Westside meetings Wednesday at Fire Hall

The last meetings, for now, of the two Westside Area Plan committees are scheduled for Oct. 11 at Hood River Fire Hall.

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KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.

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The Ale List: Rescheduled Hops Fest happens Saturday

The 14th annual Hood River Hops Fest, staged by Hood River Chamber of Commerce, pours fresh-hopped ales from around the Northwest on a new date, Oct. 7 (delayed from Sept. 23).

First brewery opens in Goldendale

Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Wash. coal hub suffers blow

Olympia, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Sept. 26 because of environmental concerns.

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A ‘Divine Surprise’ emerges from ashes

Kayak Shed fire spares documents

Wreckage revealed a “divine” result at Kayak Shed, which was gutted by fire on Sept. 27.

Hood River News’ ad staff wins awards

The Hood River News recently won 10 awards at the 2017 Better Ad Ideas contest on Sept. 22 in Lake Oswego.

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Cycle of empowerment: Girl Up club hosts film, fundraisers to help young women globally

HRVHS Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation club, is hosting a three-part movie series to raise money for School Cycle, which sends bikes to Malawi and Guatemala so that girls can get to school. The event was Tuesday, but it is just one part of a new set of efforts by young women at Hood River Valley High School.

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‘Farm Punk’ artist donates sculpture to Arts Center

Local metal artist Alan Root has donated his sculpture, “Heron Viewing Spawning Salmon,” to Columbia Center for the Arts.

Pet of the Week: Frankie is a ‘lovebug’

Frankie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. If you’re looking for a whole lotta love on tiny legs, meet Frankie (like frankfurter ... get it?), the cutest lil' Dachshund around.

Gorge Works hosts career tours for Manufacturing Day

Gorge Works is celebrating National Manufacturing Day, with business tours and other events on Thursday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 6, designed to let people know about the job and training opportunities available in the Columbia Gorge.

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‘Tremendous loss’: fire levels Kayak Shed

Neighboring Ground café is up and running again

Fire consumed a major piece of Hood River history Wednesday as the 110-year-old Kayak Shed building fell to flames in a nine-alarm fire.

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City Council hones new ‘in-lieu’ fee

Gov. Brown to visit CL, HR on Friday

The pendulum-like “in-lieu” fee issue took another swing Monday after a lengthy discussion by Hood River City Council.

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‘Thank yous’ to responders

Two events to put on your calendar if you are a first responder or want to thank the folks who assisted in the Eagle Creek fire:

The Ale List: Meadows’ Fest reset for Sept. 30, Hops Fest for Oct. 7

Meadows debuts ‘A-Zone IPA’ for 50th anniversary

Autumn brings a full platter to The Ale List, what with rescheduled events, new releases, and events around the state where Gorge breweries yet again find favor.