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.

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Fire Watch: Red flag reminds us to keep our guards up

The Gorge is in red flag watch status.

Mosier 100: Centennial provides wide appeal

The community of Mosier celebrates 100 years this weekend.

Big picnic: Celebrate the Park on Sunday

Danger Zones, Update: Better Safety on Sherman

The park is finished, time to celebrate.

Labor Day: Sept. 1 is WWII’s 75th anniversary

Danger Zone: Slow down on Fairview Drive

Labor Day is more than a day for barbecues and the last day of school vacation. Coming on the first Monday in September, it is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

2014-15: Schedule changes mark the start of a fresh school year

Friday’s Blue-Gold night started the school year off well.

Sign Code: ‘Signs, signs, everywhere a yard sign …’

Election Filing: Monday’s the final day

What if all your hard-earned garage sale proceeds went to paying off a city fine for those signs you illegally stuck on power poles?

Editorial: The sweet Looking beyond the bitter

This is the season of the bittersweet. Minds are on the return to school, a fact favored by parents and regretted by most kids. This is the time of year when wind sports enthusiasts are still looking for a good ride, but typically see glassy water. The lack of moving air aggravates the already warm temperatures.

Filing time: Candidates needed in Hood River and Cascade Locks

Flags Lowered: Firefighter Matthew Goodnature

Gentle reminder, for anyone who’s ever considered a run for local public office.

Teen health: This month, schedule a checkup and clearance for sports

Those “Back to School” sale signs are not the only thing telling us that the school season is on its way back.

River Psychology: Vigil, exhibit put focus on our environment

The recent musical presented by CAST, “Urinetown,” odd title aside, served as a playful, yet pointed, commentary on human resistance to sustainable practices.

On Letters: Keep them coming — clarified

We know of a major retailer that has begun soliciting residents who would like to write letters to the editor on its behalf.