Well, just like that, summer is over, the leaves are starting to fall from the trees and winter is just around the corner.
The fires have died down, yet some still burn, the danger however is nothing like it was in the heart of fireseason this year.
Of course this publication took me all over this summer, giving me the opportunity to meet people with all different types of occupations. There never seems to be a dull moment in my life and I couldn’t be happier.
I was able to go to the fire lines on more than one occasion; I went to a conference on equity research at Skamania Lodge, which was amazing and I can hardly wait to start writing about what I learned there, and I even took pictures of the Brigadier General as he landed just outsied of my hometown.
Mark and I also made a trip to Troy to survey the damage that the Grizzly Bear Complex left behind, so glad the town is still standing. Of course you just can’t go to Troy without taking a walk to the playground behind the school, (which this year has all of two students), so that you can ride the merry-go-round. The Troy school merry-go-round has got to be the best one in the state. It is the only one I have ever seen that actually lets you pump it to get it spinning, and yes I am easily entertained.
New this edition I will begin making an extended digital version of The Gorge Business News online. I will place a QR Code for you to scan that will take you right to the extended digital version.
Thank you once again for reading The Gorge Business News. It is still just a fraction of what I want it to become, but like all good things it takes time. Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with you or interviewing you in the future. Feel free to contact me at lorikimbel@neobn.com with any questions or suggestions.
I will continue on with my efforts to promote small business in the Columbia River Gorge as well as Northeast Oregon. If I can help move the economic dial in the right direction in these areas, than that makes my job well worth doing.

I hope your Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful. Talk to you again come winter.