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Lead stories

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Hands-on Learning

Wahtonka is ‘project central’

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Giant Killers II

TD boys ride dominant first half to a 60-41 dismantling of No. 8-ranked Pendleton

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Looking back on Feb. 1

Looking back on Feb. 1.

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Redsides cruise past Arlington

Morelli gets 17 to help SWC run streak to three games

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Oregon snowpack at record lows

Problem could be ‘new normal’

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Editorial: Oil train debate comes with an agenda

This week, The Dalles City Council belatedly hopped onboard the movement to stop crude oil transport via railroad

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Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29

Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29, 2015

Letter to the editor: Honesty thanked

To the editor: I wish to express my appreciation for the crowd at a recent ball game. I take tickets for the Sherman Huskies and try to be there an hour before game time.

Letter to the editor: Fond memory

To the editor: Hello I would like to share a little story about some folks we met at Multnomah Falls last week, Jan 21st to be exact.



Gorge Life

    What's happening from Jan. 30

    Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 30, 2015.

    TD, Maupin selected for citizen science project

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — High schools and community colleges from 14 Oregon communities have been selected to participate in a five-year citizen science astronomy research project to study the outer solar system.

    Arts and entertainment calendar

    Arts and entertainment calendar from Jan. 29, 2015.

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    Art center hosts watercolor show

    THE DALLES ART Center will host the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) traveling show March 5 to 30. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. This collection of 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s 47th Annual Transparent Media exhibition, and they feature some of the finest watercolor artists in Oregon. The Traveling Show toured Oregon for five months and closes at The Dalles. “We’re delighted to showcase this diverse selection of original transparent watercolors,” said Gallery director Carmen Toll. “This exhibit continues the Watercolor Society’s tradition of featuring a fascinating array of artwork that ranges from traditional themes to semi-abstract visions. Each artist demonstrates an advanced ability to interpret their subjects in dynamic designs with highly personalized color palettes and brush strokes.” The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday.



Latest blogs

    Eye on the storm

    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...