Stories for June 2012


Saturday, June 30

Quiet visitor packs potent question for Cascade Locks

A soft-spoken, retired librarian from Michigan arrived in Oregon on June 24 to bring with her a giant-sized and common-sense message: “Buyer beware.”

Letters to the Editor for June 30, 2012 print edition

Protect young eyes at library, Time for discussion on library porn viewing, Revisionist history in Cascade Locks, Grow pears not park, more...

Editorial: Not if, but when during fire season

July 4 brings the five-year anniversary of the Frankton fire, in fact. With July 4 comes the double-whammy of dry ground fuels and fireworks. Don’t be deceived by the Ranger District fire danger level pointing to “low” and the green section of the highway sign.

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HRV swimmers ‘treated like royalty’ at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Hood River Valley Swim Team standout Scott Bergstrom traveled to Omaha, Neb., this week to compete in the USA Swimming Olympic Trials

Saturday, June 2

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Great Story: Gump-tion wins Mr. HRV

Story Heath McKee wins annual Hood River Valley High School talent/variety show

Story Heath-McKee channeled the geek in all of us on his way to Mr. HRV victory Thursday. The Hood River Valley High School senior used his lanky 6-2 frame and short-cropped hair to evoke the spirit of Forrest Gump, made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film.

Waterfront clash continues

Opposition group granted preliminary injunction on appeal fee, fight with city looms

The battle between Friends of the Hood River Waterfront and the City of Hood River is moving forward on two fronts.


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