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DIY Gift Day at HR History Museum Dec. 5

Are you tired of giving the same old store bought gifts year after year? Do you want to give gifts with a more personal touch but are great looking? Come to the History Museum of Hood River County’s DIY Holiday Gift Day and learn how!

Mt. Hood land bill advances

Sen. Ron Wyden gets his ‘Cooper Spur Clarification’ through Senate committee

A bill launched by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to speed up a long-delayed land exchange between Mt. Hood Meadows resort and the U.S. Forest Service has moved forward one key step — the piece of legislation found Senate Committee approval last week.

CL Council approves ‘Gorge Hub’ grant, talks Nestlé status

Cascade Locks City Council tackled a diverse agenda — from utilities to tourism and Nestlé — at a short but busy meeting Monday.

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Six Jesuit volunteers work in a year of service

In what has become an annual changing of the guard, six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC) members moved to Odell this August for a year of intensive community service.

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Allies at ‘Aloha’

At top-flight Hawaii event, Gorge surfers fight crushing waves to reach podium

The 2015 Nove Nove Maui Aloha Classic was one for the record books. The contest, organized by Sam Bittner of the AWT, marked the culmination of the American Windsurfing Tour and the PWA World Tour, bringing together the best windsurfers in the world for one unique competition. The event’s holding period ran from Oct. 28 through Nov. 10, with 10 days of competition.

Holiday Happenings: Photos with Santa at the Columbia Art Center, more

Make memories with a visit and picture with Santa in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Santa (who also happens to be starring in the CAST Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” in the Columbia Arts Theatre) will be visiting with kids before Sunday show matinees during December.

Climate change march happens Sunday in HR

Citizens will march Sunday in Hood River as part of a “global mobilization” on climate change, in advance of the Paris summit Nov. 30- to Dec. 11.

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Thanksgiving holiday events

The annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Mosier Twin Tunnels, 10 a.m. at Mark Hatfield Trailhead; register starting at 9 a.m.; kids’ 200-meter run at 9:50 a.m. Choose the 12-kilometer, 5K and 3K run/walk. Proceeds benefit Mosier Schools.

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Storm smacks Gorge

Fallen trees close freeway mid-week, power goes out in Cascade Locks

High winds and rain pummeled the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, toppling trees and closing Interstate 84 eastbound from Troutdale to Hood River for the night.

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HR Parks sets sights on Fairview

District withdraws Guignard Road plans

Plans for a new park in south Hood River have fallen through, but a new destination has emerged at Fairview Drive.

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First snow blankets middle, upper valley Thursday

Between spouts of rain, the upper and middle Hood River Valley picked up their first lasting sheet of snow for the season Thursday morning.

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B Gorge-us Boutique opens, shares space with Gandara

B Gorge-us Boutique, located at 416 Oak Street in the Oak Mall in downtown Hood River, is open for business.

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Dogs and cats benefit from fifth grader's birthday

When Lelu Branch, a May Street fifth grader, turned 11 on Nov. 9, she knew she wanted to collect gifts for others instead of for herself.

Business Notes for Nov. 21

Mid-Columbia realtors honor Julie Gilbert; Von Flotow finishes grading on Country Club; Brewery buys building from Diamond; State orders work ceased on Ryan property

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Rachel Suits combines love of insects, education at OSU Extension

OSU Extension Education Program Assistant Rachel Suits didn’t know a lot about the extension service prior to attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.