The City of Hood River is expected to grow by 4,500 people in the next 20 years. As the city grows we need to carefully plan for our future so that Hood River becomes a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community, not just a bigger one. Public parks have a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life. We need to provide for the future livability of Hood River by investing in parkland now.
Track the money; Superb care; more
Kudos to Oregon Department of Transportation for quick response this week to calls to remove hazardous material from Highway 30 east of Hood River.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) this week announced that he supports a major mental health reform bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.
When asked to “reflect on Halloween,” one could look at it two ways.
Renew Halloween decor tradition; Help with Robotics; more
Shelter needs more volunteers; Violation
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: New legislation gives support and certainty to victims of violence
Recent tragedies cause us again to reflect on the topic of violence in our society.
In Hood River County, it is impossible to separate water from our local economy or our identity. It is critical for our farms and orchards, as well many other businesses we depend on. With the drought this summer, many families learned firsthand about water conservation.
How to get your item into the newspaper
Debate thoughts; Public health; Willing to learn; Arts goldmine; Wear seatbelt
Talk about a spur to discussion.
Shakespeare on the brain …
A calling; Suggestion; See ‘Romeo’
Bullying of youth is an ancient and year-round problem, but it naturally gains a new focus when the school year resumes and students are back together on a daily basis.