Friday, February 28
In order to gain the most from new experiences, it’s imperative to release yourself from past disappointments or negative circumstances. Positivity, dedication and intensity are necessary to perform at your optimum level. With the right attitude, nothing can hold you back.
I’m going to guess you’ve made a financial mistake or two in your life. Who hasn’t? For some of us, it was more than an occasional late fee or random urge to overspend that brought us to our financial knees. But I’m not talking about the kind of blunders that got us into trouble — we could list those in our sleep. Instead, I want to focus on the mistakes people make while they’re working their way back to financial health. Avoid these goofs to make 2014 a year you achieve financial progress!
DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter and several of her college friends are on the “paleo” diet. What is that? Is it healthy?
THE FORT DALLES Rodeo Association will crown its 2014 rodeo queen, Katie Surritt of Brush Prairie, Wash., at its annual banquet and queen’s coronation, Saturday, March 15.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 28, 2014.
Dinner honors nominees March 6
Seniors cap careers with 10 straight wins over rivals
TDW, Dufur and Sherman put up good numbers in season-opening event
THE DALLES – With the coming spring brings warmer temperatures and the start of the cycling season. When the dust settled in 201,3 the inaugural Gorge Roubaix race in The Dalles ended up with 250 participants, so there is hope that the numbers could continue its upward climb.
SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Senate moved to delay a measure that would loosen the requirements for which drunken drivers must use ignition interlock devices.
SALEM (AP) — Oregon prison guards are one step closer to winning authority to keep guns in their cars during the workday.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 28, 2014.
Church news in brief.
Dr. Jeff Mathisen went to Africa the first time to spell a surgeon who needed to take a month off for training and some down time.
World and national news in brief.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regional airlines report difficulty over the past year in finding enough pilots to hire, but it isn’t clear whether there is a shortage of pilots, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday.
Ushers in new worries for state
WASHINGTON (AP) — States that have experienced technical problems running their own health care enrollment websites are getting help from the Obama administration.
Railroad tie plant is up for air discharge permit renewal
March 6 event is open to parents and potential students
Grant money helps Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue add to staff
March calendar and newsletter to The Dalles Wasco County Library are now available for download as pdf documents.
Thursday, February 27
In the Company of Excellence, a special publication of The Dalles Chronicle, is now available as a pdf online, and can be viewed and/or downloaded.
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 27, 2014.
puncturing a canister, Farok Sharif, president of the Nuclear Waste Partnership, said Monday before a community meeting in Carlsbad.
Veto slaps down anti-gay bill
To the editor: Did you see the front page headline of Time magazine titled “Can Hillary Be Stopped?” I say, tell the truth and Hillary won’t get started.
To the editor: OK, I have always been a supporter of Walmart in The Dalles. However, recently I have become increasingly frustrated with trying to contact them to try and find out if they still plan to build one here. I have exhausted everything on their site to find out. I get no response.
Mr. Fischer, you have your own brand of religion that you preach quite often. Being an atheist you try to shove your beliefs down everyone’s throat expecting everyone to follow your teachings. You believe that there is no afterlife and try to back that up factually but the realization is, you don’t know nor does anyone else.
Last year Oregon lawmakers ended their session without passing a bill that would have put a statue of Mark Hatfield in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Now the idea is back, and once again it should be allowed to die, this time for good.
If you were looking for another editorial about the federal government combing through our emails and text messages, you’ll just have to wait for another day. Today, we look at our city government’s effort to spy on its citizens.
Dennis Birney of the Klickitat County Historical Society in Goldendale will present pictures and the history of the first north-south wagon road through Klickitat County Saturday, March 1, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. This is the program that was postponed because of snow earlier in February.
Class of 1964 The Dalles High School reunion organizers hope to locate the following people in anticipation of their 50th reunion.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 27, 2014.
The Dalles Wahtonka dance team competed in its first competition of the 2013-2014 campaign this past weekend and secured first place in the Portland Interscholastic League Invitational at Madison High School in Portland.
Linebarger, Morales and Waters go into tourney action unseeded
Dufur girl’s basketball team defeats Cove in state sub-round; one win from Baker
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 27, 2014.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers introduced on Wednesday a measure that would gradually lower liquor sales taxes from 20.5 percent to 6.5 percent over eight years.
SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Senate has voted to carve another hole in the state’s public records law.
GRANTS PASS — Oregon’s wolf population continues to grow and has spun off another pathfinder that made it to the Cascades.
WASHINGTON — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.
Report: Russia is harboring Yanukovych
Multiple tribes in area would require complex negotiations.
An inmate who crafted a jailhouse plot to murder a public official and two in-laws was sentenced Wednesday to two decades in prison without any possibility of early release.
SEATTLE (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West, after what had been a disappointing start for those seeking fresh powder in the backcountry.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Anglers will have an additional 14 days of winter sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River between Bonneville and The Dalles dams this year under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.
Wednesday, February 26
You will start fulfilling some of your dreams this year. The ability to see your efforts through will enable you to take on many new and interesting projects. Your concentration and intensity will bring you that much closer to your goals.
Two women, different locations, same accident. Both women, using an ordinary commercial toilet-bowl cleaner, were not satisfied with the way it was removing stains. Each added household chlorine bleach and stirred with a brush.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have carpal tunnel syndrome. How can I relieve the discomfort without drugs or surgery?
Boys, girls gets 2nd; ratchet up five top-11 finishers
Coach McKay talks state, senior legacy of Ou and Nelson, program future
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn’t know what your rant is about.
Occupy Madison promotes houses as shelter alternative
Lori Connelly, life-long Oregon resident and native of The Dalles, realized her life-long ambition of becoming a published author in the fall of 2013 after a hard-won battle against massive health problems.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 26, 2014.
Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has just opened the gates for eligible high school students to apply for its best-kept secret: the Gorge Scholars program.
All around you: In our heads, we know we live in a world-class tourist destination.
Schwarzbach’s varied career brings him back home
Bright splatter painting on a crisp white background spotlights the impact of art in a downtown storefront display window.
LOS ANGELES — PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien said Tuesday his left arm was amputated above the elbow after an apparently minor injury put his life in jeopardy.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 26, 2014.
FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) — An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has announced its opposition to marijuana legalization, specifically in Alaska and Oregon.
Social services could be affected
Hulit says declining interest is the reason
Strong currents, frigid waters cited for closure of longstanding access area
The Union Street dock calendar is filling up fast for 2014 and this might be a good time to be thinking about how you can attract tour boat passengers to your place of business.
Tuesday, February 25
Dufur vs. Cove first round OSAA girls basketball playoff game postponed until tomorrow 2/26 beginning at 6:00 pm
Morales, Linebarger and Waters garner top-4 finishes
It is rare that a team gets snake bitten two years in a row on last-second plays that ended a season.
Dufur loses Big Sky district title game to Condon-Wheeler; now focused on playoffs
The Region 20 Chess Tournament, which was postponed due to adverse weather conditions earlier this month, was held at The Dalles Middle School on February 15th.
SALEM (AP) — Oregon schools are one step closer to keeping Native American mascots under a bill that cleared the House Education committee Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 25, 2014.
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 25, 2014.
Information is the currency of our era — and quite valuable currency it is today.
After reading Bobbie Miller’s letter of Feb. 15, I have a few questions for her: First, were you equally as outraged about executive orders when Reagan signed 381 of them? Or when GWB signed 291 of them? Or is it just the 168 that our president has signed that you’re concerned about?
Nonprofit events from Feb. 25, 2014.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The last dry town in Connecticut is considering whether to give up on Prohibition.
CHICAGO — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975.
Concentrate your abilities on working toward a personal goal. Make good use of all the resources available to you, and don’t allow the pessimistic attitudes of others to dissuade you. Be on the alert for opportunities, and take full advantage of them when they appear.
Don’t you wish the American legal system was simple, understandable, and inexpensive? But doesn’t it seem like the laws are becoming even more complex, and in the name of clarity and fairness more ambiguous and contradictory, to the point where you just want to scream “I give up!”
If money is leaking out of your household and you aren’t quite sure where it’s going, I have an idea: fast food.
DEAR DOCTOR K: How often should I have my eyes examined? What will the doctor check for during the exam?
Any child showing a sudden onset of weakness in their limbs or symptoms of paralysis should be immediately seen by a doctor.
Contents reflect 1940s era
Fire destroyed a five-unit former motel at the far west end of Biggs Junction yesterday morning, Feb. 24, but all four residents escaped safely, and law officers helped them remove their belongings.
For more than a decade, the water and sewer rates of some low-income residents in The Dalles have remained frozen, making them up to 69 percent lower than the charge for other customers.
The Dalles public works will begin extended street sweeping operations this week to recover the sanding rock used during recent icy weather.
Saturday, February 22
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 23, 2014.
National FFA week was celebrated February 15-22, so this is good time to share the foundations of this youth organization, beginning with the FFA Creed. How many of you remember learning these lines in school?
ALTURAS, Calif. — The woman who police say killed three family members and a worker at the headquarters building for an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land was the target of a federal investigation into at least $50,000 in missing tribal funds.
PORTLAND(AP) — Authorities say four Oregon teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead had spent an evening sketching out ideas for torturing him.
SEATTLE — Two years ago, when Washington’s Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.
TDW has comeback bid falls short in 60-57 league loss
Junior center sinks two free throws to lead Eagle Indians
Morales, Linebarger still alive in title bracket at 5A wrestling regional tournament
What's Happening from Feb. 23, 2014
I think my addiction to waterfalls began when I first saw the Upper and Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will find himself more than welcome in Beijing if he is here to convey Washington’s commitment to a positive relationship, as the US Department of State put it.
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby’s account of the “unspeakable atrocities” being committed in the North Korean gulags deserves better than the contemptuous response it has received from China, the one country with the leverage to compel the lunatic regime in Pyongyang to behave differently.
Today is Sunday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2014. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated.
Ex-Prime Minister freed
To the editor: Not trying to beat an old dog to death, but there is one more reconsideration that I heard and cannot take credit for. I think it is great, a new beginning. How about Fort Dalles High School Cavalry? It displays our roots and no one that I know has this combination. Think about it.
Looking back in The Chronicle at events and stories from Feb. 23.
Finding a student just the right book remains particularly rewarding
CLACKAMAS — Anglers will have an additional 14 days of winter sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River between Bonneville and The Dalles dams this year under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.
Hearing set for Feb. 25 to determine Dallas’ fate
Friday, February 21
Venezuela internet battles “crucial”
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a fast-moving day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president that calls for an early election, a new constitution and a new unity government.
Team struggles offensively in season-ending district losses
Team struggles offensively in season-ending district losses
The Sherman Huskies were thrust into a meat grinder of a schedule in the final stretch of the season, winning five of their last six games to punch a Big Sky district playoff ticket.
Ocacio goes for 33 points, as Redsides ride hot first half to a 68-45 victory
JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel “the Jewish state”? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.
As recently as a few weeks ago, it was looking like the Last Days of Jesus Pageant might not happen this year, a first in its more than 35-year history. But God has provided, said pageant chair Marcus Morgan, and the event — recently beset by a lack of volunteers, money, venues and storage space — is still set to go on as planned.
Oral historian Julie Reynolds will present a program, “Close Encounters: Wasco County Residents Remember the Rajneeshees,” Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.
Nonprofit activities from Feb. 21, 2014.
