Hood River News this month welcomes some new faces and bids “farewell” to a news staff member.
Love those courts.
You might be drinking tea; Enjoy July 4 in White Salmon; Kite curious?
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The value of vaccinating more children and young adults for influenza is being seriously underestimated, experts say in a new report. Conventional wisdom and historic vaccine programs previously concentrated on the elderly and those at higher risk of death and serious complications.
Though it’s no game, call it “Cops and Talkers” in Hood River on June 19.
Lots of good news; Check facts on marijuana; Service fees vs. government; Say ‘my pleasure’
Gun safety revisited, rescue the elephents, danger and disrespect
Share the road. This is the time of year when awareness of that concept is more important than ever. With summer’s arrival, more and more bicyclists will be recreating, commuting and competing aboard two-wheeled transport. This is magnified by the fact that school will be out on June 12, putting more kids on the road at more hours of the day.
Fox tells the whole story, Memorial Day thanks, give to tennis courts, kudos to HR supply, new life in old gym, more...
Encouraging news can be drawn from the May 28 school budget committee meeting regarding the fate of the Community Education program. (Story, page A1.) While officially the county-wide program seems on tenuous terms, it has several things going for it looking ahead to 2013-14: First, the committed and impassioned leadership of director John Rust, who in three years at the helm has redefined of Community Ed and accommodated the major expansion of its role by taking on middle school sports programs.
As an eighth-grade teacher at Wy’east Middle School and parent of former WYMS and HRMS students, I’d like to respond to the recent comments about how to make Wy’east Middle school more “appealing” (Our readers write, May 22). Because the question was asked in a way that implies that Wy’east is lacking in appeal, the focus has inevitably been directed on comparisons between Hood River Middle School and Wy’east, reflecting poorly on Wy’east.
The biggest provider of landline telephone and Internet service in Oregon wants regulators to let it pare back utility pole maintenance to one-fifth of its current requirement as a cost-cutting measure. In a May 22 Willamette Week article entitled “Down to the wire,” CenturyLink is reported to have asked the Oregon Public Utility Commission to put off routine maintenance of utility poles to 10 years; five times the currently mandated two years.
On Saturday, May 18, over 80 local residents braved the cool, windy, and rainy spring weather at Jackson Park to attend our fifth annual Heart of Hospice Butterfly Release to honor the loss of their loved ones. For many of the participants, this was not their first Butterfly Release. Our Youth Heart of Hospice volunteers (YoHOHs) were on hand to face-paint the children and to pass out the butterflies. The YoHOHs are teen volunteers from Hood River Valley High School.
Despite high gas prices, this year’s Memorial Day weekend is expected to pull high numbers of drivers onto the roads. May all travelers get away and home again safely this weekend and any time they hit the road. What happened on I-5 north of Seattle Thursday is a testament to the unexpected: A freeway bridge collapsed, with three cars falling into the Skagit River below. Miraculously, no one died.