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A Fight for Life

Cheree Gillette recently attended the funeral of a 34-year-old childhood friend who died of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The loss of her friend particularly shook Gillette, because she herself had nearly died from the same illness early this year.

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White has Dufur thinking big picture

Most of group returns for a top squad eyeing playoffs

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Light up the holidays

The Dalles Main Street invites volunteers to get into the spirit of the holiday season Tuesday, Nov. 25, by putting up white Christmas lights in the downtown blocks, starting at 7 a.m.

Sherlock Holmes finishes run Saturday

VAGABOND MADELEINE Morgan, left, is moved along by an Irish policeman in Thursday’s performance of Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time at The Dalles High School. Final performances are tonight, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and two performances Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

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Hot springs offer warm respite

Oregon springs offer variety of soaking options

Christmas tree permits available

SALEM (AP) — Sales of Christmas-tree permits for the Mount Hood National Forest are now available, and permits for the Willamette National Forest go on sale the day after Thanksgiving.

Editorial: Don’t ignore poverty on your doorstep

In a world of economic crisis and growing poverty, charity needs to begin at home.

Letter to the editor: Thank you Obama

To the editor: Good for you, Mr. President. I am not a Democrat but I am proud of my president! You did the right thing for our immigrants and America! I served as a pastor for many years and was so tired of the quibbling.

Letter to the editor: Time for healing

To the editor: I read an article recently about the plight of Native Americans who live and fish on the Columbia River. Since this issue is of concern to all people of the Mid-Columbia, I thought I would share my views about it. By living on land that was taken from Native Americans, and by utilizing resources taken from that land, we are accessories-after-the fact of a colossal crime. The destruction of their culture and their identity as a people compounds that crime into the stratosphere.

Letter to the editor: Time for healing

To the editor: I read an article recently about the plight of Native Americans who live and fish on the Columbia River. Since this issue is of concern to all people of the Mid-Columbia, I thought I would share my views about it. By living on land that was taken from Native Americans, and by utilizing resources taken from that land, we are accessories-after-the fact of a colossal crime. The destruction of their culture and their identity as a people compounds that crime into the stratosphere.

News

    Campus closure plans suspended

    The Columbia Gorge Community College board wants to revisit a planned closure of the Hood River campus — to offset a $1.6 million budget deficit — so those plans have been put on hold. That news was delivered Thursday afternoon by Dr. Frank Toda, president and chief executive officer of the college.

    Three on Parks board under fire

    In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the parks board first received a petition with 89 signatures seeking the reinstatement of Scott Green as director, then was told a recall effort would begin against the three members who voted for his ouster.

    Green files complaint with labor bureau

    Fired Parks and Recreation Director Scott Green filed a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Nov. 7, alleging violations of his civil rights.

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    Sunny memory

    THE METAL FISH on the Interstate 84 bridge at the west end of The Dalles are silhouetted against the rising sun in the days before winter weather moved in to shroud the area. Warmer weather is coming — but so is the rain — and a glimpse of the sun may still be days away.

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Gorge Life

    Letter to the editor: Use science

    To the editor: Everyday when we travel in our cars, stay safe and warm in our homes, buy food at the store, or use medicine, we benefit from the knowledge that science has provided us.

    Youth misses key signs of concussion

    High school player didn’t recognize what was happening

    Dr. K: Eye drops provide relief for swollen eyes

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most. They’re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do? DEAR READER: Pollens, animal dander, dust mites and mold: The same allergens that cause sneezing and an itchy nose and throat can trigger allergy symptoms that affect your eyes, too. If your eyes are red and itchy, you may also have tearing, mucous discharge and swelling of your conjunctiva (the inside of your eyelid). This constellation of symptoms is known as allergic conjunctivitis. It can be uncomfortable, but it is not a threat to vision.

    Travel in time with Sherlock Holmes

    FINAL PERFORMANCES of The Dalles High School Theatre Department’s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time” are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20, 21, and 22, with performances at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Pictured are Ian Webb and Murphy Goldsberry in a scene from the play, in which Sherlock Holmes goes back in time to stop Professor Moriarty from changing the outcome of WW II. Contributed photo

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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 ...