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    A4   Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Dalles Chronicle
performance. “My mind is
numb and my legs are numb,
I’m doing fine,” he said in
Commemorative but
the video introduction to the
video available
After an intermission,
Continued from page A1 the professional dancers
performed a medley for the
audience, and a group of
Brian Lauterbach’s salsa
“Dancing With the Gorge
to Pitbull’s remix of “Shake
Stars” alumni made an
Señora” was the final
appearance before Davis was
contestant performance,
presented her trophy by 2019
and received a 29.5 from
champion George Mickens.
the judges after the routine
Blagg said copies of the
incorporated an act-out with
Lauterbach shuffling behind commemorative video pro-
a walker before pushing
duced by Civic Auditorium
it aside and busting into a
Executive Director Skot
vigorous shimmy.
Barker will be available in
Lauterbach said he was
the future. Contact Blagg at
glad to be done with his
Mary Davis (holding trophy) receives the “Dancing With the Gorge Stars” Mirror Ball Trophy from 2019 champ George Mickens for re-
ceiving the most audience votes on Jan. 10, 2020 at The Dalles High School. “Season 7” of the annual Mid-Columbia Community Concert
Association fundraiser filled the high school’s auditorium with over 600 fans.
Walker Sacon photos
Dancing with the
“Dancing With the Gorge Stars” alumni perform.
Utah Ballroom Dance Company Executive Director Mark Baker (left, in white jacket) addresses judges Dancers from Utah Ballroom Dance Company perform swing at “Dancing With the Gorge Stars” in
(left to right) Scott Hege, Addie Case and Dean Dollarhide at “Dancing With the Gorge Stars.” Baker’s The Dalles High School Auditorium on Jan. 10, 2020. The fundraiser kicked off a 50-show tour for the
dance company worked with local contestants on the routines.
Scott Stephenson dances the country two step with partner Alysha Tyler Bean Kelly, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, strikes a pose Mimi McDonnell of North Central Public Health District performs
the mambo with Utah Ballroom Dance Company’s Zeontre Clark.
with Utah Ballroom Dance Company’s Mary McConahay.
Meno of Utah Ballroom Dance Company.
housing solutions coalition
In the week prior to the
Men and women event,
“we try to do a lot of
attend the event on-the-street outreach so
we can get the information”
Continued from page A1 about the event to people
who need it, Thornberry said.
She said more women
available, and various service
“than you would think” come
providers will be on hand to
to the events.
connect people to available
The goal of the event is to
get services directed to the
Another important ele-
homeless and near-home-
ment of the event is it will
also be the annual “point in
less, Thornberry said.
time” count of how many
The first two events, held
homeless people are living
a year ago and then last fall,
in the area, said Sharon
each drew about 100 people,
Thornberry, who is manager and a similar number is ex-
of the Columbia Gorge Food pected this time as well.
Bank and also sits on the
Hopes are to have
someone to offer haircuts
and foot care. Anyone who
wishes to volunteer to
help in those areas, or who
wishes to donate items or
cash, can call Thornberry at
The coalition, which hopes
to eventually find solutions to
housing in the community, is
housed under the non-profit
status of the food bank.
“Right now we don’t have
big picture solutions for peo-
ple. Those are in the future.
This is something we can
do now to support people,”
Thornberry said of the event.
“To see so many partners in
this community come togeth-
er to do this is absolutely
amazing. I feel very blessed
when I see the response here
and the people we’re able to
“It’s also the transition.
Someone gets a haircut,
you can tell that they don‘t
just look different, they feel
different. It makes a huge
difference for them. So just
those minor things are really
important in these events.”
“Our point is to set up a
friendly, relaxed environ-
ment where people can visit,
they can get their resources
that they need. They can talk
to any one of the providers
that’s there and find out
what’s available to them,”
Thornberry said.
Some people help at the
event simply by hanging out
to visit with people. “So it’s a
place to make contact, have
a chat with somebody, have
a chat with your friends,” she
The event includes trans-
portation to the Civic from
the Warming Place shelter
and probably several other
places. “We tailor that to
what the police are telling
us are the most likely spots
for people to congregate,”
Thornberry said.
The bus schedule will be
posted at the Warming Place,
at St. Vincent de Paul offices
at Third and Pentland.
Thornberry said because
of the high cost of housing lo-
cally, there are a lot of people
who don’t have housing but
do have jobs.
“And there are also people
that have pretty decent
disability checks, but it’s not
enough to get them houses
here so they’re living in tents
and shuffling from place to
place,” Thornberry added.
When Columbia Gorge
Food Bank opened a food
bank in Rufus, they learned
that at any given time 10-
20 people are living there
“Sadly it’s becoming a way
of life for people because
they can’t afford housing,”
she said.
million for violations relating
to a fuel spill from under-
storage tanks.
Air quality not
Calls to Hydro Extrusion
The Dalles, 2929 W. Second
Street, were not immediately
Continued from page A1 returned.
According to a report by
the East Oregonian, this isn’t
The largest air quality
the first time Hydro Extrusion
permit penalty previously
issued by DEQ was $303,169. USA has run afoul of gov-
The largest penalty in any
ernment regulation. In April
DEQ program area was $1.4
2019, the company agreed
to pay $46 million to NASA
and the U.S. Department of
Defense in resolving criminal
and civil claims for falsifying
certifications for aluminum
extrusions to thousands of
customers across the coun-
try, including government
According to the civil
penalty assessment issued
to the company, “In addition
to violating the clean charge
requirement, from at least
May 1, 2018 to April 24, 2019,
you failed to conduct moni-
toring and training required
by the Permit and designed
to prevent the acceptance
and processing of unclean
aluminum scrap at the
facility. More specifically, you
failed to inspect each load
of incoming scrap material
accepted by the facility to en-
sure that it is clean. You also
failed to inspect the material
prior to charging the furnaces
and to conduct required
employee training.”
In addition, the company
was cited, without penal-
ty, for “failing to operate
and maintain one of your
holder furnaces consistent
with safety and good air
pollution control practices
to minimize emissions, and
failing to take reasonable
precautions to prevent
particulate matter from be-
coming airborne from your
dross handling operations,”
according to the civil penalty
Hydro Extrusion is pro-
nounced Heedro Extrusion.
Hydro Extrusion USA
LLC may appeal the alleged
violations within 20 days of
receiving the penalty notice,
which was issued Jan. 8.
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