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Columbia Gorge Express will transition to its fall schedule starting Sept. 16.Service will taper in phases to accommodate the gradually shrinking crowds, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Sample I did the collaborations and one of the barrel-aged offerings at the Everybody’s Brewing’s third annual Local Love Fest on Aug. 31 at the brewery. The brewers and local businesses paired up for some unusual one-off beers celebrating fermentology among the rich and innovative agricultu…

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Owners Rod Steward and Lorraine Lyons of 64 Oz. welcome customers to their new space at 208 Oak St. The taproom, with 30 taps of beer, cider and wine, opened in May 2015 around the corner on Third Street and quickly became a downtown craft beer hub, with regular live music, often with Stewar…

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Paul Blackburn turned the gavel over to Mayor Pro Tem Kate McBride at the Aug. 26 meeting, and also gave her his copy of Roberts Rules of Order, codifying a new mayoral tradition.

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Better ways to combat invasive weeds, developing planning tools to sequester carbon in forests, creating pollinator habitat on irrigation pipeline corridors — these are just a few applications that will come to fruition in the coming years because of funding from USDA’s Natural Resources Con…

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On Saturday, I paid my first visit to the Dwinnell Country Ales brewery in Goldendale and sampled some delicious, aromatic ales —  the list on Saturday leaned heavily sour, a point the server stressed, as if she somehow knew that this customer she had never seen before is more of a malty guy.

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On April 22, 2017, Mt. Hood Railroad hosted a kickoff celebration for the year’s excursion trips to the Upper Hood River Valley, marketed specifically as a fundraiser for the Hutson Museum in Parkdale under claims that all proceeds would go to the museum.With tickets for the day’s excursion …

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Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.

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Thunder Island Brewing Company breaks ground, with help from a dust-raising backhoe, Tuesday at its future brewery and resturant site on WaNaPa Avenue, just west of the Overlook Park-Post Office complex. Owners Dave Lipps and Carolyn Park, right, welcomed a crowd of about 200 people who enjo…

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Signs claiming to be official notice of the upcoming county property seizure were found taped up around the Mt. Hood Railroad parking lot Tuesday morning. The problem: Hood River County didn’t put up the signs, and it’s unclear who did. 

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Thunder Island Brewing Co. will move onward and upward in 2020, with the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot building that will showcase a 15-barrel custom system, a full restaurant, private event space and views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountain Range.

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Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale will release new beers in 500-milliliter bottles along with several small batches of tasting room-only beers on draft this weekend to celebrate its two-year anniversary.

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West Cascade Avenue has changed greatly since Don Nunamaker, Realtors moved there 22 years ago, but its founder’s words that year hold true.

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The quiet ascent of a heron and the robust rooster-tail of a waverunner are all in a day’s view at Riverside restaurant, which gained an msn.com ranking for the panorama seen from the expansive deck.

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HorticultureAdult horticulture entry, Jackie Shaw (Sponsor: Rarity Gardens)Best Show of Horticultural, Norma Curtis (Odell Garden Club)Artistic DesignUsing Fruits and Vegetables, Michelle Kinoshita (Sponsor: Women for Agriculture)Junior Floral Arrangement, Michelle Kinoshita (Tammy’s Floral)…

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Pacific Power has been working with Hood River representatives to mitigate concerns surrounding the utility company’s new Wildfire Mitigation Plan, but the conversation has been wrought with frustration on both sides.

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Lizzie Weekly, daughter of Lucky Littles co-owner Christy Weekly, stands in the new Oak Street location Wednesday. The shop, which sells baby and children’s clothing and accessories, moved from its State Street site on June 1 after eight months. “We have more styles and accessories in our ne…

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United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) presented checks Tuesday, totaling  $251,000 to 33 agencies for its 2019-20 programs awards, including a new agency, 3  Square, a nutrition program based in Stevenson. The event was at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room. Volunteer of the Year …

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An ongoing dispute between Mt. Hood Railroad and Wildwood Academy over parking came to a head Wednesday morning when the railroad set up impromptu barriers — including a parked van, a backhoe, cable wires, cinder blocks and railroad ties — to block all outside access to railroad property.

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In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart announced a new convenience for customers: Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Oregon Walmart stores. This allows families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan to develop a coast-to-coast EV ch…

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