To Google or not to Google? That is the question before our local government leaders in The Dalles and Wasco County, and the question that residents are being asked to weigh-in on. Most of us go online every day.July 30, 2015 12:24 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Next week, the five Mid-Columbia Outpatient Clinics will begin converting to a new electronic health record system. We believe this upgrade will help us work more efficiently and effectively. The new system will also give our patients access to their own health information through an online portal called My Chart.July 30, 2015 12:23 p.m. read more..
To the editor: You made a ghastly mistake in placing the dark black “Sex Abuser...’ headline above the picture of the honorable young man ( Fritz) who is battling Tourette’s syndrome, in your July 22 2015 issue. At first glance especially when the paper is folded, it looks like he is the perpetrator. What a thoughtless and inconsiderate layout.July 30, 2015 12:22 p.m. read more..
Early morning sun bathes the Sunshine Mill at the east end of The Dalles Wednesday morning. High today is predicted to reach 100 degrees, 106 on Thursday and 107 on Friday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits through the weekend.July 29, 2015 11:48 a.m. read more..
To the editor: As I hear about national cop abuse of power the more proud I am our Police Department. Over the 4th of July weekend they and the Sheriff's Office handled 78 calls, most involving excessive drinking. Angry drunks are so unpredictable and prone to excessive violence that I cannot imagine stepping in to stop it. They didn't choke hold anyone, shoot a minority, use excessive force or haul people in on trumped up charges.July 28, 2015 2:02 p.m. read more..
Crosstalk: Are fetal tissue ‘sales’ right or wrong? Two views:July 28, 2015 1:58 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I would like to thank The Chronicle for the awesome article about Travis Fritz. He is a wonderful young man who, in his young life, has overcome many obstacles. It is great to know that he has finally gotten the recognition that he so richly deserves.July 25, 2015 1:45 p.m. read more..
The Friends of the Library and Klindt’s Booksellers are joining forces to raise funds for a “One book, one community” reading program during September. It will be the first such program in the area.July 25, 2015 1:39 p.m. read more..
AOK Home Watch of Hood River, which provides absentee homeowner services, has been named an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association. Anita Ozols, owner of AOK Home Watch, has over a decade of experience working in vacation rentals, property management, and homeowner associations, and now concentrates on running the Hood River operation.July 22, 2015 4:27 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I just received my new Century Link phone book for the Columbia Gorge. It proclaims that it has larger print. That made me happy since I could not read the last phone book without a magnifying glass.July 18, 2015 3:21 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Chronicle has scored 14 state and national editorial and photography awards and a top spot in graphic design. Eleven awards were presented Thursday to publisher Marilyn Roth at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association conference at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach.July 18, 2015 3:13 p.m. read more..
Is Christian stance on gay marriage tolerable?July 14, 2015 3:04 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I was pleased to see the city is taking a look at the water rates. I think it is probably good to look at other cities but, as the mayor says, it is hard to make comparisons — every city is different. The way the water rates are currently calculated in The Dalles is not fair.July 14, 2015 3 p.m. read more..
A flea market will take place Sunday, July 19, to support The Dalles and Hood River National Guard. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind Klindt’s bookstore and west of the Wasco County Veterans Service office. Donations can be taken to the second floor office of Fort Dalles Readiness Center this week during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.July 14, 2015 2:54 p.m. read more..
Missing: 63 year old Hispanic female, Lucia Flores. Last seen in the area of Reservoir Road, The Dalles. Wearing a pink shirt, black pants, pink shoes, carrying a black bag and blue Walmart bag. She has been missing since approximately 4 PM, Monday, July 13th. Residents living in the area of Reservoir Road are urged to check their property, including outbuildings. Please call 541-296-5454 if seen.July 14, 2015 2:37 p.m. read more..
A member of the Mid Columbia Rural Fire Protection District runs a hose out as he fights a grass and brush fire on Highway 197 south of The Dalles at milepost three Tuesday, July 14 in the afternoon. Fires were also reported at milepost 4, Eight Mile Road and Boyd Loop Road, at their junction with Highway 197.July 14, 2015 1:01 p.m. read more..
To the editor: This past week I followed a semi down Highway 97 from Wasco about 11 a.m. No vehicles ahead of us. I arrived at Biggs Junction with all of the new wide turning lanes and double lanes on both access ramps off of I-84.July 9, 2015 2:59 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Linda Brown, Wasco County Clerk retired on June 30. I want to express my appreciation for Linda Brown’s loyal service to the people of Wasco County. She served over three and one-half decades and always had the interests of the people first in her mind.July 9, 2015 2:57 p.m. read more..
The spectacular display of pyrotechnics at The Dalles waterfront on July 4 went unnoticed by local police, who were dealing with a different type of fireworks. A spate of domestic violence calls between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. necessitated that personnel from The Dalles Police Department call in help from Oregon State Police and the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office.July 8, 2015 5:15 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Rural Oregonians in general and East Oregonians in particular are growing increasingly dismayed by the manner in which Oregon’s legislature and Oregon’s urban dwellers have marginalized their values, demonized their lifestyle, villainized their resource-based livelihoods, and have classified them as second class citizens at best.July 7, 2015 5:19 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Saw a pickup the other day with a bumper sticker on it that read, “Anyone but Hillary” accented with a little cross-eyed mule. Hmm. People in America are uninformed, but someone must be paying attention to all the lies she has or is putting out. That is when and if she bothers to talk to anyone. More on this later…July 7, 2015 5:19 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Every Saturday morning farmer and craft vendors sell their goods at the City Park, on Court Street, in The Dalles. There are vegetables, fresh fruit, baked goods, nuts, wood products, jewelry, flowers, fresh meat, and more! The market opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m.July 7, 2015 5:16 p.m. read more..
The late Gary Honald will be remembered in a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, The date would have been Honald’s 80th birthday, a day that he took great delight in reminding everyone about The Dalles Kiwanis Club meetings, paying $1 for the privilege. each week.July 7, 2015 5:08 p.m. read more..
When American aviator Wiley Post arrived in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 6, 1933, within a month of being the first to fly solo around the world in his Lockheed Vega aircraft, the Winnie Mae, one of those gathered to greet the famed pilot was amateur Detroit pilot Nelson H. Clark.July 7, 2015 5:03 p.m. read more..
In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was pressed by a committee from the Second Continental Congress to write an explanation for colonists, and justification for the rest of the world, about why it had become necessary to seek independence from British rule.July 3, 2015 11:41 a.m. read more..
After 30 years serving as a hub for musicians throughout the gorge, Columbia River Music, downtown The Dalles, will fall silent July 25 as store owners Greg and Shirley Weast and salesman Dan Ross retire from the world of retail instrument sales.July 3, 2015 11:21 a.m. read more..
Last week The Dalles High School received new POWER-LIFT equipment to place in their refurbished weight training facility through “Level the Playing Field,” a project of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and North Wasco County School District 21.July 3, 2015 9:15 a.m. read more..
The health district confirmed last week that it will lay off two people on July 7, reducing walk-in clinic hours from five days a week to one. The clinic will be open on Wednesdays, the day least likely to be affected by holiday closures, said Teri Thalhofer, director of the North Central Public Health District, at its June 23 board meeting.July 1, 2015 3:14 p.m. read more..
The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have resolved a longstanding dispute over transfer of public roads in urban fringe areas. After years of contention, the two agencies have developed a work plan for streets that shares responsibility.July 1, 2015 3:09 p.m. read more..
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