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‘Overwhelming enthusiasm’: Community comes together for firefighters

Our community responded with overwhelming enthusiasm last week after the Hood River News asked for items of need for our fire crews and emergency responders.

Seasonal carousel: do not change the page on your calendar …

Editor’s Notebook

Things are confusing, with smoke filling the air and cool temps inverting like fall on the heels of summer heat.

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Trail mix: a few observations on a Labor Day weekend beset by wildfire

Editor's Notebook

An ongoing event such as the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire will produce many stories. After two days covering the event in Cascade Locks and environs, here are a few observations, with no pretense of having personally experienced hardship or difficulty.

USPS Bill: Slow mail costs money

Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

Editorial: Watch List

Early this summer the City of Hood River took the welcome step of identifying what it called the “Big Six” intersections.

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Two guys, one contested parking space, two police officers: one wonders

The paper was out and an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon brought a scanner call I just had to go check out: two drivers refusing to relinquish one parking spot. What we heard was that one guy was preparing to back into a space when another guy squeezed in and stole it from behind. But both were stuck at angles, and blocking traffic.

Eclipse Planning: Careful planning is well-advised

Eclipse Begins: 9:04 a.m. on Aug. 21.

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6 to Watch: Engage the city street safety survey

Subject: Street safety, and problem intersections as viewed by the community. Kudos to the City of Hood River for putting a Monkey on its back.

Editor's Notebook: By George, one’s own name is a basic sweet spot in your sense of identity

“Maybe each of us is Cain to some Abel, and slays him in the field without knowing it through the things he does to him, the things he says to him, and the things he should say and doesn’t.” — Primo Levi

Fire Season: The threat we all share

Fire season is back, amid hot temperatures in the Columbia Gorge.

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July 4: Making a successful parade better

Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.

Fair Shares: Show your talents and interests

Over the next two weeks, school kids will be bringing home art, science, and writing and other projects after a year’s hard work and inspiration.

Editor's notebook: Back to Park Your Age, or, a warm day in Antarctica

Part trivia project, part exercise program, PYA is back.

Trail IQ: Ready? Set? Know before you go

What brings people to the Gorge? Chief among the reasons are the wonders of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and national forests on both sides of the river.