English classes offered this summer

English classes for speakers of other languages are being offered this summer by Columbia Gorge Community College. Classes are scheduled in the college’s Hood River – Indian Creek Campus for all levels on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.

July 17, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

I-84 night closure begins

Interstate 84 will be closed nights eastbound and westbound at exit 56 Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19. Delays may be minimal because the off-ramp leads directly to an on-ramp and a quick return to the highway.

July 17, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..

Program to adopt new name

The Next Door’s two youth mentoring programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge and Mentor for Success (MFS), will merge under a new name, Gorge Youth Mentoring, next year. The new program will continue providing Gorge youth ages 6-21 with caring adult mentors, according to a Next Door press release.

July 17, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..

Mosier’s long history of water woes

With the community water supply in Mosier long under threat, motivation has been high to find a solution. Concerns dated back to the mid-1970s, when orchardists began complaining about steadily declining water levels, a 2012 federal report said.

July 17, 2018 1:49 p.m. read more..

Jail now lists ICE crimes

Starting last Friday, July 13, the regional jail began listing the previous criminal history of immigration detainees held at the jail as a transparency move, the jail administrator said.

July 17, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..

Cool Waters

A paddle boarder explores the Columbia River below The Dalles Dam. High temperatures have sparked concern in the area, with residents encouraged to stay cool, hydrated and informed.

July 17, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

‘Mosier Million’ project well underway

In a project dubbed the “Mosier Million” for the amount of state investment in it, work is well underway on replacing 12 to 15 commingling wells in the Mosier Valley. A state study found higher-pressure lower aquifers were leaking via poorly constructed wells into an upper aquifer and then out to Mosier Creek.

July 17, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..

Dufur boy battling rare disease

A Dufur boy, age 6, is battling a rare form of kidney disease and a restaurant in The Dalles has stepped up to help his family cover travel expenses to Portland for his treatment. “I grieve when I see something like this involving a child and I think we all need to come out and help, this is a local family and we can do something to support them,” said Ken Catlin, co-owner of Beachwood Eatery, 504 W. Ninth Street.

July 17, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

"Blueberry Jam" sessions Tuesdays

Area musicians are invited to join the “Blueberry Jam” session on the second and fourth Tuesday in the basement of the Civic Auditorium. The gathering, sponsored by Got Your Six, a group that formed two years ago to support veteran causes, convenes at 6:30 p.m. and continues until “whenever” twice each month.

July 16, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..

Learn the ABC’s of Homebuying

The Mid-Columbia Housing Center, Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation and the Columbia Gorge Community College are sponsoring the "ABC's of Homebuying" Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Dalles Campus of the Columbia Gorge Community College.

July 16, 2018 9:05 a.m. read more..


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