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Neita Cecil

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Station remodel to start

Interior demo set to begin in week or two

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Ongoing vigil

Every day brings mix of hope, fear for TD skier

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First baby of 2015 comes to town

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.

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Young Life fundraiser Jan. 31 at Civic

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.

Bank assistant manager arrested

Employee accused of stealing customer money

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Say goodbye to graffiti

Cleanup by juvenile crew

Waste plan awaits approval

County still has to sign off on program transfer

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Calling on Cuba

Van Valkenburgh toured in ‘97, exploring a country in a time warp

Festival of Trees raises $37k in 2014

Record amount for MCHF fundraiser

County hires new attorney

Timmons firm to serve commissioners

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Power of music in worship

Singing weaves closeness

HS weight room upgraded

MCMC spearheads renovations

Top Wasco county planner leaves

Roberts’ joins Hood River planning team

Pool work on schedule, but projected shortfall

Costs higher than expected

Health services are not ending

Citizens to still receive care

More charges in tagging

Two juveniles arrested last week for spraying graffiti on multiple properties and burglary were re-arrested on more burglary and graffiti charges last Friday night, according to The Dalles Police Department.

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A holiday contrast: Santa is not Savior

No lump of coal from Christ

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September bird deaths explained

Eight birds were reported killed in the September incident at The Dalles Transportation Center, which caused a temporary evacuation of the facility.

County to exit health district

Shortly after public health district officials left the room unawares, the Wasco County Commission voted unanimously Dec. 17 to leave the health district, after checking that it was permissible to take the vote even though the topic was not on the agenda.

Police arrest two tagging teens

Four The Dalles police officers arrested two teens late Monday morning believed responsible for a large spree of tagging throughout town, some of it done during daylight hours.

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Seeing Stars

A Red Carpet rundown

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Final taize service Dec. 17

Service offers a calming experience

Food drive helps needy

Amount down from last year’s record receipts

Wasco County OKs fire plan

Summer opening is planned

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Captain will miss excitement, variety

Ed Goodman leaves force after 35 years

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Airport burglar held at gunpoint

Darren Lacock helped with Project ELFF Thursday night in Dallesport, where he’s a volunteer firefighter, and a few hours later, found himself holding a burglar at gunpoint at the regional airport.

Gorge boosted in gov’s budget

Plan would nearly double agency budget

Parks hires new director

Phil Lewis brings experience from metro parks

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Cardboard makes bad ashtray

Firefighters say metal can is best option

Three on Parks board under fire

In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the parks board first received a petition with 89 signatures seeking the reinstatement of Scott Green as director, then was told a recall effort would begin against the three members who voted for his ouster.

Concussions treated head on

In the just-concluded fall sports season at The Dalles High School, 22 student athletes received concussions, officials say, well below the 35 that occurred last year.

Locals get ready for Ebola

Emergency responders receive special training

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Missionaries speak about German work

Local woman has lived in Karlsruhe 11 years

Health pacts have still not been signed

County support levels not firmed up

Gorge planner joins county

Brewer adds nine years of experience to local office

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Committee thanks vets with short fireworks display

A 10-minute fireworks display will take place at 6 p.m. on Veterans Day, in an effort by the Fort Dalles Fourth of July Committee to raise awareness of veterans and their needs.

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Christmas drive gets a new push

Fay Kiser has spread the word on project

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Village effort helps band

Many hands aided in project

More are targeted by PUD scam

Local businesses seem to be the focus

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Invisible inventor

Geza Liskay’s accomplishments are as impressive as they are unknown

Holliday lauded for service

Worked 34 years for ambulance

Board views on termination of director

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.

Petition started to get Green rehired

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.

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Freedom House closing its doors

Residents must leave by the end of November

Bids due on remodel plan for second fire station

Projected cost for renovations is $450,000

Wonderworks now owns their building

Final grant completes long project

Assessment shows gorge work underfunded

Commission historically short-staffed, report says

Study finds gorge commission at odds

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.

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Area prepared for Ebola

Vaccinations are a more pressing need

Blazers coming to The Dalles

Rip City flag will be raised at waterfront park