‘Christmas Bags’ to help homeless

With Christmas just over a week away, The Dalles Community Meal organization is preparing for the numerous meals it serves over the holiday weeks. One board member, Klea Espy, is also busy with a separate task: collecting donations, buying supplies and preparing 50 large paper bags for the homeless, filled with clothes, linens, toiletries and food. Read more...

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A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..
  

Lundquist joins Gorge news team

Caleb Lundquist has joined the Gorge news team and will be covering sports for the Hood River News and general news for The Dalles Chronicle.

December 14, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..


County wants figures on building code reserves

As was predicted when a multi-county regional government entity dissolved earlier this year, the fate of a $3.9 million reserve fund for building codes services has ended up being a key point of contention. The state wants Wasco County to decide whether it will take over building codes services before the state starts the difficult task of figuring out how to divide the reserve among the counties.

December 14, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..


Walden reports on security

Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released a cumulative report Friday identifying core strategies to addressing and preventing cybersecurity incidents.

December 14, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..


Dalles man charged in Minnesota rape

A man from The Dalles was charged with raping and choking a woman in his Minnesota hotel room on Nov. 30. Jimmy Jay Hortiz, 42, who lives in the 2900 block of West 10th Street, was in Bloomington on business, according to the charging document from Hennepin County.

December 14, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


“Picture-Perfect Health”

Looking at Rose Buchanan today, you’d never guess that she struggled with chronic weight gain and related complications that potentially put her life at risk for 35 years. Today, this lifelong resident of The Dalles appears to be in perfect health.

December 14, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..

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Youth hoops has numbers grow to record mark

In his second year in charge, Gorge Youth Basketball League president Brian Stevens had 56 teams with boys and girls hailing from Washington and Oregon, from the first-through-eighth grades, assembled for game action at both Wahtonka High School and Kurtz Gym. Last year, there were 42 teams, and of the 56 this year, 27 represented The Dalles and 29 from outside of The Dalles, with more than 300 signups locally.

December 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..


A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..


TD swimmers tally 10 top-5s in Scappoose

The Dalles swim team kicked off its first meet of the season with 10 top-5 finishes, including two wins by Kendall Webber, a runner-up outcome out of Hannah Haight and a second-place time from the girls’ 200-yard relay squad at last Saturday’s River City Invitational held in Scappoose.

December 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..


No. 3 Sherman takes out Damascus Christian

MORO – The Sherman Huskies defeated a pair of 2A schools earlier this season by large margins. Their first big test came in the form of Damascus Christian, a squad that was riding a four-game winning streak and sat atop the 1A rankings. Luke Martin scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the second half and the duo of Keenan Coles and Wade Fields combined for 28 points to spearhead a 68-63 boys basketball win Saturday in Moro.

December 11, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

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Loved ones memorialized in TD

More than 25 community members ventured out in blustery conditions to attend the “Light Up a Life” event at Celilo Chapel in downtown The Dalles the evening of Dec. 11.

December 14, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


‘Christmas Bags’ to help homeless

With Christmas just over a week away, The Dalles Community Meal organization is preparing for the numerous meals it serves over the holiday weeks. One board member, Klea Espy, is also busy with a separate task: collecting donations, buying supplies and preparing 50 large paper bags for the homeless, filled with clothes, linens, toiletries and food.

December 14, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Opinion

  

Letter to the Editor: Hateful system

To the editor: One of the difficult responsibilities of a person who has been enlightened by the one truth is that he must testify against the current political system. The “system” is a dying patient. My wonderful politically-minded citizens do the same but they apply a different style

December 11, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Tribe right to build

To the editor: Decades after Celilo Falls was taken away for all time, we are finally making progress with restoring tribal housing. This Federal promise must not be disregarded, as so many have been. It is time to be honorable in our dealings with our neighbors. Since time immemorial, Celilo was the oldest continuously inhabited spot in the western United States, flooded in the name of “progress for all.”

December 11, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..
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