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Mark Gibson

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Happy days for holiday sales locally

People are shopping locally, supporting TD businesses

CGCC closure announcement ‘big mistake’

Officials grapple with $1.6M budget shortfall

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Permit sales build community

Community, not profit, makes tree permits a valuable commodity

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Cruz Auto Shop povides bilingual expertice

Victor Cruz talks cars in both English and Spanish

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Fire guts home in Dallesport

Wood stove played a role in Tuesday afternoon fire.

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‘Big River’ offers fall adventure

NOTE: The Columbia River is a major river, with commercial traffic, rapid changes in flow and unpredictable weather. Boating the river may or may not be safe on any given day. Exploring a river the size of the Columbia is a daunting prospect for any paddler, and a region famous for its wind seems an unlikely haven for a canoeist. Even the Lewis and Clark expedition, having rested up a bit in The Dalles after crossing the plains, the Rocky Mountains and navigating Celilo Falls, were stalled for a time at what is now known as Crates Point because they were unable to make any headway against the stormy October wind. Only by leaving early the next morning were they able to round the point and proceed downriver.

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125 years and still serving

Ministry in The Dalles began in 1889, one of the first in Oregon

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Framing the world of beauty

Westwind Frame and Gallery owner Marty Hiser will be celebrating 25 years as a framer with a “Thank you” party Friday, Nov. 28, during the Starlight parade. “It's my customer appreciation night,” she explained.

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10 years helping others look good

Columbia Laser Skin Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Nov. 13.

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Baskets full of history

Expanded exhibit at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center features native basketry

Ostrye: Local support a plus

“I really like people, and I find their everyday problems, and the solutions to their problems, interesting,” said Judge Karen Ostrye, in describing her decision to pursue a vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District.

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Artisian Attic seeks vendors

Artists and antique dealers with an eye to quality are encouraged to investigate “The Artisan Attic” being established in the upstairs loft of “The whole ball of yarn” downtown The Dalles.

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Mystery at the Rorick House

Two framed pictures appear inside historical house despite lock, alarm system

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‘Skip to my Room’ skips into TD

Sunshine, sense of place drew Traub

Word on the Street: Entrepeneur spirit remains strong

Business bits from The Dalles Chronicle.

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Ellsworth marks 102 years

‘Crabby’ senior celebrates with birthday party

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Snapdragon focuses on massage as a bridge to a healthier life

Massage techniques can help reduce stress, improve healing

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Celebrating five generations

Wilda Melton gathers her family for 90th birthday party

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A City of Wheels

Cycle Oregon takes over Sorosis Park for a weekend under the trees

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News photos from Rowena fire Wednesday night

Photos from Wednesday night in The Dalles, as Rowena Fire approached west end of town.

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Fire burns east of Rowena Crest, threatens homes in and above Rowena

Fire crews are battling a wind-blown wildfire ignited late Tuesday, Aug. 5, approximately one mile east of Rowena.

Photographs from the Dallesport Fire, July 13

Crews from the Dallesport Fire Department extinguish a blaze between The Dalles Airport and Highway 14 Sunday afternoon. It was one of several fires started by a rash of lighning strikes in the area. All photos Mark B. Gibson

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Honoring Veterans

Al WYNN, owner of KODL Radio in The Dalles, hands out a certificate of appreciation and gift card for services to veteran David McGaughey at the Hometown Heroes segment of Fourth of July festivities. Mona Fox, operations manager, said the broadcast center wanted to honor the men and women who had defended America’s freedoms during the Independence Day celebration. She said local merchants came foward with generous donations for the 15 veterans who were present to accept awards, along with their families. Mark B. Gibson photo

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Fort Dalles Fourth in photographs

Fort Dalles Fourth celebrations, a photo gallery.

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Fire crews extinguish Mill Creek fire

Crews from Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue and Dallesport fire stations quickly extinguished a brush fire on lower Mill Creek Saturday morning, July 5.

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Distinguished Young Women

Photos from the talent portion of the Distinguished Young Women program April 12, 2014.

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Riverfront Workday

Volunteers help revive habitat for native plants and animals

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Foundation rock reveals ‘41 time capsule

Contents reflect 1940s era

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Fire severly damages home on Chenowith Road

Firefighters extinguished a fire in the back of a house at 4509 Chenowith Road Tuesday morning.

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Monument base removal underway

The unfinished base of a proposed Lewis and Clark monument memorial in Thompson Park is being removed.

Pool will stay closed in ‘14

The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open Memorial Day 2015.

Pool to remain closed next summer

The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open on Memorial Day, 2015.

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Avast, Maties

Avast, Maties

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Fire managers release structure safety responsibilities to local district

Fire managers spoke of the Blackburn Fire in the past tense during a community fire meeting Saturday night, Aug. 24, at The Dalles Wahtonka High School. The structural threat is over, task forces have been released, and the safety of area homes is once again the official responsibility of Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue.

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Dufur Threshing Bee

Community Fun

ZEBULEN STELZER, 5, left, and brother Zadion, 2, watch a demonstration of how corn kernels are removed from the cob with a hand-cranked machine at the Dufur Threshing Bee Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Horse Power

ED JOSEPH of Parkdale checks a horse-powered grain grinder.

Lightning sparks multiple fires Friday night

A lightning storm moving south to north sparked multiple fires in the hills near Wamic, Dufur and The Dalles Friday evening, Aug. 9.

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Focused on the Jump

Noah Mears, 13, prepares to jump his board onto a rail Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, at the Benjamin Rockwell memorial skatepark in The Dalles.

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Fire briefly disrupts traffic in The Dalles

Fire burns along I-84 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Soaking Surprise

Fun at the parade on a hot summer day...

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Reading program, Jammin' July photo galleries

Photographs from "The Reptile Man" and Jammin' July street festival.

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Fire destroys truck, trailer off Irvine Street

Photo and video of Irvine Street fire Friday afternoon.

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‘Shadow of the Raven’

Edgar Allan Poe (Duffy Hudson) responds in terror during his recital of "The Tell-Tale Heart." The piece was one of several he performed at The Dalles Wasco County Libary Tuesday night, June 25.

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Fire damages home on West 7th, east of Snipes

PHOTOS AND VIDEO A midday fire Friday, June 7, damaged a mobile home located approximately 1/2 block east of Snipes, just west of West 7th street.

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A fowl protest at Wasco County Courthouse

Dressed in a feather-coated suit, Gary West protests outside the Wasco County Courthouse Thursday morning.

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One Act Plays at The Dalles Wahtonka

GYPSY ROSE (Madeleine Morgan) gets an unclear reading from her crystal ball as she looks for clues to "The Mysterious Case of The Missing Ring" during a Night of One Acts presented by The Dalles Wahtonka High School drama department Wednesday, May 29.

District eyes new rollerhockey rink site

District to consider new rink at site of old skatepark The roller hockey youth league sponsored in recent years by the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District will not compete this year due to a decline in participation, and the district will take advantage of the lull to explore a new site for the rink currently located at Riverfront Park.

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Wildfire along Chenowith Road quickly contained

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews quickly contained a small wilfire along Chenowith Road Friday afternoon, May 10.

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Fishing with a ‘Family Secret’

Sport salmon fishing is closed on the Columbia River, but tribal subsistance fishing is going strong near Rufus and elsewhere.

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Native plants invade Dufur

The new plantings were made after the offices were recently expanded, and Wesseler hopes to create a dendrology tour area in what was once a large lawn.

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