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Raise your hand if you have completed the 2020 Census? Good. Now, how many of you have forgotten about the 2020 Census because of COVID-19? If you are in the latter group, you have plenty of company. So far, Oregon Gorge counties have a self-response rate significantly below Oregon’s average…

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Both the North Wasco Aquatic Center in The Dalles and the Hood River Aquatic Center have reopened with added health and safety policies meant to help keep staff and patrons safe during the ongoing pandemic.

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Janelle Sandoz, a nurse at North Central Public Health District, is one of several staffers who are now working as contact tracers, calling people to let them know they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

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One Community Health (OCH)provides COVID-19 checkups starting June 10 at The Dalles Middle School. The free checkups continue June 17 and June 24, and July 1.

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Hood River County pivoted on its previous stance Monday, voting 3-2 Monday to ask the state to approve its move to Phase 2 reopening, effective June 12.

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A crucial aspect of a successful harvest is having childcare in place for essential workers, and COVID-19 has forced significant modifications this year.

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We are saddened that we were unable to have a celebration this May, but FISH has also been gravely impeded by COVID-19 pandemic. One of our goals and wishes in designing our new building was to have an open waiting and shopping area that provides food choices for our clients. We succeeded in…

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The Klickitat County Public Health Department in Unified Command with the Department Emergency Management (EOC) received notification on May 26 that Klickitat County is now eligible to apply for a Phase 2 variance based on meeting the new positive case threshold, according to a press release…

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Now into May, and with Hood River County looking to reopen, “it will be vital for masks to be used as we interact with people outside our own family circle,” said Hood River Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Matthews on May 13. “As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on …

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Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

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Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

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To say that children and teens are struggling emotionally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement. For many children in our community, schools are their safe havens, friends are their allies, and adult role models like teachers and coaches are their lifelines. Suddenly and …

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They are making sure that residents get to vital treatments like dialysis or chemotherapy. They are bringing groceries and prescription medications to residents whose underlying health issues put them at high risk if exposed to the novel coronavirus. They are sewing masks for colleagues and …

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The family of Kyle McCarthy, 13, had been planning a second Superhero Fun Run for months to raise money to offset the cost of a SmartDrive Max Mobility 2 attachment for his wheelchair.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

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A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

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Food banks throughout the Gorge are seeking donations to support their continued services during the current high-demand and the long-term civic and economic recovery period to come.

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Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

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Regarding the photo of the Hood River Farmers Market published on April 15, Gorge Grown’s Sarah Sullivan wrote, “We’d like our customers to know that we are now only allowing one person from each household into the market for responsible social distancing, and we ask that all customers wear …

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First responders rescued three hikers Thursday from a closed-off area below the Lower Falls Recreation site in Skamania County.

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For Hood Crest Winery and Distillers owners Patrik and Tess Barr, it’s hand sanitizer that’s keeping them busy these days.

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April is Child Abuse Awareness month. We know, it is a heavy topic in an already stressful time, but as the directors of two local nonprofits serving children who have suffered abuse, we want to shine some light on the children and families who were already struggling with abuse risk factors…

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Both the North Wasco Aquatic Center in The Dalles and the Hood River Aquatic Center have reopened with added health and safety policies meant to help keep staff and patrons safe during the ongoing pandemic.

featured
  • 0

Janelle Sandoz, a nurse at North Central Public Health District, is one of several staffers who are now working as contact tracers, calling people to let them know they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  • 0

One Community Health (OCH)provides COVID-19 checkups starting June 10 at The Dalles Middle School. The free checkups continue June 17 and June 24, and July 1.

featured
  • 0

Hood River County pivoted on its previous stance Monday, voting 3-2 Monday to ask the state to approve its move to Phase 2 reopening, effective June 12.

  • 0

A crucial aspect of a successful harvest is having childcare in place for essential workers, and COVID-19 has forced significant modifications this year.

featured
  • 0

We are saddened that we were unable to have a celebration this May, but FISH has also been gravely impeded by COVID-19 pandemic. One of our goals and wishes in designing our new building was to have an open waiting and shopping area that provides food choices for our clients. We succeeded in…

  • 0

The Klickitat County Public Health Department in Unified Command with the Department Emergency Management (EOC) received notification on May 26 that Klickitat County is now eligible to apply for a Phase 2 variance based on meeting the new positive case threshold, according to a press release…

featured
  • 0

Now into May, and with Hood River County looking to reopen, “it will be vital for masks to be used as we interact with people outside our own family circle,” said Hood River Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Matthews on May 13. “As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on …

  • 0

Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

  • 1

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

  • 0

To say that children and teens are struggling emotionally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement. For many children in our community, schools are their safe havens, friends are their allies, and adult role models like teachers and coaches are their lifelines. Suddenly and …

featured
  • 0

They are making sure that residents get to vital treatments like dialysis or chemotherapy. They are bringing groceries and prescription medications to residents whose underlying health issues put them at high risk if exposed to the novel coronavirus. They are sewing masks for colleagues and …

featured
  • 0

The family of Kyle McCarthy, 13, had been planning a second Superhero Fun Run for months to raise money to offset the cost of a SmartDrive Max Mobility 2 attachment for his wheelchair.

featured
  • 0

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

  • 0

A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

  • 0

Food banks throughout the Gorge are seeking donations to support their continued services during the current high-demand and the long-term civic and economic recovery period to come.

  • 0

Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

  • 0

Regarding the photo of the Hood River Farmers Market published on April 15, Gorge Grown’s Sarah Sullivan wrote, “We’d like our customers to know that we are now only allowing one person from each household into the market for responsible social distancing, and we ask that all customers wear …

featured
  • 0

First responders rescued three hikers Thursday from a closed-off area below the Lower Falls Recreation site in Skamania County.

featured
  • 0

For Hood Crest Winery and Distillers owners Patrik and Tess Barr, it’s hand sanitizer that’s keeping them busy these days.

  • 0

April is Child Abuse Awareness month. We know, it is a heavy topic in an already stressful time, but as the directors of two local nonprofits serving children who have suffered abuse, we want to shine some light on the children and families who were already struggling with abuse risk factors…

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