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Daycare workers charged

Daycare workers have been criminally charged after a baby died at the illegally-operated Mama Shell’s Daycare in Hood River, the Oregonian/OregonLive first reported Wednesday.

October 12, 2018 3:37 p.m. read more..

Gorge Commission seeks comment on ‘Gorge 2020’

The Columbia River Gorge Commission gave the Hood River County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) a status update on “Gorge 2020,” its National Scenic Area Management Plan review process, at the BOCC’s work session in August. The Gorge Commission intends to finish revising the plan by late 2019, and the revision process completely finished by spring 2020.

September 11, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..

Fighting on the front lines with Station 8

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. In the aftermath, many residents have banded together to work on helping the Gorge heal and shown how deeply the community is affected by the wellbeing of its landscape — just like Colorado, environmental journalist Heather Hansen says.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gorge transit routes celebrated Saturday

Car-free travel throughout the Columbia River Gorge just became a lot easier. Starting June 11, CAT officially began Monday-Friday service on four fixed routes: One that makes the trip between Hood River and The Dalles about eight times a day, another that goes from Hood River to Cascade Locks about seven times a day, one between Hood River City and Upper Valley that makes about nine roundtrips a day, and one in Downtown Hood River that offers about 12 roundtrips a day.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Mom Prom returns for Jase

After a year off, Mom Prom is back June 30 to benefit Jase Gibson, an infant from Dufur fighting a rare type of cancer called neuroblastoma.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

CGCC students may get tuition discount

Full-time students at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) may soon get a discount on tuition. The college proposes to incentivize full-time enrollment with the “15th Credit and Above Free” concept, under which the school would only charge a student tuition for their first 14 credit hours per term and any additional credits, up to 20 per term, would be tuition-free.

June 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Transit to expand in Columbia area

Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will expand coverage beginning June 11 to include an intercity service between Hood River and The Dalles, along with fixed routes in Hood River between Upper Valley and Rosauers and between Cascade Locks and the Hood River port transfer site.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Rutledge region’s Teacher of Year

Matt Rutledge, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Mosier Community School, was named 2019 Regional Teacher of the Year for the North Central region, receiving a $500 cash prize and a candidacy for Oregon’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

June 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hops and Hogs for Father’s Day

If you are looking for something new to do with dad for Father’s Day, the first Gorge Hops and Hogs Fest in downtown The Dalles might be just the ticket. The barbecue contest will be held at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park on Saturday, June 16, and is sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Sedition Brewing Company.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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