Graduated seniors at Hood River Valley High School throw their caps into a blue sky as commencement ceremonies conclude Friday evening, June 11. A heavy rain shower greeted family and friends gathered for the ceremony, but as the senior class prepared to take their places, the rain ended and…
GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified June 9 that the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, commonly known as the UK variant, has been identified in Klickitat County, according to a press release.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has named Jim Donnelly, Hood River Valley High School teacher, a Regional Educator of the Year. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation, and leadership.
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 …
With the opening of Hood River Common House at the end of May, the Kitts family added another business to their corner of town. The new bottle shop and lounge, located beneath the Ruddy Duck, is the third business for the Mike Kitts and Tassie Mack family at Oak and Fifth streets, joining th…
Hood River County, now in “moderate drought,” is faring a little better than its neighbors but the situation is predicted to worsen this summer, according to National Weather Service experts. With the exception of a small portion of the northeast corner, the rest of Oregon is now in moderate…
The U.S. Drought Monitor, as of Thursday June 8, put the eastern portion of Klickitat County in "extreme drought" conditions, the second highest category of drought severity behind "exceptional" drought. Western parts of the county were measured at "abnormally dry" conditions, to "moderate" …
Signs of the post-pandemic times: The Port of Hood River will begin public in-person meetings in its regular session at 5 p.m. June 22 at the Port office conference room, 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River. The conference room is on the east side of the port reception area, which is curre…
The future White Salmon Valley Pool will feature one eight-lane, 12-foot-deep lap pool and one main building for showers, dressing rooms, lockers, a ticketing office and mechanical and chemical components in initial construction, according to consensus met to confirm key aspects of the desig…
Horizon Christian School, Hood River, graduated a class of 15 during commencement ceremonies June 5. Rachel Caldwell, community relations director, said the class of 2021 averaged at GPA of 3.4, with 40% at a 4.0 or higher.
Ariana Acevedo knew she wanted to study music in college. Aiming high, she looked into Juilliard, but found the famous school leans more to the classical side: Think music theory and Mozart.
In April, Pat Ashmore retired from his five year service as Police Chief of The Dalles, and officially handed over the title to Washington native Tom Worthy.
NW Natural, the natural gas company serving Bingen and White Salmon customers, is preparing to upgrade their gas distribution system by installing 1.5 miles of pipeline in Bingen and White Salmon.
Due to extreme fire conditions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has imposed a complete ban on activities likely to start a fire on national wildlife refuges in the Mid-Columbia River Fire Zone. Ban is in effect June until midnight, Sept. 30.
Poison hemlock is an unwelcome invasive plant in the landscape because every part of this plant is poisonous to humans, livestock, and wildlife. It even retains toxicity in hay because dead stems remain toxic for up to three years. Acute toxicity is fatal while skin irritation can occur if i…
THE DALLES — For years, employers across the nation have struggled to find employees with relevant skills. In the U.S., high school students receive much less work-based learning than in other countries even though there is evidence that students involved in career and technical education du…
The Oregon Master Gardener Association (OMGA) will hold a virtual Mini-College on July 16-17. This year’s theme is “Connect – Collaborate – Cultivate.” Mini-College is a two day gathering of gardeners of all levels who are interested in further developing their knowledge and skills.
GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified on June 9, 2021 that the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 was identified in Klickitat County, according to a press release. COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 is also known as the United Kingdom variant. It is recognized by the CDC and Washin…
Now that you are retired have you thought about working part-time? No, hold on. I know what you may be thinking, “Are you nuts! I’m already working part-time: Taking care of my garden, watching my grandkids, and volunteering. I don’t have time for a part-time gig!”
The Gorge has always been a leader when it comes to taking care of one another. Since COVID-19 hit last spring, we have been seeing less of each other face to face — but that doesn’t mean we have stopped working together or supporting those who are most vulnerable. Since the COVID vaccine be…
On May 3, the Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District (NWCPRD) was awarded just over $2.6 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to support construction of the Mill Creek Greenway. These funds, along with a 10 percent local match from the Columbia Gateway U…
HOOD RIVER — Gorge Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, located at the Hood River Airport, hosted an Awards Evening on June 1. Cadets who demonstrated leadership during the past year of quarantine by attending meetings regularly, teaching lessons on aerospace, leading leadership activ…
Valerie Bruggeman, 18, is the first student to be awarded the Ford Scholar Program award at Horizon Christian School, Hood River, since 2014. Bruggeman is a two-sport athlete, playing soccer and track and field, competing in the sprint, pole vault and relay events. She will attend George Fox…
A statewide swath of lightning strikes is the “trigger event” that most worries state fire officials planning for what could be a second consecutive severe fire season.
Dying or declining trees stand out in contrast to the lush green of a new growing season in the forest. Bark beetles are the most common cause for dying trees in scattered locations across the Mid-Columbia region. Landowners and others in charge of tree care are advised to take special preca…
Laughing Deva Productions, a Columbia Gorge-based video production company, has received a Silver Telly Award for their recent video produced for OneGorge. This marks the third Telly Award received by the Laughing Deva team. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across al…
KLICKITAT COUNTY — Caring for elders is a fundamental responsibility that all cultures share. With age can come the potential to be taken advantage of, be neglected, or be harmed. We must show compassion and prevent suffering and damage whenever possible.
THE DALLES — Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley honored Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers during a virtual town hall Tuesday, June 1, for Wasco County residents.
HOOD RIVER — Hood River County School District Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn and department heads Catherine Dalbey, Bill Newton, Anne Carloss and Patricia Ortega-Cooper presented an update on the district’s equity plan at the May 26 board meeting.
HOOD RIVER — Effective July 1, the rates for System Development Charges (SDC)throughout the entire Hood River County Parks District will increase. They will be $6,077 for single-family dwellings, $4,384 for multi-family, $3,524 for lodging units and $2,716 for Farm Worker Units. Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District will be collecting SDCs throughout Hood River County, excluding Cascade Locks.
THE DALLES — In what fire officials warn may be a prelude to the summer fire season, the Mile Post 85 fire Wednesday, June 2, closed Interstate 84 and forced the evacuation of nearby communities.
- St. Mary's Teaching Positions
- Permit Specialist - The Dalles
- Hiring School Bus Drivers for the Columbia River Gorge
- ASSEMBLY MECHANIC & WELDER Signing
- Wanted Experienced Orchard Worker/Tractor Driver
- FARMERS IRRIGATION is HIRING
- Wanted Orchard Equipment Operator/Basic Maintenance person.
- SENIOR PLANNER Long Range
- Horizon Christian Hiring Full & Part Time Teachers
- MAINTENANCE MANAGER NORCOR Corrections
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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- Hood River man struck by lightning
- Body of Husum woman recovered
- New middle school opens in Hood River
- Obituary: Ruth Elsasser-Kolberg
- Deaths and services, June 16, 2021 edition
- The Dalles high school grad accepted to top music school
- Window manufacturer expanding in Odell; housing highest bar to meeting worker needs
- The Dalles Police Department welcomes new chief
- Gorge Local: In Business: Hood River’s newest bottle shop and lounge has something for everyone
- Obituary: Mary Smith
- Es hora de prepararse para la temporada de incendios forestales
- PHOTO GALLERY: Hood River Valley High School graduation
- Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River (HRCSD) está ayudando a promover actividades y programas de verano para jóvenes
- Next Door, Inc: ‘GYM Gets You Moving’
- UK variant found in Klickitat County
- Lyle News: Lyle Twin Bridges Museum now open Saturdays
- Glenwood News: Glenwood High honors 2021 graduating seniors
- Senior News: Confusion, fun, and remembering a few lost words