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‘Googlers’ host community party

Google officially opened its third building Thursday in The Dalles — the Taylor Lake data center — following the completion of its first phase of construction. To mark the occasion, the internet search giant allowed the families of its employees, referred to as “Googlers,” local government leaders and some community members a rare glimpse of its new facility.

March 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

HR County may ditch juvenile jail

Facing a potential $2 million budget shortfall, Hood River County has informally asked the regional jail what the fiscal impact would be if the juvenile detention facility was closed. The possibility was discussed at a budget hearing of the four-county Northern Oregon Regional Correctional facility last Wednesday.

March 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Trash contaminates Gorge waste recycling hopes

Gorge waste managers Hood River Garbage/The Dalles Disposal and Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program are still coming to terms with how a Jan. 1 recycling policy change is affecting local programs.

March 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Motorhome Burns

Firefighters prepare to extinguish a motorhome buring on Sixth Street in the area of Bi-Mart Sunday, March 18, at 11:20 a.m. Smoke and fire were visable and the vehicle unoccupied when crews was dispatched. According to witnesses on scene, the fire began in the engine compartment. Sixth Street was closed to all traffic until the fire was out.

March 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Burn to learn

The key message to the fire crews was this: When it hits 1,000 degrees in there, it’s time to get out. “There” was the new four-story fire training tower at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue’s main station at Eighth and Webber.

March 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

First responders recognized for service

The VFW Post 2471 Auxiliary hosted its 29th annual Emergency Responder Appreciation Dinner Wednesday where top firefighters and law enforcement officers received certificates of commendation. “It is our honor to be honoring our emergency responders,” said Vandee Mauser, president of the Auxiliary, at the start of the program.

March 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Student walkout tribute to victims

Students at The Dalles High School participated in a 17-minute national walkout March 14 at 10 a.m. The date and length of the walkout were a tribute to the 17 victims who were fatally shot on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Bye Bye, Birdie

The Dalles High School performs “Bye Bye Birdie,”with performances 7:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 15, 16, 17 and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults and $5 seniors and children 12 and under.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Blue Zones walking groups begin

A smattering of blue umbrellas moved along the Riverfront Trail Tuesday as a group of hardy walkers, undeterred by a light rain, participated in the Blue Zones Project’s first walking group.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Students create ‘Ruination’

As school projects go, it’s perhaps on the unusual side, but “Ruination,” a new strategy game created by Wahtonka Community School students, has kept nine students busy for four months now. Freshman Brandon Pentz, 14, said he’s been so absorbed by the project that he’s even working on it after school, something he normally doesn’t do.

March 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..



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