Is it an issue of labels or ideologies? Left or right?September 30, 2014 5:35 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In response to the many who watched the PBS series "The Roosevelts," I wanted to discuss why FDR ended up rallying around progressive causes such as the minimum wage, union rights, Social Security and progressive taxation.September 30, 2014 5:30 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I would like to give a BIG thank you to Jean at the Rowena Wildlife Clinic. I found an injured animal outside my house and had nowhere to take it. I couldn’t just leave it on the street. I have a sick pet in my house and no money to pay for veterinary care for any other animals. When I called Jean she just said “yes, I will help you.”September 30, 2014 5:29 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As you study the issues and ponder the candidates running for office in this November election, I invite you to seriously consider casting your vote for State Representative Dennis Richardson as our next governor of Oregon. A Vietnam veteran and graduate of the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, Dennis Richardson settled in southern Oregon.September 30, 2014 5:28 p.m. read more..
The No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers hit the court for the start of league Friday, and used a combined 13 kills, 11 aces and seven digs from senior standouts Taylor Darden and Montana Ferres in a three-game sweep on the road over Mitchell/Spray.September 30, 2014 5:24 p.m. read more..
GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.September 30, 2014 5:06 p.m. read more..
BOISE, Idaho — A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter.September 30, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — Some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far are expected this week in Oregon.September 30, 2014 11:56 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — An arbiter has ordered the state of Oregon to give back a job to an African-American who accused co-workers of throwing “Heil Hitler” salutes and leaving a noose at his workstation in the state liquor agency’s warehouse, The Oregonian reported Friday.September 27, 2014 5:17 p.m. read more..
SUNRIVER — Meeting his Republican challenger in their first televised debate Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber forcefully rebutted a charge by state Rep. Dennis Richardson that the governor pays women on his staff less than men.September 27, 2014 5:16 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The recent termination of Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation Director Scott Green leaves many questions.September 27, 2014 4:41 p.m. read more..
The White Salmon Valley Community Library and Stevenson Grange 121 invite the public to join Melissa Elliot of Melissa Bees to learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.September 27, 2014 4:20 p.m. read more..
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.September 26, 2014 2:14 p.m. read more..
The eastbound lane of West Second Street will be closed to all traffic between Lincoln and Webber on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 6 a.m. to about 6:30 p.m. The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will conduct a pavement maintenance project to extend the life and improve the driving surface until a more extensive resurfacing can be done in the future.September 26, 2014 2:10 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I’ve been setting my recycle bin out on the top of my cement retaining wall for The Dalles Disposal to pick up since recycling started years ago. Recently, instead of putting it back, they have been tossing it in the street, close to the curb between two cars.September 25, 2014 12:30 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Located at 610 West 14th Street in The Dalles is the Colonel Wright School. Just who is this Colonel Wright and why do we have a school named after him? Colonel Wright was an officer in the United States Army. He was born in Norwich, Vermont and was a West Point graduate. During the time of his service in the Oregon territories, he engaged in making treaties with the Native American tribes of this area.September 25, 2014 12:28 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am happy to see our city manager cleared up the issue of the million-dollar transfer of ratepayers’ water and sewer money to the general fund. It is nice to know that the million dollars did not go into the “black hole” city government but was used to “buy” administrative support services from the folks who work in City Hall, like our city clerk, who makes $92,775 a year plus $42,222 in benefits for a grand total of $134,997. I feel much better now.September 25, 2014 12:26 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Art Center will feature the work of watercolorist Andrew Pate and ceramic artists Dan Noble and Elsie Petrequint-Noble Oct. 1 – 31.September 25, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
Gorge residents touched by the loss of pregnancy from miscarriage, ectopic, stillbirth or infant loss within the first year of life are invited to walk in memorial Oct. 3 in Hood River.September 25, 2014 12:15 p.m. read more..
Conklin sees 223 signed in for yearly Jumpstart raceSeptember 25, 2014 12:11 p.m. read more..
EUGIYNIY CUTS a final stone to size as he finishes the day’s work remodeling the entry way at Columbia Basin Care Facility, which is undergoing extensive renovation, Wednesday evening Sept. 24. He and co-worker Vadim were facing an outside wall with stone, and are with GNM of Portland.September 25, 2014 12:02 p.m. read more..
