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Fresh Start launches class series for home cooks

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks, and one class for kids, beginning Thursday, June 23, with a pasta and ravioli class.

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Wyden debriefs with Mosier firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.

Rep. Johnson receives housing award

The Oregon Opportunity Network (Oregon ON) has chosen Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to receive one of the 2016 Housing Champion Awards. As the statewide association for affordable housing and community development nonprofits, Oregon ON selected Johnson because of his support for several housing bills during the 2016 session.

Cascade Locks Port issues ‘Local’ sticker for bridge crossings

The Port of Cascade Locks announces that the new local bridge crossing stickers will be available for distribution beginning at 8 a.m. on June 13.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

Tum-A-Lum celebrates grand reopening, 110th anniversary Saturday

Tum-A-Lum hosts its 110th company anniversary Saturday, and grand re-opening celebration for its revamped Hood River store, 408 Highway 35.

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Cascade Locks Council opposes oil trains

Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.

Public records, building permits: May 2016

City and county permits

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New ‘Farm Place’ opens this weekend

The Packer Family has been busy lately.

Gorge Gulp brings local ales; focus on opportunities for kids

Recent train derailments nor Gorge-wide gridlock did not stop the Gorge Gulp fundraising efforts of the Hood River County Education Foundation last Friday night at Venue 301.

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Attentive Parenting: The Next Door gains $50,000 Community Foundation grant

The Next Door has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support its work as the Parenting Education Hub for Wasco and Hood River Counties. This funding will enable The Next Door to continue providing parenting education class series.

House passes Mt. Hood land exchange bill

A bill aiming to speed up a long-stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort has cleared the House.

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Train cleanup continues

With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.

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Tribes call for block on fuel trains

‘How many more derailments are there going to be?’

Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: no more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge.

HRVAC News: Adult Center president lists ways to help

Hood River Valley Adult Center Board of Directors President Beth Peters knows exactly what to tell people when they ask how they can help at the center.