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!