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For the record from Oct. 5

Police, fire, medical and lottery report from Oct. 5, 2016.

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Oregon’s top realtor right here in TD

Nan Wimmers has been helping her clients put real estate deals together for more than two decades, and apparently her stellar efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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Community ed classes start

Community education classes are starting up again this Thursday at Wahtonka Community School, with a range of classes from guitar to knitting to movie discussions.

TD vies for health help

The Dalles is one step closer to possibly winning a designation as a Blue Zone project, which brings in paid staff for a multi-year, broad-based effort to improve the community’s health.

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Concerts lose cash, retain city support

Both featured concerts in The Dalles Summer Celebration series lost money, but promoters, most members of The Dalles City Council and Mayor Steve Lawrence are satisfied with the outcome.

Energy assistance applications available October, December

The Mid-Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) is offering Energy Assistance to households with seniors or people with disabilities on Oct. 11 and to the general population on Dec. 1.

For the record from Oct. 4

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 4, 2016.

Western chow, entertainment for good cause

Whether it’s date night or an evening to socialize with family or friends, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is the place to be Friday evening. “It’s a fall shindig,” said Ashley Lauterbach, one of the organizers and assistant director of The Dalles Meals on Wheels.

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New face on Main Street

Jeremiah Paulsen is a relative newcomer to The Dalles – he has lived here for about two years — but his presence could end up having a pretty big impact on the downtown area. Paulsen is project coordinator for The Dalles Main Street, a nonprofit organization geared toward boosting the economic vitality of downtown, and one of Paulsen’s primary objectives is to come up with ways to increase foot traffic to the city’s business district.

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Clinic renamed after decorated soldier

It’s official, the local medical and mental health center for veterans has a new sign posted that designates the building as the Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic. On Saturday morning, two federal officials joined local government leaders, administrators from the Oregon Military Department and community members at the dedication ceremony. The event took place at the Oregon Veterans’ Home and was attended by several members of Kaufman’s family.

Candidates run for TD mayor

A roundup of stories on the candidates for Mayor of The Dalles.

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National convention inspires candidate

Inspired by attending the Democratic National Convention as a Bernie Sanders delegate, Solea Kabakov took Sanders’ advice to get involved in local politics and is running for mayor of The Dalles.

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Looking Back on October 2, 2016

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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A Boot is Born

Throughout the Danner Boots factory floor in Portland, computer monitors provide workers with updates every 15 seconds on where productivity levels are — and where they should be. While that struck a reporter as intense time pressure, it was seen by Chris Perrotti, the commercialization manager for Danner, in a wholly different light: “I love it. It’s really organized, just like the military.”


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