Lead stories

Tease photo

Champion dancer fires up viewers

A recent exchange of students from American Samoa visiting The Dalles was such a success that the local students – from Wahtonka Community School – hope to visit Samoa next year. The visiting group of students are part of a peer leader program that draws students from various local schools, said Moelilia Seui, executive director of the program, Intersections, Inc.

Pot tax on Mosier ballot

This fall, the city of Mosier will ask local voters whether they want to impose a 3 percent city tax on marijuana retailers’ sale of “certain marijuana items.”


    Chronicle award list

    The Dalles Chronicle netted seven awards in the 2016 Oregon Better Newspaper Contest for articles, editorials and graphics that were published last year. Reporter Neita Cecil received second place in the Best Enterprise Reporting category for a series of five stories in October and November written about the plight of a homeless mother and her five children. The articles unfolded as events occurred, including the removal of the children from motel room after the mother was arrested for a warrant involving methamphetamine use. The children, who were unable to attend school because of their situation, were sent to live with their father in Yakima.

    Pot tax on Mosier ballot

    This fall, the city of Mosier will ask local voters whether they want to impose a 3 percent city tax on marijuana retailers’ sale of “certain marijuana items.” On July 20, the Mosier City Council approved placing a ballot measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot asking citizens for the authority to levy a tax on the sale of recreational marijuana.

    Tease photo

    Making the transition

    In a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from bras to bathrooms, a transgender woman who hopes to meet her grandchildren living in The Dalles quipped that she’s transparent about being transgender. Growing up in conservative Roseburg, Kim Mason was then 9-year-old Tim Mason when she realized she was different. She began playing dress-up, and once fashioned an old yellow rain jacket into a skirt. She’d steal her mother’s lipstick and paint her toenails.

    Tease photo

    A life filled with secrets

    Kim Mason has spent a lifetime living with secrets. First was the dawning realization during her childhood in Roseburg — she was a boy named Tim Mason then — that she was trapped in the wrong body.


    Tease photo

    Babe Ruth teams prepping for huge tournaments

    15U baseball starts today; Softball plays on Wednesday

    The Dalles Babe Ruth has two team still alive in the playoffs with action starting today for the 15U All-Stars in Camas, Wash. The 14U All-Star softball players hit the field on Wednesday afternoon for the start of pool play at the World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla.

    Tease photo

    Wonderworks event a hit for kids

    Thirty youths take part in second annual obstacle course

    Local runners came out in full force for the Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run/walk and 30 kids participated in the second annual Little Wrangler Obstacle Course on July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. In the 3k race, William Booth took home first place with a final time of 16 minutes and eight seconds. Paul Jones, who had a mark of 26:36, was the men’s 5k run winner, and Genevieve Urness won the women’s 5k race with a solid time of 26:41.

    Tease photo

    CG Hustlers eliminated from postseason

    Team is swept in two games Saturday at Dallas High

    Players and coaches spend so much time with one another during the regular season to the point of developing friendships and a togetherness. Such is the case for the Columbia Gorge Hustlers, who had their season cut short Saturday after two losses by scores of 7-2 and 13-2 to the Salem Dirtbags in American Legion Super Regionals baseball play at Dallas High School.

    Tease photo

    Northwest ATV: Check conditions before riding forest trails

    August is nearly here, and at the time of this writing the Rock Creek Riding Area is open for motorcycle and ATV riding.

Gorge Life


    Editorial: Repaying the ultimate sacrifice

    It should be a no-brainer for the Wasco County Commission to approve a property tax exemption for spouses of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.

    Crosstalk: Is racism growing worse in the US?

    Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?

    Letter to the editor: No race war

    To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.

    Letter to the editor: Debt owed

    To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.

Featured content

Upcoming Events

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Notice
    Wed, July 27, 6 PM
  • Awana Club
    Wed, July 27, 6:05 PM
  • Knitting group
    Wed, July 27, 6:30 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Wed, July 27, 9 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, July 28, 9 AM
  • Kiwanis meetings
    Thu, July 28, 12 PM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Thu, July 28, 3 PM
  • Knitting group
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Zumba
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Community Education Classes At Wahtonka Community School
    Thu, July 28, 6 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Thu, July 28, 7 PM
  • Kramdown Karaoke
    Thu, July 28, 9 PM
  • Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence
    Thu, July 28
  • Zepparella at the Bingen Theater
    Fri, July 29, 8 PM
  • Guitar Workshop with Linda McAllister
    Sat, July 30, 1 PM
  • Open Mic
    Sun, July 31, 7 PM
  • Zumba
    Mon, Aug. 1, 9 AM
  • Bereavement Groups
    Mon, Aug. 1, 4 PM
  • Cascade Singer rehearsals
    Mon, Aug. 1, 7 PM
  • Googlefest
    Tue, Aug. 2, 10 AM
  • 17th Annual Founder's Golf Tournament
    Sat, Aug. 6, 7 AM
  • Shaniko Days are Coming
    Sat, Aug. 6, 10 AM
  • Shaniko Days are Coming
    Sun, Aug. 7, 10 AM
  • Neon Classic Weekend
    Fri, Aug. 12, 6 PM
  • Cruise the Gorge Classic Car Show
    Fri, Aug. 12, 7 PM
  • Cruise the Gorge Classic Car Show
    Sat, Aug. 13, 9 AM
  • Cruise the Gorge Classic Car Show
    Sun, Aug. 14, 8 AM
  • Opportunity Connections...A Garden Party Fundraiser
    Sun, Aug. 21, 3 PM
  • 1st Annual Route 30 Soap Box Derby
    Sat, Sept. 10, 8 AM
  • 1st Annual Route 30 Soap Box Derby
    Sun, Sept. 11, 8 AM