Celebrations of Memorial Day this week called to mind a few food-related notions for me. Barbeques and potlucks reminded me of the importance of food safety — keeping hot foods hot, cold foods cold, and the importance of hand hygiene.May 31, 2014 2:17 p.m. read more..
Today is Sunday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2014. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1914, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels issued General Order 99 banning alcoholic beverages from Navy vessels, yards and stations, effective July 1, 1914. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned Queen Consort of England. In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the union.May 31, 2014 2:10 p.m. read more..
GRANTS PASS — State biologists are busy trapping the growing wolf population in northeastern Oregon and fitting them with tracking collars.May 31, 2014 2:07 p.m. read more..
SALEM (AP) — State health officials say they’re alarmed by increased numbers of syphilis and gonorrhea cases in Oregon. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that Oregon Health Authority figures show that early syphilis cases are at their highest levels since 1989.May 31, 2014 2:04 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — A prominent Northwest dairy cooperative, Darigold Inc., may have allowed some member farms to milk cows that had injuries and infections in their udders, among other ailments, according to allegations made Friday by workers and the farmworker union.May 31, 2014 2:03 p.m. read more..
Every once in a while, Janet and I get the itch to go on a multi-state road adventure. That means no motel reservations, no time tables, no fixed routes and no exact date to get back home. Often this also means no maps, just a general idea of what we want to see and experience. One thing we had talked about was to drive California Hwy 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Neither one of us is sure where this idea came from. I suspect it started way back in the early 1970s when we lived for one year in Santa Rosa, California.May 31, 2014 1:53 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In the Tuesday paper there was a news item and a guest commentary about the fact that the median CEO salary is now 10 million dollars, in an economy where most of us are facing stagnant wages, reduced benefits, and a rising cost of living.May 31, 2014 1:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I understand the city feels the need to update the discounts on water and sewage bills provided for those living in poverty, but I don’t think they realize what these increases will mean to the people affected.May 31, 2014 1:41 p.m. read more..
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki may have resigned Friday amid an uproar of criticism about a plague of delays in getting needed services to veterans, but that doesn’t mean the problems will be solved any time soon — not unless both political parties in Congress agree to put the country’s money where its promises are.May 31, 2014 1:37 p.m. read more..
A set of 96 genetic markers, or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), winnowed by Columbia River basin researchers from a list of 4,439 previously identified in Pacific lamprey could help give researchers insights into the lives and life influences faced by the diminished, but highly valued, fish species, according to a research paper made available last week online.May 31, 2014 12:28 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — The spectacular scenery of The Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and surrounding areas will be on display this weekend as The Oregon Trail Rally, held May 2-4, airs on NBC Sports Network this Sunday, June 1 at 3 pm PT.May 30, 2014 1:13 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m scheduled to have a pacemaker inserted in a couple of weeks. Can you tell me what will happen during the procedure?May 30, 2014 12:44 p.m. read more..
Pay attention to your inner guide this year. You will be able to manage all of your projects in a confident and noteworthy manner if you follow your heart. Goals that you once believed to be impractical will become reachable. Believe in your abilities and forge ahead.May 30, 2014 12:43 p.m. read more..
Recently I spent a few days on the campus of a private university in the mid-west. I was there to speak to the students on money matters -- specifically the student loans many of these students will take with them as part of their college experience.May 30, 2014 12:42 p.m. read more..
Future changes could allow staff to impose a lien in the future without a public hearing taking place.May 30, 2014 12:41 p.m. read more..
The Dalles has been nominated to the third annual “Bark for Your Park” contest through June 7 by Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District employee Jennifer Botts. PetSafe invited all U.S. communities to participate in the third annual “Bark for Your Park” contest on May 7. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and four other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.May 30, 2014 8:14 a.m. read more..
When discussion comes to funding schools, streets and infrastructure, a common theme is to assess some tax or fee that doesn’t include big business.May 29, 2014 1:45 p.m. read more..
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around Slovyansk, killing at least 12 soldiers including a general, officials said.May 29, 2014 1:43 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Wednesday urged state officials to look into backup plans in case Cover Oregon isn’t ready to use the federal government’s online health insurance enrollment system before the November deadline.May 29, 2014 1:36 p.m. read more..
Paulk, Catterson go 1-2 in Saturday’s 5k eventMay 29, 2014 1:29 p.m. read more..
We, as a state and communities, care for our environment. We locally have for generations undertaken caring for our streams and watersheds through our Soil Conservation District and others, with past and ongoing projects, monitoring our streams with designated watershed committees to improve fish habitat and improve water quality.May 29, 2014 12:51 p.m. read more..
To the editor: On April 26, I was admitted to MCMC with a fractured left hip. I was dismissed on May 13. During this time, I was shown compassion and care from my surgeon, Dr. Petit, doctors Gornowicz, Nichols and Cook, also nurses, therapists and massagists. Thank you, Dr. Nichols, for issuing me a hospital pass on May 11 so I could join my family and friends at Spooky’s for Mother’s Day and my 93rd birthday. Thank you, my surrogate son, Bob Friel, for being with me daily during the day for support.May 29, 2014 12:49 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I returned from Iraq in 2005 damaged and between jobs. The Portland VA hospital was my first experience with the VA. I received superb medical and emotional care from people who cared. They treated me with respect. They counseled me when I was suicidal and traumatized. They gave me glasses when I needed that. They gave me medications and hospitalization when I needed them. They treated me better than my civilian medical people.May 29, 2014 12:48 p.m. read more..
