Thanks for the Lions pyro show; public caution remains a high need
An explosive Fourth of July celebration yielded, gratefully, no major fires in thanks to cool weather and the vigilance of fire crews, and despite the bone-headed behavior of some people using illegal fireworks.
“Hit by penny candy, amused by a mouse, hit by a runaway stroller …”
The obscure sport of Parking Your Age may be on its last legs, but with my birthday a month ago I got back into it.
Letters for July 2, 2017
Clarification; New tradition; Respect freedom
Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. (details on page A5) as just one part of First Friday, which features the STEM fair postponed from a month ago, two art openings, and plenty more happening downtown.
Union Pacific’s poor stewardship of the tracks as revealed by federal findings and the ominous likelihood of another derailment, worse than the one at Mosier June 3, points simply to the need to end oil train travel through the Gorge.
If there is any positive outcome to the Mosier oil train derailment on June 3, it is that many more people are asking the right questions about oil trains traveling along the Columbia River and through our communities. These are questions that challenge our complacency and call for us to stand up for our values as residents of the Columbia Gorge.
For the last six months, Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District has partnered with us, Hood River Valley Residents Committee, to explore the feasibility of creating a new 20-acre community park at the corner of Fairview and Belmont, catty corner from Westside Elementary School.
Hood River County voters made history in the May 17 election.
See history live; Need answers; more
‘Not for sale’; Thoughts; Precautions; Protect Gorge; Be reasonable
The Mosier train derailment on June 3 was a terrible accident. But from the accident, we have learned many valuable things. As the members of the Oregon House who represent the Gorge region in Salem, it was especially instructive for us to be able to witness first-hand how legislation passed in the 2015 session impacted the reaction to events that occurred that weekend
A general sense of gratitude must go out to the volunteer elected officials, and usually underpaid appointed ones, serving special taxing districts, for the tasks they have agreed to do: making small, medium and large decisions, usually without much recognition, attention, praise or criticism.
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