Blue Zones may seek grant funds

The Dalles Blue Zones Project, a community wellness endeavor, has asked to extend its funding deadline to August, and hopes to band together with two other Blue Zones Projects in the state to seek grant funds.

January 22, 2019 1:41 p.m. read more..

Eight named to chamber honors

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Man of the Year, Tim McGlothlin, paid tribute to his wife Laura at the chamber’s annual awards banquet Thursday. McGlothin was one of eight honorees at the annual event. Woman of the Year was Eileen White; Mary Gailley and her business, Helping Hands Home Care NW, were business of the year; David Wagenblast won Outstanding Agricultural Achievement; Katie Ortega was Educator of the Year; the Wasco County Dispatch Center was Outstanding First Responder; Jake Dollarhide was Outstanding Youth of the Year; and Corliss Marsh was Volunteer of the Year.

January 18, 2019 5:19 p.m. read more..

Downtown TD will get new restaurant/bar

Completely gone is the notorious downtown bar, The Vault, and in its place, opening in mid-January, is the Last Stop Saloon, a midscale family-friendly restaurant and bar with soaring ceilings and original historic brickwork.

January 8, 2019 1:41 p.m. read more..

Food learning and business center study contract awarded

In December, The Port of The Dalles awarded consultant Matthew Buck a contract to develop a comprehensive feasibility study for a Food Learning and Business Center in The Dalles., according to Andrea Klaas, port executive director. The project will be funded in part by a grant from USDA Rural Development.

December 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Development starts by Sorosis

The new 33-lot Park Place development near Sorosis Park, featuring views of two mountains and The Dalles’ cityscape, is breaking ground in January, with move-in dates next summer. The first phase of Park Place will have 13 homes and the second will have 20.

December 18, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..

Lundquist joins Gorge news team

Caleb Lundquist has joined the Gorge news team and will be covering sports for the Hood River News and general news for The Dalles Chronicle.

December 14, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..

County wants figures on building code reserves

As was predicted when a multi-county regional government entity dissolved earlier this year, the fate of a $3.9 million reserve fund for building codes services has ended up being a key point of contention. The state wants Wasco County to decide whether it will take over building codes services before the state starts the difficult task of figuring out how to divide the reserve among the counties.

December 14, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Urgent care plans announced

The Bistro at Water’s Edge will be closed and the physical therapy gym space shifted around to make way for an urgent care clinic, Mid-Columbia Medical Center announced. Plans are to put the clinic where the physical therapy performance gym is now, on the south side of the first floor of the Water’s Edge facility.

December 11, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Wednesday paper delivery delayed to Thursday

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States. The Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning and suspend delivery service on that date. Due to this decision, the Wednesday Chronicle will be delivered on Thursday.

December 3, 2018 4:06 p.m. read more..

Jobs available at future youth center in Wasco

Interested in working in the city of Wasco? Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is actively recruiting for staff at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people, the final requirement in receiving construction approval for the facility, according to Carol Olmstead of the Wasco Event Center, which is working with CCS on the project.

November 23, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..

Wamic Auto Parts plans to rebuild

Wade Delco’s full-time job these days is recovering from a Nov. 14 fire that destroyed his business, Wamic Auto Parts, one of only two businesses in town. He is rebuilding but doesn’t know when he’ll reopen. The fire, which started about 9 p.m., caused a total loss.

November 23, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Beauty school gets makeover

The Gorge Academy of Cosmetology’s slogan is “creating beauty inside and out” and that doesn’t only apply to making people look fabulous. Owner Kerri Weed and her husband Tom have rehabbed the inside of the circa 1890s building at 422 E. 2nd St.—where they peeled up five layers of flooring to reveal the original, rich wood flooring—and are now working to do the same on the outside.

November 20, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Regional healthcare provider sees funding increase

One Community Health has been awarded $99,631 by one of its two major funders, the Health Resources and Services Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care. In addition, the Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization’s Regional Quality Pool provided $302,900 in funding for the year, an increase of $80,800 compared to the award given in 2017.

November 13, 2018 3:21 p.m. read more..



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