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The pandemic may have stopped the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) from performing live, but it hasn’t stopped the beat. 

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Hood River county Early Childhood Committee will host its annual Children’s Fair on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River — with a twist, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Klickitat County and the Port of Hood River have received a $5 million grant award from the federal BUILD (“Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development”) Transportation Discretionary Grant program to fund Phase 2 of the ongoing effort to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstat…

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I guess I was too optimistic last week thinking the smoke would fade away by then. But this Saturday morning, I can see the Klickitats out my office window dressed in its velvety shades of brown instead of straining to see their faint gray outline. And now I can put away my KN95 mask (you kn…

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Hood River Distillers has announced via press release that David Ballew will serve as its new president. Ballew will lead sales and marketing, and identify growth opportunities for the business, which is continuing its restructuring since the sale of its highly successful Pendleton Whisky br…

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This year, Halloween might be a bit of a mystery as far as trick-or-treating goes, but here at Columbia Gorge News, we are celebrating Halloween by hosting a Halloween photo contest for kids ages 0-10. 

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Columbia Gorge News locations in White Salmon, The Dalles and Hood River (shown here) now have new signage, courtesy of Optimist Printers in The Dalles. Optimist’s David Marvin measures and cuts the bright blue-and-white signs on Sept. 21.

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Fall is approaching and the snow in the mountains is gone, temperatures are warm, and water levels in local streams and rivers are low. Snowpack and precipitation continue to be below normal and temperatures are above normal, causing a strain on local water supplies, impacting fish habitat a…

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SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

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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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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portions of the Cascade foothills, including portions of the following counties, Hood River, Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, and Klamath for Thursday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., through Sept. 18, early…

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The Hood River Watershed Group will host its first virtual meeting and presentation on Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Benjamin Clemens from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will present on The Wondrous Lives of Pacific Lamprey – A Story of Complexity, Diversity, & Adaptability. 

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On Sept. 16, Gov. Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of p…

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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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Start: Tokki Art Supply ... — Stop — ... Start: ... opened this summer on Oak Street, its second — Stop — ... home after a short introduction ... — Start — in Bingen.

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Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. In reporting findings, the c…

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Hopefully, the smoke is now just a bad memory and we can start preparing for the 2020 flu season — and as with everything else this year, it will be different. Because of COVID-19, it will be even more important to get your seasonal flu shot this year. It could help avoid a nightmare scenari…

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The Hood River County fruit harvest is in full swing. The first two photos above, of Boscs in Odell and apples in Pine Grove, were taken before the onset of wildfire smoke, and orchardists have had to respond to the air quality crisis to safeguard workers’ safety as the harvest continues.

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Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

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The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

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Local health officials are urging Gorge residents to get the flu shot to stay healthy. The flu vaccine does not prevent COVID-19, but it is still a good idea, say health officials, because a healthy body has an easier time fighting off COVID-19. Call your primary care provider, pharmacy, or …

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The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

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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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Due to the continued high level of fire activity, the West Cascades will continue to experience heavy smoke impacts today, and east winds will continue to move smoke from the Cascade Crest and into down-wind communities.

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HOOD RIVER - Union members represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 at Rosauers have been working to negotiate a new contract with their employer since October 2019. As negotiations have slowed, the union members have taken a strike authorization vote, although a strike ha…

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Police have identified the Hood River man who was arrested on attempted murder last month as 28-year-old Christian Ladell Woodward.

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On Saturday, multiple groups of vehicles sporting American flags and Trump banners passed through The Dalles in convoy during a Maga Drag the Interstate. They were greeted by supporters at the east entrance to downtown with “Save Our Children” signs, at left, a hashtag originally associated …

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Hood River county Early Childhood Committee will host its annual Children’s Fair on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River — with a twist, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

featured
  • 0

Klickitat County and the Port of Hood River have received a $5 million grant award from the federal BUILD (“Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development”) Transportation Discretionary Grant program to fund Phase 2 of the ongoing effort to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstat…

