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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.

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.

Rural revival returns

Rural Craft Revival, a gathering of local artisans, returns Dec. 8-10 at Springhouse Cellars, located next to Mt. Hood Railroad, on Railroad Avenue, which intersects at the east end of Cascade Avenue.

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HR Farmers’ Market will continue January to April

For the first time, Hood River Farmers’ Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

Sense of Place Lecture Series: Crag Rats: Eight decades of mountain rescue service

When the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue beeper goes off, the call may take the elite team of Gorge residents racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to revive a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

12 ways to stay safe

Tis the season of merriment and gatherings of families and friends. Taking a few minutes to check for safety shows you are a wiseman or wisewoman and will help ensure a festive and fun holiday season.

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ODOT employee hit, seriously injured by car on Hwy 35

Icy conditions investigated as possible cause of multiple vehicle accident near Parkdale

An Oregon Department of Transportation employee from Hood River was seriously injured in a crash near Parkdale Sunday.

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Snowy hills

Hills along the Columbia River have picked up snow, but Hood River is still waiting.

Dams scoping meeting in The Dalles Tuesday

The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6 to seek public input on developing a plan to save endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

HR County announces forest road closures

Hood River County Forestry Department requested and the Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved a temporary seasonal closure of gates on forest roads in the Northwest Area, Trails Program Coordinator Henry Buckalew reported this week.

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BB gun vandalism

The Hood River Police Department has taken several reports over the last couple of weeks regarding car windows being shot out by a BB gun.

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Hood River Warming Shelter: Six sites provide warm place, meals

Just as temperatures dipped close to freezing, Hood River Warming Shelter operations got underway this week.

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Parking meters planned at waterfront

Public invited to comment on Dec. 15

Drivers can park for free at most spaces at the waterfront year-round, but that’s likely to change.

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Regional Red Cross reached out to 137 incidents this fall

Agency suggests ways the public can provide help

This fall, volunteers and staff with local American Red Cross in the Cascades Region have worked diligently to help people affected by disasters in this region and beyond. Since Sept.1, 2016, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington has helped more than 472 people affected by 137 local disasters.