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Districts work through election challenges

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee is seeking to educate special districts about election rules after dealing with a variety of challenges to get seats filled this year. She said some of the incumbents with Tygh Valley fire and water districts did not know that they had to file to run for positions in the May 16 election.

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Field Fire

A fire in the 2400 block of Steele Road threatens a combine and wheat fields Wednesday afternoon.

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Solar viewing, eclipse presentations

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting.

City chips in $5K for ‘Neon’ promo

Money will fund all-inclusive marketing for the festivities

Promoters of the annual Neon Cruise weekend in The Dalles are trying a new approach to marketing this year, and have enlisted a bit of help from the city of The Dalles. The city-wide Neon Cruise party is Aug. 11-13, and the city recently approved $5,000 to assist with a marketing campaign across the region.

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Swim team makes waves at John Day Meet

DiGennaro, Randall and Varland rack up 17 top-3 finishes

The standout trio of Carter Randall, Maverick Varland and Lydia DiGennaro combined for four firsts, 11 seconds and two third-place finishes to lead The Dalles swim team at the three-day John Day Invitational Meet ending Sunday in John Day.

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    Free pheasant hunts open

    SALEM — Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including Tygh Valley, in September.

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    Future hoops dynamos

    Youth basketball athletes representing The Dalles, pictured from left to right, Despina Seufalemua, Sydney Newby, Laci Hoylman, Bryce Newby and Maddie Brock participated in the co-ed Elite Basketball Camp this week at The Dalles Middle School.

    TD youth football camp set for Aug. 17

    The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.

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    10U Stars leave state feeling optimistic

    Several of the players are expected back for another run in 2018

    PORTLAND – As one of the wild card teams entering district and state action, The Dalles 10U Little League team made believers out of a lot of people. With a group of seven 10-year olds and six 9-year olds, and only three players with previous all-star experience, The Dalles captured a District 5 title and wound up with a 2-2 record at the Oregon State Championships for fourth place honors.

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    Free pheasant hunts open

    SALEM — Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including Tygh Valley, in September.

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    Granada Theater renovations moving fast

    As July comes to a close, renovations to the Granada Theatre in downtown The Dalles are in high gear, and it won’t be much longer before the theater reopens. “We are on track for the grand reopening gala Nov. 10, 11, and 12,” said Chuck Gomez, co-owner of the theater at the corner of Second and Washington streets.

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    Looking Back on July 23, 2017

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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    New chief plans future of MCMC

    Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River. Knox is confident that his 37 years of experience as a health care executive, and co-founder of Urgent Point, a national company, will help move those projects, and many others, forward.

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: No Eagle!

    To the editor: Donald Trump addressed the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. He made a feeble attempt to use the Scout Law to organize his speech. How does Trump measure up to the Scout Law?

    Letter to the Editor: Disregard for life

    To the editor: I have heard the story of a group of teens who stood by while a disabled man drowned. People are outraged and offended. Who could do such a thing? Why do people behave this way? It doesn't make you a better person than those kids just because you can come up with some ideological argument that justifies you standing by and watching people die when you could have done something to help.

    Crosstalk: Is voter fraud probe needed?

    Is voter fraud probe needed?

    Letter to the Editor: Blame is shared

    To the editor: This is in regard to Beverly Sherill’s accusations against our president. Yes, Beverly, he is our president and he is not a politician. Thank goodness!

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