Neita Cecil covers general news for The Dalles Chronicle.
On the heels of what was a lackluster Christmas for downtown businesses thanks to bad weather, frigid, snowy conditions in January have kept sales well below normal.
Rescuers on snowmobiles retrieved three people Sunday who got stranded as they tried to walk out of their wooded cabin home off Fivemile Road after running out of propane and fuel.
An electrical fire Sunday at American Village apartments in the 2400 block of West 10th Street displaced 10 adults and 11 children from six units. No one was injured.
As it happens, with the school district looking at seven snow days and five late-start days to make up, the state this year imposed strict new rules removing any wiggle room for making up those days.
The Dalles native Luke Habberstad believes much of what happens in our lives is dictated by chance. And so it was that an eye-opening course he decided to take in his last semester of college propelled him on his eventual career path. Today, he’s an assistant professor of early Chinese studies at the University of Oregon.
The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.
Hypothermia is when the body gets very cold and can’t warm up on its own, according to UpToDate, a medical website. It occurs when the body, normally at 98.6 degrees, drops below 95 degrees.
Last Friday, city police officers spotted a homeless man whose gloveless fingers were swollen and dangerously discolored from exposure, and were quickly able to get services for him. Another homeless man, according to a post by a friend of his on Facebook, is facing the loss of all or part of a foot due to exposure.
If it has seemed like an epically, endlessly snowy winter — one for the record books — you’re right. As of today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, there has been snow on the ground for 34 consecutive days, beating the old record set 38 years ago, when there were 29 consecutive days of snow.
A missing tapestry worth $2,500 was returned — after it changed hands for $10 — within three days of its owner making an appeal on social media.