Gorge Life


Sam Baker in concert Aug. 24

Benefit for CGOA

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

‘Plein Air’ event marks 10th year, September 2-7

This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.

Working out the shrapnel on a cross-country ride

Bicycling Marines pass through Gorge in final leg of tribute ride

Two Marine veterans cycled into The Dalles Saturday afternoon on the final leg of their 4,400 mile ride to honor a fallen brother and raise money for a children’s charity.

Tease photo

Families in the Park continue Aug. 14, 21, 28

Hood River annual concert series features Banjopunk Americana, a Heart Tribute band and a dance party with Hit Machine

Bounty of the Hood River valley is on display in Fruit Celebration, Aug. 16-17

This weekend, all along the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop, find berries, peaches, cherries, Gravenstein apples, the earliest pears, all kinds of fresh summer garden produce, apple treats, wine and hard cider tasting, and country fun for the whole family.

CAST holds autitions for ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

The “Golden Days of Radio” will come alive during CAST’s holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Play,” by Philip Grecian, based on the film by Frank Capra.

Cascade Observations: Putting light to a face in the dark corner

I’m a list maker. When the school year ends each June, I make my “To do” list, envisioning a productive summer mixture of professional study, deep cleaning, overdue visits with friends, produce preservation and a bit of exploration

Tease photo

The ‘centerpiece’ blossoms: Phase 2 is complete at Waterfront Park

Phase 2 is complete at Waterfront Park, seven years after a 2007 start that saw some skeptics

Sunbathers, soccer players, sandcastle builders and snugglers.

Skamania Co. responds to coinciding river rescues

At 5:08 p.m. on Aug. 9, Skamania County EMS (SCEMS), Skamania County Fire District #4 (SCFD #4), and Skamania County Fire District #5 were dispatched to 1.5 miles past Dougan Falls on the Washougal River, to an area commonly referred to as Naked Falls, for swimmer with a shoulder injury.

DEQ extends comment period for coal terminal

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has extended the comment period for the draft 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Coyote Island Coal Terminal project in Boardman. Comments will be accepted by email, mail or online by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Second Mt. Adams community forest purchase completed

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards announces completion of the second Mt. Adams Community Forest purchase — a 284-acre property known as the Pine Flats Forest between Glenwood and Trout Lake.

Road work to cause delays on Washington side of Gorge

Granite Construction is scheduled to begin resurfacing Washington State Route 141 Monday morning, starting at the Skamania County line.

Body found near Oneonta Gorge tunnel

At approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a body seen along the side of the Historic Columbia River Highway by a passerby just east of the Oneonta Gorge tunnel.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 13

United Way benefit Sept. 5; Pacific Crest Trail Days Sept. 5-7; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Perfectly good Broken Down Guitars

Musicians are known for breaking things. The other week, I helped out my friends in the Liberty Bond Jug Band, a band, by the way, that technically shouldn’t even need electricity to play music — and by the end of the gig, we had one questionably-functioning pre-amp and another guitar with only five strings left.