Riding to the Rescue

Nia Pereira, 6, of The Dalles, takes the controls of a Wasco County Sheriff Search and Rescue All-Terrain Vehicle during a “Get Ready—The Dalles” event at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Saturday, Sept. 15. Riding behind, awaiting her turn at the helm, is River, 5. The free event featured demonstrations and information from over 20 agencies and vendors with the goal of teaching residents to be more self reliant during emergencies and disasters. Demonstrations include boater safety, first aid, fire safety and more. Read more...

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Presentation explores WWI history

It was a packed, cramped room on the night of Sept. 8 at the Stonehenge Memorial in the Maryhill State Park, as people gathered for an engaging and insightful presentation on World War I from state park ranger Mark Harris.

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Pig Bowl benefits three families Sat.

Three local families will benefit from the popular annual Pig Bowl fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 22, which pitches Washington and Oregon law enforcement against each other in flag football. The game, which starts at 7 p.m., is at Wahtonka football field. Tickets are $3 single or $10 per family.

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Seminar Change

The Childhood Domestic Violence Symposium presented by Voices Set Free, originally scheduled for August, was moved back to September and is coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hood River Juice Company, 550 Riverside Dr.

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Salvation Army thrift store reopens

The Dalles Salvation Army Thrift Store reopened at noon last Friday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and plenty of eager shoppers on hand to celebrate a remodel.

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Candidates square off

Three sets of candidates for state office faced off last week at the “Before the Ballot” forum sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Governor hears fire issues

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Sherman County last week and heard from farmers and cattlemen that repairing roads and fences were top issues following the summer’s devastating fires.

September 18, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

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Olson gets rolling in SWC’s romp

MAUPIN – Garrett Olson threw for three touchdowns, rushed for two more, had a touchdown catch and added an 80-yard fumble recovery for an end zone trip in undefeated South Wasco County’s lopsided 64-13 triumph over Prairie City Friday in Maupin. After trailing 7-0 early in the first quarter, SWC scored 51 unanswered points spanning the first-through-third quarters for a 51-7 advantage.

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Masterson’s big night spurs Dufur

DUFUR – Tanner Masterson had a game for the ages to help lead the No. 4-ranked Dufur Rangers. Masterson had three rushing touchdowns, receiving scores of 37 and 20, and he completed a conversion pass to Cole Kortge in Dufur’s 66-36 league victory at home Friday against Union.

September 18, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..


TD football loses to Valley Catholic

The Dalles football team fell behind 16-0 in the first three minutes and 18 seconds and rallied to get to within a 16-12 deficit, but had its final two drives end in Valley Catholic territory, one at the 12-yard line with 2:36 left in regulation for a third consecutive loss Friday in Beaverton. Down by two scores in the second quarter, the Riverhawks got back in contention on an 80-yard scamper by J.R. Scott at the 9:28 mark.

September 18, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..

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Presentation explores WWI history

It was a packed, cramped room on the night of Sept. 8 at the Stonehenge Memorial in the Maryhill State Park, as people gathered for an engaging and insightful presentation on World War I from state park ranger Mark Harris.

September 18, 2018 2:28 p.m. read more..
  

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Letter to the Editor: Get engaged

To the editor: When Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democrat candidate for the Oregon District 2 Congressional Seat, challenged incumbent Greg Walden to three debates, he agreed by saying “I look forward to debating you.” This verbal exchange was followed up with a letter hand-delivered by McLeod-Skinner to Rep. Walden’s office in Bend. The first “debate” was held in Medford on Friday, Aug. 31, however, Rep. Walden was absent. What is your part in the election as a constituent? Be informed, register, and vote.

September 18, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Vote for Greg

To the editor: I am a 60-year resident of The Dalles, a registered Independent voter who is concerned about the criticism of Greg Walden’s record in Congress. He is a native Eastern Oregonian, while his opponent has only registered to vote in Oregon this year and has lived most of the past years in California.

September 18, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

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