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Yesteryears: Ruptured natural gas line closes downtown in 1998

A ruptured natural gas line had a block of downtown Hood River cleared out Monday morning. Workers laboring on the Oak Avenue urban renewal project inadvertently jarred the line while digging up asphalt between Second and Third streets. The break occurred in front of Yaya’s restaurant.

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Pick of the Week: All-glow mini golf this weekend

Hood River’s only full-size indoor glow in the dark 18-hole mini golf course will open its doors for one more weekend before closing until November on Friday, Jan. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets.

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‘Heroes Holiday Carnival’

Delta Kappa ESA held its “Hope for Heroes Holiday Carnival” at the Oregon Veteran Home in The Dalles recently.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 10 edition

Mel Brown Septet with the Gorge Jazz Collective; Chihuahua Desert at The Pines; more

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Yesteryears: Energy experts predicting higher gas prices in 2008

Energy experts are predicting the cost for a gallon of regular gasoline could climb as high as $3.80 per gallon by summer — and raise the price of food and other goods even more.

Cascade Observations: Finding home

I’ve lived in the same house, with the same wonderful partner, for over 30 years. Our house isn’t big, or fancy, or elegantly decorated, but it’s our home, filled with comfort and love, and on a cold, grey day it’s a wonderful, cozy place to be. Curling up with a book on such a day is a treat.

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Car winner

Evelyn Charity of Hood River is the winner of the Nissan Leaf electric car, won in a drawing held at Riverside Community Church. Charity, a long-time RCC member, had her name selected on Dec. 20 from nearly 400 tickets, sold by the church to raise funds for its outreach and justice work and to promote the transition to e-cars and clean energy.

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Yesteryears: New city snow plow put to work in 1928

The new city snow plow, recently purchased from the Coulter Motor Co., was put to work Saturday afternoon and in a few hours had piled the six inch blanket of snow in the center of the business streets of the city.

Thanks to Meadows for new shuttle bus service

Mt. Hood Meadows is running, for the first time, a free shuttle service from Hood River’s Event Site to the resort south of Parkdale. Hood River parent Ian Martin writes:

Entertainment Update for Jan. 3 edition

‘Ernie Sterno’ at Zim’s Jan. 5; Folk music at Balch Hotel; more

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The Porch, Dec. 30 edition

WELL SAID: “The old problems — love, money, security, status, health, etc. — are still here to plague us or please us.” — Shelley Berman, 1926-2017

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The Daily Bread: Himalayan Dreams: Listening to a Wild Heart, part 2

Sleep did not come that night. My mind was on fire contemplating and reviewing all the options, pros and cons. If I continued on, there was a high probability of sustaining permanent damage, maybe surgery, and possibly risking my life.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 27

New Year’s Eve Planner, more

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YESTERYEARS: ‘Development’ the theme when looking back at 1987

Often times, a look back through a year’s news will reveal a theme — a thread that seems to tie everything together. That’s the way it has been in Hood River County in 1987, and the theme has been “development.” To be sure, there were many other events — both positive and negative — but the year was just barely underway when new developments started hitting the headlines.

Learning the secret to wings: understand the art of receiving

Every Christmas Eve since I was a teenager, I’ve snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a bowl of popcorn to watch my favorite movie of all time – “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

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