Three states, starting with Oregon in 2002, have voted on ballot measures to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. All of those initiatives failed. But on Tuesday, voters in Jackson and Josephine counties overwhelmingly approved measures to ban genetically modified crops altogether. The Rogue Valley has redrawn the battle lines in the fight over GMOs in a way that allows opponents to claim the high ground.May 29, 2014 12:47 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — In dating, money may be the biggest taboo. An Associated Press-WE tv poll finds that two-thirds of Americans think it’s tougher to talk money with your romantic partner than it is to talk sex. Three in 10 say sex is the harder conversation.May 29, 2014 12:33 p.m. read more..
A domestic violence incident Wednesday morning prompted a SWAT response to a residence outside The Dalles and led the Wasco County Sheriff’s office to seek, a fugitive, Kevin Anthony Jessie, 32, who is also the subject of a warrant in Douglas County.May 29, 2014 12:22 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My 21-month-old daughter has eczema. Is there any way to treat this condition without steroids?May 29, 2014 11:31 a.m. read more..
The coming year will be a time of advancement. Your moneymaking ideas are sound, but following the proper channels will be necessary. Stick to a strict budget, and your situation will continue to improve, allowing you greater freedom to develop an idea or interest that can add to your income.May 29, 2014 11:15 a.m. read more..
We get so many earthquakes in Southern California, we’re on first-name basis with the world-renown seismologist at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, Dr. Kate (Hutton). She's become a local icon, popping up on TV the minute we start to rock and roll, keeping us cool, calm and collected.May 29, 2014 11:14 a.m. read more..
Peg Willis, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, grew up loving the Columbia River Highway.May 28, 2014 12:55 p.m. read more..
New on the job: Nancy Steers-Crist has joined Flagstone Senior Living as its new director. Like so many people in the field, her journey began with her grandmother. Steers-Crist has served seniors for many years in memory care, assisted living, independent living and hospice.May 28, 2014 12:51 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes. Is there anything I can do to cut down on my medications?May 28, 2014 12:14 p.m. read more..
Follow the vision you’ve been harboring. Channel your intensity and make full use of your concentration and energy in order to progress this year. You will be perceptive when it comes to finding valuable opportunities. Success will be yours if you persevere.May 28, 2014 12:12 p.m. read more..
Food prices have increased so dramatically in recent years, a trip to the supermarket is enough to ruin your appetite. With food weighing in as the second biggest monthly expense for many families, we all need to find clever ways to save. I've got some great tips for driving those costs down.May 28, 2014 12:11 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Another Primary Election day has come and gone. Once again, Rotary volunteers staffed the ballot box in the street in front of the courthouse. Wasco County voters love their Rotarians and the convenience of not having to get out of their car to deliver their ballots to the county clerk’s office.May 27, 2014 5:37 p.m. read more..
While learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. North Wasco County School District 21’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) offers good, nutritious food that’s “in” when school is “out.” It was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.May 27, 2014 5:30 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed protesters free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 campaign trip to Oregon.May 27, 2014 5:18 p.m. read more..
Residents of The Dalles living within federal poverty guidelines will see their combined water and sewer rates increase by $10.95 or $6.47 per month effective July 1, the amount of increase depending on which program they qualify for.May 27, 2014 5:04 p.m. read more..
Today is Sunday, May 25, the 145th day of 2014. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, ordered the Virginia county to reopen its public schools, which officials had closed in an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka public school desegregation ruling.May 25, 2014 12:45 a.m. read more..
Prove yourself a front-runner by stepping into the spotlight and becoming more conspicuous. Present your proposals to as many different clients and businesses as possible. Taking the initiative will boost your visibility and highlight your energy and talent. Don’t wait — you can change your future now.May 23, 2014 4:42 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written about “superfoods” that deliver a lot of nutritional bang for their buck. Do you have a list of superfoods for heart health?May 23, 2014 4:39 p.m. read more..
Money a little tight? The secret to getting the cash coming in to exceed the cash going out is to reduce your spending. It's as simple -- and as tough -- as that.May 23, 2014 4:37 p.m. read more..
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of baton-wielding Sikhs pushed past the front gate and entered the grounds of Pakistan’s parliament on Friday as they protested against recent attacks on their houses of worship.May 23, 2014 4:26 p.m. read more..
KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. — Hundreds of firefighters are working to protect communities from a wildfire chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon, but some business owners worry the blaze will keep customers away from the premier tourist area over the holiday weekend.May 23, 2014 3:59 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I write to thank the Republican voters of the 2nd District who overwhelmingly put their trust in me as the party’s nominee for Congress. I deeply appreciate your support and pledge to continue working hard for policies that will grow jobs and improve our economy, bring down our nation’s debt and get America back on track.May 23, 2014 3:29 p.m. read more..
Military families often seem to inhabit an alternate universe at this time in history. While most of America is excited about Memorial Day as a three-day “holiday,” it is a time of sadness for those of us who have sent sons and daughters, husbands and wives to war. Even if our loved one made it home alive, we all know families who were not so fortunate.May 23, 2014 3:28 p.m. read more..
One of my favorite springtime activities is gardening. I learned this activity as a child.May 23, 2014 3:08 p.m. read more..
In the midst of the current “Click It or Ticket” campaign running through June 1, Oregon State Police, county sheriffs and local police agencies urge local and long distance travelers to be aware of increased enforcement efforts during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.May 23, 2014 12:12 p.m. read more..
Reports include drug and alcohol use, urination and litteringMay 23, 2014 12:07 p.m. read more..
Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley wants to send a “loud and clear” message to people that there will be consequences for spitting in the face of a police officer.May 23, 2014 12:03 p.m. read more..
DON’T BE SURPRISED to see dazed, pale and shuffling people around Saturday morning when zombies invade The Dalles. Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District will host its first Zombie Run starting at Sorosis Park. Registration starts on site at 8:30 a.m. and the family-friendly run will set out at 9.May 23, 2014 11:52 a.m. read more..
