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Five finalists for NORCOR

A finalist group of five candidates for the administrator position at the regional jail will be considered at an Aug. 2 executive session of the jail board. The executive session will produce a list of three finalists who will be interviewed.

July 27, 2018 1:53 p.m. read more..

Retracing an ‘Ancestral Highway’

Thousands of Native Americans from across the Northwest and Canada took to waterways this week for the annual Canoe Journey that connects them to rich heritage that dates back millennia. “We are traveling our ancestral highway,” said Daisy Begay, a Wy‘am tribal member from Celilo Village, located about 16 miles east of The Dalles.

July 27, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Blasting planned at Lone Pine

Blasting will take place over the next two weeks as part of the Lone Pine development construction, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles. The blasting will help remove rock outcroppings taht the contractor is not able to excavate with heavy equipment of site preparation prior to construction.

July 25, 2018 7:04 a.m. read more..

Child exploitation operation nets five

Four men and one juvenile, ages 16 to 44, were arrested earlier this month and charged with seeking to commit sexual acts with minor children following a joint operation by the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office and Portland FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. The Columbia Gorge Major Crimes Team, including officers from The Dalles, and the Hood River County District Attorney’s Office assisted, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Hood River County Sheriff’s office.

July 25, 2018 6:18 a.m. read more..

GOBHI gathers funds for victims

The Dalles — Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) has established an online account to gather funds assisting those impacted by the Substation Fire in Sherman and Wasco counties.

July 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

‘Explore The Dalles’ by bus Saturdays

The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, the Army Corps of Engineers at The Dalles Dam and Gray Line of Oregon launched an “Explore The Dalles” shuttle service on Saturdays through Sept. 15. The service is a pilot program that will connect at Hood River in the morning with the New Columbia Gorge Express and return to Hood River in the afternoon to connect with bus service to Portland.

July 24, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Fire raises erosion issues

Wheat fields burnt in the Substation Fire — 79,121 acres in Wasco and Sherman County — are now at risk of both wind and water erosion, according to soil and water conservationists with the United States Department of Agriculture personnel in The Dalles. “Both wind and water can be a problem,” said Clinton Whitten, who works on soil issues with farmers in both counties.

July 24, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..

Zoo releases endangered butterflies

PORTLAND — Some of the Oregon Zoo’s tiniest residents have headed for the mountains of Oregon’s coastal range. On July 12, butterfly conservationists with the zoo joined colleagues from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to release 500 Oregon silverspot caterpillars on the slopes of Saddle Mountain in an effort to stabilize declining wild populations of the species.

July 24, 2018 2:40 p.m. read more..

Report knocks OR taxes

SALEM — A new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities is critical of Oregon’s property tax limits, which could be a target of reform in 2019. The report, released last Wednesday, examined Oregon and three other states — Michigan, Massachusetts and New York — with limits on property taxes. The limits have driven cities and counties to squeeze revenue out of fees and charges that disproportionately affect low-income people, the authors of the report from the Washington, D.C. think tank argue.

July 24, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

Support troops in field

The Dalles Outpost of Point Man International Ministries is gearing up to send the second set of care packages to a special forces team in the Middle East. The team is living rough in triple digit temperatures so hygiene items are needed, as well as powdered drink mixes and individually wrapped snacks and hard candy.

July 24, 2018 2:06 p.m. read more..


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