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Gorge health focus scores prize

A national foundation has honored Columbia Gorge health providers and community organizations with a $25,000 award for their inclusive and collaborative approach to health care.

Dufur holds firm on Pastime license

City will still recommend denial

Cliff Wirtz, owner of the Dufur Pastime, asked the Dufur City Council Tuesday to reconsider its decision to recommend that his annual state liquor license not be renewed.

For the record from Sept. 15

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 15, 2016.

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River Traffic

A fishing boat set up to work with gillnets motors down the Columbia River in The Dalles as a tanker train, typically used to transport oil by rail, waits on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe side line near Dallesport for the eastbound Amtrak passenger train to pass.

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TDHS has 21 AP scholars

In a first, a valedictorian of the class of 2016 at The Dalles High School, Katie Burns, has earned the prestigious “National Scholar” designation, the highest level of AP Scholar.

City changes urban renewal

It’s a case of “back to the future” for the The Dalles’ Urban Renewal Agency Board. On Monday evening, The Dalles City Council voted 4-0 to approve an ordinance that revises the structure of the agency, creating one board where there were two previously.

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Tech Talks to begin in Oct.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Google are launching a first of its kind educational series for the community called “Tech Talk” on Oct. 5. The idea was sparked at this year’s Googlefest at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, which introduced members of the business, nonprofit and educational community to Google tools and techniques that might benefit their work.

Firewise workshop Oct. 1 in Goldendale

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Central Klickitat Conservation District will offer a Firewise workshop for landowners on how to reduce the threat of a destructive wildfire Saturday, Oct. 1.

For the record from Sept. 14

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 14, 2016

TD approves new pot sales ordinance

After two months on hold and one more lengthy reading of the entire ordinance, The Dalles City Council approved a marijuana ordinance Monday. The reading of the full ordinance – which actually was a tape recording of the first reading at the July 25 council meeting -- took about 40 minutes. The reading was done at the request of City Councilor Dan Spatz.

POW/MIA recognized Friday

Ceremonies will take place throughout the nation Friday, Sept. 16, for National POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Recognition Day, including a remembrance ceremony at Sorosis Park, 350 E. Scenic Drive, in The Dalles.

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.

For the record from Sept. 13

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 13, 2016

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Morris fills vacant seat

Bill Morris has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Dallesport Community Council.

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Authors Gather

Author Yvonne Wakefield, a resident of The Dalles, signed books and chatted with community members during Klindt’s Booksellers’ Northwest Author Festival on Saturday. Wakefield, author of Babe in the Woods, a memoir of Wakefield’s move into the wilderness, was among a group of 11 authors who signed books during the three-hour event.


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