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Immigration march draws 65

Chanting slogans in support of immigrants and a “clean Dream act,” a student-organized protest with some 65 participants marched from the west business district to the courthouse steps Thursday afternoon.

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Vet explains public ‘outrage’

Joshua Farris said Thursday that he will not apologize to The Dalles City Council for his “outrage” on Monday, but he has apologized, and will continue to do so, to any audience member or citizen viewing a live stream of the meeting who was upset by his behavior.

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Five Hawk players earn spots on CRC list

Dallman is named CRC’s top coach

The Dalles boys’ soccer team enjoyed a breakthrough fall season and five players, along with head coach Matthew Dallman, were rewarded for their standout performances through the regular season.

No rate hike from PUD

Not only has Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District staff proposed no rate increase for 2018, but they also recommend seasonal discounts for low income senior and disabled customers become year-round.

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    Rangers are ready to continue historic run

    Dufur plays Falls City at noon Saturday from Liberty High School

    The last time Dufur played Falls City in August, it was a 50-12 blowout win at the Dufur Eight-Man Classic as the Rangers expanded on a 20-6 halftime lead with 22 unanswered points. That victory and the second-half dominance had some highlight moments, but heading into Saturday’s semifinal game it could be a double-edged sword.

    The Dalles Booster Club is looking for volunteers

    Next meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 above Kurtz Gym

    The Dalles High School Booster Club has a mission to encourage excellence for all students involved in athletic activities, stimulate a positive community image, promote student health and a healthy competitive spirit at TDHS by providing resources, promoting parent and community involvement in a strategic partnership designed to enhance the development of all athletic activities.

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    Athletics East qualifies nine for regionals

    Team puts in solid work at Saturday’s state meet

    For their first cross country race off the fall campaign, runners from the Athletics East Running Club rose to the challenge at the Oregon USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic State Championships this past Saturday on the campus of Corbin University in Salem.

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    DiGennaro earns swim honors

    TD swimmer scored third-best 1,500 time this past summer

    This past summer, Lydia DiGennaro participated in summer swim sessions for The Dalles Swim Team and had several top finishes in multiple events. She shined brightest at the Pendleton Open this past July with a personal-record of 24 minutes and two seconds in the 1,500-meter freestyle to secure a No. 3 ranking amongst all the other 12-year olds.

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    Student shares birthday with vets

    Evelyn Rogers, a third grader at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles, wanted to celebrate her eighth birthday in September by helping people in need. She asked family and friends to forego buying her gift and, instead, donate items for families who had been displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Texas in late August.

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    ‘Once Upon a Winter Wonderland’

    Starlight parade is Nov. 24

    On the day after Thanksgiving, the 28th annual “Starlight Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration,” sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place in the downtown business district. This year’s parade theme is “Once Upon a Winter Wonderland.”

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    A Stitch in Time

    This handmade quilt will be up for raffle at St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 18 at St. Mary’s Academy, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd. The bazaar, which has been an annual event for 39 years, opens at 9 a.m.

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    Honoring local veterans

    The Dalles celebrated Veterans Day with a parade led by a number of women veterans as grand marshals.

Opinion

    Guest Column: We have a responsibility to animals

    We have a responsibility to animals

    Letter to the Editor: District in transition

    To the editor: I can think of a no more important institution in Mosier than the Mosier Fire District, especially in light of the 2009 wildfire that nearly entered the town and the 2016 oil train explosion. However, the fire district is currently in a state of great transition: In the process of finding a permanent fire chief, a new recorder, and with a $274,000, four-year FEMA grant, written by the former chief, set to kick in by the end of this month and which will fund the salary of an additional staff person, among other things.

    Letter to the Editor: Outrageous tax plan

    To the editor: Representative Walden and the House Republicans claim that their new tax bill will create “tax relief for the middle class.” However, nonpartisan analysis of the measure demonstrates that it gives the vast majority of tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. And the share of benefits going to the richest citizens grows even larger over time.

    Letter to the Editor: A complicated grief

    To the editor: It is a complicated grief – that which is borne by those who lost a loved one to suicide. Stuffed inside, in silence or denial, is often where this grief resides. Despite an increasing number of grief support groups showing up, there is still reason for a special day dedicated to the survivors of suicide loss held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

  • Ham Radio Technician Class
    Fri, Nov. 17, 5:30 PM
  • 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference
    Sat, Nov. 18, 7 AM
  • Hood River Farmers Market
    Sat, Nov. 18, 9 AM
  • Ham Radio Technician Class
    Sat, Nov. 18, 9 AM
  • The Train to Christmas Town - Mount Hood Railroad
    Sat, Nov. 18, 11:30 AM
  • Zumba
    Mon, Nov. 20, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Mon, Nov. 20, 4 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Mon, Nov. 20, 7 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, Nov. 21, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Tue, Nov. 21, 10 AM
  • Cajun Tuesdays
    Tue, Nov. 21, 11 AM
  • Breakfast Cancelled
    Tue, Nov. 21, 12:35 PM
  • Liquid Education - Beer School @ Sedition Brewing Co.
    Tue, Nov. 21, 5:30 PM
  • Open mike with Les Vaughn
    Tue, Nov. 21, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Tue, Nov. 21, 6 PM
  • Awana Club
    Wed, Nov. 22, 6:05 PM
  • Knitting group
    Wed, Nov. 22, 6:30 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Wed, Nov. 22, 9 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, Nov. 23, 9 AM
  • Kiwanis meetings
    Thu, Nov. 23, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Thu, Nov. 23, 3 PM
  • Knitting group
    Thu, Nov. 23, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, Nov. 23, 6 PM
  • Community Education Classes At Wahtonka Community School
    Thu, Nov. 23, 6 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Thu, Nov. 23, 7 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Thu, Nov. 23, 9 PM
  • Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence
    Thu, Nov. 23
  • Starlight Parade & Community Tree Lighting
    Fri, Nov. 24, 4 PM
  • The Train to Christmas Town - Mount Hood Railroad
    Sat, Nov. 25, 11:30 AM
  • Zumba
    Mon, Nov. 27, 9 AM
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