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Last hours of armed standoff play out online

The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender.

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Wolf bill on the move

Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, is pleased to see a bill upholding a state agency’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list making headway in the current legislative session.

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CGCC okays roof replacement, core themes

The roof over the lecture hall in the main building of the Columbia Gorge Community College campus will be replaced and insulated.

For the Record, Feb. 11, 2016

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Arts and Entertainment, Feb. 11

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College offers training

Columbia Gorge Community College is offering a flagger certification course Tuesday, March 1.

Art entries sought

The Dalles Art Center is seeking artwork for the “Gardens and Garden Art” juried exhibit in March.

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Youth Awareness

Orange ribbons have been placed throughout downtown The Dalles in an effort by HAVEN to promote awareness of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

TD, Wasco County split Google payment

The City of The Dalles and Wasco County received its annual $250,000 payment from Google for the first enterprise zone agreement.

MCMC draws up plans for new tower

Saying it would add efficiency and improve services, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is hoping to build a 70,000-square-foot patient tower at its hospital campus in The Dalles.

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Sonrise takes a page out of history

Six students from Sonrise Academy in The Dalles spent the day in Salem Monday serving legislators as honorary pages.

For the Record, Feb. 10, 2016

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What's Happening for Feb. 10

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Thalhofer named to advisory board

Teri Thalhofer, director for North Central Public Health District, has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) effective Jan. 1.

Street work planned

A section of Thompson Street, from East 15th to 16th streets, will be closed by The Dalles Public Works crew for installation of a new water service line on Feb. 10 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some parking on Thompson St. will be restricted. East 14th Street will be open for those travelling east or west and East 16th will be open for local access. Motorists are encouraged to use Quinton or Morton streets as alternate routes travelling north and south. A series of one-lane closures will take place Feb. 19 between the hours of 4 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Second between the roundabout and Cherry Heights Road. Public works is performing video camera inspections of the sanitary and storm sewer mains to confirm that no damage was caused by heavy transformers that were moved through town. Side streets may be closed for short durations, and turning may be limited in the work area, which will move from east to west.