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For the record from Feb. 4

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 4, 2016.

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Wasco County unhappy with short session

Wasco County Commission Chair Rod Runyon went to Salem Monday to testify during the first day of the Legislature short session and was not happy with what he saw.

City eyes rate hike

The Dalles City Council is set to approve monthly residential garbage rate increases of 9 to 22 cents per can at Monday’s meeting that will take effect March 1. Commercial cans will cost 10 to 25 cents per month more, depending on size.

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Mapping a new road plan

Community members wanting to help guide improvements of The Dalles’ transportation plan for roadways, as well as bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities, are invited to the first of two public workshops Wednesday.

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Pianist to perform

Love is in the air as Pianist Krill Giladkovsky dedicates part of his performance to a Valentine’s Day theme during his Mid-Columbia Concert Association concert Friday, Feb. 12 in The Dalles.

Claim your OR ‘kicker’

Tax return filing season is open and the Oregon Department of Revenue reminds Oregonians to claim their tax surplus credit, or "kicker," on their 2015 income tax returns.


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School ‘exclusion day’ for vaccines Feb. 17

Oregon law requires that all children attending public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities have up-to-date immunization documentation (or have an exemption) to remain in school.

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Tenant sought for former Windseeker Restaurant space

Mid-Columbia Producers, which purchased the Windseeker Restaurant building last year, is looking for a new tenant, said Manager Jeff Kaser.

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Montira’s Market offers variety

It's early afternoon, and Montira Spitzer is busy working at a stove top in the back corner of Montira's Asian Market, 302 W. Second Street, downtown The Dalles. She is preparing to restock a case of hot take-out lunches near the front entrance. CORRECTED: Montira's Asian Market is at 302 E. Second Street, not west.

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Inside the Harney County standoff

Last week I filled in for the lone circuit court judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also known for the armed occupation of that refuge.

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South county to hold parks, rec hearing

The order to initiate has been signed and the boundary has been drawn. Wasco County will now hold its first of two public hearings on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Wamic School Community Center to discuss forming a non-taxing parks and recreation district in South Wasco County.

Grassroots education Committee continues work

A smaller but dedicated group of people are continuing to work on ways to help the school district improve attendance, graduation rates and teacher morale.

For the Record

Fire, police, lottery reports for Feb. 3

What's Happening for Feb. 3

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