For the first time that anyone could remember, the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives visited The Dalles to meet with officials and learn about rural economic development, education, health care, and housing needs. The first stop Thursday for Tina Kotek, D-Portland, was at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Government Affairs Committee meeting, which took place at the Barbecue Restaurant on Sixth Street.
Councilor pleased about city move to revamp agency
The Wasco County Wolf Compensation Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to oust Debra Lutje, one of two wolf advocates, for comments she made in an opinion piece that was published Jan. 29 in The Dalles Chronicle.
A bill to ratify the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to delist wolves under state jurisdiction officially arrived in Gov. Kate Brown’s office Wednesday.
Without passage of a bill to ratify the Oregon Fish and Wildlife’s decision to delist grey wolves as an endangered species, Sen. Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, believes the state’s management and conservation plan would have been in peril.
GOP leader says more attention needs to be paid to the economic distress caused by policies
Wolves on the move
Lack of attention on minimum wage hike’s effect irks local representative
When the Burns Chamber of Commerce contacted Meadows Outdoor Advertising in The Dalles about purchasing a billboard thanking the many law enforcement officers who worked with Harney County during the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, it got more than it asked for.
The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender.
Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, is pleased to see a bill upholding a state agency’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list making headway in the current legislative session.
Six students from Sonrise Academy in The Dalles spent the day in Salem Monday serving legislators as honorary pages.
TD crews will help with repair
‘First day’ postmark and stamp draws collector up Columbia
Last week I filled in for the lone circuit court judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also known for the armed occupation of that refuge.