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Railroad sues over Mosier track project

The legal conflict over a train track expansion project in Mosier has risen to federal court.

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The Ale List: Brew Fest this weekend, Journal toasts Logsdon Ales

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) holds the first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” Jan. 14 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Hood River — got to say this: weather permitting.

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Hood River Farmers’ Market Jan. 14 at Springhouse Cellars

For the first time ever, Hood River Farmers Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food first and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars

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WebMap: County releases new GIS mapping tool

Hood River County Geographic Information Services (GIS) Department is set to unveil a new version of its interactive online WebMap in January.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for solar incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

Next AARP ‘Safe Driver’ class held Jan. 12-13

The next AARP Safe Driver class will be held at Down Manor on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The two-day class will cover the many changes in Oregon’s driving laws in the past few years.

Bank’s ‘Warm Hearts’ winter drive succeeds

Columbia Bank announced Monday that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive.

A note to readers

The weather affects peoples’ lives in many ways, including delivery of this newspaper.

Cancelations, delays for Monday, Jan. 9

We will update as information becomes available.

Hood River News updates obituary policy

Funeral homes often submit obituaries, death notices and service announcements for the families they are assisting. Those submitted by family members are also accepted as follows:

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WAAAM wins award

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) went up against nearly 9,000 destinations in Oregon and was voted the seventh best, based on visitor reviews. This prestigious rank came from the annual “100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations” contest sponsored by Portland-based MEDIAmerica.

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Portland group buys Hood River Hotel

Downtown’s “cornerstone” has new owners.

City Council talks Sanctuary Monday

Waterfront merchants ask City to consider a plan to share off-street parking

The sanctuary city proposal and a revisiting of a parking meter decision highlight Monday’s agenda for Hood River City Council, meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The Ale List: B.I.G. plans first ‘Holiday Hangover’ Fest

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is offering its first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” in downtown Hood River. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal to The Dalles.

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Hood River hotel sold

The iconic Hood River Hotel has been sold to a group of Portland investors.