After two years of pandemic-impacted learning, the Class of 2021 can graduate with pride. They did so at the Lyle Football Field June 5. First though, they cruised through Dallesport and Lyle. Building on the success of the 2020 Senior Cruise, the group followed an expanded route in both Dal…

Our three Glenwood high school and junior high school rodeo cowgirls did very well at the State Finals in Okanogan. In the high school rodeo, Joslyn Arnold finished in fourth place for the year in breakaway roping, which qualified her for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln, Neb…

I’m confused. Most of you are reading this column on June 16, but I’ve been writing it since I finished my last column because my wife and I are driving to California for my son’s college graduation on Saturday. As I’m writing, that will be this coming Saturday — but for you readers, it was …

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Students at Dry Hollow raised $3,000 to purchase trees at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. Classes competed to raise funds, with the winning class choosing which staff member got to "kiss the pig." The pig, Penelope, was provided by River City Saloon owner Clare Kirkwood. Pictured Left to Right: …

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Applications approved; Summer youth activities, programs posted; Auditions: ‘As You Like It’

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As distance learning became the norm for the 2020-21 school year, many extracurricular activities — from sports to robotics, culinary and other clubs — had to get creative in order to operate at all. The Dalles High School Theater Department did just that.

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The Lyle Community Council has been actively searching for ways of improving our community, featuring a safe and convenient way to reach the sand bar west of town. After many meetings and discussions with various “powers that be,” Vern Harpole summed up the LCC’s involvement: “The LCC met wi…

Wow! What a busy weekend here on May 21-23, with three days of junior high and high school rodeo. The Goldendale high school and junior high school rodeo club hosted the event and their parents put in a huge amount of work to make it a success. The rodeo grounds were packed with trucks and t…

The Dalles organist Garry Estep will present a concert on the Phelps-d’Autremont pipe organ on Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, The Dalles.

If you’ve driven through White Salmon in the several years before last, you’d have probably noticed the white salmon swimming in the downtown crosswalks. Since the salmon first appeared in 2015, they’ve been a popular and much anticipated icon of the city.

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Linda McNaughton recently submitted these two photos of her Parkdale orchard: Mount Hood “peeking” out from the clouds, and a cloud that “looks like an angry monster flying over the orchard — eyes, puffy nose, a large ear and an angry, open mouth.” Have a photo to share? Send your images to …

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Here comes summer! The summer solstice comes on June 20 this year, when the Sun is as far north as it gets. Nights will be warmer, but you need to stay up later to see the stars! Sunset does not come until around 9 p.m. in June, and skies are not completely dark until much later, about 11:45…

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A bald eagle perches on a cliff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge May 14 just off of State Route 14 near Lyle, Wash. and enjoys a sunny Friday afternoon. According to the National Audobon Society, annual migration patterns see these majestic birds of prey fly south from Canada for nesting…

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Rose bushes are in bloom next to Columbia Gorge News' The Dalles office on W. 10th Street.

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Residents and visitors are invited to explore the Columbia River Gorge through the eyes of artists in the setting that inspires them as area artists participate in the annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Residents and visitors may now catch public transportation to the Dog Mountain hiking trail near Carson — and get their required permit in the process. Options are available from both Portland and Hood River on the Columbia Gorge Express and from the Skamania County fairgrounds on the Dog Mo…

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You’ve probably driven by it many times while passing through Parkdale and thought it might just be a few nice shrubs planted at the intersection of Baseline Drive and Dee Highway (Rt. 281). But, oh no, it is so much more that. This little plot of land is actually the Parkdale Bicentennial M…

A cyclist climbs one of the many curves in Hood River Road, southwest of Mosier, near the east access to the Mark Hatfield Twin Tunnels trailhead, among the Gorge’s most popular places to visit for cyclists and pedestrians. From the parking lot, or by bike via Mosier, visitors can take the s…

The Glenwood Women’s Club recently delivered 30 comfort cases to Christy and Caroline at Children’s Services in White Salmon, successfully completing another year of the annual Comfort Cases project. Many of you know of, and have supported, the Glenwood Women’s Club fundraising for comfort c…

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Five generations of the Beam men, ranging in age from 95 years to 2 months old, came together for a photo May 8 in Hood River: Cliff Beam (great-great grandfather), Doug Beam (great-grandfather), Mark Beam (grandfather), Kyle Beam (father) and Theodore Beam. Great-great-grandfather Cliff is …

On May 22-23, Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library (FOLFL) will hold its annual plant sale at the Gallery at 3632 Cook-Underwood Road in Mill A. The sale will be held both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

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Lyle Lions Club First Saturday Breakfast will return Saturday, June 5 from 7-10 a.m. at their community center on the corner the Fifth and Highway 14 in Lyle. Cost: Adults $7; 5 and under free; 6-12 years $4. We’re still “hashing” out the details on menu and seating and are optimistic that w…

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Tally Larcone of Goldendale Equestrian Vaulters performs during "Day of the Horse" events hosted at the Fort Dalles Rider's arena in west The Dalles Saturday. Trail riding, horseback shooting and more were demonstrated throughout the day, and booths at the arena offered a host of items for s…

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Live theater returns to The Dalles the third weekend in May as the Serious Theater pod of actors presents “The Edgar Allan Poe Afterlife Radio Show” by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com).

HOOD RIVER — Visit Hood River opened a visitor center and office within common area space at the History Museum of Hood River County, located at 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, on May 1. The visitor center reopening is a significant leap forward for Visit Hood River, following a year o…

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Friday, April 23 marked the first live music in more than a year performed at the Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center in Hood River. It was also a milestone for the musicians, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s (CGOA) trombone trio composed of Bob Smith, Ed Price and Hugh Amick, who h…

District No. 4 (LFD) has been busy responding to multiple car accidents along Highway 14 and Old Highway 8 Rowland Lake, along with multiple accidents along Highway 142. With the great weather we’ve been having, more people are venturing out to enjoy the outdoors. Please pay attention, watch…

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the recent, sudden passing of Mary Anita Leaton Addington. Mary Anita was the daughter of Bill and Sylvia Leaton and spent her entire life here in Glenwood. She and her husband, Vern, raised their children, Vernadean and Bill, on the family ranch. Mary …

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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