Gorge Life


MoCo celebrates one year

Everyone was dancing, including Derek Pebbles and his pet dog, Kazoo, to Gorge bluegrass band The Barnburners at Mosier Company’s one year celebration last Thursday night.

August 14, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

New Mural

A new mural takes shape on First street between Federal and Laughlin, facing the railroad tracks and Interstate 84.

August 14, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..

Giving back to farm workers

Providing health care to migrant farm workers not only meets a critical need but acknowledges the important contribution these families make to the local economy, says Jon Soffer, a nurse practitioner with Mid-Columbia Medical Center. “I think it’s critical for us to give back to this community by improving their health because they are a cornerstone of the industry,” he said.

August 7, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..

‘Not a winning ticket’

It’s not a winning ticket, but Keith Jallen has it tucked away in his billfold, carefully laminated for protection. “When I was a kid, probably about eight years old, they were giving out these tickets as a promotion,” Jallen said. “I don’t remember if it was one for every dollar, or one for every purchase.”

August 7, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

MCMC talks heating up

Nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center will vote Aug. 6-7 whether to authorize an informational picket — which would not affect patient care — an unprecedented step for what have historically been placid contract talks. The three main areas in the lengthy negotiations are wages, benefits for part-timers, and the hospital’s increasing and unpopular use of what are called variable shifts, said RN Sarah Gunderson.

August 3, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..



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