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CHS Mechanicals build from scratch to compete

In the back of Columbia High School’s metal shop is where the robotics class meets and students learn about gear ratios. In the middle of the room, next to a skeleton of a go-kart, is a 10 by 10 foot mat with a structure tucked into one corner bearing a red side on the left and blue on the right. This is the structure that’s been helping CHS’s new robotics team train for its first league tournament in January.

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Gorge Winds blowing for 16th annual concerts

The 16th annual Christmas Concerts for The Gorge Winds have been set for Friday, Dec. 18, at the Hood River Valley High School at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a second presentation of the concert on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles.

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Stevenson kicks off holiday season with celebration

The celebration begins on Friday, Dec. 4, in downtown Stevenson. Many local businesses will host open houses throughout the day with holiday refreshments and special sales. At 6:30 p.m. caroling begins in the Courthouse Plaza and the Courthouse Christmas tree will be lit at 6:55 p.m.

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What’s in the sky: December

Welcome to December! Our last month of the year features the beginning of winter, some great evening passes by the International Space Station, and bright planets visible in the morning sky. Clear December skies may be rare, but step outside when you get a chance, the views will be worth it!

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Twice as much trick or treating this year

Area youth, and adults, will get the opportunity to don Halloween costumes and gather treats two weekends in a row.

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Cars and art highlight museum’s big weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts on October 3 and 4 at Maryhill Museum of Art.

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Gorge Grown hosting annual harvest dinner

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting its second annual farm-to-table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 27 at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

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Family of former Underwood resident donates bench to park

Underwood Community Park has a beautiful new park bench, thanks to the generosity of the family of Sharon Harmsen, former resident and Relief Postmistress for the Underwood Post Office.

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Join Melissa’s color run against sexual violence

Teresa (preferably known as Melissa) Fortanel’s Fun Run, also being called a color run, is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., starting at Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park. Fortanel has planned the Color Run as a senior project for her final year at White Salmon’s Columbia High School.

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Preserving food through fermentation is salty subject

Fermentation may seem like a scary task to take on, since botulism is a potential risk, but that didn’t deter members of the Stevenson and Carson communities who gathered last week to learn a thing or two about fermenting vegetables.

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Art & Wine Fusion party marking a dozen years

It’s shaping up to be quite an exciting showcase of regional wines, ciders, artistic talent, and culinary food. This year White Salmon’s annual Art & Wine Fusion party (the 12th in a row) is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, from 3 to 10 p.m.

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2015 Independence Day celebrations abound in Gorge

For those who are staying put for the weekend, there’s plenty to do in White Salmon, and its surrounding communities, to celebrate this year’s Fourth of July.

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Community gathers to dedicate new entry sign, memorials at Bingen park

Members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered Saturday afternoon, June 27, in Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park to observe the unveiling and dedication of the new skate park sign and honorary plaques.

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Get ready for Father’s Day weekend rodeo

The 2015 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen is 15-year-old Shania Weifenbach. Shania is the daughter of Steve and Sonya Shields of White Salmon. Shania is a straight-A student at Columbia High School where she just completed her freshman year.

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Radio broadcast coming from Bingen

Radio Tierra and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to present the live radio broadcast of Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, July 3, 7 to 9 p.m. featuring the music of the “Columbiaires” of “It’s a Wonderful Life” fame, singer/songwriter Alonza Garbanzo, Mariachi Los Temerosos De Juan Antonio, Harmony of the Gorge, the poetry of William Stafford, Tongue Twisters with Kirby Neuman Rae, and much, much more.

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