Jackson Vanderpool for Port of Cascade Locks, 651 WaNaPa; commercial assembly: construct coffee shop

Prestige Care Inc., 729 Henderson Road; commercial miscellaneous: canopy additions

Duckwall-Pooley Fruit Co., 3430 Davis Drive; commercial miscellaneous: replace sprinkler branch lines

G.S. Long Co., 3305 Neal Creek Mill Road; commercial miscellaneous: concrete storage/containment structure

Pat Gilkerson, Shadowfax, 2130 Gilkerson Road; mechanical: addition

Alden and Kathy McNerney for Steen McNerney, 6670 Allen Road, Unit A; mechanical: replacement farm labor

Corey Lee Heat and Air Inc. for Gil Sharp, 4169 Barrett Drive; mechanical: replace heat pump

Cameron Curtis, 880 Makena Lane; mechanical: new single-family dwelling

Nigel and Karen Heinemann, 2826 Swyers; mechanical: addition/remodel

Integrity Building and Construction, 890 Makena Lane; mechanical: single-family dwelling

Columbia Gorge Construction for Patrick and Becki Rawson, 1368 Rawson Road; mechanical: finish daylight basement

Jay and Heather Geraci, 857 Adams Loop; mechanical: install wood stove

Craig and Julie Roberts, 4980 McIntosh Drive; mechanical: replacement dwelling

Michael Adams, 5585 York Hill Drive; mechanical: install fuel piping and gas fireplace

Mark and Alisa Bartholemy, 6806 Cooper Spur Road; structural: second-story addition

Nigel and Karen Heinemann, 2826 Swyers; structural: addition/remodel, deck replacement and covered patio

David K. Bockius, 4205 Belmont Drive; structural: addition to garage/shop building

Pat Gilkerson, Shadowfax, 2130 Gilkerson Road; structural: residential addition

Mark and Carrie Fuentes, 4445 West Ridge Drive; structural: one-story barn/equipment storage

Columbia Gorge Construction for Patrick and Becki Rawson, 1368 Rawson Road; structural: finish daylight basement

Craig and Julie Roberts, 4980 McIntosh Drive; structural: replacement dwelling

Alden and Kathy McNerney for Steen McNerney, 6670 Allen Road, Unit A; structural: replacement farm labor

Integrity Building and Construction, 890 Makena Lane; structural: new single-family dwelling

Cameron Curtis, 880 Makena Lane; structural: new single-family dwelling

Mathew Michael Klee, 4000 Boulder Court; structural miscellaneous 2: solar roof mount

Greg and Kirsten Melby, 4334 Royal Anne; structural miscellaneous 2: solar thermal roof mount for garage

David Logsdon, 4785 Booth Hill Road; structural miscellaneous 2: change of occupation for operation of small brewery

Anthony Corrado, 1650 Old Dalles Road; structural miscellaneous 2: add three antennas to existing cell tower (no land use review required)

Cardinal Industrial Glass, 3125 Neal Creak Mill Road; structural miscellaneous 2: fire alarm system upgrade for addition

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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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