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I had not yet met Bob Kenyon when I first heard about his 180-mile solo kayak trip down the lower Columbia as a hale and...
02/04/2023
Through the Eyes of an Elder: Bob Kenyon: The real danger is not to go at all

I had not yet met Bob Kenyon when I first heard about his 180-mile solo kayak trip down the lower Columbia as a hale and hardy 60-year-old marking the Lewis and Clark Bi-centennial. Bob would reprise his river adventure at 70.

I had not yet met Bob Kenyon when I first heard about his 180-mile solo kayak trip down the lower Columbia as a hale and hardy 60-year-old marking the Lewis

We normally highlight the top five scratch scores from all of the bowling leagues at Orchard Lanes to create a mythical ...
02/04/2023
Kegler's Corner: Bernie Keys is ‘Star of the Week’

We normally highlight the top five scratch scores from all of the bowling leagues at Orchard Lanes to create a mythical Team of the Week. Sure, it takes real talent to roll big scores in this great game.

We normally highlight the top five scratch scores from all of the bowling leagues at Orchard Lanes to create a mythical Team of the Week. Sure, it takes real talent

HOOD RIVER — Longtime downtown staple Waucoma Bookstore is undergoing a remodel, so owners Jenny and Muir Cohen have mov...
02/04/2023
Temporary location for Waucoma Bookstore (photo gallery)

HOOD RIVER — Longtime downtown staple Waucoma Bookstore is undergoing a remodel, so owners Jenny and Muir Cohen have moved to a temporary location at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave.

HOOD RIVER — Longtime downtown staple Waucoma Bookstore is undergoing a remodel, so owners Jenny and Muir Cohen have moved to a temporary location at Columbia Center for the Arts,

BINGEN — Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) is expanding operations of the Mobile Food Bank in Klickitat County wi...
02/04/2023
WAGAP Mobile Food Bank expands service area

BINGEN — Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) is expanding operations of the Mobile Food Bank in Klickitat County with a new route to Roosevelt from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Thursday of the month.

BINGEN — Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) is expanding operations of the Mobile Food Bank in Klickitat County with a new route to Roosevelt from 10 a.m. to noon on

My first column of the new year! I think it’s important you know that Goose, my now (moderately, in some circles) famous...
02/04/2023
Behind the Scenes: Know what you’re looking for when you call with an archive question

My first column of the new year! I think it’s important you know that Goose, my now (moderately, in some circles) famous orange cat, is helping me write today’s column. How much help is hard to quantify.

My first column of the new year! I think it’s important you know that Goose, my now (moderately, in some circles) famous orange cat, is helping me write today’s column.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released graduation rates on Jan. 26. For the third consecutive year, the four-...
02/03/2023
Hood River Valley High School grad rate above 90% for third year

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released graduation rates on Jan. 26. For the third consecutive year, the four-year graduation rate of Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) students was more than 90%.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released graduation rates on Jan. 26. For the third consecutive year, the four-year graduation rate of Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) students was

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Farquharson presented her quarterly report at the regular city counci...
02/03/2023
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce gives quarterly report

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Farquharson presented her quarterly report at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 23, in which she talked about the most recent lodging report, as well as gave a general overview.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Farquharson presented her quarterly report at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 23, in which she talked about the most recent

Update, Friday, 9:15 a.m.: Hood River Police department reported at 9:40 p.m. Thursday that officers had safely taken a ...
02/03/2023
Shots fired near Cascade Avenue; man taken into custody late Thursday night

Update, Friday, 9:15 a.m.: Hood River Police department reported at 9:40 p.m. Thursday that officers had safely taken a male into custody. They also announced that those evacuated were allowed to return to their homes.

Update, Friday, 9:15 a.m.: Hood River Police department reported at 9:40 p.m. Thursday that officers had safely taken a male into custody. They also announced that those evacuated were allowed

When I was picking up my latest prescription, the pharmacist asked if I wanted to get the shingles shot. Since it has be...
02/03/2023
Senior News: Preventing shingles in older adults

When I was picking up my latest prescription, the pharmacist asked if I wanted to get the shingles shot. Since it has been on my mind for years, I agreed, thinking I was going to make an appointment.

When I was picking up my latest prescription, the pharmacist asked if I wanted to get the shingles shot. Since it has been on my mind for years, I agreed,

BINGEN — White Salmon Valley Pool officials held a presentation at a January Bingen City Council meeting where they answ...
02/03/2023
Pool officials present update

BINGEN — White Salmon Valley Pool officials held a presentation at a January Bingen City Council meeting where they answered key questions about the project, including why it has not yet been built. It all comes down to funding, they said.

BINGEN — White Salmon Valley Pool officials held a presentation at a January Bingen City Council meeting where they answered key questions about the project, including why it has not

The opinions expressed in the letters below are “your voice,” and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Columbi...
02/03/2023
Your Voice: Week of Feb. 1

The opinions expressed in the letters below are “your voice,” and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Columbia Gorge News, its staff, publisher or advertisers.

