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“What do I do? “How can I help?” These tough questions arise when community members encounter a person who appears to be experiencing a serious mental health crisis. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) is spreading the word about services that can help in these situations, including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an evidence-based program through the National Council for Behavioral Health.

In the wake of a man’s death last summer while fighting fire on agricultural land, and the fines his employer incurred because of it, farmers need more clarification on firefighting rules, an official said.

The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is opening up applications for an NRA Firearms Safety Course. The class provides education on how to safely store, handle, and operate firearms, and qualifies successful attendees to apply for a Concealed Handgun License.

To the editor: I am a grateful new member of The Dalles community. The people here are generous, kind and are continually trying to make it a special place. As a photographer friend of mine recently told me, “It’s the most beautiful place I have never heard of.” Because I wanted to be a contributing member of my new community, soon after my arrival I enrolled in training to become a CASA volunteer.

Columbia Gorge Community College has assumed operations of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult/Dislocated Worker program, joining the WIOA Youth program CGCC began managing in 2017. These programs were previously administered by Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and are contracted through the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.