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Serving under a Romanian sky

Local unit trains in Europe with a multi-national force

MINT arrests 5 in August

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force has executed 12 search warrants in publicized cases during 2016 that involved drug trafficking, a number that officials say is on par with last year.

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Audit: ODF stretched too thin

BEND (AP) — The time, effort and money spent fighting wildfires has strained workers and harmed other programs at the Oregon Department of Forestry, according to an Oregon state audit.

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Nelson Tire Factory wins NWPRD crown

Co-ed softball team caps year with 28-5 romp in finale

As a sponsor for nearly two decades, Nelson Tire Factory has had teams post top-3 and runner-up finishes in the past, but never a championship. Wednesday night at Kramer Field, this group finally climbed over the mountaintop as the champions of the North Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Softball League after a 28-5 triumph over Domino’s Pizza sponsored, “McGlovin.”

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    For the record, from Aug. 24

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 24, 2016

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    A new, wet world for yoga ─ paddleboarding

    Amie DiGennaro has combined her love of standup paddleboarding with her love of yoga, renting boards and teaching classes in The Dalles. “It’s essentially yoga, but instead of a firm mat, you are on the board,” DiGennaro explained.

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    Low-income complex opens

    The wait for affordable housing is over for two dozen families in The Dalles area. In early August, construction was completed at the Heritage Heights Apartment complex, located at 1324 W. 10th Street, and well-built and efficient low-income housing options were available for rent.

    New truck speeds food service

    A new Oregon Food Bank truck will be dedicated at a ceremony Thursday that will also celebrate the expanded ability of local hunger relief agencies to distribute fresh produce, food boxes, meals, backpacks and supplemental products to needy families. “This truck was purchased specifically to serve the region,” said Sharon Thornberry, OFB’s rural community liaison.

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    Classic invites the 1A’s best to Dufur

    14 teams set to play over three days starting on Sept. 1

    DUFUR – The long wait is nearly over. Only one week stands before the start of the 1A football season and the 16th annual Oregon Eight-Man Classic showcase at Dufur High School. Dufur football coach and athletic director Jack Henderson has put together three days of gridiron action featuring several of the elite 1A programs from across state, including Camas Valley, Crane, Adrian, Triad, Days Creek and the defending 2015 state champion Dufur Rangers.

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    The time is now for Dufur volleyball

    Team is revamped and ready for 2016 season

    DUFUR – Through rigorous daily double practices over the past two weeks, Dufur volleyball senior Emily Grande-DePriest grows more and more impressed by the nine underclassmen, including seven freshmen, that will see added minutes on the hardwood this fall. They have an unrelenting drive to get back to Redmond for state, a good omen so early in camp.

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    TD hopes extra work equals state playoffs

    For The Dalles girls’ soccer team, it is all about fresh starts. Under the new offensive and defensive schemes implemented by new head coach Oscar Nunez, varsity assistant Cheri McCall and new junior varsity coach Amy Krol, the rebuilt roster has its focus squarely on early success and a berth into the postseason.

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    Young Hawks ready to take 5A by storm

    With new coach, soccer team is on an upward swing

    With a new head coach in Matthew Dallman and a starting roster of five freshmen, four sophomores and five upperclassmen, The Dalles boys’ soccer team is not worried about a lack of experience, but will rely on teamwork and progression through the regular season

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