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Shifting gears for speed bump

ODOT gets ready for freeway speed increase

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Henry’s great adventure

Mom calls for firefighters to rescue climber

Enterprise Zone: A tool for growth

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.

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Speed leads to crash

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.

Shop Small, big results

Businesses report steady foot traffic Saturday

Panel to focus on economics

City, county, state officials will talk of enterprise zones

City to pare down manager resumes

Group will work Dec. 9 to select top five or six finalists

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Growers overcome weather, bugs

Harvest in 2015 went better than expected, despite many challenges

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Snowman brings a flurry of fun

‘Olaf’ kicks off annual Shop Local contest

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Alvin Clark: A life of service

Wife remembers man, cafe owner, and volunteer

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Shop Small wins big

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.

Yacht Club could float marina plan

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.

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Ray to be moved soon

Officials make final plans to relocate large male sea lion

Ten arrested in three MINT drug busts

Search warrants executed at Seventh Street apartments, Snipes Street residence

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Sentinels on the move

Tomb Guard seeks help to establish a National Salute

Magill files for sheriff seat

Chief deputy ready to lead local agency

Stand Down for vets Nov. 7

Agencies offer a wide variety of services

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Writing ‘South of Wisdom’

Author takes readers on a western adventure starting in E. Oregon

Mayor invites pot advocate to share stance with council

Former addict wants more stores, revenue

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Teen perception survey sparks concern

YouthThink seeks more answers

City stops water rate hike

Residents get a break for first time in 10 years

Council approves Granada repairs

The marquee at the Granada Theater will soon be repaired and more letters and numbers purchased to allow full use of both sides.

Salary range set for manager hunt

City council signs contract with Slavin to begin search

Murder at veterans’ home

Wife accused of stabbing husband in room

Leash hands in Granada keys

Email sent to city officials about maintenance needs

Walden ‘stunned’ by Boehner move

Oregon Republican is rooting for Paul Ryan to take position

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Farm festival offers family fun

Children, adults get a glimpse into country living at benefit for child center

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Agency sets aside Rapoza plans

City to seek out other development proposals

Port moves on wetland plan

The Port of The Dalles hopes the end is near on the long journey to streamline the regulatory process for development of industrial lands.

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Pair arrested in Dufur drug bust

Felons also jailed for having firearms in their possession

Council readies to recruit

Officials favor Ga. firm to find new manager

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