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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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Waucoma Bookstore, in partnership with Oregon State University Press, is pleased to present a virtual event with Tina Ontiveros in celebration of the release of her memoir, rough house. Ontiveros will be joined in conversation by writer Keenan Norris.

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Last week, residents of Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River enjoyed a live, outdoor concert of some familiar melodies from Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA). As two dozen residents and guests relaxed in the shade of their front entrance, CGOA’s Trombone Trio serenaded them for…

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The 100th birthday of Tech Sgt. Phil Chaperon, a three-year resident of the Oregon Veterans Home The Dalles, was celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 9, with a parade, fly-over and a host of family and guests.

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The growing Riverside Fire near Estacada displaced the Vince and Phila Rehm family, the first people to arrive at Lot 1 in Hood River Friday afternoon after the Port of Hood River opened up parking areas to people evacuating fire areas.

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The Port of Hood River has opened several of its Hood River waterfront sites for evacuees fleeing the wildfires in Clackamas County and other regional wildfires. Lot 1, the Event Site, the Marina Boat Launch parking lot, and the DMV parking lot are all open for overnight parking for evacuees. 

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Helping Hands Against Violence (HHAV) believes that change happens one caring voice at a time. Helping Hands volunteer training weaves the personal knowledge of experienced advocates and online resources to assure everyone learns new skills and broadens their knowledge about domestic violenc…

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By 2034, there will be more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 18. The term “Silver Tsunami” is the sensationalized metaphor used to describe population aging. The demographic shift is showing up first in rural areas where older residents form a greater proportion of the populat…

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With September, we come to my favorite month for stargazing. Darkness comes earlier, yet nights are still warm. Weather is usually good, particularly in early September. And this year, there is plenty to see in the night sky.

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Volunteers sell homemade face masks at The Dalles Farmer's Market every Saturday to raise money for the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. 

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A collaborative partnership among several Gorge organizations, including The Next Door, One Community Health, and local health departments, has sparked #Esencial. The campaign is meant to remind us how important migrant and seasonal farmworkers are to our food industry and community and to k…

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The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the sixth year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. 

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Once in a while Friday arrives and I wonder, “What am I going to write about for next week?” This last Friday was one of those times — until I received a call from Kimberly Herman, the public affairs officer for Social Security in Oregon. 

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The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the sixth year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.

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The White Salmon City Council voted earlier this week to allocate the majority of CARES Act funding received by the City in the form of direct grants to resident families and businesses.

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A roller blader skates toward a pair of recumbent bicycle riders along the Riverfront Trail in The Dalles, just east of Klindt's Cove Pocket Park, located in the Port of The Dalles Industrial Park. 

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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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As we know, this too shall pass. And when we finally get pass the COVID-19 pandemic with widespread access to vaccines and home administered tests, what will the new normal look like — particularly for us adults over 60 who are the most vulnerable? How do you imagine you will receive healthc…

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As we know, this too shall pass. And when we finally get pass the COVID-19 pandemic with widespread access to vaccines and home administered tests, what will the new normal look like — particularly for us adults over 60 who are the most vulnerable? How do you imagine you will receive healthc…

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As restrictions for in-person gatherings continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and nonprofit organizations are having to look for creative ways to stay afloat. One group of wineries in Underwood decided to team up to create a virtual experience in support of local Community Actio…

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The Mosier Creek Fire is fully lined and “isn’t going anywhere,” Oregon Department of Forestry representatives reported during the agencies first virtual community fire meeting of the 2020 fire season Saturday evening.

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Wasco, Sherman,  and Gilliam COVID-19 Unified Command urges the community to be prepared for all hazards and potential emergency situations. In addition to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this week our area is experiencing wildfires and short-duration power outages, according to an agency press release

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As of noon on Aug. 15, the fire is located two miles south of Mosier and is listed at 985 acres and 30 percent contained at mid-morning today, Saturday, August 15. Due to current and predicted weather conditions with shifting winds and extreme heat, the Level 1 area from 1600 Mosier Creek Ro…

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Publishing in the Gorge reached the end of an era Aug. 8 at the old Hood River News building. The last pieces of the web press — multi-roller printing system — were removed and trucked to a buyer in San Jose, Calif. "It's a sad day, for sure," said Tony Methvin, right, long-time Columbia Gor…

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