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Oregon refuges report: Some rehab work is a bear of a job

MERLIN (AP) — As David Siddon strolls past the cougar enclosure at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center toward the bear pens, his voice alerts Yak, and the 22-year-old, 800-pound grizzly bear trots to the gate to meet him.

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Ladies Who Lunch

Group has met too many years to remember

Mosier stories recalled Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past. Mosier is an entrepreneurial, welcoming town with a vast history unknown to many Gorge residents. Gorge Owned (GO!) invites you to learn about some of the dynamic people and stories that have helped shape the character and economy of this town, which today has a population of 430. Residents will use photos, videos and oral histories to explore Mosier’s most interesting tales from the past 100 years.

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Mitchell girls grab comeback win

MAUPIN – From the opening tip to the fourth quarter, the South Wasco County Redsides appeared to be in control of their home tilt versus Mitchell-Spray.

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Trial of Goldendale woman delayed

ASTORIA (AP) — The trial of a Washington state woman charged with drugging and killing her 2-year-old daughter at an Oregon coastal resort has been put off a year.

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Looking back, Jan. 25, and History Mystery

Looking back on Jan. 25, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. History Mystery is a regular feature of The Dalles Chronicle Sunday print edition.

Editorial: Term limits could stop D.C. gridlock

In the past decade, the American voters appear to be casting to and fro for balance in the federal government.

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Editorial cartoons from Jan. 25

Editorial cartoons from Jan. 25

Letter to the editor: Support for parks

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the community of The Dalles for extending their support during my recent tenure as the interim Executive Director for the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District.

Letter to the editor: Don’t let fear rule

To the editor: After reading the letters to the editor regarding the tie plant, it becomes quite obvious that “fear” rules the thinking (It’s the What Ifs). It’s not “rocket science” to correct the problem!

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    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...