Chenowith Elementary employee placed on administrative leave

A staff member at Chenowith Elementary School was placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation of reports that one or more students had been “pulled or pushed” during a recess, according to a press release issued Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, by Brian Schimel, director of human resources for District 21. An ongoing police investigation is now underway, the release said. “North Wasco County School District has policies and procedures in place to protect students and staff. All staff are expected to maintain professional boundaries with students at all times,” the release added.

October 19, 2018 5:21 p.m. read more..

Salem man shot in Hood River

A Salem man, Demarea Brisco, 32, was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital after being shot early Friday morning, Oct. 19, in Hood River, according to a press release from the Hood River Police Department.

October 19, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..

Water district wins grant

The 41-home Tooley Water District, located between The Dalles and Rowena, received a $20,000 grant from Business Oregon, the district recently announced. The grant will help identify leaks in the water system, which is now losing about 30 percent of its water to leaks.

October 19, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..

Candidates share vision for city

Following is the third and final story on the contested races for The Dalles City Council. Incumbent Tim McGlothlin is being challenged by Chip Wood for the Position 1 seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Both candidates were presented with six questions and asked to respond in their own words, with a limit of 200 words per question.

October 19, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..

Cancer fight yields lessons

Charis Weis was grappling with her mother’s breast cancer in October 2017 when she felt a lump in her left breast while showering. “It was small, pea-sized, but I thought it was odd,” she said. “It hit me like a ton of bricks that we need to have more conversations like this,” said Weis, who worked with local artist Jim Semlor to design a T-shirt that encourages dialogue.

October 19, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..

Ballots mailed today

Ballots will be mailed out Wednesday, Oct. 17, and those going overseas, to the military or out of state have already been issued. Wasco County Elections Clerk Lisa Gambee said ballots should arrive in mailboxes within two to three days after they are sent out, depending on where people live in the county.

October 16, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..

Food program gets boost

Columbia State Bank challenged customers and employees to donate canned and boxed food items for the Community Backpack Program and, by the end of one month, had a big stash to deliver. The “Take a Bag & Fill It” challenge will be an ongoing effort, said Kara Simpson, vice president and branch manager.

October 16, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..

Subdivision approved in TD

The Dalles Community Development Department has approved a proposal to subdivide one 7.65 acre parcel adjacent to W. Scenic Drive, Radio Way and the city limits into 33 parcels ranging in size from 5,000 to 46,127 square feet. The property, owned by First Christian Church, is zoned low density residential. Application was made by Legacy Development Group.

October 16, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

WorkSource hosts job fair

WorkSource Columbia Gorge has partnered with local employers from across the Gorge to host a job fair in Washington Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Elks’ Lodge, 124 NE Church Avenue, White Salmon. Participating employers need electronics assemblers, composite engineers, maintenance technicians, database administrators, cabinet makers, and more.

October 16, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..



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