Hood River County, 601 State St., commercial/antennas/cabinets

Dick Smith, 1202, 1204 and 1210 Taylor St., commercial/renovation and addition

Hood River Elks, 304 Cascade Ave., commercial/antennas/cabinets

Marilyn Juergens, 1130 Fifth St., residential/block walls

Hood River Supply, 1995 12th St., commercial/mechanical

Collin Godkin, 621 State St., residential/remodel/addition

Collin Godkin, 621 State St., residential/mechanical

David Poor, 810 June St., residential/addition/renovation

KDC-Dakine, 603 Portway Ave., light-industrial/tenant improvements

Jeremy Spray, 720 Prospect Ave., residential/addition/remodel

Providence Health Systems, 1151 May St., commercial/interior remodel

Sweeks Inc., 3631 Cascade Ave., commercial/mechanical

Jim Nichols, 918 Oak St., residential/mechanical

Rodolfo Gomez, 1001 21st St., residential/mechanical

Hood River Sports Club, 1330 Brookside Drive, commercial/reroof

Dick Smith, 1202 and 1204 Taylor St., commercial/mechanical

Marylee Webber, 1214 Montello Ave., residential/deck repairs

William Pushman, 1219 Cascade Ave., residential/deck repairs

Mike Kitts, 3201 Young Lane, residential/single-family dwelling

Hood River Supply, 1995 12th St., commercial/fire sprinkler

Susan Logan, 214 Prospect Ave., residential/mechanical

Brent Guinn, 1024 Oak St., residential/foundation repairs

Port of Hood River, 610 E. Port Marina Drive, commercial/replace ramp

Diego Covarrubias, 2076 Eugene St., residential/mechanical

Wind Trade Inc., 2201 Sherman Ave., residential/create condition space

E & L Auto, 1105 12th St., commercial/mechanical

David Poor, 810 June St., residential/mechanical

Capovilla Properties, 1216 “C” St., commercial/fire suppression

Wind Trade Inc., 2201 Sherman Ave., residential/mechanical

Capovilla Properties, 1216 “C” St., commercial/mechanical

Sheppard’s, 102 State St., commercial/mechanical

Mike Kitts, 3201 Young Lane, residential/mechanical

Eagle Creek Homes, 1115 Redtail Loop, residential/single-family dwelling

Tim Gendreau, 2001 Prospect Ave., residential/mechanical

Cindy Pryor, 1536 Columbia St., residential/mechanical

Tegner Weiseth, 1820 May St., residential/alteration

Shelter Resources Inc., 830 and 930 Sieverkropp, commercial/carports

Rich McBride, 813 Marina St., residential/mechanical

Eagle Creek Homes, 1115 Redtail Loop, residential/mechanical

Patricia Garland, 917 Pacific Ave., #19, residential/mechanical

Jeremy Spray, 720 Prospect Ave., residential/mechanical

Dean Cameron, 202 Wasco Loop, light-industrial/mechanical

Kenneth Lolley, 1640 16th St., residential/mechanical

Ruben Cleveland, 914 Sherman Ave., residential/mechanical

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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