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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In April, Pat Ashmore retired from his five year stint as Police Chief of The Dalles, and officially handed over the title to Washington native Tom Worthy.

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Students at Dry Hollow raised $3,000 to purchase trees at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. Classes competed to raise funds, with the winning class choosing which staff member got to "kiss the pig." The pig, Penelope, was provided by River City Saloon owner Clare Kirkwood. Pictured Left to Right: …

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THE DALLES — For years, employers across the nation have struggled to find employees with relevant skills. In the U.S., high school students receive much less work-based learning than in other countries even though there is evidence that students involved in career and technical education du…

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Elijah Perkins isn’t put off that the University of Chicago’s best known catch phrase is “where fun goes to die.”

THE DALLES — Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley honored Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers during a virtual town hall Tuesday, June 1, for Wasco County residents.

THE DALLES — Joson Singh has been focused on customer convenience since he was 12 years old and first worked for his uncle at the original Center Market, a convenience store located on Center Street in Salem. The family-owned business franchise now has 30 locations, and Singh runs two of the…

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program, Car Stereo Specialists, and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the seventh year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels of Hope will provide a strug…

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Wasco County has updated and reopened its COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program to support businesses impacted by the county's move to the Extreme Risk Category on April 30. Funds were provided by the State of Oregon. Grants will be made based on the number of employees between 0 and 50,…

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The “Take a Bite Out of COVID” mobile vaccine event at several venues in downtown The Dalles last Friday, May 7, was an unqualified success. It was well received, ran smoothly and easily exceeded expectations.

Wasco County dropped a level to “high risk” for COVID-19 due to a change in state guidelines, but infection numbers remain high and without a change in the state metrics, the county would still be in the “extreme risk” category, according to information provided by the North Central Public H…

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Last Stop Saloon in The Dalles was one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Oregon Lottery in Marion County Circuit Court on April 19, 2021, according to the plaintiffs’ petition for judicial review.

Archaeological survey reveals modern refuse; Port budget includes same tax rate; Next Door launches free workshop series for Klickitat County; Google seeks land division; Tree pruning planned May 11-13 in HR

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Joel Madsen directs both Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation. The two organizations have separate but related roles working towards a single goal: promoting and administering affordable housing in the Gorge.

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The North Wasco County Education Foundation has launched a new Spring Pledge Drive, with a goal of raising $10,000 to bolster their programs that support the North Wasco County School District #21. As we all know, this past school year has been incredibly difficult for students, teachers, pa…

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The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Small Business Development Center at Columbia Gorge Community College to bring nationally-known speaker Beth Z (Beth Ziesenis) to The Dalles. She will be presenting “29 Tech Tools to Create Cool Content for Social Media.”

The Dalles — The City of The Dalles has sufficient “employment buildable lands” to meet state growth requirements despite those lands being owned in large parcels by Google and Walmart and not readily available for use, according to an inventory presented to the council Jan. 25.

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Skyline Health has begun its COVID-19 vaccination pilot program, offering doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all of its employees and to frontline healthcare workers from the community who are eligible to receive the shot in the first rounds of distribution.

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A meeting was held Monday, Dec. 28 at Zim’s Brau Haus in The Dalles to discuss businesses around the state planning to open for on-premises business on Jan. 1, defying the governor’s mandate.

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The City of The Dalles is now accepting applications for Small Business Relief Grants from eligible small businesses and small non-profits, based in The Dalles. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. 

Cyndie Pierce of Cyndie’s Paparazzi and Bling helps Erika Miller of The Dalles select gifts during “We wish you a merry marketplace” at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Saturday, Dec. 12.

Dain Penrose, an employee with Insituform Technologies, inserts a remote-operated device into a sewer line on W. 10th Street in The Dalles, which will be used to locate connections as part of the Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) process of installing pipe linings. The firm will be working on multi…

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Mid-Columbia Center For Living (MCCFL) violated Oregon labor law in its dealing with a new bargaining unit of Oregon AFSCME, certified in July, which represents all MCCFL employees, according to a ruling by Oregon Employee Relations Board (ERB).

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has introduced the “Explore The Dalles Community Gift Card” program, a single gift card that allows purchases at participating local businesses with a single card.

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Eleven Gorge chambers and tourism organizations are working together to find new ways to support local businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The LINK Public Transportation has an additional bus route serving key stops in The Dalles, circling the city on a one-hour loop Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Riders can get on stops at The Dalles Transit Center, Seufert Park, Water’s Edge, East 12th Street and Dry Hollow Road, Mid…

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 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and admini…

It has become an annual ritual: My Medicare Wellness Visit with my primary care provider. It gives us a chance to update my prevention plan by reviewing my health status and identifying any risk factors — and most importantly a chance for me to grumble about how my body isn’t behaving as it should!

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Understanding Medicare is not a walk in the park. It’s more like crawling through a dark cave: Disorienting and challenging. And every year during Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you get to explore that cave again!

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