Police, fire, and medical reports from February 17, 2017
There’s only one thing that area farmers know for certain about the upcoming growing season — nothing is going to be predictable this year. “It would be nice to have a crystal ball so we would know for sure what was going to happen but we don’t have that luxury,” said Steve Sugg, a Dufur cherry grower.
Can three people really cover 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? They will in this fast-paced comedy opening this weekend.
Wasco County’s new website provides area residents with expanded access to online services and information, and is also intended to aid in economic development. “We’re really excited about launching it and I think people will find it a much better site,” said Lisa Gambee, county clerk, who worked with other department heads to come up with the new design and content.
The Baldwin Saloon joined other restaurants across the U.S. in being closed Thursday in support of the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest, drawing both ire and applause on social media. Juanita’s Market closed at 3 p.m. Thursday, leaving messages in Spanish and English on its doors saying it would close in support of a Day Without Immigrants.
Police, fire, and medical reports from February 16, 2017
The Windy River Gleaners has been struggling to keep enough food on the shelves to help community members in need. Bad weather has halted food deliveries, forcing the organization to curtail office hours and pare back volunteer-led fundraising activities.
Three robotics teams from The Dalles will be competing in the state championship held Feb. 25 and 26 at Benson High School.
For the first time in 73 days, the warming shelter at St. Vincent de Paul was closed Wednesday night, though weather forecasts indicate it will be reopening soon. The criteria for opening the shelter are if it’s 30 degrees or below, including windchill, or 35 degrees or below if there’s precipitation, said Ed Elliott, chair of the Warming Place committee. Though it was raining, it was supposed to reach a high of 37 last night.
Police, fire, and medical reports from February 15, 2017
The Dalles has a relatively large senior population. And as the number of senior citizens in The Dalles who need care increases, a new business has stepped up to help meet the need.
SALEM (AP) — Oregon's state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state's oldest public forest. Gov. Kate Brown, the board chair, clashed with its sole Republican member as she attempted to keep the preserve in public hands and at least delayed the sale.
Jeremiah R. Paulsen has been hired to serve as the new executive director of The Dalles Main Street Program.
Last week, District 21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong updated the Chronicle about calendar changes to make up for snow days. The next day, Thursday, Feb. 9, schools were closed due to bad weather.
Google grant helps bridge digital divide
Patrons of The Dalles Wasco County Library can now check out mobile wi-fi “hotspots,” cellular-based units that allow the user to connect to the internet for free.