Project planned southeast of The Dalles near the Deschutes RiverAugust 31, 2014 7:17 a.m. read more..
Project planned southeast of The Dalles near the Deschutes RiverAugust 31, 2014 7:17 a.m. read more..
Activist Ken Ward now lives in Oregon.August 31, 2014 7:07 a.m. read more..
I don’t know about you, but I find most family reunions tedious at best. Not because of the folks I get to see once a year, but where we hold the reunion.August 30, 2014 1:20 p.m. read more..
Pears are one of my favorite fruits. I eat at least one a day at breakfast through the fall and winter. In fact I have my own pear tree that contains two varieties, Bartlett and Bosc that pollinate each other. But unlike apples I can’t eat the fruit right off the tree.August 30, 2014 12:43 p.m. read more..
Sherman County Fair 4-H results.August 30, 2014 8:56 a.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming election:August 30, 2014 7:30 a.m. read more..
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died.August 30, 2014 7:27 a.m. read more..
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.August 30, 2014 7:23 a.m. read more..
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton was shot and killed by a guard Friday while fighting in the yard.August 29, 2014 10:12 p.m. read more..
Surround yourself with colleagues who are as devoted as you are. They will assist you in charting the right course of action to reach your professional goals. Problems have a way of multiplying if given the chance, so you should deal with any troublesome issues as quickly as possible.August 29, 2014 1:30 p.m. read more..
Who knew that the male brain is hot-wired to believe if a price tag is printed in red, it’s a bargain — even if that item’s not on sale and it’s just the regular price? I didn’t, but I don’t doubt the Oxford University study that found men most often believe that if the tag is printed in red they are saving twice as much as when the very same price tag is displayed in black and white.August 29, 2014 1:29 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: In your column you often distinguish between “good” and “bad” carbohydrates. What makes a carb good or bad?August 29, 2014 1:28 p.m. read more..
Girl’s squad shows some talents versus 6A soccer programsAugust 29, 2014 1:16 p.m. read more..
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.August 29, 2014 10:52 a.m. read more..
As part of the 2014 Community Resiliency series organized by Stevenson Grange 121, the public is invited to “Preserving the Hunt,” in a presentation by Master Food Preserver Linda Peppers Sat., Aug. 30.August 29, 2014 10:36 a.m. read more..
Dr. Tom Pipkin left a big-city church in the South to become senior pastor at Gateway Presbyterian Church in The Dalles, partly because he wanted more time to just hang out with folks and minister by hiking and fishing with them.August 29, 2014 10:19 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill.August 29, 2014 10:12 a.m. read more..
WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — New, beautiful schools tend to look a lot alike. There's the entrance with lots of windows, which invite not only light but also help enhance security. Classrooms are centered on open areas, where students can collaborate and move around, while Smart Boards and projectors have replaced chalk and dusty erasers.August 29, 2014 6:45 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a Klamath County sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop was arrested Thursday after a nearly 18-hour manhunt, and the wounded deputy's condition has improved from critical to serious.August 29, 2014 6:17 a.m. read more..
Oregon State University is celebrating the new accreditation of its College of Public Health and Human Services in a big way.August 28, 2014 6:58 p.m. read more..
To the editor: How do we begin to thank the wonderful friends who became family to our dear Father, John Vaday, at the Oregon Veterans Home for the last 5 years. He came to them from Florida in 2008, in very bad health, and in need of much special care. He was on a path of deep dementia, from which we thought he would never recover, and leave us within a few short months.August 28, 2014 11:35 a.m. read more..
The (Bend) Bulletin, Aug. 23: You may not have known this, but Oregon doesn’t “tax” liquor. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission simply raises its margin on the stuff when the state needs more money. The taxes it does collect go to the federal government.August 28, 2014 11:34 a.m. read more..
The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.August 28, 2014 11:22 a.m. read more..
Be true to your beliefs, even if someone tries to persuade you to take a different route. You are capable of mastering any task you set your mind to. Follow through with plans that will further what’s most important to you. You will gain fulfillment from your accomplishments.August 28, 2014 10:17 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: I wanted to tell you the secret of sticking to a budget on our family vacation — something we’ve had a hard time achieving in the past. This year, we let our teenage daughter plan the vacation. Seems too simple. We told her the amount we had to spend beyond the cost of overnight accommodations. We told her she could spend the money any way she wanted. We could eat out every night or cook dinner in our kitchenette. She could spend it all on the boardwalk. My spendthrift daughter became Ms. Frugality. She wanted to parasail. So she had us eat every single meal in the room and spent less than $20 at the Boardwalk. We parasailed and had the best time ever. We came home with cash in our pockets. Best of all, we are enjoying the priceless accomplishment of teaching our child the value of money. — Madeline Dear Madeline: Wow, way to go! What a great idea, and I am so proud of your sweet daughter for accepting the challenge of such a big task. I’m going to predict that this event will stay with her for a lifetime and will begin to shape her money life. Never again will she think you have unlimited sources of money. She’s experienced how making good choices with a limited amount of money can result in positive outcomes. You gave her the opportunity to make her own independent financial decisions, and she scored. Please give her my heartfelt congratulations and a big frugal high five!August 28, 2014 10:14 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve entered my 70s, I’ve noticed that my eating and bowel habits have changed. Is this normal?August 28, 2014 10:10 a.m. read more..
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.August 27, 2014 8:49 p.m. read more..
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has signed a deal to start hauling agricultural goods from North Dakota to the West Coast in rail cars that otherwise would come back empty after transporting supplies for the oil industry.August 27, 2014 8:05 p.m. read more..
DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Polk County, Oregon, say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.August 27, 2014 8:03 p.m. read more..
It’s time to pull together the knowledge and expertise you have acquired over the years and find a way to put it to good use. Let go of uncertainty and doubt, and trust in your skills. Any challenges can be conquered if you don’t let situations fester.August 27, 2014 12:08 p.m. read more..
Recently I stopped into Toys “R” Us to get a little something for Eli. Yes; I am one of those grandmothers. We found the cutest toy shaving kit, just perfect for bath time. The price was under $10. At check out, and without missing a beat, the sales clerk inquired if I would like to add an extended warranty for just $4.79. Seriously. I laughed. She winced. I apologized, but really, I couldn’t help it.August 27, 2014 12:05 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently saw a headline that said children who sleep less weigh more. Is that true? How much sleep should my preschooler and first-grader get each night?August 27, 2014 12:04 p.m. read more..
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.August 27, 2014 10:40 a.m. read more..
NEW YORK — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.”August 27, 2014 10:34 a.m. read more..
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.August 27, 2014 8:44 a.m. read more..
GASTON, Ore. (AP) — It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson. But for reasons that are still unclear it turned into a tragedy. All four family members were found drowned at Henry Hagg Lake, a popular reservoir 25 miles west of Portland.August 27, 2014 8:39 a.m. read more..
How many times have I heard that folks don’t come to the Mid-Columbia Senior Center because it is just for old people — as if there is something wrong with being older.August 26, 2014 11:53 a.m. read more..
Ellen Dittebrandt — artist, firefighter and triathlete — died Sunday after she was struck from behind by a vehicle while riding her bicycle on Interstate 84.August 26, 2014 11:40 a.m. read more..
Your intuition will not let you down. Coming to terms with past regrets, your present situation and your plans for the future will give you the confidence you need to succeed. Others may question your beliefs and plans, but you’re the one in charge.August 26, 2014 10:36 a.m. read more..
I am nothing if not a gadget lover. Ingenious items that make my life easier are great, but when I find something that’s cool and has the potential to save money? Well, that’s cause for some kind of tiny celebration. Here are my current fun finds.August 26, 2014 10:35 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: Should I request “advanced” cholesterol testing at my next checkup?August 26, 2014 10:33 a.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore.—Fire danger is at critical levels across the state of Oregon. Earlier this month fire weather forecasters witnessed an anomaly that literally raised a red flag. Practically the entire state had been painted red on meteorological charts indicating a Red Flag Warning from Florence to Ontario, Astoria to Brookings and nearly everywhere in-between.August 26, 2014 9:48 a.m. read more..
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause and manner of Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old female along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver will be released later today.August 25, 2014 6:46 a.m. read more..
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.August 24, 2014 11:51 a.m. read more..
WITH VIDEO GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza police say Israeli airstrikes have leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story commercial building with dozens of shops in the southern town of Rafah.August 23, 2014 10:09 p.m. read more..
Una de las preguntas más frecuentes que los padres tienen acerca de las dietas de sus niños es si deben servir postres después de las comidas.August 23, 2014 5:58 p.m. read more..
One of the most frequent questions parents have about their children’s diets is whether they should serve dessert after meals.August 23, 2014 5:56 p.m. read more..
A rancher and state wildlife officials working to herd a flock of 1,800 sheep away from the site of recent wolf attacks in southern Stevens County today received authorization to shoot wolves that approach the flock.August 23, 2014 8:22 a.m. read more..
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it is initiating its formal status review of the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act by requesting information from a broad array of state and federal agencies and tribes.August 23, 2014 8:17 a.m. read more..
Some spring Chinook salmon adults returning to the Willamette and Deschutes river basins have been found to be infected by Ceratomyxa shasta (c. shasta), a parasite-driven disease that is contracted by the fish while in the river and that can kill adults before they spawn.August 23, 2014 8:13 a.m. read more..
Fall Chinook returns are slowly beginning to grow, tribal fish sales are open.August 23, 2014 8:07 a.m. read more..
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.August 23, 2014 7:56 a.m. read more..
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber hit an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension amid a fragile political transition.August 23, 2014 7:52 a.m. read more..
DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.August 23, 2014 7:51 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say they've sent a 34-year-old woman to a hospital for a mental evaluation after she made a naked flagpole climb on the roof of a downtown Portland office building.August 23, 2014 7:33 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has handed a 90-day suspension to a Salem lawyer accused of ethics violations for the way he allocated settlement money to victims of alleged sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.August 23, 2014 7:28 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.August 23, 2014 7:27 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A heavy-lift vessel transporting the parts for a $50 million dry dock will be a striking sight this weekend as it makes its way up the Columbia River to Portland.August 23, 2014 7:20 a.m. read more..
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a 23-year-old man who died Wednesday after being found unconscious in a downtown alley had been in a fight earlier that morning.August 23, 2014 7:16 a.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.August 23, 2014 7:15 a.m. read more..
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that damages to be paid to part-time state employees who were wrongfully denied health benefits must take into account more than actual out-of-pocket costs.August 22, 2014 12:19 p.m. read more..
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Mud, slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say.August 22, 2014 12:12 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — The state of Oregon has denied a permit to the company proposing a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River, but Ambre Energy says it is considering “the full range of options” to move forward with its plans.August 22, 2014 12:11 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.August 22, 2014 11:56 a.m. read more..
Pool correction An Aug. 21 story about swimming pool replacement incorrectly described the nature of the process. The award was made under a construction manager- general contractor process. An initial phase of work with contractor Triplett Wellman has been completed under a separate comment. The comments in the story referred to a contract for the balance of the work on pool demolition and replacement. We apologize for the error.August 22, 2014 11:55 a.m. read more..
SEATTLE — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.August 21, 2014 12:37 p.m. read more..
To the editor: For eight years I worked for Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District as “the Rose Lady.” For the last two years I’ve continued to volunteer time as a consultant, doing maintenance, etc. I know the people there. We’re a small group.August 21, 2014 12:25 p.m. read more..
To the editor: You no doubt have seen the latest political ad on TV; the one that says that Sen. Jeff Merkley has “voted six times to raise the debt ceiling.” Of course. To do otherwise would be to shut the government down. What I don’t understand is how shutting the government down will make any money for the fat cats or put Oregonians first.August 21, 2014 12:24 p.m. read more..
Congress is in recess, but our forests still are burning. Our senators and representatives blew out of Washington, D.C. for their annual summer vacation, without taking action on any of a number of common-sense proposals to rework how we pay for firefighting — proposals that over the long run would have helped to reduce the severity of future fires.August 21, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
On Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, 2014, the Columbia River Gorge Commission will meet with the Councils of the four Columbia River Treaty Tribes and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) for an annual government-to-government consultation.August 20, 2014 4:53 p.m. read more..
AMSTERDAM — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.August 20, 2014 12:10 p.m. read more..
Leading the tow: Rivers Edge Towing has ranked on the Towman 500, “Most Experienced Towmen in America.” Compiled by American Towman Magazine, a towing industry trade publication, the Towman 500 is based on the oldest established towing businesses in America. Rivers Edge was established in 1983. Members of the Towman 500 gathered at AT Expo in Baltimore, Md., last November and AT ShowPlace in Las Vegas this May and received a commemorative belt buckle.August 20, 2014 12:01 p.m. read more..
When Congresswoman Jaimie Herrera Beutler asks, agency heads pay attention. That's due in part, of course, to her seat as a sophomore representative on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. But it also helps that she is widely regarded in Congress as a practical problem solver.August 20, 2014 11:56 a.m. read more..
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.August 19, 2014 12:49 p.m. read more..
Have you had to move from a place that was your home for many years? Rita and I are considering selling our house where we have lived 28 years. The children have moved away, and it is just too darn big. (My perfect size for a house is one small enough, I only needed to plug in the vacuum cleaner once.)August 19, 2014 12:47 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.August 19, 2014 12:46 p.m. read more..
LOS ANGELES — Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tuesday.August 19, 2014 12:42 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The folks at City Hall want us to believe that the sky will fall unless we increase taxes to improve our roads. We need more money, says our city manager, because, according to him, past city councils failed to address problem. Nice toss under the bus.August 19, 2014 12:17 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I’m Dennis James, a member of the Wasco County road advisory committee. I believe I’m the only person who volunteered to be a member. The other members were asked to participate. That doesn’t make them any more or less than me, it just shows me that people don’t want to be involved. I live and work with our county roads and I want to be involved with their operations.August 19, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
To the editor: God bless all the local and visiting firemen and firegals — I met one, her name was Heidi. There are not enough words in all the languages of the world to thank these people enough. I thanked all I came in contact with and it was a lot — people who know me and where I live know I had the chance to do that.August 19, 2014 12:14 p.m. read more..
August’s midpoint is in the rearview mirror and if parents aren’t helping their children get prepared for the start of school, they may want to start.August 19, 2014 12:10 p.m. read more..
BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country’s north.August 19, 2014 11:49 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Once again President Obama has shown his disregard for American law by getting involved in an investigation of a black man’s shooting by a police officer. His prior intervention in the Trayvon Martin shooting was unprecedented and incredulous.August 16, 2014 2:23 p.m. read more..
Whether you have one or 500 acres, if you live along a stream you must take care of it. Water quality laws in Oregon require that agricultural activities do not pollute surface or ground water, correctly manage wastes (including manure) and provide adequate vegetation along streams.August 16, 2014 2:12 p.m. read more..
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, underscoring that the health crisis is far from under control.August 16, 2014 8:44 a.m. read more..
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday.August 16, 2014 8:37 a.m. read more..
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.August 16, 2014 8:36 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.August 16, 2014 8:22 a.m. read more..
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say.August 16, 2014 8:16 a.m. read more..
Resist the urge to compare yourself with others. Stick to your agenda and don’t feel that you have to keep up appearances. Questioning your actions or being overly emotional can prevent you from having a realistic point of view. Get down to business in order to succeed.August 15, 2014 1:30 p.m. read more..
Debt. It’s a four-letter word and certainly not ideal under any circumstances. Being debt-free is always better than being in debt. But not all debt is created equal. Generally, debt comes in two flavors: Secured and unsecured.August 15, 2014 1:28 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have constant knee and hip pain. How can I relieve my pain without drugs or surgery?August 15, 2014 1:26 p.m. read more..
Delivery change Sherman County subscribers will begin receiving their newspapers via mail beginning with the Aug. 19 issue and continuing for the immediate future. The Chronicle has been struggling to find a motor route driver for that route. We apologize for the inconvenience.August 15, 2014 11:17 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Thanks to the Car Club for a great show in Sorosis Park Saturday Aug. 9, and thanks to The Dalles Lions Club (who had a booth there serving great food) for treating a group of Arizona Hotshots to lunch after they rested in the shade of Sorosis Park following their three harrowing nights fighting our fires. The Dalles rocks!August 14, 2014 1:37 p.m. read more..
To all firemen: I would like to thank you for saving the Rockwell family house and property. I would also like to thank you for all the hard work you do to put yourself in danger to save others in danger. If it weren’t for you firemen, my family house would not be here. So because of you firemen I am safe, my family is safe and my home is safe. So once again I want to thank you for the hard work you do.August 14, 2014 1:36 p.m. read more..
Protect your reputation and position in the year ahead. Be wary of new acquaintances. You may want to be generous and friendly, but don’t let anyone take you for granted. There is a lot on the line as you move forward, and you must protect your assets and your interests.August 14, 2014 11:46 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: Our 15-year-old daughter recently got her learner’s permit. I called our auto insurance agent about how to handle this and she told us to add our daughter to our policy, which we did. Then we got a bill for an additional premium and paid the bill.August 14, 2014 11:45 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a working mother. I also care for my ill and aging father. Are there professionals or services that can help me care for him? DEAR READER: There can be plenty of rewards in caring for an ailing parent. My parents both died suddenly while apparently healthy, so I never faced this situation. But I’ve had many patients and friends who have told me that they got closer to their parents in the process of caring for them.August 14, 2014 11:44 a.m. read more..
The Dalles native Kathy Ursprung joined the Port of The Dalles beginning Aug. 11 as the new marketing and communications specialist.August 13, 2014 1:01 p.m. read more..
The North Central Public Health District and The Dalles Main Street Program invite area families to enjoy “Story Walk.” This fun, free event offers families of young children an opportunity to combine physical activity with literacy.August 13, 2014 12:56 p.m. read more..
GRANTS PASS — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon’s Jackson County.August 13, 2014 12:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: To the farmers, neighbors and fire crews who put out the fire in our wheat field on Fivemile Road this past July 4, we feel extremely fortunate that you were willing to make such great efforts to help save our crop.August 12, 2014 3:04 p.m. read more..
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that participants in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) can now purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers through more than 5,000 farmers markets, roadside markets and pick-your-own operations across America.August 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Pictures from Neon Nights Cruise and results from the Show in the ShadeAugust 12, 2014 2:53 p.m. read more..
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 459 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM PDT FOR LOCATIONS OREGON AND KLICKTAT COUNTY, INCLUDING SHERMAN AND WASCO COUNTIES AND HOOD RIVER COUNTIES. SPECIFIC WARNINGS ARE BEING BROADCAST ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS OREGON COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CLACKAMAS GILLIAM HOOD RIVER MORROW MULTNOMAH SHERMAN UMATILLA UNION WALLOWA WASCOAugust 12, 2014 2:06 p.m. read more..
Citizens who spoke at the final road district hearing Monday, Aug. 11, echoed the words of many of their fellow property owners. This time, however, several also gave suggestions on how the road department could improve its current ask.August 12, 2014 12:24 p.m. read more..
Having your house burn to the ground never comes at a good time, but the fact that the Rowena Fire came just shortly after Jennifer Pincock and her family finished remodeling her Foley Lakes home was like adding insult to injury.August 12, 2014 12:01 p.m. read more..
You can’t eliminate every difficulty, but you can choose to exploit the good things that do come your way. Don’t give in to defeat if you encounter a roadblock. Setbacks and disappointments will give you the chance to prove your resilience and capability.August 12, 2014 11:32 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My son got a concussion playing football. His doctor said he shouldn’t play again until his symptoms have completely disappeared. What symptoms should we be looking out for?August 12, 2014 11:31 a.m. read more..
My frugality philosophy is that I scrimp like crazy on things that don’t matter to have the money for things that do. Makeup is important to me. I’ll forego other things that aren’t that important to me so I can afford quality makeup.August 12, 2014 11:28 a.m. read more..
A small spot fire flared up in grass and scrub oak on McCall Point (the SW corner of the fire) at approximately 2:30pm Sunday. It was quickly knocked down at approximately 7 acres by using water bucket drops from a helicopter, engines, and crew personnel already on the fire. Control action on the spot fire continued through the remainder of the day shift. Line was constructed and hose lay installed.August 11, 2014 10:44 a.m. read more..
Aug. 1 marked the opening of the long-awaited “fall” fishing season on the mainstem Columbia River, which this year is expected to see a record number of fall Chinook salmon, a run of coho spawners forecast to be 156 percent of the 2004-2013 average and a summer steelhead return similar to the 10-year average.August 9, 2014 10:27 a.m. read more..
Three fire starts were reported Friday afternoonAugust 9, 2014 12:16 a.m. read more..
We all know the Joneses: that family with the perfect home and cars, the perfect kids and marriage. And tons of money. Admit it. You’ve been trying to keep up with them, haven’t you? You want to be like them because they have it all, without any of the stress or pressure that the rest of us have to put up with.August 8, 2014 1:27 p.m. read more..
The Wasco County Sheriff’s Posse played host to Bill Richey Aug. 1 and 3; the nationally-known trainer of mounted police units put on a de-spooking clinic. The two-day clinic was open to equestrians from around the region.August 8, 2014 12:04 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER — With over 2,600 acres burning in the Rowena Wildfire this week, Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River and Home at Last in The Dalles have teamed up as part of a community effort to shelter the growing number of displaced pets.August 8, 2014 12:03 p.m. read more..
Burden too heavy on rural landowners, say someAugust 8, 2014 11:44 a.m. read more..
When a wildfire is raging, the public’s focus is, of course, on the fire itself and the herculean efforts to stop it. But the sundry human experiences as a consequence of a fire also demonstrate the wider impact such an event can have.August 8, 2014 11:40 a.m. read more..
Both crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal worked throughout the day to improve hand and dozer lines to prevent further fire travel. In the early afternoon wind speeds increased causing the fire to grow and travel toward the southwest more rapidly than expected. Both the Foley Lakes and Country Club areas experienced unfavorable wind conditions. In the Foley Lakes area, wind driven fire pushed back into the neighborhood that had just hours before had its evacuation level decreased from 3 to 1. Targeted evacuations were enacted to protect the residents in the area. In the Country Club area, fire was pushed across several lines and crossed the Rowena River Road near Adeline Road. Both fires received immediate response and were quickly mitigated.August 8, 2014 12:32 a.m. read more..
UPDATED WITH VIDEO Some Mandatory evacuations still in place; conditions continue to be "fluid and dynamic" Friday night.August 7, 2014 9:55 p.m. read more..
To the editor: (Edited for length.) Congressman Greg Walden’s letter of May 23 states “I will always fight for the truth.“ In the July 9 article on Walden’s visit to Dufur, Raelyn Ricarte wrote: “He was chastised by Dixie Schanno for not doing enough to address immigration issues.” Walden told the crowd, “Obama had called House Speaker John Boehner to inform him that Democrats would not consider immigration reform prior to the November election.” Not true. I don’t know what planet the congressman has been on, but the US Senate passed the Immigration bill S-744 on June 27, 2013 with a vote of 68-32.August 7, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
As you already have noticed, we’ve entered the heart of fire season, and even though firefighters appear to have the upper hand on the tough Bingham Complex Fire burning in the northeast portion of Linn County, there’s more to come — potentially, lots more — over the next two months.August 7, 2014 12:14 p.m. read more..
Professor Algernon, a magician with an international fan base, will bring his Steampunk “World of Oddities and Wonders” to The Dalles Civic Auditorium Saturday, Aug. 9, with a children’s show at 3 p.m. and a general family show at 7 p.m. Along with his magical troupe — a gypsy princess, dwarf engineer, and a human fairy — the Professor will take his audience on a whirlwind tour through time and space with full-stage illusions and clean, family-friendly humor.August 7, 2014 12:03 p.m. read more..
If you remain positive, you’ll discover that the challenges you face are part of a learning process to help you move forward. Your full effort will be required to get you where you want to go. Don’t hold back when you should be doing all you can to make things happen.August 7, 2014 11:24 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: When my brother-in-law was a pastor, he was authorized to use the church credit card to purchase things for the church.August 7, 2014 11:23 a.m. read more..
An estimated 275 houses are threatened by the spreading Rowena Fire and 75 households have been advised to immediately evacuate their homes between the 5500 block and 6200 block of Highway 30, according to fire authorities, reporting this afternoon, Aug. 6.August 6, 2014 4:17 p.m. read more..
I was reading an online post from a young person asking if, at the age of 30, she still had time to make something of her life. When I read it I wanted to say to her, “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING! It is never too late. At the age of 60, 70, 80 or even 90!”August 6, 2014 12:04 p.m. read more..
GRANTS PASS — National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine in programs meant to provide food for wildlife.August 6, 2014 11:58 a.m. read more..
It’s been more than a year ago that my husband remodeled our home. This is no ordinary man. He has an amazing ability to design, destroy and rebuild with amazing results. This remodel was extensive, which means by the time he hauled 30 truckloads of demolition to the dump, I had dirt for floors with beams and studs for walls.August 6, 2014 11:34 a.m. read more..
Don’t take a relaxed attitude when it comes to your future. Hard work and dedication will be needed, no matter what your goals are. Once you have found your inspiration, direct your energies toward fulfilling your dreams. Make a point of celebrating only after you’ve attained your goals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Get ready to enjoy interacting with others. Your charismatic personality will bring you lots of favorable attention. Indulge your romantic side and plan an unforgettable adventure with someone special.August 6, 2014 11:33 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently found out that I’m pregnant. I’d like to continue eating fish, but I understand some fish contain mercury, which could be harmful to my baby. What fish should I avoid?August 6, 2014 11:32 a.m. read more..
Fire forced the evacuation of seven homes in Rowena last night and the steep terrain, combined with high winds and expected high temperatures today, were ideal conditions for a big fire, an official said. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 6, the fire was at around 200 acres and rapidly growing, said spokesman Justin de Ruyter with the Oregon State Fire Marshal incident command team.August 6, 2014 11:10 a.m. read more..
Fire crews are battling a wind-blown wildfire ignited late Tuesday, Aug. 5, approximately one mile east of Rowena.August 6, 2014 12:48 a.m. read more..
The eight dams affected by the settlement are the Bonneville, the John Day, The Dalles and McNary in Oregon and the Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite in Washington state.August 4, 2014 9:19 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman going through a divorce and custody battle is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a popular inn on the northern Oregon coast, a crime that shocked tourists and residents.August 4, 2014 6:23 p.m. read more..
UPDATE: Jessica Smith has been arrested, will be charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder. CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Jessica Smith, 40, of Goldendale, Washington, the mother of a toddler found dead and teen girl found seriously injured in a room at a coastal Oregon resort is now wanted on suspicion of murder, authorities searching for the woman said Sunday.August 3, 2014 9:38 p.m. read more..
We’ve experienced a couple of prolonged thunderstorms this summer, and will probably see more before we’re through. In addition to the risks of wildfire and injury, lightning offers the chance to see natural science on display.August 2, 2014 3:16 p.m. read more..
To the editor: At the July 17 Goldendale Chamber of Commerce candidate meet and greet, Commissioner David Sauter stated that among his most important accomplishments of the last eight years is the successful marketing and contract renewals for the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.August 2, 2014 2:58 p.m. read more..
“Right now, the mentally ill issue is worse than I have ever seen it. There’s nowhere to put them and not a lot of options.” A Clatsop County sheriff’s deputy is speaking here, but the statement could just as easily have come from someone across the river or anywhere in the nation.August 2, 2014 2:41 p.m. read more..
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack aAugust 2, 2014 8:32 a.m. read more..
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — People who appreciate inviting, glass-framed living rooms, subtle red concrete floors and custom fretwork see Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House as a piece of art. Wright, however, envisioned the two-story residence as a place for art.August 2, 2014 8:04 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother.August 2, 2014 7:06 a.m. read more..
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.August 1, 2014 5:43 p.m. read more..
Coach and mentor Dave Johnson had some poignant words for The Dalles Wahtonka athletes Chaise Shroll, Kauone Sefo, Mike Pifer and Connor Shortt in a heartwarming soliloquy, as told to him by renowned University of Alabama head coach Paul William “Bear” Bryant.August 1, 2014 11:59 a.m. read more..
The seventh annual Patriot Guard Riders visit to the Oregon Veterans’ Home drew 33 riders to The Dalles July 26.August 1, 2014 11:39 a.m. read more..
Be willing to compromise this year. If you want good things to develop, you must be a team player. Step back from another’s aggressive actions. Choose a path that stresses harmony and working alongside those who share your interests and your goals.August 1, 2014 10:58 a.m. read more..
DEAR READER: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem faced, to one degree or another, by many middle-aged and older men. Since sildenafil (Viagra) was launched in 1998, men have been turning to medication to help address this problem.August 1, 2014 10:57 a.m. read more..
Deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 14August 1, 2014 10:57 a.m. read more..
Let’s not beat around the bush. Eating out is eating up your future. It’s gobbling down your present and keeping you stuck in the past. That heavy debt you’re hauling around didn’t happen while you were asleep. Face it: You’ve been eating your way into debt.August 1, 2014 10:56 a.m. read more..
Timmy Foster, 10 months, enjoys the cool water at the Dufur Community Pool July 31. "He loves his crab," said Karlie Ley, right. Gave Ley, 12, center, provided push power, swooping the crab back and forth across the water. The Dufur pool is open 1 to 5 p.m and 8 to 9 p.m. daily, with aerobics Monday through Friday, 6 to 7 p.m.August 1, 2014 10:54 a.m. read more..
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at Warrenton to export to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.August 1, 2014 8:36 a.m. read more..
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County major crimes team is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who jumped off a bridge Thursday as a sheriff's deputy was attempting to arrest him.August 1, 2014 8:33 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are investigating a homicide after they discovered a body in a home where a man was stabbed.August 1, 2014 8:32 a.m. read more..
The fires did not grow on Wednesday, but there was interior fire activity and some spotting occurred outside the lines on the Logging Unit Fire near Road 187. The spot fires were extinguished by the end of shift. As heavy fuels, such as large tree roots and downed logs, become increasingly dry since last week’s rain, they are burning more thoroughly and flaming up occasionally.August 1, 2014 8:21 a.m. read more..
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents in a community near Ashland were told Thursday evening to leave their homes as a fast-moving fire in southwest Oregon grew substantially Thursday and spread across the border into California.August 1, 2014 8:15 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Overnight thunderstorms with frequent lightning toppled a few trees and knocked out power in places from Salem through the Willamette Valley to the Portland area.August 1, 2014 8:13 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.August 1, 2014 8:07 a.m. read more..
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting there.August 1, 2014 8:02 a.m. read more..
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