Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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The new warming shelter in The Dalles has been full since its opening in early November, and while they started off without electricity, they do now and The Dalles City Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss reports that operations have been going well with no major problems.

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Christmas tree permits for the Mt. Hood National Forest are now available to purchase at local vendors and online through Recreation.gov. Purchase a permit, as well as download cutting area maps and tree cutting tips at tinyurl.com/mthoodtreepermit. 

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Volunteer Carmen Myers, part of a team from Columbia Bank, hustles Thanksgiving Day meals to cars lined up in the parking lot outside St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles to receive a holiday meal. In the background, shuttling meals from kitchen to delivery area, is fellow volunteer Henry Warth.…

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Mallory Morrow of Wamic, mother of two children, Marco, 4, and Makhail, 2, is the 2020 recipient of the Bicoastal Media “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2014 Ford Focus.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of The Dalles gather at Sorosis Park for Kiwanis One Day, an annual day of service for Kiwanis clubs around the world on Oct. 31. Although was originally scheduled for Oct. 24, The Dalles club postponed due to weather. Paint brushes in-hand, Kiwanis members spent …

The Dalles High School Drama Department’s production of The Radio Play Disaster by Don Zolidis continues Nov. 19-20. Harlan Bean, the self-proclaimed genius, is attempting to make history with his sci-fi radio masterpiece “Battle of the Planets.” Unluckily for him, his play is in the hands o…

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The Dalles — Wasco County has not yet met state metrics for starting hybrid and in-person schooling, according to the North Central Public Health District.

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Mount Adams Ministerial Association (MAMA), an interfaith organization composed of religious leaders from area faith communities invites the public to attend its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. 

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Small gatherings of veterans celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11 in The Dalles. 

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While The Dalles' Annual Veterans Day Parade has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, The Dalles has found other ways to honor veterans on Nov. 11. 

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On Nov. 11, the United States of America takes time to say thank you to the men and women who have served this country in military uniform.

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Among the countless cancellations wrought by the pandemic this year was the annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge fall gala, which is normally one of the organization’s primary fundraisers. Other United Way fundraising events also have been canceled including the annual holiday benefit concert.

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Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in a grant-funded pilot project. The project will develop conflict resolution and leadership skills in young adults (ages 21-35), with a focus on those who …

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Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be distributed until the program fund, totaling ju…

Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their  dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply …

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Four winning photos were selected in Columbia Gorge News’ Halloween Photo Contest. Each winner will receive gift certificates to Pietros Pizza. 

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Dewey Thomas, a long-time resident of Wasco and now living in The Dalles, is celebrating his 106th birthday Wednesday, Nov. 3, and the event will be celebrated with a “Birthday Card Party.”

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The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to disburse increased food benefits in October.

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Understanding Medicare is not a walk in the park. It’s more like crawling through a dark cave: Disorienting and challenging. And every year during Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you get to explore that cave again!

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The Dalles Kiwanis Club strives to help kids grow and succeed. It’s at the heart of everything they do, but none of it is possible without the support of the community.

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