HR County elections filing deadline is March 17

Feb. 19, 2011

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Downtown traffic is an issue both county and city planners are working to address. Plans are in progress for traffic lights at this intersection on Oak St.

Every community in Hood River County, from Crystal Springs Water District to the Port of Cascade Locks, has a stake in the May 17 Special Districts Election.

The filing deadline is March 17 at 5 p.m.

Positions are open on the Hood River County School Board, Port of Hood River, Hood River County Parks and Recreation District, the County Transportation District and two other entities serving all or most of Hood River County: Columbia Gorge Community College and Region 9 Education Service District.

Port of Cascade Locks Commission will also be on the ballot, as will Mt. Hood Community College district board, which includes Cascade Locks.

Water, fire, and sanitation districts as well as the school Local Committees will be on the ballot.

Those interested in filing are encouraged to do so early, according to Kim Kean, county elections coordinator. Getting names enrolled in advance saves the county elections staff time and money in preparing the ballot for mailing around May 1, according to Kean. For details, visit the elections office in the county administration building, Sixth and State streets, or call 541-386-1412.

Here is the full list:

Hood River County Transportation District Board of Directors

Position 5, four-year term - Bill Byrne

Position 6, four-year term:

Position 7, four-year term:

Local School Committees

Cascade Locks, Position 1, two-year term:

Cascade Locks, Position 2, two-year term:

Cascade Locks, Position 3, two-year term:

Hood River Middle School, Position 1, two-year term:

Hood River Middle School, Position 2, two-year term

Hood River Middle School, Position 3, two-year term

HRVHS, Position 1, two-year term

HRVHS, Position 2, two-year term

HRVHS, Position 3, two-year term

May Street, Position 1, two-year term

May Street, Position 2, two-year term

May Street, Position 2, two-year term

Mid Valley, Position 1, two-year term

Mid Valley, Position 2, two-year term

Mid Valley, Position 3, two-year term

Pine Grove, Position 1, two-year term

Pine Grove, Position 2, two-year term

Pine Grove, Position 3, two-year term

Parkdale, Position 1, two-year term

Parkdale, Position 2, two-year term

Parkdale, Position 3, two-year term

Westside, Position 1, two-year term

Westside, Position 2, two-year term

Wy'east Middle School, Position1, two-year term

Wy'east, Position 1, two-year term

Wy'east, Position 3, two-year term

School Board Member At Large, two-year term

Position 1, four-year term - Liz Whitmore

Position 3, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term

Odell Rural Fire District

Position 3, four-year term

Position 4, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term

Parkdale Rural Fire District

Director Position 1, four-year term

Position 2, four-year term

Position 3, four-year term

Pine Grove Rural Fire District

Position 3, four-year term

Position 4, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term

Westside Rural Fire District

Position 3, four-year term - Steve Benton

Position 4, four-year term - John W. Beeman

Position 5, four-year term - Mark T. Beam

Crystal Springs Water District

Position 1, four-year term

Position 4, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term: - George "Mick" Swyers

Ice Fountain Water District

Position 4, four-year term - Brad Fowler

Position 5, four-year term - Don Decker

Library District

Board Member, two-year term (Vote for 3)

Board Member, four-year term (Vote for 2)

Parks and Recreation District

Position 3, four-year term - Art Carroll

Position 4, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term

Port Of Cascade Locks

Position 1, four-year term

Position 2, four-year term

Position 3, four-year term

PORT OF HOOD RIVER

Position 4, four-year term

Position 5, four-year term

Odell Sanitary District

Position 3, four-year term - Richard D. Sohler

Parkdale Sanitary District

Position 2, two-year term

Position 3, two-year term

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Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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