• 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 […] The post WS Schools […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […] T […]
  • 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 […] The post Klickitat County […]
  • 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 […] The post ODF Seeks Info On […]
  • Family Man Staging Area Trails To Stay Closed For Construction
    The Hood River County Forestry Department says due to unforeseen delays in on-going road construction, Family Man Staging Area, Riordan Hill Forest Road, and nearby recreation trails will continue to be closed weekdays until work is completed and the area is safe to enter.  All trail access points within the area have temporary signage indicating […] The pos […]
  • Lions Plan Roof For Jackson Park Stage
    The Hood River Lions Club has unveiled their plans to build a roof over the stage at Jackson Park.  The club’s foundation is funding the project, which is estimated to cost $150,000.  Club member Mike Schend, who for years coordinated the Families In The Park concert series on that stage in his role as Hood […] The post Lions Plan Roof For Jackson Park Stage […]
  • It’s Fair Time
    It’s a busy time for county fairs in the area.  The Sherman County Fair is underway in Moro and will continue through Saturday.  The Wasco County Fair starts Thursday in Tygh Valley, and the fair’s Zach Harvey says that as usual it will be Free Family Day sponsored by The Dalles Disposal.  The Klickitat County […] The post It’s Fair Time appeared first on Go […]
  • Land Trust Group Takes Step Forward
    A group forming a trust to purchase land in White Salmon, Klickitat County, and Hood River County for construction of affordable housing has taken another step forward.  The Big River Land Trust on Monday was notified its incorporation as a non-profit in the state of Washington has been certified, and expects the same in Oregon […] The post Land Trust Group […]