Getting at the root

The roots of domestic violence lie in childhood trauma and Louise Bauschard, founder and executive director of Voices Set Free, is on a mission to stop the cycle of aggression and victimization. Bauschard said evidence-based research shows that children who grow up with exposure to violence tend to have lifelong physical and psychological issues to grapple with. Read more...

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Our hormones in many ways are the essence of life. They make us women and enable us to do spectacular things. However, during times of transition (pregnancy, PMS, menopause, significant stress), hormonal imbalances can lead to significant problems and make life quite uncomfortable.

July 13, 2018 10:48 a.m. read more..


Neon Cruise victim in serious condition in Portland

The Dalles resident Craig Byers, 28, badly injured Friday night when a car “rapidly accelerated” at the Neon Cruise and hit a parked car which then struck him, remained in serious condition at a Portland hospital Monday.

August 13, 2018 5:09 p.m. read more..

Second Memaloose fire declared conflagration

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Memaloose 2 Fire, burning near the Memaloose State Park east of Mosier, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire. The Office of State Marshal’s Blue Incident Management Team, and six structural task forces from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, and Marion counties will arrive early afternoon and begin working to protect structures. An estimated 100 homes are at risk, according to media reports. Evacuations for Wasco County are as follows: <strong>LEVEL 1 (GET READY) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park. <strong>LEVEL 2 (GET SET TO GO) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> The intersection of State Road and Marsh Cutoff to Dell Road. This includes both sides of the road. <strong>LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice for the following:</strong> The intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena loops, this includes both sides of the Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook, Canyon Way all the way down to Rowena Ferry Road. Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park.

August 11, 2018 5:11 p.m. read more..

Crates Fire damages Precision Lumber

A fire in the Precision Lumber building in the industrial park on Crates Way broke out early Friday afternoon. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, joined by other agencies, was on the scene soon after the fire broke out and evacuated The Port of The Dalles office and other nearby offices. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time. Additional photos

August 10, 2018 4:24 p.m. read more..

Cronin settles in as CGCC president

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Merta Cronin, the new president at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC): She’s moved across the U.S., from Port St. Lucie, Fla., to The Dalles, which included a road trip of 3,100 miles. A month on the job, she has settled in, found a place to call home, and attended her first board meeting.

August 10, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..

Community school gets $2M grant

The good news just keeps coming for Wahtonka Community School officials. First they achieved a long-standing goal of becoming a charter school. Then they got a $2 million grant.

August 10, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..


TD United grabs third at Mount Hood Challenge

Following two straight losses, The Dalles United girls’ soccer team finished off tournament play with back-to-back wins by a combined 10-0 margin for third place in 11U Silver Division action at the Mount Hood Challenge ending Aug. 5. Coach Oscar Nunez fielded his group for three days of tough competition in an event that featured more than 400 teams.

August 10, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..

Dance Academy makes history in Seaside

The Dalles Dance Club Academy made history at the Grand Championships in Seaside last weekend by receiving the highest-scoring group awards in the Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Accelerated Advanced classifications, marking the first time ever a program has swept all levels in the event’s 37 years.

August 10, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..

‘Dallesport Drags’ ready to roll

The sights, sounds and smells of high-speed motorsports action have drag racing fans looking forward to the Dallesport Drags on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport. Thousands of spectators are expected to watch nearly 100 competitors in the drag races, sponsored by C.H. Urness and Fun Country Sports.

August 7, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

CG Hustler growth provides reasons for optimism

Columbia Gorge Hustlers head coach Steve Sugg put his ‘A’ baseball team through a meat grinder of a schedule, with games in Washington, on the coast and everywhere else. This summer, the Hustlers racked up a 29-17 overall record, a Zone 2 championship and a 1-2 finish at the recently-completed American Legion State Tournament in North Bend.

August 3, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..


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Giving back to farm workers

Providing health care to migrant farm workers not only meets a critical need but acknowledges the important contribution these families make to the local economy, says Jon Soffer, a nurse practitioner with Mid-Columbia Medical Center. “I think it’s critical for us to give back to this community by improving their health because they are a cornerstone of the industry,” he said.

August 7, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..



Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: It's August and supposed to be the quiet season for politics, but, at the federal level anyway, events seem to be getting louder and more erratic. There's no telling what will happen between now and November's election. We do know what our congressman, Greg Walden, has been doing: Not much.

August 10, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden working hard

To the editor: “We owe our loyalty to each other and to our children’s children, not to party politics,” DaShanne Stokes. It seems that Greg Walden could find a cure for cancer and yet some unreasonable partisans would still oppose him, putting partisan politics ahead of making positive accomplishments.

August 10, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Salvation Army praise

To the editor: I know we all have thanked the firemen, ranchers, families, and friends throughout the last three weeks and four large fires, but I want to thank the Salvation Army for their presence at these huge local fire events.

August 10, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..

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