TDHS wins welding event

For the second year running, a student from The Dalles High School has won a regional welding competition. Senior Luke Petroff took first and junior Jaeden Biehn repeated her third place finish from the year before at the second annual Central Oregon Welding Contest held at Central Oregon Community College in Bend on March 23.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Spring Migrant

A hummingbird flutters its wings while perched on a dead branch of an Azure dogwood in rural Wasco County.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Dry Cleaner Connection opens

Rack one up for the return of dry cleaning service to The Dalles and Hood River. MariBeth and Joe Guenther opened Dry Cleaner Connections this month at 1301 12th St. in Hood River, which is located next to The Mesquitery/The Shed. In June, the Guenthers will open a Dry Cleaner Connection location in The Dalles at 208 E. Fourth Street.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD wastewater discharge exceeds E. coli limits

The City of The Dalles Wastewater Treatment Plant has discharged effluent into the Columbia River that exceeds the plant’s limit for E. coli due to incomplete disinfection, according to a May 30 press release from the City of The Dalles.

May 30, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..

Cherry volume down, prices good

The volume of cherries is down this year due to cold spring weather that kept bees from coming out of their hives and pollinating flowers, but orchardists still expect a good return in the marketplace. “Our crop is lighter than last year, but we expect to do alright financially unless we get a rain storm, or there is a problem with trade,” said Ken Polehn, a cherry grower who is president of the Wasco County Farm Bureau.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Students sing for hospitalized kids

Gillian Wolf, who lives in The Dalles and is a junior at Hood River Valley High School, recently donned a Disney princess costume, and, with two fellow students also in costume, sang for kids at hospitals in Portland. The effort was part of Wolf’s extended application project, a requirement for each junior at Hood River Valley.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Senior Walk

Maria Keilman, a salutatorian of the Class of 2018 at The Dalles High School, participated in the Senior Walk at her grade school, St. Mary’s Academy, on Wednesday morning. The group of seniors at St. Mary’s then visited classrooms. In the kindergarten, a boy announced he could tie his shoes, and a teacher’s aide reminded the seniors that that was something they would’ve once said.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

New TDHS program shows early success

A new program at The Dalles High School aimed at helping struggling ninth graders has shown early promise, with improved grades and attendance among a small starting group of students.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Work begins on mental health complex

After eight years of planning and setbacks, The Mid-Columbia Center for Living is getting started on its community mental health facility at 1040 Webber Street in The Dalles.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

STEM hub wins $50K

The local Columbia Gorge STEM Hub won a $50,000 grant after being named a top-eight finalist in a nationwide competition aimed at improving technology access for students. It was the only candidate from Oregon to be named a finalist.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sailing on a Sunday

Four sailboats are sparring with the strong winds whipping through the Hood River Marina. Waves crash over their hulls from bow to stern as they attempt to navigate a course marked by three buoys topped with fluorescent orange flags. Yet the sailboat captains, who, in a normal race, would be standing at the helm guiding their ships, are nowhere to be seen. They are standing, safe and dry, on a sidewalk above the marina.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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