Mark Gibson

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Mark Gibson is News Editor at The Dalles Chronicle.

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Street maintenance fee considered

Funding for street maintenance and ADA upgrades in The Dalles is inadequate and the city council is considering adding a $5 transportation fee to city utility bills as one part of a long-term funding solution.

February 1, 2019 1:51 p.m. read more..

Housing program reduces jail time

Providing those released from jail or prison with safe, sober and structured housing as they move back to the community on parole or probation has decreased jail time, as clients are more successful in supervision and less likely to re-offend when they leave, Wasco County Community Correction Director Fritz Bachman told The Dalles City Council in December.

January 11, 2019 1:24 p.m. read more..

Dancing for stardom

Six local residents will be matching skills in a variety of dance styles for the sixth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars. The dance contest, along the lines of television reality shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at The Dalles High School auditorium. The event is a fundraiser for the Mid-Columbia Concert Association.

January 8, 2019 1:36 p.m. read more..

Farm loss mitigation offered

A second and final round of trade mitigation payments meant to assist farmers suffering from damage due to “unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations” has been announced by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and farmers in Wasco and Hood River counties are encouraged to apply by the Jan. 15 deadline.

December 20, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..

Her very own Christmas miracle

Theresa Alley was having a very bad day. She was sitting at Taco Bell, wondering if she would have enough gas to get home, when she noticed what appeared to be a CD sleeve sitting on the windowsill.

December 7, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..

Gitchell rescue work ongoing

Citizens addressing The Dalles City Council Nov. 26 asked for plenty of time to attempt the rescue of the historic Gitchell/Waldron building, located on city property immediately east of the Lewis and Clark Festival Park at First and Union Streets, from the wrecking ball.

December 4, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..

Park district lays out plans

What should parks in The Dalles look like in 20 years? The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District (NWCPRD) gave an overview of the possibilities as they presented an early draft of their new master plan to The Dalles City Council Nov. 6.

December 4, 2018 2:05 p.m. read more..

Skill center, housing project move forward

Prospects for a student housing facility and regional skill center at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) moved forward Monday as The Dalles council voted unanimously to develop an intergovernmental agreement with the college and Wasco County to use enterprise zone funds for the student housing facility. “These funds can be used for the greater good, and this could fit with that definition,” said Mayor Stephen Lawrence.

November 27, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..

Celebrating a ‘Hollywood Christmas’

Cool temperatures and intermittent rain were unable to dampen the holiday enthusiasm of those attending The Dalles’ Starlight Parade Friday evening, as parade goers enjoyed the light parade entries, hot chili and a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce following the parade.

November 27, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Jobs available at future youth center in Wasco

Interested in working in the city of Wasco? Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is actively recruiting for staff at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people, the final requirement in receiving construction approval for the facility, according to Carol Olmstead of the Wasco Event Center, which is working with CCS on the project.

November 23, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..

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