Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Cascade Locks The final city recreation program will be Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
The event will feature a celebration honoring Karen Peck and Pamela Morse, who have operated the program. The public is invited.
Cascade Locks City Council has authorized the closure of the City Recreation Program effective the end of the program on Jan. 31.
According to a statement by Paul Koch, former interim city administrator, “This action comes at the end of an extensive effort on the part of the City to determine a more effective and cost-efficient method to provide services for the community.
“The program will be incorporated with the new community center program to be operated out of the available space at the school in conjunction with Hood River Community Education.”
Koch said the idea for creation of the community center came from the original vision process initiated by the new Downtown Revitalization Committee and approved by the City Council and Port Commission.
In the 2012-13 city budget, the continuation of the program was very limited because of City funding limitations and donations, according to Koch.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘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