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Landmark changes hands: Maccabees purchase Horsefeathers, Orzecks look back on 32 years in business

An iconic downtown Hood River building has changed hands. Read more


Gorge economic recovery slow

Wasco County’s significant job loss and slow economic recovery throughout 2020 was in line with most of the state — disastrous — but Hood R… Read more

Wasco County on track for restriction reductions

Wasco County remains in the “extreme risk” category due to community spread of COVID-19, but a recent and significant drop in positive case… Read more

Hood River Schools outline plans for phased-in return to in-person school March 8

“It will be complex.” Read more


New weight limit imposed on Hood River-White Salmon bridge

The Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) will impose a lower load rating on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge effective March … Read more


Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s pediatric program receives award

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s pediatric program has been awarded a 5-star designation in Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home progra… Read more


This week's local sports news


Gorge distance runners increase workout pace anticipating first meets

In a strange way, the late Arthur Lydiard probably would have appreciated at least one consequence of COVID-19. Lydiard, who is considered … Read more

Columbia suffers overtime football loss on road at Vancouver’s Seton Catholic

Host Seton Catholic foiled Columbia’s come-from-behind, fourth-quarter effort Saturday and then scored on its first offensive play in overt… Read more

Hood River's Lucy Hennessy signs to run at Whitman College

Hood River’s Lucy Hennessy signed a letter of intent to run cross country this fall at NCAA Division III Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wa… Read more

Gorge Sports Schedule

Gorge sports schedules for Feb. 23 through March 4 (as of Feb. 21, schedule is subject to change): Read more

Restrictions eased for football, other outdoor sports in Oregon

Most Oregon high school athletes — albeit they might do good to solicit some legal help to wade through myriad restrictions and protocols —… Read more


Thank you for kindness beyond words

These days it seems we are craving the simple manners of being kind. Sometimes I am amazed by kindness beyond words. The kind that touches … Read more

Your Voice, Feb. 24, 2021 edition

Road rules Read more


Editor’s Notebook: 2020: From my father’s trove, mailing a postcard a week

What will happen when you mail out a postcard, unsolicited, to the location shown on the card, once a week for a year? Who will write back? Read more

Gorge Life


What's in the Night Sky? With March comes spring, changing constellations

It seems that 2021 has just begun, and here we are already in March, and the coming of spring! The first day of spring will be on March 20.… Read more


After 50 years, Mosier photographer publishes his first book: John Chao will give his book to Standing Rock families

John Chao, former Time-Life, National Geographic, GEO, Newsweek photographer, spent his time during the 2020 pandemic going through half-a-… Read more


History, Feb. 24, 2021 edition

Yesteryears Read more



Obituary: Brian Hockman

Brian Keith Hockman was born on June 27, 1972, in Baker City, Ore. He was welcomed into a large and loving family who are descendants of pi… Read more


Obituary: Catherine "Kay" Schlinkman

Catherine Caroline (Murphy) Schlinkman, 94, passed away at her home in King City, Ore., on Jan. 14, 2021. Kay, as she was known to all, was… Read more


Obituary: Barbara Black

In the garden was Barbara Jeanne Black's favorite hymn, and her favorite place to be. Often found in her lovingly tended English gardens by… 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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