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Audition: an intimidating word for what is an enjoyable community experience

Editor's Notebook

My first foray into community theater happened nearly nine years ago when I was asked to be in a production of “Our Town” in which community members were cast in the roles matching their real-life jobs.

Letters to the Editor for June 3

Positive leadership; No Arctic drilling; more

Congratulations, graduates: the education continues

Congratulations, Class of 2015, as you prepare to step forth and accept your diplomas.

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Planks for the memories: ‘Park Your Age’ folly fills its last space

Editor's Notebook

It’s been 57 years since the creation of Velcro and I know of a 57-year-old man who defines sticking to it.

Letters to the Editor for May 30

Committed to serve; Job well done

Editor's Notebook: Travel writers are forever passing the basalt in flavoring this place

News that Sunset magazine gave Hood River its “Best Adventure Town” award was welcome indeed, and deserved, given our “startling breadth of experiences.”

Young Voices: Exploring the nation through women’s wrestling

Over spring break, I went on a trip to visit colleges that offered women’s wrestling. While I was touring around Missouri and Kentucky, I learned about a tournament called Body Bar National Women’s Wrestling Tournament that is in Dallas, Texas.

Letters to the Editor for May 27

Thank you, friends, agencies; Whose water right?; more

HRV athletes: Track and baseball shine

Blood Drive Donors help prevent seasonal shortage

Congratulations and good luck wishes go to the Hood River Valley High School track and field and baseball teams, and to Horizon Christian School athletes.

Young Voices: Let’s lead the way in ending plastic bag use

I am writing this letter to request your assistance in creating a plastic bag ban or fee in Hood River. I believe it would positively affect our city in a variety of ways.

Letters to the Editor for May 23

Yes to Nestle; False promises; Reporting needed; more

Memorial Day: Take a moment Monday, in honored remembrance

Saluting our fallen can happen in many forms.

Letters to the Editor for May 20

Vote Kopecky; America in decline; Taglines; more

The ’15 for 15’: This challenge helps our grads

Flags Lowered: Cpl. Ben Lee Brown

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ANOTHER VOICE: Partnerships focus on ensuring youth are safe and successful

Over the last two and a half years, I have had the distinct honor of being part of a group of dedicated community volunteers and partners focusing on one common goal, the well being of the children in our community. In that time, an incredible amount of work has been done and milestones achieved. Through funding provided Casey Family Programs and a series of grants, the Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative has focused their attention on several areas that have the most substantial impact on the success of youth in our community.