“Electric Power in Wasco County, Past and Current” is the topic of the fourth program of the Original Wasco County Courthouse 2021 Regional History Forum. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, programs are taking place on Zoom and not at the histori…

Lyle Good Food Pantry will be switching from their present winter hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. to their first distribution day of spring starting March 3 to 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 pm. The pantry is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Tax-deductible monetary donat…

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River presents “Out There,” an exhibition of other-worldly landscapes and allegories featuring work by Bill Brewer, Xander Griffith, and Rose Szapszewicz.

Do ever feel you’re not as sharp in conversations, or you can’t complete a hike with friends, or you don’t want to take a trip because of how many times you’ll have to stop (and we know the reasons why!)? You feel you’ve lost the confidence to meet any challenge and you avoid doing the thing…

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, CGOA, is featured as the premiere cover article in a series titled “Heart of Community” by Ruralite Magazine. “Heart of Community” launched this month to shine a light and help preserve arts in rural communities. CGOA board member Lori Russell knew the s…

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“The Diaries of George Vause (1887-1983)” is the topic of the third program of the Original Wasco County Courthouse 2021 Regional History Forum. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

As vaccinations for older adults begin, patience is the word. Manufacturing of the vaccines is becoming more efficient, producing a continuously increasing number of doses every day. But for now, the vaccines remain scarce. And although every older adult who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will r…

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How does a high school performing arts department put on its annual winter play during a pandemic? If you’re Hood River Valley High School Theater Arts Teacher (and Tony Award winner) Rachel Harry, you make it into a film.

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Hood River Valley High teacher Nan Noteboom teaches first period writing 122 outside Feb. 12 — part of a deal she made in November with second quarter students.

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Packing free bibles and a bit of a sense of humor about Christian doctrine, Alan Summerhill of Vancouver spent Feb. 9 parked on State Street in Hood River.

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Snowfall shut down the Interstate 84 bridge replacement project late last week in Hood River but not before Carson and Company crews cut their first large hole in the bridge deck as they removed several 10-foot slabs of concrete and rebar. A forklift picks up each slab after mechanical punch…

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A new Latino Outreach consultant has been added to the team at Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) to support the Spanish speaking community throughout its service area in Skamania and Klickitat counties.

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A fifth-generation Wasco County resident and Columbia Gorge Community College instructor has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest honor.

WELL SAID: “Some folks/save through speed/the minutes they/never live/to need” — Burma Shave-style sign series just out of Glenwood on the road to Trout Lake.

I know this is being repetitive but whatever news comes in, I pass on. The volunteers of the Lyle Good Food Pantry want me to re-advise readers that it is open for existing and new clients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m., every month on the first and third Wednesdays, on the corner o…

Once again, our community is feeling the loss of a good friend. We are sorry to hear of the passing of former Glenwood resident Daniel Holly. Daniel was the son of Charlie and Mary Holly and grew up in this community, graduating from Glenwood High School and, later, working for St. Regis and…

Over the past eleven months, the pandemic has turned our lives upside down: We’re staying home more and seeing friends less. But many folks are coping by engaging in this 100 year old, low tech activity: Jigsaw puzzles. You can work on a puzzle for days or even weeks; they’re fun; and what m…

Bald eagles migrate to the Mid-Columbia River every winter. Present throughout the area, the largest concentration of eagles is at The Dalles Dam, where they gather in numbers to fish and feed below the dam.

What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Items can also be found online on the Columbia Gorge News website (Gorge Life tab); calendar items are updated daily. Send items to trishaw@gorgenews.com.

Hood River County remains at the Red or Extreme Risk level through Feb. 11, at a minimum, according to officials with the Hood River County Health Department. The county continues to receive additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine weekly, and moves to vaccinate educators in designated clini…

Third street, the primary eastbound route through downtown The Dalles, was closed following a late night water main break Saturday, Jan. 30. Roads are expected to remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 4, as repairs to the line and damaged roadways are repaired, according to information from t…

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Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee Jan. 27, which has jurisdiction over a wide array of matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, civil liberties, oversight of the United States Departments of Justice and Homeland Securi…

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Residents in the Gorge have begun receiving Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, which began sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card.

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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