Elio Andrade maneuvers an old sprayer into position at Omeg Orchards on Knob Hill Road during a soil workshop’s field demonstration hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Service in The Dalles last week. The sprayer, no longer used, has been modified to apply lime suspended in liquid along the tree rows, one of the soil improvement techniques adopted by Mike Omeg, who grows five varieties of sweet cherries. Additional demonstrations involved machines used for chipping pruned limbs and branches, and mowers that throw cuttings to the side under trees, where they will return nutrients to the soil.
Sometimes emotional residents cited their health problems and made calls to close AmeriTies West at a meeting Tuesday to discuss air quality monitoring focused on naphthalene emissions from the tie plant.
Event is Saturday at armory
Columbia Gorge Community College, Oregon Employment Department and East Cascades Workforce Investment Board will be connecting employers and prospective employees at the Columbia Gorge Job Fair on Saturday, March 25.
Andy Lopez and James Pashek pace boys in defeat
Top tennis players James Pashek and Andy Lopez came through for singles wins, but The Dalles High School came out the wrong end of a 6-2 loss to Sandy in varsity boys’ tennis action Tuesday at The Dalles High School.
Kilby, Farrell, and Stelzer set a solid boys track trend
Coming off an impressive output last week at the Mullen-Leavitt Invitational in The Dalles, the Dufur track and field team burst onto the scene with six individual victories and one relay win at the three-team track and field dual Wednesday at Hood River High School.
Horizon Christian tacked on six wins, including two on the girls’ side in a track and field meet Wednesday in Hood River.
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 23
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 22
Columbia River Herbals, a retail outlet for medical-grade and recreational marijuana, has been working for several months to transform an empty and deteriorating former Arby’s restaurant at 2630 W. Sixth Street into an active and thriving enterprise.
With a shortened roster in tow, Sherman head track and field coach Kyle Pfiefer still had his team put forth some solid times and distances at the season-opening 19-team Estacada Small School Invitational on Saturday, March 18 at Estacada High School.
Even under overcast skies and a light rain, 100 runners and walkers signed up to participate in the 10th annual Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day event at Lewis and Clark Festival Park on Saturday, March 11 in The Dalles.
Athletes put forth dominant display in several meets
Riverside hopes to fill its bag with some big performances.
The Dalles softball team dropped a pair of doubleheader games Saturday in Bend to the Lava Bears by scores of 5-3 and 13-10.
Event to support auditorium
It won’t be your typical storytelling session. On March 25, a Portland-based group known as the Portland Story Theater will come to The Dalles Civic Auditorium to present a program called “Urban Tellers On the Road.”
A red-winged blackbird displays from the top of a cattail despite a day of clouds and rain in a Klickitat County marsh Monday afternoon.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
Lord Farquaad (Felix Brantner), left, interrogates the gingerbread man as to the whereabouts of Princess Fiona (Stephanie Ligamarri-Kunz) in Farquaad’s quest to be king during a dress rehearsal at The Dalles High School Wednesday night.
To the editor: Our planet is rapidly warming. Science shows that mankind’s activities significantly affect this warming of our Earth. If we make needed changes, we may have a chance at preserving life as we know it. That’s not partisan; it’s reality.
To the editor: Remember when the biggest controversy with Ann Landers was: Should the toilet paper roll be to the inside or the outside? Different times.
To the editor: I say “Hurrah” to J.R. Scott’s column. I agree with all that this young man had to say.
To the editor: An open letter to Officer Keinlen, and TDPD: Thank you for making crosswalks a priority.