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Is there anything certain anymore? I mean besides death and taxes. It feels like the pandemic has turned the world upside down and inside out — elevating the uncertainty and unpredictability in a world that has always been uncertain, whether it is our own safety or the national partisan post…

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

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Over 30 local offices in Wasco County are up for election this November — including the Wasco County Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, and mayoral seats in The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Antelope and Shaniko.

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What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Items should be sent to trishaw@gorgenews.com.

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When you think of “mental health therapy,” what comes to mind? Especially now, it’s important to remember that our mental health matters and, sometimes, we need a little help to get through the day.

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The seventh Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest has been canceled for 2020, organizers for the event announced Thursday in a press release. The event, which is sponsored by FruitSmart and the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for May 30 after originally being postpon…

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The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. This free program will take place virtually beginning Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and is open to anyone 60 or older.

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Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

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Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer spoke at a “We the People” rally, organized by the Klickitat County Republican Party, where he blamed the protests in Portland and Seattle and the law enforcement response on “left-winging, spineless politicians that buy into changing our country to a soci…

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Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District increased restrictions for forest operations and the public beginning July 27. These restrictions are intended to reduce the risk of fire ignition on lands within the Central Oregon District in Lake, Harney, Deschutes, Crook, Wasc…

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To support safely continuing to worship, local officials distributed masks to over a dozen churches in Wasco County recently, according to a press release from Unified Command, which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

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Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

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The White Salmon City Council appointed its newest member last Wednesday, bringing the council back to full strength after the departure of former Councilor Amy Martin.

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Zim’s Brau Haus Restaurant and Sports Bar in The Dalles has temporarily closed their doors after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

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Because of the Gorge’s reliance on the summer tourism industry, many businesses are now struggling to maximize profits while working within COVID-19 restrictions so that they can survive the winter.

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Do you have to write notes for details you know you are going to forget? Or put a package by the door to remind yourself to take it with you? Or have a pill box so you know you’ve taken your medications — which I’ve found doesn’t always help?

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Concerns about overcrowding at the waterfront — paired with Gov. Brown’s new statewide mandate requiring face-masks outdoors whenever 6-feet of social distancing isn’t possible — were the Port of Hood River’s reasons for implementing crowding restrictions at the Event Site and Nichols Basin …

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The City of The Dalles has signed a $50,000 agreement with The Dalles Main Street to expand local businesses’ use of outdoor space through the end of October.

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When the pandemic caused schools and Lyle’s single market to close in March and April, Lyle Community Council President Julie Larson organized a purely volunteer grassroots effort to feed vulnerable community members. A small cadre of people delivered food boxes to around 80 families through…

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It’s not often, one appreciative colleague said of Teri Thalhofer, that you meet a person with equal parts zeal and compassion.

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Candidates running for local and state offices spoke on various issues at an editorial board meeting of the Goldendale Sentinel this past Friday, fielding questions from both the community and the board.

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Inspired by a matching donation of up to $250,000 from the Windermere Foundation, Windermere Real Estate offices in 10 states have raised $690,000 for food banks in their communities, exceeding the original goal of the fundraising challenge of $500,000.

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If you’re like me, you’re finally getting used to wearing a face mask whenever you go out in public. But this is The Dalles and you know during the rest of July and August there will be many hot, over 90-degree days. But it’s a dry heat, right?

  • 0

Is there anything certain anymore? I mean besides death and taxes. It feels like the pandemic has turned the world upside down and inside out — elevating the uncertainty and unpredictability in a world that has always been uncertain, whether it is our own safety or the national partisan post…

  • 0

In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

featured
  • 0

Hood River Valley High School’s A05 Annex — FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — learned it had won the prestigious Pacific Northwest Chairman’s Award via an online ceremony June 25.

  • 0

Over 30 local offices in Wasco County are up for election this November — including the Wasco County Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, and mayoral seats in The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Antelope and Shaniko.

  • Updated
  • 0

What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Items should be sent to trishaw@gorgenews.com.

  • 0

When you think of “mental health therapy,” what comes to mind? Especially now, it’s important to remember that our mental health matters and, sometimes, we need a little help to get through the day.

  • 0

The seventh Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest has been canceled for 2020, organizers for the event announced Thursday in a press release. The event, which is sponsored by FruitSmart and the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for May 30 after originally being postpon…

  • Updated
  • 0

The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. This free program will take place virtually beginning Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and is open to anyone 60 or older.

  • 0

Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer spoke at a “We the People” rally, organized by the Klickitat County Republican Party, where he blamed the protests in Portland and Seattle and the law enforcement response on “left-winging, spineless politicians that buy into changing our country to a soci…

  • Updated
  • 0

Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District increased restrictions for forest operations and the public beginning July 27. These restrictions are intended to reduce the risk of fire ignition on lands within the Central Oregon District in Lake, Harney, Deschutes, Crook, Wasc…

  • Updated
  • 0

To support safely continuing to worship, local officials distributed masks to over a dozen churches in Wasco County recently, according to a press release from Unified Command, which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

  • 0

Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

  • Updated
  • 0

The White Salmon City Council appointed its newest member last Wednesday, bringing the council back to full strength after the departure of former Councilor Amy Martin.

  • Updated
  • 0

Zim’s Brau Haus Restaurant and Sports Bar in The Dalles has temporarily closed their doors after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Because of the Gorge’s reliance on the summer tourism industry, many businesses are now struggling to maximize profits while working within COVID-19 restrictions so that they can survive the winter.

  • Updated
  • 0

Do you have to write notes for details you know you are going to forget? Or put a package by the door to remind yourself to take it with you? Or have a pill box so you know you’ve taken your medications — which I’ve found doesn’t always help?

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Concerns about overcrowding at the waterfront — paired with Gov. Brown’s new statewide mandate requiring face-masks outdoors whenever 6-feet of social distancing isn’t possible — were the Port of Hood River’s reasons for implementing crowding restrictions at the Event Site and Nichols Basin …

  • Updated
  • 0

The City of The Dalles has signed a $50,000 agreement with The Dalles Main Street to expand local businesses’ use of outdoor space through the end of October.

  • Updated
  • 0

When the pandemic caused schools and Lyle’s single market to close in March and April, Lyle Community Council President Julie Larson organized a purely volunteer grassroots effort to feed vulnerable community members. A small cadre of people delivered food boxes to around 80 families through…

  • Updated
  • 0

It’s not often, one appreciative colleague said of Teri Thalhofer, that you meet a person with equal parts zeal and compassion.

  • Updated
  • 0

Candidates running for local and state offices spoke on various issues at an editorial board meeting of the Goldendale Sentinel this past Friday, fielding questions from both the community and the board.

  • Updated
  • 0

Inspired by a matching donation of up to $250,000 from the Windermere Foundation, Windermere Real Estate offices in 10 states have raised $690,000 for food banks in their communities, exceeding the original goal of the fundraising challenge of $500,000.

  • Updated
  • 0

If you’re like me, you’re finally getting used to wearing a face mask whenever you go out in public. But this is The Dalles and you know during the rest of July and August there will be many hot, over 90-degree days. But it’s a dry heat, right?

featured
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The Granada Theater in The Dalles has received a $90,000 grant for a new heating and cooling system at the historic 1920s era theater.

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