The Dalles High School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a musical comedy with music composed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics written by Tim Rice. Performances are Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. The show continues n…

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Two unrelated deaths were reported from Mt. Hood Meadows over the extended holiday weekend: 45-year-old Ryan Zeitner from Portland, and 47-year-old Tim Bauters from Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Dalles High School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a musical comedy with music composed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics written by Tim Rice. Performances are Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. The show continues n…

 SALEM — Republican legislators on Tuesday put the brakes on the Oregon Legislature, disrupting an evening session of the House by leaving in protest because they said their members needed more time to consider contentious bills.

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance around 75 people, questioners were chosen through a raffle system, and they asked questions or voiced concerns they had.

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 Small farmers, commercial fruit growers and gardeners alike are invited to attend a free workshop highlighting practices that promote the conservation and management of pollinators and beneficial insects on the farm or home garden by Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District.

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The OneGorge Advocacy Group’s seventh annual “Gorge-ous Night in Salem” will take place the evening of Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mission Mill Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center complex in Salem.

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The 2020 Reach for Excellence Gala provided an evening of entertainment and fundraising for supporters of the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF).  Events included a live auction conducted by auctioneer Dave Griffith from The Dalles, a paddle raise, and the third annual Build a Do…

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Community members  interested in learning more about garden-related topics are invited to attend the next Oregon State University Extension Service Central Gorge Master Gardener training program community class, held Feb. 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Cre…

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​Hood River Distillers​, the largest and oldest importer, distiller and marketer of distilled spirits in the Northwest, last week announced the newest addition to its Oregon-made spirits portfolio — Old Delicious Double Bourbon Barreled Apple Brandy.

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The Aging in the Gorge Alliance has issued a challenge grant to support The Hood River County History Museum’s new Memory Café. During the months of February and March, donations made to the Memory Café program will be matched 1:1, up to the total of $1,500.

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A Portland man died at Mount Hood Meadows on Sunday following a snowboarding fall and subsequent life-saving efforts.

The Dalles swim team has dealt with injuries and illnesses, and have had to split their practice time between two community facilities, but somehow they made it all work this winter season.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance at around 75 people, participants were chosen through a raffle system and given a chance to ask questions or voice their concerns.

Telegraph poles from 1868 can still be found in the Columbia Gorge. The first line was strung that year between Troutdale and The Dalles, following an old Indian trail. Members of Troutdale Historical Society will present “Finding the Wire Trail” at the Regional History Forum presentation Sa…

“Finding the Wire Trail: Early Instant Communication in the Gorge” is the title of the Saturday, Feb. 22 program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place in The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m., and is fourth in a month-long series of presentations.

reVoiced performs tonight at Civic; Entertainment Update for Feb. 18.

A 2019 state survey shows about 20 percent of Oregon 11th graders use marijuana, a rate unchanged from 2017, but one method of ingesting it, vaping, was up nearly 300 percent.

Like clockwork, American flags have gone up and come down in The Dalles on major holidays for 60 years. Above, scouts with Boy Scout Troop 398, chartered by the Catholic Church with Anthony Pereira as scoutmaster, make an early-morning run Monday to place flags along Second Street downtown f…

As the 2020 legislative session enters its third week, the Legislature has passed its second deadline for bills to remain viable.

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The public has a chance to weigh in during a public hearing on the county’s Public Safety Local Option Tax Levy proposal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the first-floor conference room of the County Business Administration Building, 601 State St., Hood River.

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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Awards Dinner on Feb. 8  at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. The award winners presented by the Chamber are nominated and voted by the chamber membership. 

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The Port of Hood River is working to develop its 2020-2026 Strategic Business Plan, the primary guiding policy document for the next six years, and is seeking public input on Port services, facilities, goals and objectives.

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The Gorge Rebuild-it Center will be open on a reduced schedule through March 1 while the store regroups after a burglary.

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) invite the community to join in a second of three monthly brown bag lunch presentations.

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Local real estate brokers, staff and owners with Windermere Columbia River Gorge supported three local charitable organizations in the Columbia River Gorge area during 2019. Through the Windermere Foundation, a total of $3,650 was given to local charities supporting low-income children and f…

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Phil and Judy Jensen of Hood River have been named The Next Door’s 2019 Bonnie Benton Philanthropists of the Year. The couple was recognized and thanked by staff and fellow supporters earlier this month at the organization’s annual Donor Appreciation event held at Columbia Center for the Art…

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Volunteers in Action (VIA) will hold its next new volunteer training on Monday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. — lunch will be provided — at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in classrooms 1 and 2.

n a mediated settlement, the fire district dropped the lawsuit against its union, the union agreed not to use the logo that spurred the suit, and each side will pay its own attorney fees.

History page for Feb. 15-16, featuring History Mystery, looking back and the Newspaper Strike mural on Third Street.

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