Stories for August 2012

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Wednesday, August 22

Oregon project gets nation’s first permit

Developers given green light for wave power park off Reedsport

Wave power developers planning a project off the Oregon Coast now have the nation’s only federal permit to develop a commercial wave power park.

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Soldier learns new customs in Afghanistan

Afghanis need social time before business

Getting down to business in Afghanistan is considered rude if social interaction has not taken place first. Oregon National Guard Pvt. Jordan Anderson, 20, of Moro, said U.S. troops must adopt that custom if they are going to be effective when interacting with Afghan security forces and civilians.

TD girl drowns in reservoir

Divers recover body of 12-year-old

A 12-year-old girl from The Dalles drowned in the Pine Hollow Reservoir Friday night, the fourth death in a local waterway this summer.

Thursday, August 16

GOP Dinner scheduled

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will speak at the GOP dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the picnic area at the Wasco County Fair.

Chimp arrives in Oregon town

A wily Las Vegas chimp that escaped her cage and roamed the streets twice in one month has left town for a new home in Oregon.

US government launches new immigration program

Thousands of young illegal aliens get two year reprieve from deportation

Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits.

Granada block luxury hotel plan moves forward

Mayor opposes high cost of public investment

The Dalles Mayor Jim Wilcox believes the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency is spending too much money to help a developer revitalize the downtown Granada block.

District 21 looks at reopening gym

Directors weigh costs of using old Chenowith Middle School facilities

Gym space is in hot demand in The Dalles and North Wasco County School District 21 gyms have reached their limit, which is why the district is crunching numbers to see if the money can be found to reopen the Chenowith Middle School gym.

Friday, August 10

Gross a natural for ‘Of Mice and Men’

David Gross has never acted before but he knew the part of the Boss was right for him. “I’ve lived it,” said Gross, a long-time Dufur resident, of living the ranch life. It’s what drew the longtime U.S. Forest Service employee to the role of the hard-bitten ranch boss in “Of Mice and Men,” by John Steinbeck, on stage through this weekend at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.

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Gorge Artists Create at The Dalles Art Center

The Dalles Art Center show their annual Gorge Artists Create open juried show through August.

Scouts find rabid bat

A bat that was picked up by a group of Boy Scouts canoeing in the Willamette River has tested positive for rabies.

Survey: fewer teens drink

Data shows alcohol use changes among teens

Cruise brings classics to area this weekend

Classic cars and the people who love them will flood Wasco County this weekend for three days packed with shows, a cruise and live music befitting a celebration of the automobile industry’s golden years.

Sceptres rock the '60s

Street dance is fundraiser for Civic and scholarships

Street dance is fundraiser for Civic and scholarships

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Log truck Crash closes 197

Injury accident closes Highway 197