Wednesday, January 2, 2013
City accepts trees
The Hood River City Public Works Department will accept Christmas trees at its facility at 18th and May streets between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Jan. 18.
There will be no curbside pickup this season. Check in at the office before dropping trees off.
The Hood River Transfer Station, 3440 Guignard Road (541-386-4676) will also accept Christmas trees.
Yard debris and tree disposal on Wednesdays is free.
Lions collect trees
Cleaning up after Christmas is tiring enough, without having to load a dry, needle-dropping old tree into your car and haul it to the transfer station.
You’re thinking, “There’s got be an easier way.”
There is. The Hood River Lions Club has a simple solution for you: Set your tree by the curb before 10 a.m. on Jan. 5, and club members will pick it up sometime that day and get rid of it for you. There’s no charge for the service but the club will welcome donations.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge