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HOOD RIVER — Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has installed its newest child advocates: Tori Ratliff, Kathy Nishimoto, and Monica Carson, Hood River; Carol Goter, Mosier; and Brigitte Barnes, Stevenson.

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program, Car Stereo Specialists, and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the seventh year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels of Hope will provide a strug…

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).

After three years of looking for the perfect buyers, Peggy Thompson, founder and owner of Hood River Coffee Roasters, has sold the business to Mike and Susie Margotta of Birmingham, Ala. She’s spent the past three months helping the Margottas with the transition.

On April 23, students and staff from Horizon Christian School took a fieldtrip to Ken Jernsted Airfield to visit with Hood River Soaring pilots.

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…

On Friday, April 9, Insitu’s new CEO Megan Davies traveled to three Gorge non-profit organizations to distribute $10,000 in donation checks to representatives from Hood River Adopt-a-Dog, FISH Food Bank and Columbia Gorge CASA.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden chatted live online with Wasco County residents May 2, offering to help with problems that ranged from supporting clinics by attracting professionals and replacing expensive medical equipment to housing for low and middle-income residents. The problems — and the solutions…

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Discussions regarding the administration of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area planning ordinance over the past month resulted in threats of violence being made against all three members of the Wasco County board of commissioners prior to their May 5 meeting.

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Fire Chief Leonard Damian, Hood River Fire & EMS, reported firefighters were dispatched to an active fire at Lone Pine Motel, located at 2429 Cascade Ave., at 8:57 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The damage was contained to one unit.

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Hood River — Hood River County School District (HRCSD) and Hood River Education Association (HREA) reached a tentative settlement on a new three-year collective bargaining deal in the early hours of Thursday, April 22, during its third meeting with a state-assigned mediator. The HRCSD Board …

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Joel Madsen directs both Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation. The two organizations have separate but related roles working towards a single goal: promoting and administering affordable housing in the Gorge.

HOOD RIVER — Protect Our Parks Hood River, a non-profit parks advocacy group, is building tee-pads and removing invasive species to make Morrison Park a better place for disc golfers and others who enjoy the park.

Grade schoolers join a “bike train” to ride safely to May Street school. Parents earn prizes by cycling to work. And more Hood River kids discover the joys of biking, thanks to local bike donation programs.

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The Hood River City Council has chosen Jensen Strategies, a Portland firm, to help recruit its next city manager. Rachael Fuller, the current city manager, announced her resignation in March and leaves July 2.

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HOOD RIVER — The City of Hood River had contracted Gorge Tree Surgeon to complete tree pruning in the following areas, beginning Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13:

Carola Stepper, LAc, RN retired, founded Cascade Acupuncture Center, LLC in 2005 by opening the Hood River clinic in downtown Hood River at 104 5th Street. In 2006, a second clinic was added in downtown The Dalles, inside the Medical Arts Building at 414 Washington St. The Dalles clinic move…

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One from May 1 to Sept. 30, Klickitat County Emergency Management officials announced this week.

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Hood River — If COVID-19 restrictions continue to improve, this summer’s tourist season in the Columbia Gorge promises to be better than last year — much better.

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The Dalles — If you’ve been wondering what new businesses are planned for the renovation of the old Recreation Building, at least part of the answer was revealed at the April 20 Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Area board meeting.

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A small home at the west end of Foley Lakes in The Dalles burns Wednesday afternoon, April 21, 2021. Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and Dallesport Fire Department responded to the fire. Homeowner William Hardy, 67, said everyone was able to exit the home without injury, but noted th…

In spite of the pandemic, several area musicians have found an enthusiastic new audience through Age+ Circles of Care. Age+ Circles of Care is a program that connects older adults to volunteers in The Dalles and Mosier to help them with supportive services. Volunteers help with grocery shopp…

Judy Beckman, director of the Harmony of the Gorge Sweet Adelines Chorus, was selected as the “Heart of the Northwest” recipient for 2021 by the members of Region 13 of Sweet Adelines International, which includes women singers in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

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Hood River Options Academy (HROA) counselor Tammy Hosaka said staff have learned this year “not to make plans” as the program’s participation grew from around 200 middle-and-high-schoolers to closer to 900 K-12 students from across the district.

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Hood River — The Hood River City Council April 12 approved middle-income housing rules and a west side addition to the transportation plan — separate measures that end months of meetings and public testimony. The zoning amendments and the traffic plans are not unrelated. Both reflect Hood Ri…

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The Spring Community Clean Up Event 2021 that usually takes place in May of each year is canceled, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles Public Works. To maintain social distancing and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to again cancel the Spri…

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According to the release, from April 4 to mid-day April 16, Wasco County had 43 cases. The county had 22 cases in all of March.

Wasco County has been at the lower risk category since Feb. 26. New risk levels will be announced Monday, to take effect next Friday.

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Goldendale, April 13 – All Klickitat County Providers administering Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will pause administration of the vaccine until further notice following the guidance of the CDC, FDA, and Washington State Department of Health. Approximately 450 doses of Johnson and Joh…

Enjoy living history Saturday, April 10 at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum with the return of the museum’s Second Saturday events. Planes will fly and cars will drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Klickitat County residents and members of community group Citizens Educated About Solar Energy (C.E.A.S.E.) demonstrated their opposition to solar farm developments last Thursday outside the Goldendale Post Office.

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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