Letters to the Editor for March 13



‘Hamlet’ a must-see

A very sophisticated current theater offering in Hood River: the Hood River Valley High School production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” done in stunning period costume, with superb acting, directed by Rachel Harry.

Making Shakespeare’s arguably most famous, complex and layered play accessible in our community is a gift. There are two more performances this weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Bowe Theatre. Not to be missed!

Tina Castañares


Help people of Tibet

Communist China invaded peaceful Tibet in 1950. In 1959 when the Tibetans rebelled against their oppressors, the United Nations called for an end to depriving the people of basic human rights and autonomy. Only three small nations signed the Resolution, with the major powers showing no support for Tibet.

March marks 54 years since the Dalai Lama fled Tibet and the genocide continues, with hundreds of thousands of Tibetans imprisoned, starved, tortured and executed. Today, only one-third of Tibet’s inhabitants are Tibetan.

The U.S. Senate recently unanimously passed a “Resolution Expressing Support for the People of Tibet.” Write your Representative today urging them to support House Resolution 609.

Melba Gohl

White Salmon, Wash.

Democracy held hostage?

On March 6, a story was aired on OPB radio. The story was chilling: An elected official in Portland had set up a town hall-type meeting with her constituents to discuss gun control options. The meeting had to be canceled because she received “thousands” of threatening messages.

Is everybody paying attention here? Is it possible that our beloved democracy is being held hostage at gunpoint? The next casualty caused by crazy men with assault weapons appears to be the very foundation of this great nation.

Ann Lameka

Mount Hood

Latest stories

Latest video:

Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

Log in to comment