Emily Fitzgerald


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Student walkout tribute to victims

Students at The Dalles High School participated in a 17-minute national walkout March 14 at 10 a.m. The date and length of the walkout were a tribute to the 17 victims who were fatally shot on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Rise & Shine horse camp

Local children with special needs will soon have the opportunity to spend some of the summer learning social, sensory-processing and motor skills—with horses. Rise & Shine, a therapeutic riding program at Camp Morrow, is for children between 4 and 12 with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum or with sensory-processing challenges.

March 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sawyer’s shifts to ‘Ace Hardware’

Sawyer’s customers have likely noticed some changes to the storefront — the True Value signs have all been taken down and Ace Hardware trucks can be seen pulling up out back. Last fall, Jared Sawyer struck a deal with Ace Hardware to convert the store from True Value. “I have received a lot of questions, either asking why we were going out of business or why we sold the business to Ace,” Sawyer said, “neither are happening.”

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

A Tradition of Compassion

The 2018 Tradition of Compassion event was held at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center last week to honor volunteers and philanthropists in The Dalles community.

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

Teen joins D.C. forum

17-year-old Isaak McLemore, a junior at Sherman County School, continues to impress his community as he prepares to attend a youth leadership forum in Washington D.C. focusing on national security. This is not the first time McLemore (formerly Kemp, having recently changed his last name) has participated in this type of national event.

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

Returning home — with pizza, coffee

Kainos Coffee and Pizza offers a place for people of all ages to hang out and feel good knowing that they’re supporting a locally owned small business while helping orphaned children in the Philippines.

March 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

County to receive help in fire planning

With the Gorge still recovering from the Eagle Creek wildfire and devastating conflagrations becoming a more common occurrence across the country, the need for support at a community level has only become more important, say local officials. Wasco County will soon be getting that support, as it has been selected to receive technical assistance in 2018 from the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW), a national program aimed to reduce the impact from wildfires through land-use planning.

March 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Public works ‘skeptical’ of insurance offer

The Dalles citizens will soon receive a letter from an agency promoting water and sewer line warranties. The letter is unendorsed by the city’s public works department, who urge the community to be skeptical and use adequate judgement when considering insurance and warranty offers.

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

Dell Road disrepair sparks concern among residents

Dell Road, a local access road that connects Highway 30 with State Road near Mosier, is in such a state of disrepair that those who rely on it for access to their homes have turned to the county for maintenance support. However, the county does not have resources to help, explained Arthur Smith, Wasco County public works director on Feb. 21. He asked for the county board to help come up with a feasible solution to the problem.

March 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Lines for Life provides overdose kits

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill appeared before the county board last week to announce a grant from Lines for Life to equip officers at three agencies with Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, citing officer safety as the reason.

February 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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