Worked 34 years for ambulance
The Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District board voted to terminate the contract of its longtime executive director, Scott Green. Nikki Lesich, Catherine Whalen and Travis Dray voted in favor of terminating the contract, while Dean Dollarhide and Marcus Denney voted against it. Green said the close vote to terminate him after nine years on the job “raised a lot of eyebrows” in the parks district.
Local Realtor Dennis Morgan started circulating a petition Wednesday to get Scott Green’s job back as head of Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District.
Residents must leave by the end of November
Projected cost for renovations is $450,000
Final grant completes long project
Commission historically short-staffed, report says
A recent study of the Gorge Commission found the regional body is at deep odds over a number of significant points, but it is also, interestingly, the most collegial commission in memory.
Vaccinations are a more pressing need
Rip City flag will be raised at waterfront park
Zion Lutheran paints for ‘day of service’
A wanted man crashed through multiple yards and fences Thursday night eluding police, who found him more than three hours later and arrested him on multiple charges – including the original warrant.
Details to be worked out with Wasco County
While a fiction writer obviously has a lot of license to make things up, there’s still tons of research that goes into it, said author Ron Lovell, who will be at the Oct. 18 Northwest Authors Festival at Klindt’s Booksellers.
Sharon Duerst got idea for first novel ‘Mending Stone’ from a compelling dream
Officials hope to sign documents soon
King required settlers in Va. to grow crop
Measure 91 would regulate and tax manufacture and distribution of marijuana in Oregon, for use by people age 21 and over. People over 21 could legally have four homegrown marijuana plants and eight ounces of usable marijuana at a given time, 16 ounces in solid form at a given time, and 72 ounces in liquid form for noncommercial purposes. They cannot have more than one ounce of usable marijuana in a public place. Possessing more than these amounts carries criminal penalties ranging from a felony to a violation, depending on the amount. Taxes raised will go to schools, drug treatment and police. It preserves current landlord-tenant rights and retains workplace drug-free laws. Two views on the measure: Pot should stay illegal" and "Prohibition should end."
The money raised by The Dalles High School students will help The Pink Project, a local charity, bring comfort to women diagnosed with cancer. Doreen Koch of The Dalles, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Project Pink, said her group averages one new comfort bag a week, and has given out 200 in the last three years.
Numbers easily exceed projections
The art classrooms at The Dalles High School are filled with 25 or so decorated bras, and other students are busily painting pink signs — all in an effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Casual meal offers informal fellowship
Shelter officials intend to replace aging building
Scammer had PUD number in cell’s caller ID
Parent upset resident took photo of son
Sarah Brady is learning about culture, and herself, in two-year adventure
Former engineer new pastor at Life in Christ
High number of bids expected
Woman asked for money by game player
Civil case decided out of court
Four Sisters from Portland sent to open school in TD
Students to create 25-year time capsule
Revamped thrift store will have more retail space and a more visible donation spot
Officials hope demolition work will begin around Oct. 6 on the old pool, as the construction phase of building a new 50-meter pool finally gets underway.
Firefighters do not yet know cause of blaze
Two boys, ages 12 and 14, are slated to enter pleas Oct. 7 to charges of first-degree arson in a June fire that destroyed a partially burned historic home on West Fourth Street in The Dalles.
The Dalles Transfer Station was evacuated and city public works staff kept on lockdown when a powder spill at the transfer station apparently killed some birds Thursday, Sept. 18.
Food, family activities, giveaways offered at Sept. 20
Local expats await the Scottish independence vote, on tap for Sept. 18
Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage
The backpack program, started over two years ago by First United Methodist Church to help feed homeless students for the weekend, is growing again.
ALS challenge has netted millions
Dr. Tom Pipkin left a big-city church in the South to become senior pastor at Gateway Presbyterian Church in The Dalles, partly because he wanted more time to just hang out with folks and minister by hiking and fishing with them.
Estimate did not include admininstration costs
Budget request would restore some funding
Fortuna was jazz musician before entering the priesthood
A local contractor says his bid to demolish Ted Walker Pool was double the general contractor’s estimate, and the other bidder on the project was significantly over that estimate also.
Telling people to leave their home, or not return, is tough
Board hires employment attorney to investigate ‘personnel matter’
It’s 4 a.m., and you’re tucked in bed “sawing logs,” but SDS Lumber Co. is up and at ‘em, sawing logs for real, clearing a patch of timber burned in last year’s Government Camp Fire Complex.