Senior News: Choosing a health plan that’s right for youSeptember 30, 2015 11:53 a.m. read more..
Dr. K: Prevent painful tooth decay by daily brushing and flossingSeptember 30, 2015 11:50 a.m. read more..
Cheapskate: Hail damage is bad — but better than owing money to the IRSSeptember 30, 2015 11:49 a.m. read more..
Incontinence can result from a variety of causesSeptember 30, 2015 11:44 a.m. read more..
What is the value of exploring history?September 29, 2015 1:33 p.m. read more..
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.September 29, 2015 1:17 p.m. read more..
Dufur now sits at second place in ConferenceSeptember 29, 2015 11:50 a.m. read more..
To the editor: On September 14 four members of The Dalles City Council dismissed City Manager Nolan Young with no public discussion or explanation. The action was effective immediately. In the nearly two weeks since then no one, to my knowledge, has explained their action. This is appalling.September 26, 2015 1:29 p.m. read more..
Dr. K offers readers medical advice.September 26, 2015 10:32 a.m. read more..
The Everyday Cheapskate looks into ways for you to save money.September 25, 2015 11:26 a.m. read more..
Mouth guard offers promise in treating sleep apneaSeptember 24, 2015 12:38 p.m. read more..
A new kitchen for just $300September 24, 2015 12:01 p.m. read more..
Everyday Cheapskate offers money saving tips.September 24, 2015 11:45 a.m. read more..
Eating fish is healthier than fish oil supplementsSeptember 24, 2015 11:32 a.m. read more..
Oregonians may not be asked to decide if this should be a so-called right-to-work state next year.September 24, 2015 11:24 a.m. read more..
TD Cross Country team sets 30 career bests, eight season bestsSeptember 24, 2015 11:24 a.m. read more..
Now that Gov. Kate Brown has made it official that she’ll be a candidate in 2016 for the state’s highest office, the pressure will be mounting on her to address a question that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, managed to duck: Where will she stand if it comes time to enforce Oregon’s death penalty?September 24, 2015 11:19 a.m. read more..
The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz is questioning how Mayor Steve Lawrence and his fellow council members arrived at the decision to fire city manager Nolan Young on Sept. 14.September 23, 2015 1:21 p.m. read more..
A group of Hood River County residents want voters to decide whether the Nestle Corporation should be allowed to bottle and sell water from the Columbia River Gorge.September 22, 2015 3:19 p.m. read more..
Oregon is so behind in replacing highway bridges that each one, on average, will have to last 900 years. And instead of getting major repairs every 30 to 50 years, as should happen, each bridge will have to wait more than 100 years on average.September 22, 2015 2:49 p.m. read more..
Should America take in Syrian refugees?September 22, 2015 2:45 p.m. read more..
Losing streak ends with 43-0 win over Mac-HiSeptember 22, 2015 12:09 p.m. read more..
Sapa Aluminum, Inc., plans to add 15 new jobs to the current lineup of 56 workers at Northwest Aluminum Specialties, which it acquired Monday afternoon. The sale brings an end to an era as the name of the plant that recycles aluminum into core logs that can be used for a variety of products was changed within minutes after the sale.September 21, 2015 3:27 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Thank you CH2M HILL and Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation for your partnership in installing the Bike Fixation Station on the Riverfront Trail in The Dalles! It is actions like this that show dedication to the community and supporting recreation through the gorge.September 19, 2015 11:54 a.m. read more..
To the editor: My mom, Alfa Wirtz, died one year ago. Grandma Anna Peterson died two years ago, and Grandpa Maddison Peterson seven years ago. They were special people, I miss them a lot. They are looking down on everyone and smiling. The Peterson family were great people.September 19, 2015 11:53 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Given the recent termination of the city manager by The Dalles City Council for no apparent reason, it is timely and necessary to ask: What does this council want of a new city manager? What does it want for the city? The mayor expressed compliments and thanks for the many completed projects by the city under Nolan Young’s guidance. At this time the action appears to be a power play and no more.September 19, 2015 11:51 a.m. read more..