BEND (AP) — A Bend resident who lost her cat is now posting warnings to other pet owners about coyotes. The message from Leila Thompson gives the same advice as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Don’t let your cats roam at night.September 25, 2014 11:55 a.m. read more..
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing permanent new rules that would require media organizations to obtain a permit to film and shoot photographs in more than 100 million acres of the nation’s wilderness.September 25, 2014 11:50 a.m. read more..
Successful partnerships will be highlighted this year. Personal, business and professional collaborations will bring worthwhile returns. You will come out ahead if you rely on your intelligence and ingenuity, along with your ability to contribute to something that you feel passionate about.September 25, 2014 11:05 a.m. read more..
Long time readers may recall a series of columns, Mary’s Big Remodel (www.everydaycheapskate.com/remodel), where I kept you up to date on the long and agonizing remodel of our home by my husband. What you may not know is that no sooner was the paint dry than we put the house up for sale. To our utter amazement it sold in about three hours. Yikes! We were only testing the water. But the offer was something we could not refuse.September 25, 2014 11:04 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband’s doctor suspects that he has Alzheimer’s disease and wants him to have neuropsychological testing. What will these tests involve?September 25, 2014 11:02 a.m. read more..
Debit cards are by far my least favorite type of plastic. The fraud protection is, at best, shaky. But beyond that, there is the temptation to use a debit card with a certain level of abandon.September 24, 2014 1:46 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been taking warfarin without any problems for years to treat atrial fibrillation. Now my doctor wants me to switch to a different medicine. Should I?September 24, 2014 1:45 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Walden received this award for his outstanding voting record in the U.S. House on behalf of Oregon small businesses.September 24, 2014 1:34 p.m. read more..
Pendleton – The Oregon Wheat Foundation will provide up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. The scholarship is also open to students who work part-time for grower members. Students whose family members are employed by OWGL members are also eligible. The scholarship requirements include an essay on any topic related to the wheat industry and a summary of the student’s school and community involvement.September 24, 2014 1:25 p.m. read more..
Facing teams like Mitchell/Spray, Klickitat, Wash., Portland Waldorf and Condon-Wheeler, the South Wasco County Redsides picked up three consecutive wins and earned a spot in the title match, but ended up losing in three games to Condon-Wheeler for second place at the annual Redside Tournament Saturday in Maupin.September 23, 2014 8:11 p.m. read more..
To the editor: When I consider the scope of required skills, experience and background one would look for in a candidate for Wasco County Commissioner, it is clear that Bridget Bailey will bring an impressive resume’ to the County Board of Commissioners. In fact, we are fortunate to have a candidate of her competence seeking the office of Commissioner. Equally important is a candidate’s ability to listen and communicate effectively with constituents, staff, and prospective businesses.September 23, 2014 6:11 p.m. read more..
To the editor: How quickly time passes. The kids are back to school again and we just had another successful “Back to School” project thanks to the efforts and resources of St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army. Small towns are wonderful because we know enough to pool our resources and work together in order to accomplish great things.September 23, 2014 6:10 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I’m sure Dr. K meant well and much of his information about Essential Tremor is correct and helpful. But the part he got wrong is very wrong. His comments are damaging to the spirit of those who struggle with ET, and misinforms those who are looking for answers to their shakes.September 23, 2014 6:09 p.m. read more..
Don’t take unnecessary risks. You will feel secure if you know that your health, financial and legal matters are being dealt with competently and on a regular basis. The new opportunities that you encounter as the year progresses will call for decisive and positive action, so don’t waffle.September 23, 2014 10:50 a.m. read more..
If you’re holding out for the life you love to magically appear once a boatload of money gets dumped into your lap, don’t count on it.September 23, 2014 10:43 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m at high risk for breast cancer. Should I have screening mammograms, MRIs or both?September 23, 2014 10:42 a.m. read more..
The Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a new fire in the area of Dufur Monday, Sept. 22. The fire is contained and in mop-up by local unit resources Tuesday morning, Sept. 23. The Jewel Road Fire was reported burning 7 miles west of Dufur in grass, brush and oak. Six engines, two crews, two helicopters and two bulldozers responded to the fire, which grew to 33 acres. The fire is now contained and in mop-up by local unit resources this morning.September 23, 2014 10:33 a.m. read more..
