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On Letters: Keep them coming, keep them shorter

At the end of this month we will publish our annual list of all the people who have written letters to “Our Readers Write” in the past year.

Two meetings: College board should take comments

Two public meetings on vital topics happen on Tuesday.

Food needed: Now is the time to give to FISH

Our occasional “Meals with Meaning” features have lately given us the chance to inform the community of a number of community service efforts based on or around food.

Neighborly: Meadows deserves credit for decision

Mid-November, when most of us “think snow,” is a time of hope and anticipation of that return to hill, and the exhilaration and camaraderie of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes and trails of Mt. Hood and environs.

Rolling with a punch: Snowstorm didn’t hit as hard as the next one likely will

Did the snow step into our ring and act like a sparring partner?

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Thank You, Veterans

The tolling of the bell served as a fitting start to Tuesday’s Veterans Day service at Anderson Tribute Center. Boy Scout Emilio Castenada rang a bell 11 times — for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, when the Armistice of World War I was signed — that moment that stands for the honor we give to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Ski parking: Meadows should explore all options

As the county’s largest employer, Mt. Hood Meadows is right to be looking for ways to meet its overall needs, serve its employees and clients alike.

Christmas Project: Never too early to help

This is the post-Halloween zone when plans are made for Thanksgiving and even Christmas holidays. But some folks won’t have much for the holidays. The Hood River community has always stepped up to fill the gap through the giving campaign known as Hood River Christmas Project.

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Time to vote: A right of passage

Remember to vote by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Editorial: Time to listen, vote, and, yes, write

Ballots go out Friday, meaning decision time is near for the Oregon General Election. Vote by Nov. 4, and have the confidence you have fulfilled a true act of volunteerism.

Fire Prevention: This is the week to focus on home readiness in case of disaster

From the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) comes one of the simplest tips for safety in the home.

On letters: Keep them coming

A word of encouragement, a word of caution.

Helping Hands: Revived pie contest helps put spotlight on the problem of domestic violence

The organizer of “Eat Dessert First,” Brian Shortt, likes to say, “There is no such thing as a bad pie.”

Felicitations, United Way

The Sept. 18 French-themed fundraiser, Midnight in Paris, yielded about $100,000 (it will probably go higher — the money’s still being counted) in what would likely be the largest amount raised at a single event in Hood River history.

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Danger Zone:6th and Sherman

Not so sure, man

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.