The City of White Salmon is experiencing a wastewater emergency. All property owners within the following area are asked to not use any water and to not flush any toilets at this time until further notice.
WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Valley School District and White Salmon Valley Education Foundation have recently received a variety of grants to support student achievement and well-being.
BINGEN — Imagine leaving your home, country, and immediate family to arrive in a new country, with a new language and a new family, all at 10 years old. For one White Salmon woman, this was her reality, and she works hard now to help others who have been through similar experiences.
EPA: Soil, Water, and Columbia River bottom near US Army Corps facility are contaminated with PCBs, PAHs, heavy metals and other contaminants
When staff at Columbia Gorge News prepared entries for the 2020 Oregon Newspaper Publisher Association (ONPA) awards in March, we knew a General Excellence award was a long shot:
WHITE SALMON — Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) announced it will purchase White Salmon’s affordable housing complex, Rhine Village. The purchase will extend the time in which the housing development will maintain its affordability.
August marked a month of celebration for The Next Door Inc. Last month, the non-profit celebrated 50 years of service to local Gorge youth and families in need, commemorating the milestone with a 50th anniversary fundraising campaign that exceeded their $50,000 goal by more than $7,000. To t…
Falls can be more than an inconvenience then the were when you would just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on — although often a little embarrassed. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. And according to the Center for Disease Contr…
GOLDENDALE — Recently, youth outreach staff at Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) in Goldendale were disheartened by some community responses to a Black Lives Matter mural they painted on the E. Main Street office window.
The Dallesport Industrial Park, which is owned and operated by the Port of Klickitat and located north of The Dalles in Washington, will receive $99,000 in federal funds designated for economic development in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (see related story, this page) to upg…
Following years of “hard work and creativity,” $2 million in federal funding is headed to the Columbia River Gorge to support economic revitalization efforts, according to Sara Hottman, state communications director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
The bar complaint against Wasco County’s former District Attorney Eric Nisley and former Chief Deputy DA Leslie Wolf has proceeded to its second phase of investigation.
Drivers seeking to cross into Washington on the Highway 197 bridge in The Dalles were detoured east to the Maryhill Bridge in Biggs Thursday evening through Monday morning. The long drive offered some dramatic views on Friday evening as the sun set over the Columbia Hills above Browns Island…
Cascade Locks — The Oregon Department of Transportation recently issued new load ratings for the Bridge of The Gods that spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks and Washington State Highway 14.
THE DALLES — “Virtual implementation” of new financial accounting software saved Wasco County thousands of dollars, with $35,000 budgeted for travel coming in at about $1,500, and reduced service fees as well.
THE DALLES — Wasco County has received a $10,000 grant to help cover the cost of land use planning required for the administration of land use in county lands covered by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CGNSA).
HOOD RIVER — Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in the second year of a national pilot project.
The Dalles Kiwanis Club celebrated its second annual “Stuff-the-Bus” project recently. The three-day event in late August produced enough school supplies to literally fill a bus on loan from the local school district.
East Fork Irrigation District has hired Steve Pappas as its new district manager. Pappas is originally from John Day, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Portland. He has worked for more than 20 years in the natural gas industry, overseeing and managing large pipeline p…
Bingen — Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) has announced that it will require all employees and volunteers throughout the organization to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18.
We are excited to announce artist Bri Murphy, our instructor Jim Pytel and Dean Dylan McManus have been working diligently this week to get the Flex Lab attached to the CGCC Skill Center up and running with all of the technology acquired through the continued support from local private partners.
White Salmon’s short-term rental application moratorium has continued following council vote, allowing policy discussions by the planning commission to proceed.
When Brad Whiting moved back to Hood River, fresh off of getting a business degree at Portland State, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. He spent time knocking around, trying to figure out where he would best fit, and then he stumbled upon Hood River Distillers.
