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Mark Gibson

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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.

July 7, 2015 5:03 p.m. read more..

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.

July 3, 2015 11:21 a.m. read more..

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.

May 9, 2015 12:54 p.m. read more..

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.

May 1, 2015 12:08 p.m. read more..

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.”

April 1, 2015 5:05 p.m. read more..

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.

March 17, 2015 10:35 a.m. read more..

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.

March 11, 2015 1:28 p.m. read more..

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.

March 7, 2015 4:28 p.m. read more..

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.

March 4, 2015 1:17 p.m. read more..

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.

March 4, 2015 10:53 a.m. read more..

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.

February 19, 2015 3:19 p.m. read more..

Celebrating the ‘pioneers of our community’

A wagon outlined in lights, antique farm implements as table centerpieces and cowboy buffet style catering set the scene for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Distinguished Citizens awards banquet honoring the "True Pioneers of our Time.”

January 22, 2015 3 p.m. read more..

‘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.

November 29, 2014 11:22 a.m. read more..

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.

November 13, 2014 9:45 a.m. read more..


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