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Cherry Festival event calendar

Cherry Festival includes new activities

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Tribe track fights it out in Portland

Just at the midway point of its 12-event spring slate, The Dalles track and field team has come out with consistent performances on the road and at home.

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Last Delivery

Retiring downtown mail carrier Dave Miller looks forward to what’s next

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Pulpit Rock Easter marks milestone

The 90th annual Pulpit Rock Easter sunrise service is set for Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m.

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Foleys to lead 23rd annual Cherry Festival parade

Couple played a role in shaping The Dalles

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Editorial cartoons from April 20

Editorial cartoons from April 20, 2014.

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Editorial: Hopes and dreams reside here

It’s been a long haul for proponents of the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

Letter to the editor: Invasive wolves

To the editor: There have been many opinions on the wolf status in Oregon, I figure I will get mine out there also.

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Gorge Life

    Looking Back, April 20

    Looking back on April 20, in back issues of The Dalles Chronicle.

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    Cherry memories from Marilyn Ericksen

    My cherry memories are older than Jim Goff’s memories of Dalles cherries. (Could that be possible?) As a little girl we had cherries. We had trees in the yard that were remarkable. They had two kinds of cherries on each tree. The small orchard that was on the other end of the block had different kinds of trees in the orchard.

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    Cherry Festival origins stretch back to 1940

    The Northwest Cherry Festival story has several beginnings, including the 1979 launch of the modern festival. Some people trace its origins back to 1940, when Helen Spickerman of The Dalles was picked as Cherry Queen. She represented local growers with a full-fledged float in Portland’s Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. But that auspicious beginning was not repeated the following year, and America’s entry into World War II after Pearl Harbor put the idea on hold.

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    Lifestyle Festival features new exhibits

    The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Company Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. The show continues Saturday, April 26, and Sunday April 27.

Events

Latest blogs

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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 ...

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    A new "War on Poverty"

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill cutting billions of dollars in federal food assistance to the poor. As it is seems unlikely to become law, the cut is apparently meant as a policy statement: The Republican Party declares a new "War on Poverty." Specifically targeted ...

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    Larger than life

    A pair of mating crane flies hangs from a leaf above Mill Creek just south of The Dalles Insects are wonderful fun to photograph, and a summer creek is a great place to find them. I was standing on the bank when these two crane flies flew by, landing on ...

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