Kathy Ursprung

Managing editor

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Kathy Ursprung is the managing editor at The Dalles Chronicle. She is contact person for business news, editorial page, events, obituaries, community news and history mystery.

Recent Stories

Lightning caused small fires, quickly extinguished

State and federal fire authorities are spotting one to two small lightning fire starts every day since thunderstorms boomed through north central Oregon Wednesday, but they’ve been quickly extinguished.

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Hospitality U aims for service

Training can help with tourism and customer retention, says chamber head

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Carroll reopens The Dalles’ Chocolate Lab shop

The Chocolate Lab has reopened its store at 214 Washington St. after a temporary closure for remodeling and to get a second store up and running in Hood River.

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Shaniko Butte fire sees rain gain

Authorities watch for lightning-sparked fires as fuel dries.

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Habitat groups merge

The region’s Habitat for Humanity groups are merging into one gorge-wide organization, following the hand-up-not-hand-out philosophy of the global organization.

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Firefighters make progress on Shaniko Butte Fire and near Maupin

Firefighting authorities Saturday morning reported good progress and 20 percent containment on the Shaniko Butte fire burning 15 miles north of Shaniko and near Maupin, according to Inciweb reports.

What's happening from July 18

Nonprofit events calendar from July 18

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Fires cause road, river closures

While many firefighting resources are being reallocated from the White River Fire, which is predicted for containment today, other fires continue to burn in the local area.

Arts and entertainment, July 17

Arts and entertainment calendar from July 17, 2014

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CR Affordable Portables opens

Folks who attend the Fort Dalles NPRA Pro Rodeo this week will want to have their minds focused on the action in Milt Tumilson Arena.

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