Feds’ plan released for Columbia River hatcheriesSeptember 20, 2014 9:40 p.m. read more..
I recently attended parts of three county fairs and noticed in the art and photo competitions there were an awful lot of agricultural-based themes. Wow. Makes sense. There’s an old saying about “When agriculture begins, the other arts follow.”September 20, 2014 9:04 p.m. read more..
MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania dairy farmer says a 2-year-old bull that went missing for a month was likely pushed over a fence by a friend’s pregnant buffalo.September 20, 2014 8:52 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia will soon be flown back to the Keystone State.September 20, 2014 8:50 p.m. read more..
Camp Morrow run is scheduled The Camp Morrow 1k and 5k fundraiser run/walk is happening at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Pine Hollow Reservoir in Wamic. Cost is $25 with a shirt and $15 without a shirt for all participants in the 5k race. Costs are $5 for all runners in the 1k event.September 19, 2014 1:55 p.m. read more..
A VEHICLE pulling an open utility trailer crossed over the guardrail noon Thursday, Sept. 19, on eastbound I-84 and rolled down an embankment between the highway and the railway, ending up on its wheels in rocks and brush. The trailer remained wedged on top of the guardrail. At least two people were transported by medical personnel but were able to walk with assistance up the embankment to the highway shoulder. A fire was reported at the time of the accident, but no fire was apparent on arrival and the visible smoke originally reported was thought by field personnel to have been from the radiator of the vehicle, which appeared to be a complete loss. Accident was photographed from behind Hank's Auto Sales. Mark B. Gibson photoSeptember 19, 2014 1:23 p.m. read more..
Choose your companions wisely. If you are seen to be radical or controversial, you will discourage the attention of those you wish to impress. With the right amount of discipline, you will make the connections that will help you move forward with ease.September 19, 2014 10:13 a.m. read more..
Doing something about consumer debt is good for your finances — and just about every other area of your life, too.September 19, 2014 10:12 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: My father was recently diagnosed with essential tremor. Is this the same thing as Parkinson’s disease? If not, what is the difference?September 19, 2014 10:08 a.m. read more..
A GUIDED float down the lower White Salmon River on Sunday, Sept. 21, provides participants with education about the breaching of Condit Dam in 2011 and the transformation that’s occurring after a century’s worth of silt, gravel, organic matter and water-drenched logs were unleashed through the drain hole.September 18, 2014 1:54 p.m. read more..
Arts and entertainment calendar from Sept. 19September 18, 2014 1:53 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The day is coming in November when you can reject the current administration’s plan for the City of The Dalles. I feel rejection to the point of having a new group of leaders look at current plans and give a new take on whether this is a direction we should be going.September 18, 2014 1:45 p.m. read more..
It is a failure. Its name should be permanently retired, to rest among the annals of worst-executed state projects. Its remaining work should be transferred to the Oregon Health Authority or other state agencies, providing a fresh start.September 18, 2014 1:38 p.m. read more..
It’s time to take action. You know what you want, so stop wasting your energy and start turning your dream into a reality. Planning is useful, but only if you follow through. Stop waiting for someone else to do the work for you. Don’t stop until you reach your goal.September 18, 2014 9:52 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: HELP! I just pulled a load of dried, white clothes out of my dryer and discovered a blue ink pen was in that load. How do I get blue ink out of already dried white clothes? Thank you. — JennySeptember 18, 2014 9:51 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: Can you tell me what happens when someone having a heart attack gets to the hospital?September 18, 2014 9:47 a.m. read more..
It’s time to realize your potential. Keep your outlook realistic, and don’t spread yourself too thin. A focused approach, combined with your talent and determination, will help you make big strides toward your dreams, hopes and wishes. Keep your eye on the big picture.September 17, 2014 2:44 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column on antibiotics, you didn’t mention their use in meat and poultry as a cause of antibiotic resistance. Hasn’t this contributed to the problem?September 17, 2014 2:42 p.m. read more..
The Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association will host a Tourism Summit Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.September 17, 2014 noon read more..
MOSIER MUSEUM: By popular demand, Mosier museum at the former legion hall just north of the post office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 20. Please contact Marilynn Gholston Shaw at email@example.com if you have questions or wish to volunteer.September 17, 2014 11:48 a.m. read more..
