Columbia Gorge News presents ways to help around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center in Unified Command with The Public Health Department released clarifications regarding recreational activities in the county May 14. The new clarification opens up additional low-risk sports and activities, which offer an opportunity to enjoy …

Klickitat Public Utility District has concerns about the impacts in the community due to the COVID-19 crisis and state mandated business closures. In the interest of public safety and regional economic stability, improving access to energy assistance those impacted by COVID-19 is a priority,…

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

Memorial Day comes May 25 and COVID-19 concerns have canceled events, including the annual ceremony at White Salmon Cemetery.

Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

Days after Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an order outlining a phased approach to reopening the state, officials from Klickitat County’s Unified Command presented the latest information on the public health crisis to the White Salmon City Council, and outlined what reopening Klickitat County m…

With the weather warming up, locals and out-of-towners alike are itching to get outside and enjoy sunny days in the Gorge, and while multiple agencies are working to reopen recreation in the Gorge, it is a challenge to get those sites back open safely.

The COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund, established by the United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative, has awarded more than $62,000 in grants within the past month to 13 local nonprofits to address the immediate needs faced by these organizations and their clients…

Pacific Power’s charitable arm, the Pacific Power Foundation, has committed $250,000 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Oregon, Washington and California.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

Klickitat County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Restrictions on some outdoor recreational activities in Washington were lifted Tuesday, May 5, but the partial reopening does not mean that the state is relaxing its stance on safety precautions.

Bobby Begay, 51, a Celilo Village leader, Yakama tribal member and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commssion’s (CRITFC) lead fish technician, died Friday, April 25 from COVID-19 complications, according to a Facebook post from CRITFC.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has adopted a regional, metrics-driven approach to re-opening the state’s economy, and eastern Oregon counties will likely be among the first to begin the process, Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) told constituents during a virtual town hall Thursday, April 23.

A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash), Derek Kilmer (D-Wash) and Madeleine Dean (D-Penn) introduced legislation to significantly expand the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to ensure that every qualified small business is able to access the critical assistance …

Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

In early March as the Covid-19 virus spread across China and Italy, it appeared to be a distant but increasingly inevitable train-wreck, a crisis hurtling down a fixed trajectory towards world-historic proportions. As anxiety grew, Chris Hipskind, a shop teacher at Columbia High School in Wh…