• Food Pantries Available In Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam Counties
    Two food pantries in The Dalles remain open, while several other new pantries have opened throughout Wasco County.  Columbia Gorge Food Bank director Sharon Thornberry says The Salvation Army food pantry at 623 East 3rd is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to […] The post Food Pantries Availabl […]
  • Klickitat County Reports COVID-19 Death; Wasco & Hood River Counties Report New Cases
    Klickitat County officials have reported the fatality in the Mid-Columbia region resulting from COVID-19.   The County’s Emergency Management and Public Health Department made the announcement Saturday night, saying the individual had tested positive and then treated outside of Klickitat County.  There have been seven COVID-19 cases reported in Klickitat Cou […]
  • Gorge COVID-19 Notices, Closures, and Cancellations
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Checklist for Small Businesses for Coronavirus Small Business Loans. Hood River County website for COVID-19 Information:  GetReadyGorge.com Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam County website for COVID-19 Information Follow “Wasco County, Oregon – COVID 19 Information Center” on Facebook for the latest local information.  Klickitat County Eme […]
  • House Passes Stimulus Package; President Signs It
    The House of Representatives gave near-unanimous approval Friday to historic legislation designed to prevent the economy from collapsing and rush resources to overburdened health care providers and struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.  The unprecedented $2.2 trillion relief package passed the chamber by voice vote after an impassion […]
  • COVID Cases Up As Expected As Testing Increases
    The Oregon Health Authority reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the state total to 414.  OHA senior health advisor Dawn Mautner said the number of confirmed cases is rising, but said that was expected, and increased testing is a big reason why.  She added the key numbers are hospitalizations.  Statistics from the OHA […] The post COVID Cases Up […]
  • FISH Food Bank Changing Schedule
    FISH Food Bank is temporarily discontinuing Saturday distributions at its Hood River location in order to properly clean and sanitize our building and equipment between food distributions,   FISH Food Bank’s Tucker Road location will continue to be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Those with questions can call 541-490-5109.   The post FISH Food Bank C […]
  • Boating Access Sites Closing
    Many boat access sites have been closed or will be closed soon on the Deschutes and John Day Rivers.  The Oregon Marine Board will be temporarily closing stretches of the rivers to all boating beginning on Saturday.  The restrictions are scheduled to be in place through April 30 and will protect boaters from entering a […] The post Boating Access Sites Closi […]
  • Grocery Pickup Available In Klickitat County
    Klickitat County Emergency Management, Washington Gorge Action Programs, and multiple volunteer groups have organized a delivery service for County residents in quarantine, isolation, or are in a high risk and vulnerable population in need of groceries and other necessary supplies.  Those wishing to access the service can call the WAGAP call center at 509-49 […]
  • MCEDD Loan Options Available
    Mid-Columbia Economic Development District’s business loan program is gearing up to help businesses in need of assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.  Jessica Metta of MCEDD says the organization’s boards for its loan program for Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties and the Oregon Investment Board’s focused on the Oregon side of the N […]
  • COVID-19 Projection Models Show Oregon At Critical Point
    New projections of COVID-19 cases in Oregon show the state is at a critical moment in the fight against the disease.  Models presented during an Oregon Health Authority media briefing show social distancing measures could alter the trajectory of new infections, which gives Oregon’s health care system the chance to ramp up to meet the […] The post COVID-19 Pr […]