Warming Place seeks volunteers

The Warming Place opens Nov. 19, and volunteers are needed to run the shelter, which opens on the coldest nights to give the homeless a respite from winter weather.

October 31, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..

Veterans challenged to help troops

Army veteran Roger Howe gave a large cash donation to the Holidays for Heroes Committee Wednesday to use for care packages that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan — and he is challenging other veterans to do the same. “The fact that we are here, still walking and talking, and we have experienced what our troops are going through — we get what it means to get something from home,” said Howe, who deployed to Vietnam in 1968 with the 101st Airborne Division.

October 26, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..

Downtown welcomes ‘Trick-or-Treaters’

The Dalles downtown trick or treat activities will take place next Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. Orange pumpkin flyers in windows will indicate which businesses are participating in this annual Halloween event. Parents are encouraged to park in the parking lot across from The Dalles City Park (Fifth and Union streets) and walk to keep downtown traffic to a minimum.

October 25, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..

Region’s native culture celebrated Nov. 4

The “Columbia River Indian Autumn” celebration is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Admission is free for the event that features artisans, musicians and vendors from regional tribes.

October 20, 2017 1:58 p.m. read more..

A fateful ride to Lone Pine

This four-part series looks at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. The first article describes homeless advocate Dorothy Rodriguez’s push to help meet needs at the site.

October 20, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..

Christmas giving: Community to support troops

Community members in The Dalles and Hood River are asked to donate snack and hygiene items to make Christmas merrier for an Oregon National Guard platoon and other troops in Afghanistan. The goal of the Holidays for Heroes Committee is to pack at least 30 boxes at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 16.

October 20, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

Turnaround in outbreak

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made it his priority to ensure the local animal shelter survives, saying the town needs to have dog control. That’s welcome news to Janna Hage, who was recently asked by the Home at Last Humane Society to help it recover from a ringworm outbreak that shut down operations.

October 18, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..

Transients cleared from overpass

Earlier this month, after getting multiple complaints, city police told transients living under the freeway overpass by Dairy Queen to clear out. It was done at nighttime, when they were more likely to be there, said The Dalles Police Capt. Jamie Carrico. Police logs show five people were asked to move along on Oct. 5.

October 17, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..

Chamber celebrates Thursday

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership appreciation celebration Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

October 14, 2017 11:40 a.m. read more..

From Books to Bikes

For several years, it has been a tradition for members of the Masonic Lodge in The Dalles to purchase bicycles and then donate them to local schools as an incentive to encourage youngsters to do more reading. Hew Hillis, master of Wasco Masonic Lodge No. 15, said members have engaged in the program since 2014.

October 7, 2017 11:21 a.m. read more..


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