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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…

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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.

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A parade of flags leaves Goldendale High School in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Jacob Bertram photos

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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…

‘Medical Freedom’: Demonstrators gathering in support of “medical freedom” rally at 12th and May streets in Hood River Saturday, Sept. 5. Signs protested mask mandates (“Unmask our Kids”) and vaccine mandates for some (“No jab, No job, No Way”) as well as gun rights. According to organizer K…

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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…

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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…

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THE DALLES — As the Delta variant of COVID-19 raises public concern over large gatherings, Columbia Gorge Community College is modifying its plans for a ribbon-cutting at the college’s new workforce skills center and student residential hall in September.

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Facing a sharp surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to swamp Oregon hospitals, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a double dose of mandatory vaccination mandates on Aug. 19.

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Gov. Kate Brown has extended a temporary halt to residential foreclosures through Dec. 31.

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Remember to bring your face mask when you go to a DMV office. Masks are required inside DMV offices and during drive tests conducted by DMV, regardless of vaccination status.

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August 19, 2021. 4:20 p.m. Update: Oregon Public Broadcasting published a report confirming Sheriff Songer recently contracted COVID-19. Songer said in the report he was hospitalized for five days and is recovering at home with the help of oxygen. He plans to return to work in "a couple days."

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Klickitat County is considering a continuation of legal arguments in connection to a land dispute with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation over a sizeable acreage that partially overlaps into the county.

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Across the Pacific Northwest, wheat harvests have been affected by the hot and dry weather. Both yields and quality are significantly lower than usual, spurring an earlier-than-usual harvest and concerns about protein levels.

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The Employment Department has reopened a total of 35 WorkSource Oregon centers in its push to help as many people as possible obtain jobs or training before federal unemployment benefits expire Sept. 4.

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Gorge communities continue to see a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, with Wasco County reporting 96 cases over the last two weeks, an infection rate which would have placed the county into the “extreme risk” category under previous state metrics.

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Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has announced the foundation has successfully deployed $41.2 million in state-funded summer education and early childhood learning grants throughout all 36 Oregon counties.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the first week of August every year and represents a global celebration of breastfeeding efforts. It is a global campaign to raise awareness and promote action related to supporting breastfeeding.

Families in the Park Aug. 5; Live theater in August; Herrera Beutler hosts town hall Aug. 17; Moose celebrate Aug. 28

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate — and will benefit every member of this community! Unlike many issues in Washington, this legislation has bipartisan support and is focused on delivering benefits to …

As many people have heard, across the country, in Oregon, and in our own region, COVID-19 cases have increased significantly over the past two weeks. The delta variant of the virus, which is much more transmissible, is estimated to be responsible for 80% of the new cases in Oregon and in the U.S.

Gov. Kate Brown says Oregon is the first state in the nation to require its largest utilities to generate all their power carbon-free by 2040, while it helps low-income customers share in benefits and cushions them from negative economic effects.

Columbia Gorge residents and outdoor recreating visitors see wildlife on a continual basis. Many wildlife species are found in the Gorge due to our diversity of forest, mountain, and high desert habitats, many wildlife species. While we don’t mind seeing smaller animals like birds and squirr…

THE DALLES — “Oregon needs a reboot, so we can begin to thrive again. We are struggling right now and we have to have strong leadership to get back on track,” says Jessica Gomez, a Medford-based business owner, and she would like to provide that leadership as the next Governor of Oregon.

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Gov. Kate Brown Friday ordered mandatory masking inside state buildings, an order covering workers and visitors whether vaccinated or not.

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) students interested in pursuing an art and design education have a new opportunity thanks to a recent transfer agreement between CGCC and Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University (PNCA). CGCC students who transfer to PNCA are now able …

The Criterion Schoolhouse was cut in half in 1976, moved from its location in Maupin and onto the Oregon State Fairgrounds, and has served as a typical example of early schoolhouses to this day.

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Former long-time Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley is suing Oregon’s attorney general and her deputy, and Wasco County, alleging his due process rights were violated when he was removed from office over a temporary suspension of his law license by the Oregon State Bar.

Columbia Gorge Community College was recently visited by the bike-riding Bandit, but don’t worry, nothing was stolen. The bike-riding Bandit, Fernando Rojas-Galván, is no thief. In fact, his mission is to give back.

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Correction: A previous version of the article notes that housing stipends are offered to employees. Housing stipends are offered to Insitu interns only, Beloy said.

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Rep. Chris Corry, assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, will serve on the Task Force for After-Action Review of Statewide Pandemic Response and Recovery, after appointed to the committee by House Speaker Laurie Jinkins.

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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