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Officer recounts Dallas trip

Four city police officers came home last Saturday emotionally drained after attending funerals of killed Dallas police officers, only to wake up Sunday morning to news that three more officers were killed in Louisiana.

Council says ‘no’ to Granada appraisal

The Dalles City Council appears ready to cut its losses when it comes to the “Granada Block” properties. The four members present during last week’s council meeting voted unanimously not to pay for formal appraisals of the three buildings for sale in the block, which is on East Second Street bordered by Washington Street and Court Street in the downtown business district.

Public Works gets review

The Dalles is taking a hard look at the “nuts and bolts” operations of the department that constantly works with nuts and bolts, along with a wide variety of other equipment to meet public health and safety needs.

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Guitar Workshop July 30

Linda McAllister is offering a guitar workshop at Gorge Community Music on Saturday, July 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. McAllister has been teaching and performing guitar for 40 years and offers a relaxed and fun approach to learning.

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Gridiron love starts with local youths

Riverhawk football hosts 40 kids for four days of fundamentals

For a four-day span at Amaton Field in The Dalles, 40 boys and girls with dreams and aspirations of becoming varsity superstars stepped onto the gridiron at Amaton Field to take part in the 2016 The Dalles High School Youth Football Camp. With TD football coach Steve Sugg catching the action alongside assistant coaches Dan Telles, Joe Abbas, Gabe Wilson and Jermaine Hisatake, the players ranging from third-through-eighth grades participated in a four-day session covering offensive, defensive and technique drills.

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    Bodies of two missing men found in Mt. Hood National Forest

    The bodies of two men from Kentucky were found Thursday evening, July 23, off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. Evidence suggests the pair died in a murder/suicide, according to information provided by the Hood River County Sheriff. The trail is accessed off of the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

    Mosier parade and picnic Saturday

    Mosier will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway Saturday, July 23, with an appreciation picnic for emergency responders who helped during the June 3 derailment of oil tankers on Union Pacific tracks. A parade downtown is planned for 3 p.m. and will include antique cars. The picnic follows at 3:30 p.m. on the school lawn.

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    Fire burns along Columbia River in Lyle

    A wind-driven grass and brush fire in Lyle swept across the spit of land south of the railroad tracks and Highway 14 Thursday night, burning from the vicinity of Cove Road at the mouth of the Klickitat River east to the 10th Street tunnel. At least one camping trailer was destroyed in the fire, according to witnesses. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which started in the late afternoon.

    For the record from July 21

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 21, 2016

Sports

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    CG Hustlers move on to Super Regional rounds

    Legion squad erases early deficit to score a 14-9 victory

    Columbia Gorge Hustler co-head coach Doug Sawyer said he can learn a lot about a team when they are faced with adversity. Over the past two weeks, the Hustlers re-shuffled their coaching staff, overcame injuries and departures, but managed to put together a streak of four wins in the past five games, capped by a 14-9 triumph over Pendleton Thursday in a one-game American Legion playoff matchup at Bob Williams Field.

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    Hustlers put season on the line at home tonight

    A win over Pendleton sets up Super Regionals bid

    Needing to win three of four games this past weekend, the Hustlers nearly swept a pair of league doubleheaders, but still won three games to set up a one-game playoff against Pendleton at 6 p.m. tonight at Bob Williams Field.

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    Athletics East squad caps solid summer

    Johnson, Bullock and Rising end on a high note

    Three middle school athletes determined to fare well in their final meets of the summer for the Athletics East program were able to end on a high note in their respective events earlier this July. Emily Johnson, of The Dalles, accomplished great times and personal records during her running campaign, and she did well enough to earn a berth into the USATF Regional meet in Seattle. Elli Rising, of Goldendale, and Hood River’s Chloe Bullock also capped their solid summer at the Tracktown Youth League finals on Saturday, July 9, at Historic Hayward Field, with Rising nearly winning two events and Bullock picking a victory in her lone run at 400-meters.

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    Cummings looking forward to 2017 season

    13U group takes summer as a learning experience

    With time to let the 2016 Babe Ruth baseball campaign sink in, The Dalles head coach Greg Cummings is already circling the calendar for next year and beyond. Last weekend in West Linn, TD went 1-2 in state action, losing their finale 18-2 in mercy-ruled fashion to the West Linn ‘A’ team.

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Opinion

    Crosstalk: Is racism growing worse in the US?

    Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?

    Letter to the editor: No race war

    To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.

    Letter to the editor: Debt owed

    To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.

    Letter to the editor: High value

    To the editor: The Board of Directors and staff of Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge in The Dalles would like to publicly thank the 16 volunteers from Google who came to the Museum in June as part of GoogleServe.

Upcoming Events

  • Open Mic
    Sun, July 24, 7 PM
  • Zumba
    Mon, July 25, 9 AM
  • Open House: What it Takes to Become a Foster Parent
    Mon, July 25, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Mon, July 25, 4 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Mon, July 25, 7 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, July 26, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Tue, July 26, 10 AM
  • Cajun Tuesdays
    Tue, July 26, 11 AM
  • Breakfast Cancelled
    Tue, July 26, 12:35 PM
  • Open mike with Les Vaughn
    Tue, July 26, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, July 26, 6 PM
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Notice
    Wed, July 27, 6 PM
  • Awana Club
    Wed, July 27, 6:05 PM
  • Knitting group
    Wed, July 27, 6:30 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Wed, July 27, 9 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, July 28, 9 AM
  • Kiwanis meetings
    Thu, July 28, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Thu, July 28, 3 PM
  • Knitting group
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Community Education Classes At Wahtonka Community School
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Thu, July 28, 7 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Thu, July 28, 9 PM
  • Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence
    Thu, July 28
  • Googlefest
    Tue, Aug. 2, 10 AM
  • 17th Annual Founder's Golf Tournament
    Sat, Aug. 6, 7 AM
  • Shaniko Days are Coming
    Sat, Aug. 6, 10 AM
  • Shaniko Days are Coming
    Sun, Aug. 7, 10 AM
  • Neon Classic Weekend
    Fri, Aug. 12, 6 PM
  • Cruise the Gorge Classic Car Show
    Fri, Aug. 12, 7 PM
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