Wayne Tinkle promises to emphasize effort and attitude as Oregon State’s basketball coach. Tinkle comes to the Beavers from Montana, where he took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times during his eight years with the team. Montana finished below .500 only once during his tenure at his alma mater.May 23, 2014 11:11 a.m. read more..
The Fort Dalles Floozies and Friends will perform a melodrama, “Double Crossed in The Dalles,” written by local author Linda Beiter, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater. The dates are July 18 and 19, with a matinee July 20. Auditions will be at the Civic theater on Friday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., and Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m.May 23, 2014 11:05 a.m. read more..
Goldendale Farmers' Market is off to a strong start in the 2014 season with more vendors showing up every week. If you're a Goldendale local, or just heading out east this weekend, be sure to stop by Ekone Park and see what all the fuss is about.May 23, 2014 6:50 a.m. read more..
BLAHODATNE, Ukraine— Three days before Ukraine holds a key presidential vote, pro-Russia insurgents attacked a military checkpoint Thursday in eastern Ukraine, killing 13 troops in the deadliest raid yet in weeks of fighting, Ukraine’s leader saidMay 22, 2014 1:37 p.m. read more..
To the editor: A judge in Oregon has ruled that a constitutional vote of the people in 2004 is wrong and has proved the people voting 10 years ago were wrong. This judge has the qualifications to change our Constitution after 10 years. What other ones voted in over the years?May 22, 2014 12:48 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Throughout my childhood I was reminded by my grandfather (a retired Navy veteran) that one of the most important freedoms we have as an American citizen is the right to vote. Citizens have fought long and hard for that right and it is not to be taken lightly. Also that we should not complain about the laws we are required to follow unless we are willing to vote.May 22, 2014 12:45 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife appears to be stuck in a vicious cycle with implications that could go well beyond the state’s hunters and anglers.May 22, 2014 12:38 p.m. read more..
SEATTLE — The attorney representing a coalition of parents and education groups that sued the state over school funding told the Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday that it should hold the Legislature in contempt for not obeying its orders.May 22, 2014 12:33 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — A grand jury is investigating Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange website, one of the most dysfunctional and expensive coverage marketplace flops in the nation.May 21, 2014 11:42 a.m. read more..
Wasco Memorial Day Celebration committee invites car lovers to show their antique cars and trucks in the Memorial Day invitational car show, Monday, May 26, at Wasco’s shady Railroad Depot Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the annual Memorial Day celebration in downtown Wasco.May 21, 2014 11:41 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans’ health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are “dishonorable” and will be not be tolerated by his administration.May 21, 2014 11:18 a.m. read more..
North Central Public Health District was recently notified that they will be awarded $14,000 from the Greater Oregon Chapter of the March of Dimes to launch “Healthy Women Get Ready” activities aimed at supporting women of reproductive age.May 20, 2014 1:27 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Thank you to everyone who attended my recent presentation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the World War 1 Unknown Soldier, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Sentinels who stand the eternal watch over his grave in Arlington National Cemetery.May 20, 2014 1:14 p.m. read more..
It is said that if you are over 65 and need a conversation starter, bring up the subject of medications.May 20, 2014 12:21 p.m. read more..
Let your creative side loose this year. Don’t be deterred by the inevitable changes coming your way. Accept that some situations are beyond your control, and devote yourself to success. Believing in your abilities is the first step. Enjoy the moment and the ride.May 19, 2014 2:09 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’d like to strengthen my core. Can you describe some exercises to start? Will I need any special equipment?May 19, 2014 2:08 p.m. read more..
If my inbox is any indicator of what’s going on in the world, and I believe it is, smelly towels are a growing problem for consumers — and for sure EC readers. And it’s a rather new problem, the result of modern things such as front-loading high-efficiency washing machines, detergents, fabric softeners and damp conditions. If you’ve noticed the gross smell of stinky, albeit appearing to be washed, dried and ready to go, perhaps you’ve also noticed that your towels have begun to repel rather than absorb water.May 19, 2014 2 p.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore. — Aquatic invasive species boat inspection stations are now open in Ashland, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Lakeview and Ontario.May 19, 2014 1:30 p.m. read more..
Old veterans Lio Tunai, Katie Conklin and Yasmin Hill have made reservations for the 5A state track and field meet, with Tunai scoring top honors in the shotput and Hill posting first place in the long jump in the opening day of action Friday afternoon on a windy day at Kennison Stadium in Hermiston.May 17, 2014 6:16 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — A federal judge says he’ll issue a decision next week on a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane has notified attorneys that he’ll publish his decision at noon Monday.May 17, 2014 5:59 p.m. read more..
Service goes to digital signal May 20;May 17, 2014 5:56 p.m. read more..
Many people from Western Oregon are surprised when they find out that slugs not only survive in our hot, dry, windy climate here in The Dalles, but can cause significant damage.May 17, 2014 5:50 p.m. read more..
EUGENE (AP) — A Lane County jury has agreed that a Eugene man who’s twice been convicted of killings should be executed. The jury reached its decision Thursday in the case of 58-year-old David Ray Taylor, convicted last week in the 2012 killing of Celestino Gutierrez.May 17, 2014 5:28 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Sheriff’s deputies and rodeo judges will be watching a horse roping competition this weekend in Eastern Oregon to see if cowboys comply with a new state law against intentionally tripping the animals. Meanwhile, animal rights activists both inside and outside the rodeo grounds will also be scrutinizing the event, which they’ve campaigned against.May 17, 2014 5:27 p.m. read more..
