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Community school charter approved

The D21 school board voted unanimously last Thursday to sponsor Wahtonka Community School as a charter school. Now comes the delicate work of the budgetary hand-over from the district to the new school.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

OR forest land changes sought

SALEM — Oregon's Department of State Lands is looking into whether other entities, including counties or private companies, could manage certain state trust forests more cheaply than the state Department of Forestry.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Fighting on the front lines with Station 8

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. In the aftermath, many residents have banded together to work on helping the Gorge heal and shown how deeply the community is affected by the wellbeing of its landscape — just like Colorado, environmental journalist Heather Hansen says.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Independent Party threatens legal action

SALEM — The Independent Party of Oregon has threatened legal action if organizers of several upcoming gubernatorial debates exclude their nominee, Patrick Starnes. "I hope we don't have to come to court; I would rather just come to the debates," Starnes said Monday, June 18.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Panel rules against DA

A state bar panel imposed a one-month suspension of Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley’s law license, after ruling he’d made a false statement to the bar. He plans to appeal.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sports



12U Crush cruises to Father’s Day crown

With the temperature rising close to the 90s, there was nothing going to cool off the streaking 12U Cherry City Crush softball squad. The group posted a .435 team batting average and scored 56 runs, and the pitching duo of Kennedy Abbas and Zoe LeBreton limited the opposition to 13 runs, 10 earned, on 21 hits with 34 strikeouts, as the Crush cruised to a 5-0 record and championship honors at the two-day Father’s Day Tournament ending Sunday in West Linn.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

All-Stars put a bow on basketball careers

Basketball players from across the state had one final time to wear their school colors at the two-day 1A Oregon Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Series Tournament this past weekend in Sisters. Dufur’s Chloe Beeson and South Wasco County’s Allie Noland were part of an East girls’ team that picked up two wins over the West for top honors, while the Sherman duo of Jacob Justesen and Treve Martin played to a 1-1 record, losing in the championship to the High Desert and Old Oregon League combination for runner-up status.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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Fighting on the front lines with Station 8

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. In the aftermath, many residents have banded together to work on helping the Gorge heal and shown how deeply the community is affected by the wellbeing of its landscape — just like Colorado, environmental journalist Heather Hansen says.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hops & Hogs

A visiting princess surprises children at Saturday’s Hops & Hogs Fest. She came with Fun Jumpers LLC., who also provided bounce houses and other fun activities. The inaugural Hops & Hogs Fest BBQ competition organized by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Sedition Brewing Company brought a plethora of competitors from all over the Gorge.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Share your hunting, fishing yarns

Are you a Gorge sportsman? Share your story and tips with your community! The 2018 The Gorge Sportsman, a magazine about hunting and fishing in the Gorge, publishes in July, and we would love to tell YOUR story.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Opinion

 

Letter to the Editor: Support plan

To the editor: In 2017, I was proud to be one of The Dalles citizens to participate in North Wasco County School District’s Facility Planning Committee. I hope you will join me in supporting the school facilities replacement plan and embrace its guiding principles. Our community needs school buildings that serve modern education needs and positively reflect the future of our community.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Editorial laugh

To the editor: Your recent editorial almost made me laugh. That's rich to complain about a lack of civility from your readers when you regularly use The Dalles Chronicle as a bully pulpit.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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