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Pet of the Week: Pippa is ‘sweet and cuddly’

Little Miss Pippa has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Kayak Shed razed

The remains of the Kayak Shed are taken down and removed Monday by Beam Excavating of Hood River.

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Painting Paris Fair

Historic Paris Fair Building over the past week has received a new coat of paint — Stonington grey, to be precise — with charcoal accents on the storefront, according to Claudia von Flotow of Key Development, which owns the building at Oak and Fourth streets.

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Westside Plan directed to city council

The wide-ranging Westside Area Concept Plan (WACP) moved on, with plenty of grinding gears, to its next phase, initial review by Hood River City Council, following an often-contentious meeting the evening of Oct. 11 at the Hood River Fire Hall. About 100 people filled the meeting room.

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The Ale List: Logsdon, Full Sail medal at Great American

Good news for two local breweries who medaled at the Great American Beer Festival, Oct. 5-7 in Denver.

‘Heart of Gold’ nominations sought

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health. The Foundation at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is seeking the community’s help in shining the spotlight on two such individuals from the Gorge in 2017.

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Distillers’ welcome

Erin Campbell, manager of the Hood River Distillers’ tasting room, samples some Boda’s Kitchen delectables during the Oct. 6 Business After Hours gathering at the tasting room on Oak Street in downtown Hood River.

Fall Gorge on Tap returns to The Dalles

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge on Oct. 18 for a special presentation on current Columbia Gorge conservation issues and recreation programs. The program will feature four topics: Eagle Creek Wildfire and updates, Gorge Towns to Trails, The Dalles Connection, Preserve the Wonder Land Campaign and the Best Gorge Hikes for Fall Foliage.

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Oregon distributing $85M marijuana tax revenue

Nearly $85 million in marijuana tax revenue is heading to state agencies, the Oregon Department of Revenue announced.

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‘Working in the Gorge’ event celebrates staff

The Mid-Columbia Employment First team celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Hood River.

Morrison Park: Housing Authority announces development team for Lot 700

Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite at Morrison Park, prompting the closure of the park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9-11.

Elks Students of the Month: Lodge honors HRV’s Matthew Frost, Kiki Hosaka

Matthew Frost and Kiki Hosaka, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the Hood River Elks Lodge September Students of the Month.

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Bridge busy: Maintenance causes round of delays

The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge will see a busy October as bridge works presses on, but some anticipated closures have been lifted.

Shelter Services adds two more volunteer training sessions

Two more volunteer training sessions have been scheduled as Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) prepares for opening next month.

Polar Express canceled

Rail Events Inc., Iowa Pacific holdings unable to reach agreement

After several months of ongoing negotiations, Rail Events Inc. has announced several U.S. locations of The Polar Express Train Ride, previously operated by Iowa Pacific Holdings, will not return for the 2017 season, including Mt. Hood Railroad in Hood River.

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