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What's happening from April 4

Nonprofit events schedule from April 4, 2014.

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Leaders discuss business

State aims for jobs, income and prosperity

Word on the Street: Helping women in a tough spot

A helping hand: ELF Cleaning Service and Property Management has teamed up with Cleaning for a Reason, an international nonprofit foundation to help women battling cancer.

Court club offers group training

Folks who want to get in shape with a consistent and effective exercise routine, but aren’t quite prepared for the full one-on-one attention of a personal trainer may want to try personal training in a group setting at The Dalles Fitness and Court Club.

What's happening from April 2

Nonprofit events schedule from April 2, 2014.

Water supply in better shape

Two feet of snow fall in late March on watershed

Snowpack improves at watershed

Fire after-effects show up during snow and rain

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Water supply promising

Late season precipitation is good for NW power

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Essence of Peace represents personal triumph for owners

Handmade incense and other scent products are business’ mainstay

Cycle Oregon looming, Main Street aims to be bike-friendly

Free workshops planned to help businesses become "bike-friendly" for April 7 and 8 event.

Missing man returns to The Dalles after a week

Travis Church returned to The Dalles Saturday after nearly a week on the missing list, as reported that day on

Travis Church returns to The Dalles

Travis Church is back in The Dalles today after nearly a week on the missing list.

Grant will fund meals to heal

The Dalles Meals on Wheels will be providing meals to another segment of the population with the help of a one-time grant, part of health care funding provided through the PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization.

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March in The Dalles spotlights senior hunger

March to raise awareness on the issue of senior hunger will be Thursday, March 27, as part of the national March for Meals Campaign.

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Gamezes take over La Cabaña

Restaurant ownership is lifelong dream

What's Happening from March 19

Nonprofit calendar from March 19, 2014.

No one files for Crowley seat

Presiding Judge Paul Crowley is retiring from the Oregon District 7 Circuit Court, which covers Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, Gilliam and Wheeler counties and no one has filed for the position, which was due to appear on the ballot this year.

Incumbents will face primary challengers

Five names will appear on the May primary ballot seeking two positions on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners.

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Domino’s offers ‘Pizza Theater’

Restaurant will now have 40-seat dining room

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Reviving a Classic

Mike Omeg works to restore the heritage New Hampshire chicken breed.

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Dallas the rooster wins temporary reprieve

Family will ask Dufur council to revisit rooster rules

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Arts and entertainment from March 6

Arts and entertainment schedule from March 6, 2014.

Dispensaries not yet an issue here

The Dalles takes wait-and-see approach

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Anana’s closes March 31

Shop open Wednesday through Saturday until end of month

Word on the Street: Identity theft can happen to you

Hacked off: I was pondering what book to read to lull me to sleep last night when I had the random thought, “Gee, it’s been a few weeks, I wonder if my tax refunds had arrived yet?”

What's Happening from March 3

Nonprofit events from March 3.

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Odor is key topic at Amerities permit event

Railroad tie plant is up for air discharge permit renewal

Word on the Street: Stay home and act like a weekender

All around you: In our heads, we know we live in a world-class tourist destination.

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Allstate welcomes new owners

Schwarzbach’s varied career brings him back home

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Window display: This is your brain on art

Bright splatter painting on a crisp white background spotlights the impact of art in a downtown storefront display window.

Rodeo association cancels parade

Hulit says declining interest is the reason

What's Happening from Feb. 21

Nonprofit activities from Feb. 21, 2014.

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Odor is on agenda for AmeriTies permit meeting

State has new process to deal with nuisances

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Arts and entertainment from Feb. 20

Arts and entertainment events from Feb. 20, 2014.

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Trail charts 2014 path

Completion aimed at 2015

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Downey’s rearrangement creates functional areas

Bedrooms and drapery will be on one side, upholstered furniture on the other

Maryhill chalks up 300 awards

What wine goes best with platinum? The answer, apparently, is wine from Maryhill Winery, which tallied nearly 70 platinum, double gold or gold medals last year amid its record-breaking 300 2013 awards.

Port tackles wetland permit

More funding gained for work

What's Happening from Feb. 16

Nonprofit events from Feb. 16, 2014.

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Port takes steps to remove ‘attractive nuisance’ deck

THE PORT of The Dalles is taking steps to remove an unauthorized, deck-like platform at Klindt Cove, they have deemed an attractive nuisance. After contacting various agencies, they do not believe it is a Native American fishing structure. Mark B. Gibson photo

Arts and entertainment from Feb. 13

Entertainment and art events from Feb. 13, 2014.

What's Happening from Feb. 12

Nonprofit events from Feb. 12, 2014.

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Madsen takes on housing role

Mid-Columbia Housing Authority executive director sees regional challenges

Word on the Streeet: Road workers bring a little sunshine

Bringing sunshine: Despite the gray that has been dominating our skies and the snow (quickly turning to slush) on our streets, The Dalles road crews brightened the days of local businesses this week by industriously making sure customers still have passable roads and places to park in the business districts.

Say a Sweet Farewell to the Armory Feb. 15

The Dalles will celebrate A Sweet Farewell to the Armory with a dinner, dance and auctions at the armory on Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 5 p.m.

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A tradition of citizen soldiers

The National Guard is moving out of its aging armory, but it will carry with it almost two centuries of tradition

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More snow expected tonight in gorge

The Dalles snow plows are on a 24-hour schedule as more snowy weather gets set to roll through the area tonight, while Wasco County plows were out before 4 a.m. on their first-day snow routes throughout the county.

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Cycle Oregon to roll into Wasco County

The Dalles will serve as event start and finish

Word on the Street: Small touches matter in business

Not gone, just changed: The Dalles Academy of Hair has been a fixture here for decades and quite a few people noticed a change at that location last year. But the academy isn’t gone, it just has a new name, Teasers Hair Design, under the ownership of stylist Laurie White.

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Haynes joins vision practice

Optometrist treats all ages


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