The state said it didn’t have enough resources to investigate a claim by an electrician that large cash reserves from building codes fees were improperly used as internal loans by the entity that manages building codes services. The March 2 letter from the state’s building codes division to that managing entity, the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, said, “The division does not have adequate staff resources to evaluate these loans or further this investigation.”
MCCOG seeks role in study
School has first play after hiatus
Planning for a local food co-op in The Dalles continues, and a founding team has formed to further explore the option.
Shop class nurtures student goals, hands-on skills in mechanics
Judy Zimmerman will be installed as the first “settled” or permanent minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Saturday, March 7 in Hood River.
Police arrest three students
When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.
The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.
Task force studies complaints
A winning legacy is in place for SWC’s future success
New system set to start in fall 2015
The lawsuit filed against Wasco County asking that the Dec. 17 decision to leave the regional health district be voided will not be dropped yet, even though the county did rescind that vote Wednesday.
Officials plan to study health services, costs
Lawsuit claims actions illegal
Historic agreement brings Klickitat to NSA planning table
Officials could revisit health district decision
Federal study misrepresents data
Commission sends letter to Oregon Legislature
Scammer cusses out police chief
Tyler Beane returns to TD
Second audit seeks remedy
Three men got into a fight in Dufur Tuesday night over how much playing time elementary school boys were getting on a basketball team, according to the Wasco County sheriff’s log. The mother of a player participating in the Dufur Parks and Recreation program had texted the coach earlier, saying her son wasn’t getting enough playing time.
After an unexpectedly large turnout of 60 people for the first meeting on the idea of forming a food co-op in The Dalles, work is turning to naming a founding team to continue the effort.
Subject decided to sit on tracks
Wahtonka is ‘project central’
Family activities take place tonight
Stats are half of reported figure
The Dalles skiing standout Maya Barnard-Davidson, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Eve ski accident, could move soon to a rehab facility after nearly four weeks in the hospital.
Five women were targeted
Group has met too many years to remember
Citizen files records request
First meeting set for Jan. 29
Kathy Schwartz, a former director of the then-Wasco-Sherman Health Department, has volunteered to help Wasco County as it prepares to leave the regional public health district. Schwartz, an RN with a master’s degree in public health administration, joined the department in 1991 and was its director from 1999 to 2007. She still works in health care locally.
Wetlands mitigation challenged
Russell Loughmiller, 39, is the new bishop of The Dalles’ Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Group is part of Starlight Parade
Interior demo set to begin in week or two
Every day brings mix of hope, fear for TD skier
Little Tayven Hunter Willett, all five pounds one ounce of him, came into the world at 2:11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, making him the first baby born in 2015 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
With an overwhelmingly successful first fundraiser in October, Young Life is now gearing up for what it hopes to be another winner: its Souper Bowl event on Jan. 31.
Employee accused of stealing customer money
Cleanup by juvenile crew
County still has to sign off on program transfer
Van Valkenburgh toured in ‘97, exploring a country in a time warp
Record amount for MCHF fundraiser
Timmons firm to serve commissioners
Singing weaves closeness
MCMC spearheads renovations
Roberts’ joins Hood River planning team