In October 2012, the first-ever Reconnect to the River Festival was sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was to celebrate the completion of the new city dock and the arrival of cruise ships to The Dalles.September 17, 2014 11:47 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained.September 17, 2014 10:01 a.m. read more..
SEATTLE — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners.September 17, 2014 9:56 a.m. read more..
This month, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office will be mailing postcards to eligible voters across the state, offering them the opportunity to register to vote. The postcards will be sent to Oregonians who, according to county records, may be eligible to vote.September 17, 2014 9:52 a.m. read more..
To the editor: I have known Bridget Bailey since my family moved here for my position at Farm Credit Service more than 30 years ago. Her family was very welcoming to my sons and we have remained friends with them since that time.September 16, 2014 2:05 p.m. read more..
To the editor: (Edited for content.) It’s one thing for an incumbent politician to oppose the challenger with ads, personal appearances and sound bites. It’s quite another to punish a challenger using the force of government.September 16, 2014 2:04 p.m. read more..
To the editor: It was a bittersweet moment for me when Governor Kitzhaber announced his decision to choose Karen Ostrye as our new Circuit Court Judge. I had been Karen’s legal assistant for more than 11 years and the decision meant she would be leaving our office.September 16, 2014 2:03 p.m. read more..
To the editor: This letter is addressed to the thoughtless individual that dumped kittens on the freeway between The Dalles and the Discovery Center. One was found soon after you dumped it, and it was in good shape.September 16, 2014 2:01 p.m. read more..
I usually try to avoid being too focused on the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, but this week is going to be an exception because of these opportunities: Wednesday, Sept. 18: Passport to Happiness event from 1-2:30 p.m. Lauren Kraemer, OSU Extension Family and Community Health specialist, will demonstrate several healthy dishes.September 16, 2014 1:45 p.m. read more..
Trust your instincts. You will tend to overanalyze your options, causing you to miss out on a great opportunity that could set the stage for a positive future. Think positively and get ready to take action. Do your best to avoid letting uncertainty lead to waffling.September 16, 2014 10:03 a.m. read more..
Recently, I underwent that procedure no one my age likes to talk about. As much as I dreaded the exam, it was nothing compared to what I went through to get ready for it. Just seeing those words on the office door made me want to cut and run: Certified Financial Planner.September 16, 2014 10:02 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve already had shingles. Do I still need to get a shingles vaccine?September 16, 2014 10:01 a.m. read more..
Smoke from the 36-Pit wildfire, burning near Estacada, is passing over The Dalles Sunday afternoon, 5 p.m. and will impact Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington for the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service. SMOKE FROM THE 36-PIT WILDFIRE WILL IMPACT AREAS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE WILDFIRE IS 10 MILES EAST OF ESTACADA ALONG HIGHWAY 224. EAST TO SOUTHEAST LOW-LEVEWIND WILL CARRY SOME OF THE SMOKE OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SOUTHWEST MID-LEVEL WINDS WILL ALSO BRING SOME SMOKE TO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CASCADES AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS.September 14, 2014 4:54 p.m. read more..
SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.September 13, 2014 6:52 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Our water rates just went up another 10 percent. If my math is correct, this makes a 28 percent increase since 2011. Thanks to our The Dalles City Council, water rates are scheduled to go up between 8 and 10 percent each September for the next six years for about a 60 percent increase.September 13, 2014 6:40 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am writing this letter to show my support for Mr. Scott Green. I have known Scott for many years and it has been my experience that he is a man of integrity and honor. In light of the current situation, I felt it imperative to express my sentiments.September 13, 2014 6:39 p.m. read more..
Ready or not, we’re in the home stretch of the 2014 general election. Ballots will be sent out next month and voters are considering their choices. Since election letters are already beginning to appear in The Chronicle’s mailbox, we can expect this to be a competitive season.September 13, 2014 6:23 p.m. read more..
In the gorge, disaster comes at least once each year Get Ready event is Sept 20, at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W 8th St., The Dalles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Red Cross will be joined by Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, CERT, Medical Reserve Corps, Lifeflight, Food Bank, OSU Extension Service and SERVPRO.September 13, 2014 6:12 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — Investigators hope hikers taking advantage of a warm weekend around Mount Hood will turn up clues to the disappearance of two Kentucky men who appear to have come to Oregon to camp but didn’t hit the trail.September 13, 2014 5:23 p.m. read more..