To the editor: We would like to thank a very brave and caring young man who lives in The Dalles. We lost our cat Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Snipes and 10th streets. It is not uncommon for the cat (whose name is K.C., alias Kitty Cat) to do a “walk about” for a day or two. She was a “stray” who was dropped off at Faith Lutheran Church about two years ago.September 17, 2015 2:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Patriot’s Day, Sept. 11, is an official day of Remembrance. As such The American Flag is flown at half-staff from dawn until dusk. The Flag Code and protocol provide the specifications for such display. In the case of flags that are mounted in such a manner that they can not be lowered to half-staff, the code and protocol proscribe that they be flown with a black ribbon [a mourning ribbon] that is the length of the flag and the width of a single stripe, hung from the top of the flag.September 17, 2015 2:41 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Readers should not believe what they see in TV commercials and newspaper cartoons about the Iran nuclear deal: there is no self-inspection. I looked up the deal online and it says that the International Atomic Energy Agency does the inspections: “Iran will allow the IAEA to monitor the implementation.”September 17, 2015 2:40 p.m. read more..
SALEM — The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet Sept. 21-22 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, 5000 Discovery Drive. For 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.September 17, 2015 2:38 p.m. read more..
Forum to be held Sept. 24-25September 17, 2015 1:15 p.m. read more..
Meeting at 4 p.m. at Wyeth CampgroundSeptember 17, 2015 1:11 p.m. read more..
Oregon's annual Main Street Conference will be held in The Dalles Oct. 7-9, and will feature a gathering of presenters from around the nation. About 200 regional participants are expected to participate in the three-day convention, with presentations held in the Civic Auditorium, 323 East Fourth, and the I.O.O.F. Building of the International Order Odd Fellows, 421 1/2 E. Second St., downtown. Socials will be held at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th St., and Sunshine Mill Winery, 901 E. Second St.September 16, 2015 12:12 p.m. read more..
Terry Teeters has seen the critical role amateur radios play during an emergency. A few years ago, when he lived on the coast, 125 mph winds knocked out power, cell phones and landlines and blocked roads for about three weeks. Communities were reduced to isolated islands separated by swollen rivers. A federally licensed amateur radio user with a focus on emergency communications, Teeters got on his radio and did what he could. He helped relay critical messages from town to town, including helping people who needed dialysis and prescriptions.September 16, 2015 12:10 p.m. read more..
A man on a commercial bus northbound on Highway 97 in Sherman County stabbed the driver last Thursday, Sept. 10, when he wouldn’t stop the bus to let him off, law officers said. Armando Sedano Perez, 55, of Yakima, was indicted yesterday, Sept. 15, on charges of attempted murder, first degree assault and 25 counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count for each of the passengers on the bus.September 16, 2015 12:07 p.m. read more..
A town meeting was held five short days after the announcement that the third enterprise zone agreement had been agreed upon with Google. Representatives from the school district, fire department, port authority, as well as many citizen taxpayers, were in attendance.September 15, 2015 1:47 p.m. read more..
Role of a public figure in moral crisisSeptember 15, 2015 1:44 p.m. read more..
SALEM (AP) — The "Timber Belt" running from Northern California up through Oregon and into Washington sustained an economic collapse and population loss similar to the "Rust Belt" and "Corn Belt" of the Midwest, but its recovery has been entirely different, according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.September 12, 2015 11:24 a.m. read more..
On Aug. 14, The Dalles resident Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, a local artist, drove to her rural cabin outside John Day only to find herself amid the Canyon Creek Complex fire. After four days of being evacuated from the log cabin she built at age 18, she returned home to The Dalles.But she couldn’t stop thinking about John Day.September 12, 2015 11:22 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Readers should not believe what they see in TV commercials and newspaper cartoons about the Iran nuclear deal: there is no self-inspection. I looked up the deal online and it says that the International Atomic Energy Agency does the inspections: “Iran will allow the IAEA to monitor the implementation.”September 12, 2015 10:26 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Wow what a human catastrophe! The people of the Middle East are taking flight by the tens of thousands to escape the brutal thugs that took away their countries, cultures and life. These are pirates, that steal, rape, pillage and burn.September 12, 2015 10:24 a.m. read more..
The City of The Dalles and Wasco County recently signed a third deal with Google for a second expansion of the company’s holdings. The agreement allows the Internet search giant to get 15 years of property tax waivers in exchange for an initial payment of $1.7 million and annual payments of at least $1 million per year.September 12, 2015 10:17 a.m. read more..
Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District and CH2M would like to invite the community out to Kiwanis Pocket Park today, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bike Fixtation Station along Riverfront Trail. The station was donated to the parks district by CH2M Hill to serve cyclists and has a tire pump with pressure guage and a variety of retractable tools to fix any problem they may have on a ride.September 10, 2015 12:40 p.m. read more..
