• CGCC To Receive Grant For Distance Learning
    Columbia Gorge Community College is receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program to establish a dual-credit distance learning program for rural students in the Columbia River Gorge.  The $489,623 grant will go toward developing specialized classrooms at 13 high schools in Sherman, Wasco, Klickitat, Skamania, Gilliam, and […]
  • Volunteers Needed For TD Thanksgiving Meal
    There is just one week left before the annual Community Thanksgiving meal in The Dalles.  Salvation Army Captain Ray Morris says they are planning for serving 600 dinners.  But he also says they could use more volunteers to help make it happen, for everything from preparing the dinner to cleaning up afterwards.  To volunteer, go […]
  • CGCC Foundation Fundraising Campaign Underway
    The Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign is underway.  CGCC Foundation Director Stephanie Hoppe says their campaign materials were mailed out this week.  She says a big part of their campaign involves donors setting up dedicated scholarships, where donors can provide funds for a scholarship based on qualifications they can select.  Hoppe adds […]
  • TD URA Board Approves Moving Toward Tony’s Building Sale
    The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board approved moving forward with a proposal from TD Fitness Hub LLC to purchase the Tony’s Town and Country Building in downtown The Dalles.  Board members voted unanimously to authorize URA staff to prepare preparation of a formal purchase agreement, and exclusive negotiating agreement and disposition and development agreement […]
  • Cascade Locks Receives USDA Funds For Wastewater System
    Cascade Locks will receive over four million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Program to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.  USDA Rural Development Oregon State Director John Huffman says the funding will come in the form of a $3.2 million loan and $1 million grant.  Improvements will be […]
  • Port of HR Plans Community Outreach For Strategic Plan
    The Port of Hood River Commission took its first steps toward revising its strategic plan for the next six years during a lengthy planning session.  Port Commissioners discussed a number of different topics, but also decided to engage in what they termed a “robust” public outreach to get community input.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee […]