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Future of wolves debated locally

Eight members of the Wolf Plan Stakeholder work group met last week in The Dalles with ODFW staff to discuss methods of controlling the growing population.

September 4, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


Board to consider restructuring jail

Replacement of the executive director at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities (NORCOR) was put on hold Aug. 28 to consider a board proposal to have a sheriff run the jail. The proposal, outlined at Tuesday’s board meeting by board member Brad Lohrey, sheriff of Sherman County, would break the facility in two, with the adult and juvenile facilities managed separately. Each would have its own budget and board.

August 31, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..


‘Growing with Google’ in The Dalles

“Grow with Google, The Dalles” attracted over 200 registrants to the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Wednesday with a range of free classes and multimedia presentations about services and experiences in Google products. The event replaces “Googlefest.”

August 24, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


Cronin settles in as CGCC president

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Marta Cronin, the new president at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC): She’s moved across the U.S., from Port St. Lucie, Fla., to The Dalles, which included a road trip of 3,100 miles. A month on the job, she has settled in, found a place to call home, and attended her first board meeting.

August 10, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..


‘Not a winning ticket’

It’s not a winning ticket, but Keith Jallen has it tucked away in his billfold, carefully laminated for protection. “When I was a kid, probably about eight years old, they were giving out these tickets as a promotion,” Jallen said. “I don’t remember if it was one for every dollar, or one for every purchase.”

August 7, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


A gift for building business

Rose Mays has only been at the Small Business Development Center in The Dalles for a year, but she already feels she has found a place to call home, doing a job she loves. “I help people who are starting a business, or who are in business and have a problem,” she said.

July 31, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..


Fire raises erosion issues

Wheat fields burnt in the Substation Fire — 79,121 acres in Wasco and Sherman County — are now at risk of both wind and water erosion, according to soil and water conservationists with the United States Department of Agriculture personnel in The Dalles. “Both wind and water can be a problem,” said Clinton Whitten, who works on soil issues with farmers in both counties.

July 24, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..


TDHS Band director retires

Paul Viemeister, band teacher at TDHS since 2004, has retired. “I didn’t tell my students I was retiring; I didn’t want to say goodbye,” Viemeister said in a recent interview.

July 24, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Art of the scam

When Susan Raffensperger got the call from Prestige Student Solutions, she was excited by the possibilities: A career-based interventions coordinator at The Dalles High School, Reffensperger had just started the school year at a new job and was looking into buying a house — and was struggling with a load of school debt and the cost of moving from Bend to a new city.

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


Students learn to be ‘Internet awesome’

Students at The Dalles Middle School learned Tuesday how to be “Internet awesome” during an Online Safety Roadshow developed by Google. The program has been touring the country for five years and has presented in every state, said team leader Matt Thielen.

June 13, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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