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‘MacGyver’ move saves millions

Early audio tapes captured Oregon legislative debate

The Dalles native Austin Schulz is known as the “Archives MacGyver” at the Oregon State Archives. The 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School likes to figure out how things work, and a mystery presented itself shortly after he began working at the state archives in 2008. The solution he eventually found — a resourceful setup worthy of the problem-solving TV character MacGyver — has saved the state an estimated $5.5 million, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

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Sugg sees growth with young ‘A’ Hustlers

Overall aim of summer ball program is fundamental development

When looking at his young roster, Columbia Gorge ‘A’ Hustler coach Steve Sugg is not worried about wins and losses, but about player development.

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    White Salmon picks up Babe Ruth crown

    Nate Roth delivers walk-off RBI single to give team an 8-7 win

    When it came down to crunch time in a championship scenario, White Salmon had the players to come through in the clutch.

    Outbreak sickens local deer herds

    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are seeing an outbreak of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) in a local deer herd in The Dalles and ask that residents do not feed the animals and bury, or take to the landfill, any carcasses they find on their property.

    Basketball rule changes instituted

    Moves made to help the game run smoother for 2017-2018

    PORTLAND (OSAA) – Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee, which was held at its latest April 10-12 rules and regulations meeting in Indianapolis.

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    Coach Garrett retires from softball post

    Skipper ends up with a 233-136 record in 13 years at TD

    As he walks away from a successful softball coaching journey, Steve Garrett can feel satisfied with what he accomplished over his 13 years.

Gorge Life

    Outbreak sickens local deer herds

    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are seeing an outbreak of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) in a local deer herd in The Dalles and ask that residents do not feed the animals and bury, or take to the landfill, any carcasses they find on their property.

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    Children prepare for theatre debut: Shows at 2 and 7 p.m.

    A host of local children have been working onstage at The Dalles High School since being selected Monday for a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy,” which opens for audiences tomorrow, June 24, with performances at 2 and 7 p.m.

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    Local youth train to ‘share hope’

    Two members of the local Church of Latter Day Saints will soon be sharing their faith with people in Hong Kong and Argentina.

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    Local talent showcased Saturday

    Two outstanding local musicians will perform this Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ben Blakely and James Andrews are both from The Dalles.

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Origin of weeds

    To the editor: What, according to Scripture, did the Creator create? He created Heaven and Earth and the laws therein. Everything producing according to its kind. So why the weeds, and where do they come from?

    Letter to the Editor: Irony of ‘terror’ alert

    To the editor: Fear is often associated with some perceived threat and often fuels racism and irrational thought. In “Filled by Terror” by Mr. John Taylor, he considers undocumented CGCC students who are pursuing a professional career a terror to “this land we inhabit.”

    Letter to the Editor: Act today

    To the editor: In 2010, my husband, Mark Nelson, was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia; after 13 months of extremely costly treatment (hundreds of thousands of dollars), he died. Thankfully, we had health insurance.

    Letter to the Editor: Don’t bash

    To the editor: Must you continually bash President Trump in your caricatures? I do not recall you doing it when Obama was elected.

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