The rush of competition, the excitement of witnessing two opposing sides’ fight for dominance and their struggle to emerge victorious in the face of difficult odds always makes for a great show.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 21, 2014.
Officials: Housing is an economic barrier
PORTLAND — On March 12, 2004, the state of Oregon had a problem. Its most populous county was handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the state was unsure whether those actions were on solid legal footing.
Students from St. Mary’s Academy volunteer at Mid-Columbia Senior Center Thursday.
State has new process to deal with nuisances
Ecke stole thousands from elderly TD man
QLife seeks public comment
Thursday, February 20
Work continues on the four-story, 80-room Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites being built just west of the Eagles Aerie Lodge on West Seventh Street
After Hermiston loss, team wants to get back on track
TDW wrestlers have battled adversity on way to regional
Both teams have two top-10 finishers to lead way to second-place outcomes
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For the first time in Olympic history, France has swept the medals at a Winter Games event.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured.
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 20, 2014.
I consider myself blessed to be married to the same gorgeous woman for 61 years and having raised both sons and daughters, I have more than once been perplexed by the mysterious differences in the thought processes between males and females.
I have been saying for some time that I believe The Dalles is at a “Tipping Point.” Welcome to 2014, a year in which many good things will happen. Because I am optimistic about the immediate future, I will be filing this summer for a second term as your mayor. Elections will occur November 2014.
Oregonians tend to be an independent lot. Some years back a tourism campaign reflected that with a “things look different here” theme that focused on the state’s geographic diversity and natural beauty, but also implied that Oregonians pride themselves on thinking outside the box. That wasn’t mere boasting. In 1902, Oregon became the second state, behind South Dakota, to install an initiative and referendum system that allows citizens to make laws and undo laws passed by the Legislature.
Arts and entertainment events from Feb. 20, 2014.
WASHINGTON — Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong.
The May 20, 2014 primary candidate filing deadline is approaching. Wasco County will have three office openings: county commissioner Position 1 (currently held by Scott Hege), county commissioner Position 3 (currently held by Rod Runyon) and county assessor (office is vacant).
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 20, 2014.
Completion aimed at 2015
Course based on Secret Service training model
Your popularity and reputation continue to grow. Others are drawn to your sincerity and enthusiasm. As a result, you will be involved in many diverse and interesting events. Your experience, participation and accomplishments will combine to make this an exciting and fulfilling year.
Dear Mary: In a recent column, a reader wrote saying it didn’t work to call her credit card company to ask them to lower her credit card’s interest rate. Your response reminded me that I had a 14.99 percent interest rate on a Visa card with a credit union to which I have belonged for 32 years.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have irritable bowel syndrome. Can you explain what has caused it?
Wednesday, February 19
Rain and snow melt soak Wasco County
From the start of summer ball to the past three months of preseason and league matchups, five local teams have put all their chips in the middle with hopes of earning a spot in the state hoops mix during district action starting Thursday at Hermiston High School.
Erin Nelson and Ming Ou make name for themselves at weekend district meet
Brown looked like Lincoln, spontaneously joined events
SOCHI, Russia — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — “What’s the score?” asks Svetlana Fedorenko as she enters a bathhouse in the Caucasus Mountains with her husband and friends: The U.S.-Russia hockey game was on, and most of the country was glued to a television.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 19, 2014.
Bedrooms and drapery will be on one side, upholstered furniture on the other
WASHINGTON — A report by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party’s drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016.
What wine goes best with platinum? The answer, apparently, is wine from Maryhill Winery, which tallied nearly 70 platinum, double gold or gold medals last year amid its record-breaking 300 2013 awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked.
CAST will hold auditions for “Blackbird” by David Harrower and directed by Judie Hanel on Feb. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 19, 2014.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is celebrating Mardi Gras Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
HOOD RIVER — You don’t have to be an expert bowler to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge’s (BBBS) largest community fundraiser of the year. All you need is a little “spare” time.
SALEM (AP) — More than four months late, Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange is finally allowing some people to enroll online.
A Portland fire official says a woman and her dog have been rescued unharmed after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard.
SALEM — Oregon communities and counties would not be permitted to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries under a bill unanimously passed Tuesday by the state Senate, even though nearly a dozen communities already have done so or are considering it.
Test would rely less on multiple-choice
State bill will recognize era
Your compassion and generosity will result in unexpected rewards this year. Your actions will be recognized by those in a position to enhance your prospects. Decisive action and determination on your part will serve to improve your reputation and status.
Every week, reader tips arrive in my inbox and mailbox. Without fail, there’s always at least one that is so great, it makes me wonder why I didn’t think of it! Take today’s first tip for how to change homemade spaghetti sauce from ordinary to awesome. Who knew it could be this easy.
In yesterday’s column, a reader asked whether she should be tested for genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Today, I thought I’d give you my view on the larger question: Will studies of our genes change the practice of medicine and improve our lives?
Tuesday, February 18
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 18, 2014.
Kaseberg scores 22, grabs 19 rebounds as Sherman defeats Dufur in Big Sky tiebreaker
With a chance to jump up to a No. 2 district seed with a win Saturday over Ione, the Dufur Rangers gave it all they had, but ended on the short end down the stretch in a 77-71 loss to the Cardinals in a non-league contest at Dufur. In the fourth quarter, Dufur was behind 57-48, but got to within a two-possession game twice with the ball, once at 74-70, but committed two turnovers in those moments to give the all back to Ione.
Since a pair of non-league losses at the beginning of the month, the No. 7-ranked Dufur Rangers have rattled off four consecutive victories by an average margin of 20.7 points to end the regular season.
Yes, the South Wasco County Redsides have lost three games in a row, but head coach Jim Hull has seen enough development and encouraging elements to feel confident his team can flip the switch in time for a deep playoff run.
