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Snapshots of Winter

Cold weather is forecast to continue over the next few days, with "melting" temperatures arriving early next week.

Mayor chooses working groups

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made a series of appointments to fill several expired or vacant terms on a variety of local boards and committees.

Blue Zone meetings set

The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.

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MINT starts year with arrests

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force ended 2016 and started the new year by executing search warrants that led to the arrest of three people.

Closures and delays for Friday, Jan. 13

North Wasco County Schools will be on a two hour delay Friday. Columbia Gorge Community College: Classes are canceled at both campuses. Campuses are open and staff should report to work. Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. The bus will run. OCDC Headstart: Multnomah County-Closed.Washington County-Closed. Odell and The Dalles staff report at 10 a.m. for pre-service. Mulino site-closed, staff report as instructed. Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Intel Oregon FIRST Lego League State Championships Postponed.

For the Record for Jan. 12

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 12, 2017

The facts of hypothermia

Hypothermia is when the body gets very cold and can’t warm up on its own, according to UpToDate, a medical website. It occurs when the body, normally at 98.6 degrees, drops below 95 degrees.

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The high cost of cold

Last Friday, city police officers spotted a homeless man whose gloveless fingers were swollen and dangerously discolored from exposure, and were quickly able to get services for him. Another homeless man, according to a post by a friend of his on Facebook, is facing the loss of all or part of a foot due to exposure.

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Driving in aftermath of winter storms

Since Christmas Eve, The Dalles Area Command of the Oregon State Police has assisted 202 stranded motorists and handled 184 reported crashes — 41 of which occurred within the past week.

Closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 12

Columbia Gorge Community College: All campuses closed North Wasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles in The Dalles and Hood River are closed.

Hydrant cleaning help needed in TD

With the continuous snow storms hitting our region, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue is asking for the public's immediate assistance. Fire hydrants throughout the community have been impacted to a level that they are no longer visible. Individuals are asked to locate their :fire hydrants and remove the snow around them, so that in the event of a fire in your neighborhood, firefighters will be able to locate and access the hydrant for water supply. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue asks that a three foot clearance around the hydrant be maintained, with a clear access provided from the street to the hydrant as well. If you have any question regarding how to clear the hydrant appropriately, please contact Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue at 541-296-9445.

For the Record for Jan. 11

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 11, 2017

OR Main Street offers networking

Oregon Main Street is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving downtown revitalization assistance.

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A ‘Helping Hand’ with home health

Helping Hands Home Care has been in business in the Portland area for about 30 years, but is relatively new to the Columbia River Gorge. “Our staff have been providing everything — housekeeping, meal prep, transportation, personal care and medication management,” explained Mary Gailley, regional manager for Helping Hands, adding that the business also provides foot care for clients, help with dressing and bathing, doing the laundry, and even care for a client’s pets and plants.

Man with TD ties injured in shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Ohio woman was one of five victims of the Florida airport shooting and her husband, who has ties to The Dalles, was critically injured in the attack.

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