Gorge Life

 

Cancer fight yields lessons

Charis Weis was grappling with her mother’s breast cancer in October 2017 when she felt a lump in her left breast while showering. “It was small, pea-sized, but I thought it was odd,” she said. “It hit me like a ton of bricks that we need to have more conversations like this,” said Weis, who worked with local artist Jim Semlor to design a T-shirt that encourages dialogue.

October 19, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..
  

The day I landed on Eisenhower’s desk

Editor’s note: Today, Oct. 14, marks the date of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday. In tribute to his memory, the author thought it appropriate to examine the inner Ike — as opposed to the public figure.

October 12, 2018 3:20 p.m. read more..
 

MCMC awarded

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. That list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

October 12, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..
 

ODF loosens fire ban

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s central Oregon district will terminate the Regulated Use Closure for district lands Oct 9 as cooler fall weather combined with precipitation over the weekend has improved conditions.

October 9, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..
 

Gorge bike path opens

CASCADE LOCKS—Six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, the paved bicycle and walking path closed for nearly 13 months by the Eagle Creek Fire, have re-opened between John B. Yeon Trailhead and Cascade Locks. The historic highway remains closed between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth, a six mile section, with no timeline yet for re-opening.

October 9, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..


Free pass for 4th graders

PORTLAND – With the 2018-19 school year underway, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass that allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year. Fourth graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry into all federal lands by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov.

October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..
 

River Watch

A sparrow eyes the photographer from a tree along the Riverfront Trail in The Dalles. The popular hiking trail skirts the Columbia River for much of the distance between the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and The Dalles Marina.

October 5, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..


Geographic Quest

The National Geographic Quest docks Monday, Oct. 2, for what the daily expedition report describes as “50-knot gusts and a wind-bound afternoon in The Dalles.”

October 5, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..

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