To the editor: Mr. Walden, at your recent town halls in the Gorge, we (your constituents) were loud and clear about our anger at the GOP’s attack on the environment, and our demand that you consider the importance of the health of the people.April 29, 2017 12:59 p.m. read more..
To the editor: To those writing letters to the editor calling audience members at Congressman Walden's town hall "bullies" and "rude": I would take your complaints more seriously if you had written letters castigating a candidate for president that was bragging about grabbing women by the genitals, or about a candidate that made fun of a disabled reporter he did not like by mimicking that reporter's disability.April 29, 2017 12:57 p.m. read more..
The 2017 Cherry City Crush 10U softball team opened its season this past weekend with a tournament in Newberg and went 0-4 in the combined ‘B/C’ level bracket, but coach Bob Delaney sees a limitless potential on the roster of 12 young players.April 29, 2017 12:41 p.m. read more..
Jack and Lois Thienes, a retired couple whose home is at the intersection of 12th Street and Federal, say they and others around the neighborhood were blindsided by the recent purchase of a house that is being turned into a recovery group home.April 29, 2017 12:37 p.m. read more..
The 2014 conviction of a man for seeking the killings of his father-in-law, brother-in-law, and the Wasco County district attorney was upheld by the Oregon Court of Appeals Wednesday. Dustin Kimbrough was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty on four counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of attempted murder and two counts of witness tampering.April 29, 2017 12:31 p.m. read more..
The Dalles’ 12U Sluggers team put all the elements of pitching, defense and hitting together and that level of precision baseball equaled a tournament championship, the first for this group in 2017.April 28, 2017 1:02 p.m. read more..
Chase Snodgrass carded a season-best 72 for second place overall, and the Riverhawk boys’ golf team combined for a 324 to capture third place at the State Preview Tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks on Wednesday.April 28, 2017 1:01 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday in Tigard, former wrestling coaches Kevin Kramer and Roger Rolen were inducted into the Oregon chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement in the sport, joining past selections Rich Rolen and Dennis Radford.April 28, 2017 12:59 p.m. read more..
Tevin Taylor, Erin Ford and Russell Loughmiller matched each other stride-for-stride in the final stretches of the 10k race this past Saturday for the 2017 Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k run and walk held on the field at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles.April 27, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..
Julian Hernandez added another win to his record, Sam Alvarez hit a personal record and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay team of Jordyn Hattenhauer, Jenna Miller, Bailey Nearing and Aileen Luna-Lopez dropped a second-place marker of four minutes and 36.61 seconds at the Kiwanis Invitational Saturday in Hermiston.April 27, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As founding director of Planetree Health Resource Center, I learned sadly of its closure by Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s trustees and current administration. The notion that an online approach will meet most patients’ needs is misguided, given current health literacy data.April 27, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..
To the editor: It’s interesting, isn’t it, how a single event can produce so many difference responses. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles has done just that. My 2 cents, for what it is worth, is quite different from others who have written letters to the editor and op-ed pieces seen in The Dalles Chronicle.April 27, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..
Incumbent board member Dr. James R. (Doc) Willcox is asking voters for another four-year term on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education. He is being challenged for the seat by political newcomer Dana A. Campbell, who hopes to bring her voice to the board.April 27, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..
Saturday at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, the No. 9-ranked Rangers walloped Union in a league doubleheader by final scores of 12-1 and 11-5 to run their winning streak to 15 games, 10 of those coming in Blue Mountain Conference contests.April 26, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..
Two candidates are seeking the Position 5 seat: Dr. Ernest Keller, who wants another four-year term, and challenger Kim Morgan, who works as a legal assistant for an attorney in The Dalles. To get an overview of where the candidates stand on key issues, The Chronicle asked them to respond to a series of questions.April 26, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..
The Dalles High School junior Roman Sarabia has at least one part of his summer planned out: he’s heading to Washington, D.C., in July for a weeklong journalism conference. He was nominated to attend by a teacher, although he doesn’t know which one, since they asked to remain anonymous.April 26, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..
Information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce: UPDATE: Wasco County Magnet The same scam company is offering space on a Wasco County Emergency Numbers magnet. They offer a discount upon providing credit card information. This is a scam, according to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The Dalles High School Sports Poster Scam There is a company that is soliciting funds for a publication in the name of the high school. They are asking local companies to donate $149 to get advertising in a The Dalles High School Sports Poster publication. They are not a valid company, get an "f" rating from BBB and have several complaints about their tactics, according to information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.April 26, 2017 11:54 a.m. read more..
The pitching duo of Bailey LeBreton and Sierra Watson did top work in the circle and tacked on 460-feet worth of home runs to vault The Dalles softball team to wins of 8-1 and 9-8 in a two-game sweep of Hermiston Saturday at 16th Street Ballpark.April 25, 2017 1:46 p.m. read more..
