Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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Join historian and journalist David Mould on a journey to borders, both real and imagined in this virtual event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

In his latest book on travel, history and culture, Postcards from the Borderlands, Mould explores the meaning of borders. Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Some borders, set by surveys and treaties, take no account of geography, language or culture. There are borders within countries — physical, economic and social. And finally, there are the borders of our minds — the way we may think of unfamiliar places. 

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When Dr. Lynn Orr was interviewed by Hood River News in October 2015, shortly after arriving in her new job as director of The History Museum of Hood River County, she said, “I’ve always been captivated by the physical presence of objects and the stories they tell ... the time they were made…

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Former Dufur resident LaVerna Bolton Harmier, a long-time teacher in Dufur, hit the century mark with her 100th birthday on Aug. 21.

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Publishing in the Gorge reached the end of an era Aug. 8 at the old Hood River News building. The last pieces of the web press — multi-roller printing system — were removed and trucked to a buyer in San Jose, Calif. "It's a sad day, for sure," said Tony Methvin, right, long-time Columbia Gor…

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The Museum At Warm Springs will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 7. The Museum has been closed since April 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1900 — 120 years agoGreat Britain is buying large numbers of horses in eastern Oregon for use in the war against the Boers.

1910 — 110 years agoSo plentiful and large are the strawberries in that pickers are making good wages. Mrs. Wilke, a widow, has broken the record, with $5 in one day. The aggregate of her wages, with those of her three boys, from 12 to 16, was $12.Others have earned $4 a day, and $3 is frequ…

2000—20 years agoSun West Management of Salem has announced plans to build a $5 million assisted care residential facility with 70 apartments in the Sieverkropp addition behind the Hood River Shopping Center.

1900 — 120 years agoThe first copy of the Shaniko Leader came to hand today. It is a clean, handsome eight-column sheet, well edited and full of bright, well-told paragraphs of local and personal happenings of the new town. There is no mistaking its politics. It is Republican to the core. Br…

1910 — 110 years agoOne of the largest land sales that has ever taken place at Mosier was consummated Friday when C.A. McCarger purchased the George Sellinger place, for which he paid in the neighborhood of $40,000. The purchase consists of 296 acres of what is considered some of the finest …

1910 — 110 years agoAutomobiles are making their appearance in town and on the country roads in numbers and the season promises to be a lively one in the use of scoot wagons. Four new cars have been sold recently by the Gilbert-Vaughan Implement Company, one each to J.H. Heilbronner, B.E. Du…

Pulling together in times of crisis are the life moments when we country folks most often shine. We know how to reach out to one another, provide emotional support, and share those actual products, food, shelter and clothing for the most vulnerable so we can all weather the storm. Whether a …

1910 — 110 years agoGround will soon be broken for a new brick building which J. Otten will erect on the corner of Oak and Fourth streets. The plans for the building are in the hands of R.B. Bartlett, architect, and call for a one story and basement structure which will be designed for an ad…

1910 — 110 years agoPlans have been approved by R.J. McIsaac for a new store building at Parkdale in the terminus of the Mt. Hood Railroad, that will be one of the largest in the valley. The structure will be 38x80 feet and two stories high. The ground floor will be occupied by the store and…

1910 — 110 years agoThe meeting of the Civic Improvement League held at the Commercial Club rooms Friday was not largely attended but was enthusiastic for street paving, the matter which it was primarily called to consider. J.F. Batchelder, who has taken an active interest in securing street…

1910 — 110 years agoCommencing Feb. 3, Charles Hall, president of the Home Telephone Company, assumed its active management. The hours of the operators have been shortened and their salaries raised. A change in the working hours has also been instituted so that the operators are on continuou…

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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