AmeriTies seeks to be good neighbor

A three-part series this week first looked at the AmeriTies West tie plant operations. Today’s second installment focuses on what the plant has done address to odor complaints concerning naphthalene. Tomorrow’s story recaps an investigative series by the Cascadia Times that says residents in The Dalles are breathing toxic air.

June 13, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Students learn to be ‘Internet awesome’

Students at The Dalles Middle School learned Tuesday how to be “Internet awesome” during an Online Safety Roadshow developed by Google. The program has been touring the country for five years and has presented in every state, said team leader Matt Thielen.

June 13, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Plant treats up to 1M ties annually

A three-part series this week first looks at the AmeriTies West plant operations and then at what is being done to address odor complaints concerning naphthalene. Finally, it recaps an investigative series by the Cascadia Times that says residents in The Dalles are breathing toxic air.

June 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Embracing the ‘Blue Zones’

Summit Bohannon, a 20-something who lives in The Dalles, has fully embraced the social aspect of the Blue Zones Project and has set up four different weekly get-togethers around various activities, from music to just hanging out and picking up trash.

June 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hattenhauers break with the norm

Alex Hattenhauer said he had several ideas in mind with the Second Street Market. He wanted to make the entrance to the Port of The Dalles attractive while at the same time giving his customers an exceptional experience. He also likes beer. The convenience store, across the street from Casa El Mirador, accomplishes all three.

June 7, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..

Dry Cleaner Connection opens

Rack one up for the return of dry cleaning service to The Dalles and Hood River. MariBeth and Joe Guenther opened Dry Cleaner Connections this month at 1301 12th St. in Hood River, which is located next to The Mesquitery/The Shed. In June, the Guenthers will open a Dry Cleaner Connection location in The Dalles at 208 E. Fourth Street.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Work begins on mental health complex

After eight years of planning and setbacks, The Mid-Columbia Center for Living is getting started on its community mental health facility at 1040 Webber Street in The Dalles.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Changing Times

Bob Walcott, site leader for Hood River Painting, tests color on the wall of the old Tum A Lum Lumber building in the 800 block of E. Second Street, downtown The Dalles. The building will soon house The Dalles Chronicle, which has been conferring with Jake Grossmiller, a representative from The Dalles Mural Society about how to get a new mural in place.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Enterprise Zone expansion considered

The Dalles City Council is seeking to loop outlying communities into an Enterprise Zone that will provide eligible businesses with startup tax breaks to promote economic development. Primarily, the zones exempt growing or new businesses from local property taxes on new investments for a specific period of time.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Land Dedication

Attendees explore information booths during the dedication of land for a Gorge Youth Center Saturday.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Youth center event May 12

This Saturday, May 12, at a land dedication event at the site of the proposed Gorge Youth Center, new architect’s renderings will be unveiled, including what’s billed as a “cool new feature.”

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Google investment in TD $1.8B

Google has invested $1.8 billion in its three buildings in The Dalles and, since 2008, has given more than $2 million to Wasco County schools and local non-profits and over $450,000 for the wi-fi network in The Dalles. That information came from a report Google recently released on its economic impact and community benefits in the six towns where it has facilities.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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