Lyle district achievements

Dallesport Elementary was awarded the Washington School of Distinction for being in the top five percent of schools in the state in terms of academic growth, the district superintendent said Tuesday.

January 26, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

Homelessness topic of city meeting

The Dalles City Council will hold a town hall Monday, Feb. 5, to take public comment on creation of exclusion zones to address problems caused by some of the homeless population. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

January 26, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

Class to focus on ‘capable kids’

Parents of adolescents and teenagers will soon have another community resource in the “Raising Highly Capable Kids” program: a 13-week parenting course that will be offered for free starting in mid-February or early March.

January 26, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Nominate a teacher

Agent Revell Coy Insurance invites students, parents and community members to nominate local teachers for their Teacher of the Month program honoring local teachers active in the community.

January 26, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Man ejected from Lyle school meeting

Joshua Farris, who was ejected from a city council meeting in The Dalles in November, was removed from a Lyle school board meeting Tuesday after alleging misconduct by the superintendent.

January 26, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Millions check out what The Dalles has to offer

Between web traffic and publications about tourism opportunities in and around The Dalles, about 24 million people were reached during the latter half of 2017, according to Lisa Farquharson, chamber director. She briefed city officials on Monday about the marketing and promotional activities being undertaken by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

January 25, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

St. Mary’s Magic

St. Mary’s Academy third grader Lily Gonzalez holds a miniature replica of the billboard bearing her artwork that is advertising the St. Mary’s Academy family carnival tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd.

January 25, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Private college professor now seated on local school board

The newest D21 board member brings a wealth of professional knowledge about education and boards, but her main motivation in seeking the position is that she’s a mom with kids in local schools. Bethani Studebaker, Ph.D., was named by the North Wasco County School District 21 board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation in October of longtime board member Carol Roderick.

January 25, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Tolls rise Feb. 1

Crossing the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will become more expensive at the start of February.

January 25, 2018 1:19 p.m. read more..

Local robotics do well in state competition

Students from The Dalles and Dufur placed as high as second, third and fourth at robotics tournaments and bested 45 other teams last weekend at the Lego Robotics State Championship and Sandy VEX tournaments.

January 24, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

New push to address gonorrhea

A state grant aimed at helping modernize public health services will install video conferencing capabilities in 14 eastern Oregon counties, and hire three staffers to address significantly increasing gonorrhea rates.

January 24, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

Contractors edgy about code change

Many local contractors are anxious about the state’s takeover of the building codes division since much of the state’s plans for the local office, from an office phone number to new staff and inspection procedures are still uncertain.

January 24, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

Wasco County, state approve M101

PORTLAND — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the program’s rolls under the Affordable Care Act.

January 24, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..


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