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AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half. Read more...

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AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half.

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


Kirchhofer wins big with DYW

Megan Kirchhofer, a junior at The Dalles High School, was crowned Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County 2019 last Saturday. Nine scholarships totaling $18,000 were awarded to high-school girls during the program at The Dalles High School on April 14.

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

Veterans’ Service Office Job Fair April 20

The second annual job fair hosted by the Veterans’ Service Office of Hood River and Wasco counties, and the 1186th Military Police Company of the National Guard, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Hood River National Guard Armory, 1590 12th Street in Hood River.

April 19, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..


LifeFlight open house Saturday

The LifeFlight crew is opening the doors to its new hangar at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport for an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will lead off the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m., followed by light refreshments, tours of the facility and a meet-and-greet with flight crews.

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


Poetry Slam inspires students

The libraries of North Wasco County School District recently held the 12th annual Poetry Slam, a series of writing and reciting competitions, at Chenowith, Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow elementary schools, The Dalles Middle School and The Dalles High School. The slam is a means of celebrating National Poetry Month and National Library Week, both organized by the American Library Association.

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


OR considers healthcare ideas

SALEM — A legislative task force will look to three other states Friday for information about how they regulate health care costs. The Joint Interim Task Force on Health Care Cost Review will hear testimony at its meeting April 20 from health care officials in Vermont, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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


HR County moves to keep NORCOR funding

Despite talks about closing the regional jail’s juvenile facility, Hood River County leaders moved Monday to maintain their portion of overall funding to Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility for the next budget cycle.

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

Sports



Seniors honored at Riverhawk track meet

In a final show of appreciation, The Dalles track and field program offered congratulations and high praise to 15 seniors before a three-team meet held Tuesday at Sid White Field.

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

No. 10 Sherman pours it on to beat Heppner

MORO – Whenever a big hit was needed, Sherman’s 7-8-9 hitters stood tall. The trio of Wade Fields, Jacob Shandy and Diego Valdez combined to go 7 for 10 with a walk, a hit by pitch, eight runs scored and six RBIs, as the No. 10-ranked Huskies scored five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Heppner in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action Tuesday in Moro.

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


Popchock and Davis stay on their record pace

Even under horrid weather conditions, Ana Popchock remained on fire. The South Wasco County senior shattered her old school record in the triple jump by almost a foot, and teammate Madisen Davis equaled her school-record in the javelin, as the Lady Redsides posted six wins on their way to third place at the Mustang Invitational Tuesday in Heppner.

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

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AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half.

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


Poetry Slam inspires students

The libraries of North Wasco County School District recently held the 12th annual Poetry Slam, a series of writing and reciting competitions, at Chenowith, Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow elementary schools, The Dalles Middle School and The Dalles High School. The slam is a means of celebrating National Poetry Month and National Library Week, both organized by the American Library Association.

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


Unexpected Visitors

Three deer spent the day lounging at the Anderson Homestead on W. 16th St., near the Fort Dalles Museum earlier this week.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Center for Living expands its hours

The Mid-Columbia Center for Living, the community provider for mental health and other services, has added evening and Saturday hours and expanded its medical services. It has also made five new staffing assignments in recent months, according to a press release.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Opinion

 

Letter to the Editor: Vote Schwartz

To the editor: County commissioners are responsible for a wide variety of issues requiring experience, expertise, judgement and compassion. Kathy Schwartz has shown that she has served in many roles involving management, budgeting, health-related issues and organizational team work.

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


Letter to the Editor: Re-elect board

To the editor: I have had the privilege of knowing, and working with Wasco County judges, and commissioners, for more than 40 years. The current Wasco County commission is, and has been, effective, responsible, and has gained needed experience.

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


Letter to the Editor: Support Kathy

To the editor: This letter is written in support of Kathy Schwartz, candidate for Position 3 as Wasco County commissioner. I have known Kathy for many years, both as a devoted mother of two and as a nurse at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

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