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Open house for outreach

Community members are invited to learn more about a volunteer program to help the homeless during the winter months on Saturday. The Dalles HOPE Warming Place is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the shelter site owned by St. Vincent DePaul, 315 W. Third Street.

October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..


Charges filed in Cruise crash

A Portland man was indicted on seven charges, including assault and reckless endangerment, stemming from a crash at the Neon Cruise in August in downtown The Dalles. The most serious charge against Ronald Leroy Madorin, 53, was third-degree assault, a Class C felony.

October 9, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..


Council at large candidates voice their views for the city

Candidates John Fredrick, Rod Runyon and Brian Stevens, who are seeking the city council post being vacated by Taner Elliot, provided the written answers to a series of questions posed by the Chronicle. The three candidates for the at-large position spoke about what they see as key issues facing the city and how they feel Google funds should be distributed.

October 9, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


Anti-ICE march ends in The Dalles

A seven-day march/caravan seeking to end housing of immigration detainees in Oregon concluded Saturday with about 175 people marching through downtown The Dalles to the regional jail. A local group, Gorge ICE Resistance, has picketed the jail daily for over 520 consecutive days in an effort to get the jail to drop its contract to house immigration detainees.

October 9, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..


Auditions open for vet talent

Chris Mumford was watching the television show “America’s Got Talent” one night and got a great idea. “We should have a national television show for veterans to show the world what they can do,” he said. The way to get that movement started, he decided, was to stage a local event and then encourage other communities to do the same.

October 8, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


Local economy riding high on renovations

The Dalles economy is poised to get yet another shot in the arm with the recent sale of an iconic local hotel. The Shilo Inn, situated along one of the more spectacular views of the Columbia River and Dalles Dam, sold for $9.2 million. And major renovations are planned for the 112-room hotel built in 1974 near the Gulick Homestead and Indian Shaker Church.

October 5, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..


Helping Hands hosts ‘Key to Escape’ event

Local nonprofit Helping Hands Against Violence is planning a “dinner adventure fundraiser” featuring a locally sourced organic dinner and an escape room-like experience designed by local escape room experts Escape the Hood. The event is set for October 20th, 6 p.m., at Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Street, Hood River.

October 5, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..
 

Fire burns home, threatens Biggs motel

The grass fire that ignited in Biggs Junction Tuesday destroyed a home Thursday, according to the North Sherman Rural Fire Protection District as reported by KATU2. The fire had burned at least 7,500 acres by Thursday evening.

October 5, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..
  

Jail to try new format

The jail board reached consensus Oct. 1 to try running the jail without an administrator for the rest of the fiscal year, on a trial basis. The board also accepted the Oct. 31 resignation of Administrator Bryan Brandenburg.

October 5, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..


Notice of decision

An application to establish and operate a vacation rental, bed and breakfast hospitality business in an existing residence at 914 Court Street, The Dalles, has been approved by City of The Dalles Community Development. The application was made by property owner Christi Chambers.

October 5, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


Chamber seeks nominees

Do you know an active, passionate community member who would be willing to be a voice for our business community? Do you think they would serve well as a board director for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber is inviting members to take an active part in the nomination process for Board of Directors elections.

October 5, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


High Tech highlight of economic symposium in TD

A Gorge Economic Symposium is planned Friday, Nov 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles. The annual event, organized by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), was created to share economic and employment trends at the regional and county level.

October 5, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..

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