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In the wild, stay safe by being prepared

There are those among us who live for adventure, always climbing higher, jumping farther, going faster.

Flags lowered: Victims of Cal-Ore Life Flight crash

Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff on Aug. 2 in honor of the Cal-Ore Life Flight patient and crew members who lost their lives while on a transport mission in Humboldt County, Calif., on Friday, July 29.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 6

Clothing event supports kids; Election thoughts

Another Voice: Saturday mail is extremely important to small towns

I got the mail today.

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Letters to the Editor for Aug. 3

Appalled by Trump; Political words; Google it?; more

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Marine safety: With low water, have fun but get to know the conditions

It’s easy to see the exposed gravel bars and shoals that formed on area waterways as the water levels drop and the temperature steadily creeps up. Many reservoirs too, are showing previously submerged stumps. Low water levels can create specific challenges that boaters need to be aware of.

Letters to the Editor for July 30

Set example; Ready for ‘mime time’; Need crosswalk

Cool Thing: Punch Bowl is a gem, and help is needed

Our first heat wave since May happened this week, and Friday figured to be the hottest day in more than a month.

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Photo contest winners remind us about everyday learning opportunities

‘Parenting Together’

Eight great photos have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together Photo Contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Elisa Cartwright, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kraemer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.

Letters to the Editor for July 27

Enforce rules; Use signals

Local Impact: United Way helps, 'one person at a time'

The gathering is a short and simple one held every year: Columbia Gorge United Way’s summer social, when agencies receive the first of two checks for 2016-17.

Oregon History Society opens display of iconic American documents

The Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Monroe Doctrine. These bedrock documents laid the foundational "blueprints" of American democracy — and, some of the earliest printings and engravings of these iconic pieces will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from July 29 through Feb. 1, 2017, in the original exhibition “Democracy's Blueprints: The Documents that Built America.”

Letters to the Editor for July 23

Need park; Keeping a good name alive

Fair Time: Take time to see the many ways it shines

The theme of this year’s Hood River County Fair is “Carnival Lights and Country Nights,” which nicely summarizes two of the main reasons people flock to the event in Odell.

Rolling carts and composting: City Council considers improvements to solid waste collection services

On Monday night, Hood River City Council invites the public to attend a presentation about proposed changes to our solid waste collection services. The presentation will be part of the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 211 Second St.