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Wasco Co. gives green light to Mosier rail project

Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the Wasco County Planning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.

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CL Port plans land sale for Portland construction business

The Port of Cascade Locks is considering selling property to a Portland-based construction company, Ravenwood Group Co., which would set up a branch on WaNaPa Street.

Unemployment remains low in Hood River, Wasco Counties

When it comes to the lowest unemployment rates in Oregon, Hood River County remains on top, according to a report by regional economist Dallas Fridley.

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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

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Donations to clinic reinforce healthful living

One Community Health (OCH) expresses gratitude to a number of local business and organizations that recently donated health-related prizes to support the Hood River Valley High School School-Based Health Center (SBHC), writes Katie Roberts, communications director, for the OCH and SBHC teams.

Call to artists: Art of Community seeks applications

Art of Community, Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour, is seeking artists for its third season.

Little Oaks hosts fall fair

Bring the family to Little Oak Montessori’s (LOMS) annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LOMS’ elementary school campus, 871 NE Estes, White Salmon.

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Two new marijuana dispensaries planned in Hood River

Hood River’s roster of marijuana dispensaries may soon grow to six.

Latino Advisory Council focuses on drugs, other teen health concerns

The Latino Advisory council met Sept. 20 to discuss the health of teenagers in Hood River, new apartments at the site of Morrison Park, and a change of name for a national holiday.

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Historic Hwy. Trail segment opens west of Hood River

Outdoor aficionados in Hood River don’t have to travel far to enjoy a waterfall stroll or bike ride, and the trip just got shorter.

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Union Update

Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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Downtown walking tours return Sept. 26

The fall series of walking tours of historic downtown Hood River, presented by The History Museum of Hood River County, begin Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Fresh Start program holds graduates’ dinner Oct. 19

New course starts Nov. 29

What are four courses that change the course of someone’s life? It’s not a trick question. On Oct. 19, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program students prepare a four-course dinner in celebration of their own graduation, said Board Chair Kathy Watson. And after that, jobs await these graduates.


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