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Fine dining near a bend in the river

While taking a walk along the Columbia River one day in July, Martin Schwarzbach literally stumbled onto his dream business. “I just happened to be on the riverfront trail this summer and saw a ‘for lease’ sign,” said Schwarzbach, who is now the owner of the newest eatery in The Dalles — Bent River Restaurant.

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Chamber plans ‘old’ new look

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is making some history of its own. The headquarters of the local chamber office – at 404 W. Second Street – will soon have an appearance closer to what it originally looked like.

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Grass Valley native joins clinic

There’s a new veterinarian available to the community. Jana von Borstel has joined the Mid-Columbia Veterinarian Clinic in Goldendale.

New land use law firm serves Wasco County

A fourth-generation Oregon attorney is opening a new law firm that will serve central and eastern Oregon, including Wasco County.

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Creating a haven for collectors

A new store that opens this weekend in the downtown business district will be a haven for collectors in The Dalles.

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‘Wheels of Hope’ transports HR family

“I want a faster car!” said Kaius Johnson, 5, fueled by a new bouquet of balloons. The 2007 Camry suits his mother just fine.

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A ‘pressure cooker’ of a job

The company’s slogan says: “Safety is our guide; quality is our pride.” AmeriTies West, located at 2453 Tie Plant Road, about a mile east of the downtown business district, has been producing railroad ties in The Dalles since the 1920s.

UP project meeting today

The public meeting listing in the Sunday Chronicle incorrectly listed the time of the Wasco County Commission’s public hearing on the appeal of a planning commission decision regarding added Union Pacific rail line in Mosier. The hearing takes place today, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Dr., The Dalles.

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Chevy brand gets rebirth in The Dalles

State of art showroom like a ‘new dealership’ in town

Since buying the former Bob Stone Subaru auto dealership in December of 2014, new owner Tonkin Auto Group has become known as the place to go in The Dalles to purchase one of the popular Subarus. And while the focus on sales of Subarus will remain just as strong going forward, the growing auto dealership is about to turn a spotlight in a fresh direction.

Google funds Wi-Fi

It was a brand new system five years ago, but as technology has advanced, the Google-financed free Wi-Fi system in The Dalles needs an upgrade to keep it running efficiently.

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A new ‘way’ of caring

Bobbi’s Way In-Home Health Care, a gorge business that began accepting clients on Sept. 1, is all about caring. In fact, “Caring is Our Mission” is owner Kaleena Casey’s formal vision statement. The new health care service was officially licensed to serve in Oregon in July and is headquartered in Hood River.

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City issues growth report

The city of The Dalles has issued a preliminary economic growth report that found most people who work here commute, and most commuters travel as far as 50 miles.

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Sinclair Dinocare

A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.

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A cool dream comes true at DQ

Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.

Hawaiian food served in The Dalles

It’s a big jump from Mexico to Hawaii, but Jose and Maria Ruis, the owners of Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ in The Dalles, appear to have made it successfully. The husband and wife team has opened a second location of their popular restaurant, and this one is in the heart of the downtown business district at 400 E. Second Street in The Dalles. The original Lilo’s was at 2910 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

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