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Art Auction Saturday

LETTIE YOUNG, assistant director at The Dalles Art Center, shows off a necklace made by Loraine Bradshaw of Bingen, one of many pieces to be auctioned Saturday, Nov. 1, at 57th Annual Art Auction, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 323 E. 4th St. In the background is work in a variety of media, including ceramic, fiber art and pastels.

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Dirty and proud: The Dalles’ Mud Brothers

TD all-stars play in an exhibition game versus La Grande

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Holding their heads up high

After three-set loss in Wilsonville, TD volleyball program eyes prosperous future

Council halves water rate hikes

Mayor believes move was politically driven

State ballot count is low, six days to go

One in five Oregonians have voted

Center website gets facelift

Rebranding includes earth-toned palette

Letter to the editor: Eagle scout thanks

To the editor: I would like to take a moment to thank Ian Corey, his family, and all of his Eagle Scout crew members for beautifying Dry Hollow School with the landscaping work they completed by the Dry Hollow reader board.

Letter to the editor: Stop creosote odors

To the editor: I would like to encourage citizens to take action about the creosote odor that occurs on a daily basis in our community. Almost every morning I wake up, look outside to a beautiful sunny day, open my door and then have to shut it to avoid the odor coming into my home. I live nowhere near the plant.


    For the record, Oct. 29

    Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 29, 2014.

    Letter to the editor: Vote Christofferson

    To the editor: If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money — voter for Greg Walden. If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his constituents and Oregon — vote for Greg Walden. If you think the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry needs billions in tax payer subsidies and tax breaks — vote for Greg Walden.

    Six Oregon hospital groups prep for Ebola, if needed

    PORTLAND — Oregon health officials have designated six hospital systems as the go-to centers for treatment in case a person in the state is suspected of having Ebola or is diagnosed with the disease.

    Fatal crash puts cable barriers on fast track

    ALBANY (AP) —  In the wake of Thursday’s fatal crossover crash on Interstate 5 near Albany, the Oregon Department of Transportation hopes to begin construction on cable barriers through Linn County, and in Salem, in mid-November, according to an agency spokesman.


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    Senior news: Laughter really can be the best medicine

    It is said laughter is the best medicine. Although it is not a cure for major depression, according to the Mayo Clinic website, laughter can improve your mood, relieve stress and pain, and increase personal satisfaction while stimulating your heart, lungs and muscles — and improving your immune system. Not bad for a couple of knock-knock jokes!

    What's happening from Oct. 28

    Community nonprofit calendar of events from Oct. 28

    The Pink Walk

    MEMBERS OF THE Pink Project, a non-profit organization that provides comfort bags for breast cancer patients, took “The Pink Walk” Saturday to raise public awareness about breast cancer.

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    Candy still being collected for kids

    Community invited to help businesses cover Halloween



Latest blogs

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    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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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 ...