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Mark Gibson

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Remembering Ernie Kuck

Cattleman, historian, philanthropist, he left his mark on Wasco County

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Rufus looks to boost its regional presence

Businesses join chamber en mass

Business doffs camo caps to help veterans for vets

TD Oil Can Henry’s joins company fund drive for vets

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House fire Tuesday night

Blaze started on porch

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Halloween brings boom times to shop

Costumes to Suit your Fancy

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Game shop creates ‘hang-out’ with ‘Magic’

Hang-out caters to ‘social’ games

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Bakery features Mexican, American recipes

The recent opening of La Ideal Bakery, 315 W. Third St. in The Dalles, was something of a family affair. Jose Flores partnered with his nephew Thomas Baltazar and his daughter Anna Flores, 23, manages the store on the weekends. Flores has no bakery experience, so his nephew and daughter provide the kitchen expertise – they worked together at a bakery in Beaverton.

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TD college honors UCC victims

Vigil held by all state community colleges Wednesday in a show of solidarity

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Sprucing up the downtown corridor

Five employees from Payne West Insurance, 312 Federal Street, The Dalles, were among the volunteers repainting street light bases downtown with a fresh coat of black paint.

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They aren’t ‘tobacco pipes’ any more

When Oregon legalized recreational sale of marijuana last Thursday, Oct. 1, a hand written, purple sign appeared in the Third and Federal window of MsFitz downtown The Dalles: “Pipes 10% off.”

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A better place for fish

Project will help mitigate flood impact, provide habitat for fish

Oregon Main Street comes to The Dalles Oct. 7

Oregon's annual Main Street Conference will be held in The Dalles Oct. 7-9, and will feature a gathering of presenters from around the nation. About 200 regional participants are expected to participate in the three-day convention, with presentations held in the Civic Auditorium, 323 East Fourth, and the I.O.O.F. Building of the International Order Odd Fellows, 421 1/2 E. Second St., downtown. Socials will be held at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th St., and Sunshine Mill Winery, 901 E. Second St.

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Fresh fish flow through Gilmore Fish Smokehouse

There are some very large fish being unloaded this week at Gilmore Fish Smokehouse, located at 167 Highway 197, near Dallesport.

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CGCC revamps security rules

News plans in place for TD, HR campuses

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TD chiropractic office closes

John M. Donovan, DC, is closing his chiropractic practice at 405 E. Second Street after 26 years in that location.

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Gun range coming soon

Dallesport will be site of new shooting area

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Flying into an industrial future

New industrial park dedicated

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TD athletics get a ‘boost’

New Booster Club will raise funds for uniforms, team needs

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Vehicle ‘impacts’ Hanks Auto Sales

Crash damages car sales office

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Dufur celebrates new fire station

New facility privately funded

Oregon community colleges score $550M

CGCC budget to stay the same

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Wynne Mae of TD remembers namesake

When American aviator Wiley Post arrived in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 6, 1933, within a month of being the first to fly solo around the world in his Lockheed Vega aircraft, the Winnie Mae, one of those gathered to greet the famed pilot was amateur Detroit pilot Nelson H. Clark.

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Columbia River Music closes

After 30 years serving as a hub for musicians throughout the gorge, Columbia River Music, downtown The Dalles, will fall silent July 25 as store owners Greg and Shirley Weast and salesman Dan Ross retire from the world of retail instrument sales.

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Freebridge Brewery coming to TD

Company will set up in The Mint building

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Coalition tackles childhood obesity

Organizations pool resources in Wasco County

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Mechanic turned owner seeks quality

New repair show ‘does it all’ in TD

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Urban Paper ‘parties with paint’

Popular Paint Nite events are selling out

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TD places 8th at state

Varsity trio compete at state meet

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Life fitness focus of new program

Family-friendly program in the works at club

Springing into summer

Agribusiness isn’t the only industry being impacted by early spring weather and drought.

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‘Color Dash’ is Saturday

Rainbow hues highlight weekend fun

City ponders new economic staffer

The Dalles City Council is considering the addition of a new full-time “project coordinator” position under the auspices of economic development.

Regulation changes pass muster

Sign ordinance will be updated

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Beachwood Eatery sets up shop in TD

Food cart caters to downtown

CGCC faculty censures Toda

Faculty at Columbia Gorge Community college voted April 25 to submit a letter to the CGCC Board of Education censuring college President Frank Toda and calling for his resignation.

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

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A holistic approach to essentials

When it comes to natural health products, Amanada Ramey doesn’t need to tell you she has a passion for them, it’s evident in every word she says. “I’ve seen the difference it makes in my families health,” she explains. “I want food like my grandparents ate.”

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MVA 9th and Mount Hood; Second on East 6th

An injury accident was reported at Mount Hood and 9th streets Saturday, March 28, 2015. A vehicle appeared to have been stuck in reverse.

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Photo timeline: Police standoff and fire at 10th and Mnt. Hood

According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, at approximately 8:25 a.m. Monday, March 16, Wasco County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at 1100 Mt. Hood St., in The Dalles, to serve civil papers on the resident living there. As deputies knocked on the door gunshots were heard from within and deputies fell back and requested additional police to respond. Officers arriving at the scene created a perimeter and attempted negotiations with the occupant. Shortly thereafter, smoke began to come from inside the residence.

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Fixing It for HIM

Ministry is the ‘feet and hands’ of Jesus Christ

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Hearthwarmers has new owner

Chris Mumford, owner of Hearthwarmers Firewood in The Dalles, has sold his operation to Andew Mason, owner of Andrew Mason Tree Service, LLC of Lebanon.

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Wasco County could assist coastal recovery

Some geologists have calculated a 10 to 14 percent probability that the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Oregon and Washington coast will produce an earthquake event of magnitude 9 or higher in the next 50 years. Others suggest that this risk could be as high as 37% for earthquakes of magnitude 8 or higher. Such a quake could generate a 50-foot tsunami.

CGCC lays off five workers

Officials grapple with projected $2.4M deficit

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Galleries unite at Westwind

Westwind Frame and Gallery, 412 E 2nd St, The Dalles, now offers the full range of pricing and services of both Westwind and Crown Prints under one roof, according to owner Marty Hiser.

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Happy 100th Birthday Pearl

Mayor attends century celebration

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Artist and author Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield

It’s mid-day on a Saturday in February, and artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield is pulling on a pair of heavy work gloves. “I melted my first ones,” she says as she heads out the back door of her working studio at Lone Pine dressed in jeans and a work shirt and takes a short trail down an embankment. She is headed for “the pit,” a large hole about 3 ½ feet deep currently capped by large sheets of corrugated sheet metal. Portions of the covering metal are blackened by heat and smoke.

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Signs of the Times

Traditional woodworking, computer based design merge at Haskins Wood 'n' Designs

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A ‘Grizzly’ tale of suspense, humor

Local author, a former biologist, will be signing first book Saturday at Klindt’s

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Bakitchen owner retires

Mike and Elaine Walch, husband and wife co-owners of Mike’s Bakitchen LLC, 216 Court St., have sold their bakery and will retire Feb. 25. Mike Walch has been baking goods in The Dalles and the Columbia River Gorge for 25 years. As owners of Mike’s Donuts and More LLC.

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Making textbooks affordable

CGCC program helps students save money on textbook expenses