When Friends of the Hood River Waterfront first heard about the settlement proposal for Nichols Basin that was advanced by Arthur Babitz and Jon Davies, we were encouraged and excited about the potential to shelve plans for the cable park and instead focus on a restoration and water access enhancement plan.
Small business owners and farmers have been some of the hardest-hit by the tough economy, and those who stay afloat increasingly worry they won’t be able to pass on their enterprises to the next generation. In liberal Oregon, of all places, a measure will be on the ballot this November to ease the burden by eliminating the state’s death tax.
“Strong language from weak minds...” — taken from Facebook
Barrett Park — A call to action
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners recently overturned the County Planning Commission’s decision to allow the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District (the Park District) to begin development of Barrett Park. The Park District plans to appeal the decision to the state Land Use Board of Appeals and is seeking community support to help persuade the BOC to allow development of the park. The facts on Barrett Park are as follows:
Dear Port Commissioners: I attended the public meeting on Sept. 12 at the Best Western Hotel and appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on your decision regarding the future of the Nichols Boat Basin.
The Port of Hood River has the opportunity to make a huge economic impact on the community. Is it more viable for them to support a single use, small demographic business such as the Cable Park or does it make more sense to support a multiple of users and keep the Hood River Boat Basin open to the public?
I am a small-business owner in Hood River. I’ve worked with several hundred athletes and up-and-coming athletes in Hood River. We now have a strong teen program at our gym and our reach has expanded to a large spread of income and fitness levels.
As the Democrat candidate for State Representative for House District 52, I am accepting donations up to $50 per resident per year. I am not accepting donations from corporations or political action committees or any special interest groups. Why am I doing this?
This letter is in response to the Hood River News’ recent news releases promoting the purported benefits of a hospitalist program. “The devil is in the details,” so these articles deserve further clarification.
Recent letters to this newspaper (Stop library porn viewing,” June 23; “Protect young eyes,” June 30; “Time for discussion,” June 30) have expressed concern over patrons viewing objectionable content on Hood River County Library District’s publicly accessible computers and networks. HRCLD’s board of directors will be addressing these concerns at their next meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library. The public is encouraged to attend and have their views heard.
This will be my second year going to prom, and it should be a breeze by now, but the moment I overhear people talking about prom, who they’re going with, and what they’re wearing, I cringe. First, there’s the dress, then there’s doing your hair, then there’s you’re makeup, planning dinner and buying a boutonniere for your date – seemingly, the stress of prom never ends.
Waste not, want not: This is becoming the mantra for a growing number of businesses in the Gorge food service industry, as became even more apparent in “Sustainable Systems at Work,” a recent discussion series designed by the Northwest Earth Institute and spearheaded by the Gorge Owned Business Network.
“April is an opportunity for our community to think about how we protect our children,” said Debi Baskins, executive director of the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center.
The proposal by Naito Development LLC to build a hotel, commercial building and cable park down by the Nichols Boat Basin has generated much public interest. This is a complicated project, involving both land and water use.