Lead stories

Tease photo

TDHS senior Disney trip successful

Very early on the morning after high school graduation, 66 members of The Dalles High School Class of 2017 headed to Disneyland for two days in the park, a visit organizers pronounced a solid success. Senior parent Kim Cowan headed the effort, and said the trip was “awesome, it was great. We didn’t have any issues and everybody had a good time.”

Tease photo

Spring Beauty

A fawn peers at a photographer between the legs of its momma in this image captured by Scott McMullen recently on Sevenmile Hill.

Tease photo

CenterPointe plans merger with Inland NW of Spokane

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank, based in Spokane, Wash.

Burning banned July 1

The Wasco County Commission has set the 2017 seasonal burn ban to go into effect just after midnight on July 1. The ban continues until local fire officials determine in late summer or early fall that the danger of fire season has passed.

Tease photo

Coach Garrett retires from softball post

Skipper ends up with a 233-136 record in 13 years at TD

As he walks away from a successful softball coaching journey, Steve Garrett can feel satisfied with what he accomplished over his 13 years.

News

Sports

    Basketball rule changes instituted

    Moves made to help the game run smoother for 2017-2018

    PORTLAND (OSAA) – Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee, which was held at its latest April 10-12 rules and regulations meeting in Indianapolis.

    Tease photo

    Sherman posts an impressive three-peat effort

    Two-time champions sweep field at annual hoops invitational

    MORO – Playing without graduated seniors Kyle Fields, Max Martin, Maverick Winslow and Isaiah Coles, the two-time defending state champion Sherman Huskies kicked off their offseason slate in style with eight consecutive wins, including a finals romp over Jordan Valley, to score first place at the Sherman Invitational ending Sunday in Moro. “We are super proud that we could go out and get the job done once again,” said all-state point guard Jacob Justesen.

    Tease photo

    New year brings high hopes for swim team

    Coach Scott McKay has group setting lofty goals

    With a promising group of 70 swimmers, representing all levels, and the help of assistant coaches Andrew Clifford and Allie Wood, The Dalles swim team head coach Scott McKay has his team poised and ready to take on all comers this summer for an exciting swim slate.

    Tease photo

    Dillard talks about past, future

    University of Portland grad raises bar for local harriers

    Through the course of running history, the name Alex Dillard is synonymous with success, grace, diligence and a drive to win. The recent University of Portland graduate capped his collegiate career at the NCAA West Regionals in Austin Texas.

Gorge Life

    Tease photo

    Local talent showcased Saturday

    Two outstanding local musicians will perform this Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ben Blakely and James Andrews are both from The Dalles.

    Tease photo

    Looking Back on June 17, 2017

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

    Tease photo

    Sportsmen: Share your tallest tales

    Hunters and anglers are invited to submit best catch and trophy photos for the Brag Board in the 2017 outdoor sports publication that is coming in July, as well as stories. This year the Chronicle has teamed with up with the Hood River News to widen the distribution of The Gorge Sportsman, formerly known in The Dalles as Hooks & Horns.

    Tease photo

    Young performers sought

    The Dalles Theatre Company presents a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy in June. Local children are encouraged to audition for the show Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium, 220 E. 10th St., The Dalles. Fifty to 60 children will be cast for the week-long production.

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Act today

    To the editor: In 2010, my husband, Mark Nelson, was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia; after 13 months of extremely costly treatment (hundreds of thousands of dollars), he died. Thankfully, we had health insurance.

    Letter to the Editor: Don’t bash

    To the editor: Must you continually bash President Trump in your caricatures? I do not recall you doing it when Obama was elected.

    Letter to the Editor: GOP wrong

    To the editor: What has gone wrong in the hearts of so many Republicans in Congress? Leadership in both the House and Senate have made every effort to ram through a health care bill that is cruel, extremely unpopular with the American people, and guaranteed to pad the pockets of the rich. What can motivate human beings to rip away affordable health care from 23 million people?

    Letter to the Editor: Compromise

    To the editor: In respect to the editorial position of The Dalles Chronicle in regards to the Gorge Commission’s ruling to prohibit Union Pacific additional track in the Mosier area I suggest a compromise.

Upcoming Events

  • Zumba
    Thu, June 22, 9 AM
  • Kiwanis meetings
    Thu, June 22, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Thu, June 22, 3 PM
  • Knitting group
    Thu, June 22, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, June 22, 6 PM
  • Community Education Classes At Wahtonka Community School
    Thu, June 22, 6 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Thu, June 22, 7 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Thu, June 22, 9 PM
  • Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence
    Thu, June 22
  • Hood River Farmers Market
    Sat, June 24, 9 AM
  • Tango Dance Party
    Sat, June 24, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Mon, June 26, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Mon, June 26, 4 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Mon, June 26, 7 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, June 27, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Tue, June 27, 10 AM
  • Cajun Tuesdays
    Tue, June 27, 11 AM
  • Breakfast Cancelled
    Tue, June 27, 12:35 PM
  • Open mike with Les Vaughn
    Tue, June 27, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, June 27, 6 PM
  • Awana Club
    Wed, June 28, 6:05 PM
  • Knitting group
    Wed, June 28, 6:30 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Wed, June 28, 9 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, June 29, 9 AM
  • Kiwanis meetings
    Thu, June 29, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Thu, June 29, 3 PM
  • Knitting group
    Thu, June 29, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, June 29, 6 PM
  • Community Education Classes At Wahtonka Community School
    Thu, June 29, 6 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Thu, June 29, 7 PM
  • CLOSE X

    Information from the Chronicle and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)