Local News

Six mile stretch of Columbia River Highway opens

A six-mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway reopened shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23. This stretch of road between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth State Park has been closed since Sept. 4, 2017, and the start of the Eagle Creek Fire. The the recovery included the removal of about 9,000 trees in danger of falling on the road and installation of more than 3,000 feel of protective fencing. Visitors as always should be alert when traveling on roads in the Gorge. Go to Tripcheck.com for highway conditions.

November 23, 2018 2:08 p.m. read more..

Wamic Auto Parts plans to rebuild

Wade Delco’s full-time job these days is recovering from a Nov. 14 fire that destroyed his business, Wamic Auto Parts, one of only two businesses in town. He is rebuilding but doesn’t know when he’ll reopen. The fire, which started about 9 p.m., caused a total loss.

November 23, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Robotic surgery comes to MCMC

When Dr. Marc McAllister does traditional prostatectomies at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, he works directly over the patient, through a long lower abdomen incision. But since July, he’s had another option: sitting at a console 10 feet away from the patient, peering through a high-def 3D monitor as he manipulates the four intricately maneuverable robotic arms of the da Vinci surgical system—one with cameras—which access the patient through pinpoint incisions.

November 23, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

Gift drive for foster youth Nov. 27

This year over 120 children in the Gorge will be spending their holidays in foster care, and area residents can help make them a little brighter by donating a holiday gift. Avenue Properties, Columbia Gorge CASA and Mid-Columbia Health Foundation have joined forces to create a Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive, Nov. 27 through Dec. 15.

November 20, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

Gilliam County grant enables housing

Work has officially begun on a single-family home in Arlington, thanks to a new loan and grant incentive program in Gilliam County. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 1 at the construction site, celebrating the first construction project to be funded through the Gilliam County Attainable Housing (GCAH) program administered by Pioneer Community Development Corporation (PCDC).

November 20, 2018 2:27 p.m. read more..

Book drive for foster youth set

A book drive for children in foster care in area counties runs from Nov. 23-Dec. 15. The hope is to collect books for each of the approximately 200 children in foster care in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.

November 20, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..

Veterans honored in TD

Six residents at the Oregon Veterans’ Home were honored Nov. 15, when they were presented the military medals and other awards they earned in a ceremony at the home. The range of service of these decorated Army veterans spanned several decades between World War II and Vietnam.

November 20, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..


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