In a project dubbed the “Mosier Million” for the amount of state investment in it, work is well underway on replacing 12 to 15 commingling wells in the Mosier Valley. A state study found higher-pressure lower aquifers were leaking via poorly constructed wells into an upper aquifer and then out to Mosier Creek.July 17, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..
A Dufur boy, age 6, is battling a rare form of kidney disease and a restaurant in The Dalles has stepped up to help his family cover travel expenses to Portland for his treatment. “I grieve when I see something like this involving a child and I think we all need to come out and help, this is a local family and we can do something to support them,” said Ken Catlin, co-owner of Beachwood Eatery, 504 W. Ninth Street.July 17, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting to discuss big game hunting regulations and tag numbers for 2019 next week in The Dalles. The forum begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Dalles ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive.July 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..
A friendly white goose tagged along over the weekend with at least two rafting parties on the Deschutes River, floating downstream with them and hanging out overnight as they camped. In a first in her 12 years as a camp host at Heritage Landing at the mouth of the Deschutes, Pam Disbro had to put the word out Sunday to try to find the owner of the goose that rafters had naturally named “Lucy Goosey.”July 3, 2018 3:42 p.m. read more..
Goldendale's Richard Flynn wants to build a time machine. He wants to go back to Oct. 30, 1938 - 80 years ago this October when radio was the hot new thing and millions listened to it daily. And on the evening of that date, one radio broadcast terrorized much of the country.June 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
MAUPIN — Firefighters joined the Boxcar Fire burning south of Maupin with the South Junction Fire north of Madras for safety purposes Sunday. Forest Service spokeswoman Kassidy Kern said the action was taken to "decrease the risk that firefighters could get trapped between the fires and be in a compromised situation.”June 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
A corporate-funded ballot measure that would block junk-food and sugary-drink taxes and freeze the state's corporate minimum tax for certain companies qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot this week. Large grocery chains — Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and Costco — and others have contributed about $2.5 million to the political action committee attempting to make the constitutional change.June 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Public meetings typically draw a crowd for one item on the agenda, but Monday’s Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting saw large groups speak to a pair of items that dominated the three-and-half hour session. Short-term rentals and the county Identification Card resolution — two of a record nine public hearings on the agenda — collectively drew about 20 people giving testimony. One speaker pointed to an intersection of the two topics.June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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