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THE GORGE — With homeowners insurance becoming increasingly expensive in the Gorge, Columbia Gorge News asked area insur...
06/06/2024

THE GORGE — With homeowners insurance becoming increasingly expensive in the Gorge, Columbia Gorge News asked area insurance providers to provide insight into the reasons for this. The problem is a national one and depends on where you live.

THE GORGE — With homeowners insurance becoming increasingly expensive in the Gorge, Columbia Gorge News asked area insurance providers to provide insight into the reasons for this. The problem is

06/06/2024

Surprise donation: Mid-Columbia Community Action Council received a surprise $10,000 donation from First Interstate

HOOD RIVER — Is there a better way to serve English Language Learners (ELL) than taking them out of the classroom for in...
06/06/2024

HOOD RIVER — Is there a better way to serve English Language Learners (ELL) than taking them out of the classroom for instruction?

This week’s mystery photo, left, is printed here courtesy of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, where it’s item n...
06/06/2024

This week’s mystery photo, left, is printed here courtesy of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, where it’s item number 2022.14.02 in the collections. Guess what it is?

Senior outfielder/pitcher Grady Williams led Hood River Valley’s all-Northwest Oregon Conference selections on the 2024 ...
06/06/2024

Senior outfielder/pitcher Grady Williams led Hood River Valley’s all-Northwest Oregon Conference selections on the 2024 baseball all-star team.

HOOD RIVER — Edeske Patiserie, 512 Cascade Ave., was named the 2024 SBA Oregon Nano Business of the Year in May, bringin...
06/06/2024

HOOD RIVER — Edeske Patiserie, 512 Cascade Ave., was named the 2024 SBA Oregon Nano Business of the Year in May, bringing a celebratory end to their second year in business.

HOOD RIVER — Edeske Patiserie, 512 Cascade Ave., was named the 2024 SBA Oregon Nano Business of the Year in May, bringing a celebratory end to their second year in

MOSIER — With a population less than 500, Mosier is hidden along the bluffs of the Columbia River. It is a local favorit...
06/05/2024

MOSIER — With a population less than 500, Mosier is hidden along the bluffs of the Columbia River. It is a local favorite for hiking, biking, birding and wildflowers, and is home to many artists and orchards.

MOSIER — With a population less than 500, Mosier is hidden along the bluffs of the Columbia River. It is a local favorite for hiking, biking, birding and wildflowers, and

Hood River Valley’s third-place Columbia Conference boys lacrosse team had 10 players honored on the postseason all-leag...
06/05/2024

Hood River Valley’s third-place Columbia Conference boys lacrosse team had 10 players honored on the postseason all-league squads.

KLICKITAT — On May 9-11, the grassroots organization Mt. Adams Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) hosted its second annua...
06/05/2024

KLICKITAT — On May 9-11, the grassroots organization Mt. Adams Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) hosted its second annual Lean & Burn Prescribed Fire Workshop in Klickitat, Wash.

KLICKITAT — On May 9-11, the grassroots organization Mt. Adams Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) hosted its second annual Lean & Burn Prescribed Fire Workshop in Klickitat, Wash. The free event

The Dalles High School 2024 graduate Osby Heredia signed a letter of intent May 30 to attend Southwestern Oregon Communi...
06/05/2024

The Dalles High School 2024 graduate Osby Heredia signed a letter of intent May 30 to attend Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, where he’ll continue his athletic career and play on the Lakers’ men’s soccer team in 2024-25.

The Dalles High School 2024 graduate Osby Heredia signed a letter of intent May 30 to attend Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, where he’ll continue his athletic career

Since 2018 the growers have been in talks with OSHA over on-farm housing standards for migrant workers, saying some of t...
06/05/2024

Since 2018 the growers have been in talks with OSHA over on-farm housing standards for migrant workers, saying some of these rules are impossible for them to afford without going out of business.

THE DALLES — After hearing testimony in April from a group of fruit growers in the Gorge region, the Wasco County Commissioners sent a letter to the state OSHA (Occupational

STEVENSON — Bringing more than a decade of industry experience as a true journeyman, Ryan Blasquez has joined Walking Ma...
06/05/2024

STEVENSON — Bringing more than a decade of industry experience as a true journeyman, Ryan Blasquez has joined Walking Man Brewing.

Award-winning microbrewery hires Ryan Blasquez

GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Commission on May 30 unanimously decided to drop the ideas of completely closing its j...
06/05/2024

GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Commission on May 30 unanimously decided to drop the ideas of completely closing its jail and contracting with NORCOR, or building a new jail.

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) celebrated the grand opening of the Gloria Center with a ribb...
06/05/2024

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) celebrated the grand opening of the Gloria Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building on May 31.

This week's letters to the editor.
06/05/2024

This week's letters to the editor.

Supporting local journalism

Mason Bates, a 2024 Horizon Christian High School graduate, fulfilled a lifelong goal when he signed a letter of intent ...
06/05/2024

Mason Bates, a 2024 Horizon Christian High School graduate, fulfilled a lifelong goal when he signed a letter of intent last month to attend Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota....

