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A life filled with secrets

Kim Mason has spent a lifetime living with secrets. First was the dawning realization during her childhood in Roseburg — she was a boy named Tim Mason then — that she was trapped in the wrong body.

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Bodies of two missing men found in Mt. Hood National Forest

The bodies of two men from Kentucky were found Thursday evening, July 23, off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. Evidence suggests the pair died in a murder/suicide, according to information provided by the Hood River County Sheriff. The trail is accessed off the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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Science corner: Coral bleaching indicates long term damage

Coral bleaching has been in the news a lot. While the name sounds relatively harmless, bleaching events can indicate long-term damage to reefs around the world and rapid worsening of the ocean environment.

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TD cheer puts on an All-Star performance

Team of 32 scores first place and all-around honors

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Northwest ATV: Check conditions before riding forest trails

August is nearly here, and at the time of this writing the Rock Creek Riding Area is open for motorcycle and ATV riding.

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    Making the transition

    In a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from bras to bathrooms, a transgender woman who hopes to meet her grandchildren living in The Dalles quipped that she’s transparent about being transgender. Growing up in conservative Roseburg, Kim Mason was then 9-year-old Tim Mason when she realized she was different. She began playing dress-up, and once fashioned an old yellow rain jacket into a skirt. She’d steal her mother’s lipstick and paint her toenails.

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    ‘Packy’ explores his new home at OR zoo

    North America’s oldest Asian elephant bull, named “Packy,” is now exploring his new outdoor habitat at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

    Mosier parade and picnic Saturday

    Mosier will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway Saturday, July 23, with an appreciation picnic for emergency responders who helped during the June 3 derailment of oil tankers on Union Pacific tracks. A parade downtown is planned for 3 p.m. and will include antique cars. The picnic follows at 3:30 p.m. on the school lawn.

    Council says ‘no’ to Granada appraisal

    The Dalles City Council appears ready to cut its losses when it comes to the “Granada Block” properties. The four members present during last week’s council meeting voted unanimously not to pay for formal appraisals of the three buildings for sale in the block, which is on East Second Street bordered by Washington Street and Court Street in the downtown business district.

Sports

    OSAA sets softball regulations for 2017 season

    Focus of the new changes are on uniforms and equipment

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    CG Hustlers move on to Super Regional rounds

    Legion squad erases early deficit to score a 14-9 victory

    Columbia Gorge Hustler co-head coach Doug Sawyer said he can learn a lot about a team when they are faced with adversity. Over the past two weeks, the Hustlers re-shuffled their coaching staff, overcame injuries and departures, but managed to put together a streak of four wins in the past five games, capped by a 14-9 triumph over Pendleton Thursday in a one-game American Legion playoff matchup at Bob Williams Field.

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    Gridiron love starts with local youths

    Riverhawk football hosts 40 kids for four days of fundamentals

    For a four-day span at Amaton Field in The Dalles, 40 boys and girls with dreams and aspirations of becoming varsity superstars stepped onto the gridiron at Amaton Field to take part in the 2016 The Dalles High School Youth Football Camp. With TD football coach Steve Sugg catching the action alongside assistant coaches Dan Telles, Joe Abbas, Gabe Wilson and Jermaine Hisatake, the players ranging from third-through-eighth grades participated in a four-day session covering offensive, defensive and technique drills.

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    Hustlers put season on the line at home tonight

    A win over Pendleton sets up Super Regionals bid

    Needing to win three of four games this past weekend, the Hustlers nearly swept a pair of league doubleheaders, but still won three games to set up a one-game playoff against Pendleton at 6 p.m. tonight at Bob Williams Field.

Gorge Life

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    Looking Back from July 24

    Looking back on July 24, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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    Guitar Workshop July 30

    Linda McAllister is offering a guitar workshop at Gorge Community Music on Saturday, July 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. McAllister has been teaching and performing guitar for 40 years and offers a relaxed and fun approach to learning.

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    An unexpected party

    The Bram Bratá Steel Band performed a free concert at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Wednesday noon hosted by The Dalles Rotary Club.

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    Plenty of pelicans

    Growing crowds of large white birds on rocks by The Dalles Dam have drawn plenty of notice this year. They’re American white pelicans, and they were first spotted locally a few years ago by wildlife officials, but this summer, the population has just exploded.

Opinion

    Editorial: Repaying the ultimate sacrifice

    It should be a no-brainer for the Wasco County Commission to approve a property tax exemption for spouses of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.

    Crosstalk: Is racism growing worse in the US?

    Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?

    Letter to the editor: No race war

    To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.

    Letter to the editor: Debt owed

    To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.

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