Work on Granada Theater gets underway

According to Chuck Gomez, the new owner of the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles, “a ton of stuff has been happening” at the 1930s-era theater. “The city has been very pleased with our progress,” he added.

May 31, 2017 12:58 p.m. read more..

Pot business future uncertain

The Dalles City Council rejected a proposal Monday to change its new marijuana ordinance to allow stores within 500 feet of each other, rather than adhering to the existing 1,000 foot-buffer.

May 24, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

Sunshine Mill: Towers of power

On Memorial Day weekend seven years ago, James and Molli Martin, co-owners of the Sunshine Mill Winery, opened their doors to the public for the first time. “We went in with ‘this might work,’ that’s all we had,” said Molli. “It feels like it was yesterday.”

May 17, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..

Councilor files complaint over store

A member of The Dalles City Council has filed a formal complaint with the city, claiming that a local ordinance that prohibits marijuana stores from being within 1,000 feet of each other is not being enforced.

May 10, 2017 12:55 p.m. read more..

Clouds gather over Sunshine Mill

The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board was conflicted Wednesday about how to deal with a request by the owners of Sunshine Mill to have a balloon payment of $350,000 forgiven 12 days before its due date.

May 5, 2017 12:52 p.m. read more..

Vineyard, orchard supply company opens store in The Dalles

With orchards and vineyards a growing segment of the area’s agricultural economy, a Yakima, Wash.-based company has moved into The Dalles to tap into the expanding market. “Wilson’s is a one-stop solutions provider for commercial orchards and vineyards, offering a full suite of irrigation, planting, development, and harvesting equipment and supplies, as well as irrigation systems designs,” said Joe Perry, chief executive officer of Wilson’s.

May 3, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..

Legend Cider debuts at festival

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for one of Oregon’s newest cider makers, The Dalles-based Legend Cider Company, to have its pouring-out party.

April 27, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..

Company inks 10-year deal with city

Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure provider, has inked a 10-year deal with the city of The Dalles to “construct, operate, and maintain a fiber-based service facility.”

April 26, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..

Reaching for sky by digging in dirt

When construction companies around the Columbia River Gorge started getting too busy to take on new jobs, Tim Brown knew it was the right time for him to step up. “With the economy turning up, there is a need for a lot more work happening,” said Brown, who co-owns Skycam Construction with his wife, Rachel.

April 12, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..

Main Street working on ‘historic’ grant

The Dalles Main Street will soon learn whether a grant the organization applied for in mid-March will bring funds to help in the “preservation and adaptive reuse” of the historic Herbring House at 313 W. Fourth Street in The Dalles.

April 5, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..

Growing Google

A tall crane lifts a beam to the top of a Google building under construction at the Port of The Dalles Wednesday afternoon. The building was photographed from the Riverfront Trail, looking over Chenowith Creek. Immediately behind the photographer is the current Google server facility.

March 30, 2017 1:03 p.m. read more..

The Dalles sells Granada Theater

The historic Granada Theater building in downtown The Dalles has been sold to new owners. Charles Gomez and Debra Liddell, who do business as Charles Gomez Productions, paid $60,000 for the property and committed to pay for a list of upgrades to the exterior and interior of the theater.

March 30, 2017 12:58 p.m. read more..

Columbia River Herbals opens second shop

Columbia River Herbals, a retail outlet for medical-grade and recreational marijuana, has been working for several months to transform an empty and deteriorating former Arby’s restaurant at 2630 W. Sixth Street into an active and thriving enterprise.

March 22, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..

Gorge life on tap in Salem

Aaron and Kelley Lee, owners of Sedition Brewing in The Dalles, have had two opportunities in just as many weeks to pour their own craft beers and others from the region for state leaders.

March 17, 2017 1:07 p.m. read more..


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