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A sign at The Dalles Inn reminds passing motorists that more than 40 restaurants and pubs have takeout available in The Dalles, despite dining room closures and restrictions on gatherings. A full list of businesses open for takeout — members and non-members alike — can be found on the home p…

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Even though the atmosphere of The Dalles Farmer’s Market is very different this year than from past seasons, locals are embracing social distancing guidelines and continuing to make the excursion over to City Park to buy fresh produce from local vendors. 

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Wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in-person schooling in both Washington and Oregon — when it does occur — will require a majority of students to wear masks if attending in-person classes. 

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 When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down restaurants and bars throughout Oregon, Bargeway Pub & Catering in The Dalles was among the many "nonessential" establishments closing their doors. Live music, restaurant dining, happy hours and more fell abruptly silent.

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Eastern Oregon State Reps. Dan Bonham and Mark Owens and State Sen. Lynn Findley held the seventh of their biweekly town halls on Thursday. District 59 Rep. Bonham said all of them had been working hard on various legislative topics.

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) has announced an Aug. 13 deadline for businesses and nonprofits in Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties to receive COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Grants through Business Oregon.

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Zim’s Brau Haus Restaurant and Sports Bar in The Dalles has temporarily closed their doors after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

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Wasco County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and heard an update on schools from Claire Ranit, a consultant working with the Columbia Gorge ESD. She said all the districts in the region are planning some kind of hybrid model, which would involve a mixture of distance learning and actual …

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To support safely continuing to worship, local officials distributed masks to over a dozen churches in Wasco County recently, according to a press release from Unified Command, which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties. 

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To support public health, Streets Alive! Hood River won’t be holding its second annual event this summer, instead giving away free bikes to kids. “With schools, playgrounds, and so many of the activities that make us happy and healthy closed, we thought this would be a great way to share the…

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When the pandemic caused schools and Lyle’s single market to close in March and April, Lyle Community Council President Julie Larson organized a purely volunteer grassroots effort to feed vulnerable community members. A small cadre of people delivered food boxes to around 80 families through…

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