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What's happening from Jan. 27

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 27, 2015.

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The eagles are back!

Hey, the bald eagles are back and their numbers are increasing daily. Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge are on the migration route for bald eagles from everywhere from Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, California and Arizona.

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Looking back, Jan. 25, and History Mystery

Looking back on Jan. 25, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. History Mystery is a regular feature of The Dalles Chronicle Sunday print edition.

What's happening from Jan. 25

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 25, 2015.

Mosier stories recalled Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past. Mosier is an entrepreneurial, welcoming town with a vast history unknown to many Gorge residents. Gorge Owned (GO!) invites you to learn about some of the dynamic people and stories that have helped shape the character and economy of this town, which today has a population of 430. Residents will use photos, videos and oral histories to explore Mosier’s most interesting tales from the past 100 years.

Life of Edward Curtis explored

The White Salmon Community Library invites participation in the Koobdooga program (A good book spelled backwards), by reading “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan, which looks at the life and photographs of Edward Curtis.

Original Wasco Courthouse regional history forum programs scheduled

The original Wasco county courthouse history regional forum has a full slate of programs scheduled for February. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom, of the 1859 courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place behind the The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce visitor’s center.

Extension cord: ‘What were you thinking?’ The remodelling of the brain

The human brain is amazingly complex and science is showing us just how interesting this three pound section of our body truly is. Parents of teenagers can attest to this wonderment. How many times do they look dumbfoundly at their adolescent and wonder, “What were you thinking?”

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Ladies Who Lunch

Group has met too many years to remember

Ask Dr. K: Addiction risk from painkillers is usually low

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor has prescribed prescription painkillers — opioids — for my severe back pain. They relieve my pain, but how can I reduce my risk of becoming hooked? DEAR READER: Simply being aware of the risk of addiction is a good first step in ensuring that you do not become addicted to prescription painkillers. I’ll explain a little bit about painkillers. Then I’ll describe some steps you can take to prevent addiction.

Renowned OSU Jesus scholar dies at 72

Marcus Borg, a professor emeritus from Oregon State University in religious studies and author of 21 books, died Wednesday of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Portland. He was 72.

Health worker training course available free

The Nuestra Comunidad Sana, a program of The Next Door, is bringing Community Health Worker (CHW) training to the gorge region. Participants who complete the rigorous 90 hour course requirements are eligible for certification as CHWs in Oregon.

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