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Oregon Health Authority assured Oregonians Sunday, March 22, 2020, that walking, running, biking and other activities were acceptable while practicing social distancing (keeping a physical distance of three to six feet between yourself and others while in public.) Eating healthy, getting exercise and plenty of sleep are important ways to help keep your body resilient, OHS said.

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A Hutton's vireo leaps from a perch in Dufur. 

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Joy Reyneke found a way to communicate as a young child in South Africa.

She had a speech impediment, and she was bullied, she said

But when she got behind a lens, that all changed.

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The Dalles Beautification Committee and the Lions Club have joined forces in the restoration of the Vogt Fountain at Sorosis Park, which is nearly complete.

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Over the last month the Mid-Columbia Senior Center has received several calls from individuals who have received spam calls. So I guess it’s time for the semi-annual reminder on how to avoid scams—even for those of us who think “How could a person be that stupid?” Scams are becoming increasing sophisticated, and any of us could be “that stupid.”

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Over the last month the Mid-Columbia Senior Center has received several calls from individuals who have received spam calls. So I guess it’s time for the semi-annual reminder on how to avoid scams—even for those of us who think “How could a person be that stupid?” Scams are becoming increasing sophisticated, and any of us could be “that stupid.” 

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It’s a typical Saturday afternoon at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

A group of Girl Scouts meets as people play chess and work at computer stations. Upstairs, in the Teen Wing, some study quietly while the roar of engines from a racing video game fill the air. One girl learns the basics of 3D printing from a library staffer — they’re struggling to keep the machine warm enough to print properly.

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In what should have been its seventh year, the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) announced today that the 2020 Wind Challenge has been canceled in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

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A landowner shot and killed a cougar that had killed several goats March 2 in a neighborhood south of The Dalles, according to a press release from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Columbia Gorge Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground on their 31st home. Future homeowner Joni Long, and her two boys, turned over the ceremonial first shovels of dirt along with Habitat Executive Director Chad Krause and Board President Don Wanzek. CGHH provides decent and affordable h…

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From a small clinic at Columbia Basin Care in The Dalles, Val Hiveley Blatz works as the Gorge’s only provider specializing in the care of older adults.

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You can’t turn on the television or the radio without hearing about the new coronavirus—officially called COVID-19. It’s particularly scary not knowing how far the virus will eventually spread in the U.S. My daughter was so worried she canceled her flight from San Diego to San Jose to see a K-pop concert—and that’s a big deal for her!

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The Dalles Urban Renewal Agency will continue its work, but will eschew building ownership and redevelopment in favor of planning and overseeing needed and significant infrastructure projects in the future.

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The Dalles Civic Auditorium is bringing children’s theater to the community with “Honk! Jr.,” under the leadership and direction of Gail Farris and Nancy Moon. Performance dates are March 13-14, 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, for a 2 p.m. matinee. Doors open a half hour before each show. Tick…

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