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?





Oregon Department of Forestry has declared that the 2018 fire season has concluded. This declaration officially allows residents within Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue jurisdiction to begin burning operations with a valid burn permit.

Residents who reside within The Dalles city limits are required to follow all applicable laws, fire district requirements and City of The Dalles ordinances regarding burning operations. City ordinance requirements include:

  1. No Burn Barrels allowed at any time.
  2. Open pile burning is only allowed during designated times which include:
    1. October 16 – December 1 and;
    2. April 1– May 14

Residents who reside outside of The Dalles city limits are required to follow all applicable laws and fire district requirements.

Individuals wishing to conduct burning operations can purchase their burn permits by either visiting the main fire station, located at 1400 W. 8th Street or purchase one online at www.mcfr.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Division Chief Hammel at 541-296-9445.

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