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The Dalles Police Chief to retire

Police Chief Jay Waterbury announced he would retire July 1 at Monday’s The Dalles City Council meeting. He received a standing ovation after making a few remarks about his long career. When he retires, he will have served almost 42 years in law enforcement, almost 41 of them for The Dalles police, 20 of them as its chief. He began work here Aug. 11, 1975, at age 23. He told the council, “I don’t really want to go but it is getting close to being the time to go.”

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Sa-BOT-age prepares for robotics Super Qualifiers

In their winning alliance with SteelHead, Sa-BOT-age racked up more combined points than any robotics teams in the state.

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Mattress Care

Mattress-making, including beating the finished product, occupied Wasco County residents during World War II as seen in this photo taken at the Chenoweth Grange in 1942.

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Rangers solidify third spot in Big Sky

Dufur takes 53-40 victory over Horizon Christian

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CASA welcomes new volunteer advocates

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has introduced their newest volunteers: Rob Brostoff, Cascade Locks; Amanda Cummings, Sherilyn Hutchinson and Barbara Pizzola, The Dalles; Feliza Greenwald, Giulia Good Stefani, Mosier; and Steve White, Hood River.


    Street work planned

    A section of Thompson Street, from East 15th to 16th streets, will be closed by The Dalles Public Works crew for installation of a new water service line on Feb. 10 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some parking on Thompson St. will be restricted. East 14th Street will be open for those travelling east or west and East 16th will be open for local access. Motorists are encouraged to use Quinton or Morton streets as alternate routes travelling north and south. A series of one-lane closures will take place Feb. 19 between the hours of 4 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Second between the roundabout and Cherry Heights Road. Public works is performing video camera inspections of the sanitary and storm sewer mains to confirm that no damage was caused by heavy transformers that were moved through town. Side streets may be closed for short durations, and turning may be limited in the work area, which will move from east to west.

    For the Record, Feb. 9, 2016

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    What's Happening for Feb. 9

    Announce your public, nonprofit activities here, 75 words or less. E-mail to tdchron@thedalleschronicle .com, fax to 541-298-1365 or drop off at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

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    Bowl for Kids’ Sake returns in March

    TD crews will help with repair


Gorge Life


    Letter to the editor: Climate support

    To the editor: Recent letters in these pages have presented passionate back-and-forth regarding climate change. Passionate debate is healthy for our democracy. Climate change is not. Oregonians have the opportunity to support reasoned action in HB 1574, the Healthy Climate Bill. This sensible legislation is before the Oregon legislature in this short legislative session, and creates a practical and doable path to achieving the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goals established by the State in 2007.

    Letter to the editor: ‘Big’ thanks

    To the editor: I would like to thank the local Moose members for the Santa Breakfast they provide for the Big Brother, Big Sister organization. The Littles get to make a wish list, the Moose members select a list and then go shopping.

    Letter to the editor: Praise for Dufur

    To the editor: This past weekend my family had the great pleasure of going to Dufur for a basketball game for my sons’ basketball team. I say great pleasure because I as well as another gentlemen from my community had a rather inspiring experience.

    Letter to the edtor: Fed land grab

    To the editor: I may not support the standoff at the Malheur Reserve but Mr. Bundy made it very clear why the Hammonds are being prosecuted by our government.

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