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Kathy Ursprung

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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

Feeling good inside and out is Go Red theme

Events focus on heart health

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What's Happening from Feb. 5

Nonprofit events from Feb. 5, 2014.

Rezone eyed for Sevenmile

County hears request Feb. 5 involving 288 outlying acres

Put your heart into...

Plan to eat heart healthy

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Port launches North Chenoweth

August set for completion

Arts and Entertainment from Jan. 29

Arts and entertainment schedule from Jan. 30, 2014.

Word on the Street: Ready the shovels, the day has arrived

Long anticipated: Golden shovels will send dirt flying this Friday, Jan. 31, in celebration of the groundbreaking at the future North Chenoweth Industrial Business Park.

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Malcolm cooks Comfort Food To-Go

New service offers home-style meals for pick-up or delivery

What's Happening from Jan 28

Nonprofit events, from Jan. 28, 2014.

Arts and Entertainment from Jan. 23

Arts and entertainment schedule from Jan. 23, 2014.

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Dr. Haley Hunt takes over local dentistry practice

Haley E. Hunt, DMD, has purchased the dental practice of Dr. William Guth, who retired at the end of December after 17 years in the community.

What's Happening from Jan 22

Upcoming nonprofit events.

What's Happening from Jan 21

Nonprofit events, from Jan. 21, 2014.

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Seeing through their eyes

Alexa Boldt helps Kenyan students share their world through "participatory photography."

Arts and Entertainment from Jan. 16

Arts and entertainment from Jan. 16, 2014.

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Dreaming Green

January is a good time to pore over seed catalogs and get the garden ready for growing time

Fujiwara honored as athletic trainer

Wahtonka grad hopes to return to The Dalles to be near family

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The Chocolate Lab offers fine chocolates

Sunde Carroll offers gourmet, organic cacao and infused sea salts

What's Happening from Jan 15

Events from Jan. 15, 2014.

What's Happening from Jan 10

What's Happening from Jan. 10, 2014.

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Winds decapitate local KFC building

More high winds due tonight and through the weekend

Business world was on the move in 2013

Was The Dalles economy on the upswing in 2013? A snapshot of all the moving and shaking of the year past might suggest yes.

What's Happening from Jan. 7

What's Happening from Jan. 7, 2014.

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2013 a year of challenges: In the headlines

Some of the stories that dominated The Dalles Chronicle headlines in 2013.

What's Happening from Jan 5

What's Happening from Dec. 5, 2013.

Arts and entertainment calendar, Jan. 2

Arts and Entertainment calendar, Jan. 2, 2013.

What's Happening from Dec. 31

What's Happening from Dec. 31, 2013.