The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will conduct prescribed burning in the eastern Gorge this fall and winter as part of an ongoing fire fuels management program that hopes to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and improve forest health. “We’re coming into a weather window – which means temperatures, humidity, and ground moisture are just right for successfully burning while still maintaining control of the fire,” said Roland Rose, a fire fuels planner with the national scenic area.October 2, 2018 2:54 p.m. read more..
Got Your Six, a local band that plays to support veteran causes, performed Saturday in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office during a special event to provide those who have served with resources about mental health services available to them.October 2, 2018 2:52 p.m. read more..
The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation threw a small party at its Second Street headquarters Monday to celebrate a contribution to its Breast Health for Strong Families Program. On the first day of October, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, foundation leaders gathered with representatives from the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association, which turned over a check for $3,500.October 2, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..
The Skinner family has called on Jamie McLeod-Skinner to quit using photos of their ranch in her campaign out of the belief that she is “misleading” voters by claiming ties to Eastern Oregon that she does not have. “It’s time to clear up this nonsense about Jamie being part of our ranch family,” stated Bob Skinner, former president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and current officer of the National Public Lands Council, in a press release distributed last week.October 2, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Court of Appeals sided with Wasco County in a Sept. 19 decision, ruling that a 2015 lawsuit brought by The Dalles resident Chip Wood was correctly ruled moot by a trial court. Wood sued the county commission after it voted in December 2014 to leave the North Central Public Health District.October 2, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..
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