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In the recent Columbia Gorge News’ report, “Energy Storage Project Moving Forward,” Eric Steimle, vice president of project development for Rye Development, is pictured posing on a hillside, an area that Rye would destroy as part of its pumped-storage hydroelectric development. An unabashed portrait, atop an article that only mentions the “potential” for loss or damage to tribal culturally significant resources once and as part of the development’s “environmental impacts.”
Klickitat County, Washington reported an alarming increase in cases of COVID-19 in an Aug. 6 press release. The report stated there have not been this many cases within a one-week period since December of last year.
The Columbia Basin Collaborative was introduced last year by the governors of the four Northwest states to help move the region past unending litigation and toward the recovery of threatened and endangered salmon species.
Due to the incredible hard work of Oregonians over the past year, COVID-19 infection rates are down, and 70% of adult Oregonian’s have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we…
In the late 1980s, barges of waste were sailing across U.S. waterways with no place to call home, in response to “not in my backyard” opposition to the siting of new landfills in certain states. Wanting to help, newspaper publishers set out to find a solution to the waste problem and called …
In the recent Oregon primary election, five Oregon counties — Sherman, Baker, Grant, Lake and Malheur — voted that they would like to be annexed to Idaho. They join Union and Jefferson counties, which voted in favor last November. All the counties were heavily Republican and with relatively …
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.
Dr. Maile Anslinger, an internal medicine physician in The Dalles, has a persuasive message when she talks to patients about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mental illnesses are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year. One in five individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in their lifetime, and 17 percent of youth (6-17 years old) experience a mental health disorder.
I am encouraged to see the call to action articles about solving our housing crisis (Affordable Housing Proves Elusive, May 5). It is a crisis, impacting all facets of our local economy and the resilience of our community. To solve this, we need rental and for sale housing units that are aff…
Mental illnesses are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year. One in five individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in their lifetime, and 17 percent of youth (six-17 years old) experience a mental health disorder.
On May 5, Programs for Peaceful Living and Washington Gorge Action Programs recognized the National Day of Awareness to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls to honor the lives of those who have been abducted, assaulted, trafficked or had their lives cut short due to violen…
The Rotary Club of Hood River, a part of Rotary International, would like to recognize the important work that is being provided by health care workers. Worldwide, these workers are addressing a multitude of diseases such as malaria, polio, AIDS, and COVID-19. Health Care Providers will be h…
Programs for Peaceful Living supports an ongoing nationwide effort to declare May 5, 2021, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The effort is being led by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC).
I am extremely disappointed with Sen. Chuck Thomsen, who has walked off the job in Salem so many times, most recently in February, because he was mad about some legislation or proposal. It’s shameful and there must be accountability for lawmakers who fail to show up and do their jobs. There …
On April 22, 1970 — 51 years ago — the first Earth Day took place with the participation of 20 million Americans. This was the catalyst for environmental action across the United States and eventually worldwide.
Once again, “kitten season” is upon us. With few resources for cats in the Columbia River Gorge, kittens without homes are frequently born. And this year there will no doubt be more than in the past because the year-long pandemic has forced cat-rescue organizations to curtail their efforts. …
Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. Everyone deserves to have the peace of mind that comes with having a roof over their head. Our challenge in the Columbia River Gorge is that the current housing stock is both limited and expensive, and affordable housing options are very limited. …
“I know this is a stretch, but I’m wondering if you may have any ideas on how to find the owner of an antique wedding ring that my parents found back one evening September while passing through your city?”
