Inside Ruralite

Previous Stories

Laura Ashbrenner

A Century of Artistry

A love of art helps keep Laura Ashbrenner lively By Kathy Ursprung Though Laura Ashbrenner’s hands have weathered 104 autumns, they are light...

ublic Power Council delegation to Washington

Utilities Share Priorities in Capitol

Power costs will play a key role in looming decisions Representatives of the Public Power Council and consumer-owned utilities from around the Pacific...

Members of the junior board of the Reser Foundation

Someone You Know is Hungry

Columbia Gorge Food Bank works to meet widespread food insecurity in Wasco County By Kathy Ursprung Your child’s playground friend, the elderly person...

Lineman Apprentice Tucker McCabe

Apprentice McCabe Takes a Hot Step

High-voltage work is a big advancement on the way to journeyman status Tucker McCabe took a big leap in his lineman apprenticeship in...

Northern Wasco County PUD built a trailhead and parking lot on River Trail Way as a community project in lieu of exchnnging cash for land to build the River Trail subdivision. Google, left, Bonneville Power Administration substation, center, and the PUD’s substation, right, are seen in the background. Kathy Ursprung photo

PUD Builds Trailhead/Parking Lot

Project is part of agreement with Port of The Dalles Take a stroll or a bike ride on the Riverfront trail and you’ll...

A Need for Speed

Nitro funny cars are a five-decade passion for Twig Ziegler By Kathy Ursprung What kind of man straps himself to a bomb, steps...

Gorge Works interns Andy Alvarez, Hannah Kempf and Kaleena Rodda

Building a Better Workforce

Gorge Works aims to unite local businesses with skilled workers By Kathy Ursprung Furnishings are sparse but comfortable in the city council chambers...

Fire Puts PUD Line Crews to Test

Response to wildfire preparation is key When wildfire rages across the countryside, the day doesn’t end at closing time for the crews of...