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue invites residents to join firefighters and law enforcement officers for a moment of silence at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, in observance of the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Nearly 3,000 Americans died on Sept. 11, 2001. The fire station is located at 1400 West Eight Street.September 10, 2015 12:39 p.m. read more..
An expected December decision on whether or not Wasco County will leave the regional health district next July “doesn’t seem likely” now, the county commission chair said. That would push the decision back a year, to December 2016, since the agreement forming the three-county regional health district requires such decisions to be made at the end of a calendar year.September 10, 2015 12:38 p.m. read more..
The Dalles event planned for Sept. 29, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.September 10, 2015 12:04 p.m. read more..
When the Dufur Boys swing into action tonight at the Kiwanis Steak Feed, fans will find the ensemble has grown from a bunch of old guys playing old-time music — the feminine gender and a younger generation are also ably represented.September 10, 2015 noon read more..
The Duane Fulps Memorial Scholarship Horse Show, in its 22nd year, will be held Sept. 20 at the Ft. Dalles Riders’ Arena, 1023 Irvine St., in The Dalles. Entry fees and sponsorships go toward college scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors who are also members of the Ft. Dalles Junior Riders.September 9, 2015 2:54 p.m. read more..
AARON LEE of Defiance Brewery checks out a brewing system before unloading. The stainless steel components will be checked over, assembled and tested before being put into production at the new business, located in the historic Stadelman Ice House, 208 Laughlin Street, downtown The Dalles. It will be a couple of weeks before brewing begins, Lee said.September 9, 2015 2:47 p.m. read more..
A man was arrested late Friday night, Sept. 4, and faces multiple charges after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots at his home in the 6800 block of Mill Creek Road.September 9, 2015 6:20 a.m. read more..
This year’s 60th annual Kiwanis steak feed, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. at Sorosis Park, has a special poignancy to it since it is in memory of the late Gary Honald, who was the backbone of the event for over 40 years.September 8, 2015 3:47 p.m. read more..
With the possible exception of people who pursue the performing arts ("possible" being the operative word), students in today's world have to succeed in high school, then at least make it through college in order to have much of a chance to achieve what is often defined as "the American dream" — a house, a happy, healthy family and a satisfying job that pays well.September 8, 2015 3:36 p.m. read more..
Letters recently published by the Chronicle were critical of the negotiators of the recent deal with Google. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I choose to express my views on the “deal” rather than the people who made it.September 8, 2015 3:33 p.m. read more..
Coach Burkart encouraged by effort in 5-0 triumphSeptember 8, 2015 11:59 a.m. read more..
Last week’s tragic killing of television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Virginia shook up a lot of us in the journalism community.September 4, 2015 11:32 a.m. read more..
Docking privileges for three cruise ships lines are being interrupted for the next week or two in order to accommodate a tribal fishing right. The Dalles City Manager Nolan Young said companies were notified at the beginning of the cruise season that they would need to make alternate arrangements for a short period of time in September.September 4, 2015 9:14 a.m. read more..
The Independent Party of Oregon is now officially the state’s third major party, entitled to a primary election paid for by the state next year.September 3, 2015 2:22 p.m. read more..
Mt. Adams — On Tuesday, Aug. 25, photographer and Mount Adams supporter Jurgen Hess spent seven hours on the Cougar Creek Fire, which is burning on the flanks of the mountain. “The purpose of my trip was to photo-document the fire operations. “Much of the time I was right in the heart of the massive burn out operation at the northeast corner of the fire,” he wrote that day.September 2, 2015 12:14 p.m. read more..
A new renewable energy exhibit was dedicated Aug. 28 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. The interpretive exhibit on solar energy includes schematics of solar energy systems and a real-time display of solar energy being produced.September 1, 2015 4:37 p.m. read more..
The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) season is kicking off already, and coach training is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 19. FLL is a team engineering and science program for kids ages 9 to 14 that culminates in an international robotics tournament. The first competitions that local teams participate in are the Columbia Gorge FLL Qualifying Tournaments in December. This year’s theme is “trash trek,” with students working to explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to trash than meets the eye. FLL team registration is open now and will likely close in mid-September.September 1, 2015 4:25 p.m. read more..
I would like to respond to both Steve Lawrence and Scott Hege’s guest comments in The Chronicle and present an opposing view.September 1, 2015 11:58 a.m. read more..
To the editor: This is in response to stories and letters about Eric Nisley, the district attorney. Eric reminds me of King Solomon, such wisdom he has. He is more of a man than all of you complainers. He is honest and fair in all his hard work.September 1, 2015 11:50 a.m. read more..
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