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Big Plans by Design

Shop class nurtures student goals, hands-on skills in mechanics

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

Sherman hoops team defeats Damascus Christian in 48-36 state sub-round battle

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Local runners are impressive at River Trail Race

Nearly 150 participants take part in Jumpstart event

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Looking back on March 1

Looking back on March 1, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle, and History Mystery results.

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Signs of the Times

Traditional woodworking, computer based design merge at Haskins Wood 'n' Designs

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Editorial cartoons from March 1

Editorial cartoons from March 1, 2015.

Editorial: Stop downplaying terrorism threat

President Barack Obama’s reluctance to tie the bloody actions of Islamic State terrorists to their ideology could be putting the U.S. and world in greater danger.

Letter to the editor: Educational projects

To the editor: My name is Faith Lindley and I am a sixth grade teacher in South Wasco. Currently there is a lot going on in education that seems to put a negative light on schools and what teachers are preparing their students for; however, I would like to see if there is a way you could help me share the good things that some teachers like myself are doing to help keep education engaging and purposeful for our students.

Letter to the editor: Gorge future

To the editor: In light of Darren Nichols’ resignation from his post as Executive Director of the Columbia River Gorge Commission, it’s important to recognize that Washington and Oregon can secure a healthy, sustainable future for the Columbia River Gorge as well as other areas in the Pacific Northwest, without having to sacrifice the growth to our vital transportation and trade industries. Environmental responsibility and expanding trade infrastructure can and should coexist.

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    Grass Widow

    A GRASS WIDOW flower blooms near Horsethief Butte south of Dallesport, Wash. The flowers are commonly among the first to bloom in the area, and are frequently seen in late January and early February.

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    St. Paul’s Chapel featured Saturday

    St. Paul’s Chapel is the topic for the last of this year’s Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. Rodger Nichols will present photos and stories that he and Julie Reynolds have prepared about the historic church. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.

    For the record, Feb. 27

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 27, 2015.

    Obama talks oil-train safety

    Obama was interviewed by OR reporter PORTLAND (AP) — President Barack Obama said the federal government plans to strengthen regulations regarding oil train safety.

Sports

Gorge Life

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    St. Paul’s Chapel featured Saturday

    St. Paul’s Chapel is the topic for the last of this year’s Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. Rodger Nichols will present photos and stories that he and Julie Reynolds have prepared about the historic church. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.

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    Unitarian Universalists install minister

    Judy Zimmerman will be installed as the first “settled” or permanent minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Saturday, March 7 in Hood River.

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    Theater show opens Friday

    The Theatre Company of The Dalles presentation is directed by Scott Simmons. Polehn and Paulsen are lovers who meet in 1951 at a quaint coastal inn in Northern California. The catch? They are both happily married to other people. Since they don’t want to stop seeing each other, they agree to meet once every year at the same inn for a romantic weekend together.

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    Mystery Gadget

    Mystery gadget The search for a photo to match the “Mystery Gadget” found in an old junk pile by Raleigh Dillon-Underhill of Dufur and published in the Chronicle on Feb. 11 remains elusive. The explanation that seems to best fit the circular metal band, with several arrow-shaped points of different sizes pointing in one direction, was offered by Russ Wilcox of The Dalles. He said the device was likely part of a tool to make wagon wheel hubs around the turn of the century. We have been unable to find a picture that would confirm that assessment. Glen Davidson of The Dalles guessed that the metal ring was attached to a wooden handle and used as a hand-operated drill. We have attempted to verify that use of the ring without success. Other residents suggested the metal piece was part of a Christmas tree stand and a whale harpoon. Anyone with information about this mystery is asked to call RaeLynn Ricarte at 541-506-4604 or email rricarte@thedalleschronicle.com.

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    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 ...