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Fire destroys shop

Wamic Auto Parts & Repair, one of only two businesses in Wamic, was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, Nov. 14.

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

Stories and Poetry

Wednesday, Nov. 14, was a great day for poets in The Dalles, with stories and poetry at the library with Native American storyteller Ed Edmo and a visit from Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.

November 16, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..


Homebuying class Dec. 1

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation and Columbia Gorge Community College are sponsoring the “ABC’s of Homebuying” Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the The Dalles Campus of CGCC.

November 16, 2018 2:29 p.m. read more..
 

Natural Magic

The greatest gift you can give your family for Christmas is quality time, and local author Jane Gibson has made that easier with a new adventure-filled novel that everyone can enjoy. “I wanted ‘The Scarlet Tortoise Expedition’ to speak to every person, no matter what their age,” she said.

November 16, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


Fence repair help offered

Wasco County farmers and ranchers may be eligible for federal assistance to repair fencing destroyed by the summer’s wildfires, a local agency announced. The Wasco/Hood River County Farm Service Agency said farmers and ranchers have until Nov. 30 to contact the local FSA office and request assistance through the Emergency Conservation Program.

November 16, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..


TDHS seeks volunteers

The growing ASPIRE program at The Dalles High School, which helps prepare students for post-high school training and education, is looking for more volunteers. Right now 65 seniors are taking advantage of the college counseling program, which pairs students with an adult mentor who helps guide them through the process of finding post-high school training, be it in the military, the trades, or at two- or four-year colleges.

November 16, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..


Report finds TD ‘severely rent burdened’

Over a third of renters in The Dalles are “severely rent burdened,” or paying more than 50 percent of their household income on rent, according to data provided by the state and presented at a City of The Dalles public hearing Nov. 14.

November 16, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


Regional healthcare provider sees funding increase

One Community Health has been awarded $99,631 by one of its two major funders, the Health Resources and Services Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care. In addition, the Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization’s Regional Quality Pool provided $302,900 in funding for the year, an increase of $80,800 compared to the award given in 2017.

November 13, 2018 3:21 p.m. read more..
  

Kim Stafford speaks in The Dalles Wednesday night

Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, will give a public reading Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in the lecture hall at The Dalles campus of Columbia Gorge Community College, Building 2, 400 East Scenic Drive. The reading is part of a two-day college visit that also includes classroom discussions with students.

November 13, 2018 3:12 p.m. read more..

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