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A Thanksgiving bulge — in Northwest electrical use — seen again this year

Bonneville Power Administration operators are prepared for the energy anomaly that they see every Thanksgiving Day. They have planned for an unusual bulge, or peak, in the morning as millions of people across the Pacific Northwest gather to cook meals, which rely heavily on the use of ovens and other appliances. After the big meal, system operators will be on hand to ramp power down during the tryptophan drop off.

Jobs report: Hood River employment steady in fall

Despite shedding some jobs, Hood River County employment held firm at second best statewide.

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Thursday morning

Sheriff Log, Nov. 13 to 19

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Police Log, Nov. 14 to 20

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

The Ale List: pFriem wins Brussels Beer Challenge Awards

pFriem brings home ‘Revelation’ trophy for Super Saison

The winners of the international 2016 Brussels Beer Challenge competition have been officially announced and out of all the beers submitted by American Breweries, pFriem Family Brewers took home the American Revelation — Fermentis Trophy for their Super Saison.

Council to act on Title 5 rental rules

HR Council meets on Monday and Tuesday

Hood River City Council meets on two consecutive evenings this week — its regular meeting Monday and Tuesday’s special meeting held solely to consider passage of an emergency ordinance on Title 5. This pertains to rules for short term rentals in residential zones.

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‘It’s On Us’: students shine light on assault

It’s almost scary how little we talk about it.

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Proposed ‘Barrett Vista’ subdivision would add 24 houses in Odell

A Lake Oswego developer is seeking permits to build a 24-lot subdivision northeast of Odell, expanding an existing neighborhood.

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Feds grant $28M for Mitchell Point crossing

Oregon Department of Transportation has found a light at the end of the tunnel in its endeavor to fully restore the Historic Columbia River Highway as a single trail.

ODOT notes work this week on I-84

Look for paving this week on 14 miles of Interstate 84 from the Sandy River (just east of Troutdale) to Multnomah Falls, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Thunder Island buys WaNaPa property from Port of Cascade Locks

The Port of Cascade Locks has sold a piece of downtown property to Thunder Island Brewing Co., where the brewery plans to move.

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Historic collections and the community: What to know in making a year-end gift to the museum

As the holiday season draws near, The History Museum of Hood River County is getting ready for end-of-year gifts from donors who wish to take advantage of any tax benefits that their giving to charitable non-profit organizations can provide.

The Ale List: Fruit comes forward at Logsdon, pFriem

Fruit gains a big lift this month with three beers made from unusual fruits, pouring at pFriem Family Brewing and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. Both are redolent, colorful ales, distinct but not overpowering with the flavor and aroma of their essential fruit: plums at Logsdon (Zuur Pruim — sour plum in Flemish) and at pFriem the blueberry Bosbesson and Farmhouse made from … kumquats.

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Health Authority honor recognizes Lynne Frost and HRV health center

Long before she came to work at One Community Health (OCH), Lynne Frost believed strongly in a School-Based Health Center for her community.

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