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Letter to the editor: Good leadership

To the editor: I would like to recognize Sherman County Commissioner Mike Smith for his leadership, in developing an easy way to access internet Broadband to very rural counties by connecting to existing 911 systems for placing Internet antennas. It is a low-cost method of potentially bringing Internet access to millions of rural residents all over the USA. He is the first in the country to access this kind of innovative solution for rural residents who want to be “connected” to the Internet.

Letter to the editor: MCMC kindness, care

To the editor: I just want to let the MCMC Emergency Room know that their kindness care and skills didn’t go unnoticed.

Letter to the editor: TD needs roller rink

To the editor: Hi my name is Nevaeh and I just want to talk about fun things to do for kids like me. The community put in a new swimming pool and that was a good idea but some people don’t want to swim every day and don’t have the money. But what can we do during the winter? So I had an idea that we should get a roller skating rink.

Letter to the editor: Ray is a 'river lion'

To the editor: After reading the article about Ray the sea lion I am enamoured with him. Now I am not a crazed animal rights activist nor am I a boat house owner who has to put up with his massive destructive size. I honestly feel like we should leave him alone, in the 4 years he’s been living in our area I haven’t heard of any major drop in salmon numbers or any stories of mass destruction due to his presence, outside of a drooping dock and occupied deck.

Letter to the editor: Wonderful evening

Once again Floozies and Friends had the privilege of attending Casino Night at the Oregon Veterans’ Home

Letter to the editor: Babe Ruth thanks

To the editor: I would like to thank all the Babe Ruth volunteers who so graciously helped in hosting the 13-15 Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament. I have often been told by our National organization that Babe Ruth volunteers are the best in the nation. Given the 105 degree plus temperatures during the tournament these people proved the point and went way beyond the call of duty to get the job done.

Letter to the editor: City worth visiting

To the editor: Visiting The Dalles is always a special treat. Why do we go there? My sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George McDonald, live there. We live in Orlando, Fla., and try to visit as often as we can.

Letter to the editor: Fire support needed

To the editor: Honestly, the Dallesport Fire Department is one of the finest I have ever seen. Men and women donate their time and energy to benefit our community and sometimes they save a home or a life. This is amazing! We all benefit from their hard and dirty work!

Letter to the editor: Foot path needed

To the editor: On July 1, within an hour’s time, over 40 cyclists and walkers signed a statement that they would regularly use a now overgrown portion of the Riverfront Trail to commute to work or appointments at Water’s Edge.

Letter to the editor: A culture of unity

To the editor: When our small community works together, we accomplish great things. Examples are the new swimming pool, the addition to the library and the Fourth of July celebration.

Letter to the editor: Google brings support

To the editor: The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) works to promote the Columbia River Gorge as an excellent place to locate and operate businesses in the technology sector. Our beautiful region, including Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties, is an attractive place for growing technology companies.

Letter to the editor: Proud of health care

To the editor: This week (August 9-15) is National Health Center Week, and the Gorge should be proud to have its own community health center — with sites in Hood River and The Dalles, serving members of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Skamania and Klickitat Counties. Like other federally-supported health centers, One Community Health (formerly known as La Clinica del Cariño) makes the costs of care affordable, with the quality of care as good as any one finds in private practices – and studies prove it.

Letter to the editor: Google growth great

To the editor: The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) works to promote the Columbia River Gorge as an excellent place to locate and operate businesses in the technology sector. Our beautiful region, including Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties, is an attractive place for growing technology companies. The Gorge is home to multiple broadband and telecommunications services that provide the infrastructure diversity for tech companies to do their jobs, and some of the best recreation and scenery in the country for employees and their families to enjoy.

Letter to the editor: Google helps youth

To the editor: If you have children in school or follow education in the news, you probably hear a lot about “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). And for good reason. People working in these industries typically earn twice the median wage ($30 per hour) than the average across other sectors ($16 per hour). Even more, one out of every nine jobs in Oregon is STEM-related — and that figure is growing. That is why providing quality STEM education for Oregon’s students is critical.

Letter to the editor: A govt. for the people

To the editor: Last week I listened in on a national conference call with U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland who discussed the Open Our Democracy Act, HR 2655, which he recently introduced. The call was convened and hosted by Jackie Salit, President of IndependentVoting.org, the largest association of independent voters in the country of which I’m a part. On the call, we got the inside scoop on this important legislation.

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