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Hood River Inn receives Best Western Chairman award

Outstanding quality standards have earned Best Western Plus Hood River Inn the Best Western Chairman award, the hotel chain’s highest honor.

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DeeTour hotel hearing delayed

County to settle STR, marijuana rules

The destiny of DeeTour hotel, an add-on to a proposed concert venue at Dee Highway and Lost Lake Road, remains to be seen.

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Local bread, fruit or flowers: Give flavor, taste and aroma

Gift Guide is filled with ideas -- here's where to start

The holidays are a time for friends and families to gather together and celebrate. Some people revel in the opportunity to invite people over for a fun, festive event.

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Warming Shelter opens Nov. 27, at ‘new’ locations

The Hood River Warming Shelter remains in transition, with a one-week delay for opening.

‘Buy local’ campaign encourages residents to shop, donate locally

With the holiday shopping and giving season just around the corner, Gorge Owned launched its seventh annual GO! Local campaign on Friday, Nov. 11 to encourage residents to shop and donate locally.

$5.1M contributed to Hood River County nonprofits

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) recently released the 2016 Giving in Oregon Report. The report found that Oregon nonprofits received $2.1 billion in donations in 2014, up from $1.76 billion in 2013.

First Book awards five grants to local programs

First Book is a national nonprofit organization (501c) with a simple mission: to provide new books to children and youth in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy — access to books. Team First Book/Hood River is part of the national literacy effort and has been awarding book grants since 2000.

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Hood River Holidays kickoff Dec. 2

Hood River Holidays — that time of year when downtown is transformed into a festive wonderland of twinkle lights and holiday cheer — kicks off on Friday, Dec. 2.

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What to do during Thanksgiving Week? Kids’ fun, this way …

For youngsters, the fact that there is no school all week, along with a big Thanksgiving dinner, and the prospect of snow on the mountains (be optimistic!) are enjoyable enough aspects to the last week of Thanksgiving.

Mosier Senior Center seeks funds

Center receives $5,000 matching grant from charitable foundation

Since announcing that the Mosier Valley Senior Center is at risk of closing at the end of 2016, board members have received a fund-matching grant through an anonymous charitable foundation, who will match all funds raised up to $5,000.

Pool notes: Lifeguard training starts; classes, special swims offered

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed all day Saturday, Nov. 19 for a Masters Swim Meet. The pool will reopen for normal business hours Sunday, Nov. 20.

Warming Shelter opens Nov. 27 in new location

The long search for a Warming Shelter site is over.

Groups, BNSF reach agreement in coal dust suit

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), signaling the end of a three-year court tussle over coal pollution.

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Gala Fashion Show raises money for Christmas Project

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m