Butler Bank Social Club hosts ‘Movember’ events

Proceeds to support homeless young men in the community

Union Event Co., an event-planning company based out of a historic bank, now known as Butler Bank Social Club, will host a series of events throughout the month of November in order to raise awareness and support for men’s health month.

Students of the Month: Hood River Elks Lodge chooses Scarborough and Noteboom

Laura Scarborough and Noah Noteboom, two Hood River Valley High seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first students of the month recipients. Both are very active in and out of school and are very involved in their community. They were introduced at a recent Lodge meeting and presented checks for $100.

Gorge employment dips slightly with fall seasonal shift

With the dawn of fall, jobs in the Columbia River Gorge have declined slightly but remain strong in the statewide context, according to a report by regional economist Dallas Fridley. Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly, to 4.8 percent in September, tied with Benton County for Oregon’s lowest. Looking back to September 2014, the county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point higher and ranked second.

Yakama Nation wins ground on southern Washington retrocession

In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials Monday approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been handled by the state for decades.

Warming Shelter holds kickoff at new location

The Hood River Warming Shelter will hold a “Warm the Night” silent auction of services 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, to kick off its 2015-16 season at its new location, 4041 Westcliff Drive, next to the Hood River Char Burger.

Highway Driver: Governor picks Johnson to co-lead Columbia River Collaborative

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has selected Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to share leadership in a newly forged Oregon Solutions program, Columbia River Highway Collaborative, which will tackle safety and congestion issues in the Gorge.

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Where to get your scare!

Trick or Treat falls on Saturday, and there’s plenty happening Friday night, too.

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Quilt Show organizers report successful event at Armory

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show called this year’s exhibit the best show ever, according to event chair Kathleen Roulet of Columbia Gorge Quilting Guild.

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Port approves development plans for Expo Center site

The hulking Expo Center won’t face teardown until the tail end of 2016, but plans for the smaller buildings replacing it are becoming more sharply defined.

Rockford Grange hosts ‘Fill Your Pantry’ Nov. 7

The Nov. 7 date was inadvertently omitted from the midweek edition article (page B10) on the “Fill Your Pantry” event at Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Road.

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Pet of the Week: DannyBoy is a big ol’ marshmallow

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected DannyBoy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Tech Alliance seeks award nominees

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) has opened nominations for its annual awards program to recognize the individual and organizational leaders working to advance the tech industry and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the Columbia River Gorge. Finalists are invited to the organization’s annual Winter Party in December, where the winners for Technology Leader of the Year and Technology Organization of the Year are announced.

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Hood River Bridge struck by vessel

Lift span stays offline as Port assesses damage

Heavy scrapes mar the cement skin of the Hood River Bridge where an unidentified vessel struck the northeast pier in early October.

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Bridge support: HR Port officials advocate in D.C. for expanded funding

Port of Hood River leaders took to Washington D.C. this week, advocating for legislators to put bridges of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on the federal funding map.

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David Smock and public works crew keep city on track

What do sewer drains, city parks, chip seals and snow plows have in common?