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Delays and closures for Wednesday, Jan. 18

UPDATED 7:10 A.M. ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: I-84 is expected to remain closed all day Wednesday Troutdale to Hood River. Conditions remain extremely hazardous with the road icy and numerous downed trees. Mid-Columbia Senior center is closed. UPDATED 5:40 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 Washington's State Route 14 is closed to all vehicles both directions at milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard to milepost 65 at Hood River Bridge beginning at 3:34 am on January 18, 2017 until further notice. Previous closure cited downed trees and snow slides blocking both lanes in the vicinity of Dog Mountain Trailhead and Cook-Underwood Road. Interstate 84 remains closed in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to 62, because of ice. The road will remain closed until conditions improve. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to the closure, increased truck traffic and parking is likely along W. Sixth Street in The Dalles. I-84 is also closed in eastern Oregon, westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Pendleton. High winds, blowing snow and icy conditions are expected to impact highways in the Union County area, and extended closures are anticipated. Travelers are advised to find a safe place to wait until conditions improve and the routes are open. The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 18th, due to weather conditions. We are hoping to be open regular hours Thursday. North Wasco County SD21 closed Wednesday Sherman County Court scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, has been canceled due to current and projected freezing rain conditions. Appointments will be rescheduled for future court dates. The Gorge Commission has postponed the Listening Session for Management Plan Review and Update that was scheduled for The Dalles Readiness Center tonight (Tuesday).

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

BOISE, Idaho— A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

Dufur girls lose by 12 to Horizon

The Dufur Rangers gave Horizon Christian all they could handle, but the Lady Hawks were able to fight them off with an 18-9 fourth-quarter run in a 59-47 victory Friday in Dufur.

Lady Huskies dominate Mitchell

Using defense to open the door for transition baskets, the Sherman Huskies fell behind 12-9 through one quarter, but then outscored Mitchell-Spray by a 47-29 margin over the final three quarters to earn a 56-41 win Friday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball matchup played at Mitchell High School.

Redsides pick up solid Big Sky victory

Trailing for most of Friday’s game, Jada Myers hit a clutch 3-pointer to give South Wasco County girls’ basketball team its first lead of the game, and from there, the Redsides made a final defensive stand to hold on for the 26-23 triumph over Condon-Wheeler.

Redside girls beat Sherman, 41-32

South Wasco County got off to a hot start offensively for a 19-4 lead after one quarter and rode that surge to a 41-32 win over Sherman Saturday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball contest played in Moro.

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Lady Rangers stand tall in Ione

Dufur sinks 18 field goals in its 52-42 Saturday win

Chloe Beeson scored 17 of her points in just three quarters, and the Dufur Rangers had seven players hit field goals in a 52-42 win over Ione Saturday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Ione High School.

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No. 12 Dufur blasts Ione by 30

Connor Uhalde set a season-high with 30 points, and sophomore guard Tabor McLaughlin had one of the best games of his career to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 67-37 victory over Ione Saturday in a Big Sky Conference battle in Ione.

Husky boys cruise past SWC

Four players amassed double figures, and the Sherman Huskies broke open a 37-16 halftime cushion with a 23-6 third-quarter spurt in a what turned out to be a 70-34 blowout victory over South Wasco County Saturday afternoon in Moro.

With return of Justesen, Sherman beats up on Perrydale

All-state point guard Jacob Justesen made his return to the lineup and scored 13 points, and the No. 3-ranked Sherman Huskies motored past Perrydale by a 76-48 score Monday in a non-league boys’ basketball game played at David Douglas High School.

Letter to the editor: Bill worst seen

To the editor: Since Congressman Walden has not replied to our recent emails we are presenting our concerns regarding his support for Tom Price as Director of Health and Human Services to his constituents. Tom Price has sponsored a bill called Empowering Patients First Act of 2015.

Crosstalk: Buzz about reporting of Trump dossier

Buzz about reporting of Trump dossier

For the Record for Jan. 17

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 17, 2017

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Snow day makeup planned

As it happens, with the school district looking at seven snow days and five late-start days to make up, the state this year imposed strict new rules removing any wiggle room for making up those days.

County alarmed over state budget

Technical assistance grants not included in Brown’s proposal

Wasco County officials are concerned about the proposed budget presented by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for the 2017-19 biennium, which does not include grants to help local jurisdictions meet statewide land use planning requirements.

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Get ready for ice, flooding

Warming weather could result in power loss, ­travel hazards

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill is asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”

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Get ready for ice, flooding

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill is asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. UPDATED: Phone contact added UPDATE: HR info added

Prepare now for freezing rain or floods

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local, state and federal emergency response managers are asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”

All hunters expected to report hunt results by Jan. 31

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2017 for most tags.

Dufur girls drop Sherman by 23

DUFUR – Chloe Beeson scored 15 points, and the backcourt duo of Kayla Bailey and Alexus Outlaw added 12 points apiece to lead the Dufur Rangers to a resounding 51-28 victory over the Sherman Huskies Thursday in a league contest played at Dufur High School.

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