NEW DELHI— Opposition leader Narendra Modi will be India’s next prime minister, winning the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, partial results showed Friday.May 16, 2014 1:53 p.m. read more..
Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Home is the topic of a free presentation June 17 in The Dalles by Audra Jensen, director of Autism Behavioral Consulting. The presentation will be Tuesday, June 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Community College third floor lecture hall in Building 2.May 16, 2014 1:35 p.m. read more..
A federal agency’s proposal to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species, despite evidence to the contrary, is an example of how grazing rights are being threatened on public lands, according to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon.May 16, 2014 1:08 p.m. read more..
You will find fulfillment this year. New romantic and professional opportunities will make for exciting times. Your approachable nature and creative talents will be greatly appreciated. Take an active part in building your dreams, hopes and wishes. Live, love and laugh.May 16, 2014 11:34 a.m. read more..
Frugality. It’s a word that, for many people, screams deprivation and even poverty. I get letters from readers who say they’ve had it with trying to live below their means and never having anything they love. “What’s the point if all of this deprivation if it just makes me feel even more miserable?” was the way one woman closed her letter.May 16, 2014 11:33 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was recently diagnosed with a “sliding hernia.” What is this?May 16, 2014 11:29 a.m. read more..
EUGENE (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a national group cannot defend Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so, paving the way for a ruling on the voter-approved ban that could come at any time.May 15, 2014 2:21 p.m. read more..
All the early signs are pointing to a hot and dry summer for the Pacific Northwest, and that means that prospects are good for an unusually hot wildfire season. In fact, the wildfire season already is rolling: We experienced fires in January — in January! — along the Oregon coast and in the Silverton area. Last month, the Sweet Home area experienced a couple of fires in slash piles that were quickly contained, but presented early-season challenges to firefighters.May 15, 2014 1:28 p.m. read more..
To the editor: What a wonderful concert I attended last Sunday afternoon as the The Gorge Winds sponsored their annual Spring Concert at the Civic Auditorium. The Dalles is so fortunate to have such a wonderful asset in our community.May 15, 2014 1:26 p.m. read more..
To the editor: We in Wasco County are Privileged to have two commissioners of the caliber of Scott Hege and Rod Runyon. These men are dedicated. They are experienced. They are knowledgeable. They are capable. They are compassionate about the people’s needs in our county.May 15, 2014 1:24 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am disappointed that you did not publish my photo or the interview we had while giving my opponents in the Democratic race for U.S. Representative 2nd District that privilege. You endorsed Frank Vulliet knowing that he had been suspended from practicing law while on the ballot for supreme court justice in Washington.May 15, 2014 1:20 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Wasco County voters have the chance to re-elect a candidate with a solid background and fresh ideas. Re-electing Scott Hege to Wasco County commissioner Position 1 will keep jobs and economic development as a top priority for all of Wasco County.May 15, 2014 12:42 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I support Bridget Bailey for County Commissioner because she fully demonstrates the intelligence and integrity to move the county commission toward innovative and creative solutions for many of the problems facing Wasco and other Oregon counties in our region.May 15, 2014 12:41 p.m. read more..
The annual Wasco County Kids’ Fair this Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have the same fun, free activities as always, it’s just at a new location — the Wahtonka Campus.May 15, 2014 11:34 a.m. read more..
Embrace opposition and the challenges it brings. Assume a leadership role and engage in activities that will help pump up your metabolism and get you ready for competition. High energy and good organizational skills will bring you the results you want mentally, physically and financially. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t be caught short by an unexpected bill. Frivolous spending will cause added worry and stress. Keep your money in a safe place to reduce temptation.May 15, 2014 9:33 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve always had seasonal allergies. But over the past few years, I’ve noticed that my lips swell and my mouth gets irritated when I eat certain fruits and vegetables. Have I developed new food allergies as an adult?May 15, 2014 9:32 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: My young grandson is getting married soon, and neither he nor his fiance can cook. Could you please recommend a good all-purpose cookbook AND a microwave cookbook for newlyweds who will have a very tight and limited budget? I’m thinking this would be a useful and practical wedding gift. Thank you for your time in answering my question. It is appreciated. — Connie R.May 15, 2014 9:28 a.m. read more..
Green in Mosier: It’s fitting that Gorge Green Drinks comes to Mosier for National Bike Month. Situated squarely between the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail and arguably the most scenic stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway, it’s a resting spot for cyclists who may have started their journey in Hood River and are about ready to roll through the hills and dales of Mosier orchard country and the Rowena Loops on their way to The Dalles. Or vice versa.May 14, 2014 5:01 p.m. read more..
The Theatre Company of The Dalles and Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation are auditioning next week for the children’s classic “King Midas and the Golden Touch”. As part of the Free Plays in the park series, this is an audience participation play and calls for four actors ages 14 through adult.May 14, 2014 4:53 p.m. read more..
Pendleton junior Tiah Grass slammed a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to invoke the mercy and give No. 3-ranked Pendleton a 12-2 home victory in a Columbia River Conference matchup at Steve Cary Field in Pendleton.May 14, 2014 4:47 p.m. read more..
The Dalles freshman Iliana Telles cut down nine strokes off her opening day score with an 80 on the scorecards Tuesday afternoon for a 169 and third place in the individual standings to chalk up a state qualification at the Columbia River Conference district tournament in The Dalles.May 14, 2014 4:46 p.m. read more..
Terms surrounding the County Roads Department’s proposed creation of a new taxingdistrict have yet to be finalized since Wasco County Commissioners agreed May 7 to postpone a decision until more discussion between the county and city governments can take place.May 14, 2014 4:28 p.m. read more..
This will be an eventful and exciting year for you. Follow your heart and stand firm regarding your goals. You can simplify things by refusing to let others complicate your plans. Determination, hard work and focus will get you where you want to go.May 14, 2014 9:21 a.m. read more..
DIY FANCY COFFEE. I make my own great frozen coffee drinks, better than the ones that cost so much money. It all starts with frozen coffee cubes, which I make from the flavored coffee of my choice and freeze in ice cube trays. That's the secret. Most recipes call for adding things to cold coffee and then blending with ice. But the ice can water it down. By starting with frozen coffee, there's no need for ice to make the drink frozen. My favorite recipe is frozen coffee cubes, hazelnut or caramel syrup, chocolate milk or powder, light cream or milk and a little sugar (I like mine sweet). Blend until smooth. Yummy! I just keep a zip-type bag full of coffee cubes in my freezer. -- LoriMay 14, 2014 9:21 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: What can I do to calm myself when I’m angry?May 14, 2014 9:16 a.m. read more..
Barney Spera knows it is unlikely that he will topple Republican Greg Walden from his Second Congressional District seat - but he is running to get his message out. "I decided to get involved in this election because I just got angry," said the Democrat from Ashland. "Money is power and power is money and I have no illusions about unseating Walden. But I would like to get a discussion going."May 14, 2014 5:28 a.m. read more..
A few weeks ago I turned in an Oregon Public information Request to the Oregon Department of Forestry, The Dalles office. The purpose of the request was information regarding fire protection in the area of Wolf Run Road and the National Forest boundary. I also took the request in and explained it.May 13, 2014 2:21 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Under the heading of Random Acts that make the world a little better, please consider thanking a teacher with a letter. Spring is here, and the year has been long and difficult to explain to students, and every person inside a school wishes it was magically June already.May 13, 2014 2:17 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Nora Ferguson regarding the position of County Commissioner position 1. I have gotten to know Nora quite well and can thoroughly vouch for her character and abilities. She has a pleasant and positive attitude and is a team player.May 13, 2014 2:15 p.m. read more..
The story of Jason Conger’s path from homelessness to Harvard Law School is one to inspire any young person with the idea that a good education and a powerful desire can make anything happen — as long as the people continue to support those opportunities.May 13, 2014 2:10 p.m. read more..
An 11.66 percent increase in general fund revenues means North Wasco County School District will be able to restore several jobs and “do more with more for the first time in a long time,” said District Superintendent Candy Armstrong.May 13, 2014 1:43 p.m. read more..
Do a little soul-searching this year. You may have been limiting your prospects by relying too much on other people. Assert your independence. Take a tally of your achievements, accomplishments and ideas, and weed out anything that could inhibit your success.May 12, 2014 11:50 a.m. read more..
Every household needs to have some amount of food in storage. How much food to store is an individual decision that depends on your financial resources, storage area and other factors. Ideally, you need enough to feed your family for six months, but start with shorter goals, like one week, then two weeks and then a month — some kind of incremental plan won’t bust the budget or throw you into panic buying that can easily lead to burnout and buyer’s remorse.May 12, 2014 11:49 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a teenager, and I’m worried he might try marijuana. I’d like to give my teen some facts about marijuana that will make him think twice about using it. What can I tell him?May 12, 2014 11:48 a.m. read more..
Program appears to be uniqueMay 11, 2014 11:23 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Bridget Bailey is the obvious choice for Wasco County Commissioner. Bridget’s legal, business and entrepreneurial background plus her years of being involved in our agricultural community gives her the qualifications to serve Wasco County as a commissioner.May 10, 2014 11:17 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As former Wasco County employees, we read with much interest the letter to the editor from Ed Hall, published in the Sunday, May 6, 2014, edition of The Dalles Chronicle. We have several friends who are current and former employees of Wasco County, and their feelings echo the sentiments indicated by Mr. Hall.May 10, 2014 11:14 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Yesterday as I sat in the front of my classroom taking attendance, a little first or second grade girl stood outside my classroom door waiting to be recognized by me. When I saw her, I motioned her into the room. She came toward my desk and as she reached it, she opened her tiny little hand and inside that hand there were two small broken pieces of a candy cane. She smiled and said, “These are for you,” And then, just as quietly as she entered the room, she walked back out.May 10, 2014 11:12 p.m. read more..
Over a period of two years, staff from North Central Public Health District participated with members of Oregon Health Authority and four other Oregon counties to focus on climate change in their respective regions and how it might affect the health of citizens.May 10, 2014 11:07 p.m. read more..
Summer is quickly approaching and the kids will be out of school soon. If you are anything like me, I worry about how to keep my kids entertained and learning throughout the summer. Have you given any thought to what your kids will be up to this summer?May 10, 2014 10:59 p.m. read more..
Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2014. There are 234 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 11, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces launched a major offensive against Axis lines in Italy.May 10, 2014 10:56 p.m. read more..
Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Spring Chinook and shad fishing is open Friday, May 9 – Saturday, May 10 from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Rooster Rock, plus the banks only from Rooster Rock to Bonneville Dam. White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries take effect May 1 (see special regulations for details). Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. Effective Friday June 13 – Saturday June 14 and Friday June 20 – Saturday June 21, the Bonneville Pool will be open to the retention of white sturgeon. Spring Chinook angling is open during March 16 – May 9, from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Walleye fishing was excellent in The Dalles Pool last week.May 10, 2014 9:58 a.m. read more..
Weekend fishing opportunities Anglers have reported catching 20 fish limits of kokanee and large holdover rainbows at Wallowa Lake. There will be a free Family Fishing event at McNary Ponds on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Rainbow trout were recently stocked in Tatone, Hatrock and McNary ponds, and continue to provide great early season action.May 10, 2014 9:56 a.m. read more..
Weekend fishing opportunities: Largemouth bass fishing is picking up in Willow Valley Reservoir. Lake of the Woods was stocked recently and trout fishing should be good. The Wood River, one of the best brown trout fisheries in the state, is open for fishing.May 10, 2014 9:50 a.m. read more..
CENTRAL ZONE FISHING This is a great time of year to find trout feeding on the surface of the lower Deschutes River. Trout fishing on Big Lava Lake has been good with reports of fish up to 18-inches. On Odell Lake, kokanee fishing has been good with 14 to 18-inch fish being caught.May 10, 2014 9:31 a.m. read more..
Living with Beavers, Wed. May 21 ODFW and the North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council will host a presentation about living with beavers, featuring ODFW biologists Susan Barnes and Dave Stewart. The presentation will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, located at 5445 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, Ore.May 10, 2014 9:10 a.m. read more..
Weekend fishing opportunities: Trout season opened in many upper Willamette basin waterbodies on Saturday, April 26. Spring Chinook fishing continues on the Willamette River. Trout stocking is in full gear at locations throughout the Willamette Valley. Spring Chinook are now moving into the Clackamas River and should be showing up in the Sandy and Santiam systems anytime. The Molalla River is in good shape for steelhead fishing.May 10, 2014 9:06 a.m. read more..
It was the type of finishing flurry The Dalles coach Andrew Hughes wanted for his varsity boy’s tennis team. Cole McDowell kept his winning streak going and the newly formed No. 1 doubles team of Griffin Martin and Christian Munoz added a dominant performance to lead the Eagle Indians to a resounding 9-0 victory Wednesday in league tennis action in Pendleton.May 9, 2014 12:52 p.m. read more..
Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended.May 9, 2014 12:48 p.m. read more..
Crag Rats clung to a jagged cliff worthy of their name Saturday afternoon. The scene was a 60-foot cliff in a former rock quarry just west of the Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead, with views of Mosier and the Columbia River. Rockfall — airborne geological debris — was part of the challenge as 20 volunteers with the mountain rescue group trained via the scenario of an injured climber needing assistance getting off the cliff face. “Denny,” a 180-pound training dummy on loan from Parkdale Fire Department, served as the victim.May 9, 2014 12:22 p.m. read more..
Heightened awareness and creativity lie ahead for you this year. Children, friends, and lovers will all play a part in your trajectory. You can avoid jealousy and negative currents by being totally honest in your personal and professional endeavors. Be mindful of medical or physical difficulties.May 9, 2014 10:56 a.m. read more..
Buying a home can be exciting and terrifying, all at once. And for first-time buyers, you can probably multiply those feelings by a hundred.May 9, 2014 10:55 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have arthritis, which makes it difficult for me to get up and around. But I’d still like to exercise regularly. Any suggestions?May 9, 2014 10:54 a.m. read more..
Local group gets three first-place ribbons in PortlandMay 8, 2014 4:21 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am encouraging everyone to vote for Rod Runyon and Scott Hege, each one finishing their first term as Wasco County commissioners. As mayor, I have had the opportunity to work with both and have observed how they attack problems with creativity and energy. Their open willingness to share ideas and to improve communications has been refreshing.May 8, 2014 3:46 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Regarding the upcoming primary election, I do not know or question the abilities of all the candidates for county commissioner; however, for the preceding three years I have had the opportunity to see Rod Runyon in various positions of action on behalf of the citizens and veterans of Wasco County and have not found him lacking in integrity or ability.May 8, 2014 3:45 p.m. read more..
To the editor: It appears some people believe there would be a conflict of interest if my wife Bridget Bailey is elected Wasco County commissioner because I am the District Attorney in Wasco County. This is not accurate.May 8, 2014 3:42 p.m. read more..
Gorge Winds Concert Band will present its 2014 Spring Concert Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Special guest performer will be Corin Parker featuring Leonard Berstein’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on piano. Other works to be included are: “Along an English Countryside,” “Tuscola Mountain Celebration,” “Mancini Spectacular,” “Prelude and Fugue in G Minor” and a local trumpet trio playing Leroy Anderson’s famous “Bugler’s Holiday.” Co-conductors are Larry Loop and Nathan Parker. Concert admission is free, though donations are welcome.May 8, 2014 3:25 p.m. read more..
Recently, the libraries of North Wasco County School District hosted the eighth annual poetry slam. As part of that event high school math teacher Linear Ben Lin competed against middle school history teacher Sequential Seth Hedberg in a no-holds barred Rap-Off. Sadly for both educators, the panel of three judges called it a tie, destroying bragging rights for both men.May 8, 2014 3:21 p.m. read more..
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is offering free admission to all during the annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza, Sunday, May 11.May 8, 2014 3:20 p.m. read more..
A crew from the City of The Dalles Public Works Department puts away equipment around a hole dug in the middle of Wright Street, which runs parallel to Mill Creek on the south edge of the city. They dug the hole to find a mystery pipe that has been draining spring water contaminated with a high level of E. coli bacteria into Mill Creek. Previous scoping efforts traced the pipe 200 feet from its outfall into the middle of Wright Street, but then dead-ended. The red bag contains cloth contaminated by the outflow used to catch the dye. The pipe is reportedly half-full of sediment, making the job more difficult.May 8, 2014 3:03 p.m. read more..
Study and learning will provide you with lots of ideas. An intellectual outlook will improve your chances of snagging a leadership role. Intimate dealings with family, friends or neighbors will lead to an ideal partnership. Check out different philosophies and alter your life to suit your needs.May 8, 2014 2:30 p.m. read more..
Every day my email box loads up with messages — many of which contain questions from you, my dear EC readers. And if you’ve sent a message, you are aware by now that while I read my mail and keep it filed, I just do not have enough time in my days to answer every message personally. However, once each week I reach into that file and select questions I believe will have a wide appeal.May 8, 2014 2:30 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My grandson was recently diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Could you explain what this is? What can I do to help him?May 8, 2014 2:29 p.m. read more..
Two special days: The Sawyer family of Sawyer’s True Value celebrated the 90th birthday of the company’s second-generation owner, Stan Sawyer, on May 3.May 7, 2014 11:50 a.m. read more..
It has never been more important to get everything in writing. Many good opportunities have been lost through a lack of communication. Document everything carefully. Keep confusion at bay and be crystal clear when conveying your needs and expectations in order to get good results.May 7, 2014 11:39 a.m. read more..
No one knows your hair better than you do. But is it possible that in your efforts to keep it healthy and looking good, you are washing money down the drain needlessly? Consider these mistakes many people make.May 7, 2014 11:39 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband suffers from severe depression, and I’m worried he might take his own life. How do I know if my fears are warranted?May 7, 2014 11:36 a.m. read more..
NEW YORK — Many potential employees don’t follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they’re going to work for somebody else.May 7, 2014 11:22 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Dear Mr. DeFauw, Thank you to you and your wife for visiting our fair city. It appears that what you smelled during your visit triggered personal memories for you that overpowered your enjoyment of the “charm and beauty” of our “sunny town.” Many industries produce an odor — if they were to be systematically overregulated or made to go away it is certain that many creature comforts that are enjoyable where you live would be compromised or not exist at all. When was the last time you had a steak or hamburger or chicken tenders? (slaughterhouse) Bacon or ham? (hog ranch) Fried egg? (poultry farm).May 6, 2014 2:04 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Thompson street and the intersection at 10th is just fine. But west 2nd and west 6th and Webber is not. The north and south turning lane lights need to be installed, before someone gets killed. Or is that what needs to happen? Fix it!May 6, 2014 2:03 p.m. read more..
To the editor: We are privileged to have someone as qualified as Bridget Bailey running for the position of County Commissioner. It is not often that our community has an individual with her experience and education willing to serve.May 6, 2014 2:01 p.m. read more..
DONETSK, Ukraine— Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base.May 6, 2014 1:38 p.m. read more..
As part of a school project, William Decker, a ninth grader from The Dalles who attends Horizon Christian School in Hood River, has arranged for a Kodiak bush plane to offer rides locally as a fundraiser for a Christian charity.May 6, 2014 1:10 p.m. read more..
Today it is a little bit of this and a little bit of that: something that just might tickle your fancy. So let’s start by getting our hands dirty with a little bit of gardening news.May 6, 2014 1:02 p.m. read more..
SEATTLE — From the time he was first arrested at the age of 14 for fishing near his home, Billy Frank Jr. was a fierce and tireless champion for salmon, tribal sovereignty and the right of Northwest tribes to fish in their traditional waters. Nearly 70 years of advocacy ended Monday when the Nisqually tribal elder died at his home near Olympia. He was 83.May 6, 2014 12:59 p.m. read more..
SEATTLE — A national report shows tuition at Washington’s public universities increased more during the recession than in any state except Arizona, but still doesn’t approach the highest public university tuition in the nation.May 6, 2014 12:49 p.m. read more..
DENVER (AP) — The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.May 6, 2014 12:46 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — A disease that has been killing starfish on the West Coast has been found in Oregon. Oregon Coast Aquarium divers at the entrance to Yaquina Bay on April 27 found starfish with “sea star wasting disease” that causes their arms to fall off and turn to goo.May 6, 2014 12:34 p.m. read more..
Hidden assets and unsolicited financial aid will be welcome surprises this year. Consider investing in property or learning new skills. Family and friends will play a larger role in your life as well. If you keep the lines of communication open, you will be offered support, suggestions and hands-on assistance.May 6, 2014 11:01 a.m. read more..
If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s this: I don’t work well in chaos. Recently I came to terms with my office. Specifically, my desk.May 6, 2014 11:01 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a very painful ingrown toenail. What can I do?May 6, 2014 11 a.m. read more..
For decades, all across America, a knock at the door meant either a friend had arrived to visit or, better yet, the milkman was there, bearing his weekly deliveries. Though home milk delivery — and the nostalgic glass bottles it came in — had largely disappeared by the 1960s, our thirst for the beverage (and the endless nutrients and creamy flavor it provides) remained strong. Many of us were raised drinking milk with every meal (thanks, mom and dad!), and we can probably recall our own favorite milk moments: pairing milk with a freshly baked cookie or a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or, come winter, warming up with hot chocolate made with milk and topped with mini marshmallows.May 3, 2014 4:23 p.m. read more..
The stakes were raised Friday for The Dalles track team while facing four 6A schools, nine 5A programs and a 3A Clatskanie in the Dean Nice Invitational Meet in Gresham. The Eagle Indians posted six top-5 finishes, as Yasmin Hill and senior Lio Tunai picked up the two best finishes for the day.May 3, 2014 4:18 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The upcoming election involves incumbents that know what to do and how to get it done for our state and county. There are challengers that want their jobs, but I urge you not to vote for change when change is not what you need. The new folks want what the incumbent’s want and are doing already.May 3, 2014 3:54 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have known Rod Runyon, your Wasco County Commissioner, since the late 1960s and whatever his job, radio sportscaster, insurance, plus serving his community in so many different ways, his dedication to the task at hand has always astonished me; for instance, his faithful attendance to so many meetings county-wide.May 3, 2014 3:53 p.m. read more..
To the editor: (Edited for length.) Integrated 3D Manufacturing would like to add its endorsement and support for Wasco County Commissioners Scott Hege, Rod Runyon, and Steve Kramer. As a newly located small business in The Port of The Dalles, we would like to share our job-creation success story and emphasize the critical role these commissioners played in recruiting and enabling the successful start-up of our business.May 3, 2014 3:51 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I was at the Cherry parade and have to say I am very disappointed in what I saw. The parade itself was wonderful as always, but the people to my right, left and across the street are what disappointed me. When the flag of our United States of America came down the street carried by the Wasco County Sheriff’s posse, I did not see anyone stand, put their hand over their heart or show any of the respect our flag is due.May 3, 2014 3:46 p.m. read more..
To the editor: (Edited for length.) As the friend of Wasco County employees, I felt I needed to express some concerns regarding the upcoming election. I have seen several letters to the editor endorsing the incumbents of the county commission; even the Chronicle’s editorial has supported both Rod Runyon and Scott Hege.May 3, 2014 3:45 p.m. read more..
Wasco County this past week put an end to the possibility that a marijuana dispensary might be located here in the next year. The Dalles did the same earlier in the month, enacting a one-year ban — all the state has been willing to allow until the question of whether or not cities and counties can permanently ban the dispensaries is decided, most likely in court.May 3, 2014 3:41 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — Employers added a sizable 288,000 jobs in April. Hiring in February and March was better than first thought. The unemployment rate plunged to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent. At first glance, Friday’s U.S. jobs report suggested that the agonizingly slow 5-year-old economic recovery had burst into a full sprint. Yet several cautionary signs emerged from the report, starting with that spectacular plunge in the unemployment rate.May 3, 2014 3:36 p.m. read more..
Modified fish ladders at central Washington’s damaged Wanapum Dam on the mid-Columbia River appear to be doing the trick for adult spring Chinook salmon headed upstream on their spawning journey.May 3, 2014 8:26 a.m. read more..
A newly published scientific study discovered that some resident fish in the lower Columbia River, namely largescale suckers, contain chemicals that health officials have determined can cause health concerns for people who eat large quantities of the fish.May 3, 2014 8:19 a.m. read more..
A host of spawning spring Chinook salmon arriving at the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam has coincided with a rush of sea lions eager for a feast.May 3, 2014 8:06 a.m. read more..
The intersection of West Second and Webber streets will be closed to all traffic Tuesday, May 6, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Dalles public works will be resurfacing the street from the intersection eastward. The closure will be complete, including emergency vehicles. Since Webber will be closed from West First to West Sixth, there will be no access to the freeway on-ramp, but vehicles eastbound on West Second will be allowed to turn onto Webber to reach West Sixth Street.May 2, 2014 11:41 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: Do women need to take special precautions to prevent a stroke?May 1, 2014 2:22 p.m. read more..
Nothing will be too difficult for you to take on this year. Your courage and insight will carry you to the finish line, and you’ll be able to overcome many obstacles and achieve your goals. Don’t waste time when you should be taking action.May 1, 2014 2:21 p.m. read more..
Health care. It’s on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason. Between the soaring cost of health insurance premiums, increasing co-pays and skyrocketing deductibles, plus the outrageous cost of some medications — it’s enough to give you a heart attack.May 1, 2014 2:21 p.m. read more..
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in. The two recent cases take the “stand your ground” debate to a new level: Do laws that allow private citizens to protect their property also let them set a trap and wait for someone to kill?May 1, 2014 1:09 p.m. read more..
Glesener cards an 84 to lead boys team to third place honor; Telles gets second place girls invitationalMay 1, 2014 1:02 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I live on Thompson St. We moved to Thompson St. because of the rural feeling, nice people and less traffic. My neighbors have been hounded for years by the city. To pay for the new sewer, water lines, repaving and putting 19th St. through, my own cost for this would be $10,000 and the city would charge 5 percent if not paid in full.May 1, 2014 11:23 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Nora Ferguson will receive my vote for county commissioner. I’ve worked with Nora Ferguson for six years and had the opportunity to serve on the same board. Nora possesses all the qualities needed to be a great commissioner. She has integrity and is not intimidated by others.May 1, 2014 11:19 a.m. read more..
To the editor: As a Korean War veteran serving from June 1950 to Nov. 1953, I’m writing in support of my friend, Bridget Bailey. She is an attorney, supportive of veterans and supportive of the veterans’ service office. She is aware of the need for a local office in The Dalles to assist veterans.May 1, 2014 11:18 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Election day will be here soon and I want to urge all veterans to step up and vote for the re-election of Rod Runyon as Wasco County Commissioner. He not only does everything in his official capacity to honor and care for all of us who have gone to war, his off time is spent standing a flag line as a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.May 1, 2014 11:16 a.m. read more..
Community members are invited to a free bilingual theater production that is preceded by traditional Latino dancing Friday at 3:30 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth Street.May 1, 2014 11:08 a.m. read more..
The Dufur Valley Garden Club hosts its annual plant and baked goods sale Saturday, May 3, starting at 9 a.m. at the St. Alphonses Catholic Hall, First and Church streets in Dufur. Shrubs, trees, perennials, tomato plants and more will be on sale.May 1, 2014 11:03 a.m. read more..
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a smoky blaze in the foothills east of Los Angeles took advantage of cooler early-morning conditions as they braced for the return of gusty winds that initially pushed the fire in the direction of more than 1,500 homes.May 1, 2014 11:01 a.m. read more..
Aelea Christofferson, 61, of Bend does not see her time on the Cover Oregon board of directors as a detriment to her candidacy for Oregon’s Second Congressional District seat.May 1, 2014 10:51 a.m. read more..
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