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Candidate wants to bring innovative thinking to Salem

Darcy Long-Curtiss of The Dalles has wanted to serve in a state office for some time, so she decided to become a candidate when Rep. John Huffman stepped down last fall from his District 59 seat. “It was a little sooner than I expected, but I have been getting the experience I need, and I’m ready,” she said.

May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Study: No health risk in odor

A health consultation by a federal agency concluded pollutants from AmeriTies did not pose chronic public health risks to people in the area, but strong odors could still trigger physical symptoms. The Oregon Health Authority on May 1 released the report, which was authored by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Pikeminnow fishery opens

The northern pikeminnow bounty fishery opened Monday, May 1, with 324 caught opening day in The Dalles, according to Eric Meyer, who was taking and counting the catch May 2, with over 300 counted by mid-afternoon.

May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Fire district wants new funding formula

The fire district is reaching out to other taxing districts for support in changing what it calls an unfair distribution of funds from payments made by Google in lieu of taxes. A resolution from Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, signed in mid-March, was read to the District 21 school board last Thursday. The school board agreed to discuss it further at its next meeting.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD man charged with $125K theft from parks job

A Hood River County Parks employee who had spent nearly 25 years on the job was arraigned Monday on 13 counts of theft, with the allegation that he stole $125,000 over the past eight years, assistant District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told Circuit Court Judge Karen Ostrye.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Six honored for ‘Eagle Watch’ support

Six volunteers were honored for long-time support of The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch with Volunteer Excellence Coins from the Corps Foundation. “What volunteers began as a one-time event for our agencies has snowballed into an annual expectation by the community. It continues to grow, thanks to our excellent volunteers,” said Amber Tilton, a park ranger with The Dalles Lock and Dam.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Master Gardener plant fair May 12

Start your garden off right! Get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park, located at Fifth and Union streets.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Rally marks NORCOR protest anniversary

May 1 marks a full year of daily protests by a local group opposed to the housing of ICE detainees at the regional jail. Organizers estimated over 300 people attended a Saturday rally commemorating the anniversary.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

A Gift of Music

The Dalles Middle School music department, which includes band, choir and musical theater, received a $1,000 grant from Northwest Honda Dealers and a matching donation from Griffith Honda, totaling $2,000 for the department. The two checks were formally presented to principal Sandy Harris, music director Leslie Sullivan, and all 300 students involved in the TDMS music department after a brief performance by the seventh and eighth grade marching band and the color guard on the school field April 25.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Cherry Festival Run attracts nearly 100 harriers

Nearly 100 harriers turned out for the Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k, Run/Walk held at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles last Saturday with the 3k event producing the closest finish, as the top four runners were separated by less than three minutes.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Google investment in TD $1.8B

Google has invested $1.8 billion in its three buildings in The Dalles and, since 2008, has given more than $2 million to Wasco County schools and local non-profits and over $450,000 for the wi-fi network in The Dalles. That information came from a report Google recently released on its economic impact and community benefits in the six towns where it has facilities.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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