May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
This is an important and timely hearing. I’m encouraged by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands’ interest in identifying a long-term solution for our federal forest counties and the hardworking people who live there.
The “crookedest carrot” and other delights will be back at the Hood River County Fair this summer.
A stark reality surrounds the pending budget for the Hood River County School District.
Porn prudence; Johnson missing in action?; Waterfront needs you; more
My father was a general contractor, as I am. So I learned at a young age that you can’t build a lasting house without first setting a firm foundation.
As elected officials in the Columbia River Gorge, we are frequently asked to weigh in on projects that affect our local quality of life. Few, however, present such potentially adverse economic and environmental effects as the continuing expansion of coal shipments.
New to the community?
Budget plans disappoint; Kids called to ‘Soup’
On April 22, Oregon celebrates “Environmental Health Specialist Day.” This annually celebrated day occurs every fourth Monday in April to celebrate the hard work performed by environmental health specialists in Oregon and across the country.
Earth Day’s traditional high-profile event in Hood River, Procession of the Species, is in hiatus this year, but plenty of other activities are offered on and around the April 22 observance. (For a full list, see our guide to Blossom Festival and Earth Day events, inserted in this edition.)
Parks need maintenance; Many are concerned; Boxed-up thinking
Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20.
Dustless Gorge; One simple solution; Support forPERS reform; What works?
The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to springtime in Hood River County!
That was the case a couple of weeks ago when about 2,000 Westside fifth graders visited the Hood River News (there really weren’t 2,000, it just seemed that way). They toured our State Street printing plant and then peppered me with questions. The students provided more feedback once back at school, by writing more questions and comments which they then forwarded on to me.