October 10 Prep Sports Roundup


Hood River Valley 54, Putnam 40:  Trenton Hughes scored five touchdowns, four on passes by Ryan Gray, as the injury-depleted Eagles outscored the Kingsmen.

The Dalles 54, Woodburn 18:  The Riverhawks rolled up 520 yards of offense, as Okean Green ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns, while Gabe Helseth passed for 122 yards and two scores.


Girls Soccer

Hood River Valley 4, The Dalles 1:  HRV scored three goals in the second half to remain unbeaten in the Intermountain Conference.  Abby McCormack scored twice for the Eagles, while Vanesa Preciado and Mira Olson added goals for HRV.  Zara Voodre had the Riverhawk tally.

Columbia 2, Seton Catholic 0

LaCenter 4, Stevenson 2



LaCenter def. Stevenson 25-7, 25-3, 25-6

Columbia def. Seton Catholic 3 sets to 2

Dufur def. Arlington 3 sets to 1

South Wasco def. Condon 15-25, 25-20, 25-8, 25-12


Cross Country

Goldendale topped College Place and Zillah in an SCAC meet in Zillah.  Ellie Rising and Kimberly Chestnut had a one-two finish for the Timberwolves in the girls’ race with Goldendale claiming six of the top seven finishers.  Goldendale took fourth through eighth in the boys’ race, led by Sterling Beasley in fourth.

Harvest Fest Starts Friday

The Hood River Valley Harvest Festival opens on Friday for its three-day run.  Farmers, artisan food producers, wineries, cideries and artists from the region will be gathered at the Waterfront Event Site for the 37th annual event.   Kate Schroeder of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce says Friday will see opportunities for local residents and seniors to get a head start on the anticipated tourists coming in over the weekend.  Seniors will be admitted for just $4 on Friday, while local residents on Friday will be admitted for $7.  Regular admission prices on Saturday and Sunday will be $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, with kids under 12 free.  The festival runs from 1 p.m. to  6 p.m. Friday, and will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Complete event details are available at hoodriver.org.


October 9 Prep Sports Roundup

Cross Country

Trout Lake was first and Columbia second in the boys’ team standings at the Estacada Invitational.  Justin Peck won the race for Trout Lake, which had four of the top nine finishers.  Dylan Beneventi of CHS was fifth, and Horizon Christian’s Josiah Sohal was sixth.  In the girls’ run Trout Lake was second to Stayton with Columbia third and Horizon Christian fifth.  Columbia’s Joules Hope was top runner from the area in third place, with Myana Stock of Trout Lake fourth and Adoree Schlegal of Horizon Christian sixth.



Ridgeview def. Hood River Valley 25-6, 25-13, 25-10

D21 Doing Outreach For Student Success Act

North Wasco County School District 21 is continuing to progress on its community outreach for Student Success Act funding.  The state mandates districts go through an outreach process to determine the best use for the funds that would come from the Act that was approved by the 2019 Legislature, which for D-21 can provide two million dollars per year.  Superintendent Candy Armstrong says the state has asked districts to solicit feedback from various citizen groups.  D-21 also needs to finish its Continuous Improvement Plan finished by December.  The Hood River County School District will hold a “community conversation” on the Student Success Act on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School.

Time To Get A Flu Shot

It is time to think about getting a flu shot.  Trish Elliott of the Hood River County Health Department says they will doing public clinics once again this year, and that schedule will be available soon.  But she notes with most pharmacies providing flu vaccine, it’s becoming easier for people to get their shots.  Elliott reminds people to wash hands frequently, cough into your elbow and not your hands, sleep well, stay hydrated, and stay home when sick to help prevent the spread of flu germs.

East Scenic Sewer Project Starts Thursday

Work on the East Scenic Sanitary Sewer Project in The Dalles begins Thursday.   The project will take place on East Scenic Street between East 16th and Jefferson Streets.  East Scenic will be closed to motorists on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout construction, which is scheduled to end on November 27.  The street will remain to open traffic on evenings and weekends, and local residents will still have access to their homes.  Detour routes to get to Columbia Gorge Community College and Sorosis Park will use East 19th and Jefferson, as well as East 16th and East 14th to Terrace Drive.

October 8 Prep Sports Roundup

Boys Soccer

Hood River Valley 3, Pendleton 1:  The Eagles remain the lone unbeaten team in the Intermountain Conference with the victory.

The Dalles 4, Redmond 2:  Fabian Canchola scored two goals while Andy Lopez added a tally and assisted on the other three Riverhawk goals to move The Dalles to 3-1 in the IMC heading into a matchup with HRV on Friday at 6 p.m. at Hood River’s Henderson Stadium.


Girls Soccer

Hood River Valley 5, Pendleton 0:  Mira Olson and Vanesa Preciado scored two goals each to help HRV remain atop the Intermountain Conference at 4-0.

The Dalles 1, Redmond 0:  Courtney Hert’s late goal gave The Dalles the win, and moved them to 3-1 in IMC play as they host first place Hood River Valley tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Castle Rock 4, Columbia 2

Seton Catholic 4, Stevenson 1

LaSalle (Yakima) 11, Goldendale 0



The Dalles def. Crook County 25-14, 25-20, 25-21

South Wasco def. Sherman 26-28, 25-23, 26-24, 25-18

Castle Rock def. Columbia 3 games to 0

Seton Catholic def. Stevenson 25-14, 25-18, 25-14

Klickitat-Glenwood def. Trout Lake 25-15, 25-23, 17-25, 25-14

Lyle-Wishram def. Bickleton 25-20, 25-23, 25-15

Goldendale def. LaSalle (Yakima) 25-22, 15-25, 26-24, 25-19:  The Timberwolves win a matchup of SCAC West unbeaten.



TD Council Talks LUDO Amendments

The Dalles City Council held a worksession Monday evening on proposed amendments to the City’s Land Use and Development Ordinance in preparation for an anticipated public hearing on October 28.  Community Development Director Steve Harris says the changes range from technical in nature to using common sense, and some are to meet state requirements.  Planning staff has recommended deferring action on the affordable housing section until a guide that is referred to in the amendments can be drafted.  The plan is to bring the affordable housing ordinance changes and the guide at one time in order for them to be evaluated together.  Harris noted The Dalles is seeing only about a half of the homes constructed each year that would be necessary to meet demand.


HR County Commission Starts Service Prioritization Exercise

The Hood River County Commission conducted a worksession Monday as it begins the process of putting together a prioritization of 88 county services to reflect the community importance of each of them.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel had made the suggestion to put together the list as the County faces budget cuts if new revenue cannot be developed.  Hecksel says the services were given raw scores by all of the Commissioners and were not put into absolute rankings.  Topping the scores after Monday’s worksession were law enforcement, managing the county forest, maternal and child health, operation of the regional jail, and tax collection.  Hecksel says the Commission’s next step is to discuss the prioritization as a group, and that will take place at the Commission’s October 21 meeting.