Congressional Candidate

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for Congress to represent Wasco County and Eastern Oregon, speaks at an auction party at Sunshine Mill in The Dalles Saturday night. McLeod-Skinner is running against Greg Walden, the current representative, in November’s election.

August 28, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..

Brown unveils school plans

Gov. Kate Brown released her seven-step education policy agenda on Monday, components of which will be included in her proposed 2019-21 state budget, her spokeswoman said. “The governor strongly believes that in order to effect change for Oregon’s students, a multi-pronged approach is vital,” said Kate Kondayen, a press secretary in Brown’s office.

August 28, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..

Remembering those lost to addiction

The third annual local observation of National Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31, includes a walk to remember people lost to addiction and distribution of flyers with information about treatment options. “We will be using this time to make our community more aware of addiction and how to overcome the impossible,” said Shannon Gilman, a recovering heroin addict who organizes the event.

August 28, 2018 1:10 p.m. read more..

Fill the Boot

Bryan Sanchez, a firefighter and paramedic with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, collects donations for Muscular Dystrophy during the Fill the Boot campaign in The Dalles. This year’s campaign raised $9,857.

August 28, 2018 1:08 p.m. read more..

Dufur coach admits abuse

Dufur track coach Ty Lee Wyman, 27, pleaded guilty last week to sex abuse charges involving two female students and was sentenced to 40 months in prison. “It was a difficult case for the victims, for the school staff and for the defendant’s family,” said Wasco County Chief Deputy Leslie Wolf.

August 28, 2018 1:06 p.m. read more..

Health budget upped

Three years after Wasco County significantly cut its funding to the regional public health district, it has restored higher funding, allowing staff cost of living increases for the first time in three years.

August 28, 2018 1:04 p.m. read more..

Chamber hires tourism position

Dave Nevins has been hired as Director of Tourism for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited to have Dave join us and we are looking forward to the energy and tourism experience he will bring to our staff,” said Lisa Farquharson, executive director of the chamber.

August 24, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

Sherman has new Hall members

The Sherman County School District will celebrate the induction of four individuals and one foundation into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor during half-time of the Friday, Sept. 28, home football game against Enterprise High School.

August 24, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..

‘Growing with Google’ in The Dalles

“Grow with Google, The Dalles” attracted over 200 registrants to the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Wednesday with a range of free classes and multimedia presentations about services and experiences in Google products. The event replaces “Googlefest.”

August 24, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

TD hosts wolf plan talks

SALEM — ODFW will host a meeting with Wolf Plan stakeholders on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Dalles Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive. Stakeholders deeply involved with the Wolf Plan update have been invited to attend. A public comment period is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on Thursday during the meeting.

August 24, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Paint Plates help artists, environment

GOLDENDALE — A first-of-its-kind disposable artist’s palette for amateur painters, art educators and others is being marketed by Toss Products LLC, a startup company located in Goldendale. Paint Plates is the name of a palette made in the U.S. from 100 percent recycled paper that is the brainchild of Felicia Gray, a local painter and art teacher.

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

Women On Deck

When they asked for the 2018 Women Build by Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity to have a “Rosie the Riveter” theme, the visiting team had no idea that the first female to work on airplanes during World War II resided in The Dalles. Ada Wyn Parker, 95, quickly became their hero and even autographed posters at Monday’s welcome dinner, which was held at Sunshine Mill. She also showed up at the Lyle build site the next morning to do a little work and sign the first wall that went up.

August 24, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..


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