Gorge Life


History grants available

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

January 22, 2019 2:08 p.m. read more..

Eagle Watch

Visitors gather across from The Dalles Dam powerhouse during the annual Eagle Watch event at the dam visitor center. Bald eagles migrate into the area every winter, attracted by a run of shad, a small but abundant fish with a deeply forked tail.

January 22, 2019 2 p.m. read more..

Winter waterfowl

A great blue heron stands on a small island in a pond at the corner of River Road and Klindt Drive in The Dalles as a pair of mallard ducks swims by in the background.

January 15, 2019 2:42 p.m. read more..

Hospital pricing online

Following federal requirements, Mid-Columbia Medical Center has posted on its website its standard pricing for everything from baby aspirin to ER visits to medical procedures. With an eye to improving transparency and allowing cost comparisons, federal law required all hospitals to post their pricing on the internet by Jan. 1.

January 11, 2019 1:26 p.m. read more..

Overlooking Winter

Weekend hikers look out over Miller Island and remnants of the Oregon Trail just west of Biggs Junction. The six-day forecast calls for fog, freezing fog and a chance of snow early in the coming week.

January 11, 2019 1:25 p.m. read more..

Roadkill salvage now legal in Oregon

Under new rules that took effect Jan. 1, the salvage of deer and elk struck accidentally by vehicles is now legal in Oregon, provided an online permit is submitted at www.odfw.com/roadkill within 24 hours of the salvage.

January 8, 2019 1:43 p.m. read more..



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