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Fire highlights fall danger

Temperatures may be getting much cooler as the calendar moves into autumn, but the risk of wildfires has not significantly diminished. A grass fire that started Wednesday night on Doane Road south of The Dalles vividly demonstrates the point.

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Group offers helping hand to immigrants

Help is now within much closer reach for immigrants in The Dalles and elsewhere in the Columbia River Gorge. In July, a nonprofit law firm called Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) opened an office in Hood River that serves people throughout the gorge.

Get hooked by fishery plans

Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is asking area sports fishers to join their effort to keep license fees affordable and hatcheries open. A meeting to further explore formation of a gorge chapter is available at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Charburger Country restaurant in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive.

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Pig Bowl a driving force in community

14th annual event brings families and friends closer

Community members came together Wednesday night for a memorable meeting at Westwind Frame and Gallery in The Dalles to present two checks from the 2016 Pig Bowl football fundraiser event that raised more than $41,000 for the families.

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Curious kids quiz cop

The questions came fast and furious. Have you ever seen a dead person? Ever shot anyone? Ever been pulled over? Ever been tased?

‘Mammy’ wins essay contest

Widge Johnson of The Dalles decided to share a memorable moment in a grandparent essay contest because “this particular story still cracks me up.” Joan Silver, organizing the contest for the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, read Johnson’s entry, the first to be submitted, and knew instantly that it would be a tough act to follow.

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    Local netters hit the hardwood

    Jada Myers had a team-high six kills and Kyrsten Sprouse tacked on five aces, as the No. 19 South Wasco County volleyball team came away with a three-set sweep Thursday over Mitchell-Spray in a Big Sky Conference matchup in Mitchell. The Lady Redsides came on strong at the start of action, taking a 25-13 tally for a 1-0 lead.

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    TD captures 3-1 triumph to end streak

    The Dalles has been steadily progressing, knocking on victory’s door in their past two soccer matches. Thursday, they finally broke through with three unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over St. Helens in a non-league contest played at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

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    Score one for youth

    Coordinating soccer games for 650 children and teens is no small task, but a volunteer force makes sure there are coaches and playing fields ready for 10 weeks of action each fall.

    Dufur "branding party' Saturday

    Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

Gorge Life

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    Looking Back on September 25

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

    Dufur "branding party' Saturday

    Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

    Way of the world

    My children call me Mammy. It’s an Irish thing. I was in California visiting three of my grandchildren when I saw my 4-year-old grandson, “B,” having a bit of a tiff with his mother. She had let him have Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. He, of course, had eaten all the marshmallow stars and none of the rest of the cereal and was asking for more. She said, not only would there be no more today, but there would not be anymore until he was old enough to eat everything in the bowl and drink his milk.

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    McDonald named ‘Entertainer of the Year’

    Jill McDonald of The Dalles, with her husband Thom, have been named as “Entertainers of the Year” by Paint Nite and were recognized at the company’s annual awards gala held in Boston, Mass., last week.

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Days of Culture

    To the editor: Days of Culture are an important part of Gilliam County. When the Cultural Coalition was not able to promote the Days of Culture 2016, our Gilliam County Development picked up the reins and made it happen!

    Letter To the Editor: Red, blue issue

    To the editor: I’m writing in response to the Crosstalk on Sept. 20, “Are red or blue states more livable.” I think the method of the two writers says as much as their specifics.

    Letter to the editor: Thanks city

    To the editor: I write this letter in amazement. The other day the city of The Dalles did something that damaged my driveway somewhat. In 32 years of living in The Dalles it never seemed necessary to engage with the city. It always seemed that if I did my thing that everything was okay.

    Letter to the editor: You will pay

    To the editor: Everyone agrees that M97 will provide $3 billion of new revenue each year for the state of Oregon. That is pretty much a given. The two issues most disagreed upon are where will the revenue be spent and who will pay the tax?

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