Electing liars

I want to thank Mark Gibson and the Columbia Gorge News network for allowing me to publish this monthly column. With jus...
02/02/2023
Guest commentary: Salem update from Rep. Jeff Helfrich

I want to thank Mark Gibson and the Columbia Gorge News network for allowing me to publish this monthly column. With just three weeks back in Salem, I am reminded how fast things move.

I want to thank Mark Gibson and the Columbia Gorge News network for allowing me to publish this monthly column. With just three weeks back in Salem, I am reminded

GOLDENDALE — Stabilizing families to prevent child abuse and future houselessness is a primary goal of the new Family Re...
02/02/2023
Family Resource Center coming to Goldendale: WAGAP, TNDI support families in Klickitat Co.

GOLDENDALE — Stabilizing families to prevent child abuse and future houselessness is a primary goal of the new Family Resource Center being developed in Goldendale.

GOLDENDALE — Stabilizing families to prevent child abuse and future houselessness is a primary goal of the new Family Resource Center being developed in Goldendale by Washington Gorge Action Programs

Developing story regarding an active shooter situation on Cascade Avenue, Hood River. We will update as information beco...
02/02/2023
Hood River: Shots fired on Cascade Avenue

Developing story regarding an active shooter situation on Cascade Avenue, Hood River. We will update as information becomes available.

Update 12:56 p.m.: From Hood River County School DistrictLower valley school campuses in Secure StatusWestside Elementary School, May Street Elementary School, Hood River Middle School, Hood River Options Academy, Hood

Tara Kamp, CPA with Pauly Rogers and Co., PC — the district’s independent auditors — presented virtually on the Comprehe...
02/02/2023
Board hears details on ninth consecutive clean audit

Tara Kamp, CPA with Pauly Rogers and Co., PC — the district’s independent auditors — presented virtually on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ending June 30, 2022.

HOOD RIVER — Hood River County School District’s Board of Directors met Jan. 24 in the Hood River Middle School library. As reported at the Jan. 11 meeting, the district

In 2021, redistricting in Oregon brought new faces to new places. Hood River County joined Oregon’s Third Congressional ...
02/02/2023
Blumenauer new face of Hood River County in U.S. Congress

In 2021, redistricting in Oregon brought new faces to new places. Hood River County joined Oregon’s Third Congressional District and Rep. Earl Blumenauer is excited to represent the people of Hood River County.

In 2021, redistricting in Oregon brought new faces to new places. Hood River County joined Oregon’s Third Congressional District and Rep. Earl Blumenauer is excited to represent the people of

The Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program reviews heath care business deals to make sure they support the statewid...
02/02/2023
OHA seeks comment on transaction

The Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program reviews heath care business deals to make sure they support the statewide goals of lowered consumer costs, increased access, and better care.

The Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program reviews heath care business deals to make sure they support the statewide goals of lowered consumer costs, increased access, and better care. The

Before covering how best to vet prospects, a word about spam is in order. Within a few hours of running your ad, you are...
02/02/2023
Making Room: Responding to inquiries

Before covering how best to vet prospects, a word about spam is in order. Within a few hours of running your ad, you are likely to get a flurry of brief texts such as: “Room still available? See it today?” or “Sounds Perfect!!!”

Before covering how best to vet prospects, a word about spam is in order. Within a few hours of running your ad, you are likely to get a flurry of

Coming this May, a new festival located in and around White Salmon will be held to celebrate the area’s natural beauty a...
02/02/2023
Organizers prepare for first-ever White Salmon Wildflower Festival

Coming this May, a new festival located in and around White Salmon will be held to celebrate the area’s natural beauty and its spring wildflowers, which brings thousands to the area each year to bask in its natural charm.

Coming this May, a new festival located in and around White Salmon will be held to celebrate the area’s natural beauty and its spring wildflowers, which brings thousands to the

Hood River Valley High School English teacher Nan Noteboom proposed and started one period of free writing tutoring, or ...
02/01/2023
New HRVHS Tutor Center fills needs of students in math and English

Hood River Valley High School English teacher Nan Noteboom proposed and started one period of free writing tutoring, or the Writing Lab, in 2007. It quickly grew to two periods, and demand has only increased.

Hood River Valley High School English teacher Nan Noteboom proposed and started one period of free writing tutoring, or the Writing Lab, in 2007. It quickly grew to two periods,

Beatriz Lynch, executive director of SafeSpace Child Advocacy Center of the Gorge, visited The Dalles City Council at th...
02/01/2023
SafeSpace seeks new center in HR, satellite in TD

Beatriz Lynch, executive director of SafeSpace Child Advocacy Center of the Gorge, visited The Dalles City Council at their regular city council meeting Jan. 9 to talk about the organization’s role in the community as well as their upcoming projects.

