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Kathy Ursprung

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Reaching out with Light; Updated with videos

Volunteers have put together a Christmas decoration display at the Church of the Nazarene the likes of which hasn’t been seen before in The Dalles. “Display” doesn’t really do it justice. This is a nightly light show set to music.

Agora platform aims to aid funding

Online link offers Match.com-style connection

PUD set to lower budget

Measures taken to reduce operating expenses

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Denneys makes leadership change

Marcus Denney will take charge at Gary Denney Floor Covering

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Looking up downtown

New zone will allow tax breaks to revive residential space in downtown The Dalles

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Festival of Trees Dec. 6-7

JILL HOUSE, marketing director for A Kidz Dental Zone, adds embellishment to her organization’s entry in the 18th annual Festival of Trees.

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Novel draws on south county family legends

Cinematic trailer will premier Saturday

Mike Davis lived all over the world during his long business career, but when he returned home to Tygh Valley after the death of his parents, he discovered he had a story to tell.

Klindt’s Soiree features children’s authors

Authors will be on hand Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers will be hosting a Children’s Holiday Soiree. Complete with children’s authors and specialty craft makers, you’ll be able to find holiday gifts for everyone on your list. There will be plenty of interesting stocking stuffers to check out, freshly stocked shelves of children’s toys to peruse and a wide selection of great titles to explore.

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Missing Wishram man suffers from health problems

The family of Jaime “Jungle” Jim, 53, of Wishram, is seeking word of his whereabouts. Jim was last seen the evening of Oct. 30, said his sister, Emily Charpentier. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like...

If they hadn’t before, they are now: Even if some of the Christmas light displays went up before Thanksgiving, we are now in the full-fledged Christmas season. A couple of local businesses have announced special activities in honor of the season:

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Keller’s expands brew supply

Open house set Dec. 7

Larry Keller can’t complain about the growth his company, Keller’s Brew Supply, has seen since it started two years ago. It has grown enough to allow the business to move from a small space tucked away in the commercial building at 1800 W. 10th St. to the large main showroom.

Guard families need help

Financial struggles may be worse at holidays

Port to install year-round water system at marina

Many boathouses have four-season living area

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Arts and entertainment from Nov. 27

Arts and entertainment calendar.

What's Happening from Nov. 26

What's Happening from Nov. 26, 2013.

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First grad due in Mental Health Court

Judge will bring chocolate cake in celebration

Shopping contest aims for more local commerce

Decorations and celebrations aren’t the only plans The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has for the holiday season. The local business organization is kicking off its Shop Local and Win campaign on Starlight Parade Friday, Nov. 29, to encourage people to shop in The Dalles for the holidays rather than making their purchases out of town.

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Hundreds shop Goodwill opening

Regional Goodwill employees applaud shoppers as they enter

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Skin center offices combine

Columbia Laser will offer expanded services in The Dalles

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Fuentes found second chance at Goodwill

Laid off from drone industry, man struggled with English

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Goodwill opens Thursday in The Dalles

Double merchandise stocked for grand opening

What's Happening from Nov. 19

What's Happening from Nov. 19, 2103.

What's happening from Nov. 17, 2013.

What's happening from Nov. 17, 2013.

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Arts and entertainment from Nov. 14

Arts and entertainment events from Nov. 14, 2013.

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Lee takes on Breezeway ownership

Antiques shop is now open every day

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Ungar is new jeweler at J.D. Smith

Jeweler Adam Ungar has joined the staff of J.D. Smith Jewelers in The Dalles.

Wonderworks hits snag

Wonderworks Children’s Museum will be taking a little longer than planned to repay the Port of The Dalles for purchase of their new building after a major grant they had hoped to secure didn’t come through.

Tour to launch street effort

After hearing an explanation of the basic issues relating to street and storm water improvements and how they affect residential development, The Dalles Planning Commission members decided a field trip is in order.

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Community colleges key to workforce

Brown advocates funding to support GED training

Arts and entertainment from Nov. 7

Arts and entertainment from Nov. 7, 2013.

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Klebes joins Main Street effort

New RARE worker aims to strengthen and enhance effort

Word on the Street: Help veterans get a fresh look

Help military stay in the trim: Great Clips is offering a chance for community members to express their gratitude to veterans with the “Thank a Veteran” promotion.

What's Happening from Nov. 7

New Entries HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Zion Lutheran Church hosts a Christmas bazaar Saturday Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at 101 W. 10th St., in The Dalles.

Planning panel takes up street improvement regulations

The Dalles Planning Commission will take up issues related to public improvements — sidewalks, curbs, streets, sewer and water lines — related to residential development at a work session Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at City Hall council chambers.

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Eagle Indians compete at state harriers meet

Emily Morin wins all-state mention

What's Happening from Nov. 3

What's Happening from Nov. 3, 2013.

Wyden hears from students on the future

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden stopped at The Dalles Wahtonka High School Oct. 25 to hear what students had to say about the future of the nation; it was the 10th stop on his Listening to Oregon’s Future Tour.

What's Happening from Oct. 29

What's Happening from Oct. 29, 2013.

What's Happening from Oct. 27

What's Happening from Oct. 27, 2013.

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West end schools locked down during felon search

Two west The Dalles schools were briefly placed on lockdown this morning after a disturbance allegedly involving an armed man.

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LaRoque gets growlers in line

Growlerman has moved business to The Dalles shop

Group aims to pull together businesswomen

First meeting is Thursday at French Quarter

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Food day events focus on nutrition

Chenowith Elementary gets ‘tasting tables

Francis reacts to ruling

Duane Francis, Mid-Columbia Medical Center chief executive officer, reacted to the judgment rendered in the almost four-week-long trial.

What's Happening from Oct. 20

What's Happening from Oct. 20, 2013.

What's Happening from Oct. 18

What's Happening from Oct. 18, 2013.

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Residents: roads are a county priority

Wasco County residents talked about the need to maintain good roads throughout the county when asked to testify at a public hearing on how to fund road maintenance in the absence of federal payments to counties in lieu of timber receipts.

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Knit while you sit: As a service to furloughed federal workers, Sarah at Knot Another Hat in Hood River and Paulette at the Whole Ball of Yarn in downtown The Dalles are offering free “Learn to Knit” classes to furloughed federal employees.

Tenants to choose marina water system

Port seeks quote on year-round water service option

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A note from a general

Ricarte book has dedication to war leader