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Surprised, surrounded by media microphones and cameras, Ashely Raby of The Dalles still took a moment to call home and let them know she would be late. “I’m going to be a little bit late,” she told her mom. “I just won a car.”

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Barbara Pizzola sits next to a display of threads available at her store, A’s Sewing Shoppe, which is closing at the end of December after 40 years as a family business.

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It should be a comfort to everyone to know that the person who made sure the remodeled Fred Meyer building is structurally sound graduated at the top of her high school class. What makes it more special is that her high school is right here in The Dalles. Sohaila Starks graduated from The Dalles-Wahtonka High School in 2009, then went on to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Oregon State University.

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The City of The Dalles, leading a coalition that includes Wasco County and the Port of The Dalles, is seeking a $600,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help public and private property owners evaluate environmental hazards on their property.

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They don’t mess with the master.

The master schedule for constructing the new Holiday Inn Express on West Sixth, that is.

Robert Wymore, with the general contractor Integrity Structures, said they are on schedule to gain occupancy by the beginning of the year.

Now listen to this. That’s four stories, 54,000 square feet, start to finish in sixth months. That’s, to quote Jimmy John, freaky fast.

Wymore is quick to point out that it has taken a remarkable team thus far. Integrity has had 64 workers on site some days, putting in 640 hours a day.

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The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Farquharson was named chamber executive of the year by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce Tuesday in Lebanon.

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There’s something strange in your neighborhood, so put your tennis shoes on and get ready to walk!

The Dalles Main Street will be leading fearless guests on a series of macabre, ghost-story-filled historic walking tours Friday and Saturday nights in October.  Guides lead as guests explore historic—and some say haunted—downtown The Dalles, bringing stories of spirits who linger in the shadows and terrifying tales of murder and mayhem.

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Aryn and Dave Rasmussen began their first day as operations managers of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport May 1 of this year following the retirement of previous manager Chuck Covert.

“I do most of the day-to-day stuff because my husband is a pilot for Compass Airlines,” said Aryn. “He helps me out when he’s not flying. It was very exciting to come back to the area—we’ve been trying to get back for a while.”

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After a multi-year hiatus, Gorge Bedquarters is back in business, selling affordable, like-new mattresses and unusual wood furniture, and it’s again at 1800 W. 10th St., in the same building as Bustos and Hernandez Construction.

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A draft request for qualifications and proposals for the redevelopment of the Tony’s Building, 401 E. Second St., downtown The Dalles, was sent back to the drawing board by the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency Aug. 20.

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An estimated 11.6 tons of water weight fell on the Recreation Building’s roof during a storm Aug. 9, and officials heard Tuesday the city’s urban renewal agency has insurance on the structure, whose viability has been unknown since its roof began failing.

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Framing is moving along quickly at the Holiday Inn Express Construction site on West Sixth next to Franz Bakery.

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Portland, OR – July 8, 2019 — The Springs Living has promoted Lisa Maynard to the position of Chief People Officer (CPO). In this role Maynard will develop human resource strategies focused on recruiting, training, developing and retaining the best employees for the company’s senior living c…

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