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Mario Heredia of Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation was presented a check for $5,000 by Heather Wright, president of the Mid-Columbia Association of Realtors, at the association’s January meeting at the Best Western, Hood River Inn in Hood River.

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Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, E. Scenic Drive will be closed for for approximately 14 days as Crestline Construction begins work on the E. Scenic Drive Stabilization, Phase 2 Project for the City of The Dalles.

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Bikes for Books Ryan Floyd and Lydia Haugen of Dry Hollow Elementary won bikes as part of the Books for Bikes program sponsored by the Masons. All the students who meet their trimester reading goals put their name in to win one of the bikes donated by the Masonic Lodge.

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School board members had tough feedback Jan. 15 for proponents of starting a dual language immersion program, saying they liked the concept but the process felt rushed and lacked communication.

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a nearly $1.3M penalty to Hydro Extrusion USA LLC for multiple air quality permit violations at its aluminum recycling facility in The Dalles on Jan.8, according to a press release from DEQ.

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The first fire season under Pacific Power’s new Wildfire Mitigation Plan for Hood River and Wasco counties is past, and with the plan remaining in place and next year’s fire season looming, a panel of Hood River elected officials sat down with Pacific Power representatives to discuss the frustrations of the previous fire season and the future of wildfire mitigation.

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The Columbia River Gorge Commission and Forest Service seek  comments on draft updates to the Economic Development chapter of the Scenic Area Management Plan. The public comment has been extended to Feb. 1, 2020. The public can engage in the following ways;

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Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court a 30-day suspension of his law license for making a false statement to the state bar. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled he made four false statements and handed down a 60-day suspension.

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Bikes for Books Ryan Floyd and Lydia Haugen of Dry Hollow Elementary won bikes as part of the Books for Bikes program sponsored by the Masons. All the students who meet their trimester reading goals put their name in to win one of the bikes donated by the Masonic Lodge.

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The fire district has sued its union over use of a new logo, with both entities saying they created and used the logo first.

On Oct. 31 a judge temporarily banned the union from using its own version of the logo and a hearing on whether the ban should be made permanent is set for Dec. 18.

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The Dalles City Council approved municipal code and comprehensive plan changes to allow more and larger accessory dwelling units following a public hearing Oct. 28. Provisions were also made to allow duplexes in all residential zones and for “cottage clusters.”

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On April 29, the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District implemented its new deviated fixed route serving The Dalles. The bus route serves five stops: at The Dalles Transit Center, Goodwill, Columbia Gorge Community College, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and the Veterans Service Office.

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The City of The Dalles has made a tentative offer to Michelle Teed to serve as city attorney. The city is doing a background check, and anticipates moving forward at the Nov. 25 meeting of the council.

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The Wasco County Assessor’s Office began mailing statements Oct. 16, said Assessor Jill Amery.

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The annual autumn leaf disposal special at The Dalles Transfer Station begins Nov. 1, when they begin accepting yard debris from residential customers at no charge. Leaves can be disposed of at the transfer station (1317 West First St.) throughout the month of November, Monday through Friday…

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There’s been at least a 75 percent reduction in complaints about RVs and other oversize vehicles since the city implemented a new ordinance that bans storing such vehicles on city streets.

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With the largest state investment in education in 30 years comes high expectations, D21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the school board Sept 26. If results aren’t achieved, she said, the money will dry up.

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  The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays will host his monthly “Second Saturday with the Mayor” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. This month’s meet will be held at Route 30 Bottle & Brews (317 E. 2nd St.) in The Dalles. This month’s feature guest is city Police Chief Pat Ashmore. Bring your …

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The Dalles City Clerk Izetta Grossman, CMC, was presented the 2019 Ripple Effect award by the Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders (OAMR) at the association’s annual conference banquet in Bend on Sept. 19. Grossman was also installed as the OAMR Region VI Director through 2021, a role s…

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The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be closing the 200-block of East 2nd Street to all traffic on today, October 7, for about four hours.  The closure is needed so that the concrete barriers currently in place can be relocated for work that will be occurring on the Recreation…

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