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Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild. Read more...

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Piece by Piece

Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

TD man arrested on bomb charges

A 43-year-old The Dalles man was arrested late Wednesday morning on charges of making pipe bombs. Darren Edward Olson was arrested after a landlord cleaning out a rental Olson vacated found multiple explosive devices and called police.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Evans named TDHS principal

With the retirement of The Dalles High School Principal Nick Nelson, current Vice Principal Kurt Evans will move into the top slot on July 1. Evans, a native of Mosier who was a high school and college track athlete, began his teaching career in Portland and worked his way east, teaching in Cascade Locks for a few years before coming to the then-newly formed North Wasco County School District 21.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Mass rescue plan’ tested

Rescue helicopters, patrol boats, search and rescue teams, incident response teams, fire engines and ambulances from multiple agencies converged on Riverfront park Wednesday morning as the United States Coast Guard tested the region’s response capabilities to a mass river rescue on the Columbia River. Overlooking the scene from the Fort Dalles Readiness Center was a host of emergency planners in a busy command center.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Tolls on I-5, 205 studied

PORTLAND — A proposal to toll all lanes of Interstate 5 in both directions through the metro area would reduce traffic congestion in that corridor and raise $50 million per year that could be put toward road projects, according to an analysis by WSP USA.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


County beats state in turnout

Wasco County was eight points higher in ballot returns for the May 15 primary — at nearly 38 percent participation — than the overall state average of 29 percent.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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Davis launches her way to a javelin title

It is a rarity that an athlete dominates a track and field event the way South Wasco County’s Madisen Davis did this spring. The junior capped a perfect season with nine wins in nine meets as she captured a javelin state championship with a top distance of 127-feet-1 inch, besting her nearest competitor, Adrian’s Shyanne Allaire (114-6), during opening-day action Thursday at the 1A OSAA State Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur’s Stelzer sets PR in 3,000

The Dufur boys’ track and field team was in 22nd place through one day with four points, as Tanner Masterson, Cole Kortge and Friedrick Stelzer were the main contributors. Masterson posted a mark of 11.61 seconds for fifth place in the boys’ 100-meter prelims and tacked on a personal-record 23.16 to end up second in the 200-meter prelims for a finals berth in both events.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

TD softball ends season on a promising note

The 2018 softball season has provided the fans and players with a little bit of everything, whether it was injuries, losing skids and everything else imaginable. That’s why last Friday’s dramatic victory was that much sweeter.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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Piece by Piece

Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

Back in time with ‘Xanadu, Jr.’

It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr.”

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Opinion

 

Letter to the Editor: Shame on D21

To the editor: Shame, shame on District 21 and whoever made the bad decision not to allow those two young men to march in to graduation in their Marine dress uniforms.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Sea Lion problem

To the editor: The good efforts by the Yakama Tribe to help protect salmon and steelhead runs from predation by sea lions, I really appreciate. However, until sea lions that are killing salmon and steelhead are killed and not just hazed, the problem of decimated runs of these fish will probably get a lot worse.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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