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House fire burns Fourth and Lincoln in The Dalles

A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.

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Working, and growing, in the woods

Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills

It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

Maryhill Museum is hosting the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit Saturday and Sunday Aug. 27-28.

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Hawk harriers are running with drive

Team of 44 focused on vaulting up to 5A state meet

Over the past few years, the female talent on The Dalles Cross Country team has been dominating the headlines with multiple league titles. State-qualifier and senior standout Jony Nelson and the Riverhawk boys feel they have the depth and talent to move to the top of the 5A classification.

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Parks chief resigns

Phil Lewis, executive director of Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District, has resigned, effective Sept. 23, to accept a new role as community services director for Oregon City.


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    Children’s Addition

    The Dalles/Wasco County Library celebrated the opening of its new 2,300 square foot children’s addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Approximately 200 people turned out for the event, prompting Oregon State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen to comment that she had never before “seen a crowd this big at a library opening.”

    For the record from Aug. 25

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 26, 2016.

    Zoning sparks new dispute

    Opponents question lack of planning commission posts online

    D21 scores up

    Year-end test results across the school district were mostly encouraging, and, in particular, officials are excited to release updated data on the high school in October.


    Stelzer, Hoey shine at Wasco Fair run

    Ezekiel Stelzer and Amanda Hoey were the highlights of last weekend’s Wasco County Fair Run/Walk, leading their respective divisions for first place as nearly 30 runners showed up to perform on the tough Tygh valley course. Stelzer won the men’s 5k race with a time of 18 minutes and 17 seconds, nearly two minutes better than his next two opponents.

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    Sports participation numbers up

    Nationwide, there was an increase of 61,853 athletes

    PORTLAND (NFHS) – Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 27th consecutive year in 2015-16 according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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    SWC starts with a pair of wins

    Lady Redsides beat Trinity Lutheran and Triangle Lake; Dufur loses two in Athena

    The South Wasco County Redsides got off to a fast start and never looked back Wednesday in their two-match season-opener, taking a three-game sweep over Trinity Lutheran and a four-set triumph over Triangle Lake in volleyball action in Bend.

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    Riverhawks looking to blaze a new trail

    After success in 2015, TD’s revamped team raises its expectations

    Last year, the Dalles volleyball team rose to a level not seen before in two decades.

Gorge Life


    Letter to the editor: Divine laws

    To the editor: The Bible is a fascinating book revealing Divine wisdom. It is not an exposition of human theology about God. As such it can’t be interpreted as if it were a novel or a history book. And one very unique characteristic of the Holy Bible is that it often tells the end in the beginning.

    Letter to the editor: Thank you

    To the editor: In the last few weeks an individual(s) has been donating various fresh food items to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in The Dalles. This person does this anonymously, so we don’t know who you are. On behalf of our food bank staff and volunteers we want to send you a sincere thank you for what you’re doing.

    Letter to the editor: Voter choice

    To the editor: This is a message to voters who (even though they do not want a Clinton presidency) say they just can’t vote for Trump because he doesn’t represent all of their principles and values. They say it’s more important to be right than to win. They say they’ll vote Independent or Libertarian, which is just the same as not voting at all. Sorry to break the news, but voting Independent or Libertarian (or not voting at all) will not achieve the goals you desire.

    Letter to the editor: Is this it?

    To the editor: I would like all voters to consider a question regarding the upcoming presidential election: Is this really the best we can do?

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