Local News


What's happening from March 31

Community events calendar from March 31, 2014.

Tease photo

Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Gorge Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has introduced their newest child advocates: Mike Uffelman and Janis Miller from White Salmon, Katie Wallace and Amber Strain, The Dalles, Trena Gray and Donna Birtwistle, Sherman County and Grace Parson and Maria Miller, Hood River.

I’ve learned a lot in my first week in The Dalles

One night last week I drove to Portland to see one of my favorite authors, who was reading from his latest work at Powell’s City Books. I had a great time and it’s nice that Portland is close enough to occasionally take trips like that. But on my way back to The Dalles I nearly ran out of gas.

Tease photo

Dufur FFA attends state convention

Rogers awarded state degree for meat goat farm

Taggers caught ‘blue-handed’

A city police sergeant working graveyard heard someone shaking a can of spray paint in the wee hours of Friday morning. Not long after, two teens were in custody, one of whom admitted to over 100 instances of graffiti. The Dalles Police Sgt. Dan Nelson was “sitting dark” in his patrol car downtown when he heard the rattle of a can of spray paint within a block of his location.

For the record, March 31

Police, fire, medical and Lottery reports from March 31, 2015

Tease photo

Elegance of the Empress

The Paddle Wheel Lounge offers live vocals and piano for entertainment. The Show Lounge is an activity center during the day, featuring everything from BINGO to magic acts, and is the scene for live musical entertainment every night. During the past year, the Empress has won accolades from critics for its dining experiences and hospitality. Lunder takes pride in those reviews because it means the hard work going on behind the scenes is gaining good reports from guests. “They get to enjoy such beautiful scenic views and we provide them with information about the history of the river and the communities they visit,” he said.

Boy dies in TD

A 12-year-old boy was found deceased in his home Friday morning in The Dalles, city police said. Devin Johnson was a student at The Dalles Middle School, said The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury. He lived in the 2100 block of East 12th Street.

Tease photo

Wine and steel

Local shop fabricates tanks for wine, beer

Tease photo

Oregon’s Cape Lookout is ideal for whale watching

TILLAMOOK — One of the fun parts in having children is discovering the ways they reflect you, not just in eye color or the shape of their nose, but in the ways they interact with the world. My daughter, Lucy, is a tiny ball of lunatic energy. At just a few months, she was rolling around our living room. At 5 months, she’s crawling all over the house, seeking out brave new corners of our dwelling like a miniature Starship Enterprise.

Tease photo

Tired of the lack of snow? Try Utah!

About 183 million years ago most of the Four Corners area was a vast desert covered with sand dunes that were up to 2,500 feet high. Through the ages, the loose sand became sedimentary sandstone carved by both wind and water. And the water carried minerals which gave the sandstone a wide variety of colors. This is the Colorado Plateau which has the greatest number of National Parks in the nation. The plateau basically starts at Bryce Canyon, Utah, and then stair steps down to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

For the record from March 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from March 26, 2015.

Accounting report faults treasurer

Krause disputes firm’s findings

Tease photo

MVA 9th and Mount Hood; Second on East 6th

An injury accident was reported at Mount Hood and 9th streets Saturday, March 28, 2015. A vehicle appeared to have been stuck in reverse.

For the record, March 27

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from March 27, 2015


Latest blog posts