Emily Fitzgerald

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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..


MCEDD updates strategy

Twenty technological assistance and public works projects, 10 in Oregon and 10 in Washington, have been identified as high-priorities in the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District’s updated regional strategy, which means their completion would best benefit community economies. The projects identified in the plan can use placement on the list to seek state and federal funding.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur school district seeks bond

Dufur School District received a bond fund-matching commitment of $4 million last month under the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) program, the district announced last week.

April 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry festival goes big screen

The Dalles Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to “Return to the Planet of the Cherries” April 27-29, for the 39th annual Northwest Cherry Festival.

April 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Gorge artists celebrate in TD

For its 12th anniversary, the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is hosting its first ever preview night, 6-8 p.m., April 11, at the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles. The 1920’s Art Deco theater officially reopened this year after owners Chuck Gomez and his wife, Debra, finished the renovations they began in July 2017, after becoming the theater’s owners in March of that year.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Ladybug Girl’ comes to life in The Dalles

A chalkboard served as an easel in the corner of Klindt's Booksellers & Stationers Thursday evening as David Soman asked the kids sitting around him how to draw his character, “Ladybug Girl.” He told them he needed crazy music to get in the drawing mood.

April 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wasco County Commission Position 1: Roy Justesen

Roy Justesen wants to make big changes to the Wasco County Board of County Commissioners to help create a louder voice for everyone within Wasco County, specifically amplifying the voices of the rural community and addressing land-use issues.

April 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wasco County Commission Position 1: Scott Hege

Scott Hege is proud of the work the county commission has done in recent years but believes he can always do better. That requires a thick skin, communication and a focus on problem solving, qualities he says are important in a county commissioner.

April 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Confluence Project renews plans

The Confluence Project—spanning 438 miles and over 12 years of work to be the largest public art project in the nation—is now making headway on their sixth and final project site, Celilo Park. Confluence Project executive director Colin Fogarty asked the Wasco County Commission for a second letter of support at its March 21 meeting.

April 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wasco County Commission Position 3: Kathy Schwartz

Kathy Schwartz believes that her public service background and willingness to ask hard questions will bring the change that she says Wasco County needs to move forward. A resident of The Dalles, Schwartz is running for County Commissioner, Position 3, against incumbent Rod Runyon.

April 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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