In 1973, I entered a writing contest sponsored by the Republican party of Connecticut. A committee of my high school’s social studies teachers judged the essays; the theme we had to address in our essays was “The Proper Role of Government.” The prize? A week-long internship in Washington, D.…
COVID-19 has brought difficult challenges for food producers. It has also brought a heightened realization by the public of how essential food production is and how important farmers and farmworkers are. What I wish more people realized is how burgeoning labor and regulatory costs are drivin…
On the front of our building is a very large American Flag. When I see it and think about what it represents to me, I get emotional. It is haggard but it is there and has been there since March 2020. The beliefs that guide me are to treat people the way I want to be treated, mutual respect, …
My name is Donna Leonard and I reside in the assisted living community at Flagstone in The Dalles. I celebrated my 87th birthday Oct. 5, from my second story window, with my daughter outside, adhering to the safety guidelines set forth by the facility
As we approach the tenth month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon, we are continuing to see the significant impact that this pandemic is having on both the short-term and the long-term health of our neighbors and our communities. While the spread of the virus continues to remain a significan…
We all know that, generally, 2020 has been a disaster. Like, 1904 Olympic Marathon-level of disaster (seriously, look it up on Google — especially if you like not knowing whether your tears are from laughing or crying). But in my experience, the darkest times tend to lead to some of the shin…
Next Tuesday, Dec. 15, marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified the Bill of Rights, ensuring unprecedented freedom for the people of an emerging nation.
Access to clean water is a human right. It is hard to imagine the tap not working, especially during a pandemic. Yet thousands of people at the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation are living without safe drinking and washing water.
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most difficult for so many! Nevertheless, we’ve seen many people in communities across our country who…
The fall season brings another opportunity to join together for breast cancer awareness. All over the Columbia River Gorge, people have given their time, money and tears to this cause. In most years, these efforts include relays, walks and other fundraising efforts. While the pandemic has li…
Hood River Mayor Kate McBride opened the regular meeting of city council on Sept. 28 with what she termed a “Community Statement.” It is printed here in full:
We are a small creative studio, 26 people working in two cities in Oregon, one big, one small, both blue. We are women-led. We are tattooed, dyed, shorn, coiffed. We are moms, dads, people who dress their animals in clothes. We swap recipes back and forth for sweet potato curry and swirled t…
We are a group of diverse faith leaders who feel called to speak at this historic moment. Some of us have lived in Klickitat County and the Gorge for decades — others of us are relative newcomers. We all love this community and are committed to seeing it thrive.
First of all I must apologize for how my anger slips out about the gringo presence in Baja. At one in the morning, I wake to a painful echo of my snide comments to some neighbors about shrimp tacos. It is not kind to mock, nor is it useful. Creating resentment is not the way to help improve …
The President’s call to “restore patriotic education in our schools” via the creation of the “1776 Commission” aimed at controlling public school curricula once again set off my alarm bells. As a dual German-American citizen, I grew up in Germany and by design of the education system became …
A preteen reading Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories, I was absolutely fascinated by Poe’s ability to contrive his endings in such an eerily easy sleight-of-hand. The tale that stood out because the dead body itself sat up and spoke was “Thou Art the Man.” Apparently someone had rigged the corp…
For nearly 50 years, The Next Door has worked tirelessly in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In an effort to continue to talk the talk and walk the walk, the organization recently released its new DEI Statement. It reads, in part:
My work puts me in front of the nicest people on the planet, an amazing group of folks who collectively comprise a too small percentage of working American adults. I am a job coach and job developer for adults with disabilities. When a person has requested to work through their case worker o…
For the last 30 years, Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman countries have collectively organized a County Developmental Disabilities Program funded by the Oregon Department of Human Services, which has been run by the Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL).
Returning to school or childcare programs this fall presents an unprecedented situation for children and teenagers. Here at Kidsense, located in downtown Hood River, our team of pediatric occupational and speech therapists collaborated to offer suggestions for supporting Gorge children durin…
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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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- Deaths and services, Sept. 15, 2021 edition
- FBI alerts TD Google to threat
- Obituary: Jerry Walker
- Bar complaint against Nisley, Wolf referred to Disciplinary Counsel; Deputy DA under Nisley submits complaint
- Obituary: Todd Warneke
- National Championships in lawn mower racing held in Tygh Valley
- Obituary: Darel Franklin
- Obituary: Virginia Lee
- Obituary: Ann Perry
- CAT terminates assistant director
- School mandates in effect
- Variant surge peaks in Gorge
- Through the Eyes of an Elder: Four guardrails in caring for an aging parent
- Emergency Order: Cease water use and do not flush — Cochran Estates area, White Salmon
- National Championships in lawn mower racing held in Tygh Valley
- This week in history: Sept. 15, 2021
- Police Reports, Sept. 15, 2021
- Harvest Moon Walk at Discovery Center Sept. 20