Mark Gibson

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Mark Gibson is News Editor at The Dalles Chronicle.

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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..


Veterans honored in TD

Six residents at the Oregon Veterans’ Home were honored Nov. 15, when they were presented the military medals and other awards they earned in a ceremony at the home. The range of service of these decorated Army veterans spanned several decades between World War II and Vietnam.

November 20, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..


Report finds TD ‘severely rent burdened’

Over a third of renters in The Dalles are “severely rent burdened,” or paying more than 50 percent of their household income on rent, according to data provided by the state and presented at a City of The Dalles public hearing Nov. 14.

November 16, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..


Lyle mom wins 'Wheels of Hope'

Callie Thysell was more than a little overwhelmed Thursday as she sat with representatives of Bicoastal Media and Griffith Motors, working through the details of making this year’s “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2007 Toyota Camry from Griffith Motors, her own. “It’s an exciting thing, I’m just trying to take it all in,” she explained.

November 13, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..


Authors, readers mix it up

A steady flow of visitors streamed through the doors of Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers in The Dalles Saturday for the Northwest Author Festival, an annual celebration of authors who live and write in the Pacific Northwest. The free event featured a dozen authors, each with a new book release on display.

November 6, 2018 2 p.m. read more..

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