Gorge Life


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Yesteryears: Ruptured natural gas line closes downtown in 1998

A ruptured natural gas line had a block of downtown Hood River cleared out Monday morning. Workers laboring on the Oak Avenue urban renewal project inadvertently jarred the line while digging up asphalt between Second and Third streets. The break occurred in front of Yaya’s restaurant.

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Pick of the Week: All-glow mini golf this weekend

Hood River’s only full-size indoor glow in the dark 18-hole mini golf course will open its doors for one more weekend before closing until November on Friday, Jan. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets.

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January exhibition celebrates community

First Friday Artist’s Reception, Feb. 2, 6-8 pm

Reuse, recycle, recreate! Columbia Center for the Arts presents February’s exhibition featuring art created with recycled materials. Fun, dynamic, and full of creativity, recycled art challenges the artist to use materials at hand to express their vision, stated a press release.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 24 edition

Kory Quinn Jan. 27; Stages Salon returns Jan. 24; more

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Travelogue: Volcanoes of Chile

January is often a time to struggle with recently made resolutions. However, for me, every three years or so, January has meant packing my bags and field equipment and hopping a plane to the far end of South America.

As craft beer and homebrewing continue to rise, interest in growing hops ferments among home gardeners

Shaun Townsend, Oregon State University’s hops breeder, said he regularly fields questions from the public about growing hops.

CGOA, The Dalles Arts receive Oregon Arts Commission grants

Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for 2018.

‘White Privilege, Let’s Talk’ series starts at Riverside Church

On Jan. 21, Riverside Community Church will launch an eight-week series on Sunday mornings entitled “White Privilege, Let’s Talk: A Resource for Transformational Dialogue.”

Auditions scheduled for ‘Chicago: The Musical’

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association STAGES has announced February audition dates for “Chicago: The Musical.” The audition process will be in two parts, and all interested actors must participate in both.

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Art Center ‘Conversations’

ARTIST Rene Westbrook, right, and Kristyn Fix, Columbia Center for the Arts events manager, look at scrapbooks submitted for the Community Conversations exhibit, running through Jan. 30.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog; Multi-meters: A lesson in Resistance and electrical theory

An extremely famous equation that describes electrical properties is called Ohm’s Law.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 17

Entertainment Update for Jan. 17.

HR Soil and Water Conservation District native plant sale now on

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?

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Come and Create: Art Center’s continuing ‘Conversation’

To one and all, the current exhibit at Columbia Center for the Arts, “Community Conversation,” provides just that welcome.

The Porch for Jan. 13

Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea discusses the Cascade Locks arts scene and the Rooster Rock basalt "needle."