Beatriz Lynch, executive director of SafeSpace Child Advocacy Center of the Gorge, visited The Dalles City Council at their regular city council meeting Jan. 9 to talk about the organization’s

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Medical Center will suspend medical oncology services at Celilo Cancer Center effective Feb. 2...
02/01/2023
Celilo Cancer Center reducing services

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Medical Center will suspend medical oncology services at Celilo Cancer Center effective Feb. 28 due to the lack of a medical oncologist in what Chief Medical Officer Jayant Eldurkar said he hopes will be temporary.

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Medical Center will suspend medical oncology services at Celilo Cancer Center effective Feb. 28 due to the lack of a medical oncologist in what Chief Medical

THE DALLES — Tara Woolsey of The Dalles and Tabatha Abrams of Lyle are both first cousins and good friends. The two work...
02/01/2023
Gorge Local — In Business: T & T Coffee and Bagels brings friends together

THE DALLES — Tara Woolsey of The Dalles and Tabatha Abrams of Lyle are both first cousins and good friends. The two worked together for several years at Petite Provence in The Dalles, so it was not unusual for these two to collaborate.

THE DALLES — Tara Woolsey of The Dalles and Tabatha Abrams of Lyle are both first cousins and good friends. The two worked together for several years at Petite Provence

THE DALLES — The Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, hosts its annual Regional History Forum each Sat...
02/01/2023
Original Courthouse hosts history forums

THE DALLES — The Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, hosts its annual Regional History Forum each Saturday in February. Programs are held in the upstairs courtroom at 1:30 p.m.

THE DALLES — The Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, hosts its annual Regional History Forum each Saturday in February. Programs are held in the upstairs courtroom at

Welcome to February, our shortest month of the year. With the progression of the seasons, we are starting to see longer ...
02/01/2023
What's in the Sky: Look for ‘Green Comet’

Welcome to February, our shortest month of the year. With the progression of the seasons, we are starting to see longer days and shorter nights — in February, we’ll see a gain of some 79 minutes of daylight from the first to the 28th.

Welcome to February, our shortest month of the year. With the progression of the seasons, we are starting to see longer days and shorter nights — in February, we’ll see

Death and service announcements are updated throughout the week on the Columbia Gorge News website.
01/31/2023
Death notices and service announcements: Feb. 1, 2023

Death and service announcements are updated throughout the week on the Columbia Gorge News website.

Joan Ellen Moranville, Denise Morris, Verna Mae Boyette, Gary James VanWambeke, Kaarin Lind Brown, Lila Geraldine Rios, Daniel Joseph Wright, Hildegard Reinertsen, Wallace Alan Sprenger, Michael Timothy Antonowicz, Oleta Fern

The Gorge Tech Alliance awards the annual Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship to Gorge high school seniors pursuing post...
01/30/2023
Tech scholarship application window opens

The Gorge Tech Alliance awards the annual Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship to Gorge high school seniors pursuing post-secondary degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

The Gorge Tech Alliance awards the annual Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship to Gorge high school seniors pursuing post-secondary degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Eligible

Parents are invited to register for Guiding Good Choices, a free and confidential series designed around promoting healt...
01/30/2023
Guiding Good Choices returns to Goldendale

Parents are invited to register for Guiding Good Choices, a free and confidential series designed around promoting healthy development and reducing risky behavior for children as they enter their teenage years, beginning Feb. 21.

Parents invited to build stronger bonds with youth

Emily Styles remembers the first time she heard of LoveYourBrain. Back in 2014, the organization’s founder Kevin Pearce ...
01/30/2023
An evening fundraiser for Lovin’ Your Brain

Emily Styles remembers the first time she heard of LoveYourBrain. Back in 2014, the organization’s founder Kevin Pearce gave a presentation about the life-changing brain injury he sustained while snowboarding a high-level trick in the superpipe.

Emily Styles remembers the first time she heard of LoveYourBrain. Back in 2014, the organization’s founder Kevin Pearce gave a presentation about the life-changing brain injury he sustained while snowboarding

Last week, MTS won the second round in the Monday Industrial league. It wasn’t even close. MTS won by 31.5 points over t...
01/28/2023
Kegler's Corner: MTS, Bloom win in league play

Last week, MTS won the second round in the Monday Industrial league. It wasn’t even close. MTS won by 31.5 points over their nearest competition, Hood River Supply. Congratulations to MTS teammates Mike Bosse, Mac Proffitt and Steve Byers.

Last week, MTS won the second round in the Monday Industrial league. It wasn’t even close. MTS won by 31.5 points over their nearest competition, Hood River Supply. Congratulations to

I love sharing news of our Glenwood graduates. I had planned to visit with at least two Glenwood graduates over the holi...
01/28/2023
Glenwood News: Catching up with Glenwood High grads

I love sharing news of our Glenwood graduates. I had planned to visit with at least two Glenwood graduates over the holidays and catch up on what’s going on in their lives.

I love sharing news of our Glenwood graduates. I had planned to visit with at least two Glenwood graduates over the holidays and catch up on what’s going on in

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