• CGCC Fall Term Starting September 23
    Columbia Gorge Community College is just a month away from beginning its fall term for 2019-20.  CGCC Financial Aid Coordinator Sara Viemeister says September 23 is the beginning of the term.  She adds registration is underway, and the revised fall catalog was just released featuring an emphasis on community education programs.  Highlighting new programs for […]
  • WS Schools Start Wednesday
    The White Salmon Valley School District starts classes on Wednesday of next week.  Superintendent Jerry Lewis says this week has been devoted to building retreats in preparation for the opening, and with Washington’s efforts to reduce K-3 class sizes they were able to hire a new teacher for those grades.  Lewis notes enrollment in the […]
  • Philanthropic Groups Partnering With State For 2020 Census
    Philanthropic groups are partnering with the state of Oregon to ensure hard-to-count areas are included in the 2020 census.  The Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon consists of nearly 40 groups, including the Meyer Memorial Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.  Kendall Clawson, head of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, […]
  • Recreation Building Support Beam Split
    Structural engineers will examine the condition of the Recreation Building in downtown The Dalles after torrential rains that accompanied a large thunderstorm on August 9 exacerbated problems with a corner arch putting too much pressure on the rest of the building.  Todd Carpenter and Carla McQuade, who have been renovating the building as a recreation […]
  • Klickitat County To Use State Sales Tax Revenue For Housing Efforts
    Klickitat County and its three incorporated cities have agreed to claim a portion of state sales tax revenues they collect to put towards affordable housing efforts.  The Washington Legislature passed a bill this year to allow cities and counties to apply for the rebate that is expected to provide $50,000 to $60,000 a year, and […]
  • ODF Seeks Info On Viento Fire
    The Oregon Department of Forestry is looking for information from anyone who may have seen anything that could have been related to start of last Friday’s small fire at Viento State Park.  Christie Shaw of ODF says there was no conclusive determination of cause.  Shaw says anyone who may have seen something on Friday afternoon […]