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TRAFFIC ALERT: Chains required between Hood River, Arlington

Chains or four-wheel drive required between Hood River and Arlington.

Cancelations: Dec. 8, 2016

Hood River News will update as information becomes available.

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Snow storm expected tomorrow

Snow, 5-10 inches, at river level predicted

Hood River is expected to pick up 5-10 inches of snow at the river level Thursday and Friday.

Pinchot Forest holds Huckleberry open house Dec. 8

The Pinchot Partners and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are hosting a casual open house Thursday, Dec. 8, to talk about huckleberry areas. The open house will be in Packwood at the Packwood Fire Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Cost of Mosier derailment adding up

Vancouver (AP) — Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed in Mosier, officials in Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 7

Makes sense!, Farewell, Nutcracker, more

Another Voice: Three myths about immigration and the sanctuary city proposal

I would like to address three myths about immigration that I have heard repeated in the past few months.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Tum-A-Lum acquires Marson and Marson

Tum-A-Lum Lumber, a chain of retail building material centers in Oregon, announced last week it had reached an agreement in principle to acquire Marson and Marson Lumber Inc. in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan and Cle Elum, Wash.

Wineries host ‘Wine Walk’ in downtown HR Dec. 10-11

Downtown Hood River tasting rooms combine for a Winter Wine Walk, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arts Center hosts ‘After Hours’

Chamber Connections’ “Business After Hours” event is Dec. 8 at Columbia Center for the Arts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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New formula: Hood River jewelry gallery becomes Chemistry Jewelry

Hood River holiday shoppers saw a new name and a new look in downtown Hood River beginning Dec. 1. Chemistry Jewelry is “reopening” at 310 Oak Street, signaling a new era for the jewelry gallery formerly known as Silverado.

‘Sanctuary’ topic postponed

Discussion on Hood River's sanctuary potential status has been postponed.

City asks for faith symbols to be displayed at City Hall

Do you have a flag and object that represents your faith’s and culture’s holiday traditions?

SAIF urges winter precautions by employers

With possible snow and ice in the forecast this week, it’s important to keep workplace safety top of mind — even for offices and other businesses that aren’t frequently exposed to the elements.

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Sally Donovan gave her love to Gorge Cat Rescue

Inserting into this Wednesday's edition of the Hood River News is the fourth annual Gorge Giving publication. It’s also mourning the loss of Sally Donovan, CGCR founder and board president, who passed away Nov. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Walden to lead House Energy Committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been selected as the next Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

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In the Spirit of Giving: HRVHS begins annual donation drive for FISH

Every year, Hood River Valley High School provides the FISH food bank branches with about a third of their food and money donations for the year. The HRVHS canned food drive is now underway, and students are beginning to bring in their spare cash and cans. Leadership students have also been approaching the community to ask for donations.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 7

Karaoke at Thirteen-O-One; ‘Two Spirit Jazz’ at The Pines; more