Petra Ramos, Victor Hobbs, Randy Peterson
The congregation of the Pine Grove /Odell United Methodist Church is hosting the Twilight Service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at the Historic Pine Grove Methodist Church at 2415 Eastside Rd.
The Upper Valley is gearing up for the religious holiday with special church services for those who are wanting to celebrate.
Minoru Yasui inspires
An enthusiastic class of sixth graders at Hood River Middle School under the mentorship of Sarah Segal has been exploring the life of Minoru Yasui, a native of Hood River and one of our nation’s unsung heroes.
Columbia Gorge Community College is offering Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians beginning Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, from 4-7p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Renewable Energy Technology classroom and labs.
The Gorge Winds Concert Band will be presenting its 15th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, located at the corner of Fourth and Federal streets.
Better Business Bureau warns of holiday hoaxes
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and potentially the most profitable for scammers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has put together a list of 12 common Christmas schemes to help consumers stay safe this holiday season.
Over 350 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends.
Boeing/Insitu has granted Hood River County School District $10,000 for middle school math coaching and professional development, district math coach Jane Osborne announced.
Cristina Garcia and Megumi Mosaka Moehlman Hosaka, both seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as November Students of the Month. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting at the Hood River Elks No. 1507.
Valley Worship Center is hosting a one-hour Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, including the reading of the Christmas story, Christmas caroling and a candlelight ceremony. The church is located at 5780 Hwy 35 in Mt. Hood.
Victoria D. Masters-Konopasek, RN, CGRN, CAPA, of Mosier, employed by Kaiser Permanente, Clackamas, Ore., was recently granted Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse status by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. She joins a cadre of over 11,000 other Perianesthesia nurses who are currently certified in their specialty.
Salem, OR — Representative Mark Johnson has been selected by House Speaker Tina Kotek to serve on the following committees during the 78th Legislative Assembly:
Salem, OR — State Senator Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River), entering his fifth year serving Oregon Senate District 26, will continue to serve on the important budget-writing Full Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Business and Transportation Committee.
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A holiday gift to the Gorge arrives Christmas Day. Columbia Center for the Arts and Radio Tierra are joining up to air It’s a Wonderful Life on KZAS FM. The show will broadcast at 2 p.m., Dec. 25, on 95.1 Hood River, 95.9 Stevenson, and 107.7 The Dalles.
As a unique region spanning two states, the Columbia River Gorge has a long list of individuals, organizations, and businesses that wish to protect and better the area.