valleycat1

valleycat1 1 week, 1 day ago on Bicyclists, please remember rules and responsibilities

And for your own safety, wear a helmet. According to BikePortland.org, Oregon law requires anyone 16 years old or younger to wear a bike helmet; riders must also wear helmets while riding a bike on a highway or "on premises open to the public. I regularly see adults riding bicycles on Dee Highway and on Hwy 35 without a helmet. And even taking a leisurely ride around town has its hazards that could be devastating if your head is not protected and you go over.

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valleycat1 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Letters to the Editor for Aug. 15

RE: lawn chairs at outdoor events - perhaps the request should be that those who need a regular height chair seat themselves to the back and to the far sides, so their seating is not obstructing any more other attendees than necessary. The issue comes when regular lawn chairs are set up right in the middle and toward the front, and the venue is crowded enough that the room behind those chairs is needed to accommodate.

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valleycat1 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8

To Rick Hoff - It is great that you and your wife love coming here to HR for extended stays, and that you support local businesses when you are here. But as affordable housing gradually disappears (actually, seems to be virtually nonexistent in the immediate local area), local businesses find it harder and harder to find and keep employees. So, keep in mind that prices may go up (so we can pay our employees enough that they can live here), or that service will be slower or our business will be open fewer hours than you are used to (because we do not have the staff to maintain the level of service we would want to give). As a local business owner we of course appreciate the tourist business that comes our way, yet we depend on year round residents' business to make it worth staying open.

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valleycat1 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Letters to the editor for Sept. 10

RE 2nds Count - The reason for the difference is that in many towns Main Street was the 'first' (and only) street, so when the next parallel street was added, it was named 2nd Street. However if the next street was perpendicular to Main, towns often went with numbers or letters and therefore then started with 1st or A street.

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valleycat1 1 year, 2 months ago on Developer scales down DeeTour proposal

One concern I have not seen addressed is they need to have an effective plan in place to prevent people from parking and standing/sitting along Dee Highway above the site to get a free concert.

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valleycat1 1 year, 8 months ago on Semester at Sea: HR grad finds global adventure

Our daughter sailed with Semester at Sea in Spring 2003, departing from the Bahamas and ending in Seattle. It was an amazing set of experiences for her. What Leo doesn't mention is that if they have extra room available, adults can sail too. And SAS often offers a shorter January voyage geared toward teachers continuing ed. Many of the staff members either sailed as students or were staff members on earlier voyages.

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