Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hood River News publisher emeritus Dick Nafsinger died at 12:48 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at his home in Hood River, in the presence of his wife, Phyllis, and his family. He was 77.
Nafsinger, a life-long journalist, was Hood River News publisher from 1962-92. He was president of Eagle Newpapers Inc., which owns Hood River News, until his retirement in October 2001. He remained on the Eagle board of directors until his death, and came to work as recently as July 16. In October 2010 Nafsinger received the James O. Amos Award at the National Newspaper Association convention. The Amos Award is presented to a working or retired newspaperman who has provided distingushed service and leadership to the community press and his community.
Nafsinger is past president of the NNA and the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in 1971.
A memorial service date will be announced this week. See the July 27 Hood River News for details.
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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge