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Close to 60 participants put up top times at fundraiser
Sherman football team welcomes Todd Swan to top post for 2013 campaign Even with an influx of seven freshmen, coupled with the ascension of Todd Swan to a new post as head coach, the Sherman Husky football team still has high hopes for playoff success in the 2013 season.
J. William Fulbright, a Senator representing Arkansas from 1945 to 1975, said, “We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”
SPOKANE, Wash. — There would be a maximum of 334 locations that sell recreational marijuana in Washington under rules proposed Wednesday by the state Liquor Control Board.
SEATTLE (AP) — Drug abuse prevention groups asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.
PORTLAND — Saying “it’s time to call the question,” Gov. John Kitzhaber told state lawmakers on Wednesday to prepare for a potential special session of the Legislature to deal with tax and pension questions.
Editorial cartoons for Sept 5, 2013.
So far during the week before Labor Day, the only press releases from Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office have announced a list of appointments and the creation of a panel to study ocean acidification and hypoxia.
To the editor: Over 2,000 licensed architects and engineers have signed a petition demanding that there be a real investigation into the collapse of the 3 high-rise buildings at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.
To the editor: A business concept fostered a few years ago was described as “The Peter Principle.” It was a simple concept and stated that “in business a person always rises to their highest level of incompetency.”
To the editor: Do you enjoy the American Flags displayed downtown and out West Sixth Street in The Dalles?
Obama faces a big challenge to get leaders onboard for military action
This Week Sept. 5 - Kiwanis Steak Feed, 5-7 p.m., Sorosis Park, The Dalles
MORO — In the Sherman County Artist series featuring local artists, the Sherman County Historical Museum showcases Sewing Creations by Kathleen Danielson.
Portland rock band One From Many performs Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, which will include a free youth music workshop before the performance.
OFFICER BRENT LARSON was patrolling in The Dalles Watershed Wednesday, Sept. 4, when he spotted a fire burning in a broken snag three-tenths of a mile inside the perimeter of the fire containment lines.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden is asking his constituents their opinion on President Barack Obama’s request that Congress authorize military force against the Assad regime in Syria in response to allegations of the use of chemical weapons against civilians.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for Sept. 5, 2013.
Improvements include systematic changes, training, cameras and more Now that the $2.7 million Safe Schools Healthy Students grant has officially ended, some local programs will be disappearing while others will be sustained by other sources.
Some students not ready to learn in school When numerous job applicants can’t answer a company’s question, “What is 50 percent of 100?” it is time to educate Oregon’s children differently, says Dan Spatz, development director for Columbia Gorge Community College.
Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Fall chinook is open from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam. Fall chinook fishing is fair to excellent from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam. Buoy 10 to Tongue Point is open for adipose fin-clipped coho and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Sturgeon retention is open from The Dalles Dam upstream to the John Day Dam. Walleye angling is excellent in Troutdale.
Kokanee are spawning above Wallowa Lake. They have recently started coming into the river, and can be fun to watch. They will be spawning till the middle of October.
NORTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, BEAR, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE
Weekend fishing opportunities The upper Umatilla River should provide good catch-and-release angling for rainbow trout. Fall chinook fishing opened on the Snake River on Sept. 1. McKay Reservoir offers good warm water angling all summer. Use electronics to locate suspended schools of crappie, or slow troll a different depths until you find fish. There are reports of 20 pound or more lake trout being caught in Wallowa Lake.
Harney County Resident breeding waterfowl with broods are abundant around Malheur Lake. Sandhill cranes can be found in agricultural fields throughout the Harney Basin. Lesser yellow legs, killdeer, avocets, black-necked stilts, white-faced ibis, curlews, willets, pelicans, egrets and a variety of grebes species are a few of what can be seen. Forester’s terns, black terns, franklins, ring-billed and California gulls can also be found.
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: BEAR, PRONGHORN, COUGAR, COYOTE, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE
Weekend fishing opportunities: Miller and Fourmile lakes and Lake of the Woods were stocked with larger trout for the holiday weekend and fishing should be good. Fishing for perch and panfish at Dog Lake is getting better with the onset of cooler fall temperatures.
CENTRAL ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MOURNING DOVE, QUAIL (Wasco and Hood River Counties only)
Weekend fishing opportunities: Kokanee and brown trout fishing has been very good in the Deschutes River arm of Wickiup Reservoir. Good numbers of chinook have begun showing up in the lower 40 miles of the Deschutes River. Prineville Reservoir offers good opportunities for black crappie and smallmouth bass, which anglers report are bigger than in the last few years.
WILLAMETTE ZONE VIEWING auvie Island Wildlife Area Nesting season is winding down and now it is time to start looking for a variety of song birds, also shorebirds starting their fall migration and juvenile bald eagles and great blue heron taking their first flights. The best viewing opportunities are at Coon Point, Oak Island Nature Trail and Rentenaar Road.
WILLAMETTE ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, BEAR, ARCHERY DEER & ELK, FOREST GROUSE, MTN & CALIF QUAIL, MOURNING DOVE
Weekend fishing opportunities: Coho are now entering the Columbia River and are starting to show up in the Sandy, Clackamas, Willamette, and Santiam rivers. A Family Fishing Event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn. Rainbow trout will be released for this event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer instructors will be present to loan out fishing gear to anybody who needs it (on a first-come, first-served basis) and to assist anglers with effective trout fishing techniques. The Alton Baker canal in Eugene will be stocked along its length this week with legal- and larger-sized rainbow trout. North Fork reservoir near Estacada was stocked with an additional 7,000 rainbow trout this week. Fishing conditions are excellent on the North Santiam River. The McKenzie River above Leaburg Lake will be boat stocked this week from Finn Rock to Ben and Kay Doris with a total of 2,750 legal-sized rainbow trout.