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DEQ to host open house

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority will host an air quality open house Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with community members about AmeriTies.

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Appeals filed on Mosier project

Wasco County to hear appeals

Following the Wasco County Planning Commission’s recent 5-2 decision to approve Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed double-tracking project in Mosier, three appeals have been filed — including one from the railroad itself.

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Trick-or-Treat plans in place

The annual downtown trick-or-treat event in The Dalles takes place Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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A new ‘way’ of caring

Bobbi’s Way In-Home Health Care, a gorge business that began accepting clients on Sept. 1, is all about caring. In fact, “Caring is Our Mission” is owner Kaleena Casey’s formal vision statement. The new health care service was officially licensed to serve in Oregon in July and is headquartered in Hood River.

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Dufur scores second in Big Sky

Rangers lose to Arlington; to host a sub-round match

The Lady Rangers swept past South Wasco County in three sets to advance to the district championship, but ended up losing in three to eventual district champion Arlington in the finals Saturday in tournament action at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles.


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    Time for fresh outlook

    Dana Journey is 30 and running for The Dalles City Council out of the belief that youth and energy are a plus when it comes to finding new ways to create economic development. “What I will bring is a new perspective, and I’m a go-getter – when I get ideas, I like to get them done,” he said.

    For the record from Oct. 25

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 25, 2016

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    Parks director named

    Scott Baker, the new director of the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District, originally set out to be a middle school science teacher.

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    City issues growth report

    The city of The Dalles has issued a preliminary economic growth report that found most people who work here commute, and most commuters travel as far as 50 miles.


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    Banner day for The Dalles cross country

    Both of TD’s cross country teams qualify for state meet

    Wednesday, under rainy skies and sloppy terrain, the Riverhawk boys notched three top-10 finishes for second-place honors and their first trip to state since The Dalles and Wahtonka were combined in 2003-2004.

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    Lady Rangers now one win away from Redmond

    No. 12 Dufur travels to play at Crosshill at 4 p.m. Saturday

    Wednesday in Dufur, the No. 12-ranked Lady Rangers took a big first step toward reaching their goal of reaching Redmond with a three-set home sweep over Damascus Christian in a 1A state sub-round volleyball match played at Dufur High School.

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    TD has season cut short in St. Helens

    Team is swept in 5A state play-in volleyball match on Tuesday

    Tuesday in St. Helens, the Riverhawks hit the hardwood for a 5A state play-in match against the No. 13-ranked Lady Lions looking for a chance to extend the season. However, St. Helens won the match in three sets, by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-18.

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    Riverhawks ready to shock the 5A world

    TD focused on play-in tilt against No. 5 Wilsonville

    With the regular season in the books after Tuesday’s 6-0 loss to Hood River Valley, The Dalles boys’ soccer coach Matthew Dallman is looking forward to rolling out his team for the playoffs and this weekend’s state play-in date against No. 5-ranked Wilsonville.

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    Vienna Boys Choir Nov. 15

    The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir is performing in Hood River on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., brought by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association.

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    Acoustic Eidolon

    Acoustic Eidolon, based in Colorado and featuring Joe Scott on double-neck “guitjo” and guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello perform Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles. The concert was part of this year’s Mid-Columbia Community Concerts. The viruoso performance, mixing an eclectic assortment of instrumental and vocal works, was well attended. Mark B. Gibson photo

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    Two heads are better than one

    If you contact Concordia Lutheran Church in Hood River or Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles and ask for “Pastor Jesse,” you’ll now need to get a bit more specific. The dual parish is happy to announce the arrival of Pastor Jesse DeDeyne, who will be formally installed in a special service at Concordia Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 23. He joins Pastor Jesse Jacobsen, who has shepherded the parish since 2006.

    What's Happening from Oct. 18

    Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 18.


    Letter to the editor: Do the right thing

    To the editor: I’ve heard so much talk about honoring the vet lately. And, as a vet, I thank you through my heart. This makes me think of my brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our children and the American dream.

    Letter to the editor: Don't elect Clinton

    To the editor: What do we get with Hillary as president? We will have a U.S. Constitution that is very different than it is now with the new judges she appoints.

    Letter to the editor: Sincere gratitude

    To the editor: The family of Sean Kennedy would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who attended the memorial service at Anderson’s Tribute Center and the celebration of his life at Spooky’s.

    Letter to the editor: Much to care about

    To the editor: If the reality TV antics of the 2016 presidential election have you feeling depressed, the answer may lie further down the ballot. Here there is much to care about:

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