SWC boys lose to Horizon; girls team adds lopsided win
To the editor: Last week two significant events happened in the fight against coal exports through the Gorge.
To the editor: Since the minimum wage has once again become a popular topic of debate, here is something to consider:
To the editor: If we are to continue to enjoy the right to think, act upon and express our deepest beliefs according to the dictates of our own conscience — whether religious or non-religious — we must be prepared to support and protect the First Amendment of our Constitution with its guarantee of freedom of religion.
Our Tuesday lunch group had to meet on Friday because of the snow last week. We met at The Baldwin Saloon and because it was a “special day” (Valentine’s Day) we all had a drink to celebrate.
Reading and comprehension skills are the building blocks to an effective eduction.
Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Dalles campus.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 18, 2014.
Free quarterly hazardous waste events for households and businesses within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties are scheduled throughout the year. Friday events are held at Hood River Garbage Service, 3440 Guignard Drive, Hood River. Saturday events are held at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 West 1st Street, The Dalles.
BANGKOK (AP) — Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.
Staying socially engaged provides many benefits for your overall health and wellbeing: new relationships, feelings of accomplishment from learning new skills, the knowledge and information gained from others, and mental stimulation.
CHICAGO — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They’re unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.
Recently awarded the distinction of being named The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Outstanding Youth of the Year, Aletta Maier definitely has a lot going for her.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state House on Monday passed two bills that would restrict the use of drones and government surveillance in Washington state.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 18, 2014.
Reporter Neita Cecil’s Feb. 14 story, “Waste role sparks county conflict,” no doubt leaves readers with a few questions. The main question? Why has one small function within the North Wasco Public Health become such a bone of contention?
Correction: Feb. 16 editorial Discussion in a Feb. 16 editorial mentioned that Sherman County’s representative on the Household Hazardous Waste advisory committee would recommend his county pull out of the “program” if it were housed at Wasco County, instead of at North Central Public Health District. The program referred to was the hazardous waste program, not the overall public health program.
THE DRILL HALL at The Dalles Armory was packed Feb. 15 for A Farewell to the Armory, a fundraising event for the Family Readiness Group and the Fort Dalles Fourth.
Members of the North Central Livestock Association gathered in Maupin Saturday night for their second annual banquet and business meeting. The nonprofit organization of Sherman and Wasco County ranchers is headed by Keith Nantz, business partner for the Dillon Land and Cattle Company, which is headquartered in Dufur.
Measure intended as a message
Critics argue against costly breeding plan
The Dalles Police Department is investigating an injury hit-and-run crash that occurred on the night of Feb. 16 at about 6:20 p.m. Police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West Ninth Street where a 78-year-old man was discovered to be the victim.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing says that it has picked Everett, Wash., as the site to build wings for its new 777X aircraft.
More funding gained for work
Your employer or an important person will be impressed with your determination and commitment. Your leadership skills, versatility and accomplishments will bring greater recognition. Advancement can be yours this year if you concentrate on getting ahead. Welcome new opportunities, and you will succeed.
1. Exercise patience. Instead of buying items when you run out, watch for bargain prices on products you want, and buy them when they are on sale. As you are able, buy enough to last for a couple of weeks or until that product goes on sale again (probably about 12 weeks). Ultimately, the goal is to only buy things when they are sale and never at full price.
DEAR DOCTOR K: Alzheimer’s runs in my family. Will it help to get gene testing for this disease?
Saturday, February 15
NATICK, Mass. — They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.
Emotions surface over child’s birthday
Zach Nerdin scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and The Dalles Wahtonka added to a 31-27 halftime lead with runs of 10-8 and 18-14 for a 59-49 victory Friday in Columbia River Conference action over Hood River at Kurtz Gym.
For three quarters, the Sherman Huskies stayed right on task with No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian, but a 16-4 second-quarter run provided all of the cushion needed to propel the Hawks to their 19th consecutive win, 63-42, Friday night in a Big Sky boy’s contest in Hood River.
The Sherman Huskies secured the district No. 2 seed after using a strong first half to roll past Horizon Christian by a 39-22 count Friday in Big Sky conference girl’s basketball play in Hood River.
MAUPIN – Alexa Macias netted 14 points, and the Dufur Ranger defense limited South Wasco County to one field goal in the final quarter to preserve a 38-25 win Friday in their Big Sky Conference game in Maupin. In all, the Redsides managed eight field goals, but just one each in the first and fourth quarters.
Caleb Morris sinks late free throw to give Dufur a 64-60 season-saving victory
Nonprofit events from Feb. 16, 2014.
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 16, 2014.
To the editor: Thank you so much for printing the article by Diana West entitled “Impeachment by laws, not men.” When will everyone wake up to what is happening to our wonderful nation? The news media does not cover much of what this president is doing to destroy our laws. He thinks he has executive power to take out his pen and sign into law, which he does not have the power to do.
To the editor: In your February 9 article on upcycling and recycling by Holly Morris, we missed a great opportunity to mention the StRUT program in The Dalles. That’s ‘Students Recycling Used Technology’. StRUT is a not for profit organization that provides technology education, resources, and recycling to schools across Oregon and Southern Washington.
It has been over a year since I took the oath of office as The Dalles City Councilor Position 4. I have gained a considerable amount of knowledge regarding the workings of our local city government and I know that I have much more to learn. The experience to this date has been rewarding and I appreciate all the encouragement I have received from my supporters.
Often as gardeners we think a lot about the plants that we grow above ground but very little about the soil that the plants grow in. It is only when our plants aren’t growing as well as they should that we start to think about the soil, but most of us don’t even know what to look for, let alone how to fix the problem.
Cycling on muddy winter trails can leave behind long-term damage
Eastbound I-84 open to Cascade Locks, except to trucks and RVs. Cascade Locks to Hood River still closed.
Friday, February 14
Church news in brief, Feb. 14, 2014.
Dr. Julius Jepson, pastor at Life in Christ Center, is giving his last sermon Feb. 23, and will be retiring after 63 years in the ministry.
Did you know the fastest growing segment of the veteran population is female? Women who are veterans are often unaware that they and their dependent children may be eligible for health care, compensation and benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 14, 2014.
THE PORT of The Dalles is taking steps to remove an unauthorized, deck-like platform at Klindt Cove, they have deemed an attractive nuisance. After contacting various agencies, they do not believe it is a Native American fishing structure. Mark B. Gibson photo
Both Wasco County and public health want hazardous waste function
The man drug enforcement officers believe responsible for transporting the largest cache of illegal drugs ever seized in Oregon pleaded not guilty in federal court Feb. 13. Salvador Martinez-Perez, 53, East Wenatchee, Wash., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Dennis J. Hubel on four charges of conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
Interstate 84 eastbound will be closed at least through Monday
The decision to close Interstate 84 at Troutdale rather than Cascade Locks was made over traffic concerns, said Dave Thompson, ODOT spokesperson. He explained that when I-84 is closed — during snow events, for example — truckers that are driving through often wait outside the closure area until conditions improve. ODOT did not want truckers to line up in Cascade Locks, he said, since there were comparatively fewer amenities available than in Troutdale.
While facing top teams, Delaney sees title potential
Katie Poirier scored a game-high 16 points, Brittney Orendorff added eight and the Sherman Huskies broke open a 7-2 lead after one quarter with a 30-12 run through the second and third quarters in a 44-28 win over Central Christian Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference girl’s hoops tussle at Sherman High School.
Huskies shrug off slow start to cruise past Central, 60-21
After Thursday’s dual loss, short-handed TDW wrestling team prepares for regionals
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is buying the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $825 million that will help strengthen its men’s wear business and diversify its offerings. The deal comes as Jos. A. Bank is being pursued by rival Men’s Wearhouse Inc.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 14, 2014.
Scientists say fossil is the most intact found in area
A new Associated Press-WE tv survey finds 66 percent of paired-off adults say their relationships are perfect or nearly so. Most are excited for Valentine’s Day and have a gift on their wish list for the holiday.
Thursday, February 13
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 13, 2014.
A flock of geese circle to land beyond a pair of buffalo silhouetted on a snow-dappled cliff along the access road of Schreiner Farms in Dallesport.
Mojave Desert houses largest solar operation in the world
Sherman in good position to secure No. 2 district seeding
Backs against the wall, Huskies come out with 73-65 win over South Wasco
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland school board has unanimously declared a state of emergency, a move that allows the schools superintendent to spend money on preparations for a strike, including hiring replacement teachers.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The vigorous debate among southwest Washington lawmakers over the proposed Columbia River bridge-replacement project crossed the river Wednesday to an Oregon House committee that debated a plan to build the bridge without Washington’s money.
Project review will consider impacts that extend well beyond the site, including global-warming effects from burning the exported coal in Asia and rail impacts as coal is shipped by train from the Rockies throughout the state.
An open letter to the City of The Dalles and Wasco County road departments: I am served by you both. Nice job on snow removal.
I am hoping that I can use this forum to thank the many people who attended my recent birthday party at Spooky’s. I was showered with cards, gifts, and well wishes from many wonderful friends and family members.
Last week I stepped out my front door at 6:03 a.m. and lo and behold my Oregonian paper deliverer had just stopped and he handed me my paper. I said, “Thank you so much” and he said, ‘just doing my job.”
It happens every time the Oregon Legislature meets: Someone enters a bill to slap another exemption or two onto the state’s open-records laws.
Special for Valentine’s Day, the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta he orchestra is presenting an evening of music called “Scandinavian Romance,” and it features compositions by Jean Sibelius, Oskar Bohme, and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Local author Katherine Arbon will present “Civil War Letters: Faith, Family, Freedom … and Blackberry Jam,” Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Seating in the upstairs courtroom and downstairs sheriff’s office is limited. Arbon has consented to repeat the program later Saturday afternoon if there is an overflow crowd.
Entertainment and art events from Feb. 13, 2014.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 13, 2014.
The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz has come up with the idea to further honor veterans at Kelly Viewpoint while capitalizing on the scenic setting.
Neighbor objections play role
Most traffic rerouted to Wash. Highway 14
PORTLAND —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close navigation locks at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in March to conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs to major lock systems like gates, valves, pumps and electrical gear. All eight navigation locks will close to recreational and commercial river traffic at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 1.
Wednesday, February 12
A licensed clinicial social worker from Salem will be in The Dalles Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help veterans suffering from PTSD or other mental health issues. The Mobile Vet Center will be parked next to the Wasco County Veterans' Service Office, 201 Federal St., and people wanting more information can call 541-506-2502.
The Dalles Leadership Council of SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) will hold its annual funraiser for local programs, A Taste for Literacy, on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles.
Durant leads with 36 points
Plan for Arab neighborhood sparks protests
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency must get a warrant before accessing Oregon’s pharmaceutical-monitoring database.
Temperature swings can also play a role
The Dalles contemporary romance author AJ Harmon has released “First Class Farewell,” the last installment of the First Class Novels Series.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 12, 2014.
HOOD RIVER – Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications from low-income applicants wanting to start on the path to ownership of a home to be built in Lyle.
HOOD RIVER – Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications from low-income applicants wanting to start on the path to ownership of a home to be built in Lyle.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 12, 2014.
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority executive director sees regional challenges
Space limited for March talk
Bringing sunshine: Despite the gray that has been dominating our skies and the snow (quickly turning to slush) on our streets, The Dalles road crews brightened the days of local businesses this week by industriously making sure customers still have passable roads and places to park in the business districts.
Low clouds and poor visibility grounded a rescue effort for the injured skiers late Tuesday night, Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said. Two medics were with the man and woman.
CORVALLIS (AP) — The last of about 175 alpacas found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley arrived Tuesday at Oregon State University.
Fattening aids cattle survival during winter weather
Before you can work with specific individual cows, you have to gather, identify and sort them.
Maupin rancher Keith Nantz rides his horse “Dude” into the corral at the Oak Springs Road ranch and dismounts to begin a long day’s work in weather that hovers in the low 20s. On the chore list this day is marking three-month-old calves with the Dillon Land and Cattle Company brand.
Tuesday, February 11
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 11, 2014.
Team hits 8 of 10 free throws down stretch in win
Snowy, icy weather wreaks havoc on schedule, standings and playoff picture
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that the House will vote this week to increase in the government’s borrowing cap without any add-ons demanded by Republicans.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Huge messages left in the snow on the frozen Mississippi River are giving patients at St. Cloud Hospital a lift.
Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management doesn’t have a good enough plan in place to assure the state is fully prepared to recover from a major disaster. An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State blamed insufficient planning and organizational problems.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 11, 2014.
SALEM — Amid swirls of snow Feb. 4, Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles) accepted a Golden Apple Award on the front steps of the Oregon State Capitol.
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center has received a $50,000 grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to support re-branding, the nonprofit organization announced.
Weak reports on jobs raise doubts about 2014 growth
MEDFORD (AP) — Medford schools reopened today with substitutes in the classrooms for striking teachers.
SEATTLE (AP) — The contracting team hired to dig a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle told the Washington state Transportation Department on Monday evening that it will take months to fix broken seals on the world’s largest tunneling machine, the Transportation Department said.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday urged states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates, an issue he said primarily affects African-Americans.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 11, 2014.
BEND (AP) — A longtime forest advocate collapsed outside his Bend area home while shoveling snow, one of three storm-related deaths in central Oregon over the weekend, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
SALEM — The Legislature was considering two bills that aim to keep so-called electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors as they gain in popularity among Oregon teens.
SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say a series of Pacific storms are lined up to blow into Washington over the next several days.
Oregon’s emergency department may not be ready for a disaster
HARTFORD, Conn. — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
Council gives staff a work plan
I hope you have dug out of the snow by the time you read this. But as I was shoveling snow — for the third time — my mind wondered back to the days of childhood when snow was a gift from the heavens. It provided children with a chance to build snow caves, play Capture the Flag, and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows instead of going to school.
School schedule changes for Tuesday, Feb. 11
Pops and Novelty concert, Gothard Sisters concert and History Forum events rescheduled
Saturday, February 8
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 9, 2014.
The Dalles native Dennis Everts basks in glory of Seahawks’ rise to Super Bowl title
BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review panel said the government is relying on unsettled science to make its case. Federal wildlife officials want to remove the animals from the endangered species list across the Lower 48 states, except for a small population in the Southwest.
Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2014. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. The G.I. Joe action figure was introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
Public meeting schedule, from Feb. 9, 2014.
Looking Back on Feb. 9, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
SPOKANE, Wash. — With recreational marijuana use now legal in Washington, state legislators are eyeing whether the state should also allow an industrial hemp industry.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises. Winning the Olympic gold medal, for one.
About 15 percent of farm bill money goes to farmers
The United States is one of the largest consumers and wasters in the world. Each consumer contributes about 2,500 pounds of waste per year and of that waste, over half can be reduced, recycled or reused.
The truth of the old adage “You are what you eat” has gained increasing credibility in our scientific age.
GRANTS PASS (AP) — The rain and snow falling across Oregon are far from enough to break the drought. Snowpack levels across most of the state Friday were less than half of normal, and the drought index was still severe to moderate. Dozens of sites in Southern Oregon showed the lowest snowpack since the 1940s, when records were first kept.
The tradition of citizen-soldiers in Oregon and in Wasco County dates back to before Oregon was even a territory. While Lewis and Clark were the first non-native military presence in the Columbia Gorge, in 1805-1806, the first company of volunteer “Oregon Rifles” organized in Oregon City in response to the 1847-48 Cayuse War, reached The Dalles Dec. 21, 1847 to establish Fort Lee to guard the Wascopam Mission and emigrant property.
The Dalles will celebrate A Sweet Farewell to the Armory with a dinner, dance and auctions at the armory on Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 5 p.m.
The National Guard is moving out of its aging armory, but it will carry with it almost two centuries of tradition
Civilian casualties are up 14 percent
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation’s tax system, which he called a “dysfunctional, rotten mess.” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Wyden said he was inspired by the bipartisan income tax changes of 1986, when former Oregon Republican Sen. Bob Packwood was Senate Finance chairman and Ronald Reagan was president.
Friday, February 7
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man. Why are my breasts suddenly getting bigger?
In her book, “The Overspent American,” Harvard economist Juliet Schor quotes an essay written by the 18th Century French philosopher, Denis Diderot, “Regrets on Parting with my Old Dressing Gown.”
CGCC cancels Saturday classes in The Dalles and Hood River
Northern Wasco County PUD is warning customers of telephone scams targeting local customers over the last week. The customers are reporting that they have received a phone call stating that their power service will be shut off unless they pay an amount either by wiring the money from Walmart or Rite-Aid or by paying by credit card.
OREGON CITY (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says a man suspected of fatally shooting a county road weighmaster remains at large Friday. A dispatcher says officers continue to look for 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White of Edgefield, Wash. He was wanted on an arrest warrant from Pierce County, Wash., for a weapons violation.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 7, 2014.
PORTLAND — A second winter storm in two days is bearing down on Oregon and southwestern Washington, this one topped with ice that could make highways more treacherous in some areas and knock out electricity.
CLACKAMAS (ODFW) – After a three-year hiatus, smelt fishing is returning to the Columbia River and two of its tributaries.
RUNNING ENTHUSIASTS still have a chance to test their skills in a Saturday event in The Dalles.
Linebarger, Bansch start streaks, as TDW loses 70-6
Boys, girls net five top-16 finishes, as each run up the Mount Hood Ski League ranks
Church news in brief, from Feb. 7, 2014.
An addiction recovery program at Covenant Christian Community Church is offering a second program aimed at children of those battling or in recovery from addictions.
Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN) is gearing up to launch their second implementation of a program that develops leadership abilities in its participants.
What's Happening from Feb. 7, 2014.
Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway have announced the eighth annual fundraising Gorge Ride, scheduled June 14, 2014.
Games give Russia chance to tell post-Soviet story
Pens to receive modification
The Dalles snow plows are on a 24-hour schedule as more snowy weather gets set to roll through the area tonight, while Wasco County plows were out before 4 a.m. on their first-day snow routes throughout the county.
Moisture means money for dryland wheat ranchers in a particularly dry year
Organizers have cancelled all Go Red for Women events scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8.
Community weather cancellations
School weather closures
Thursday, February 6
The Fort Dalles Readiness Center on the eastern edge of the campus at Columbia Gorge Community College will be lit up at night for the next two weeks as Hoffman Construction tests the electrical and lighting systems.
Ghramm nets 10, as 11 players score in 49-28 win
Dufur puts No. 1 Horizon Christian to the test in a 66-49 Big Sky Conference tussle
Defense leader reacts to rash of scandals
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 6, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber made a last-ditch appeal to Oregon legislative leaders this week, urging them to renew state funding that would allow construction of a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River to begin. The governor is right about the need for a safer bridge capable of withstanding earthquakes, and he’s right about the existing bridge couplet becoming a pinch point for $40 billion in West Coast commerce. But he’s making his pitch to the wrong audience: Lawmakers in Olympia, not Salem, are the ones whose support is needed.
Confidence was key, says Frederickson
Arts and entertainment from Feb. 6, 2014.
Officials from Mid-Columbia Medical Center have cancelled tonight’s heart disease talk and related wine-tasting originally planned for tonight at Water’s Edge, citing the snowy weather as the reason.
Teacher of the Year is first special ed teacher to win honor
WASHINGTON — Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 6, 2014.
By the end of April, 8.25 million square feet of free wi-fi coverage will be available through 77 access points in The Dalles and work continues to strengthen the system.
The Dalles will serve as event start and finish
Go Red heart awareness event is cancelling some of its activities tonight and tomorrow
North Wasco County SD 21: NWC Schools will be releasing today, Feb 6th for Elementary at 1:00 PM and MS/HS at 1:45 PM UPDATE
Wasco County communities have been chosen to host Cycle Oregon’s 2014 week-long ride as its starting and finishing location. The route was unveiled by Cycle Oregon last night at the Portland Art Museum. The Dalles, Dufur and Tygh Valley will all host overnight stays.
Wednesday, February 5
Not gone, just changed: The Dalles Academy of Hair has been a fixture here for decades and quite a few people noticed a change at that location last year. But the academy isn’t gone, it just has a new name, Teasers Hair Design, under the ownership of stylist Laurie White.
WASHINGTON — Labor regulators are trying once again to streamline the process in which workers decide whether to join labor unions, a move sure to reignite the bitter debate between union advocates and employers that seek to discourage workers from unionizing.
City manager will present revenue plan
Defense holds Eagles to two field goals in the second half
Girl’s basketball team breaks open halftime lead with 28-7 run for a 54-21 victory
BILLINGS, Mont. — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 5, 2014.
About one-fifth of naval nuclear trainers are subject
North Central Livestock Association (NCLA) hosts its second annual banquet and business meeting Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m., at The Imperial River Company in Maupin.
Optometrist treats all ages
Events focus on heart health
Nonprofit events from Feb. 5, 2014.
People will drive when they should not do so, and Jake Ferrer is adept at catching them at it. Ferrer, a Hood River Police officer with less than three years’ experience, last month received the DUII Enforcement Officer of 2013 award from the county district attorney’s office “for his outstanding DUII enforcement efforts.” The award recognizes a law enforcement officer who demonstrated “exemplary service and is active in DUII enforcement in Hood River County.”
PETERSBURG, Ky. — True to his passionate and animated TV persona, “Science Guy” Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and noted that science shows the Earth is “billions and billions” of years old in a debate at a Kentucky museum known for teaching that the planet’s age is only 6,000.
Size up your situation and figure out what you want. Do not slow down until you reach your goal. Use your desire and determination to get started, and the rest will fall into place. Stay focused and strive for the success you’ve been searching for.
Every day, perfectly serviceable items find their way to landfills simply because they are no longer wanted or needed by their owners. And that’s a shame because there are so many people who could really use the very items being cast off by others. There’s a fabulous movement in this country that is matching up useable cast-offs with anxious users.
DEAR DOCTOR K: What is mononucleosis, and why is it called the “kissing disease”?
Wednesday, Feb. 5:
Tuesday, February 4
Seasons are based on a forecast of 227k chinook returning
The Dufur Rangers have now lost four of their last five games after a pair of setbacks against Lowell and St. Paul in 1A girl’s basketball action over the weekend and Monday.
Sherman girls have won seven of past eight contests
In the past 10 games, the Sherman Huskies have alternated wins and losses, going 5-5, but this next stretch on the slate will be a telltale sign of whether this group has the mettle to turn the corner and make a legitimate run into the playoffs.
