Quiet Reflection

The pond at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center reflects trees along the Riverfront Trail Thanksgiving Day.

November 27, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

County urged to take on building codes

After hearing encouragement Nov. 19 from its city counterparts to keep building codes services local, Wasco County will likely try to take on the service itself. The state has asked the county to let it know by the end of the year what it decides to do.

November 27, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Celebrating a ‘Hollywood Christmas’

Cool temperatures and intermittent rain were unable to dampen the holiday enthusiasm of those attending The Dalles’ Starlight Parade Friday evening, as parade goers enjoyed the light parade entries, hot chili and a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce following the parade.

November 27, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Highway 30 reopens

For the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire, six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway and several popular trails near Multnomah Falls have reopened. Reopened Gorge trails include the well-known Angels Rest, Wahkeena, and Larch Mountain Trail.

November 27, 2018 1:49 p.m. read more..

Holiday parking restrictions

The Dalles Police Department will be actively enforcing the downtown parking ordinance during the holiday season with an officer on patrol along designated areas of First through Fifth streets. People living or working in the downtown blocks are prohibited from parking in front of stores in areas marked on the map shown above between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., except as allowed for deliveries.

November 23, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

Camp Fire fund

Riverside Community Church in Hood River is working to put together a fund for the Schuepbach/Merz family and invites community members to send donations to the church, P.O. Box 656. Checks can be made out to Riverside Community Church, Schuepbach/Merz Fund.

November 23, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..

Jobs available at future youth center in Wasco

Interested in working in the city of Wasco? Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is actively recruiting for staff at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people, the final requirement in receiving construction approval for the facility, according to Carol Olmstead of the Wasco Event Center, which is working with CCS on the project.

November 23, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..

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 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..

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..


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