Reward for a job well done

The turnout at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet was larger this year than it has ever been, with 263 seats filled. The night’s theme was “Roll Out the Red Carpet,” in honor of the Granada Theater’s reopening last year. Read more...

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Reward for a job well done

The turnout at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet was larger this year than it has ever been, with 263 seats filled. The night’s theme was “Roll Out the Red Carpet,” in honor of the Granada Theater’s reopening last year.

January 20, 2018 11:53 a.m. read more..
 

High-speed pursuit ends with gunfire

A Wasco County Sheriff’s Deputy used a firearm to stop a vehicle fleeing from an Oregon State Police pursuit on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident but the driver of the vehicle faces several felony charges in two counties, said Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley on Friday morning.

January 19, 2018 1:31 p.m. read more..


New legislators visit Maupin

Two newly appointed state legislators representing citizens in the area will tour Maupin on Monday and then introduce themselves to community members at a “meet and greet” forum. Senator Clifford Bentz, R-Ontario, and Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, will be in south Wasco County from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23.

January 19, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


TD Women March Sat.

A year ago, a women’s march in The Dalles arranged in just 48 hours drew some 135 participants. This year, organizers expect 300 at the march, set for Saturday, Jan. 20, at City Park.

January 19, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Fate of historic building considered

The fate of the historic Waldron/Gitchell building, which has survived numerous floods, fires and storms to be the oldest commercial building left in The Dalles, will be decided during Monday’s city council meeting.

January 19, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..
 

Senior warns of Medicare scam

When Vince Ames of The Dalles got a call from an unknown number and a person on the other end of the line claimed to represent Medicare and asked for personal information, he knew that a scam was in play. “He wanted to know about my blood pressure and other health issues, and I told him that I was not going to give him that information,” said Ames, 70. Ames said what concerned him was that another senior might get caught in the scam.

January 18, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Sports



Honald earns Under Armour All-America invite

For The Dalles High School baseball player Spencer Honald, he had to go through countless hours of rehabilitation and strength training to recover from a broken ankle sustained during the spring season. Honald earned a spot on the Under Armour Team One squad after a Baseball Factory tryout and secured an invitation to play shortstop with the team at the Southern California Classic in October, where he went 3 for 9 with a double.

January 20, 2018 12:43 p.m. read more..


CGBA teams have successful tourney runs

As a coach, Greg Cummings could only smile at what he saw on the hardwood, as two Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy teams duked it out in the championship game of the two-day Gorge Hoops Invitational. Spanning further than the final score, however, was the fact that this title contest also offered a glimpse at a promising future for The Dalles basketball.

January 20, 2018 12:36 p.m. read more..


TD swimmers take a step forward in Madras

With the loss of some standout seniors, The Dalles swim team had some spots to fill on its varsity roster. Through the first four events, the Riverhawks have put up some solid marks and finishes, the latest push coming at last Saturday’s White Buffalo Classic held in Madras.

January 19, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..


Riverhawks swoop in for Pacer Invite title

With a handful of new faces on the roster, and senior veterans Jessika Nañez, Kendyl Kumm, Samantha Stanley, Jenifer Salinas and Shivani Patel solidifying the core of 14, the Riverhawks took home another first-place trophy with a 151.7-point total, besting Wilsonville by 5.4 points in a competitive cheer event held Saturday in Lake Oswego.

January 19, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

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Fate of historic building considered

The fate of the historic Waldron/Gitchell building, which has survived numerous floods, fires and storms to be the oldest commercial building left in The Dalles, will be decided during Monday’s city council meeting.

January 19, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..


‘Eagle Watch’ is Saturday

The eagles have landed! The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles as they congregate along the Columbia River to feed during their winter migration. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers will be on hand this Saturday to help visitors learn about our national bird, watch the raptors in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive educational activities.

January 18, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


Training focuses on mental health

Instructor Julie Larson lectured a class of 15 or so adults, ranging from interested community members to school and medical personnel, on how to help adults experiencing an immediate mental health crisis.

January 18, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Opinion



Letter to the Editor: Time for a change

To the editor: Today (Jan. 17) I watched a press release starring our very own Representative Greg Walden in which he blamed Democrats for “holding CHIP funding hostage.” Seriously? That's pretty low, even by current political standards.

January 20, 2018 12:30 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Volunteers needed

To the editor: We are writing regarding our support for Columbia Gorge CASA and to make a request that community members volunteer to advocate for a child. CASA trains and supports volunteers who advocate for children in our foster care system.

January 20, 2018 12:30 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Need M101 funding

To the editor: I’m writing in favor of Measure 101. What I don’t see mentioned a lot is that eastern Oregonians will benefit disproportionately because we use the Oregon Health Plan more often than other parts of the state and so we depend on the funding we are voting on.

January 20, 2018 12:29 p.m. read more..

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