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.
Ten residents near Dry Hollow Elementary School woke up Tuesday morning to find their vehicles had been spray-painted with dirty words and drawings.
When a wildfire is raging, the public’s focus is, of course, on the fire itself and the herculean efforts to stop it. But the sundry human experiences as a consequence of a fire also demonstrate the wider impact such an event can have.
The Rowena Fire, listed this morning as 35 percent contained, claimed its first residence yesterday as a home that had been evacuated burned at Foley Lakes Mobile Home Park.
Fire forced the evacuation of seven homes in Rowena last night and the steep terrain, combined with high winds and expected high temperatures today, were ideal conditions for a big fire, an official said. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 6, the fire was at around 200 acres and rapidly growing, said spokesman Justin de Ruyter with the Oregon State Fire Marshal incident command team.
The first of four work sessions to finally firm up gorge urban area boundaries, which have remained unclear for 28 years, is set for Wednesday, Aug. 6 in The Dalles.
A fruit stand run by ACTS (Acclaiming Christ Through Sports) is not only raising money for an upcoming mission, but is teaching kids business skills and a work ethic.
Fire chief tracks down gear, equipment for rural station
Organization will still fund local services
Agency seeks more staff to fulfill mission
The gorge commission has asked for a moratorium on all new coal and oil transports through the gorge until a risk analysis is done and measures are in place to avoid derailments and provide mitigation should they occur.
A group from Moro Presbyterian Church went on a mission to a poor migrant town in northern Mexico, where they helped in a variety of ways, from plumbing to painting to providing hygiene instruction.
Group travels grueling path seeking insight
Exclusive tech turns radios into self-forming cell towers
Officials hope the just-opened Community School, a year-round alternative school at the Wahtonka campus, eases problems neighbors near the high school have with young people hanging out in front of their homes all day.
Holds released on Columbia District vineyard
With a report in hand saying its staffing should be at 25 employees, the Gorge Commission is fixing to go big when it makes its next budget requests to Oregon and Washington.
Officer: Riding on streets is illegal, dangerous
Organization missed deadline for United Way grant, needs $2,750
Outflow level no longer acute
Police are treating blaze as arson
Panel aims for perspective on boundary issue
Lingering effects from Iraq service prompt Del Griebel to give up the pulpit
Repairs scheduled for old sewer main
In an unusual observance of Memorial Day, a dozen middle schoolers will do a particularly grueling CrossFit workout in honor of a fallen Navy SEAL and all veterans.
Reports include drug and alcohol use, urination and littering
New rule would ‘clarify’ Clean Water Act protection targets
Slower pace and working with horses drew Carrie Swearingen to carriage driving
The annual Wasco County Kids’ Fair this Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have the same fun, free activities as always, it’s just at a new location — the Wahtonka Campus.
Crew chief hopes for speedy repairs
After 26 years of freely sharing his time, expertise and passion for music, Greg Weast has decided to hang up his baton