Gorge Life

‘He who scatters shame’

One day about a year ago Todd Mock was jogging along the Columbia River when he felt divinely guided to go toward a pile of big rocks under The Dalles bridge. There, he saw smoke from a warming fire and things strewn about. He ran off to buy a sandwich and came back to the bridge, saying to the pile of rocks: “’I was sent from the Lord. I’ve got a sandwich for you.’”

January 4, 2019 1:34 p.m. read more..

Black History Museum to visit The Dalles Library

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will visit The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library’s Community Room on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s founder, former social studies teacher Khalid el-Hakim, will give a talk from 12 to 1 p.m.

December 31, 2018 2 p.m. read more..

Pikeminnow season a success

It was a good year for pikeminnow anglers in the Columbia and Snake rivers. More than 3,000 people registered for the 2018 Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program. Combined, they spent more than 23,000 angler-days catching and removing 180,271 of the salmon-eating fish, which helps protect young salmon and steelhead from predation.

December 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Mom’s Christmas surprise

Elizabeth Leon spent the two days before church on Sunday crying because her daughter Timarra Roth, stationed in South Carolina with the Air Force, wouldn’t be home for Christmas. But a few minutes into the Dec. 23 service at The Dalles Christian Vineyard Fellowship, Leon was crying again, for an entirely different reason: she was holding Timarra in a tight embrace, the culmination of a surprise visit long in the making.

December 26, 2018 3:35 p.m. read more..

Building new musical connections

A 61-year-old man operating the instrumental behemoth that is a pipe organ: Two hands and two feet eloquently dance across the two keyboards and the two-and-a-half octave pedal board to sync 18 straight ranks (sets of pipes) in an endless array of rhythms and songs. His music is one moment a structured, pacing tune, the next a chorus of liberation and creativity.

December 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Guided hikes offered New Year’s Day

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians outdoors on New Year’s Day for the annual First Day Hikes event. Visitors can choose from 32 hikes in 31 parks across the state.

December 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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