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­Celebrating beer

Saturday’s second annual Holiday Hangover Ale Festival at Hood River Elks Lodge drew several hundred people to try the latest from 13 of the members of the Breweries In the Gorge (BIG) organization.

January 31, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


Nominate a teacher

Agent Revell Coy Insurance invites students, parents and community members to nominate local teachers for their Teacher of the Month program honoring local teachers active in the community.

January 26, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Millions check out what The Dalles has to offer

Between web traffic and publications about tourism opportunities in and around The Dalles, about 24 million people were reached during the latter half of 2017, according to Lisa Farquharson, chamber director. She briefed city officials on Monday about the marketing and promotional activities being undertaken by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

January 25, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..


Contractors edgy about code change

Many local contractors are anxious about the state’s takeover of the building codes division since much of the state’s plans for the local office, from an office phone number to new staff and inspection procedures are still uncertain.

January 24, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Blue Zones kickoff Friday

The free kickoff celebration of the Blue Zones Project wellness initiative, set for this Friday, Jan. 19, will feature Zumba and yoga demonstrations, free massages and healthy cooking demonstrations.

January 17, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


TD Chamber ‘pulls out the stops’ Thursday

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will pull out all the stops this week as it hosts the annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet, an honored community tradition that recognizes individuals and businesses “who go the extra mile to help out in any way they can and never ask for anything in return.”

January 17, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..


Sushi comes to TD

The Dalles is home to a lot of good food, from community institutions like Spooky’s to new attractions like Rivertap Restaurant, but for years, the town has lacked a sushi restaurant. There are a couple of highly-rated sushi places down the road in Hood River, but now The Dalles residents don’t have to make the drive to get the popular food.

January 12, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


TD pub owner talks taxes with Walden

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., recently visited two businesses in the Gorge to learn more about how they will benefit from a rewrite of federal tax laws. One of his stops Jan. 5 was at Freebridge Brewing Company, which is located in the historic Mint building in downtown The Dalles.

January 12, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..


Sawyer’s now owned by fourth generation

Jared Sawyer and his wife, Cora, are excited to announce that they are now the sole owners of Sawyer’s True Value & Just Ask Rental. The couple are the fourth generation of the family business that started with Shirley and Gladys Sawyer in 1940.

January 11, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..


Self-serve a no-show in TD

The typical reaction in The Dalles in the wake of news that gas stations in smaller Oregon counties can now allow people to pump their own gas has been: Do we have to? The answer at local gas stations — at least so far — is no.

January 10, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..


A&P closes, owner looks back

After serving The Dalles for 35 years, A&P Recycling closes its doors as founder and owner Paul Lepinski retires at the age of 78. “I feel that I did a good community service over the years,” Lepinski said.

December 28, 2017 12:38 p.m. read more..


High-speed pizza arrives in TD

A MOD Pizza opened earlier this month on Mt. Hood Street and already it’s become a part of The Dalles community. MOD offers a nontraditional way to order pizza, allowing customers to build their own pizzas with no additional costs or limits on the number of toppings they can add.

December 27, 2017 12:49 p.m. read more..


Fairclo recognized for safety training

Larry Fairclo spends his weeks teaching teenagers how to operate vehicles safely, but most are unaware that he has earned a national Teacher Excellence Award. Fairclo was selected by his peers for the distinction after years on the road. He is the owner of Diamond F Driving School in The Dalles, a business he started in 2010.

December 22, 2017 10:48 a.m. read more..


Sleep Center expands in HR

Ronelle Masters and her husband, Alejandro, have enjoyed success since celebrating the grand opening of their second Downey Sleep Center in Hood River this past May.

December 12, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..


Santa comes to The Dalles

The Dalles Main Street welcomes a special guest once again this holiday season and children are invited to meet and have their picture taken with him on one of two different Saturdays. “Santa in the Downtown” takes place across from Petite Provence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16.

December 7, 2017 11:48 a.m. read more..

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