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Business Notes for Nov. 21

Mid-Columbia realtors honor Julie Gilbert; Von Flotow finishes grading on Country Club; Brewery buys building from Diamond; State orders work ceased on Ryan property

Next Week at HRV

Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 27

Giving Tree invites gifts at Cascade Locks City Hall

The annual Giving Tree of Cascade Locks is back up at City Hall at 140 S.E. WaNaPa Street.

HRV seeks volunteer judges

Volunteers are needed to judge first semester Extended Application (EA) presentations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:20-8:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4-5:30 p.m.

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The Ale List: Base Camp imbues red with local pear wood

The smell of toasted marshmallow paired with a stout took center stage at a local ale house Thursday, but it’s a quieter beer that deserves that kind of attention.

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Storm smacks Gorge

Fallen trees close freeway mid-week, power goes out in Cascade Locks

High winds and rain pummeled the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, toppling trees and closing Interstate 84 eastbound from Troutdale to Hood River for the night.

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Dogs and cats benefit from fifth grader's birthday

When Lelu Branch, a May Street fifth grader, turned 11 on Nov. 9, she knew she wanted to collect gifts for others instead of for herself.

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Rachel Suits combines love of insects, education at OSU Extension

OSU Extension Education Program Assistant Rachel Suits didn’t know a lot about the extension service prior to attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.

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HR Parks sets sights on Fairview

District withdraws Guignard Road plans

Plans for a new park in south Hood River have fallen through, but a new destination has emerged at Fairview Drive.

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First snow blankets middle, upper valley Thursday

Between spouts of rain, the upper and middle Hood River Valley picked up their first lasting sheet of snow for the season Thursday morning.

Sheriff’s Office, MINT serve narcotics search warrants

Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) conducted an investigation into the possession and delivery of methamphetamine which led to search warrants at 2350 Montello Ave., and 1623 Fifth Street, both in Hood River, on Nov. 12.

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Pet of the Week: Norbert could really use a hug

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Norbert as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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HRV boys water polo loses controversial game to Summit, place fourth at state tourney

The HRV boys water polo team’s quest for a 5A state championship were thwarted in the final nine seconds of an exciting tied-up semifinal game against Summit, when the HRV team was denied the opportunity for a penalty throw by what was proven later to be an erroneous referee decision, said HRV coach Dave Cameron.

Service announcements for Nov. 21

Wayne Huskey, Martha Allen

I-84 reopens from Cascade Locks to Hood River after storm

Interstate 84 between Cascade Locks and Hood River has been reopened following Tuesday's storm.

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Churches, FISH renew Thankgiving Dinner tradition

Thanksgiving meals and events fill the calendar Nov. 23-29 in Hood River County

FISH Food Bank, Asbury Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Riverside Community Church and volunteers from around Hood River are teaming up to serve a free Community Thanksgiving dinner at Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1-5 p.m.

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They Cooked a Swan, Called it Turkey

Reprint, Hood River News, Thanksgiving 1975

A column written by Ruth Guppy and published in the Nov. 27, 1975 edition of the Hood River News.

Face to face with family history: Julia’s cold-water toast

I found Grandma the other day, on the front page of the Nov. 20, 1925, Hood River News.

‘Most Valuable Student’ scholarship deadline Dec. 4

The Hood River Elks local “Most Valuable Student” scholarship deadline is Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Applications must be registered online, or must be turned into the Hood River Elks Lodge, located at Third and Cascade, by 6 p.m. Applications may also submitted to the high school by 3 p.m.

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Tile for a Change

First Friday on Nov. 4 featured a unique citizen art project with a purpose.