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?




Effective: 12:01 a.m., PDT, August 8, 2018

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has declared that a condition of Extreme Fire Danger exists within its jurisdictional boundaries. The following restrictions and guidelines are necessary to maximize public safety and property protection during these conditions:


  1. Open fires are prohibited, including open pile burning, burn barrels, campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires. The use of commercially manufacture fire pits with screens, barbeques and devices using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.


  1. Smoking should be limited to areas where no combustible materials are present.

  2. Chainsaw use should be avoided between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

  3. Cutting, grinding and welding should be avoided between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 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 mentioned equipment.

  5. Mowing of dried grass with power driven or other mechanical equipment should not be conducted until the extreme fire danger conditions have significantly decreased.

  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 and Private Timber Company lands all have additional prohibitions. Be sure to check and follow all requirement 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    541-296-9445



So You Are Interested In Running for a City Elected Office. 
General Information packet    Click here for Forms to File  - scroll to Election Laws, Rules and Publications


The following positions will be elected at the November 6, 2018 General Election: (DEADLINE TO FILE IS AUGUST 28, 5 p.m.)

Mayor - Currently held by Stephen E. Lawrence
Councilor At Large - Currently held by Taner Elliott
Council Position #1 - West - Currently held by Timothy McGlothlin
Council Postion #3 - East - Currently held by Russ Brown

Find Live Streaming in the "Agendas and Minutes" menu.  The videos are indexed by agenda topic.  Click on the agenda topic to forward the video to items of interest.

Please email City Clerk Izetta Grossman at igrossman@ci.the-dalles.or.us with any questions or comments.

For information on Happenings and Events in The Dalles, go to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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