The Blue Zones Project, a three-year community wellness endeavor now in its second year in The Dalles, is about $82,000 short of local funding for this year, but an appeal will be made to the city next month. Dr. Miriam McDonell will ask The Dalles City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting to review information presented by Blue Zones, and then will come back to its Oct. 8 meeting to request funding.September 21, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..
Rehabilitation Center, 1023 W. 25th St., The Dalles, is one of 17 Oregon nursing homes recognized by HealthInsight in their Quality Award Program. HealthInsight serves as the Medicare program’s Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contractor.September 21, 2018 2:26 p.m. read more..
The Northern Wasco County PUD has launched an online survey to learn how aware customers are of energy efficiency programs and how willing they might be to participate in them. Results could help tailor marketing efforts and the PUD’s strategic direction as it considers new programs to both stay competitive and help customers keep their power bills down.September 21, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is opening up applications for an NRA Firearms Safety Course. The class provides education on how to safely store, handle, and operate firearms, and qualifies successful attendees to apply for a Concealed Handgun License.September 21, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..
The jail board reached consensus on the concept of not replacing its outgoing administrator, and instead switching to a jail commander format used in all other jails in the state. The board will meet again Oct. 1 to get more details from the sheriffs and juvenile administrators who would play a larger role in overseeing the four-county jail.September 21, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..
It’s hard not to do a double-take when you walk past Lisa Chambers — it isn’t everyone who wears a T-shirt with “Got Worms?” emblazoned across the front. She comes by the reference honestly. Chambers raises worms in the backyard of her East 11th Street home.September 21, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..
The Wasco County Veterans Service Office is hosting a "Suicide Alternatives Event" on Saturday the 29th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Service Office parking lot, 201 Federal St., The Dalles. The event focuses on veterans, their families and friends, but is open to anyone concerned about suicide prevention.September 20, 2018 9:55 a.m. read more..
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