Very early on the morning after high school graduation, 66 members of The Dalles High School Class of 2017 headed to Disneyland for two days in the park, a visit organizers pronounced a solid success. Senior parent Kim Cowan headed the effort, and said the trip was “awesome, it was great. We didn’t have any issues and everybody had a good time.”
A fawn peers at a photographer between the legs of its momma in this image captured by Scott McMullen recently on Sevenmile Hill.
Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank, based in Spokane, Wash.
The Wasco County Commission has set the 2017 seasonal burn ban to go into effect just after midnight on July 1. The ban continues until local fire officials determine in late summer or early fall that the danger of fire season has passed.
Skipper ends up with a 233-136 record in 13 years at TD
As he walks away from a successful softball coaching journey, Steve Garrett can feel satisfied with what he accomplished over his 13 years.
Police, fire, and medical reports from June 22
There will be a one-hour, full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge on Friday, June 23 beginning at 3:30 a.m. as Port crews perform repair and inspection work on the lift span and navigation lights.
Police, fire, and medical reports from June 21
The Dalles High School teacher Mary Jo Commerford had to miss graduation because she flew to Florida and read AP exams for a solid week. But she got a big surprise on the last day of school, when a group of students came to her classroom and re-created graduation for her, right down to the pomp and circumstance music and the handing out of diplomas.
Moves made to help the game run smoother for 2017-2018
PORTLAND (OSAA) – Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee, which was held at its latest April 10-12 rules and regulations meeting in Indianapolis.
Two-time champions sweep field at annual hoops invitational
MORO – Playing without graduated seniors Kyle Fields, Max Martin, Maverick Winslow and Isaiah Coles, the two-time defending state champion Sherman Huskies kicked off their offseason slate in style with eight consecutive wins, including a finals romp over Jordan Valley, to score first place at the Sherman Invitational ending Sunday in Moro. “We are super proud that we could go out and get the job done once again,” said all-state point guard Jacob Justesen.
Coach Scott McKay has group setting lofty goals
With a promising group of 70 swimmers, representing all levels, and the help of assistant coaches Andrew Clifford and Allie Wood, The Dalles swim team head coach Scott McKay has his team poised and ready to take on all comers this summer for an exciting swim slate.
University of Portland grad raises bar for local harriers
Through the course of running history, the name Alex Dillard is synonymous with success, grace, diligence and a drive to win. The recent University of Portland graduate capped his collegiate career at the NCAA West Regionals in Austin Texas.
Two outstanding local musicians will perform this Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ben Blakely and James Andrews are both from The Dalles.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
Hunters and anglers are invited to submit best catch and trophy photos for the Brag Board in the 2017 outdoor sports publication that is coming in July, as well as stories. This year the Chronicle has teamed with up with the Hood River News to widen the distribution of The Gorge Sportsman, formerly known in The Dalles as Hooks & Horns.
The Dalles Theatre Company presents a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy in June. Local children are encouraged to audition for the show Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium, 220 E. 10th St., The Dalles. Fifty to 60 children will be cast for the week-long production.
To the editor: In 2010, my husband, Mark Nelson, was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia; after 13 months of extremely costly treatment (hundreds of thousands of dollars), he died. Thankfully, we had health insurance.
To the editor: Must you continually bash President Trump in your caricatures? I do not recall you doing it when Obama was elected.
To the editor: What has gone wrong in the hearts of so many Republicans in Congress? Leadership in both the House and Senate have made every effort to ram through a health care bill that is cruel, extremely unpopular with the American people, and guaranteed to pad the pockets of the rich. What can motivate human beings to rip away affordable health care from 23 million people?
To the editor: In respect to the editorial position of The Dalles Chronicle in regards to the Gorge Commission’s ruling to prohibit Union Pacific additional track in the Mosier area I suggest a compromise.