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Portland agency to serve Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties

A Portland based in-home care company has added a branch in Hood River, and will be serving The Dalles, Hood River and surrounding areas. Helping Hands Home Care NW president Toby Forsberg said in a press release, “In a growth industry with the demand we have seen throughout our service territory, it made sense to add a branch in the communities of Hood River and The Dalles.

Celebrating the ‘pioneers of our community’

A wagon outlined in lights, antique farm implements as table centerpieces and cowboy buffet style catering set the scene for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Distinguished Citizens awards banquet honoring the "True Pioneers of our Time.”

Letter to the editor: Don’t let fear rule

To the editor: After reading the letters to the editor regarding the tie plant, it becomes quite obvious that “fear” rules the thinking (It’s the What Ifs). It’s not “rocket science” to correct the problem!

Oregon’s unemployment rate drops to 6-year low

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.0 percent in November to 6.7 percent in December, the lowest level since August 2008, right before the worst days of the financial crisis which led to the Great Recession.

City ponders oil train issue

Officials also eye residential infill standards

Local food co-op studied

First meeting set for Jan. 29

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Eagle watch Saturday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers host an eagle watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, sending a large plume of ash and gases into the air.

Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, sending a large plume of ash and gases into the air: AP video

For the record, from Dec. 22

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 20 2015.

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Winter grazing

A cow grazes wheat stubble on a ridge above Old Dufur Road South, just off Highway 97 below Tygh Ridge.

Page change

The weekly Business page in The Chronicle has moved from Wednesday to Thursday. News editor Mark B. Gibson can be reached for stories at 541-506-4622 or via email at mgibson@thedalleschronicle.com.

Health district split proceeding

Kathy Schwartz, a former director of the then-Wasco-Sherman Health Department, has volunteered to help Wasco County as it prepares to leave the regional public health district. Schwartz, an RN with a master’s degree in public health administration, joined the department in 1991 and was its director from 1999 to 2007. She still works in health care locally.

Wendy’s explains closings

TD restaurant is one of eight to shut doors

Pot sales issues debated

The legalization of recreational marijuana by Oregon voters has state officials scrambling to figure out where pot should be sold and how to go about regulating, and taxing, transactions.

For the record from Jan. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 20, 2015.

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