THE DALLES — When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, The Granada Theatre in The Dalles, like all businesses across the Gorge, found itself faced with a new and startling reality. With closures and changes in regulation around every corner, the Granada could’ve very easily been lost in the…

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Even as the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads, vaccines continue to remain effective at preventing illness, hospitalization and death. In June, 36 of 37 people who got COVID-19 in Wasco County were unvaccinated, according to North Central Public Health District (NCPHD).

The Dalles — Amidst smiles, laughter, and some tears, four individuals were awarded a $500 cash prize in the first-ever Golden Apple Awards, according to a press release.

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Peace Corps volunteers are going door to door in The Dalles to spread the word about the mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic at St. Mary’s Academy. The clinic is only here through next Wednesday, July 14, and this is a final push to get the word out.

THE DALLES — Oregon OSHA recently issued The Dalles restaurant Last Stop Saloon an $8,900 citation, which owner Todd Carpenter has appealed.

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The Hattenhauer Distributing sponsored Columbia Gorge Hustlers American Legion baseball team continued a successful summer league schedule, wi…

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Former all-state and college player Darcey Hodges was hired late last month as the head girls basketball coach at The Dalles High School.

Hodges, a 1999 TDHS graduate, replaces Keith Howe.

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When most are cutting calories, Riva Muehlbauer is adding calories including: Two cheeseburgers, bags of potato chips, chicken teriyaki, and nutrition bars as she competes.

This is not just any race. Runners often consider the 26.2 marathon the ultimate accomplishment, but for the 40-year old mother of four, the ultra-race of 100 miles is her passion.

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Track and field may be a future link between Maupin and world class athletes; the sport definitely is what linked Michael Bergmann and the small town on Highway 197 near the Deschutes River.

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The Dalles Cascade Singers are back in action, preparing for the first live concert in 2021. This fall concert features music from the hit musicals “Anything Goes,” “West Side Story,” “Godspell,” “Rent,” and “Hamilton.” The concert is slated for October and the group is inviting new singers …

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