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Dance contestants get pep talk

Six contestants in the upcoming 2017 Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition got advice Monday evening from past winners — and some who didn’t take home the Mirror Ball Trophy.

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Derailment costs continue to rise

VANCOUVER (AP) — Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed in Mosier, officials in Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad.

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Standing up for Standing Rock

Two Mosier men are heading to the frozen plains this month to support the protesters at Standing Rock.

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TD stages a comeback

No. 9 Hawks use 19-11 run in fourth to defeat Dallas

With a two-point setback last Friday to Sandy still hanging over their heads, The Dalles coaches Dan Telles and Craig Compton wanted to see spirited response from their girls’ basketball team Tuesday against the Dallas Dragons.

News

    Weather closures for Thursday

    A list of weather related school and program closures for Thursday: UPDATE: Columbia Gorge Community College: Campuses will be closed at noon Thursday Dec. 8th and all day Friday Dec. 9th.

    Storm warnings issued

    HOOD RIVER - Hood River County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management advises that NOAA/National Weather Services is predicting the Columbia River Gorge and particularly the Hood River Valley will have significant snow and possible high wind impacts tomorrow (Thursday), December 8th through Friday. Storm arrival is predicted to be around 10am and they warn to not be fooled by mild conditions in the morning hours. Snow will be continuous all day and night with 5-10 inches of snow at river level. Snow will turn to freezing rain with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice predicted. Wind gusts of 55 to 75 mph may occur in the western gorge. Please plan accordingly. Transportation will be significantly hampered and there is potential for power outage and other secondary problems.

    Strong winds, snow and ice could trigger power outages in region

    Strong winds, snow and ice could trigger power outages in region

    For the Record from December 7, 2016

    Police, fire, and medical records from Dec. 7, 2016

Sports

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    NWPRD opens winter activities

    Hoops and soccer clinic being held

    Even during the winter months, the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department has openings for several youth activities, adding a basketball seminar and soccer tutorial to the long list of upcoming events.

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    Deep ball helps lead Hawks to first win

    Team hits on 13 3-pointers in their 85-69 road victory

    The Dalles Riverhawks trailed by three points at the end of the first quarter, but over the next 16 minutes, spanning the second and third quarters of play, the team had its stroke going enough to grab a lead and hold on for an 85-69 victory over White Salmon, Wash. Tuesday in a road clash at Columbia High School.

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    Local hoops teams hit the hardwood

    Sherman, SWC take Saturday wins; Dufur loses

    Sherman, SWC take Saturday wins; Dufur loses

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    Huskies score tournament championship

    Sherman uses fourth-quarter surge to beat 2A Stanfield

    Huskies score 85-67 romp over Stanfield in the championship game of the Sherman Invitational; Rangers take road loss at Perrydale; SWC splits a pair of tourney games

Gorge Life

Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Value of federal dams

    To the editor: Tonight, citizens of The Dalles have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reaffirm the value of the Columbia and Snake federal dams, their associated energy infrastructure and the river system to the Northwest.

    Crosstalk: Castro’s legacy was deeply disturbing

    Castro’s legacy was deeply disturbing

    Letter to the Editor: Can-do attitude

    To the editor: Donald Trump's surprise win for the presidency, and the continuing popularity of Bernie Sanders, seem to indicate that a new populist era is here in the United States. How do we channel the energy in a positive direction, at least locally?

    Letter to the Editor: Path forward

    To the editor: Providing affordable health care is a tough nut to crack. Republicans are quickly retreating from "Repeal and Replace" to a symbolic "Repeal" and an undefined "Transition" that may go on for years and leave much of Obamacare untouched.

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