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Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

Maryhill Museum is hosting the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit Saturday and Sunday Aug. 27-28.

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Working, and growing, in the woods

Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills

It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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House fire burns Fourth and Lincoln in The Dalles

A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.

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Children’s Addition

The Dalles/Wasco County Library celebrated the opening of its new 2,300 square foot children’s addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Approximately 200 people turned out for the event, prompting Oregon State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen to comment that she had never before “seen a crowd this big at a library opening.”

For the record from Aug. 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 26, 2016.

Zoning sparks new dispute

Opponents question lack of planning commission posts online

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Parks chief resigns

Phil Lewis, executive director of Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District, has resigned, effective Sept. 23, to accept a new role as community services director for Oregon City.

D21 scores up

Year-end test results across the school district were mostly encouraging, and, in particular, officials are excited to release updated data on the high school in October.

Wife sentenced for killing husband

The wife of a disabled man living at the Oregon Veterans’ Home pleaded guilty Wednesday to intentionally causing his death on their 40th wedding anniversary last fall.

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Audit: ODF stretched too thin

BEND (AP) — The time, effort and money spent fighting wildfires has strained workers and harmed other programs at the Oregon Department of Forestry, according to an Oregon state audit.

MINT arrests 5 in August

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force has executed 12 search warrants in publicized cases during 2016 that involved drug trafficking, a number that officials say is on par with last year.

For the record, from Aug. 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 24, 2016

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A new, wet world for yoga ─ paddleboarding

Amie DiGennaro has combined her love of standup paddleboarding with her love of yoga, renting boards and teaching classes in The Dalles. “It’s essentially yoga, but instead of a firm mat, you are on the board,” DiGennaro explained.

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Low-income complex opens

The wait for affordable housing is over for two dozen families in The Dalles area. In early August, construction was completed at the Heritage Heights Apartment complex, located at 1324 W. 10th Street, and well-built and efficient low-income housing options were available for rent.

New truck speeds food service

A new Oregon Food Bank truck will be dedicated at a ceremony Thursday that will also celebrate the expanded ability of local hunger relief agencies to distribute fresh produce, food boxes, meals, backpacks and supplemental products to needy families. “This truck was purchased specifically to serve the region,” said Sharon Thornberry, OFB’s rural community liaison.

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