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Jolene Guzman

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Dallas applies for assistance

The Dallas School District will ask for assistance from the Oregon School Boards Association to pay legal fees associated with a special education due process complaint decided in April.

May 16, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas schools receive 20,000 books

For the past year, members of Dallas School District’s classified employees’ association have been on a mission to put free books in the hands of children who might not otherwise have them.

May 9, 2018 noon read more..

Council supports gun rights

The Dallas City Council passed a resolution that “opposes any state or federal law that unconstitutionally restricts a citizen’s right to bear arms.”

May 9, 2018 noon read more..

DCS delivers improvement plan

Dallas Community School presented its plan to the Dallas School Board to address concerns highlighted in an Oregon School Boards Association review of its performance in January.

May 2, 2018 noon read more..

Positions, school days cut in Dallas

The Dallas School District introduced its proposed 2018-19 budget that required cutting six days from the schedule and eliminating several district and school-level positions.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

City keeps contract with DAVC

The city’s contracts to send the Dallas Area Visitors Center transient lodging tax money will remain in place, but the Dallas City Council and DAVC will stay in closer communication about expectations and improvements.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Three face off for commissioner seat No. 3

The Polk County Board of Commissioners Position No. 3 race drew three candidates, incumbent Mike Ainsworth, of Monmouth, and challengers Kathy Martin-Willis, of Independence, and Daniel Ervin Sr., of Dallas.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

More than just a sport

If you watch David Ribich and Dustin Nading, mid-distance runners on Western Oregon’s Track and Field team, interact with one another off the track, you would never know that they both nabbed national championship and All-American titles this past indoor track season; they’re guys who like to poke fun at each other and set up Dungeons and Dragons campaigns with their friends.

April 4, 2018 noon read more..

Council holds action on DAVC funds

The Dallas City Council delayed a decision regarding contracts with the Dallas Area Visitors Center to receive transient lodging tax money to pay for community events and tourism promotion.

April 4, 2018 noon read more..

One door closes, another opens

The Cinderella-team spirit that nearly had Dallas outvoting a city twice its size in the Moda Assist Program contest may continue in a grassroots effort to raise money for all-abilities playground equipment.

March 28, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas URD extended to 2042

The Dallas Urban Renewal Agency and Dallas City Council both approved resolutions March 19 night to extend the duration of the downtown urban renewal district until 2042.

March 28, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas council to consider DAVC funding

The city of Dallas’ Administration Committee recommended the Dallas City Council pull lodging tax money and end its agreements with the Dallas Area Visitors Center for event planning and tourism promotion.

March 27, 2018 4:44 p.m. read more..

Grant to help Falls City sewer

Business Oregon’s Community Development Block Program has awarded the city of Falls City a $330,000 grant for planning and engineering on a needed wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

March 21, 2018 noon read more..



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