A community of lifesavers

In what one called a community effort, three civilians and three police officers lifted a car off a man April 27, pulled him to safety and gave him CPR that turned his bluish-purplish face back to pink. Mike Heverly, 53, was airlifted to Portland and spent six days at Oregon Health & Science University.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Work, closures continue on I-84

A $5.1-million project at Farley Slide along Interstate 84 is designed to stabilize the landslide by constructing a retaining wall that is intended to blend into the surrounding landscape, a press release stated.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Lawmakers begin cap and trade talk

SALEM — A joint legislative committee charged with developing policy for a statewide “cap and trade” program launched its work Tuesday during the state Legislature’s quarterly meetings.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

OR expands tax breaks for some

SALEM — On May 21, Gov. Kate Brown got her wish to expand an existing business tax break that will cost the state $11.3 million in 2018. During the eight-hour special session, the House of Representatives voted 51-to-8 and the Senate voted 18-to-12 to pass the tax break for certain sole proprietorships via House Bill 4301.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Progress made on county plan

Wasco County made progress on updating its comprehensive land use plan last week as the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved amendments on the plan’s first two chapters at a May 17 hearing.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Enterprise Zone expansion considered

The Dalles City Council is seeking to loop outlying communities into an Enterprise Zone that will provide eligible businesses with startup tax breaks to promote economic development. Primarily, the zones exempt growing or new businesses from local property taxes on new investments for a specific period of time.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD Game developers win big in competition

4-H students from The Dalles beat out middle school teams from across the state this month to take top awards in Game Design and Theme and Story at the 11th annual Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) Main Event. The event hosted 59 middle and high school teams.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Piece by Piece

Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..



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