Kirby Neumann-Rea

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Appeals Court court affirms Hood River denial of Walmart expansion

City attorney: ‘zero’ chance of an appeal

Hood River officials are confident the Walmart store will remain the size and shape it is now.

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ staged with masks and music

William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy comes to the Hood River stage this weekend for the first time.

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Get some ‘Uptown Funk’ with coronation

Homecoming 2015 – Event details and more

Calling all Hood River Valley High School, as well as Hood River High and Wy’east High grads, and anyone else wanting to see some traditional Friday Night Lights pageantry.

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Solo kayaker reflects on Columbia journey

You could say Jonathan Richardson made it to the throat of the Columbia, if not the mouth.

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Indian Creek Fire is nearly out

Cause still unknown in Sunday blaze that scorched sections of popular trail

This one could have been far worse.

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Layout changes enhance Hood River Hops Fest

Glass mugs and ease of movement help with smooth sampling of ales

The distinctly named “Crux-Arillo” went fast and some beer lines were longer than others, but Hood River Hops Fest seemed to offer something for everyone, be it experimental ales from all over Oregon and Washington, bluegrass and rock-and-roll music, hot food, or talking with friends under sunny autumn skies.

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Pie with the Mayor

The third “Pie with the Mayor” gathering drew a total of 10 people to Pine Street Bakery Monday for the chance to have a face-to-face sit-down with Mayor Paul Blackburn.

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Soil Solutions renovates former HR Glass building

Renovations continue on a 65-year-old Heights building that, while serving anew as an office, continues its tradition as a hands-dirty place of business.

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Hops Fest returns Saturday

Fresh ales from 40 breweries

Smell, taste, and touch the hops at Saturday’s 12th annual Hood River Hops Fest, celebrating the ales enhanced by the flavors and aromas of the thumb-sized conical plant known to scientists as humulus.

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