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Boundary lines drawn

The Gorge Commission will finally check something off its to-do list that has been languishing there for nearly 30 years: Defining the boundaries of the 13 urban areas in the scenic area.

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Fix won’t help TD

The gorge commission is finally firming up the boundaries of urban areas in the national scenic area, but the news really doesn’t help The Dalles, the town most anxious to expand its boundaries. “It essentially means nothing,” said Dick Gassman, planning director for The Dalles.

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A new look at urban renewal

Councilor pleased about city move to revamp agency

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Tackling Trauma

Compassion in the classroom is focus of ‘Trauma-informed schooling’

Gardening classes offered in Sherman County

If sunny April days give you the urge to go outside, dig in the dirt and plant something, the ”Spring Into Vegetable Gardening” classes offered by OSU Sherman County Extension might be for you.

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It’s time to start your garden right

Start your garden off right this spring and get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair. The fair is Saturday, May 7, 9 .m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park at Fifth and Union streets.

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Burned home demo sought

For more than a year now, a burned-out home has stood at 10th and Mt. Hood streets, where a homeowner died in a fire he set upon learning he was being evicted.

Scam alert

Police are cautioning people to be aware of scammers who are targeting citizens in The Dalles and Wasco County and are falsely claiming to be with law enforcement.

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Assessor talks taxes

When Jill Amery, Wasco County assessor and tax collector, finished her presentation at The Dalles Rotary Club meeting Wednesday and asked for questions, local Realtor Dennis Morgan was the first to chime in.

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Spring Beauty

Spring has arrived in the Columbia River Gorge, and local photographer Tish Sprenger captured one of the first blooms of the season in this photograph. The Dalles Chronicle welcomes reader submissions. Email your local photograph to tdcphotos@thedalleschronicle.com, include as much information about your subject as possible and the photographers name. Photo courtesy Tish Sprenger

For the Record, April 7, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

Captain takes watch at readiness center

The Oregon Army National Guard has recently undergone command changes, with a new officer in charge of 131 soldiers at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Capt. Chris Perrotti arrives at his new post with two deployments to Iraq as a Marine before he left the active-duty military to join the Guard in 2007.

Junkyard salvaged for new park

A group of Tygh Valley residents want to turn one man’s junk into a place the town can treasure. A group of local ranchers, who have chosen to be unnamed, purchased 1.25 acres on Main Street across from the Tygh Valley General Store to clean up and then donate to the South Wasco Alliance to be turned into a park.

Firefighter grant ends

Three grant-funded firefighter positions at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue terminate on June 30, and the agency filed a new grant in hopes of restoring the positions. A fourth grant-funded position — a four-year term for volunteer recruitment/retention — runs out in January. A grant to continue that position is also being filed.

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Strong cruise season expected

Passengers from the American Empress sternwheeler are greeted as they arrive in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon. It was the first docking of the tourist season and three cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in The Dalles each week until late November. A representative from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Fort Dalles Floozies greet each vessel and passengers and crew are given information about things to do in the area and places to see.

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