Here to Help: Christmas Project, Native Peoples

Kudos to the community for another season of giving.

Presidential proclamation: Death of John Glenn

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions, until sunset on the day of internment.

On Letters: 350 words or fewer, but keep them coming

In every issue of the Hood River News, the “Our Readers Write” column is a vital part of the community forum.

Pear-fection; Hardy Myers

Today is World Pear Day — certainly an event to celebrate in Hood River County.

Letters to Santa: ‘Add to the excitement of the season’

NORTH POLE – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark.

Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.: Moment of silence for The Unknown Soldier

Throughout Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., houses of worship and fire departments are asked to observe the 21- second moment of silence and/or toll bells 21 times to commemorate the sacrifice of the Unknown Soldier interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Shelter Services: The shelter needs a home

Hood River Warming Shelter, the winter service of the non-profit Hood River Shelter Services, faces an 11th hour search for a place that can serve as a shelter for homeless members of the community, from November through March.

Fruit A to Z: You can spell bounty many ways

Serious rain and wind in the area calls for the need for emergency preparation and travel caution — see page A11 for help with that.

Vital Content: The Web would be sparse landscape without newspapers

Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

Road safety: New focus on a county-city challenge

Speed and stop sign scofflaws are a chronic problem at the Markham-Barrett Road intersection, where a local woman and regular walker lost her life last week when she was struck by a vehicle.

Disc-uss: Morrison rezone could serve need for housing; work toward golf park relocation

The concept of rezoning Morrison Park for developing affordable housing merits support.

First Responders: Community should join governor in giving a well-earned thank you

Coming on the heels of solemn observances of 9/11 is Gov. Kate Brown’s proclamation that Sept. 21-27 is First Responder Appreciation Week.

Outside and In: This weekend, and beyond, we all have many avenues to help local programs

We say this is fall, but the calendar says summer for another week, and so does the community schedule for this weekend, a varied, quintessentially Hood River selection of things to do outdoors.

9/11: Our words, 15 years on

The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies puts America’s major watershed moment at a strange place in time: almost a generation ago.


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