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Happy days for holiday sales locally

People are shopping locally, supporting TD businesses

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

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Huskies finish strong against Lyle

Girls team shakes off cobwebs in second half, but comes up 10 points short

County, health board at odds

At an unusually candid meeting last month, blame flew both ways regarding a long stalemate over the status of the public health district and its relationship to Wasco County.

Police arrest two tagging teens

Four The Dalles police officers arrested two teens late Monday morning believed responsible for a large spree of tagging throughout town, some of it done during daylight hours.

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

Crosstalk: Did CIA actions help or hurt America?

Did CIA actions help or hurt America?

Letter to the editor: Time for open eyes

To the editor: I attended last week’s Board of Education work session on the college budget. The meeting was not really a work session but rather an opportunity for the administration to gloss over the issues and placate the board with promises of budget balancing plans to be generated with the executive leadership team.

Letter to the editor: Time for open eyes

To the editor: I attended last week’s Board of Education work session on the college budget. The meeting was not really a work session but rather an opportunity for the administration to gloss over the issues and placate the board with promises of budget balancing plans to be generated with the executive leadership team.

Letter to the editor: Holiday help thanked

To the editor: I simply want to take a moment and express my thanks and gratitude for the wonderful decorations that many of the businesses in the downtown put up this year.

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    Sydney hostage planned daring escape

    82-year-old slips through gap, first to escape lone gunman

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    Israel suffers sharp rebuffs from Europe

    BRUSSELS — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal.

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    Dog Blankets

    GIRL SCOUTS from Troop No. 50129 of The Dalles selected dog blankets as a service project, providing them to Home At Last.

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    Farmworker families uprooted by California rules

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. — A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room "is always a mess." The hoodies go in her suitcase, but as usual, all her partially completed schoolwork ends up in the trash. Just a week later, Claudia has new notebooks, along with new textbooks, and three bulging suitcases to start unpacking 200 miles away. She does this every year. Twice.

Sports

    Dufur girls lose one in Heppner

    Still in the early parts of the regular season, the Dufur girls’ basketball team is in the midst of finding a rhythm and flow to the game.

    Rangers hit the court

    Boys squad goes 1-1 at Heppner Kickoff Tournament

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    Dog Blankets

    GIRL SCOUTS from Troop No. 50129 of The Dalles selected dog blankets as a service project, providing them to Home At Last.

    Huskies lose lead, game to Weston

    The Sherman Huskies held a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter, but could not hold on, as the Weston-McEwen TigerScots rallied with a 14-6 run and a 52-51 victory in the championship game at the two-day Weston-McEwen Basketball Tournament ending Saturday in Athena.

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    Holiday fun

    Christmas is just around the corner and parents can add to the excitement of the season by taking their children to the “Santa in the Downtown” event on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Community members are invited by The Dalles Main Street to have their picture taken with Santa, enjoy sleigh rides, sip hot chocolate, and savor baked goods while enjoying story time.

    Senior news: Don’t take for granted the simple joys of everyday life

    I’m not fond of these winter doldrums in The Dalles: grey overcast skies with a few days of sunshine, just to tease us that better days are ahead. And although I may not like them, I find these gloomy days are necessary, because without them I wouldn’t really appreciate the warm T-shirt days with blue skies. And isn’t that the way it is in our daily lives? All the challenges and difficulties, the missteps and losses, remind us not to take for granted the simple joys and comforts we can experience every precious day.

    One local flu case reported so far but more expected

    While only one person in Wasco County has reported getting the flu this year, health officials say they expect that number to rise around the beginning of the year.

    What's happening from Dec. 14

    Nonprofit events calendar from Dec. 14, 2014.

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    Eye on the storm

    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...