‘Blossom Hill’ opens in Odell

Andrea Fox has reopened the food cart in downtown Odell. The new Blossom Hill Coffee Company, in what was the Hood to Hills location, opened Nov. 4 for winter hours — Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Party Like A Local: Gorge Owned presents ‘GOvember’ Party

Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, recently expanded and refurbished, hosts the second annual GOvember Party & Fundraiser Nov. 20, 6 to 10 p.m.

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Shelter is back, warming the night

Hood River Warming Shelter held its first “Warm the Night” fundraiser Nov. 7 and raised nearly $6,000 for the shelter program, now in its sixth year.

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About Ebola: Hood River doctor tells of her 2015 experiences in west Africa

Dr. Beth Foster will speak Nov. 17 about her experiences in helping deal with the biggest international health crisis of 2015.

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Victor Magaña sees package delivery rise — all year long

When Victor Magaña began working as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS) nine years ago, the bulk of his deliveries were letters.

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Veterans Day ceremony at Anderson’s recognizes troops

A Veterans Day ceremony at Anderson’s Tribute Center brought in several dozen audience members Wednesday for a morning of reflection and tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line for what they believed.

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Tuesday avalanche on Eliot glacier

Veteran Hood River climber Walter Burkhardt and friends set out before dawn Tuesday for a climb on Eliot Glacier, via Cooper Spur, on the north face of Mt. Hood.

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Farm hazardous waste collected

Thomas Bolman of Stericycle unloads a pickup bed full of hazardous waste brought by Pine Grove orchardist Vince Ackerman to the Nov. 4 collection event for farmers and businesses at the Hood River Garbage Service facility on Guignard Road.

Next Door families get aboard ‘Polar Express’ on Thursday

On Nov. 12, Mount Hood Railroad will host more than 200 Next Door Inc. program clients, employees and their families for two Polar Express practice runs at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cascade Pet Camp celebrates 10 years

Cascade Pet Camp, the lodging and training facility for dogs and cats, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a client appreciation party Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5-8 p.m.

Sno-Park Permits required starting Nov. 1

As you prepare for your winter recreation activities, remember that Sno-Park parking permits are required. Oregon’s Sno-Park program

Gorge residents named finalists for 2015 Nurse of the Year

Nurses from the Columbia River Gorge have earned a place in the finals for Oregon and southwest Washington’s 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards.

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Mid-Columbia fire fighters quell 2 house blazes over weekend

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue was called to two building fires over the weekend in The Dalles area.

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Marbach holds second holiday open house

Peter Marbach’s second annual Holiday Open House will be held Nov. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his cozy studio at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

Governor intervenes on Nestlé water transfer

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has intervened on the cross water rights transfer that would make possible Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.