Gorge Life


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Yesteryears: Cooper’s Spur Road completed in 1926

With an official trip last Tuesday of Forest Service officials and commissioners from Multnomah and Hood River counties over the new Cooper’s Spur Road, the completion of this important mountain road is now conceded.

Roots and Branches: Find and use your tools

October has been a chaotic month filled with euphoric highs, deep lows and an abundance of typical day to day experiences, including work and family responsibilities.

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts film

Columbia Gorge Peace Village​ is hosting a community screening of the film “Room to Breathe” ​at CAST Theater, 215 Cascade Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

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WS Library holds ‘Boys in the Boat’ talk Oct. 22

The Friends of the White Salmon Community Library invites the public to a community discussion of the KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads featured book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

Entertainment Update for Oct. 19

Salon series returns Oct. 20 at Stave and Stone, Icons!2 art show Friday at The Remains, more

‘Mayerdale Place’ program Oct. 21

Tom Garnier presents a program on Mayerdale Place on Friday, Oct. 21 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

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Travelogue: Argentina

Along the Calle Corrientes with Rotary student Graciela

I arrived at the Buenos Aires airport on June 25 to begin my two-month Rotary exchange in Argentina.

Teen Halloween party at library

Come to the Hood River Library on Sunday, Oct. 30 for an evening of snacks, candy, games and some spooky (and probably silly) movies and stories. Teens and tweens will have the library to themselves for the night.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 15

Cowboy music and poetry concert Oct. 23 in Bingen; Harvest Party at Logsdon; more

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OCC fall training Oct. 22 for volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse invites the community to its annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fall training seminar on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 2810 W. 10th, The Dalles.

School District fundraiser supports fifth grade ski trip

Mt. Hood Meadows and the Hood River County School District have partnered to provide every fifth grader in the district a day of physical education on the mountain.

Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance Oct. 22 & 23

Everyone is invited to the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance in The Dalles hosted by Columbia River Indian Center.

Guitarist Ernesto Quilban at Tucker Road Baptist

Tucker Road Baptist Church invites you, your family, and friends to an evening of classical, Christian, Spanish, and Latin music performed by Ernesto Quilban

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair returns to fairgrounds

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, presented by Griffith Motors, arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

Cascade Observations: Rest in peace, Bette

Recently, I had to write an obituary for one of my closest friends, Bette Johnson. I followed the guide from the funeral home and from this newspaper, dutifully including the facts — date and place of her birth, age at her passing (93), names of her parents and those relatives that survive her