The first step in solving a problem is awareness that there is a problem. In the case of declining pollinator species the awareness phase is not only upon us but has moved into the 'definitely a problem' phase.
New Entries BRAIN TEASERS: The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center teams up with OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for Brain Teasers 2, beginning May 25. From mathematical conundrums to mind-boggling block puzzles, hands-on problem-solving is the theme of this popular exhibit for kids of all ages. Each puzzle stimulates active participation, creative thinking and innovative strategies to solve the challenges.
The Columbia Gorge Arts & Culture Alliance (CGACA), has released its first “Columbia Gorge Art and Culture Tour” map featuring 36 known and lesser-known art and culture destinations on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
The Sherman Experiment Station field day is planned for Wednesday June 12. Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service are co-hosting this field day for the agricultural community. Anyone with an interest in agriculture is encouraged to attend.
Area residents are invited to attend a meeting to hear findings regarding architectural review of various sites in Maupin that have been considered for a new public library.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of tea party and conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation by the Obama administration. The remark by Republican Dave Camp of Michigan came as his panel began a hearing on the IRS’s tough screening of conservative groups.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation center, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.
Devices used for torture are found in old govt. prisons BEIRUT (AP) — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
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Speaker’s Forum The Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches invites the public to its monthly Speaker’s Forum at The First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. May 28. The speaker will be US Army Chaplain Daniel Thompson, who will be talking on “Partners in Care.”
ATLANTA — When Ed Buckner and his family went to a north Georgia state park to celebrate his son’s birthday, he was surprised and concerned to find Bibles in the state-owned cabin he had rented. An atheist, Buckner believes no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging. He presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park.
Creation, destruction, renewal are exhibit themes VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is getting back into its centuries-old tradition of arts patronage with its first-ever exhibit at the Venice Biennale, commissioning a biblically inspired show about creation, destruction and renewal for one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary arts festivals.
What does it mean if, after opener begins with one no-trump, responder bids two clubs, Stayman, then rebids three of a minor?
TDW, SWC, Dufur and Sherman look to grab state qualifications If there was ever a moment to shine on the biggest stage this weekend is the time do so, as four local track and field teams hit the track for their respective meets.
Tribe hosts Corvallis in state play-in showdown at 5 p.m. When it comes to playoff softball, The Dalles Wahtonka finds a way to flip the switch for a memorable run.
Junior Baseball standouts win three games at Mother’s Day Tournament in Aloha With a young roster on his side, 10U Sluggers manager Thad Routson is using this time to instill the fundamentals of the game, while bringing his years of knowledge and an attitude of fun to the mix.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 17, 2013
Wasco County Circuit Court Joel Christopher Smith, 39, 18 months supervised probation, $600 court costs, for possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony. Andrew William Glen Buckles, 25, 40 days jail, with credit for time served, 36 months supervised probation, $200 court costs, for fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, a Class C felony. A charge of harassment was dismissed.
Community leaders have a plan for making The Dalles a better place, and citizens can learn about it during a May 21 presentation by author and national speaker Dr. Sandra Bloom.
College loses, county and city gain funding The Dalles City Council was questioned Monday about negotiating a deal with Wasco County “behind closed doors” that benefitted both agencies but resulted in a major loss of funding for Columbia Gorge Community College.