Gorge staffer will help coordinate effort Dr. Edward Ray, president of Oregon State University, visited The Dalles and Hood River Thursday to talk about developing partnerships that will create more educational opportunities in rural areas of the state. Toward that end, the university’s Division of Outreach and Engagement is recruiting for a full-time employee who will work out of Columbia Gorge Community College. The Oregon Open Campus Education Coordinator will be charged with strengthening the bonds between business, industries, government and educational institutions in the region.
Soldier suicide prompts action he recent suicide of an Oregon National Guard soldier with ties to The Dalles has spurred two veterans to take action in hopes of preventing another tragedy.
Family will compete in both Show in the Shade and Threshing Bee car shows this weekend No one gets a free ride at the Vollmar household in The Dalles – but there is plenty of help to steer in the right direction.
A fraternal organization in The Dalles is taking steps to ensure that flags are placed on the grave of every veteran at two Independent Order of Odd Fellows’ cemeteries each Memorial Day.
County responsibility is fraction of $250K tab Wasco County officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the vast majority of medical bills for a deceased murder suspect aren’t going to be paid by local taxpayers.
Residents of The Dalles will soon be allowed to build carports closer to their property line.
Attorney: Enforcement hasn’t had desired effect The Dalles attorney Gene Parker said regulation of yard and garage sale signs has not yielded the desired results this summer but he is optimistic that time will bring a culture change.
The Dalles City Council has fulfilled what staffers called an “unusual” request to help a local business serve customers. Fun Country Power Sports, 1318 W. Second St., will soon be able to legally send all-terrain vehicles, commonly known as ATVs, across the highway to fill up their gas tanks.
City hopes to encourage downtown living
The City of The Dalles wants to encourage downtown building owners to convert vacant space upstairs into apartment units.
Mayor vows it is the last he will support for the developers
The seventh architectural rendering of a hotel next to the historic Granada Theatre was shown Monday to the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board of directors.
New cameras offer panoramic view of The Dalles, monument
Gary Pratt envisions the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee’s new website as the “hub” of happenings in the region for those who have served.
State halves classroom hours
Experienced contractors in Oregon are being given a break on the number of hours they have to spend in continuing education classes to keep their license.
Lot partition no longer defined as development Landowners in The Dalles will soon not have a fee associated with carving out one or two new lots from their property.
Admission is free to Sunday concert “Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band will perform Sunday at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Admission is free. Mayor Steve Lawrence said it is appropriate to have the military ensemble play in the Civic, 323 East Fourth Street, because it was built as a memorial to veterans. The concert will take place July 21 at 2 p.m.
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking to learn whether patients at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles have also been sexually abused by Jeffrey Neyle McAllister, a former nurse accused of crimes in Portland.
Local members of the Patriot Guard Riders are rolling into the Oregon Veterans’ Home Saturday to pay their respects to residents.
Toda: Exciting time for CGCC Columbia Gorge Community College has completed its seven-year journey to achieve independent accreditation. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities announced Wednesday that the gorge college had earned more flexibility to develop instructional programs and provide services to students.
New mental hospital, updated school procedures planned Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, said four main gun control bills failed to move through the Senate during the 2013 legislative session due to an outpouring of opposition emails, letters and phone calls from Oregonians.
Huffman sponsored four bills that have become law Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, was successful in getting the four bills he sponsored through the 2013 session and extra money for education, economic development and veteran care in Wasco County.
Road conversation will continue The Dalles City Council has tabled — for now — asking voters in November to approve a 3 cent per gallon increase in the city gas tax to pay for street improvements.
Dentists testify of flouride benefits despite opposition The City of The Dalles will keep fluoridating part of its water supply despite accusations by opponents that it is immoral and illegal to “mass medicate” citizens.
Hospital defends response Mid-Columbia Medical Center contends that administrators knew of only two out of 12 sexual abuse complaints against Dr. Frederick Field when a police investigation began in 2011.
Council jumps over rules to resolve Dennee partition issue John and Gerry Dennee won a victory Tuesday when The Dalles City Council granted the minor lot partition they had been seeking since 2007 without added development costs.
