Four city police officers came home last Saturday emotionally drained after attending funerals of killed Dallas police officers, only to wake up Sunday morning to news that three more officers were killed in Louisiana.
The Dalles City Council appears ready to cut its losses when it comes to the “Granada Block” properties. The four members present during last week’s council meeting voted unanimously not to pay for formal appraisals of the three buildings for sale in the block, which is on East Second Street bordered by Washington Street and Court Street in the downtown business district.
The Dalles is taking a hard look at the “nuts and bolts” operations of the department that constantly works with nuts and bolts, along with a wide variety of other equipment to meet public health and safety needs.
Linda McAllister is offering a guitar workshop at Gorge Community Music on Saturday, July 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. McAllister has been teaching and performing guitar for 40 years and offers a relaxed and fun approach to learning.
Riverhawk football hosts 40 kids for four days of fundamentals
For a four-day span at Amaton Field in The Dalles, 40 boys and girls with dreams and aspirations of becoming varsity superstars stepped onto the gridiron at Amaton Field to take part in the 2016 The Dalles High School Youth Football Camp. With TD football coach Steve Sugg catching the action alongside assistant coaches Dan Telles, Joe Abbas, Gabe Wilson and Jermaine Hisatake, the players ranging from third-through-eighth grades participated in a four-day session covering offensive, defensive and technique drills.
The bodies of two men from Kentucky were found Thursday evening, July 23, off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. Evidence suggests the pair died in a murder/suicide, according to information provided by the Hood River County Sheriff. The trail is accessed off of the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.
Mosier will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway Saturday, July 23, with an appreciation picnic for emergency responders who helped during the June 3 derailment of oil tankers on Union Pacific tracks. A parade downtown is planned for 3 p.m. and will include antique cars. The picnic follows at 3:30 p.m. on the school lawn.
A wind-driven grass and brush fire in Lyle swept across the spit of land south of the railroad tracks and Highway 14 Thursday night, burning from the vicinity of Cove Road at the mouth of the Klickitat River east to the 10th Street tunnel. At least one camping trailer was destroyed in the fire, according to witnesses. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which started in the late afternoon.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 21, 2016
Legion squad erases early deficit to score a 14-9 victory
Columbia Gorge Hustler co-head coach Doug Sawyer said he can learn a lot about a team when they are faced with adversity. Over the past two weeks, the Hustlers re-shuffled their coaching staff, overcame injuries and departures, but managed to put together a streak of four wins in the past five games, capped by a 14-9 triumph over Pendleton Thursday in a one-game American Legion playoff matchup at Bob Williams Field.
A win over Pendleton sets up Super Regionals bid
Needing to win three of four games this past weekend, the Hustlers nearly swept a pair of league doubleheaders, but still won three games to set up a one-game playoff against Pendleton at 6 p.m. tonight at Bob Williams Field.
Johnson, Bullock and Rising end on a high note
Three middle school athletes determined to fare well in their final meets of the summer for the Athletics East program were able to end on a high note in their respective events earlier this July. Emily Johnson, of The Dalles, accomplished great times and personal records during her running campaign, and she did well enough to earn a berth into the USATF Regional meet in Seattle. Elli Rising, of Goldendale, and Hood River’s Chloe Bullock also capped their solid summer at the Tracktown Youth League finals on Saturday, July 9, at Historic Hayward Field, with Rising nearly winning two events and Bullock picking a victory in her lone run at 400-meters.
13U group takes summer as a learning experience
With time to let the 2016 Babe Ruth baseball campaign sink in, The Dalles head coach Greg Cummings is already circling the calendar for next year and beyond. Last weekend in West Linn, TD went 1-2 in state action, losing their finale 18-2 in mercy-ruled fashion to the West Linn ‘A’ team.
The Bram Bratá Steel Band performed a free concert at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Wednesday noon hosted by The Dalles Rotary Club.
Growing crowds of large white birds on rocks by The Dalles Dam have drawn plenty of notice this year. They’re American white pelicans, and they were first spotted locally a few years ago by wildlife officials, but this summer, the population has just exploded.
Nonprofit events calendar from July 20, 2016
Looking back on July 17, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?
To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.
To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.
To the editor: The Board of Directors and staff of Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge in The Dalles would like to publicly thank the 16 volunteers from Google who came to the Museum in June as part of GoogleServe.