GO! Local Challenge starts

With the holiday shopping and giving season approaching, Gorge Owned (GO!) encourages residents to take the GO! Local Challenge, a sweepstakes that rewards people for supporting locally owned businesses and making donations to local nonprofits.

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Pet of the Week: Filomena is a beauty who needs extra loving care

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Filomena as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Christmas tree permits now on sale

As the holiday season approaches, Mt. Hood National Forest Christmas tree permits are now on sale.

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MHM rescinds park and ride application

Meadows cites public concern as influence on resort’s decision

Mt. Hood Meadows administrators say they have decided to rescind the resort’s application to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood after hearing numerous concerns from the public about the proposal during a Hood River County Planning Commission meeting last week.

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Canine Can-Do: Adopt A Dog takes on pooch influx, seeks public’s help

A chance meeting this summer at Starbucks, between Hood River Adopt A Dog shelter coordinator Janette Skarda and Jan and Tom Short of Wenatchee, Wash., lead to a recent influx of five dogs at the Hukari Animal Shelter, located in Odell.

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Park and ride appeal fails

Planning commission fails to make decision, appeal likely heading to county commission

An appeal of Mt. Hood Meadows’ plan to build a park and ride in the community of Mt. Hood has failed after Hood River County Planning Commissioners weren’t able to muster enough votes to arrive at a decision during a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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Jimmy Guthrie is truly working on the railroad, and he loves it all the live long day

There isn’t a job on the Mt. Hood Railroad that Jimmy Guthrie hasn’t done, whether that’s working on the track or running the trains.

March of Dimes honors nurses Fischer, McQuade

Parkdale residents Rhonda Fischer and Sarah McQuade were among 18 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Oct. 24, at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. With 430 nurses nominated, the state-wide committee selected the 18 winners in a blinded process.

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Pet of the week: Axle is eager to please

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Axle as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

OSU Extension faculty receive awards

Dani Annala, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Lauren Kraemer, Extension Family and Community Health, each received recognition for their program work at Oregon State University, Hood River Extension Service.

Party Like a Local: Gorge Owned hosts annual party and fundraiser, Nov. 14 at Springhouse Cellar

Gorge Owned (GO!) welcomes community members to its first ever GOvember Party and Fundraiser on Fri., Nov. 14 at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, 13 Railroad St.

For local first responders, oil train exercise was ‘A real eye-opener’

As trains carrying crude oil stream through the Gorge on a weekly basis, the area’s emergency responders are busy preparing for potential derailments and the chaos that could follow.

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HR Bridge lift span not setting correctly

Traffic delays anticipated Monday for bridge inspection

A contractor with the Port of Hood River will begin inspections this week to try and figure out why the lift span of the Hood River Bridge isn’t setting properly in the down position.

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For Celia Smith, cutting hair ‘doesn’t feel like coming to work’

When Celia Smith started out as a beautician 28 years ago, it wasn’t in the iconic A-frame near the fire station in downtown Odell where she’s worked more than two decades.

VETERANS VISIT FREE: Military and family given free admission Nov. 8-10 at Oregon Historical Society

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active duty military, and their families will be admitted for free to the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 10.