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A Thanksgiving bulge — in Northwest electrical use — seen again this year

Bonneville Power Administration operators are prepared for the energy anomaly that they see every Thanksgiving Day. They have planned for an unusual bulge, or peak, in the morning as millions of people across the Pacific Northwest gather to cook meals, which rely heavily on the use of ovens and other appliances. After the big meal, system operators will be on hand to ramp power down during the tryptophan drop off.

Church News: Churches announce holiday schedules

Holiday service schedules, more

From students at HRVHS: ‘We stand by the rights of all people’

Hood River Valley High School Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Community, At Hood River Valley High School, we are proud to represent a wide range of political opinions and a diverse population of students.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 26

Where’s coverage?, Why, Rep. Walden?, more

Sports Briefs for Nov. 26

Booster Club fundraiser at Springhouse Nov. 29; Hood River’s John Jackson receives first team All-Conference football honors at Middlebury

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Introducing Bart Vervloet, new CGWA executive director

For many people, especially longtime Gorge windsurfers, Bart Vervloet probably needs no introduction. He’s been active in the Gorge windsurfing and local recreation scene since the mid-1980s and has been a resident of the area for just as long.

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With snow flying, Meadows offers limited weekend opening

After a busy offseason, snowfall allows the resort to open three lifts Friday

Mother Nature teased powder hounds with an early-season snowfall in October, but now that the snow is falling in earnest on Mount Hood, ski resorts are preparing for limited openings this weekend.

Jobs report: Hood River employment steady in fall

Despite shedding some jobs, Hood River County employment held firm at second best statewide.

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Thursday morning

Sheriff Log, Nov. 13 to 19

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Police Log, Nov. 14 to 20

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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The Porch for Nov. 26

WELL SAID: “Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.” — J. Robert Moskin

Entertainment Update for Nov. 26

United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 3; Author Santella at Double Mountain discusses beer book

Glassometry’s Laurel Hagner offers Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19

Artist and teacher Laurel Marie Hagner of Glassometry Studios in Odell hosts a weekend Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19. To learn more about Hagner, her artwork or this retreat, visit www.glassometry.com, email laurel @glassometry.com or call 541-354-3015. Registration price includes all activities, art supplies and snacks on Saturday.

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Arts Center hosts new Holiday Show and Sale

Opens Nov. 25; artists’ reception will be Dec. 2

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Holiday Show and Sale, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Local artists have pulled out all the stops to create beautiful handcrafted items.

‘Celtic Christmas’: CGOA presents music, readings Dec. 2, 4

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association invites audiences to start the holiday season with some Celtic-inspired music and readings as Voci, Stages, and special guests Barley Draught present “A Celtic Christmas,” Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

The Ale List: pFriem wins Brussels Beer Challenge Awards

pFriem brings home ‘Revelation’ trophy for Super Saison

The winners of the international 2016 Brussels Beer Challenge competition have been officially announced and out of all the beers submitted by American Breweries, pFriem Family Brewers took home the American Revelation — Fermentis Trophy for their Super Saison.

Council to act on Title 5 rental rules

HR Council meets on Monday and Tuesday

Hood River City Council meets on two consecutive evenings this week — its regular meeting Monday and Tuesday’s special meeting held solely to consider passage of an emergency ordinance on Title 5. This pertains to rules for short term rentals in residential zones.

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‘It’s On Us’: students shine light on assault

It’s almost scary how little we talk about it.

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Proposed ‘Barrett Vista’ subdivision would add 24 houses in Odell

A Lake Oswego developer is seeking permits to build a 24-lot subdivision northeast of Odell, expanding an existing neighborhood.

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