Gorge Life

‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the “cheetahpult,” it’s an 8-foot wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind.

August 17, 2018 4:10 p.m. read more..

Famed TD cartoonist on film

John Chambers was clear at the other end of the hall at The Dalles High School when he heard the bam of someone getting slammed, hard, into a locker. The slamee was John Callahan, the eventually famous cartoonist whose life story is told in the recently released movie, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which opens Friday, Aug. 24, at Columbia Cinemas in The Dalles.

August 17, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..

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..


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