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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:23 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:43 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Overcast
Currently
36°
Overcast
Snow
Wednesday 100%
High 37° / Low 32°
Snow
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Rain
Friday 100%
High 42° / Low 37°
Rain

City Moving Forward With New Enterprise Zone

The Dalles City Council approved moving forward with establishment of a new Wasco County Joint Enterprise Zone.  The current enterprise zone structure expires on June 30.  In the new version, which would be in effect for ten years, the Port of The Dalles will join Wasco County and the City as a sponsor.  In addition Maupin, Dufur and Mosier will come on board along with the unincorporated areas of Tygh Valley, Wamic, and Pine Grove.  Enterprise zones negotiate tax-abatement agreements for qualifying new business developments, usually with the business making agreed upon payments for the length of the abatement.  Some taxing districts, most notably Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, have called for a change in how those payments are distributed by going to a set formula.  But City officials decided those discussions are a separate issue from establishing the new enterprise zone.