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Vets invited to voice concerns

Veterans utilizing services through the Portland health care network are invited to meet top leaders and voice concerns at a listening session Thursday, June 14, in The Dalles. Dan Brophy, a local Marine veteran of Vietnam, has been distributing flyers and trying to get the word out to other veterans that this is a golden opportunity for them to let VA (Veterans Administration) officials know what is working for them and what is not.

June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Antique Auto Tour set July 14

The ninth annual Antique Auto Tour will be held July 14, with antique vehicles traveling from Hood River to Rowena Crest on the Historic Columbia River Highway state trail. The pedestrian and bicycle trail is generally closed to vehicles.

June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Tours offered of Cloud Cap Inn

In cooperation and partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will once again be hosting free interpretive tours of historic Cloud Cap Inn.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Ready to Graduate — Again

New Marine Brayden Anderson is greeted with enthusiasm by his mother, Jennifer, and sister, Courtney, after three months of basic training that limited family communication. Anderson graduated from boot camp last Friday at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, Calif., with his family present.

June 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Surprise citation shows appreciation

Nancy Cantrell of The Dalles was surprised to recently get a certificate of appreciation from President Donald Trump’s administration for the military service of her late husband, Thurman Doyle Cantrell Jr.

June 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


History programs continue

The Wasco County Historical Society will host five additional historical programs this summer. All programs are free, although donations are welcome, and refreshments are available.

June 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Memorial Music

The veteran band "Got Your Six" performs a free concert in Sorosis Park on Memorial Day. The group formed to promote public support for veteran causes. It is named for the military term “Got your back.”

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


History forum June 2

The annual meeting of Original Wasco County Courthouse Preservation, Inc. is Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the original courthouse, the 1859 building at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

VSO changes hours

The Wasco County Veterans Service Office has changed its hours to accommodate more walk-in clients while allowing personnel to spend uninterrupted time filling out the paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. The new hours at the 201 Federal Street office are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the office is open only for special appointments on Friday, which is the day two service officers will spend putting together files for submission to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Marine moms take aim at D21 policy

Two Marines will not be allowed by school policy to wear dress blues to their June 9 high school graduation, but administrators have made some concessions to recognize their military service. The mothers of Zain Hartsook, 18, and Brayden Anderson, 17, believe their sons should be granted an exemption to the requirement that they wear traditional cap and gown to The Dalles High School commencement exercise.

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Left brained’ for the arts

After 10 years serving as director of The Dalles Art Center, doing everything from scheduling shows to scrubbing toilets, Carmen Toll has decided to retire at the end of next month.

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Youth center event May 12

This Saturday, May 12, at a land dedication event at the site of the proposed Gorge Youth Center, new architect’s renderings will be unveiled, including what’s billed as a “cool new feature.”

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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