Poker Run raises money
A motorcycle rolls through the front entrance to Route 30 Bottles and Brew downtown The Dalles Saturday, one of a handful passing through the establishment on a painted highway before exiting into the parking area in the back.
There’s a new reporter in town. As of this week, D. C. Jesse Burkhardt has stepped in as The Dalles Chronicle’s new government reporter. Burkhardt, a University of Oregon graduate, has more than two decades of experience in community journalism, and his roots in the Columbia River Gorge run deep. From 1994 until 2011, Burkhardt served as editor of The Enterprise, the weekly newspaper in White Salmon, and he has lived in several gorge communities, including The Dalles and Hood River in Oregon and White Salmon and Snowden in Washington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonkin and Subaru of America awarded Home At Last Humane Society in The Dalles with a donation during the Cherry Festival downtown The Dalles.
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.
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.”
Bob McFadden represents local concerns to DC
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.
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.
Five restaurants donate meals for ‘Hidden Heroes’
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.
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.