This year brings the 50th anniversary of a historic event. As July 2019 approaches, we’re asking readers to think about answering one or all of three basic questions about the moon visits and space exploration...
It was another banner year for letters to the editor. Records that were broken in 2017 were broken again in 2018, helped by the election cycle and general discontent on a number of issues.
There is no basketball quite like November and December basketball, when hopes are high, teams are starting to gel, and it feels good to come out of the cold and into a warm gym.
Simply by stepping foot inside local shops and checking out the merchandise, you create an opportunity for community, even if you don’t end up buying anything at that particular moment.
Walden needs to answer to his characterization of his constituents’ behavior in that April 2017 session: “Weaponized” is how he termed the town halls of 2017 in deciding “I changed my mind’ when asked about his failure to fulfill his promise to hold a town hall in Hood River County this year.
Until Wednesday, Walden’s office did not respond to repeated requests, beginning in September, for a one-on-one interview with this newspaper; the interview was intended to take place in a timely manner with the election campaign. Walden will not be available to talk until Nov. 1, five days before the election.
Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and regional trail connectivity.
Juxtapositions in an art exhibition are often serendipitous or happenstance: You see works that connect in unexpected, unintended ways — but connections do happen.
Among the shortest and most disturbing of the stories I read this year was the Isaac Babel war story that belies its innocent-sounding name: “My First Goose.”
Our family shared a milestone with thousands of Oregonians over the weekend: Our son, Delaney, graduated from college.
I well recall the first time I saw Jerusalem. It was 1978, the 30th year since the creation of the State of Israel, the year before the Camp David accords. I was on a bus with fellow students, en route from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea. We did not stop in Jerusalem on that three-day outing, but I knew I would be back.
The home stretch is here for reconstructing a vital community asset: the playground at Hood River Children’s Park.
Our April 11 editorial asked, “Where is Walden?” and called on the Republican Second District Representative to immediately schedule a Hood River town hall to take place this month, while also asserted that Walden’s office had “all but discontinued” communications with this newspaper.
Gov. Kate Brown on Friday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams, who died on duty while responding to an emergency call on March 2. Flags were lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 17, the date of Officer Williams’ memorial service.
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Hood River County’s intentions are good when it comes to the 2 percent sales tax idea, and it has done a reasonably good job of demonstrating need between the late January mailer and county administrator Jeff Hecksel’s description of the county’s fiscal straits, prior to the Feb. 5 hearing.
The quote is one I ran across just days after I had mentioned to my friend Dave Henehan that I was reading a short story a day in 2018. Dave had recommended Borges’ fiction, and the Argentine writer is definitely on my list.
In recent weeks we’ve made a few subtle changes to our print version and given the website (hoodrivernews.com) a crisp new look. In whatever form you read us, our continued hope is that readers will have little or no trouble finding us or finding out how to reach us, and make use of our services.
Admittedly, in recent months I have become a little insufferable when it comes to the topic of football.
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- Walden speaks at a testy town hall
- Responders help woman in ‘self-harm’ incident on 13th
- FCA moves into historic Sheppards building
- Council upholds Lot 700 rezone: ‘Call it Morrison Park,’ opponents say in defending open space status quo
- Obituary: Frances Rabaliati
- Youth skip school to call for clean energy
- County budget last hopes: Public hearing on county tax measures is March 18
- Rep. Walden holds Hood River town hall
- Radio Tierra: Community radio station provides programing for everyone
- Letters to the Editor for March 20
- Oregon snowpack makes remarkable statewide recovery, streamflow forecasts increased
- Elks choose Elena Kroll, Chad Klaas as February students of the month
- HRV French student wins recycling essay honor
- Realtors award $5,000 to Columbia Cascade Housing Corp.
- March Madness is underway
- Bright both ways: The history and future of Hood River Handball
- Yesteryears: New CL fire hall dedicated in 2009
- Roots and Branches: Wild encounters