Put your life in order and get your ideas off the ground. An optimistic outlook will propel you in the right direction. Onlookers may not know how to deal with your enthusiasm, but the results will be proof that you’re on to something good.September 12, 2014 4:36 p.m. read more..
If you ever have stopped by the store to pick up milk and walked out with a big-screen TV, you know the power of temptation. As weak as we may feel at times, it is possible to face down temptation and win.September 12, 2014 4:36 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I am pregnant, and my doctor says that I’m gaining too much weight. I trust the doctor, but I’ve heard that it’s normal to gain weight during pregnancy. How much weight should a woman gain?September 12, 2014 4:35 p.m. read more..
GUEN, Central African Republic— More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.September 12, 2014 3:04 p.m. read more..
CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he’s standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.September 12, 2014 3:01 p.m. read more..
EUGENE (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Occupy Eugene demonstrators were improperly evicted two years ago from a downtown plaza, but not because a government agency had it in for that particular group of protesters.September 12, 2014 2:50 p.m. read more..
Doctors say it will take twice as many cases to find originSeptember 12, 2014 2:45 p.m. read more..
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that House members have taken steps to stop “yet another regulatory overreach by a federal agency out of control, threatening jobs, threatening private property rights, threatening rural communities and threatening our way of life.”September 12, 2014 2:28 p.m. read more..
Satisfy your needs. You will be faced with unfamiliar or unaccustomed events this year, which will require you to improvise as you move forward. Don’t sell yourself short by thinking someone else is better than you. Believe in your abilities, and you will prosper.September 11, 2014 2:01 p.m. read more..
Dear Mary: HELP! I just pulled a load of dried, white clothes out of my dryer and discovered a blue ink pen was in that load. How do I get blue ink out of already dried white clothes? Thank you. — JennySeptember 11, 2014 2:01 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: Does eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than three larger meals help with weight loss?September 11, 2014 2 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In a recent article concerning Greg Walden’s expenditures of campaign funds on food, his spokesman, Andrew Malcolm stated that the Walden committee’s expenditures on food were no different than those of other organizations, among them the Wasco County Democrats.September 11, 2014 1:28 p.m. read more..
The Oregon Board of Forestry took another step last week in its effort to keep small and midsize streams cool enough to meet the state’s Protecting Cold Water standards. The board voted Wednesday to move forward with rule-making that will apply largely to streams on privately owned timberland. Fortunately, neither the board nor the Oregon Department of Forestry it oversees appears willing to rush the process.September 11, 2014 1:13 p.m. read more..
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily warned that unauthorized U.S. airstrikes on Syria may trigger the "first sparks of fire" in the region.September 11, 2014 1:12 p.m. read more..
Monday return largest single-day crossing since count began Portland, Ore. - Since Sunday, more than 180,354 adult fall Chinook have climbed the fish ladders at Bonneville Lock and Dam on their annual migration into the Columbia River Basin.September 10, 2014 3:35 p.m. read more..
Evaluate your past, present and plans for the future. Once you have considered everything, make the necessary adjustments that will help you accomplish your goals. You are the only one who can bring about these changes, so take charge and make things happen.September 10, 2014 2:41 p.m. read more..
One of the best ways to cut the cost of living is to learn how to do things you’re presenting paying others to do for you. That could be anything from pool cleaning to landscape maintenance and pest control. Just be wise. Research first, and learn from the best possible sources.September 10, 2014 2:40 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve gotten older, my fingernails have become very brittle. They chip, break and split easily. I’ve also noticed ridges. What can I do?September 10, 2014 2:40 p.m. read more..
On the surface, The Dalles volleyball team lost in three games against a solid 6A Sherwood squad that has started the season undefeated.September 10, 2014 12:23 p.m. read more..
Some for the food bank: Cash & Carry is in the midst of its third annual food drive, continuing through Sunday, Sept. 14. The store is issuing a special challenge to area restaurants this year: If five restaurants donate $500 each, Cash & Carry will donate $500.September 10, 2014 11:46 a.m. read more..
