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Free event highlights restoration project

A free, family-friendly block party to celebrate the grant award and the upcoming restoration project. to restore classic neon signs to be placed throughout the downtown area will be held Saturday, Aug. at 200 E. 3rd Street, downtown The Dalles, from 4 to 8 p.m.

August 16, 2018 9:42 a.m. read more..

Buehler shares plan to end homelessness

Rep. Knute Buehler, Republican nominee for governor, has announced a seven-point plan to end the burgeoning homeless population with the aim of ending unsheltered homelessness by 2023. Nearly 14,000 people are considered homeless in Oregon, an increase of 6 percent between 2015 and 2017, according to a survey in early January 2017 by Oregon Housing and Community Services.

August 14, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..

Drags bring thrill of racing to Dallesport

Great weather, a large crowd and exciting side-by-side racing all added up to a successful event for the 13th Annual C.H. Urness Motors/Fun Country Powersports sponsored Dallesport Drags Sunday at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.

August 14, 2018 3:10 p.m. read more..

With strong economy, state jobs go unfilled

SALEM — Amid a strong economy and a tightening labor market, private employers across Oregon are struggling to fill job openings. And while state officials say there's no definitive data on the subject, anecdotal evidence suggests that state government is having similar problems.

August 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

Memaloose 2 fire held at 175 acres

Containment on the 167-acre Memaloose 2 Fire was listed at 65 percent Monday night. Evacuation levels have been reduced with the improved containment. More than 100 firefighters are working on the fire under the direction of the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

August 14, 2018 3:02 p.m. read more..

Program adds options for athletes

DUFUR – From baseball to basketball, Dufur High School graduate Steven Begay loves to bring the game to local youths. Earlier this summer, he coached a 12U group, called Slammin’ Salmon, to a 6-0 record, where they outscored opponents by a 120-42 margin to secure first place at the Blazers Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Portland. “I have always enjoyed coaching,” Begay said.

August 14, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

Title caps memorable run for McGlovin

It has been a long road on the softball field for Rocky Linebarger, as countless close calls and bad breaks kept him from winning Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Adult Softball League championship. At long last, he finally earned title No. 1.

August 14, 2018 2:51 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Standing with nurses

To the editor: As an avid Dalles Chronicle reader, I was disappointed to learn about the growing rift between Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s CEO and local nurses over increasingly dangerous schedules, nurse turnover, staff pay and the hospital’s budget. It reminded me of an article I read a few years ago about the highest-paid people in Wasco County.

August 14, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Your vote matters

To the editor: Are you one who believes your vote doesn’t matter? I’m talking to you because this fall your vote matters “hugely.” Do you want to tell Big Business and the 1 percent that their money can’t always buy public policies favoring them regardless of how it affects you? Would you like decent health care for yourself, your family and neighbors?

August 14, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: In just a few months, on Nov. 6, 2018, we the people in the 20 counties of Oregon Congressional District 2, which includes Wasco County, will be choosing our next representative to Congress for a two-year term. Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the Democratic Party contender for our district, was recently in Joseph for their Chief Joseph Day parade as was her opponent, Greg Walden.

August 14, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..


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