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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..


Lyle mom wins 'Wheels of Hope'

Callie Thysell was more than a little overwhelmed Thursday as she sat with representatives of Bicoastal Media and Griffith Motors, working through the details of making this year’s “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2007 Toyota Camry from Griffith Motors, her own. “It’s an exciting thing, I’m just trying to take it all in,” she explained.

November 13, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..


County eyes codes work

Wasco County has rescinded its tentative decision not to take on building codes services now that it has learned services would probably be moved to Pendleton and a large local cash reserve could be lost. Building codes services had been provided for years by the now-disbanded Mid-Columbia Council of Governments (MCCOG), a five-county entity that operated out of The Dalles and closed shop earlier this year.

November 2, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..


Union Pacific boosts CGCC welding

Welding students at Columbia Gorge Community College’s campus in The Dalles will have an expanded array of equipment to work with thanks to a $12,900 donation from Union Pacific Foundation. The contribution will be used to purchase additional “stick” welders as well as more advanced equipment used in alloy welding.

November 2, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..


TD nixes Blue Zones request

The Dalles City Council declined to make a contribution to the local Blue Zones Project, saying its budget for the year was already established, but invited the community wellness program to apply next year. The dilemma for the Blue Zones Project, however, is that it is facing a January deadline to show it has a local commitment of $197,000 to keep the three-year program operational, said Dr. Mimi Mcdonell, who chairs the group’s sustainability committee.

November 2, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..


City celebrates Travel Oregon mural

The Dalles officially dedicated its new “Oregon is Magic” mural, depicting an “only slightly exaggerated” salmon leaping over a raft of visitors, Saturday morning. “The exciting thing about it was, this was not your normal mural that you see in The Dalles, but when the opportunity came to us, we engaged with the mural society, and showed them what it was; they got on board,” said City of The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence.

October 30, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
 

Opportunity Connections serves lunch

Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ in The Dalles never tasted so delicious — and it’s got nothing to do with this local restaurant’s savory, healthy dishes. Lilo’s is now offering lunchtime deliveries, providing hot meals for meetings and more, with the help of its new delivery carriers: clients of Opportunity Connections.

October 23, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..


Wasco facility hosts job fair

A jobs fair is set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Wasco to test the waters for how many people might be qualified for or interested in working at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people. The center would house kids in family crisis who need a safe, temporary respite until they’re returned home or to another safe arrangement, said Mike Smith, who has been working for over 18 months to bring the facility and its jobs to Wasco.

October 23, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..


MCMC awarded

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. That list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

October 12, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..


TD Chamber seeks nominees for event

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members to nominate businesses and individuals for recognition at the chamber’s annual banquet on Jan. 17, 2019. Nominations are due Dec. 7 at the chamber. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

October 9, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..


Local economy riding high on renovations

The Dalles economy is poised to get yet another shot in the arm with the recent sale of an iconic local hotel. The Shilo Inn, situated along one of the more spectacular views of the Columbia River and Dalles Dam, sold for $9.2 million. And major renovations are planned for the 112-room hotel built in 1974 near the Gulick Homestead and Indian Shaker Church.

October 5, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..


Chamber seeks nominees

Do you know an active, passionate community member who would be willing to be a voice for our business community? Do you think they would serve well as a board director for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber is inviting members to take an active part in the nomination process for Board of Directors elections.

October 5, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


High Tech highlight of economic symposium in TD

A Gorge Economic Symposium is planned Friday, Nov 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles. The annual event, organized by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), was created to share economic and employment trends at the regional and county level.

October 5, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..

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