Simplicity will be the key to your success this year. Don’t try to divide your time between too many projects or challenges. Maintain your discipline, and focus on what you can do, not what stands in your way. Getting upset at inconveniences will be a waste of time.September 9, 2014 1:50 p.m. read more..
Most people aren’t paying attention in the middle of summer when stores like Office Depot and Staples go crazy nearly giving away school supplies with their one-cent sales. How can they do it? They’re willing to bet that most customers will grab up the bargains and then add a few full-priced items as well before they get to the checkout.September 9, 2014 1:49 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (AP) — Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange’s blunder in calculating federal tax credits. Executive Director Aaron Patnode said the exchange used the wrong formula to calculate credits for individuals and families with incomes between 139 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.September 9, 2014 12:44 p.m. read more..
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest.September 9, 2014 12:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: No one doubts the Road Department Budget is in serious trouble. The commissioners acknowledged this when they appointed a committee to explore funding options. The committee spent many months preparing a report for the commissioners.September 9, 2014 12:10 p.m. read more..
To the editor: When was the last time you asked someone if they were OK? A friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member, someone who seemed pretty down lately, lacking their usual demeanor? If we each did a little more asking and paying as much attention to one’s mental health as we do one’s physical ailments, we could reduce the high rate of suicide.September 9, 2014 12:08 p.m. read more..
The truth came out this week in the domestic violence case of three-time NFL Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and his fiance Janay Palmer.September 9, 2014 12:07 p.m. read more..
ROSEBURG, Ore. – Tests have confirmed that deer in the Roseburg area are dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a disease that has not been seen in deer in this area of Oregon before and is transmitted by gnats, which are abundant this year due to low water levels.September 9, 2014 6:36 a.m. read more..
City Council does not have regular meetings in August, however, much work has been done.September 6, 2014 5:18 p.m. read more..
It will be easy to stray from your original game plan. Do whatever it takes to stay on track. A friendly reminder and an incentive that will help you focus and maintain the discipline required to reach your goal will lead to a happy and prosperous year.September 5, 2014 1:27 p.m. read more..
Recently, I underwent that procedure no one my age likes to talk about. As much as I dreaded the exam, it was nothing compared to what I went through to get ready for it. Just seeing those words on the office door made me want to cut and run: Certified Financial Planner.September 5, 2014 1:26 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: Is watching TV worse for your health than any other activities that keep you from being active?September 5, 2014 1:25 p.m. read more..
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of an unidentified victim of recently deceased Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen were being exhumed from an Anchorage gravesite, 30 years after her killer led authorities to her body near a lake north of the city.September 5, 2014 12:23 p.m. read more..
A contract with the company that will replace Ted Walker Pool is still being negotiated, but the firm moved its construction trailer on site at Thompson Park in anticipation of a deal being inked soon to begin work on the Thompson Park Pool project.September 5, 2014 12:20 p.m. read more..
Vanessa Ford, Lions Club member and 2014 graduate of The Dalles High School, recently became one of 30 named Leo of the Year by Lions Club International for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.September 5, 2014 12:13 p.m. read more..
News from Cottonwood Canyon State Park ~ Cottonwood Park Ranger We have fallen behind on the blog—every time we tried to emerge from the weeds, it seems like we get pulled back down by the puncture vine. Or tangled by the Russian thistle. Or strangled by the Kochia.September 4, 2014 7:32 p.m. read more..
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Forestry has voted unanimously to keep moving forward on developing rules to making sure logging sites leave enough trees standing along salmon streams to keep the water shaded and cool.September 4, 2014 11:44 a.m. read more..
LOS ANGELES — Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government.September 4, 2014 11:16 a.m. read more..
To the editor: There is a swatch of very tall grass east of the Charburger billboard which makes the path from the trail to Water’s Edge pretty much impassable. At any time, day or night, people bypass this stretch by clambering up the embankment when walking along the highway shoulder.September 4, 2014 11:15 a.m. read more..
To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of retaining Karen Ostrye as Circuit Court Judge. Karen is dedicated to our community and supportive of its members, as demonstrated by her concern for issues relating to our youth. Karen has a real interest in helping people solve problems and guiding them toward becoming productive members of society.September 4, 2014 11:13 a.m. read more..
