Gorge Life



Doctor Faustus onstage

The Dalles Theatre Company presents Ch. Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” Nov. 10, 2 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 17, 7 p.m. All performances are onstage at the Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, located on the third floor of Building 1.

November 9, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
   

Caregivers rely on state training

More of those who care for elderly Oregonians are completing free training from the state that helps them perform better. The state reported that from August 2014 to August 2018, 69,647 classes have been taken and 19,218 caregivers have been trained.

November 6, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..


Authors, readers mix it up

A steady flow of visitors streamed through the doors of Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers in The Dalles Saturday for the Northwest Author Festival, an annual celebration of authors who live and write in the Pacific Northwest. The free event featured a dozen authors, each with a new book release on display.

November 6, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


Veterans Day brings military flyover

Two F-15 fighter jets will fly over the The Dalles on Monday, Nov. 12, as part of the local observance of Veterans Day. The planes from the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard are based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. They will zoom through the skies above The Dalles between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

November 6, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..
    

TD nixes Blue Zones request

The Dalles City Council declined to make a contribution to the local Blue Zones Project, saying its budget for the year was already established, but invited the community wellness program to apply next year. The dilemma for the Blue Zones Project, however, is that it is facing a January deadline to show it has a local commitment of $197,000 to keep the three-year program operational, said Dr. Mimi Mcdonell, who chairs the group’s sustainability committee.

November 2, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..


Halloween

A skeletal pirate and its parrot, equally bony, was on hand to greet the adventuresome at City Park for the Monsters in the Park after Dark event on Halloween day.

November 2, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


Health agency says cost may be high

SALEM — State health officials say they want a substantial tax to drive down smoking and binge drinking. About 20 percent of Oregonians smoke, exceeding the national average and increasing their risk for strokes, lung cancer and heart disease. It’s the state’s highest cause of preventable death. Nearly 2,000 people died from alcohol overuse in the state in 2016, making it Oregon’s third most common cause of preventable death. State officials think they can use tax policy to improve public health and reduce health care costs.

October 30, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..


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