Elks honor Mooney, Graves as Students of the Month for Nov.

Madison Mooney and Morgan Graves, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the November Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during a Lodge Meeting.

What’s closed For New Year’s?

List of closures for New Year's Day and Jan. 2, a federal holiday.

Bid on unique art benefit by Dec. 31

The community has three days to bid on a painting for a unique non-profit benefit that is itself a unique piece of artwork.

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Winning Windows 2016

Lucy Gorman, owner of Lucy’s Flowers on Oak Street, stands in front of her winning storefront display

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UP Railroad agrees to changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in Oregon and the discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its sprawling network.

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‘Well done is better than well said’: A church readerboard year

This was the year that a readerboard stirred up some controversy.

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Goodies to Go

Bonnie Taylor, left, talks with volunteer Darlene Daggett as she picks up her orders of holiday breads and cookies from the Fresh Start Culinary Program.

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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.


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