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Warming Shelter opens Nov. 27 in new location

The long search for a Warming Shelter site is over.

Groups, BNSF reach agreement in coal dust suit

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), signaling the end of a three-year court tussle over coal pollution.

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Gala Fashion Show raises money for Christmas Project

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m

Deadline near for SBA federal disaster loans

Director Martin Golden of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Portland District Office reminds Oregon small businesses of the Dec. 9 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Clackamas and Tillamook counties that occurred Dec. 6-23, 2015.

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Thunder Island permit extended

Owners expect to close on land buy with port

Thunder Island Brewing Co. has been approved to keep doing business at their riverside locale for another two years, pending their move onto WaNaPa Street.

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‘Polar Express’ begins: New North Pole constructed in Pine Grove

The Mount Hood Railroad is making the holidays a little more merry and bright on The Polar Express train ride this year, with service beginning Nov. 12. The story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the newly built North Pole set located in Pine Grove.

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Workshop kicks off county energy planning

It was standing room only at an energy sustainability workshop held in Hood River recently.

‘Share the Warmth’ continues at Windermere

Deliver coats, blankets to realty offices

The “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive, a long-standing tradition for Windermere offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, kicked off Nov. 7 with 41 offices, including five along the Columbia River, serving as donation drop-off sites.

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The Ale List: pFriem medals in European Star competition

pFriem Family Brewers is the first American brewery to medal for German-style Pilsner in the prestigious European Beer Star Competition.

Maupin to get fiber-optic

A fiber-optic broadband network is set to power almost every building and home in Maupin.

HRVAC News: It’s a busy November at the HRV Adult Center

November is here, but those looking to slow down after the busy summer months might be in for a surprise. The Hood River Valley Adult Center is as busy as ever, said Board President Beth Peters in a recent newsletter.

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Gala Fashion Show, benefit for Christmas Project, returns Nov. 17

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

‘Polar Express’ starts rolling

Mt. Hood Railroad’s “The Polar Express,” inspired by the book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, starts 2016 service on Nov. 12.

Westside Area Plan open house Nov. 17

The City of Hood River hosts an open house on the Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Station Training Room, 1785 Meyer Parkway.

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CASA program swears in new child advocates

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program introduces its newest child advocates: Tonya Flory, Karen Lamp, Owen Lamp and Maresa Roberts, The Dalles residents; Krista Shilvock, White Salmon; and Guy Tauscher, Hood River.

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