Current flood insurance rate maps for Wasco County and City of The Dalles, released in 1984, have been updated and are being made available for public comment and input, according to Ted Perkins of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which creates the maps nationwide.
THE DALLES — The Dalles Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Denny’s restaurant, 1710 West 6th Street The Dalles Tuesday, evening, May 9, according to a May 16 Facebook posting by the department.
May 16 Election Day results for contested elections in Wasco and Hood River counties.
- May 16, 2023 - ELECTION DAY. Ballots must be placed in a dropbox by 8 pm, or postmarked on or before election day.
- May 23, 2023 - Last day to accept ballots by mail with valid postmark
SALEM — Another Senate walkout and a legal setback marked the second day of Republican attempts to stall a final vote on an abortion access and transgender health rights bill now in the Oregon Senate.
THE DALLES — The Wasco County board of commissioners gave their unanimous support to policy guidelines presented by The Dalles-Wasco County Joint Ad Hoc Climate Resiliency Committee during the May 3 regular session of the commission.
Emergency crews responded to a reported structure fire at American Village Apartments on W. 10th Street Friday afternoon. Two apartments at the west end of the apartment complex appeared to be damaged, but no injuries were reported.
THE DALLES — The City of The Dalles and the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency have reported the successful demolition and hazardous material abatement of the property located at 800 E. 2nd Street, commonly referred to as “The Dalles Soda Works” building.
THE DALLES — An agreement for Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) to join Adventist Health has been approved by state and regulatory bodies, clearing the way for the transaction to become official, according to an MCMC press release Friday, April 14.
Among the provisions of the approval are conditions that include Adventist Health’s investment of $100 million over ten years to ensure MCMC’s operations and maintain existing services.
Questionnaires were sent for all candidates in contested races for the May 16, 2023 Oregon District Elections in Hood River and Wasco Counties. Also, candidate-related letters submitted to Columbia Gorge News. Pages will be updated.
On the morning of April 6, 32-year-old Jacob Wilson of The Dalles was arrested on five charges following the murder of one victim and the assault of another in The Dalles.
The Dalles Art Center Board has recruited Sally Johnson as interim executive director. Johnson is stepping in to advance the strategic plan recently initiated by the board and help prepare the organization for a permanent executive director, according to a press release from the board.
Johnson and members of the board will be at The Opening Gala for the Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour show on Thursday, April 6, 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the local artists in the show and to welcome the community back to The Dalles Arts Center.
On Monday, April 10, City of The Dalles Public Works will be begin work on pothole repair on W. 10th between Walnut St. and the City Limit. Phase 1 of the project will be grinding out the old pavement. Phase 2 will be patching back new asphalt. This extensive pothole repair project is expected to be completed by April 20, weather permitting.
A seven-car motor vehicle crash has been reported on I-84 East in the milepost 53.5 area, near Cascade Locks. At this time, no injuries have been reported, but it is advisable to avoid the area if possible.
THE DALLES — Officials identified the victim of a suspicious death that was discovered March 18 near Cherry Heights in Wasco County, just outside of The Dalles.
A gastrointestinal (GI) illness outbreak in The Dalles that causes vomiting and diarrhea has led to 100 absences at several local elementary schools, and 22 cases at a local long term care facility.
The Dalles Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying two suspects involved in a robbery Monday, March 13, according to a Facebook post.
The Criterion Schoolhouse, located on the Oregon State Fairgrounds, was placed on the National Schoolhouse Register on Dec. 2. The Oregon Retired Educators Association submitted the nomination through its Save the Criterion School Committee. The National Schoolhouse Register is the Country S…
At 8 p.m. on March 9, a fire was reported at the AmeriTies West plant. Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue responded, and nearly 30 minutes later, at 8:29 p.m., there was an explosion in a copper naphthenate diesel tank that had been taken out of service earlier in the day to be cleaned.
The Sherman County Sheriff's office has asked people to avoid the west end of Biggs Junction as crews work on a fire which consumed the TA Express, located on on the south side of Highway 30 at the west end, according to a post early this morning on the sheriff's Facebook page. The building was one of the newest built in Biggs. The fire was reported in the early hours of March 7.
A national search is under way for Columbia Gorge Community College’s next president.
The City of The Dalles Police Department assisted the Wasco County Sheriff’s Department and the Oregon State Police in the capture of an armed subject the evening of Feb. 28, according to a department press release.
THE DALLES — Weekend closures of The Dalles Bridge ended Feb. 28, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
THE DALLES — Neal Creek Forest Products, a local provider of firewood, landscaping materials, and snow removal services, is opening a second location in The Dalles on Friday, March 3, 2023, according to a press release.
