Famed TD cartoonist on film

John Chambers was clear at the other end of the hall at The Dalles High School when he heard the bam of someone getting slammed, hard, into a locker. The slamee was John Callahan, the eventually famous cartoonist whose life story is told in the recently released movie, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which opens Friday, Aug. 24, at Columbia Cinemas in The Dalles. Read more...

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The American Academy of Dermatology says that acne is the most common skin condition affecting people. And it isn’t surprising. There are number of causes for acne: heredity, food high in refined sugars or carbohydrates, dirt and bacteria, hormones, cosmetics and medication. Even stress can cause acne.

August 13, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

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Development applications sought

Sherman Development League (SDL) grant application forms for projects and/or programs in Sherman County will become available Sept. 10. Grants can be applied for by 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations.

August 17, 2018 4:05 p.m. read more..


Oregon: Check wage withholding

The Oregon Department of Revenue is urging Oregon employees to check their wage withholding to ensure enough is held back from each paycheck to cover their 2018 Oregon income tax liability. This is particularly important for anyone who filled out the 2018 federal Form W-4 and provided it to their employer.

August 17, 2018 4:04 p.m. read more..


D21 bond backers kick off effort

Some 50 people attended the kickoff event Aug. 4 for supporting the $235 million bond measure that goes before voters in November to replace four schools in The Dalles. Phil Brady, a teacher at the high school, said the group was participating in something historic. “There’s not many times when something this big gets started.”

August 17, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..
 

USDA adds new tools

Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, farmers.gov.

August 17, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


Fire safety team eyes camp sites

There have been 200 abandoned campfires in the past several weeks within the Mt. Hood National Forest and a special team of fire prevention experts is now on the move to educate visitors about safety restrictions in place during hot and dry weather. “Everybody needs to be aware of the dangers of wildfire, while still enjoying the many recreational benefits the national forest provides,” said Mark Wiles, leader of the Mt. Hood National Forest NW Area Fire Prevention Team.

August 17, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Famed TD cartoonist on film

John Chambers was clear at the other end of the hall at The Dalles High School when he heard the bam of someone getting slammed, hard, into a locker. The slamee was John Callahan, the eventually famous cartoonist whose life story is told in the recently released movie, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which opens Friday, Aug. 24, at Columbia Cinemas in The Dalles.

August 17, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Free event highlights restoration project

A free, family-friendly block party to celebrate the grant award and the upcoming restoration project. to restore classic neon signs to be placed throughout the downtown area will be held Saturday, Aug. at 200 E. 3rd Street, downtown The Dalles, from 4 to 8 p.m.

August 16, 2018 9:42 a.m. read more..

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‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the “cheetahpult,” it’s an 8-foot wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind.

August 17, 2018 4:10 p.m. read more..


Hert brings passion to Babe Ruth baseball

Up at the crack of dawn, sometimes in cold conditions, Butch Hert would climb aboard his mower and manicure the diamonds at Kramer Field. For more than four decades, it has been the same routine – It is a labor of love.

August 17, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..


Fire safety team eyes camp sites

There have been 200 abandoned campfires in the past several weeks within the Mt. Hood National Forest and a special team of fire prevention experts is now on the move to educate visitors about safety restrictions in place during hot and dry weather. “Everybody needs to be aware of the dangers of wildfire, while still enjoying the many recreational benefits the national forest provides,” said Mark Wiles, leader of the Mt. Hood National Forest NW Area Fire Prevention Team.

August 17, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Drags bring thrill of racing to Dallesport

Great weather, a large crowd and exciting side-by-side racing all added up to a successful event for the 13th Annual C.H. Urness Motors/Fun Country Powersports sponsored Dallesport Drags Sunday at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.

August 14, 2018 3:10 p.m. read more..

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‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the “cheetahpult,” it’s an 8-foot wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind.

August 17, 2018 4:10 p.m. read more..
 

Famed TD cartoonist on film

John Chambers was clear at the other end of the hall at The Dalles High School when he heard the bam of someone getting slammed, hard, into a locker. The slamee was John Callahan, the eventually famous cartoonist whose life story is told in the recently released movie, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which opens Friday, Aug. 24, at Columbia Cinemas in The Dalles.

August 17, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Opinion



Letter to the Editor: McLeod-Skinner event

To the editor: You have probably read or heard a lot of what is good or not good about candidates to represent us in Congress. But coming up soon, you can find out for yourself what your options are. Jamie McLeod-Skinner will be in the area the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26.

August 17, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Greatly disappointed

To the editor: I was greatly disappointed in (Mark Gibson’s) “Crosstalk” response in the Aug. 8 Chronicle. I thought your column was supposed to reflect a more liberal point of view in contrast to the vile, name-calling, misinformed screeds coming from our beloved editor.

August 17, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..

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