A note to me from my pal who flunked spelling said: “Bil, I hait polly ticks!” Polly ticks? Would that be Parrot Parasites?
Two-thousand thirteen has been a banner year for Columbia Gorge Community College. Most significantly, the culmination of over seven years of hard work by faculty and staff has finally paid off with CGCC achieving independent accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
On Dec. 14 it will have been a year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
And the walkin’ man walks …”
It’s shopping season! Experts predict that we’ll buy $602 billion worth of new stuff in the United States during November and December.
Thank you for joining us today to honor our veterans for their selfless service to America.
In the days leading up to and including Veterans Day, I will have the privilege to connect with Oregon’s veterans at parades, pancake breakfasts, and ceremonies across the state.
This has been quite the year for changes in Oregon’s higher education system. As members of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee we have been closely involved with the structural realignment of higher education. For the Gorge this means we are well prepared to take advantage of this new structure.
I am a school bus driver for our local school district and am speaking as a driver without prior approval from our district. I feel it is important to let the public in and around Hood River know a few issues we face every day.
In Oregon, we have one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the nation. In the last decade, more than 205 Oregonians has lost their lives to intimate partner violence and nearly three-quarters of those deaths have occurred in the last four years.
The Hood River County Republican Central Committee unanimously thanks Congressman Greg Walden for being one of the 144 Republicans who had the common sense to say “no” to the “kicking our country’s budget and debt crisis down the road” to be increased again in three months.
Don’t be alarmed: The hum from my basement in coming weeks is just my bank of fruit dryers.
Thirty-one years ago a group was putting together a harvest event at the old Diamond Fruit Cannery on Cascade Street. They wanted some orchard participation so I, being a young orchardist with apples abundant but little money, picked some Golden Delicious apples, grabbed a bunch of used paper grocery bags, an old scale, and a pocket full of change and headed down to the event.
Over these first weeks of the new school year, I’ve had the opportunity to spend time in each of our schools.
I think I can safely say that I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.
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