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Kathy Ursprung

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The privilege of telling stories

People, not issues, linger in memories of a long journalism career

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Hidden Spaces

Oct. 5 PEO reprises tour of historical downtown buildings

Woman shot after hunting in Wamic

A Portland woman was Life Flighted from Wamic Sept. 20 after an apparently accidental gunshot wound to the head inflicted by her husband.

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Health fair offers distracted driving test

Event offers flu shots, information about preventing cancer with nutrition, exercise

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Workshop focuses on energy

Energy and energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings will be the topic of discussion at the All About Energy Forum Monday, Sept. 22, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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Wishram celebrates 100 years

Reunion planned Saturday afternoon

Word on the street: Yesterday, Today and on the move

Sixth and counting: Mark Thomas has moved his shop, Yesterday & Today Music, to a new location. His shop will be located at 414 E. Second St., right next to Bill’s Barber Shop.

Fire duty vital for utility

Among the issues that may not make the headlines during a wildfire are how to keep the electrical power on, when to shut it off and who makes the call and does the work.

Director: Pool contract missing key protections

Pool correction An Aug. 21 story about swimming pool replacement incorrectly described the nature of the process. The award was made under a construction manager- general contractor process. An initial phase of work with contractor Triplett Wellman has been completed under a separate comment. The comments in the story referred to a contract for the balance of the work on pool demolition and replacement. We apologize for the error.

Crestline tapped for PUD work

New facility will provide backup power

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Windermere joins revitalization

East Second Street office is more integrated with downtown

Man seeks grassroots road solution

Informal meeting is set for Aug 28 at Dufur City Park

Fire evacuations lifted, work continues

Chief: Call to report unusual smoke

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Rowena fire containment grows

All mandatory evacuations have been lifted

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Four generations of fair

Fairs may change, but the Wagenblast clan’s participation has endured for decades

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2013 Pig Bowl recipient completes transplant

Organizers seek ideas for 2014 Pig Bowl recipient

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‘Fluid’ fire demands strategy

Fire meeting focuses on reasons and methods

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Conditions 'fluid and dynamic' at east end of Rowena Fire

Friday and Saturday actions critical in making fire progress

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Some Mandatory evacuations still in place; conditions continue to be "fluid and dynamic" Friday night.

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Fire guts vacant eastside house

While wildfire continued to burn near the west end of The Dalles, a blaze gutted a house at 1408 Nevada St. on the east side of town.

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Fire displaces more than 600 people

The Rowena Fire pushed toward the outskirts of The Dalles overnight, forcing the evacuation of about 600 people from 275 homes in the fire zone.

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Rowena Fire creeps closer to The Dalles outskirts

75 households under top-level evacuation orders

An estimated 275 houses are threatened by the spreading Rowena Fire and 75 households have been advised to immediately evacuate their homes between the 5500 block and 6200 block of Highway 30, according to fire authorities, reporting this afternoon, Aug. 6.

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Habitat for Humanity groups celebrate merger

The Dalles Habitat for Humanity and Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity are now one organization, Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity

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MCMC, OHSU expand plans

Records and care providers are focus of pact

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20 year of Neon

Events launched in ‘94 form classic weekend

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Arts and entertainment calendar, July 31

Arts and entertainment calendar from July 31, 2014.

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Grandpa’s Little Heroine

7-year-old Alyssa Whitwell makes the tough call when grandpa falls ill

Longtime county agent Ed Bonham dies at 90

Bonham was also an art community stalwart

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.

Emergency manager: Sign up now for emergency alerts

This past weekend’s lightning-sparked fires were a reminder that fire season is under way and also a good reminder to sign up for Wasco County’s citizen alert notifications.

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Hansen's View: Northwest modernist sculptor helped preserve gorge heritage

While the name James Lee Hansen probably doesn’t rise to the level of household word in every Columbia Gorge home, chances are you’ve seen at least some of his work.

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Berry: In its infancy, UAV industry offers opportunity

CEO: Northwest offers opportunity in unmanned flight

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Fort Dalles Days brings 10 days full of fun

One thing is certain about Fort Dalles days, from year to year the 10-day celebration maintains most of its big, marquee events, but the activities that surround them evolve, grow and change.

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Fort Dalles Days brings together 10 days of activities that will enlighten, entertain, excite and amuse. Toe-tapping music, Old West drama, a look beyond the pages of history, scrumptious food, old-time fun and heart-thumping rodeo action are waiting to fulfill all kinds of interests.

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Hiser celebrates silver year

Framing expert has spent a quarter century in the business

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Fourth of July: Pyromusical on the river

Friday night around 10 p.m., no matter where you are, be sure your eyes are turned to The Dalles riverfront. After a long absence, fireworks are returning to town in a big way as the grand event of the day-long Fort Dalles Fourth celebration.

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Fourth of July: Lovett to lead parade

World War II staff sergeant was nicknamed ‘The Survivor’

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Fourth of July: Festival Park featured in events

Round up the kids and head downtown because Fort Dalles Fourth has a day full of fun planned to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4, centering on the Lewis and Clark Festival Park.

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Fairfield opens in The Dalles

Colorful, contemporary design greets guests at newest lodging

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Bonham views the world through watercolor

Retired Wasco County Extension Agent Ed Bonham may have left his working life behind, but he’s keeping his paintbrush close at hand.

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East End Metamorphosis

Sunshine Mill takes shape as a marquee The Dalles destination

Business park gains traction

Port eyes possible tenant, wins road grant



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