Portland agency to serve Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties

A Portland based in-home care company has added a branch in Hood River, and will be serving The Dalles, Hood River and surrounding areas. Helping Hands Home Care NW president Toby Forsberg said in a press release, “In a growth industry with the demand we have seen throughout our service territory, it made sense to add a branch in the communities of Hood River and The Dalles.

Celebrating the ‘pioneers of our community’

A wagon outlined in lights, antique farm implements as table centerpieces and cowboy buffet style catering set the scene for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Distinguished Citizens awards banquet honoring the "True Pioneers of our Time.”

Local food co-op studied

First meeting set for Jan. 29

Page change

The weekly Business page in The Chronicle has moved from Wednesday to Thursday. News editor Mark B. Gibson can be reached for stories at 541-506-4622 or via email at

Wendy’s explains closings

TD restaurant is one of eight to shut doors

Walmart site appealed again

Wetlands mitigation challenged

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Chamber banquet

TONYA BRUMLEY above, speaks after being named the 2014 Woman of the Year at the 2015 The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizens award banquet Thursday night at the The Dalles Readiness Center. Other award winners were David Griffith, Man of the Year; John Shearer, Outstanding Ag Achievement; Andy Felderman, Outstanding Youth; Discover Rentals, Business of the Year and Fred Wendt, Volunteer of the Year.

Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust

Decline seen as latest good economic sign

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City expands wi-fi area

Google invests $97,910 into project

The City of The Dalles is working with Google to improve performance of the free public wi-fi system and expand the service area.

Banquet honors ‘True Pioneers’

Community members to be recognized for public service

Tonkin buys TD dealership

Company has high ranking in state for employment

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Sisters find room to grow

Downtown location, bigger space key to sisters’ move

Hotels offer internet free, tighten policies

NEW YORK — Big changes are coming in 2015 for hotel guests, one will save travelers lots of money and another may cause a few headaches.

Gorge Owned kicks ‘Green Drinks’ 2015

Gorge Owned will hold a “Green Drinks” networking event at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St, Hood River, on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the first Green Drinks networking event of 2015. The event features local beer from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, a Belgian-inspired brewery located on Dave Logsdon’s 10-acre farm, and food from Marley’s Corner.

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Signs of the times

Optimist Printers diversifies with signs


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