Eight named to chamber honors

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Man of the Year, Tim McGlothlin, paid tribute to his wife Laura at the chamber’s annual awards banquet Thursday. McGlothin was one of eight honorees at the annual event. Woman of the Year was Eileen White; Mary Gailley and her business, Helping Hands Home Care NW, were business of the year; David Wagenblast won Outstanding Agricultural Achievement; Katie Ortega was Educator of the Year; the Wasco County Dispatch Center was Outstanding First Responder; Jake Dollarhide was Outstanding Youth of the Year; and Corliss Marsh was Volunteer of the Year.

January 18, 2019 5:19 p.m. read more..

Union Street underpass fenced off

The Oregon Department of Transportation has installed fencing beneath two overpasses in The Dalles to prevent transients from camping under them. “We don’t like doing it; it’s not a situation we like to be in,” said ODOT spokesman Peter Murphy. But the camping creates a situation “that simply has to be taken care of.”

January 18, 2019 1:57 p.m. read more..

Dancing for stardom

Six local residents will be matching skills in a variety of dance styles for the sixth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars. The dance contest, along the lines of television reality shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at The Dalles High School auditorium. The event is a fundraiser for the Mid-Columbia Concert Association.

January 8, 2019 1:36 p.m. read more..

Community Connection event to help homeless

A group that formed last year to tackle issues facing the homeless is planning an event in late January to provide a range of services for them, including veterinarian care for their pets. Called “The Community Connection,” the day-long event is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the basement of the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., The Dalles.

January 4, 2019 1:36 p.m. read more..

‘He who scatters shame’

One day about a year ago Todd Mock was jogging along the Columbia River when he felt divinely guided to go toward a pile of big rocks under The Dalles bridge. There, he saw smoke from a warming fire and things strewn about. He ran off to buy a sandwich and came back to the bridge, saying to the pile of rocks: “’I was sent from the Lord. I’ve got a sandwich for you.’”

January 4, 2019 1:34 p.m. read more..

Black History Museum to visit The Dalles Library

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will visit The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library’s Community Room on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s founder, former social studies teacher Khalid el-Hakim, will give a talk from 12 to 1 p.m.

December 31, 2018 2 p.m. read more..



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