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Code Up: Good decision at the county

Hood River County’s decision to fund a code enforcement officer is a good one for its citizens.

Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

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

On Letters: Keep them coming

We are often asked, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Flags Lowered: Reynolds High School, Seattle Pacific University shootings

Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 17.

Talk Trolley

Talk about an intriguing rollout.

Fire Watch: Hot times ahead

Round one is over.

Our guns: What will we do next?

No matter the time or place, a shooting in a school or other public place is an event that touches us all.

aka Independence Day: Anyone can help in the celebration

Graduation’s past, school’s about to let out, what’s next?

Good Luck, Class of ‘14

Several versions of a video to Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy,” helped define the 2013-14 school year at Hood River Valley High School.

Welcome, Hood2River: A big day, from snow to sand

There’s a big event this weekend that’s all downhill — in a good way.

Safety blitz: Let enforcement raise our awareness

We all know what to do.

Before Memorial Day

The observance before us on Monday is many things to many people: a day off, a break from school, a point on the calendar. For many more, it is a solemn day of dedication.

Stewardship in forestry: Time to create defensible space

May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month and each week will be dedicated to a different topic. This week is focused on creating defensible space around your home.