Stories for August 2012


Wednesday, August 22


Soldier learns new customs in Afghanistan

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.

August 22, 2012 3:58 p.m. read more..

TD girl drowns in reservoir

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.

August 22, 2012 12:13 p.m. read more..

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.

August 16, 2012 1:36 p.m. read more..

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.

August 16, 2012 1:34 p.m. read more..

US government launches new immigration program

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.

August 16, 2012 1:32 p.m. read more..

District 21 looks at reopening gym

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.

August 16, 2012 1:21 p.m. read more..

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.

August 10, 2012 11:02 a.m. read more..

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.

August 10, 2012 10:08 a.m. read more..

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.

August 10, 2012 9:41 a.m. read more..

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