May 29, 2018 – On May 22, 2018 Mid-Columbia Center for Living and local officials broke ground on what will become a regional community mental health facility located in The Dalles. As the Center for Living continues to increase both staff and clients, this facility will be essential for providing access to critical community mental health, addictions and developmental disability services for low to moderate income adults, children and families in Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties. Read more from The Dalles Chronicle here.
The project has been a priority in the Columbia Gorge Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, recognizing the need for one facility which will serve the entire region and increase the effectiveness and efficiency for services. [Continue Reading]
May 24, 2018 – “A project with the potential to prime the economic engine of the eastern gorge looked a lot closer to reality after a major meeting on the subject last Tuesday. That project, a pump storage station on the site for the former Golden Northwest Aluminum smelter, has been a long-held goal of Klickitat PUD. Recently, it has attracted the attention of major players in the electricity market who have both the money and the know how to finance and construct the facility. Read more from the Gorgenewscenter here.
The project is a regional priority in the Columbia Gorge Comprehensive Economic Economic Development Strategy compiled by MCEDD.