Forming a tourism advisory committee and addressing the impact of the homeless emerged as top interests at a Monday work session of The Dalles City Council regarding distribution of room tax. Those two topics were also among the top ideas generated at a Sept. 18 public hearing the council held on tourism and how to spend room tax dollars.
Flames engulf the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co, located in Bingen just east of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday morning in this photo by Kyle Coxon, taken from a White Salmon bluff at about 8:15 a.m.
Animal shelter controls ringworm outbreak
The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made it his priority to ensure the local animal shelter survives, saying the town needs to have dog control. That’s welcome news to Janna Hage, who was recently asked by the Home at Last Humane Society to help it recover from a ringworm outbreak that shut down operations.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held a town hall in Grass Valley Monday that sparked debate between audience members reflective of the deep divide between ideologies across America.
Elementary school sets top mark of 138 to defeat Dry Hollow
On a day when record numbers were achieved, Colonel Wright School reclaimed local bragging rights with the most students in attendance at the 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country Meet held on Sept. 26 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 17
Earlier this month, after getting multiple complaints, city police told transients living under the freeway overpass by Dairy Queen to clear out. It was done at nighttime, when they were more likely to be there, said The Dalles Police Capt. Jamie Carrico. Police logs show five people were asked to move along on Oct. 5.
Deadline for submissions is coming up fast
As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s time to consider nominations for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service Awards” that are given out in January. Chamber members are invited to nominate an individual or business that represents the qualities outlined in the various award descriptions.
A Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue crew monitors a single-story shop at 3518 West Second Street for residual fire after extinguishing flames. The blaze was reported about 9:45 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held his 854th town hall since taking office in 1996 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Friday evening. “I just felt there was unprecedented interest toward what’s going on in Washington, D.C., so I’m going to give you unprecedented access,” he said after being introduced by The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence, who drew tickets in a lottery system to select speakers.
Community event calendar
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership appreciation celebration Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
How a competitive local athlete learned to handle Type 1 diabetes
Connor Shortt, a 2014 grad of The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, always had his eye on some type of work in the medical field. He wasn’t sure just what it would be until May 2016, when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after his sophomore year at Pacific University. Now he wants to be an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in treatment of the disease.
Police, fire, and medical reports from October 13
The Dalles Main Street has won a statewide “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization-Best Retail Event” award for a campaign geared to boost downtown businesses.