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Work has begun on a project to repair part of the irrigation system on the eastern portion of Sorosis Park. The repairs cover the ground between the picnic shelter and Columbia Gorge Community College, as well as the rose garden.

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The 26-year-old Riverfront Trail is in need of significant repairs, especially on the west end of the trail, and as much as two-thirds of the funds needed for the work have been identified, said Julie Kruger, city manager of The Dalles. The city, which approved up to $100,000 for repairs in July, has received commitments of $50,000 each from the People’s Utility District (PUD) and the Port of The Dalles, Kruger told the Chronicle Aug. 9.

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Local public health services are not affected by a recent federal law change that bars providers from telling pregnant women about abortion options.

That’s because Oregon declined to accept the federal dollars that would have meant abiding by the new rule. Instead, Oregon has backfilled the loss of federal money, which amounted to $3 million in fiscal year 2018.

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With two engineering reports calling for immediate demolition of portions of the Recreation Building downtown, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency voted 6 to 3 Wednesday, Sept. 11, to declare an emergency, enabling staff to enter into contracts for the work.

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With two engineering reports calling for immediate demolition of part of the Recreation Building downtown, a special meeting is set for Wednesday to authorize the demolition.

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Boaters at Pine Hollow Reservoir will soon have new and improved launch facilities, and the years-long effort to replace one boat ramp and repair another was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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The Dalles City Council agreed Aug. 26 to delay issuing a request for bids to demolish the Waldron/Gitchell building for at least six months, allowing building supporters to plan for stabilizing, restoring and removing the building from its current location between the city’s sewer plant and…

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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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Saying it already has pledged donations to fully cover architectural drawings and masonry work, The Dalles Main Street Program wants the city to donate the Waldron/Gitchell Building to it to spare the 154-year-old building from the wrecking ball.

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Oregon’s Second District Representative, Greg Walden (R-Hood River), will hold town halls in Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Harney, and Wasco counties beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2019.

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About a month ago, a controversial page on the regional jail’s website that listed criminal charges against immigration detainees who are held at the jail was taken down.

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Oregon Senator Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) and Representative Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles) expressed a desire to find solutions to a warming climate that did not have a detrimental impact on the state’s economy during a public forum to discuss CO2 emission reduction Tuesday in The Dalles.

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The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is making progress toward construction of a skills center and on-campus housing. The former is intended to provide students with expanded education opportunities,  while the latter will offer 72 units of housing.

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The new food services director for School District 21 has fed U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, college students at UC Davis in California, tourists at a casino, and patients at a 450-bed hospital.

But Dottie Ray most recently comes to North Wasco County School District 21 from her work at Bandon Dunes, premier golf course  on the Oregon Coast where she spent two years as a food and beverage buyer.

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In a move discussed for over 10 years and actively planned for two, the Northern Wasco County PUD, starting this month, will switch out its 10,100 meters with “smart meters” that report usage digitally to the PUD.

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The first tow under the city’s new ordinance banning the storage of RVs and oversize vehicles on city streets involved a boat on a trailer with expired Washington plates.

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The city of The Dalles celebrated the completion of the 2 1/2 year, $14 million upgrade of the city sewer plant July 30. The project increased capacity of the plant from 7.4 to 13.2 million gallons per day, with new pumps, screening systems and sewage processing infrastructure. The project a…

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Oregon State Senator Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) and State Representative Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles), members of the Oregon Legislative Joint Carbon Reduction Committee, are scheduling town hall meetings regarding the failure of HB 2020 (Oregon’s Cap & Trade bill) and seeking options regarding how Oregon might address CO2 reduction.

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The Dalles City Council accepted a bid from Van Nevel Concrete and Curb July 8 for installation of 11 new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at three locations in the city, at a cost of $136,986. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $89,745.