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Volunteers needed at warming shelter

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Warming Place, an overnight winter shelter for the homeless, was unable to open a few cold nights recently due to lack of volunteers. The Warming Place has about half the volunteers it had last year, and just a quarter of what it had the year before that, said Ed Elliott, who chairs the Warming Place board. “We’re way down.”

December 12, 2018 4:33 p.m. read more..


Gov. Brown reaches out to rural Oregon

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown was eager on the campaign trail to tell voters she would represent all regions of the state. “I’m the only candidate in this race with a track record of bringing Republicans and Democrats together, urban and rural Oregonians together, to tackle the problems facing Oregon,” Brown said during one debate. A month after her reelection, she is following through on that claim.

December 11, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..
    

Urgent care plans announced

The Bistro at Water’s Edge will be closed and the physical therapy gym space shifted around to make way for an urgent care clinic, Mid-Columbia Medical Center announced. Plans are to put the clinic where the physical therapy performance gym is now, on the south side of the first floor of the Water’s Edge facility.

December 11, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


Bill focuses on predation

Bipartisan legislation to protect endangered salmon and steelhead from sea lion predation has been passed by the U.S. Senate. “For too long, predatory sea lions have been taking an unhealthy chomp out of Oregon’s salmon and steelhead stocks,” said Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).

December 11, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


Beloved teacher, choir director dies

Lloyd Walworth, a beloved retired high school choir teacher and founder of a community choir, died last Friday, Dec. 7, after a several-month battle with brain cancer. He was 72. “He’s a larger than life person,” said his widow, Diane Walworth.

December 11, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


A Festival of Trees

Community members turned out in force Saturday morning for the Community Day portion of the Festival of Trees, sponsored by Avenue Properties — The Gorge.

December 11, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..
 

Gorge railroads topic of talk

Learn about the history of railroading in the Columbia River Gorge from Bill Burgel, former chief train dispatcher for Union Pacific, Friday, Jan. 25 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $16, 7 p.m. program only, $5.

December 7, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..
 

Party, video shoot planned

Gorge Community Music (CGM) in The Dalles celebrates Saturday, Dec. 15, with a Christmas Party and live video shoot from noon to 3 p.m. GCM is located at 410 E. 2nd St., The Dalles. Immense Imagery will be capturing the official launch of GCM’s own line of handmade Hawai’ian hardwood “Ho’okipa” ukuleles, and GCM co-owner Caleb Prescott is hoping to get the community involved.

December 7, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..


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