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Winter weather hurts business

On the heels of what was a lackluster Christmas for downtown businesses thanks to bad weather, frigid, snowy conditions in January have kept sales well below normal.

Blue Zone meetings set

The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.

OR Main Street offers networking

Oregon Main Street is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving downtown revitalization assistance.

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A ‘Helping Hand’ with home health

Helping Hands Home Care has been in business in the Portland area for about 30 years, but is relatively new to the Columbia River Gorge. “Our staff have been providing everything — housekeeping, meal prep, transportation, personal care and medication management,” explained Mary Gailley, regional manager for Helping Hands, adding that the business also provides foot care for clients, help with dressing and bathing, doing the laundry, and even care for a client’s pets and plants.

Recreation pot available in TD

Columbia River Herbals was the first medical marijuana retailer in the city of The Dalles, and business owner Norm Brock has now been given a green light to expand into a new realm. “We’ve received approval for a marijuana retailer’s license from the state for our downtown location,” said Brock, adding that his shop began selling recreational pot effective Jan. 1.

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Chamber hosts award banquet Jan. 19

It’s nearly that time of year again! The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans to honor outstanding citizens from around the local community with its annual Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet.

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Local dentist wins Oregon leadership award

A dentist with One Community Health (OCH), which serves patients through clinics in The Dalles and Hood River, has been honored with a prestigious award from the Oregon Dental Association (ODA).

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Misfit toys: UPS expects 1.3M returns in one day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns. UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, celebrated by the delivery service, but no one else, as "National Returns Day."

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Chamber asks city for tourism support

Efforts to promote tourism in and around The Dalles have been gathering momentum in recent months, and leaders of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce are asking city officials to provide more money to cover staffing costs.

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Drilling into the heart of the community

It might seem a bit unusual for a dentist office to take a lead role in a campaign designed to bring community residents closer together. Yet that is just what has been happening at the Keilman Dental Clinic, 421 W. Ninth Street, in The Dalles.

Google supports tech programs

December grants to spark interest in STEM careers

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Tonkin sale doesn’t affect TD

Many of the Ron Tonkin’s 21 dealerships have sold to a Spokane-based company, but not the automotive business in The Dalles, or several others. “Nothing is going to change locally,” said Steve Ross, general manager of the West Sixth Street business.

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Home to the cleanest dogs around

The Dalles may soon be known as a city with some of the cleanest dogs in the gorge, thanks in part to a new downtown business. On Dec. 12, Pawsh Spa opened at 204 E. Second Street, and several dogs have already been brought in for grooming.

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Merchants pleased with holiday sales

The lines at the post office in The Dalles are much longer than normal as Christmas approaches, with customers mailing gift boxes to friends and family members living out of the area.

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TD funeral home opens

Jack Trumbell has a mystery to solve at Celilo Chapel, his new business in The Dalles.

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