THE DALLES — North Wasco County School District 21 has appointed Stephanie Bowen as director of communications and community engagement, according to a press release from the district. A new position, Bowen will be facilitating communications to keep staff, parents, media and the general pub…
As part of the state-wide “We Care” movement, a group of The Dalles locals took 12 boxes full of snacks and other treats to Mid-Columbia Medical Center as a ‘thank you’ to medical professionals working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A The Dalles woman shared her COVID survivor’s story recently, saying she’s experiencing significant hair loss, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after a nearly two-week hospital stay.
Orchard owners and operators surrounding the Wasco County Landfill are working with federal and state agencies on a plan to mitigate a super-abundance of ravens and other birds at the landfill.
Farmers markets are a vital part of our community. Every week, thousands of shoppers of all socioeconomic backgrounds in the Gorge head to a farmers market seeking fresh, local food. Hundreds of local farmers, food producers and small businesses in our community have come to rely on the valu…
COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to rise in the Gorge area, with Wasco and Klickitat counties seeing several deaths this past month, and all local hospitals — Providence Hood River, Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Skyline Hospital in White Salmon — report…
On Aug. 24, a group of community members, led by Kirsten Dennis and other Columbia Gorge Woman’s Action Network (CGWAN) members, welcomed White Salmon Valley School District staff on the first day of their contracted school year. “It was a show of appreciation and support for all they do to …
The Hood River County Education Foundation is sponsoring the premier of the film titled “Hood River.” The New York film company Stick Figure Studios made a full-length film following the 2018 HRVHS boys soccer team.
Jesse Elliott is busy tying up loose ends and achieving results. He recently led a team of Troop 282 Boy Scout volunteers to beautify the landscape strip in front of the FISH Food Bank in Hood River.
BINGEN — When a system works as designed and allows someone to provide the highest level of service, it can bring immense satisfaction, especially when it enables someone to help another human being improve their quality of life.
Do you feel you have lost your intellectual edge? That you may not be as mentally nimble as you once were? Join the party. But don’t fret because recent brain research suggests even though the mature brain may not be as quick, it does produce better decisions. (At least that’s what I keep re…
The Mid-Columbia Association of REALTORS (MCAR) is sponsoring a Shred Day fundraiser benefitting Hood River Special Olympics this Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid parking lot, 2049 W. Cascade Ave. in Hood River. Shred NW will have a document shredding vehicle i…
In response to extremely low returns to date of Columbia Basin upriver summer steelhead, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has adopted additional emergency rules to increase protections for wild summer steelhead in certain Oregon Columbia River tributaries, including the Deschute…
Armed security guards are patrolling Google facilities in The Dalles and a Bonneville Power Administration-owned substation in Rufus. The security response comes after the FBI logged a threat “to infrastructure in The Dalles area.”
The Lyle School District Board of Directors is seeking a district resident to fill an at-large position on the board, which was vacated by Lisa Bren on July 28. The appointee will serve through the next general election in 2023, and may file for election to the position.
Congressman Cliff Bentz, who represents Oregon’s 2nd congressional district, will hold two town hall meetings in the Gorge Sept. 9, one in Hood River and a second in The Dalles.
HOOD RIVER — Now in its 30th year, the annual Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk is going virtual to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic. Walk alone, with immediate family or in small groups, keeping a safe distance apart.
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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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- Deaths and services, Sept. 15, 2021 edition
- Obituary: Jerry Walker
- Obituary: Charles Decker
- Bar complaint against Nisley, Wolf referred to Disciplinary Counsel; Deputy DA under Nisley submits complaint
- CAT terminates assistant director
- National Championships in lawn mower racing held in Tygh Valley
- Variant surge peaks in Gorge
- Obituary: Todd Warneke
- Obituary: Virginia Lee
- FBI alerts TD Google to threat
- School mandates in effect
- Variant surge peaks in Gorge
- Through the Eyes of an Elder: Four guardrails in caring for an aging parent
- Emergency Order: Cease water use and do not flush — Cochran Estates area, White Salmon
- National Championships in lawn mower racing held in Tygh Valley
- This week in history: Sept. 15, 2021
- Police Reports, Sept. 15, 2021
- Harvest Moon Walk at Discovery Center Sept. 20