Dufur school opens pantry

In a first, a food pantry will be available at Dufur School, stocked with free, healthy food. Its grand opening is this Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the home economics room of the school. The pantry is open to any student that attends Dufur School and their family.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Kindergarten preregistration begins May 7

Registration for children planning to attend kindergarten next fall in The Dalles public schools will take place May 7-11, during school hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at all three elementary schools.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TDHS students travel abroad

Students from The Dalles High School spread out over the globe during spring break, some heading to Guatemala to help the poor and others getting firsthand glimpses of Roman ruins.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

New subdivision planned

A local developer is planning a 25-lot expansion of his subdivision at West 14th and 15th streets between Meeks and Elberta streets. He’s already developed much of the first half of the subdivision and has applied with the city of The Dalles for permission to subdivide four large lots into 25 smaller lots, each measuring an average of 75 by 100 feet.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Housing, skill center considered for CGCC

A 72-unit student housing complex and a skill center are proposed for the Columbia Gorge Community College campus in The Dalles and must be built by 2022, the condition set by a state grant of $7.3 million. The proposed Treaty Oak Skills Center and campus housing project includes a skill center with attached structure and two main housing buildings, costing $14.6 million.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

District 21 Town Hall is Tuesday, April 24

SCHOOL TOWN HALL: Learn about North Wasco County School District 21's plan to replace and improve schools throughout the district at a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth St. in The Dalles. In addition to a presentation, there will be time for questions, comments and written feedback.

April 23, 2018 4:05 p.m. read more..

A Servant Retires

Sister Patricia Pfenning doesn’t look 78, and she certainly doesn’t act it. A 20-year fixture in Dufur who is leaving soon, she quietly goes about finding help for those in need. But she is outspoken in every other regard.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Charter school app nixed and changes made

A resubmitted application to turn Wahtonka Community School into a charter school was declined a second time last Wednesday, but the changes needed were so minor they were done the next day.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

First Foods ceremony lives on

Long ago, when the world began, the Creator called a grand council of all plants and animals. He asked each for a gift to give the helpless new humans, who needed help to survive. The very first to come forward was salmon, which offered his body to feed the people. Water then promised to provide a home for the salmon. The Creation Story posted on the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’ website explains that both water and salmon were to be honored for their sacrifices, which is done through the First Salmon Feast each year.This religious ceremony must occur before open fishing can take place.

April 20, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Kirchhofer wins big with DYW

Megan Kirchhofer, a junior at The Dalles High School, was crowned Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County 2019 last Saturday. Nine scholarships totaling $18,000 were awarded to high-school girls during the program at The Dalles High School on April 14.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..



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