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The Dalles Area Command of the Oregon State Police has received the Work Site of the Year award from the agency’s Department Awards Committee.
Council shoots down alterations to marijuana ordinance
The Dalles City Council rejected a proposal Monday to change its new marijuana ordinance to allow stores within 500 feet of each other, rather than adhering to the existing 1,000 foot-buffer.
Four people have been arrested on heroin charges following a local investigation by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force.
BEND (AP) — Four Oregon Democrats are eyeing Rep. Greg Walden's seat in Congress. A retired executive, a doctor, a stonemason and a dog sled musher are challenging Walden, Oregon's only Republican representative, when he is up for re-election in 2018, The Bulletin reported Friday.
Police, fire, and medical reports from May 23
In an extreme rarity, police say, a local man was arrested Sunday afternoon in a downtown eatery after another patron saw that the man appeared to be accessing child porn on his electronic device.
Community event calendar from May 21
Team posts solid marks at 5A state meet held in Eugene
With all but one athlete celebrating a first state track and field meet experience, The Dalles head coach Garth Miller feels that the 2017 campaign is a good first step toward great things to come.
Huskies pull off dramatic comeback win against Pilot Rock
The No. 7-ranked Huskies erased a five-run, fifth-inning deficit with a 13-run sixth inning, followed by a two-run seventh to complete the 15-5 comeback triumph Saturday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball semifinal played Saturday at Bob White Field in Pendleton.
Bales’ arm helps lead Rangers in a 5-0 victory over Sherman
With a chance to win their first district crown since 2008, Dufur baseball coach C.S. Little sent out his ace starter Kolbe Bales to get the Rangers over the mountaintop. Bales tossed six innings of three-hit ball with 13 strikeouts and no walks, as the No. 1-ranked Rangers defeated No. 7 Sherman by a 5-0 margin for the district crown in action Saturday at Bob White Field in Pendleton.
Sky Stover Blouin works on a trick while warming up to compete in the Dirt City Jam competition and exhibition Saturday at The Dalles Skatepark.
Memorial Day observances are planned in The Dalles and Wasco on Monday, May 29, and each community is marking the annual event in a different way.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
The other day Steve Gifford was watching an old barn get torn down across the road from him on East 18th Street, and he saw an old, musty photo album on the ground, ready to be scooped up by the backhoe. He rescued the album and passed it off to the Chronicle.
The initial outreach work of The Dalles Blue Zones Project — a three-year community wellness initiative — begins next week with a series of focus group sessions over three days. The focus groups will seek input on a variety of topics, from creating more trails and sidewalks, to ways to make workplaces more productive and employees happier, to how churches can contribute to the town’s well-being.
To the editor: A serious misunderstanding is circulating concerning Azure Farms’ weed problem. It is that they would lose organic status on crops currently growing if the county was to make an application of synthetic pesticides. This is not true.
To the editor: I would like to thank Wasco County voters for electing me as one of the new CGCC board members and Dr. James Willcox for his 30-plus years serving on the board.
Time for more road, bridge funds
To the editor: Genesis Chapter 1 describes the creation of grass by God: “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed … and God saw that it was good.” No weeds. But then after Adam eats from the Tree of Knowledge (“Science" in Latin) the ground is cursed, described at Genesis 3:18 “Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth.” Weeds.
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