  • 0

I guess I was too optimistic last week thinking the smoke would fade away by then. But this Saturday morning, I can see the Klickitats out my office window dressed in its velvety shades of brown instead of straining to see their faint gray outline. And now I can put away my KN95 mask (you kn…

  • 0

Hood River Distillers has announced via press release that David Ballew will serve as its new president. Ballew will lead sales and marketing, and identify growth opportunities for the business, which is continuing its restructuring since the sale of its highly successful Pendleton Whisky br…

  • Updated
  • 0

This year, Halloween might be a bit of a mystery as far as trick-or-treating goes, but here at Columbia Gorge News, we are celebrating Halloween by hosting a Halloween photo contest for kids ages 0-10. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Columbia Gorge News locations in White Salmon, The Dalles and Hood River (shown here) now have new signage, courtesy of Optimist Printers in The Dalles. Optimist’s David Marvin measures and cuts the bright blue-and-white signs on Sept. 21.

  • Updated
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Fall is approaching and the snow in the mountains is gone, temperatures are warm, and water levels in local streams and rivers are low. Snowpack and precipitation continue to be below normal and temperatures are above normal, causing a strain on local water supplies, impacting fish habitat a…

  • Updated
  • 0

SELCO Community Credit Union has begun taking applications for its annual SPARK! Creative Learning Grants with an aim to help educators meet unprecedented challenges in the 2020-21 school year.

  • Updated
  • 0

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.

featured
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  • 0

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portions of the Cascade foothills, including portions of the following counties, Hood River, Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, and Klamath for Thursday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., through Sept. 18, early…

  • Updated
  • 0

The Hood River Watershed Group will host its first virtual meeting and presentation on Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Benjamin Clemens from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will present on The Wondrous Lives of Pacific Lamprey – A Story of Complexity, Diversity, & Adaptability. 

  • Updated
  • 0

On Sept. 16, Gov. Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of p…

  • Updated
  • 0

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…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Start: Tokki Art Supply ... — Stop — ... Start: ... opened this summer on Oak Street, its second — Stop — ... home after a short introduction ... — Start — in Bingen.

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Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. In reporting findings, the c…

  • Updated
  • 0

Hopefully, the smoke is now just a bad memory and we can start preparing for the 2020 flu season — and as with everything else this year, it will be different. Because of COVID-19, it will be even more important to get your seasonal flu shot this year. It could help avoid a nightmare scenari…

  • Updated
  • 0

The Hood River County fruit harvest is in full swing. The first two photos above, of Boscs in Odell and apples in Pine Grove, were taken before the onset of wildfire smoke, and orchardists have had to respond to the air quality crisis to safeguard workers’ safety as the harvest continues.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Dalles-Wasco County Library has been offering “Storytime in The Park,” a face-to-face — at a distance — outdoor story time for families. “Since late March, we have been doing virtual storytime, which has been a great success, but Storytime in the Park has allowed us to visit with our pat…

  • Updated
  • 0

Local health officials are urging Gorge residents to get the flu shot to stay healthy. The flu vaccine does not prevent COVID-19, but it is still a good idea, say health officials, because a healthy body has an easier time fighting off COVID-19. Call your primary care provider, pharmacy, or …

  • Updated
  • 0

The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

  • Updated
  • 0

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.

featured
  • Updated
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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. 

  • Updated
  • 0

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…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Due to the continued high level of fire activity, the West Cascades will continue to experience heavy smoke impacts today, and east winds will continue to move smoke from the Cascade Crest and into down-wind communities.

  • Updated
  • 0

HOOD RIVER - Union members represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 at Rosauers have been working to negotiate a new contract with their employer since October 2019. As negotiations have slowed, the union members have taken a strike authorization vote, although a strike ha…

  • Updated
  • 0

Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

  • Updated
  • 0

Police have identified the Hood River man who was arrested on attempted murder last month as 28-year-old Christian Ladell Woodward.

  • Updated
  • 0

On Saturday, multiple groups of vehicles sporting American flags and Trump banners passed through The Dalles in convoy during a Maga Drag the Interstate. They were greeted by supporters at the east entrance to downtown with “Save Our Children” signs, at left, a hashtag originally associated …

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