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The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Small Business Development Center at Columbia Gorge Community College to bring nationally-known speaker Beth Z (Beth Ziesenis) to The Dalles. She will be presenting “29 Tech Tools to Create Cool Content for Social Media.”

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The Dalles — A man suspected in an armed robbery and assault in The Dalles Jan. 22 was arrested Thursday in Portland and will face charges of kidnapping, robbery and assault in the first degree. according to The Dalles Chief of Police Patrick Ashmore. All three crimes are Measure 11 offenses,

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Wasco County (The Dalles), made the jump all the way from the worst level, extreme, to the best level, lower, skipping over the “high” and “moderate” categories. Hood River County moved from the “high” risk category to “moderate.”

Hood River County Health Department director Trish Elliott said the local system is prepared to vaccine thousands of people but is getting doses in the hundreds, and decried the lack of supply coming to the department and to primary care providers (PCPs) the county works with to distribute a…

Columbia High School senior Jacob Lockman has been named a 2021 National Scholar by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Lockman will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

A wide range of special taxing districts — ports, school districts, fire districts and others — will be on the May 18 Hood River County Special Districts election ballot for the purpose of electing members, commissioners or directors. The election will conducted by mail.

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…

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Wasco County’s significant job loss and slow economic recovery throughout 2020 was in line with most of the state — disastrous — but Hood River County’s economic recovery has been slower.

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Wasco County remains in the “extreme risk” category due to community spread of COVID-19, but a recent and significant drop in positive cases means the county will move down at least to the “high risk” category Friday, Feb. 26, and likely to the “moderate risk” category, according to the Nort…

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The state’s switch of Hood River’s coronavirus rating from Extreme up to High Risk two weeks ago allows some indoor seating for the first time in months and opened up limited opportunities for Hood River County restaurants.

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About 1.6 million people’s personal data may have been compromised by a “security incident” at a company hired by the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) for services including temporary data storage, according to a press release from SAO.

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Phil Williams, currently vice principal at The Dalles High School, will be stepping in as the principal at Chenowith Elementary for the remainder of this school year following the immediate resignation of Monica Darnall, who had planned to leave at the end of the year, according to a press r…

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Wasco County remains in the “extreme risk” category due to community spread of COVID-19, but a recent and significant drop in positive cases means the county will move down at least to the “high risk” category next week, and likely to the “moderate risk” category, The North Central Public Health District confirmed Friday.

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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The Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) will impose a lower load rating on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge effective March 3, the Port of Hood River announced in a press release.

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Twelve counties, including Hood River County, will see fewer COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and activities beginning Friday as the state dropped risk level ratings for counties due to a decline in new infections.

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Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s pediatric program has been awarded a 5-star designation in Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program. The 5-star rating is the highest available designation and is given only to those institutions and programs that meet the topmost of rigorous standards.

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Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams is hosting a community paper shred fundraising day on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the White Salmon Columbia Bank parking lot. Residents and small businesses may bring up to five banker size boxes (or the equivalent of that size in other …

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Inspired by the Feb. 3 Columbia Gorge News article “The Dalles 2021 Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet,” Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) has added its own appreciation for these six individuals and two organizations by presenting each winner with two free tickets to a CGOA liv…

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The City of The Dalles council and the Wasco County board of commissioners will publicly review a proposed Strategic Investment Program (SIP) agreement with Google for the development of property Google has purchased in The Dalles — primarily consisting of the former aluminum plant site and …

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3) took center stage last week in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump after the 3rd District Republican came forward with an account of the former president’s actions during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. She was among 10 R…

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced on Jan. 20 that the city of Cascade Locks has earned a $2.4 million federal investment to make power supply infrastructure improvements that will help support business growth in Hood River County.

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The Hood River County Library District, Library Foundation and Friends of the Library are launching a fundraising campaign for the Library District to purchase a bookmobile. The Library District is excited to support Hood River County with the services a mobile library can provide, according…

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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