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Kathy Ursprung

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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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All-stars get set for LL tourney

Team competition starts Saturday in Hermiston

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Hustlers split twinbill with Select

Nine-run first inning key in nightcap win

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Timberwolves sign Wilson

Multitalented The Dalles player will pitch for Blue Mountain

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Bartells secures slot with Concordia

Former The Dalles High shortstop plans a future in business with Nike

Goldendale man to serve as Methodist pastor

Larry Gourley, a long-time attendant and later trainee at the (UMC), will serve as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in The Dalles beginning in July.

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Hustlers fall in away pitchers’ duel

Monday doubleheader pits Prosser against ‘AAA’ team

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Hustlers dominate road wins over Vandals

Dakota Walker sets defensive tone with seven strikeouts in opening game

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Sisterhood of the Barrels

The crowd is quiet as T.J. Miles lines up for her sprint into the arena.

Arson suspected in blaze; suspect charged

Police track hiding suspect

Gorge-Us Gals ride rolls Sunday in The Dalles

In its third year, Gorge-Us Gals cycling event rolls out from the Lewis & Clark Festival Park at West First and Union streets in The Dalles this Sunday, June 8.

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In pursuit of karaoke greatness

Promoter works to take karaoke out of bars and onto TV

PUD plans system upgrades

Two projects will help assure reliability of production and delivery

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Dirt Huggers finds new long-term location

Kickstarter campaign aims to cover part of move costs

What's happening from June 3

Nonprofit events calendar from June 3, 2014.

Local projects pursue PUD grants

Nonprofits aim for growth, improvements

Cousins hits Tesla’s map

Cousins Country Inn will soon be the site of the only Tesla charging station in the gorge. Cousins has inked a deal with Tesla, said General Manager Addie Case.

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What's happening from May 28

Nonprofit events calendar from May 28, 2014

Dalles City Cyclery opens downtown

New on the job: Nancy Steers-Crist has joined Flagstone Senior Living as its new director. Like so many people in the field, her journey began with her grandmother. Steers-Crist has served seniors for many years in memory care, assisted living, independent living and hospice.

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Library benefit features Scott and Claire

Cal Scott and Kathryn Claire team up to benefit The Dalles-Wasco County Library in a performance May 31 at The Mint, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Fort Dalles Fourth blasts off

Independence Day festival is ready to launch

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Memorial Day weekend brings lots of action

Small towns do it up big for long holiday weekend

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Huffman joins NW Mutual

Second-generation TD businessmen team up

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Breaking the mold in metal manufacturing

3D metal printing firm sees draw for industrial applications

What's happening from May 16

Nonprofit events calendar from May 16, 2014.