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Rapoza plans now in limbo

Committee declines to give developer more time

Ribs, rhythm and revelry

Western themed event benefits area seniors

Spatz questions how council arrived at termination decision

Believes process did not follow 'spirit of the law'

The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz is questioning how Mayor Steve Lawrence and his fellow council members arrived at the decision to fire city manager Nolan Young on Sept. 14.

Q-Life discusses loss of Young

Attorney hopes to retain services of fired manager

Keith Mobley, attorney for Q-Life Network, asked the board Friday to retain the services of Nolan Young, former city manager for The Dalles, to finish negotiating a deal to bring broadband to Maupin

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Sapa buys NW Aluminum Specialties

Norwegian company plans to add jobs

Northwest Aluminum Specialties sells

Sapa Aluminum, Inc., buys employee-owned company

Sapa Aluminum, Inc., plans to add 15 new jobs to the current lineup of 56 workers at Northwest Aluminum Specialties, which it acquired Monday afternoon. The sale brings an end to an era as the name of the plant that recycles aluminum into core logs that can be used for a variety of products was changed within minutes after the sale.

Port to pull plug on Marina

Agency sets timeline to find new operator

Local business hit by scam

Shop owner says unknown caller is using company name

Lila May loses cancer battle

Michael Holloran, chief organizer of Pig Bowl, said he was very sad to learn Sunday that one of the recipients of the 2015 competition – Lila May Schow — had died Sept. 12.

TD Council fires city manager

Young’s termination effective immediately

Stauffer files for re-election

Judge Janet Stauffer has filed for a second six-year term as Circuit Court Judge of the Seventh Judicial District. Since May of 2010, she has served citizens in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.

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Lessons learned from 9/11

TD firefighters, police and citizens remember the fallen

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Union Street repair work continues

Roadway between Third and Fourth streets still closed to vehicle traffic

Cops bring home the bacon for 13th year

TD Pig Bowl raises funds for cancer patients from Oregon and Washington

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Tea for two vet causes

Event focuses on caregivers, female troops

TD dock closed for tribal fishing

Docking privileges for three cruise ships lines are being interrupted for the next week or two in order to accommodate a tribal fishing right. The Dalles City Manager Nolan Young said companies were notified at the beginning of the cruise season that they would need to make alternate arrangements for a short period of time in September.

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Stepping up to aid fire victims

Burgerville employee leads local relief effort, collecting items through Sept. 7

Cougar killed by steer owner

Livestock owners on farms between Sandlin and Sevenmile roads are on edge after six sheep and a steer were killed by a mountain lion, otherwise known as a cougar, in a little more than a month.

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Fly right or prepare for more regulations

Drone infractions on the rise

Mayor calls for vet forum

When an almost 92-year-old veteran showed up at American Legion Post 19 earlier this month, members scrambled to find him a place to stay and help him access other services. Mayor Steve Lawrence, finance director for the post, said it became apparent during the ordeal that veteran groups needed to get better organized.

EPA water rule under fire

Thirty-one states file legal challenge

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Man trades cash for weeds

Kids paid 50 cents for every pound

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What to do about Ray?

Sea lion defends waterfront territory

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Rodeo assets to be sold

Officials look for new property

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Vet hopes to turn cowboy

Rodeo honors military, police and firefighters

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Volunteers earn high praise

Local veteran program now a state model

City OKs Google proposal

Taner Elliott casts sole no vote

Google deal explored

Citizen opinion equally split on tax breaks

Activist against Google deal

Bertrand says company needs to pay ‘fair share’ of taxes

Port marks ‘marriage’

Community invited to Friday celebration

Google seeks expansion

Public can comment on new proposal Aug. 3

Google proposes third phase in The Dalles

Public to be given a chance to comment on agreement

Google is purchasing 23 acres from Port of The Dalles for another data center

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Fire: Be ready to roll!

The single most important thing a resident of Wasco County can do to prepare for an emergency is to sign up for the Citizen Alert program

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Trail plans take new path

Board scouts for alternate route

Huffman looks back at 2015 legislature

The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2015 session a little more than two weeks ago and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, is pleased about making progress on several issues despite his party’s minority status.

Agencies look for answers in two incidents

Two emergency situations that occurred July 14 — a missing woman and six fires along Highway 197 — are still under investigation by the responding agencies.

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Bucking a traditional female role

Sammis was one of first female rodeo riders

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Active search suspended

No sign of missing woman has been found

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Search continues for TD woman

Teams comb Mill Creek area.

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Marine vet visits ‘other wall’

People invited to chalk reflections

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Looking back at early rodeo days

Future of event is uncertain

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‘Barrel to Banner’ award

Local group receives hand carved banner

New look at TD water rates

City’s sewer rate lower than state average

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A look at Independence Day

In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was pressed by a committee from the Second Continental Congress to write an explanation for colonists, and justification for the rest of the world, about why it had become necessary to seek independence from British rule.

Agencies put brakes on road dispute

The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have resolved a longstanding dispute over transfer of public roads in urban fringe areas. After years of contention, the two agencies have developed a work plan for streets that shares responsibility.

Huffman on ‘bad bills’ in Salem

Official says economy will be hurt

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Police ready for heat wave

Call volumes expected to go up

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King of the Barbecue

Legion to hold cook-off this July

Vets offered host of services Saturday

The Hometown Heroes focus in The Dalles continues through July 4 and involves an event this Saturday to help veterans access services to improve their quality of life. Jennifer Borne, disabled veteran outreach program coordinator for Worksource Oregon’s office in The Dalles, is organizing Veteran Resource Day on Saturday, June 20. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Meals location, 315 West Third Street, veterans will be able to get help from Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones. He will provide assistance to file claims for benefits and compensation. In addition, representatives from several agencies will be available to provide information about housing and other social programs. The Vet Mobile Center out of Salem will also be on site to offer counseling.

City shares project plans

Officials optimistic about economic growth