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Prescribed burns underway in Gorge

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..

Helping Veterans

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..

Pink is more than a color

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..

Skinner family criticizes campaign claims

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..

New mural ‘slightly exaggerated’

A leaping salmon large enough to dwarf a boat full of river rafters is the central, and “only slightly exaggerated,” figure on a fanciful new mural in downtown The Dalles.

October 2, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Anti-ICE rally heads to TD

A seven-day walk to demand an end to the housing of immigration detainees in Oregon began Sunday in Sheridan and ends at the regional jail in The Dalles Saturday. Both towns have correctional facilities that hold detainees.

October 2, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

Wasco County wins appeal vs. Wood

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..

John Day Dam celebrates 50th anniversary

On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, a 50th anniversary ceremony was held at the John Day Dam powerhouse. As part of the ceremony, Kevin Moynahan, operations project manager at the dam, recapped the history of the facility.

September 28, 2018 3:07 p.m. read more..


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