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Nubia Contreras of Hood River is the new Latino Liaison at Columbia Center for the Arts, a position funded in part by a grant from Oregon Community Foundation.

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In 2012, professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves launched her eponymous swimwear label, Sensi Graves Bikinis, to meet the demands of her sport.From the outset of the Hood River brand’s launch in 2012, Sensi Graves Bikinis has been committed to sustainability, according to a release from Graves.

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When organizers were planning the first free Thanksgiving Community Dinner in 2015, Romul Grivov of Romul’s Restaurant stepped forward and said he would donate the needed 300 hundred pounds of turkey.

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pFriem is full-speed ahead on its expansion efforts: With the first phase of remodeling done in its primary facility in Hood River, and construction of a supplementary facility in Cascade Locks already in progress, pFriem is now preparing to start the second phase of improvements to the Haly…

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Mt. Hood Railroad’s assets and business operations have been turned over to Novo Advisors, a financial advisory firm, after a U.S. District Court judge ordered the railroad’s owner, Iowa Pacific Holdings, to place the railroad into receivership.Receivership is a type of bankruptcy protection…

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In response to increased usage over the last few years, the Port of Hood River is looking into reorienting the floating dock in Nichols Basin to create a safer and more efficient dock system.

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Though the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project is far from completion, the project team has put together some conceptual images of what the new bridge could look like.

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Naked Winery co-owner Peter Steinfield, right, greets Brian McNamara in front of the winery’s new home, 606 State St., until spring 2019 the home to long-time anchor restaurant Brian’s Pourhouse. Naked Winery closed its Second and Cascade tasting room on Aug. 30 and moved into new space on A…

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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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