Project ELFF

Volunteers were sorting donated food items destined for Christmas boxes during the ELFF Food Drive (Everybody Loves a Fire Fighter) Wednesday night. The three-day drive covered The Dalles Tuesday and Wednesday nights and Dallesport Thursday night.

December 7, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..

Tax hikes a ‘challenge’

SALEM — Thousands of Oregonians could see more money taken out of their paychecks and companies would be writing bigger checks to fund Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget and revamp the state’s education system. Brown needs to find $2.6 billion more than is already being paid in state taxes to cover her proposals for the state’s next two-year budget. It’s likely much of that sum would come from corporate or personal income tax increases.

December 7, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..

Tribal housing moves forward

Much of a century has passed since the federal government promised to replace tribal housing lost when dams inundated fishing villages along the Columbia River. Now, two separate housing projects seeking to fulfill that promise are both making headway.

December 7, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..

Her very own Christmas miracle

Theresa Alley was having a very bad day. She was sitting at Taco Bell, wondering if she would have enough gas to get home, when she noticed what appeared to be a CD sleeve sitting on the windowsill.

December 7, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..

After-school program starts

Wahtonka Charter School student Jacob Bartholomew quickly settled on what he would teach kids at the school’s new afterschool program: how to prepare for a zombie invasion. His idea was solid: in a quick poll of kids at the program earlier this week, most of them listed the “zombie class” as their favorite.

December 7, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Feeding Station

A Red-breasted Sapsucker feeds on an ornamental pine. The holes it makes to access the tree’s sap quickly heal, and are also a food source for hummingbirds, especially the Rufus hummingbird.

December 4, 2018 2:57 p.m. read more..

Mosier deep well grant nixed by commission

A grant request to build a second deep well in Mosier, moving a heavy agricultural user out of a depleting aquifer currently being used by the town, was declined at this time. The Oregon Water Resources Commission told the grant seekers to come back with more information for reconsideration in the next funding cycle.

December 4, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

Gitchell rescue work ongoing

Citizens addressing The Dalles City Council Nov. 26 asked for plenty of time to attempt the rescue of the historic Gitchell/Waldron building, located on city property immediately east of the Lewis and Clark Festival Park at First and Union Streets, from the wrecking ball.

December 4, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..

Hidden treasure found

A local resident found a large sum of money stashed in a piece of used furniture purchased over the weekend. Now undergoing the arduous process of finding the rightful owner, the resident, who asked not to be named, called The Dalles Police Department and received a Found Property Pamphlet.

December 4, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..

Park district lays out plans

What should parks in The Dalles look like in 20 years? The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District (NWCPRD) gave an overview of the possibilities as they presented an early draft of their new master plan to The Dalles City Council Nov. 6.

December 4, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..


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