Mason Bates, a 2024 Horizon Christian High School graduate, fulfilled a lifelong goal when he signed a letter of intent last month to attend Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North

THE GORGE — OSU Hood River Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners welcome home gardeners of all abilities to attend th...
06/04/2024

THE GORGE — OSU Hood River Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners welcome home gardeners of all abilities to attend the upcoming Garden Gathering series of educational presentations, starting June 8 and running through October 2024.

THE GORGE — OSU Hood River Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners welcome home gardeners of all abilities to attend the upcoming Garden Gathering series of educational presentations. These free presentations

THE GORGE — Pride month events throughout the Gorge, ranging from pride festivals and marches to drag events to speed fr...
06/04/2024

THE GORGE — Pride month events throughout the Gorge, ranging from pride festivals and marches to drag events to speed friending.
Organizing a pride event? Please send it to [email protected] for addition here.

THE GORGE — This is an updated listing of pride events throughout the Gorge. Please submit entries to [email protected] for addition to future listings.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s new director fielded concerns from Gorge-area health authorities, including worries abou...
06/04/2024

Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s new director fielded concerns from Gorge-area health authorities, including worries about the end of pandemic-era funds, workforce shortages and needs May 16.

THE GORGE — Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s new director fielded concerns from Gorge-area health authorities, including worries about the end of pandemic-era funds, workforce shortages and needs for more behavioral

Entertainment Update is a listing of live performances happening in our communities.This week's events include live musi...
06/04/2024

Entertainment Update is a listing of live performances happening in our communities.This week's events include live music of all genres across the Gorge, live comedy, a move screening and upcoming music festivals.

Entertainment Update is a listing of live performances happening in our communities.This week's events include live music of all genres across the Gorge, live comedy, a move screening and upcoming

GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer’s “unmoderated town hall” May 25 amplified numerous voices, though his ...
06/04/2024

GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer’s “unmoderated town hall” May 25 amplified numerous voices, though his was not the loudest. The sheriff spoke little and answered only a few questions at the gathering, which lasted more than three....

GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer’s “unmoderated town hall” May 25 amplified numerous voices, though his was not the loudest. The sheriff spoke little and answered only a few

The Dalles High School (TDHS) Class of 2024 commencement ceremonies were held June 1 on Amaton field, where families and...
06/04/2024

The Dalles High School (TDHS) Class of 2024 commencement ceremonies were held June 1 on Amaton field, where families and friends gathered to celebrate the graduates.

Hi. This is a straightforward plea from a local high school science teacher to get cell phones out of our schools. I enj...
05/28/2024

Hi. This is a straightforward plea from a local high school science teacher to get cell phones out of our schools. I enjoy my job even though I would characterize it as frequently stressful and often overwhelming.

Hi. This is a straightforward plea from a local high school science teacher to get cell phones out of our schools. I enjoy my job even though I would characterize

A weekly collection of events across the Gorge. This week's events include music of all genres and an adult prom; a mont...
05/28/2024

A weekly collection of events across the Gorge. This week's events include music of all genres and an adult prom; a month's pride events across the Gorge; book signing and paint party in Stevenson; and a treasure-hunting challenge in The Dalles.

A weekly collection of events across the Gorge. This week's events include music of all genres and an adult prom; a month's pride events across the Gorge; book signing and

Hood River’s second annual soap box derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, and those still wishing to register for the...
05/27/2024

Hood River’s second annual soap box derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, and those still wishing to register for the event must do so by June 1.

CASCADE LOCKS — The Port of Cascade Locks and JettyLight, the company operating the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, have an...
05/27/2024

CASCADE LOCKS — The Port of Cascade Locks and JettyLight, the company operating the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, have announced plans for a community celebration of Captain Tom Cramblett.

CASCADE LOCKS — The Port of Cascade Locks and JettyLight, the company operating the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, have announced plans for a community celebration of Captain Tom Cramblett. The celebration

By including a $90 million payroll tax credit for hiring and retaining local journalists in the state’s 2025 budget, New...
05/27/2024

By including a $90 million payroll tax credit for hiring and retaining local journalists in the state’s 2025 budget, New York has become the nation’s first to take such a major step to protecting this vital industry.

The state of New York, led by a powerful coalition of local publishers, has just approved game-changing legislation in the fight to preserve local news outlets and community journalism. By

MORO—Sherman County wheat farmers are looking to the sky and wondering when the crop-saving rains are going to come.
05/26/2024

MORO—Sherman County wheat farmers are looking to the sky and wondering when the crop-saving rains are going to come.

Lightning struck the Dufur Methodist church at the peak of a severe thunder shower about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, sta...
05/26/2024

Lightning struck the Dufur Methodist church at the peak of a severe thunder shower about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, starting a fire that burned the church to the ground, according to word received here today from Dufur residents.

Lightning struck the Dufur Methodist church at the peak of a severe thunder shower about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, starting a fire that burned the church to the ground, according

Hood River Rotary awarded 17 high school scholarships totaling $42,500 at The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn May 9.
05/26/2024

Hood River Rotary awarded 17 high school scholarships totaling $42,500 at The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn May 9.

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