Fourth of July fireworks might be a celebration of America’s independence but can be a time of great anxiety for veterans. “How ironic and gut-wrenching that the very soldiers who sacrificed so we could celebrate our freedoms are the ones who suffer most on this day,” said author Welby O’Brien in his book “Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD.”
Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones said June has been designated as National PTSD Awareness Month to focus attention on the psychiatric effects of trauma.
Feelings of guilt from military service contributed to alcoholism for the late Wayne Ryan Air Force veteran Wayne Ryan battled alcoholism for decades before his body could no longer overcome the medical complications caused by his addiction.
Rural landowners in The Dalles and Hood River need to be on the watch for a beetle that not only infests pine trees but carries a fungus that will also plunder nutrients.
$53.1 million budget adopted The City of The Dalles budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins Monday, is $53.1 million, a 1.4 percent increase from last year due largely to planned expenditures of grant and urban development funds.
A man believed to be homeless has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly using a knife Tuesday night to settle an argument with another man.
The Dalles City Council was asked by county officials Monday to put off a decision about asking voters to approve a 3-cent-per- gallon gas tax increase to fund repairs for dilapidated streets.
Several months ago, most residents of The Dalles were sleeping while 120-foot-long trucks rumbled through city streets.
In seven months, Oregon National Guard soldiers will be training in the same building where college students are studying for careers in renewable energy.
Authority confined to facilities The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not study the potential environmental impact of having coal trains pass through communities along railroad lines on their way to three Northwest export terminals.
Settled problems reduce revenue requirements The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities in fiscal year 2013-14 are expected to be down, which means there will be no increase in the share of costs paid by the four owner counties.
Columbia Gorge Community College is hiring three employees to help more students reach their career goal by earning an associate’s degree or higher.
Baby Boomers might be aging, but many are determined not to give up the active and healthy lifestyles that characterize their generation.
The City of The Dalles has postponed hiring a new employee to assist with legal matters and economic development projects until further research can be done.
Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones is concerned that federal officials may be denying old disability claims, only to restart them again so it appears that a backlog of cases has been dealt with.
Blaze leaves eight people homeless WITH PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO An older single-wide trailer was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon and investigators believe the cause of the blaze was a faulty electrical wire underneath the residence.
Kate Alvarez says fire taught her a valuable lesson Kate Alvarez said she, like most Americans, sometimes put too much priority on material possessions — until she watched her house go up in flames.
City will seek governor veto Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, picked up seven supporters for House Bill 3479 – lowering the amount charged for local lot partitions — in yesterday’s floor vote. The approval by a 53 to 3 margin came about, said Huffman, because the mandate that fees be lowered from more than $150,000 in some cases to a maximum of $5,000 will apply only to The Dalles.
Proposed hike is first in city in 27 years The Dalles City Council is inviting residents to comment on a proposal to pay for repair of dilapidated streets with a 3 cent per gallon increase in the city’s gas tax.
Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, is on the homestretch to get a bill approved that protects civil liberties when drones are used by law enforcement agencies to gather information.
City manager to ask governor for a veto State legislation that will drastically change the way The Dalles handles lot partitions is now two steps away from becoming law.
The Dalles City Council will discuss doubling the local gas tax — from 3 to 6 cents per gallon — at Monday’s meeting as one way to cover the cost of street improvements.
The Columbia Gorge Table Tennis Club started with humble beginnings in The Dalles home of Joe Cruz, an avid player, about four years ago.
West sees ‘culture of corruption’ A former Wasco County resident is using a new tactic to oust District Attorney Eric Nisley on grounds the elected official fosters a “culture of corruption.”
State remedy has been trimmed to The Dalles only A bill being considered by Oregon legislators to limit the charge for a landowner in The Dalles to partition a lot has been narrowed down to deal only with the local city.
With Video USMC Capt. (retired) Dan Brophy addressed about 50 community members who braved the rains of May 27 to attend the annual Memorial Day observance at Kelly Viewpoint.
Judge cautions about another strike Angela Lindell, a former athletic coach at Dufur School District, has spent most of the week in jail for twice violating her probation by consuming alcohol.