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Christmas giving: Community to support troops

HR and TD residents invited to help fill care packages, pack holiday boxes

Community members in The Dalles and Hood River are asked to donate snack and hygiene items to make Christmas merrier for an Oregon National Guard platoon and other troops in Afghanistan. The goal of the Holidays for Heroes Committee is to pack at least 30 boxes at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 16.

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A fateful ride to Lone Pine

This four-part series looks at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. The first article describes homeless advocate Dorothy Rodriguez’s push to help meet needs at the site.

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Board OKs new contract with Sunshine Mill in TD

In a 5-4 vote Tuesday, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board voted to convert two balloon payments owed by Sunshine Mill into a single monthly payment. The restructured agreement with Sunshine, the old grain silo property that is operating as Copa Di Vino, a wine distribution company, will require payments of approximately $12,800 a month beginning next March. They will continue until August 2021.

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Region’s native culture celebrated Nov. 4

The “Columbia River Indian Autumn” celebration is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Admission is free for the event that features artisans, musicians and vendors from regional tribes.

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Lady Hawks victorious at Burnside Invite

Orion’s time gives varsity group win over HRV

Five of the top seven Lady Riverhawk varsity runners finished 20th or better in a first-place effort, Emily Johnson won the junior varsity race, and the junior varsity boys had six harriers place in the top-10 for top honors at the Kyle Burnside Wildhorse Invitational Thursday in Pendleton.

News

Sports

    TD’s Voodre works her voodoo on Mac-Hi

    Freshman nets first-career hat trick in Lady Hawks’ 4-1 romp

    Don’t look now, but The Dalles girls’ soccer team is heating up at the right time. Freshman Zara Voodre scored a hat trick and Addie Klindt tacked on another goal in the Riverhawks’ 4-1 triumph over Mac-Hi in a road varsity match played in Milton-Freewater.

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    Sherman wins a five-set thriller

    It has been a long time since the Sherman Huskies earned a district tournament berth. Thursday, the drought ended in thrilling fashion, as the Lady Huskies fought hard for a five-set road win over Condon-Wheeler Thursday in a district crossover match played in Condon.

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    Rangers drop Mitchell-Spray in three sets

    The Dufur Rangers won their eighth match in a row, sixth by sweep, over Mitchell-Spray by final scores of 25-3, 25-13, and 25-13 Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference District Crossover game played at Dufur High School.

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    TD netters push Hood River Valley to five sets

    Riverhawks lose by a close 15-11 margin in the finale

    With a capacity crowd looking on, The Dalles volleyball team pushed Hood River Valley to the brink, but the No. 11-ranked Eagles found a way to battle back from a 2-1 deficit with wins of 25-11 and 15-11 in the final two sets to score a victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

Gorge Life

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    Sinfonietta rehearsal delights area students

    Over 80 schoolchildren from The Dalles were treated Tuesday night to a dress rehearsal by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s (CGOA) Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta concert was comprised of musical selections from popular movies — songs the young crowd immediately recognized from Star Wars, Spider-Man and Frozen, to name a few.

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    Looking Back on October 15, 2017

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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    Camping rates increase at state parks

    The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1.

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    ‘Bogey’ finds his home on golf course links

    Two men and a cat walk into a golf pro shop … This is not a joke, but a simple story of compassion unfolding every day at The Dalles Country Club. Enter a petite gray and white cat whose legacy might have ended years before if it were not for the care of Jerry Christensen and Sony Smith.

Opinion

    Guest Column: We can choose to bring positive change

    We can choose to bring positive change

    Letter to the Editor: Real reform

    To the editor: Our 35 percent corporate tax rate encourages businesses to move profits and jobs to low-tax nations. At the same time, deductions and loopholes allow major companies like GE and Apple to avoid paying taxes. Done responsibly, there could be bipartisan support for corporate tax reform.

    Letter to the Editor: Pay respects

    To the editor: Regarding your editorial, “Compromise is becoming lost art.'” The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it best: "I have usually sought to avoid compromise, because it more often than not turns out to involve an abdication of principle," and "Consensus is the absence of leadership.”

    Letter to the Editor: NFL question

    To the editor: I have a question for those people boycotting the NFL because some players are not standing for the anthem, an action which you believe disrespects veterans, though that is clearly not their intent.

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