To the editor: A three-foot-tall green Safety Man with an orange flag is missing at Pomona Meadows. He has “15 MPH” printed on both sides. If you see him, please call police or return him to his home. Our safety man was securely placed in our front yard to remind everyone, including UPS and FedEx, that we live in a senior citizen park, we move very slowly and all drivers should do the same.September 4, 2014 11:12 a.m. read more..
Your popularity will grow if you offer help in good faith. Using your experience to shed light on situations will make a favorable impression on your colleagues this year. Your compassion, understanding and patience will win you valuable support and allies.September 4, 2014 10:43 a.m. read more..
Dear Mary: We recently read a short article you wrote on common money mistakes to avoid. One of the mistakes was “Paying for college.” Unfortunately, this article came about three years too late.September 4, 2014 10:42 a.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have terrible hot flashes. My doctor no longer recommends hormone replacement therapy because he says it has heart risks. Is there anything else I can take?September 4, 2014 10:41 a.m. read more..
Sherman County 4-H and FFA special awards at the Sherman County Fair were provided by a host of sponsors:September 3, 2014 9:23 p.m. read more..
TALLINN, Estonia— President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.September 3, 2014 11:28 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it’s a collective 11.5 percent.September 3, 2014 11:16 a.m. read more..
Sixth and counting: Mark Thomas has moved his shop, Yesterday & Today Music, to a new location. His shop will be located at 414 E. Second St., right next to Bill’s Barber Shop.September 3, 2014 11:14 a.m. read more..
Strive to be productive. Don’t downplay your feelings and opinions. Keep your goals in sight and don’t allow anyone or anything to sidetrack your progress. Your accomplishments will set you apart from your competitors this year.September 3, 2014 11:09 a.m. read more..
Recently, as I was half way out the door, car keys in hand and on the way to the home improvement center, I remembered that I might already have what I needed. Cooking spray! That’s it. I’d heard that it just might work. It did, and quite perfectly, too. No more squeaks and I saved a trip and purchase, too.September 3, 2014 11:07 a.m. read more..
The 10th annual Plein Air show at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, which features painters and writers who work outdoors, features a quick draw event at the Hood River farmer’s market at Hood River Middle School Thursday afternoon.September 3, 2014 8:18 a.m. read more..
Protect what you have worked so hard to hold on to. Careful time management and the ability to delegate tasks will prevent you from becoming run-down. Keeping on top of your own ventures will be of paramount importance, so don't let others do the work for you.September 2, 2014 3:19 p.m. read more..
I wouldn't walk across hot coals for the fun of it. But if I could be shown how a short, painful walk would do away with a lifetime of worry, frustration and the fear that comes with constantly being broke, I'd do it.September 2, 2014 3:18 p.m. read more..
DEAR DOCTOR K: I've always had infrequent periods, but I never thought much of it. My doctor recently used the word "anovulatory" to explain why I've had trouble getting pregnant. What does this mean? Could the two be connected?September 2, 2014 3:17 p.m. read more..
Because of Labor Day, I had less time to write this week’s column, so I decided to keep it simple and include a pop quiz for some mental stimulation.September 2, 2014 1:54 p.m. read more..
To the editor: (Edited for length.) City sees evolution in yard sale signs. I must say I disagree with the statement that it is a violation of traffic law to paint directional information on our vehicles. This is only partially correct.September 2, 2014 1:40 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Sending armed forces halfway around the world to an unwinnable war against people that are “different,” race riots, killing black children with impunity, fire hoses, police dogs, guns drawn on unarmed protestors, police brutality, white on black murderers going free, show of military like force on home soil, on and on.September 2, 2014 1:39 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have read The Dalles Chronicle for over 20 years and have found it to be a valuable community resource. The reporting is generally informative and insightful. However, after reading RaeLynn Ricarte’s recent series of articles on “Ranching Life” I am compelled to respond to some of the statements from Keith Nantz in the article “Water Dispute Boils” published on August 20, 2014.September 2, 2014 1:37 p.m. read more..
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. The rebel commander would not say whether Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group's leader, was among the six militants killed.September 2, 2014 1:31 p.m. read more..
History lovers who are interested in becoming volunteer docents (tour guides). Docents typically serve one day per month for either four hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or two hours 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.September 2, 2014 1:27 p.m. read more..
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