Lewis and Clark Fountain

The Lewis and Clark Fountain was installed at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park on April 29, 2016.  Jeff Stewart of The Dalles is the artist.  

Many visonaries worked diligently over the years to assure the completion of the fountain.

Columbia River
paddle wheeler makes a comeback

The 223-passenger American Empress, formerly known as Empress of the North, is back on the Pacific Northwest's Columbia River. The four-deck-high, white-on-white confection is returning to seven-night sailings along the river -- something it last offered in 2008.

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The History of
The Dalles, Oregon

The City of The Dalles, Oregon, is situated in the north-central part of the state on the Columbia River, the nation's second largest river. It is the county seat and the largest community in Wasco County.  The Dalles is one of Oregon's most historical cities and was known earlier in its history as the town at the end of the Oregon Trail.  Archeological evidence suggests the area ...

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What’s Happening?



Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has been monitoring the fire danger levels as determined by the Oregon Department of Forestry.  The current fire danger is listed as MODERATE and regulated use requirements are still in effect. Here are the current regulations for Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue:
1. Open fires are prohibited, including open pile burning, burn barrels, campfires, cooking fires and warming fires outside of an approved fire pit. 
1. Smoking should be limited to areas where no combustible materials are present.
2. Chainsaw use should be avoided between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
3. Cutting, grinding and welding should be avoided between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
At all other times, the area needs to be cleared of flammable vegetation.
4. Individuals engaged in chainsaw use, cutting, grinding or welding operations need to have firefighting equipment readily available and provide a fire watch for at least one hour following the use of any mention equipment.
5. Mowing of dried grass with power driven or other mechanical equipment should be avoided between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
6. Do not use exploding targets, tracer ammunition or sky lanterns
7. Do not use fireworks.
The Oregon Department of Forestry, Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Private Timber Company lands all have additional prohibitions. Be sure to check and follow all requirements placed on those lands.
Individuals who fail to follow the prohibitions and/or conduct activities which could contribute to the ignition and/or spread of a fire, could be liable for all costs associated with the suppression of a fire.
These prohibitions and guidelines shall remain in effect until further notice.
Please contact Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue if you have any questions.
Daniel R. Hammel, Division Chief
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