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
Church news in brief.
Young Life just started a club in The Dalles, and it is already proving popular, with 20 students attending the first few meetings on Mondays in a family home on Lewis Street.
Work began today in Ericksen’s Addition
As part of a school project, William Decker, a ninth grader from The Dalles who attends Horizon Christian School in Hood River, has arranged for a Kodiak bush plane to offer rides locally as a fundraiser for a Christian charity.
The Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has called the Rev. Judy Zimmerman to serve as its first “settled” minister — meaning she’ll be the first to reside in the area.
Public works makes plans to dig up street
Ranger says it was first incident in two decades, did not reach the river.
A 10-foot aluminum cross stolen off Emanuel Baptist Church last fall was soon found – serving as a memorial at the site of a double-fatal crash by Wishram.
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has asked to be reevaluated by the rating entity that downgraded its status in 2008, which caused an increase in homeowners and business insurance within the district.
The 90th annual Pulpit Rock Easter sunrise service is set for Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m.
Planners could do ground work
Mike Lakowski’s garden art leans toward the beer variety
Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.
In the continuing search for the source of the Mill Creek “mystery pipe,” two more houses in Ericksen’s Addition will get dye-tested Wednesday.
The Last Days of Jesus pageant begins its four-day run Thursday, April 17, at a new location, Calvary Baptist Church, where the Last Supper and Garden scene will be played.
Since at least August 2012, a “mystery pipe” has been dumping extremely high levels of human waste into Mill Creek, and officials so far cannot find its source, despite extensive efforts.
Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 candidate Nora Ferguson said she’s a team player and collaborator who focuses on relationship-building and getting things done. She faces first-term incumbent Scott Hege in the May 20 primary election. The winner will be the sole candidate in the November general election.
With the message that their presence in family life matters deeply, a free daylong workshop aimed at fathers is set for Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
A phone call that began with, “The Dalles Wahtonka High School, student speaking,” ended with the male caller threatening to rape the female student who answered the call.
The 10th annual Cherry of a Ride, a fundraiser for St. Mary’s Academy, is slated for Sunday, April 13, and will offer five different courses through cherry orchards and wheat fields. The courses, which will suit every level of rider, wind through cherry orchards and wheat fields and some withvistas of the Columbia River.
Upgrade drawings due by June
Police in car startle would-be thieves
Martin: Issue is between courts and Babikian
The folks at First United Methodist Church say they can see God’s handiwork in how quickly and smoothly their new program to feed homeless students on weekends has expanded.
Martins left in challenging straits by Babikian
Whether Wasco County or the North Central Public Health District will oversee the Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program is still undecided despite a unanimous vote last October of the Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling steering committee to have Wasco County serve as its lead agency.
Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles is opening a new elementary school in fall 2014. Called Columbia Lutheran School, it will be housed within the church itself, in rooms that will soon be remodeled into sizeable classrooms, said Pastor Jesse Jacobsen.
Settlement leaves Arndt boundary in place
Confusion exists among agencies about occupancy status of tenants
Students crunch the numbers
Public Meetings from March 3
The computer gaming industry changes at such a rapid clip that it sees in just one year the equivalent of 10 years of change in other industries.
Game maker wants to put gorge on the map
Church news in brief.
Dr. Jeff Mathisen went to Africa the first time to spell a surgeon who needed to take a month off for training and some down time.
Social services could be affected
Fire destroyed a five-unit former motel at the far west end of Biggs Junction yesterday morning, Feb. 24, but all four residents escaped safely, and law officers helped them remove their belongings.
Emotions surface over child’s birthday
Church news in brief, Feb. 14, 2014.
Dr. Julius Jepson, pastor at Life in Christ Center, is giving his last sermon Feb. 23, and will be retiring after 63 years in the ministry.
Both Wasco County and public health want hazardous waste function
An addiction recovery program at Covenant Christian Community Church is offering a second program aimed at children of those battling or in recovery from addictions.
As shepherds of a historic building, members of United Church of Christ Congregational have their hands full with ongoing maintenance requirements.
Neighbor complains over fowl deeds
The Dalles Police Det. Jamie Carrico returned to work today after a Klickitat County coroner’s inquest ruled his 2013 fatal shooting of a rape suspect in Wishram was justifiable homicide.
Wasco County Landfill workers unknowingly handled the substance, which can catch fire if exposed to water.