With a golden opportunity to vault into second place in the Columbia River Conference standings, The Dalles Riverhawks used a pitching gem by Jordan Wetmore in a 10-0 mercy-ruled win, and then Spencer Honald laid a suicide squeeze bunt to plate Tyler Westin to give the team a 4-3 victory and a two-game baseball sweep Saturday at Bob Williams Field.April 25, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
Once again, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is fighting for funding to do its job. After 30 years of protecting the largest and most beautiful National Scenic Area in the United States, it is no closer to having the resources required to accomplish the mission established by passage of the National Scenic Area Act of 1986.April 25, 2017 1:36 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I attended U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles where health care was a hot topic of discussion. When Congress resumes work on the fiscal year 2017 budget, it’s important they reject the White House proposal to dramatically reduce funding for cancer research.April 25, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..
For CGCC Board of Education Position 7, two candidates are competing: Incumbent board member Charleen R. Cobb is asking voters for another four-year term, while challenger Kevin McCabe wants voters to bring a new voice to the seven-member board.April 25, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..
A young trick roper impresses the crowd on Third Street during the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Saturday morning. For more photos from the Cherry Festival, visit http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/25/cherry-festival-2017/April 25, 2017 1:22 p.m. read more..
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm.April 22, 2017 12:27 p.m. read more..
To the editor: A recent spate of letters to the editor have come to the defense of our Second District Rep. Greg Walden by reprimanding town hall attendees for bullying, hypocrisy, divisiveness, rudeness, and intolerance toward the man who is elected to represent us in Congress. What they failed to mention was Mr. Walden's statement at every town hall welcoming the heated exchange, saying, "this is what a healthy democracy looks like."April 22, 2017 12:25 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Most people receive health insurance through their employer. Suppose for a moment that your company changed its benefit plan to match proposed AHCA changes, waiving protections for pre-existing conditions and community rating.April 22, 2017 12:24 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In 2008, Congress enacted a law we call GINA, the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, to prohibit employers and health insurance companies from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their most private and personal information, their genetic make-up. House Bill 1313, recently introduced to the House of Representatives by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), would take away much of the protection GINA gives us.April 22, 2017 12:23 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Mama Hattie and my Sunday school teachers taught me that to hate was a diabolical sin. An example is the nightly proliferation of low-level jokes and questionable humor thrown at Trump on television talk shows.April 22, 2017 12:22 p.m. read more..
The USS William D. Porter, a naval destroyer, sank on June 10, 1945, with Seaman First Class Ted LaDoux, now a longtime resident of The Dalles, aboard. All 300 sailors made it to safety, but the Willie Dee, as she was known, settled 2,400 feet to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, another victim of World War II’s famous Battle of Okinawa.April 22, 2017 12:13 p.m. read more..
All four doubles teams racked up wins and James Pashek came out ahead in his No. 2 singles match to help The Dalles boys’ tennis team to its first win over Hood River Valley in more than four years in a league match played Tuesday at The Dalles High School.April 21, 2017 12:58 p.m. read more..
Riding high off its first win over Hood River Valley in more than four years, The Dalles boys’ tennis team played Hermiston to a 4-4 draw, but was edged out in total sets won, 10-9, in a league match played Thursday on the campus of Hermiston High School.April 21, 2017 12:56 p.m. read more..
About 100 visitors to the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Wednesday evening learned more about the dangers a Cascadia Subduction Earthquake could create around the region. Besides the earthquake talk, 10 emergency preparedness agencies and companies set up booths to help residents around the region get better prepared for surviving any disaster.April 21, 2017 12:40 p.m. read more..
At the 27-team Willamette Falls Invitational, The Dalles track and field squad turned in 18 top-11 finishes and 24 personal records Saturday in Oregon City.April 20, 2017 2:17 p.m. read more..
To the editor: How can the Fort Dalles Fourth Planners, aka The Dalles Main Street organization, think that by totally ignoring the actual day — the 4th of July — to celebrate our national holiday (and it still is a federal holiday!) they are adding anything to the celebration?April 20, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The United States is a country of immigrants; who all initially suffered prejudice and poor treatment. Can we not learn from the past and act more humanely towards our latest immigrants? Acts of injustice undermine all of us.April 20, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I attended the Walden town hall on Wednesday (in Hood River) and was disturbed and appalled by the behavior of many other attendees. We live in a great country and democracy is a great thing. Debate is a welcome part of democracy but booing, interrupting, yelling, stomping feet, calling names and not allowing Mr. Walden to respond is not productive engagement.April 20, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Are you drawing straws in the Chronicle newsroom to see who writes what story? In the universe of Big Stories, cows having “gas” must be important to someone. RaeLynn did as fine a job as anyone could with informing the readers of such.April 20, 2017 2:05 p.m. read more..
With a long history of service in The Dalles community to his credit, Timothy McGlothlin — a Lions volunteer and member of The Dalles City Council — has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Northwest Cherry Festival.April 20, 2017 9:47 a.m. read more..
Mary Leighton said she plans to dress up for her role as this year’s Cherry Festival Queen Anne, but her brother, Chuck Sandoz, named King Bing, said, “I’m not.” The duo came into town for an interview the other day, taking a brief break from working at Sandoz Farm, a Mill Creek operation that’s been in the family since 1880. Asked how they got selected for this year’s royalty, Sandoz said, “I treat it like it’s jury duty. You kind of get called sooner or later.”April 20, 2017 9:40 a.m. read more..
