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The Dalles Clean Air Coalition focuses on emissions

Nearly 30 people gathered for the rally demanding clean air in town. A public hearing to discuss the Mutual Agreement Order, signed by Amerities West on April 8 to implement odor-reducing strategies, will take place Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College.

Walden: Reform plan ready

U.S. Rep. Greg, R-Ore., thinks the “anti-establishment” political climate in the 2016 election cycle is generated by frustration about governance under the Obama Administration.

Romero: Term limits vital

Paul J. Romero, Jr., of Prineville is a Constitutional Conservative who has never before held a public office, but believes it is time to send incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., into retirement.

Reward for ram killing

Rewards totaling $2,000 are now being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of a third bighorn sheep ram in early April east of Rufus.

Haul away house trash this Saturday

The annual Community Clean Up will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Dalles residents can dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items by taking them to the collection site at the county yard located on the corner of West 10th and Walnut streets. Usable items will also be collected at the Reuse Fair, where residents can take what they need.

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    Winslow sets Sherman High record in pole vault

    Junior hits the 12-foot-7 inch mark to lead boys to third

    Sherman junior Maverick Winslow set a school record of 12-feet-7 inches in the pole vault and the rest of the boys’ team racked up nine top-5 outputs at the Condon-Wheeler Invitational Saturday in Condon. Added to that, Sherman had a triple jump win by Keenan Coles and a career-best of 55.42 seconds in the 400-meters by Treve Martin to lead the Sherman boys’ track team to third place .

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    Hawk track stars set 20 PRs at Dean Nice Invite

    Boys net 13 career-bests Friday at meet in Gresham

    Facing six other 5A programs and six 6A schools, The Dalles track and field team racked up 20 personal records at the Dean Nice Invitational Friday in Gresham. Emily Morin, Paige McLeod and Ivorie Taylor set their high marks, as did Ethan Shubert, Gabe Lira, Glenn Breckterfield and Orion Smith.

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    Road sweep puts TD back in CRC mix

    Bradford gets two wins, hits home run to lead the Hawks

    HOOD RIVER – Facing a turning point to the season, The Dalles senior Maddy Bradford put the team on her back and willed them to a doubleheader sweep Saturday by scores of 2-0 and 9-5 in a Columbia River Conference softball matchup played on the road against Hood River Valley. In 17 innings pitched, Bradford struck out 16, allowed 13 hits and three earned runs, and also chipped in three hits, including a home run and two RBIs. From the opening pitch, head coach Steve Garrett knew Bradford was dialed in.

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    TD rallies the troops in final four-game stretch

    Baseball team still alive for a shot at the 5A playoffs

    HOOD RIVER – This is it – A four-game season. After losing two games Friday night by scores of 4-1 and 9-0, The Dalles baseball team is mired in a streak of six losses in the past seven contests to fall into last place in the Columbia River Conference. With some rebound performances, some help and continued togetherness, there is still a chance to climb back into the postseason mix.

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    Memaloose Hills a favorite hike

    The Memaloose Hills have become one of Janet’s and my favorite places to enjoy nature’s wonderful wildflower shows. The hiking trails are user friendly, never too crowded and the variety of flowers almost endless. And to add another plumb to the pudding the forest service has mapped out a 6.5 miles loop hike that starts at Memaloose rest stop on the east bound lane of I-84; just three miles east of Mosier, Oregon.

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    Looking Back on May 1

    Looking Back on May 1, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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    Women leading more and more churches

    A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal. Allen had already blazed the same trail at UCC churches in Wisconsin and Washington.

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    Denny’s remodel has local flavor

    Denny’s in The Dalles celebrated its recent remodel by serving up an all-day Grand Celebration last Wednesday, April 20, giving diners a first look at its all-new, locally-inspired design and updated features. “We feel very positive about the changes,” said District Manager Peter Keller during the celebration.

Opinion

    Letter to editor: Thank you

    To the editor: Wasco County 4-H would like to thank The Dalles Fitness and Court Club for generously donating the use of its pool to local area students involved in the underwater robotics ROV program. TDFCC has allowed our two teams access to their pool for several weeks so that students can ready themselves for the upcoming competition to be held in North Bend, Oregon April 29-30.

    Letter to the editor: Get involved

    To the editor: What Happens in Tygh Vegas: Not a bad name. It’s different from everything else which are the same ones you hear at every fair around the country. You can take any theme and turn it in to something bad. It honestly just depends on how you think. If the community wants to get involved why doesn’t the fair board ask the community for suggestions and hold a vote?

    Letter to the editor: Clean house

    To the editor: I’m writing this so our community knows about at least one complete failure by our county commission and some of their staff.

    Letter to the editor: Vote Kramer

    To the editor: If you like politicians who are honest, direct, plain speaking and make good things happen, please join me in voting for Steve Kramer for Wasco County Commissioner. In his first term in office, Commissioner Kramer has made a difference by being solution oriented, collaborative, direct, honest and seeking out diverse views and making himself accessible to Wasco County citizens.

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