Saturday, November 23, 2013
HRV wrestling spagetti feed Saturday
Hood River Valley High School wrestling is hosting a community dinner and auction fundraiser Nov. 23 at the County Fairground Community Building in Odell. The event is a fundraiser for all wrestling programs in Hood River and will be hosted by the upcoming lineup of HRVHS Eagle wrestlers.
The evening will start at 5 p.m., with an hour designated for meet and greet, an hour for the home-made spaghetti dinner and an hour for the auction and raffle. Tickets for the dinner are $10, available at the door.
Mt. Hood Meadows opens Saturday
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort this week announced that it will open for limited operations starting this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The resort will open with about a 19-inch base and will run Cascade Express, Daisy and Buttercup lifts; although terrain serviced by each will be limited. See www.skihood.com for details.
Trails Committee members sought
Three Forest Recreation Trails Committee members’ terms are due to expire on Jan. 1. Hood River County is now accepting applications from the public for these positions. Applications are due by Dec. 13; interviews and new appointments will be made in January.
The Trails Committee is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Members represent the various users who utilize the trail system. Terms are for three years. Contact the Forestry Department at 541-387-6888 or 918 18th St., Hood River, OR 97031 if you have any questions
Turky Trot is Nov. 28
The increasingly-popular Turky Trot fun run is set for 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. The 3K, 5K and 12K distances all start from the Hood River side of the Mosier Twin Tunnels. Show up early to register. A fun 200-meter kids run will kick off the action at 9:50 a.m.
Local businesses chip in for ski team
Downtown Hood River businesses 2nd Wind Sports and Andrew’s Pizza presented representatives of the Hood River Valley High School ski team with a check for $1,200; a donation from proceeds made by a recent movie premiere at the theater.
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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge