Gorge Life


The day I landed on Eisenhower’s desk

Editor’s note: Today, Oct. 14, marks the date of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday. In tribute to his memory, the author thought it appropriate to examine the inner Ike — as opposed to the public figure.

October 12, 2018 3:20 p.m. read more..

MCMC awarded

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. That list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

October 12, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..

ODF loosens fire ban

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s central Oregon district will terminate the Regulated Use Closure for district lands Oct 9 as cooler fall weather combined with precipitation over the weekend has improved conditions.

October 9, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..

Gorge bike path opens

CASCADE LOCKS—Six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, the paved bicycle and walking path closed for nearly 13 months by the Eagle Creek Fire, have re-opened between John B. Yeon Trailhead and Cascade Locks. The historic highway remains closed between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth, a six mile section, with no timeline yet for re-opening.

October 9, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..

Free pass for 4th graders

PORTLAND – With the 2018-19 school year underway, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass that allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year. Fourth graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry into all federal lands by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov.

October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..

River Watch

A sparrow eyes the photographer from a tree along the Riverfront Trail in The Dalles. The popular hiking trail skirts the Columbia River for much of the distance between the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and The Dalles Marina.

October 5, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..

Geographic Quest

The National Geographic Quest docks Monday, Oct. 2, for what the daily expedition report describes as “50-knot gusts and a wind-bound afternoon in The Dalles.”

October 5, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..

A look back at the ‘war to end all wars’

The “war to end all wars” involved more than 70 million military personnel, the vast majority from Europe. An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the bloody battles, according to historians. The war was believed to have helped spread the 1918 influenza epidemic, which caused 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

October 5, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Vets salute the families of World War I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and a local veteran group is saluting families that had a loved one in the military from July 1914 to November 1918. The Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee will pay tribute to five local men who died in that multinational conflict that was called “the war to end all wars.” “We really want the businesses and community to participate in this year’s Veterans’ Day parade to show their support for veterans and to commemorate this important anniversary,” said Pat Lucas, organizer.

October 5, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..



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