AFS Intercultural Programs is currently seeking host families for exchange students to arrive in August of this year, or January of next year.
When the Cherry Festival arrives in The Dalles this year, it will be with a blast to the past, channeling the ‘50s with the theme “Homegrown Happiness.”
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon. The small structure in the 1900 block appeared to suffer significant internal damage before the fire was extinguished.
The South Wasco County High Redsides advanced to the Class 1A boys basketball Big Sky League district championship game following a 63-61 win over the Ione/Arlington High Cardinals (11-12) in a district semifinal Thursday at South Wasco High in Maupin.
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council announced Wednesday that it has finalized the purchase of the Oregon Motor Motel, located at 200 W. Second St. in The Dalles, which it will renovate and convert into a 54-room, 100-bed transitional housing shelter.
The City of The Dalles will take over the shoreside hospitality role for cruise ships docking in the city beginning in March. The contract involves scheduling hospitality programs with cruise lines visiting the city.
A large rock broke free from the Eagle Cave area above west The Dalles Tuesday afternoon, coming to rest just feet from a car in the Chenowith Rim Apartments. No vehicles were damaged. Residents said they could see where the stone broke free from the rim, and the rocks passage left a muddy t…
The Gorge Sinfonietta is known for diverse and exciting programs, from collaborations with outstanding artists to innovative new music. The orchestra’s fondness for pushing boundaries will be on full display as it presents a program of premieres by an outstanding group of young composers on …
The Dalles is going to be extra sweet this Friday, as the second annual Chocolate Crawl takes downtown by storm.
Join The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (CGICM) in Stevenson, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. for a special book signing event with Laurie Case Wilhite author of the book “Paddle to the Pacific.”
From Alice Lundell, Director of Communications with the Oregon Justice Resource Center—
The Army Corps of Engineers hosts its 13th annual Eagle Watch Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Dalles Dam Visitors Center, 3545 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles.
Dancing With The Gorge Stars crowned a new champion as Tierra de Lobos Winery Owner Adolfo Mollinedo took home the mirror-ball trophy Friday, following his performance of the cha cha to Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” with pro-partner Sarah Reed.
Two trends are noticeable in recent studies: The updated booster offers strong protection against hospitalization in those who get COVID-19, but few people have received the updated booster, according to North Central Public Health District.
THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) and Adventist Health leadership have announced that the two organizations have approved an affiliation agreement for MCMC to join Adventist Health (pending regulatory and state review). The affiliation with Adventist Health will advance rural healthcare — the nonprofit healthcare organization has committed $100 million to finance MCMC’s strategic capital needs.
Garbage pickup and disposal costs in The Dalles will increase an average of 7.37% following a rate increase approved by The Dalles City Council at their regular meeting Monday.
Columbia Gorge News advertising deadlines for Christmas and New Year holidays will be Tuesday, 4 p.m. Legal or public notice placement will be Thursday at 4 p.m. Classified Line ad placement will be Friday at 9 a.m. Obituary Notices will be Monday at 9 a.m.
On Monday, Nov. 14, The Dalles City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city attorney to settle a lawsuit with The Oregonian, regarding a public record request for the water usage of Google’s existing data centers.
Democrats will remain in charge of both chambers of the Oregon Legislature when the new session opens Jan. 9, but will lack the 60% majorities required to pass revenue-raising measures on their own.
The Dalles Chamber delivered thank you cookies to several businesses in The Dalles last week and during the month of October as recognition for all the businesses do for visitors in our town, part of the Hood-Gorge Regional Tourism’s thank you project to show appreciation for those businesses who help serve an important part of the tourism industry in their communities during and post pandemic.
Invasive Northern crayfish were recently discovered in the Ashland Canal, marking the first documented existence of the non-native species in Oregon.
Rufus Mayor Dowen Jones was arrested for attempted murder Nov. 1, following an incident in which he allegedly shot at a family of four in a passing vehicle.
THE DALLES — The City of The Dalles denied an abatement appeal from R. Douglas Powell on Monday, following the declaration of a house in the public right-of-way as a public nuisance at the last regular city council meeting.
WHITE SALMON — White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District officials, who are overseeing the pool replacement project, met with White Salmon's mayor and city council to discuss a possible city investment into the pool project.
The special meeting between the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District (WSVPMPD) and White Salmon City Council, held Oct. 27, featured a presentation and short discussion between the two governing bodies.
THE DALLES — The City of The Dalles terminated a grant partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) concerning a project on First Street, at the regular city council meeting Oct. 24.
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCFR) saw a steady 20 to 21 overdoses a year for the past three years, but has already recorded 20 overdoses just through September of this year.
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