Congrats, grads: Scholars excel with help in many directions

Commencement ceremonies are less than a week away. Early June is a time both tense and magical as students (and teachers) bear down on the final business of the school year and preparations for the ceremonies themselves.

Memorial Day: ‘We need to think about how to respond’

Organizers and speakers in Monday’s Memorial Day observance struck the right tone with the combination of solemn tribute, history lesson, and community gathering. Children, teens and adults of all ages were involved in the 90-minute event, attended by more than 400 people at Idlewilde Cemetery.

Eagle Boys: Congratulations to Barajas, Kennedy, and all of Eagle track and field

When the seniors toss their caps at next month’s graduation ceremonies at Henderson Field, if they find one flung all the way to Indian Creek Road they’ll know whose it is.

Yes to School Bond

No increase in taxes, but big increase in value for students and community Hood River County School District facilities serve our children, and serve the community in general.

No on 14-55: But not a ‘yes’ to Nestlé

The folks who worked to get Measure 14-55 on the ballot deserve credit for action based on concern, and they raise important questions about resource use and the scope of decisions made by government in the interest of business.

Water in Cascade Locks: Move the meeting, please

The water question in Cascade Locks is a prime example for a need for a change of venue.

Commanding Support: Congratulations to World-bound Occam’s Razor robotics team

Don’t call it remote control: these kids are in command.

Flags lowered: Victims of the attack in Brussels

Gov. Kate Brown ordered on Tuesday that all flags at Oregon public institutions be flown at half-mast until sunset on Saturday, March 26 as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

STR progress: Commission gets down to business, should retrace steps on sub-renter idea

Slow, but specific, progress was made in Monday’s Planning Commission continued hearing on short term rental (STR) regulations. The commission meets again April 4 to continue deliberations on what is a laborious, minutiae-filled process.

Editor's Notebook: Is Duke a four-gone conclusion? Will Ducks get blue in the face?

Bracket-heads used four-letter words over the weekend.

Project Graduation: Now is the time to offer to help an important community effort

Yes, that is Spring Break sneaking up on us.

Look upon it: Hate crimes in our community

Flags Lowered: First Lady Nancy Reagan

Among the forgiving words of Kozen Sampson are these: “You never think it will happen in your neighborhood and affect you personally. How many of us have let these things go by, even if just in our own mind, having these kind of thoughts rather than taking people as they come.”

Editor's Notebook: Getting back to that letter-a-day affix-tion

Just as I did in 2003 and in 2005, I am writing a letter a day.

Razor’s Edge: HRVHS robotics team success speaks well for the entire program

The good news about local robotics comes with a handy lesson in Latin.


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