What are the leadership qualities the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College should possess to best reflect the needs of our region? In the wake of the Sept. 29 resignation of Dr. Frank Toda, who served as CGCC’s president since 2001, the public is being invited to join college faculty, staff and students next week in helping answer that question through a series of community forums.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 8
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Masons help give kids an extra reason to read more books
For several years, it has been a tradition for members of the Masonic Lodge in The Dalles to purchase bicycles and then donate them to local schools as an incentive to encourage youngsters to do more reading. Hew Hillis, master of Wasco Masonic Lodge No. 15, said members have engaged in the program since 2014.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 5
There’s a significant new player in the area’s recycling network. Emerald Systems LLC is a sustainability consulting and materials management company based in Tygh Valley, and the startup business has big plans.
Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns and delays for rock blasting necessary to build the latest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in a series of as many as seven closures that began Wednesday near milepost 53.
Kerri Weed doesn’t claim to be an artist, but she pulled off chalk drawings on a sidewalk Wednesday that seemed joyful enough to portray her “Smile, it’s contagious” message.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 4
The Dalles High School produced 24 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars in the last academic year, up from 21 the year before.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 3
Decisions in faraway China may soon have a direct, and possibly damaging, impact on local recycling programs. According to Jim Winterbottom, district manager of The Dalles Disposal/Hood River Garbage, China is poised to ban the import of many materials that are currently recycled in that country. “Drastic changes that have been announced in the international recycling markets within the last three months are causing a potential crisis in terms of our recycling industry on the West Coast in particular,” Winterbottom explained.
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a fully engulfed car fire Monday afternoon in the alley between East 10th and 11th streets.
When Karl Vercouteren began researching the history of the “forgotten” opera house in The Dalles, he became so enthralled by the project that he published more than 200 pages of his findings. “It became much bigger than what I thought when I started out,” he said.
St. Peter Catholic Church will celebrate its fifth annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Parish Center, 1111 Cherry Heights Road in The Dalles.