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Patrons line up, and a U.S. Postal Service employee works the window for parcel pickups, Tuesday at the Hood River Post Office.

‘12 Columns of Christmas’ available at Hood River News

The editorial on A4 continues a long tradition of Christmas editorials in Hood River News. A few years ago, we compiled a dozen into “12 Columns of Christmas,” along with information on supporting Hood River Warming Shelter and other programs for the disadvantaged in Hood River County and the Gorge.

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Columbia Arts, Fresh Start team up Dec. 21-22

Students of Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, under the direction of Pastry Chef Rainbow Trosper, will team up with Columbia Center for the Arts to bring eatable art to the holiday table this Dec. 21-22. Fresh Start will showcase a wide variety of pastries, confections and cakes that can be purchased at the arts center, or ordered in advance.

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Anderson’s opens TD funeral home

Jack Trumbull has a mystery to solve at Celilo Chapel, his new business in The Dalles.

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HRVHS food drive continues through Jan. 6 — prizes are on the line

Food helps bolster shelves at FISH

Due to snow days and a general slow-down from the pre-holiday snow storm, the Hood River Valley High School food drive has been extended through Jan. 6 to the public, and to Jan. 12 at the school.

Mosier Valley Senior Center starts online funding campaign

Since announcing that the Mosier Valley Senior Center was at risk for closing at the end of this month, board members report that multiple people and organizations have stepped forward to keep its doors open. A craft fair, held in November, also helped raise some necessary funds, as did a matching grant from an anonymous donor.

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City sends out right-of-way snow cave alert

City of Hood River Foreman Dave Smock said his crews have made several disturbing discoveries during recent snow-removal routes: snow caves built into the piles and berms of plowed snow alongside roads.

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Thanks for ’Comfort and Joy’; Shelter shifts to Riverside

Hood River Warming Shelter moved Sunday to Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State.

What’s closed for Christmas?

Sunday is Christmas Day and Monday, Dec. 26, is federal holiday observed by most government offices.

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‘Polar Express’ delayed: Train-and truck collide Monday in Pine Grove

North Pole was half a mile away, but riders on Polar Express Monday night were delayed in meeting Santa Claus.

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Five county public servants take oath of office

Maui Meyer honored Monday at his final commission meeting

Transitions in three layers took place Monday the Hood River County administration building.

Weather info for Monday, Dec. 19

Chains are required on I-84 from milepost 64 to Cascade Locks. According to dispatchers, traffic is backed up westbound from milepost 48; semis are stopping in the middle of the freeway and chaining up.

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Ducks Unlimited

Steve Pribyl, left, Fred Coleman and Rich Thurman display awards received by the Gorge Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for excellence in gross and net fundraising efficiency at their February 2016 banquet and auction.

Clothing drive: Columbia Bank hopes to ‘warm hearts’ this winter

Columbia Bank branches in the Gorge and throughout the Pacific Northwest are looking to help those less fortunate stay warm through what is shaping up to be a particularly cold winter this year.

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Stuffing Stuffies

Christmas Project volunteer coordinator Kym Zanmiller, left, laughs with Jacquie Barone at the table laden with stuffed animal toys during this week’s toy and gift organization party at Hood River Fairgrounds.


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