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New member

Eres Beauty Salon celebrated joining The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 23 with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the salon at 512 W. Ninth Street. Left to right are: Camille Terry of the chamber; Melissa Flores, a student at the Gorge Academy Beauty School who plans to work at Eres; Eres owner Erendida Cruz; Abigail Jara, stylist at Eres; and Teryl Whistler, a new stylist at the salon who focuses on gel nails and eyelash extensions.

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Fine dining near a bend in the river

While taking a walk along the Columbia River one day in July, Martin Schwarzbach literally stumbled onto his dream business. “I just happened to be on the riverfront trail this summer and saw a ‘for lease’ sign,” said Schwarzbach, who is now the owner of the newest eatery in The Dalles — Bent River Restaurant.

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Klickitat Canyon NRCA exanding

The Klickitat Canyon Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA) may double its size before the year is through.

Final vote counts released by county

The results of the Nov. 8 general election for the city of The Dalles have been finalized and made official.

Gorge Commission seeks $500K increase

The Columbia River Gorge Commission will ask the Legislatures of Oregon and Washington for a budget increase in order to hire two new staffers — and finish an overdue management plan.

HR deputy indicted

A grand jury in Hood River County has formally accused a former sheriff’s deputy of sexually abusing a minor while off duty.

OR agrees to foster care changes

Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed not to house foster children in hotels or its offices unless it is an emergency, according to a settlement of a lawsuit announced on Tuesday.

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Turning a page for foster kids

A book drive for youth in foster care is now underway and the Wasco County Citizen Review Board is hoping to collect reading material for 200 children, pre-teens and teens.

Body recovered from Columbia

The body of a missing fishermen with ties to Wasco County was recovered Monday,Nov. 14, off the shoreline of Roosevelt, near the location the boat he was in capsized more than two weeks ago.

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Chamber plans ‘old’ new look

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is making some history of its own. The headquarters of the local chamber office – at 404 W. Second Street – will soon have an appearance closer to what it originally looked like.

$30K match pledge for center

Early November brought announcements of two major donations to a planned Gorge Youth Center in The Dalles. Now a third donor has stepped forward with a pledge to match $30,000 in contributions.

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Looking back on November 26, 2016

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Christmas kickoff

“Are you real?” Connor Kelly, 5, asked Santa before climbing onto his lap Friday night in The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office.

For the Record from Nov. 25

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 25, 2016

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Grass Valley native joins clinic

There’s a new veterinarian available to the community. Jana von Borstel has joined the Mid-Columbia Veterinarian Clinic in Goldendale.

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