Angel Guides: Two ‘unwanted’ library books hold Christmas story treasures

The shelf in the library hall is a little like the manger: what is lain there is something of a cast-off, not allowed in the main inn, but bearing treasures for sure.

Yule time: Finding the spirit of Christmas

Letters 2015: Will you be on the list?

Here’s a few ways to help find or rejuvenate your sense of joy at this time of year.

Think Ice: Winter storm expected Wednesday; caution and planning recommended

Meteorologists have declared the 2015 Oregon drought all or partly relieved, depending on what part of the state you live in.

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Flags Lowered: Victims of the attack in San Bernardino

On Dec. 3, Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until Monday, Dec. 7 at sunset to honor the victims of the attacks in San Bernardino.

Paths from Paris: This is not a Hollywood movie; this is climate change, and we are our own nemesis

Barcelona, Rio de Janiero Kyoto … the places read like screen titles in a cinema thriller.

Editor's Notebook: Sweet layers of Thanksgiving Eve coincidence

Twice I’ve listened to John Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece “A Love Supreme,” on the radio a few years ago and, for the first time, in a live concert c. 1990 at Fort Worden Theater in Port Townsend, Wash.

Minoru Yasui: Governor adds to Hood River native’s Presidential Medal of Freedom honor

Gov. Kate Brown issued the following statement about Hood River-native Minoru Yasui, who on Nov. 24 posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award from President Obama.

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Hearts form leaves and handwritten messages form a cornucopia of expression taking the shape of a long-branched tree.

Pitch and Pool: Kudos for fall success, and a look ahead

The winter sports season dawns on Saturday, following Thanksgiving break for local students. As noted in This Week at HRVHS, the Blue and Gold Night will be held Nov. 28, and it’s a great opportunity to see the nascent skills of our Eagle teams in action, and give the youngsters the support they deserve.

Shop Locally: Support your neighbors, and find the pleasures of hometown spending

Santa and his elves have their workshop. Gorge residents have their local shops.

Veterans Day: Notes on observing Nov. 11, and help for veterans all year round

To say it out loud is uplifting: “Thank you for your service.”

The Christmas Project: Help make the season merry and bright

The Hood River County Christmas Project began registering families in need on Friday — the 91st year community members have stepped up to provide assistance during the holiday season — and with this start comes the call for volunteers.

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Danger Zone: Damaged trees require attention

Kudos to Oregon Department of Transportation for quick response this week to calls to remove hazardous material from Highway 30 east of Hood River.

Safe Halloween: Be on guard for roving ghouls

When asked to “reflect on Halloween,” one could look at it two ways.