Kortge, Caldwell bring inside presence for a combined 36 points in Dufur win
For the Record from Feb. 4, 2014.
To the editor: I would like to tell the people of The Dalles and all who read this just how grateful I am for the veteran clinic in The Dalles.
To the editor: In response to the letter blasting President Obama for trying to talk things out, striving for world peace and understanding: There is so much I find not only wrong but repellant, I just decided not to confuse the writer with facts as his mind is made up.
To the editor: I write to draw attention to a Wasco County Commission meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 5. The commission will consider whether or not to support a close vote by the Planning Commission to allow a rezone at the top of Sevenmile Hill, which would allow over 20 additional home sites. At least the commission will have the input from the agencies that was lacking at the Planning Commission meeting, that of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Land Conservation and Development and the Oregon Department of Forestry. They did not submit testimony because they were not notified of the Planning Commission hearing. They have submitted written testimony for the county commission meeting, which is not supportive of the re-zone.
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 4, 2014.
The return of the Olympics every couple of years, winter or summer, is always an exciting time for those who love the spirit of competition, the grace, the speed and the power all on display.
WASHINGTON — Banks and big retailers are locked in a debate over the breach of consumer data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting consumers’ personal information?
Maybe it’s the weeks without seeing the sun or the chilly days cooped up inside, but it is easy to get down during these cold grey days of winter.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stanley Gilliland captured history in a bottle.
CHICAGO — Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.
Volunteers nurture greenhouse plants in winter
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation’s at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 4, 2014.
The Oregon Child Development Coalition is offering Opening Doors, a series of Spanish language family classes open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old.
Temperatures at The Dalles airport averaged warmer than normal during the month of January, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
“Cherry MARVELous” will be the theme of the 35th annual Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has announced.
County hears request Feb. 5 involving 288 outlying acres
Student escorted off property
SALEM (AP) — An investigation by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that a sheep found dead Jan. 30 in northeast Oregon was killed by members of the Imnaha wolf pack.
City will look for $20,000 during budget cycle
Weekend yields no fatalities, but 18 more DUII arrests than 2013
GRANTS PASS (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.
Push a little harder and prepare to excel in the coming year. Interacting with others will help open windows of opportunity, allowing you to get the results you seek. To ensure your success, pick up new skills or information that will keep you ahead of the pack.
Just when we thought that the season of gift-giving was over for another year, here comes the second gift-giving season: Spring.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw my doctor for some problems with my hearing. Why did she want a detailed list of my medications?
So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late (Effective tomorrow - Tue Feb 4th) Dufur Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No preschool
Saturday, February 1
Editorial cartoons from Feb. 2, 2014.
Fortunate are the people who in winter worry only about putting another blanket on the bed or paying a little extra on their power bill.
LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber’s court cases on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border could complicate the star’s jet-setting ways as his troubles bring more legal scrutiny.
To the editor: President Obama addressed the nation Jan. 28 with his State of the Union message. I did not waste my time listening to someone I no longer have faith in.
To the editor: Stable relationships are good for us all. Committed relationships not only promote public and economic health but more importantly enhance the mental health of our community as a whole.
To the editor: Gorge Towns to Trails: There has been much talk the previous few months concerning an expanded trail system in the Lyle area. Most of the conversations have focused on how an expanded trail system will affect private landowners as well as land being taken off of the tax rolls.
Theft hurts To the editor: On Monday, Jan. 20, I believe two young men stole an Official NFL No. 7 Michael Vicks Atlanta Falcon jersey from my store.
February 2 20 Years Ago-1994 The Port of the Dalles is changing and changing rapidly. And there’s no one who is feeling quite as good about it as Port of The Dalles Executive Director Scott Hege. Hege has been in the position for a few years, and said the growth process on Port property has been slow. But if the first month of 1994 is an indicator of what is to come, Hege will have his hands full for the rest of the year. Three separate structures are currently being built on Port property, and negotiations are in progress to bring in at least five others.
Public meetings, from Feb. 2, 2014.
Emily Bailey rattled off another double-double with 14 points and 12 steals to lead The Dalles Wahtonka to a 44-32 winner over Pendleton in Columbia River Conference play Friday night at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles. TDW jabbed away early in the game with outputs of 12-5 and 11-6 to lead 23-11 at the half.
The Dufur Rangers jumped out with a 16-8 lead through one quarter of play and rode that advantage to a 38-24 win over Sherman in Big Sky girl’s basketball play Friday night in Dufur.
The first-place Pendleton Buckaroos used 14 points from Joel Boozer and broke open a 26-20 halftime lead with a 30-25 run in the second half to post a 56-45 win Friday over The Dalles Wahtonka in Columbia River Conference boy’s play in Pendleton.
Travis Hayes continued his torrid shooting pace with seven 3-pointers for a team-high 23 points to lead No. 12 South Wasco County to a lopsided 95-29 romp over Griswold in Big Sky Conference boy’s hoops action Friday in Maupin.
The Sherman Huskies fell behind 20-9 after one quarter, and battled back to within four points late in the fourth quarter, but the Dufur Rangers hit some late shots and fought off the rally to preserve a 71-57 victory Friday in Big Sky Conference boy’s basketball play at Dufur High School.
Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy bringing along 50 youths for the love of sport
Organizer posts GPS coordinates for unsanctioned bicycle rides
After a blocked artery led to surgery, Bonnie Sperry learned to embrace heart-healthy practices
Plan to eat heart healthy
August set for completion
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Workers in Washington could be the first in the nation to be guaranteed paid vacation time under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Democratic Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, the prime sponsor of House Bill 2238, said the measure would require public and private employers with 25 or more employees to provide vacation leave for those who work 20 hours or more per week. It’s the first bill of its kind to be introduced in the Washington legislature, according to Tarleton.
MOUNT SINABUNG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleashed a major eruption Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said.