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A changing of the guard

Police work has improved over his 41 years of service

On Waterbury

Several people were asked share their thoughts on The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, who retires Thursday, June 30 after 41 years with the department. Here are their comments:

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Looking Back on June 26

Looking Back on June 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Hustler bats respond with fury

Legion group snaps skid with 14-hit barrage in win

Coming off a stretch last week where they lost three of four games, the Columbia Gorge Hustlers were looking for a rebound performance. They got it and then some.


    Jewel Road Fire near Dufur burns 31 acres Saturday

    The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF’s Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire’s spread at 31 acres.

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    Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

    PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours. Federal investigators in a preliminary report released Thursday blamed the derailment on Union Pacific for failing to properly maintain its track.

    Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

    WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues. Sen. Ron Wyden says he is “even more concerned” about these apparent conflicts of interest after receiving a response from the National Institutes of Health, which vetted and selected the panel members. In a letter sent Thursday to the Obama administration’s top health official, Wyden requests a series of documents related to the pain panel, including financial disclosure forms filled out by its members.

    For the record June 24

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 24, 2016.


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    12U Stars aim for the future

    Little League All Star players representing The Dalles’ 12U team gather for a group photograph last week in Prineville. The group was eliminated in two games.

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    Hustlers bounce back in style

    Backed by Harvey’s gem, CG squad takes a 7-4 road victory

    Coming off two losses Sunday by a 24-5 margin to Mound Time, the Columbia Gorge Hustlers found a way to respond just 24 hours later in a 7-4 league win over the Northwest Stars Monday in an American Legion baseball game played at Wilsonville High School.

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    Golf stars come out for Sasquatch event

    Rende and Schanno take 1st overall net championship

    Many of the Pacific Northwest’s top female golfers converged to The Dalles Country Club for two days of golf play during the 42nd annual Sasquatch. When the final scores were tallied, the duo of Sue Rende and Dixie Schanno scored the tournament’s overall net championship, and Naomi Moss and Dolly Wilkins were tops in the overall gross division.

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    Ft. Dalles Days run scheduled

    The Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

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    HAL boosts outreach

    Bringing in a new manager was just the beginning of changes at the Home At Last Humane Society animal shelter in The Dalles.

    What's Happening

    What's Happening from July 19, 2016

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    Looking back on June 19

    Looking back on June 19, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

    Fourth of July volunteers needed

    Volunteers are needed to help make the third annual Independence Day party in The Dalles a success. Nolan Hare, festival director for the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee, said there are positions available for all ages and activity levels, beginning on the morning of July 2 and continuing around the clock through July 15.


    Letter to the editor: Oil pre-refinery

    To the editor: Due to the oil train disaster in Mosier, there has been much uproar among the public, but no one has provided any solutions. Their view is to shut down the rail oil tank car traffic in the Columbia Gorge corridor, without seeking alternatives. I am offering a solution that can resolve safety concerns.

    Letter to the editor: Favor pipeline

    To the editor: Oh, this ol’ river of ours could tell us a lot. This grand old lady of the Gorge, this wise old matriarch.

    Crosstalk: Are superdelegates good for Dems?

    Are superdelegates good for Dems?

    Letter to the Editor: Vendors call for change

    On behalf of the Gorge Grown Food Network board of directors I want to thank everyone who has supported the changes to the Hood River Farmers Market. Saying goodbye to the Hood River Middle School location was a difficult decision, but due to space and timing challenges with school in session, vendors called for a change.

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