‘Worm Lady’ at work

It’s hard not to do a double-take when you walk past Lisa Chambers — it isn’t everyone who wears a T-shirt with “Got Worms?” emblazoned across the front. She comes by the reference honestly. Chambers raises worms in the backyard of her East 11th Street home. Read more...

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September 18, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..

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‘Blue Zones’ project seeks city funding

The Blue Zones Project, a three-year community wellness endeavor now in its second year in The Dalles, is about $82,000 short of local funding for this year, but an appeal will be made to the city next month. Dr. Miriam McDonell will ask The Dalles City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting to review information presented by Blue Zones, and then will come back to its Oct. 8 meeting to request funding.

September 21, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..
 

Local care facility recognized

Rehabilitation Center, 1023 W. 25th St., The Dalles, is one of 17 Oregon nursing homes recognized by HealthInsight in their Quality Award Program. HealthInsight serves as the Medicare program’s Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor.

September 21, 2018 2:26 p.m. read more..
 

PUD surveys energy efficiency

The Northern Wasco County PUD has launched an online survey to learn how aware customers are of energy efficiency programs and how willing they might be to participate in them. Results could help tailor marketing efforts and the PUD’s strategic direction as it considers new programs to both stay competitive and help customers keep their power bills down.

September 21, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..


Grant sought for Dry Hollow traffic

The city will apply for a state grant to improve traffic flow at pick-up and drop-off time at the highly congested Dry Hollow Elementary School. It should know by January if it was successful.

September 21, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


Firearms Safety Course offered

The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is opening up applications for an NRA Firearms Safety Course. The class provides education on how to safely store, handle, and operate firearms, and qualifies successful attendees to apply for a Concealed Handgun License.

September 21, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..


Jail governance change discussed

The jail board reached consensus on the concept of not replacing its outgoing administrator, and instead switching to a jail commander format used in all other jails in the state. The board will meet again Oct. 1 to get more details from the sheriffs and juvenile administrators who would play a larger role in overseeing the four-county jail.

September 21, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..

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CGBA finalizes its tryout times

Basketball season is fast approaching. The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout tentatively set to run on Sunday, Oct. 28 at The Dalles Middle School. “I’m looking forward to this season,” CGBA coordinator Greg Cummings said.

September 21, 2018 3:34 p.m. read more..


Volleyball teams jockeying for district spots

MORO – South Wasco County jumped up to No. 19 in the rankings and second place in the Big Sky Conference after picking up a pair of four-game victories against Sherman and Dufur this week. Thursday, SWC was in Dufur for a match with the Lady Rangers, and Kyrsten Sprouse put up eight kills, 10 digs and seven aces, Madisen Davis tallied seven kills and 23 digs, and Jada Myers had eight kills, 10 digs and seven blocks in a four-game victory.

September 21, 2018 3:31 p.m. read more..


TD boys score at will in 9-0 romp

Alex Gutierrez scored four goals and an assist, and Miguel Aguilar chipped in a goal and three assists in The Dalles’ lopsided 9-0 rout of crook County in Intermountain Conference boys’ soccer action Thursday in Prineville. Coach Matthew Dallman said it was great to see his players happy and celebrating an overdue win, especially with the team going 0-3-1 and netting four goals in that span.

September 21, 2018 3:29 p.m. read more..


Andrade nets game-winner to lead Riverhawks

Ari Andrade scores two goals, Victoria Barragan added another tally and all-league goalkeeper Addie Klindt posted five saves, including a game-saver in the 75th minute to help The Dalles take a 3-2 win over Crook County in both teams’ league openers Thursday at Wahtonka.

September 21, 2018 3:27 p.m. read more..

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‘Blue Zones’ project seeks city funding

The Blue Zones Project, a three-year community wellness endeavor now in its second year in The Dalles, is about $82,000 short of local funding for this year, but an appeal will be made to the city next month. Dr. Miriam McDonell will ask The Dalles City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting to review information presented by Blue Zones, and then will come back to its Oct. 8 meeting to request funding.

September 21, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..


Local care facility recognized

Rehabilitation Center, 1023 W. 25th St., The Dalles, is one of 17 Oregon nursing homes recognized by HealthInsight in their Quality Award Program. HealthInsight serves as the Medicare program’s Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor.

September 21, 2018 2:26 p.m. read more..


‘Worm Lady’ at work

It’s hard not to do a double-take when you walk past Lisa Chambers — it isn’t everyone who wears a T-shirt with “Got Worms?” emblazoned across the front. She comes by the reference honestly. Chambers raises worms in the backyard of her East 11th Street home.

September 21, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..

Opinion



Letter to the Editor: Vote Smith for judge

To the editor: Let me begin by saying first of all I personally like our present court officials. I believe they are doing a good job. Although now with Judge Thompson retiring and his position open, we have candidates Mike Smith and Joe Dabulskis seeking to fill his position. The dilemma I see it is if Joe is elected we have to fill his vacancy with an appointment. That would mean we would have one member with little experience and one with no experience on a three-member court, leading our county.

September 21, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Believe in the future

To the editor: Schools are a big part of most local communities. They are just as important here. It is something that folks can have pride in and support. My wife and I both graduated from The Dalles High School.

September 21, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: How can we afford it?

To the editor: There is no question that passing the North Wasco school bond 33-98 is a good thing. The question is how do residents living on fixed incomes afford the hundreds and hundreds of dollars in additional property taxes needed to support passage of this bond?

September 21, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..
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