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Farmers get help with drought

Agency to provide funding for mitigation measures on cropland, ranches, forests

Fly-in raises funds for local fire district

Plane and helicopter rides, $1,750 worth of cash prizes in a golf ball drop and the chance to ride in a P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber are just a few things on the menu for the Dallesport Fire Department fly-in at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport on Saturday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TD readies for plant overhaul

The Dalles will soon have the first wastewater treatment plant in the Northwest overhauled by using design-build methods that are geared toward making new construction go more smoothly. The $4.8 million project to update capacity and replace aging equipment is going through the design phase with Mortenson Construction and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, an engineering firm, working closely together on plans.

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TD places 8th at state

Varsity trio compete at state meet

Summer art camps open for registration

The 2015 art camps at The Dalles Art Center have been scheduled from June 16 through Aug. 12, and are now open for registration.

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Editorial cartoons from May 28

Editorial cartoons from May 28

Editorial: Job market better for new college grads

This year’s college graduates will enter the best job market since the early stages of the Great Recession, which officially started when this year’s seniors - at least those who finished in four years — were freshmen in high school.

Letter to the editor: United for change

To the editor: In response to a recent editorial, the United Employees of Columbia Gorge Community College, AFT-Oregon Local 4754, on behalf of 51 faculty and classified employees, want the gorge community to know we are committed to furthering the quality of public higher education in our community.

Letter to the editor: Spotlight on Sunshine

To the editor: It was a blast from the past! There’s nothing that compares to finding old friends and reconnecting with them — especially if you’ve watched them on national television. One day, last August, I took a gamble and decided to friend my old friends, Jim and Molli Martin. It had been over 20 years since we’d spoken, so it was a gamble; and to make it even more of a gamble they were now in the national spotlight with their new venture of Copa di Vino at Sunshine Mill.


    Entertainment calendar from May 28

    Entertainment calendar from May 28, 2015.

    Town halls scheduled in Gilliam, Sherman

    U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will host town halls in Gilliam and Sherman counties on Saturday, May 30. The meeting at the North Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District firehouse, 1500 Railroad Ave., in Arlington, begins at 8 a.m. Walden will be at Bob’s Texas T-Bone, 101 East First Street in Rufus, at 10 a.m. to meet with constituents.

    What's happening from May 27

    Nonprofit event calendar from May 27, 2015.

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    In fashion at the courthouse

    Marge Harding, who began her career as a home economics teacher at The Dalles High School and now resides in Oregon City, will present a program titled “Did They Really Wear That to the Courthouse?” at the Original Courthouse Annual Meeting Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the original courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place.


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