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A moment in history

A bronze fountain at Lewis and Clark Festival Park downtown The Dalles will be dedicated at noon July 4, immediately following the Fourth of July parade downtown. The fountain depicts three members of the Corps of Discovery expedition battling high winds as they attempt to launch a dugout canoe into the Columbia River in 1805. The fountain is the work of Jeff Stewart, a local artist living near Dufur.

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Barlow Grange gets a facelift

Celebrate holiday weekend with homemade grange meal

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Full slate for Fourth of July

Parade, fireworks and fountain dedication planned for holiday

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Golf stars come out for Sasquatch event

Rende and Schanno take 1st overall net championship

Many of the Pacific Northwest’s top female golfers converged to The Dalles Country Club for two days of golf play during the 42nd annual Sasquatch. When the final scores were tallied, the duo of Sue Rende and Dixie Schanno scored the tournament’s overall net championship, and Naomi Moss and Dolly Wilkins were tops in the overall gross division.

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12U Stars aim for the future

Little League All Star players representing The Dalles’ 12U team gather for a group photograph last week in Prineville. The group was eliminated in two games.

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City closer to passing pot guidelines

Final council vote expected in July

News

    For the record from June 29

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 29, 2016.

    For the record, from June 28

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 28, 2016.

    Jewel Road Fire near Dufur burns 31 acres Saturday

    The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF’s Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire’s spread at 31 acres.

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    Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

    PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours. Federal investigators in a preliminary report released Thursday blamed the derailment on Union Pacific for failing to properly maintain its track.

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    Affordable Homes captures Majors championship

    Abby Williams scores game-winner to lift team to a 15-9 finals victory

    The third time was definitely a charm for Meghan Rowland. She had helped lead her Babe Ruth softball team to a championship in her first two campaigns, but wound up on the losing end both times. Wednesday she was able to hoist a championship trophy, as her Columbia Gorge Affordable Homes squad broke open an 8-8 tie with four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to defeat Spooky’s Pizza by a 15-9 score in a Majors Division contest played at Sorosis Park.

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    14U Crush cruises to NAFA Tourney title

    Softball squad heads to state with a full head of steam

    Nothing is going to stop the runaway train known as the Cherry City Crush 14U softball team. This past weekend in Newberg, the Crush squad did everything from throw no-hitters, hit home runs and play solid defense to finishing 5-0 to capture the 2016 NAFA National UFO Tournament.

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    TD’s murderers’ row toppling its district foes

    In two wins, 10U Stars have scored 53 runs in seven innings

    So far, The Dalles’ 10U All Stars have been an unstoppable force on the diamond. In seven innings, spanning two games, The Dalles Little League 10U All Stars have scored 53 runs, pounded out 39 hits and received 12 walks in reeling off back-to-back lopsided District 5 wins in Prineville.

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    TD’s 11U Stars secure one win at districts

    The Dalles 11U Little League All Star athletes went 1-2 in District 5 Tournament action in Prineville with an opening-round loss, but rebounded for a 9-5 triumph on Monday over Crook County. On Tuesday, the 11U squad had their season cut short after a 13-7 setback to Bend South

Gorge Life

Opinion

    Letter to the editor: Oil pre-refinery

    To the editor: Due to the oil train disaster in Mosier, there has been much uproar among the public, but no one has provided any solutions. Their view is to shut down the rail oil tank car traffic in the Columbia Gorge corridor, without seeking alternatives. I am offering a solution that can resolve safety concerns.

    Letter to the editor: Favor pipeline

    To the editor: Oh, this ol’ river of ours could tell us a lot. This grand old lady of the Gorge, this wise old matriarch.

    Crosstalk: Are superdelegates good for Dems?

    Are superdelegates good for Dems?

    Letter to the Editor: Vendors call for change

    On behalf of the Gorge Grown Food Network board of directors I want to thank everyone who has supported the changes to the Hood River Farmers Market. Saying goodbye to the Hood River Middle School location was a difficult decision, but due to space and timing challenges with school in session, vendors called for a change.

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