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Huffman joins MCMC

John Huffman is bringing more than 22 years as a small business owner, including marketing and promotion in broadcasting, to his new position as community outreach director for Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

Walmart appeal hearing in Salem

An appeal hearing last week in Salem of a state-issued wetlands fill permit for a proposed Walmart superstore in The Dalles focused on whether the project had to meet a public need or not.

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‘Parklets’ serve as patios

Two new “parklets,” small outdoor seating areas placed in the street, each sized to replace a single parking space, will be added downtown The Dalles this summer.

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Dakine leaving

About 25 to 30 local jobs will be lost when the Dakine warehouse in The Dalles closes, sending that function to a facility in California. The impending closure was first mentioned on social media, and multiple attempts to contact officials at Dakine over several weeks were unsuccessful.

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Home At Last receives dealer support

Tonkin and Subaru of America awarded Home At Last Humane Society in The Dalles with a donation during the Cherry Festival downtown The Dalles.

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Denny’s remodel has local flavor

Denny’s in The Dalles celebrated its recent remodel by serving up an all-day Grand Celebration last Wednesday, April 20, giving diners a first look at its all-new, locally-inspired design and updated features. “We feel very positive about the changes,” said District Manager Peter Keller during the celebration.

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50 years of ‘Burgers made with love’

Big Jim's has been selling “Hamburgers made with Love” in The Dalles for 50 years, and current owners Rex and Beth Tegen are ready to celebrate. “It all started in 1950, when Sam Yoder opened a drive-in named 'Dutch Treat,' which lasted until 1956, when Tom Foley purchased the drive-in and renamed it 'Irish Treat,'” reads a history of the restaurant printed on their current menu. “Foley ran the drive-in until 1962, when the location closed with the construction of Interstate 84.”

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Economic issues focus of capitol trip

Bob McFadden represents local concerns to DC

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Strong cruise season expected

Passengers from the American Empress sternwheeler are greeted as they arrive in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon. It was the first docking of the tourist season and three cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in The Dalles each week until late November. A representative from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Fort Dalles Floozies greet each vessel and passengers and crew are given information about things to do in the area and places to see.

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Alleyway change opposed

y of The Dalles staff met with more than a dozen business owners last Friday to hear concerns about vacating the alleyway behind Tony’s Town and Country to accommodate Tokola Development’s proposal to build 50 apartments as well as retail outlets.

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Vet rewards caregivers

Five restaurants donate meals for ‘Hidden Heroes’

Skyline hospital expands transitional care

WHITE SALMON – In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the Columbia River Gorge community today and in the future, Skyline Hospital has expanded its transitional care program.

O’Brien certified to help military buy, sell

Lynette O’Brien, a broker with Columbia River Properties in The Dalles has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) awards the MRP certification to realtors who work with military personnel and veterans to find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.

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Twisted Vine hopes to serve all gardeners of all types

With a plethora of garden stores catering to marijuana growers in the Portland area, and another in Hood River, Maria Museke and her partner Cole Griffiths decided to locate their garden store in The Dalles. “We saw a need for a garden store in The Dalles,” Mueske explained. “There aren't many stores east of here.” After eight months in business at 747 E. Second Street, next to Hank's Auto, they are encouraged they made the right choice.

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Ready when you are: Chef provides meal service

If you have ever dreamed of having a personal chef in your own kitchen preparing your favorite dishes, dream no more – Joyous Mouthful Personal Chef Service has come to The Dalles. Joyce Drzewiecki, owner and chef, doesn't just cook meals: She plans the menu, does the shopping and customizes her recipes to suit her customers dietary needs. “I have a seasonal menu, and folks select the items they want,” she explained. “They choose the items and the quantity, I then customize that.”

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