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Cuts and reductions increase the importance of public involvement

We are looking at a fairly bleak funding picture for Hood River County School District in 2014-15.

Bravo, Follies: See it for a night of fun for a good cause

Lions Follies is not the same old song and dance.

Learning list: Community Ed catalog opens many doors

One of the community’s best resources for planning spring and summer events is the new catalog, hot off the press, from Hood River Community Education.

On Letters: Keep them coming

Readers often ask, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Water wise: Snowpack news is good, but conservation is better

Word that snowpack levels in the Pacific Northwest mountains have returned to near-normal levels is encouraging, indeed.

People will talk: Be ready for wide ‘societal debate’ during narrow ‘pot’ deliberation

Hood River Mayor Arthur Babitz spoke Monday of the “societal debate” that is likely to come from any future discussion of marijuana dispensary registration that comes before City Council.

Grad Party: June 6 will be here before you know it

Want to gain a new connection to the Hood River education system?

Register: Few candidates, numerous voters?

The sparse slate on the May 20 Primary Election for Hood River County is either a confirmation of the work of the incumbents or a suggestion that more attention should have been paid to the fact that the elected positions are up to a vote.

On letters: Keep them coming

Readers often ask, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Dusty but open: As projects reach peak, keep businesses in mind

The commanding voice called “Keep moving!” to a motorist who was rounding a corner on the Heights Monday.

May Primary: The season is upon us

Seasons change, or keep cycling around, and so it is with the next season.

Heights detours: The reader boards were there and gone, but the project is a go ...

The city waterline replacement project’s long creep toward town reaches a critical point starting as early as Monday: Look for excavation and closure of Belmont at 12th and 13th, the only junction directly connecting downtown and the north area of the Heights with the commercial and residential areas of the south Heights.

On to State: Recognizing all winter efforts

Athletes and scholars from Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School are on their way, or fresh back from, state competition in a variety of pursuits. It has been a productive winter for swimmers, wrestlers, skiers, snowboarders, hoopsters, robotics competitors and recitors.

Robotics rule: A blue ribbon effort – with infrared

Congratulations to the Hood River Valley High School FTC robotics team, which has now established a Northwest presence, following its victory at the Idaho State First Technology Challenge event on Feb. 15.

Kids Today: A ‘Soup’ and play show strengths of our youth

Hmmm ... these young people today.

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