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Victor Magaña sees package delivery rise — all year long

When Victor Magaña began working as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS) nine years ago, the bulk of his deliveries were letters.

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Farm hazardous waste collected

Thomas Bolman of Stericycle unloads a pickup bed full of hazardous waste brought by Pine Grove orchardist Vince Ackerman to the Nov. 4 collection event for farmers and businesses at the Hood River Garbage Service facility on Guignard Road.

Next Door families get aboard ‘Polar Express’ on Thursday

On Nov. 12, Mount Hood Railroad will host more than 200 Next Door Inc. program clients, employees and their families for two Polar Express practice runs at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cascade Pet Camp celebrates 10 years

Cascade Pet Camp, the lodging and training facility for dogs and cats, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a client appreciation party Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5-8 p.m.

Gorge residents named finalists for 2015 Nurse of the Year

Nurses from the Columbia River Gorge have earned a place in the finals for Oregon and southwest Washington’s 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards.

Governor intervenes on Nestlé water transfer

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has intervened on the cross water rights transfer that would make possible Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

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Hood River Council adds Nov. 16 meeting to continue short-term rental debate

Complex debate on short-term rentals stays on the burner

City Council wrangled over proposed restrictions on short-term rentals Monday in a four-hour meeting that left nothing decided except to meet again in a week.

Christmas Project: When and where to register

Start-up operations for the 2015 The Hood River County Christmas Project have begun. The Nov. 13 Gala Fashion Show at Best Western Inn Gorge Room is the primary fundraising event for the Christmas Project: turn to page B3 for details.

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Veterans’ officer Tricia Stevens continues service to country

Tricia Stevens loves serving veterans.

Veterans Day: Events will honor those who served

Here are community events honoring men and women who served the United States in the military, and their families.

Tribes urge Gov. Brown to pull back water transfer

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation met with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s staff in Portland Wednesday to express their concerns over a cross water rights transfer between the City of Cascade Locks and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Gorge bridges on federal radar

Walden proposal for Scenic Area transportation funding passes U.S. House

Hood River County’s bridges and highways found a niche in a sweeping federal transportation bill passed Tuesday by the U.S. House.

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Port investigating bridge damages

The Port of Hood River is assessing damages to the Hood River Bridge where a suspected barge struck the concrete pier that supports the north lift span tower in October.

How to Help: Windermere holds annual ‘Share the Warmth’ coat and blanket drive

The “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive, a long-standing tradition for Windermere offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, kicked off Nov. 2 in 31 offices, including five in the Gorge serving as donation drop-off sites.

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Gov. Brown asks state agencies to pull back on Cascade Locks water transfer

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has intervened on the cross water rights transfer that would make possible Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.