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.

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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.