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…
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" …
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…
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.
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.
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.
A two-year, $9.3 billion budget for state aid to public schools is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown after a partisan fight in the Oregon House.
HOOD RIVER — Hood River Valley High School will double the size of its summer school program and offer students more options to regain credit, participate in experiential learning classes, and get back on track for graduation this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is making priority funding available to support economic development and create jobs in National Scenic Areas, located along waterways, that have been devastated by wildfires.
ASSE International has announced that Elizabeth Nelson, a high school student from Trout Lake, is one of 250 American high school students from across the United States to be awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.
The Hood River and Cascade Locks branches are open for Library Express Services. Patrons are invited into the buildings for 30 minutes. They can pick up holds, browse for books, or use a public computer. No appointment needed! There are occupancy limits in the Children’s Library in Hood Rive…
How many drug ads can you tolerate during the evening news? Boniva, Celebrex, Fosamax, Lunesta, Nexium, Paxil, Eliquis — all describing how they will improve your health and well-being. And hidden at the end are the possible side effects: Nausea and diarrhea; incontinence and constipation, s…
Happy June, Columbia Gorge News readers! Here’s a column that I’ve been meaning to write since April. We’ve undergone a few staffing changes recently and will undergo a few more this month — which makes it a good time to go over bylines.
Ariana Asevedo — Harris & Anna K. Stout Memorial Scholarship; The Dalles High School Student First Generation Scholarship; Carter Family Orchards Scholarship and Randy Rood Memorial Scholarship.
- Wanted Experienced Orchard Worker/Tractor Driver
- Wanted Orchard Equipment Operator/Basic Maintenance person.
- HOOD RIVER COUNTY IS
- Hiring School Bus Drivers for the Columbia River Gorge
- HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NOW
- KLICKITAT PUD ACCOUNTING CLERK
- Horizon Christian Hiring Full & Part Time Teachers
- Permit Specialist - The Dalles
- ASSEMBLY MECHANIC & WELDER Signing
- 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