Gorge Life



Eagle Watch

Visitors gather across from The Dalles Dam powerhouse during the annual Eagle Watch event at the dam visitor center. Bald eagles migrate into the area every winter, attracted by a run of shad, a small but abundant fish with a deeply forked tail.

January 22, 2019 2 p.m. read more..
  

Winter waterfowl

A great blue heron stands on a small island in a pond at the corner of River Road and Klindt Drive in The Dalles as a pair of mallard ducks swims by in the background.

January 15, 2019 2:42 p.m. read more..
   

Hospital pricing online

Following federal requirements, Mid-Columbia Medical Center has posted on its website its standard pricing for everything from baby aspirin to ER visits to medical procedures. With an eye to improving transparency and allowing cost comparisons, federal law required all hospitals to post their pricing on the internet by Jan. 1.

January 11, 2019 1:26 p.m. read more..


Overlooking Winter

Weekend hikers look out over Miller Island and remnants of the Oregon Trail just west of Biggs Junction. The six-day forecast calls for fog, freezing fog and a chance of snow early in the coming week.

January 11, 2019 1:25 p.m. read more..
  

Roadkill salvage now legal in Oregon

Under new rules that took effect Jan. 1, the salvage of deer and elk struck accidentally by vehicles is now legal in Oregon, provided an online permit is submitted at www.odfw.com/roadkill within 24 hours of the salvage.

January 8, 2019 1:43 p.m. read more..


Child with measles visited The Dalles

A child with measles, a rare but highly contagious airborne disease that carries the potential for serious health complications, was in The Dalles over the holidays, visiting a local store and a museum on Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. The North Central Public Health District learned of the case late on Thursday, Jan. 3, and notified area health providers that same day.

January 8, 2019 1:39 p.m. read more..


Dancing for stardom

Six local residents will be matching skills in a variety of dance styles for the sixth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars. The dance contest, along the lines of television reality shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at The Dalles High School auditorium. The event is a fundraiser for the Mid-Columbia Concert Association.

January 8, 2019 1:36 p.m. read more..


Child with measles visited Gorge

A child with measles, a rare but highly contagious airborne disease that carries the potential for serious health complications, was in The Dalles over the holidays, visiting a local store and a museum on Dec. 29 and Dec. 31.

January 5, 2019 12:54 a.m. read more..

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