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Variant surge peaks in Gorge

The ongoing surge COVID-19 , driven by the highly contagious delta variant, appears to have peaked in Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge, but hospitals, healthcare workers and emergency responders continue to see an increase in patients needing emergency and critical care. Read more

Housing Corp to buy Rhine Village, fund improvements

WHITE SALMON — Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) announced it will purchase White Salmon’s affordable housing complex, Rhine Vill… Read more


The Next Door celebrates new sculpture

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 … Read more


Gorge gets $2M for economic development

Following years of “hard work and creativity,” $2 million in federal funding is headed to the Columbia River Gorge to support economic revi… Read more


Local group puts together care packages for healthcare workers

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 Me… Read more

A story of survival: A COVID-19 Survivor speaks of hair loss, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD

A The Dalles woman shared her COVID survivor’s story recently, saying she’s experiencing significant hair loss, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD … Read more


This week's local sports news

Riverhawks seek home soccer win

An improving The Dalles girls soccer team seeks its first win in a nonleague contest at home Thursday at 4:30 p.m. against the Hillsboro Spartans (0-0-1).

The Riverhawks (0-1-1) had a good start in their opening game of the season, a 1-1 tie against the Class 3A Riverside Pirates (1-1-1) Aug. 30 at the Wahtonka soccer field. The Dalles, guided by Coach Colby Tonn, was unable to keep the momentum from the opener and lost 6-0 to Scappoose (2-0-1) Sept. 7 at Otto Petersen Elementary School in Scappoose. Read more

Eagles back in pool to defend girls state title

Kellie Dunn has coached a lot of water polo, but even with the help of her trusty crystal ball, the Hood River Valley girls coach is uncertain how things will shake out come playoff time this November. Read more


Just another day at the beach for 2-0 Bruins

When you’re unbeaten you deserve a day at the beach — don’t you?

Don’t get the wrong idea here; the Columbia High girls soccer team happened to be in the neighborhood, so Coach Adriana Clayton afforded them a little down time to frolic in the Pacific Ocean surf. And, perhaps let their tired legs recover after their 6-0 win against Ilwaco High on Saturday. Read more

Eagles’ defense has ‘made great strides’

A Jekyll-and-Hyde start to the girls soccer season has afforded Hood River Valley Coach Amanda Orand to focus on practice plans with different emphasis points. Read more

Parkrose’s experience too much for Riverhawks

After beginning the season with a win, The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-1) boys soccer team had hopes of making it two in row in a nonleague matchup Sept. 9 on the road against the No. 7- ranked Parkrose Broncos (1-1-1) in Portland. But the Broncos’ ball movement and more experience lineup were among the factors in Parkrose’s 1-0 win. Read more



Behind the Scenes: Columbia Gorge News takes 1st in founding year

When staff at Columbia Gorge News prepared entries for the 2020 Oregon Newspaper Publisher Association (ONPA) awards in March, we knew a Ge… Read more

Your Voice: Sept. 15, 2021

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Future of Republican party questioned

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Gorge Life


Through the Eyes of an Elder: Four guardrails in caring for an aging parent

My father turned 90 this year. It hasn’t been easy getting there. Recently he decided impulsively to spray the weeds. Within seconds, my br… Read more


Harvest Moon Walk at Discovery Center Sept. 20

THE DALLES — Take a Harvest Moon walk, Monday, Sept. 20 under the full moon on The Dalles’ Riverfront Trail. Enjoy a one hour interpretive … Read more


‘As You Like It’ this weekend at Jackson Park

PACT — Performances at the Adult Center Theater — performs Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It” outdoors at Jackson Park in Hood River at … Read more



Obituary: Donald Petersen

Donald Lee Petersen, 90, died Aug. 26, 2021, at The Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born on Dec. 26, 1930, to Henry and Gla… Read more


Obituary: Charles Decker

Charles Forrest Decker, a life-long resident of Wasco, Ore., died Sunday , Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 94. Read more


Obituary: Willene “Billie” Schilling

Willene “Billie” Schilling passed away on Sept. 5, 2021, due to contracting COVID-19 while living at The Hampton and Ashley Inn in Vancouve… Read more

Upcoming Events

Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public and held at 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.The f… Read more

Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum

The Second Saturday of each month the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the doors to roll out and run… Read more

Caregiver Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of the month; for family caregivers of parent, spouse or adult child; tran… Read more

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