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Oregon Zoo marks 31st ‘ZooLights’

PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo’s annual Christmas display, styled “ZooLights,” is back this year with a walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights. “Attendance has been off the charts the past several years,” said Ivan Ratcliff, the zoo’s guest services manager.

November 27, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..

Quiet Reflection

The pond at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center reflects trees along the Riverfront Trail Thanksgiving Day.

November 27, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

County urged to take on building codes

After hearing encouragement Nov. 19 from its city counterparts to keep building codes services local, Wasco County will likely try to take on the service itself. The state has asked the county to let it know by the end of the year what it decides to do.

November 27, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Celebrating a ‘Hollywood Christmas’

Cool temperatures and intermittent rain were unable to dampen the holiday enthusiasm of those attending The Dalles’ Starlight Parade Friday evening, as parade goers enjoyed the light parade entries, hot chili and a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce following the parade.

November 27, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Highway 30 reopens

For the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire, six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway and several popular trails near Multnomah Falls have reopened. Reopened Gorge trails include the well-known Angels Rest, Wahkeena, and Larch Mountain Trail.

November 27, 2018 1:49 p.m. read more..

Holiday parking restrictions

The Dalles Police Department will be actively enforcing the downtown parking ordinance during the holiday season with an officer on patrol along designated areas of First through Fifth streets. People living or working in the downtown blocks are prohibited from parking in front of stores in areas marked on the map shown above between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., except as allowed for deliveries.

November 23, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

Camp Fire fund

Riverside Community Church in Hood River is working to put together a fund for the Schuepbach/Merz family and invites community members to send donations to the church, P.O. Box 656. Checks can be made out to Riverside Community Church, Schuepbach/Merz Fund.

November 23, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..

Jobs available at future youth center in Wasco

Interested in working in the city of Wasco? Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is actively recruiting for staff at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people, the final requirement in receiving construction approval for the facility, according to Carol Olmstead of the Wasco Event Center, which is working with CCS on the project.

November 23, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..


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