Springing into summer

Agribusiness isn’t the only industry being impacted by early spring weather and drought.

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Sunshine Mill, Copa Di Vino celebrate anniversary

Company makes first payment on Urban loan

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Flying with ‘feather leather’

Katie Wallace of The Dalles and Christy Marquez of Maupin are finding they have a feather to fly with. Co-owners of 2BlondesCrafting, the friends are marketing their fashion craft throughout the area, and appear to have found a niche with their long, feather-shaped “feather leather” earrings.

City ponders new economic staffer

The Dalles City Council is considering the addition of a new full-time “project coordinator” position under the auspices of economic development.

Regulation changes pass muster

Sign ordinance will be updated

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Beachwood Eatery sets up shop in TD

Food cart caters to downtown

UP president visits gorge

Railroad chief addresses safety issues

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Cherry Roundup

2015 Northwest Cherry Festival photos

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Gerding to lead Columbia Basin

Geoff Gerding took a long and winding route and now he’s right where he belongs. “I always wanted to work in long-term care,” said Gerding, the new executive director of Columbia Basin Care Facility, the only not-for-profit skilled nursing facility in The Dalles. Founded in 1964, Columbia Basin has been in service to the community for over 50 years.

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A holistic approach to essentials

When it comes to natural health products, Amanada Ramey doesn’t need to tell you she has a passion for them, it’s evident in every word she says. “I’ve seen the difference it makes in my families health,” she explains. “I want food like my grandparents ate.”

I’ve learned a lot in my first week in The Dalles

One night last week I drove to Portland to see one of my favorite authors, who was reading from his latest work at Powell’s City Books. I had a great time and it’s nice that Portland is close enough to occasionally take trips like that. But on my way back to The Dalles I nearly ran out of gas.

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Elegance of the Empress

The Paddle Wheel Lounge offers live vocals and piano for entertainment. The Show Lounge is an activity center during the day, featuring everything from BINGO to magic acts, and is the scene for live musical entertainment every night. During the past year, the Empress has won accolades from critics for its dining experiences and hospitality. Lunder takes pride in those reviews because it means the hard work going on behind the scenes is gaining good reports from guests. “They get to enjoy such beautiful scenic views and we provide them with information about the history of the river and the communities they visit,” he said.

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Wine and steel

Local shop fabricates tanks for wine, beer

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Wilkinson graduates, joins auctioneer team

Shawn Wilkinson of Auction Sales Company in The Dalles has graduated from Western College of Auctioneering in Billings Montana. Wilkinson completed the intensified course of auctioneering, public speaking, and auction business management.

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Sly named director by Springs Living

The Springs Living, an Oregon-owned senior housing company, has named Toni Sly executive director of The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles. In January, Sly began managing all aspects of The Springs at Mill Creek including independent living, assisted living and memory care services.


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