Community involvement was celebrated Thursday evening at the annual “Unsung Heroes” banquet hosted by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. “An unsung hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their deeds and qualities,” explained Lisa Farquarson, executive director of the chamber, about the criteria for selecting seven people and a business as outstanding contributors to local society in 2015.
A ‘transformative’ year ahead
Nearly eight months after former City Administrator Samantha Nelson submitted her resignation to the city of Fairview, a permanent replacement has been announced. Nolan Young of The Dalles will take on the post as of Jan. 25.
With no professional rodeo on the horizon for 2016, the Fort Dalles Days Steering Committee has decided to temporarily discontinue activities built around that event. “We just decided as a group that it would be best to go on a hiatus,” said Susan Buce, a member of the committee.
The Dalles City Council is holding a town hall Jan. 25 to provide information about the new recreational marijuana law as well as gather citizen input. Community members are invited to attend the meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall, 313 Court Street.
Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley said Wednesday a man who attempted to elude police in two pursuits has been sent to prison to learn a couple of valuable lessons. “When you see the red and blue lights behind you, you need to stop,” he said. Even more importantly, Nisley said William A. Henry, 40, of The Dalles, needs to learn that it doesn’t pay to violate the law by selling drugs.
Ranchers and farmers are applauding a move by Congress to roll back federal authority over small waterways, including some stock ponds and irrigation ditches. “I think the House sent a very clear message,” said U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, whose Second Congressional District encompasses Wasco County.
New brewery comes to TD
The Fort Dalles Readiness Center comes to life Friday, Jan. 15, with “Night in the Museum” activities to provide mothers and sons with plenty of bonding moments. Wonderworks, the Fort Dalles Museum and Maryhill Museum have all contributed exhibits to set the stage for the fifth annual Mother Son Jammin’ Fun Night. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 402 E. Scenic Drive.
St. Mary’s Academy Principal Kim Koch wins mirror ball trophy
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Senior asked to gather input on education needs
Six square off for trophy
The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association believes the federal government has violated the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by requiring two members of the Hammond family in Harney County to serve more time behind bars.
Senator to visits three counties on Tuesday
Nonprofits must now request funds in January
Council to host town hall, gather citizen input
Council will meet manager candidates in mid-January
Carcasses lead OSP troopers to other finds
Authorities seize meth, heroin
Deputies brave the elements for public safety, caution drivers to be wary
The Dalles Police Department is having problems getting officers to move into supervisory positions due to pay inequities.
Partnership changes blueprint for 2016
Chamber seeks help with holiday campaign
Gingerbread festival draws all ages together
ODOT gets ready for freeway speed increase
Mom calls for firefighters to rescue climber
Fifty-two people gathered for Monday’s town hall meeting to learn how establishing an Enterprise Zone in The Dalles has helped with job creation. “It’s a unique tool in terms of giving direct benefits to businesses,” said Arthur Fish, business incentives coordinator for Business Oregon, which oversees the zones.
A Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crew had to use the Jaws of Life Saturday morning to peel back the roof of a wrecked vehicle at the waterfront to extricate a seriously injured passenger.
Businesses report steady foot traffic Saturday
City, county, state officials will talk of enterprise zones
Group will work Dec. 9 to select top five or six finalists
Harvest in 2015 went better than expected, despite many challenges
‘Olaf’ kicks off annual Shop Local contest
Wife remembers man, cafe owner, and volunteer
Matthew Klebes, director of The Dalles Main Street, is promoting a new campaign that allows community members to show support for small businesses downtown. “Shop Small Saturday” takes place Nov. 28 and Klebes believes it will create an interactive opportunity for customers.
The Dalles Yacht Club is interested in taking over management of the marina and is likely to float a proposal by the port commission in the near future. In September, The Dalles Port Commission voted unanimously to get out of the marina business by the end of 2016.
Officials make final plans to relocate large male sea lion
Search warrants executed at Seventh Street apartments, Snipes Street residence
Tomb Guard seeks help to establish a National Salute
Chief deputy ready to lead local agency
Agencies offer a wide variety of services
Author takes readers on a western adventure starting in E. Oregon
Former addict wants more stores, revenue
YouthThink seeks more answers
Residents get a break for first time in 10 years
The marquee at the Granada Theater will soon be repaired and more letters and numbers purchased to allow full use of both sides.
City council signs contract with Slavin to begin search
Wife accused of stabbing husband in room
Email sent to city officials about maintenance needs