The Dalles posted two easy wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but ended up losing two matches in third-set match-breakers, as Hood River Valley swept doubles play to move ahead for a 6-2 league victory Tuesday in a league match played at Hood River High School. “It was a tough loss for us because, again, we had two very close matches that did not go our way,” said TD head coach Debby Jones.April 19, 2017 12:39 p.m. read more..
Pendleton entered Tuesday’s Columbia River Conference baseball tussle needing a win to take a four-game series against The Dalles. Big Country Henry Lee had the final say. Lee capped a six-run bottom of the sixth inning with a walk-off, two-run home run to left centerfield to give the Riverhawks a 17-7 victory over the Buckaroos in a league contest played at Bob Williams Field.April 19, 2017 12:35 p.m. read more..
The Wasco County Commission recently took steps to make sure someone was in the position to make decisions when the other members were unavailable. Commissioner Steve Kramer was appointed vice-chair April 5 after Chair Rod Runyon and Commissioner Scott Hege announced plans to be gone for an extended period of time.April 19, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..
As the driving force and the inspirational figure on The Dalles boys’ basketball team, Dakota Murr helped his team make a jump up into the 5A state playoffs, an accomplishment not achieved by the program since the 2011-2012 season. With his all-around play and scoring touch, Murr was named to the 5A all-state team as an honorable mention pick determined by a vote of the state’s coaches.April 18, 2017 1:57 p.m. read more..
For the past few years, Tammy Richman vowed to hang up her concessions apron for good. But, there are several forces pulling and tugging her back. Richman received recognition from The Dalles Little League board members for her 15 years of volunteerism and broke the seal on the 2017 campaign by throwing out the first pitch.April 18, 2017 1:54 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I attended the town hall meeting held by Congressman Greg Walden in The Dalles on April 12.. I was appalled at the rudeness of people. He is our representative to the United States Congress and people would not even let him finish answering any of the questions they asked.April 18, 2017 1:44 p.m. read more..
To the editor: “Remember, we still live in the greatest country in the whole world.” This was how Greg Walden ended his town hall in The Dalles on April 12, only to be met by mostly unresponsive attendees who had already begun filing out, showing mixed enthusiasm to what should’ve been a reassuring statement. It seemed like Walden’s last-ditch attempt at uniting the room through faith in an ideal that contrasted the testimonials of those attending.April 18, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
In the May 16 special election, four candidates are competing for three seats on the Port of The Dalles Board of Commissioners. The five-member board makes decisions about developing or selling land and which economic development projects to pursue, among other topics.April 18, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..
A new jail contract with an as-yet unnamed county, and more beds rented for immigration detainees, has NORCOR officials poised to add a number of new positions. “An additional 22 inmates increases the workload significantly,” said Bryan Brandenburg, administrator.April 18, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
Some subscribers who receive their The Dalles Chronicle by mail will see late delivery of the Sunday, April 16, paper following the loss of some papers en route between the Hood River Press and The Dalles. The loss will only effect some who receive their paper via the U.S. Postal Service, local delivery will not be impacted. Circulation staff are working to identify and replace papers lost Saturday afternoon when the delivery van crashed on Interstate 84 and overturned in a water-filled ditch. The driver and crew member suffered only minor injuries, and some issues of the paper were destroyed. If you do not receive your paper, please call 541-296-2141 and let us know. Copies of the paper will be available at the Chronicle office Monday, office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p;m.April 15, 2017 6:33 p.m. read more..
Last spring, the Cherry City Crush softball team finished its 10U campaign with an unblemished record and a state championship, facing ‘C’ division squads from across the Northwest. In their first tournament of the year, the 12U Crush went 1-5 at an Ice Breaker Tournament in Tri-Cities, Wash.April 15, 2017 10:28 a.m. read more..
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Young salmon and steelhead migrating from the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in the water can cause tissue-damaging trauma.April 15, 2017 10:26 a.m. read more..
The negative side of having snow on the ground for a record number of days is the emergence of snow mold, a fungus that thrives in a cold, dark environment. Harsh weather also encouraged the growth of another fungal disease, stripe rust, which is airborne and so spreads easily.April 15, 2017 10:22 a.m. read more..
Around dawn on April 7, over 175 people boarded school buses or climbed into their own vehicles to tour four ranches on the 59th Bull Tour. Co-sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service and the North Central Livestock Association, the annual event is an opportunity for ranchers and farmers to discuss agricultural practices and conservation measures they are taking to ensure good stewardship of the land.April 15, 2017 10:19 a.m. read more..
Easter Sunday typically finds church pews full of people who come out to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, a central component of the Christian faith. Although religion remains an integral part of many Americans’ lives, and the dominance of Christianity still prevails, the way people look at faith is changing with the times.April 15, 2017 9:56 a.m. read more..
At the six-team Mustang Invitational in Heppner, the South Wasco County Redsides amassed 13 personal records, Michael Cuevas grabbed four wins to lead the boys and Ana Popchock drummed out two individual victories and helped the girls’ 4x100-relay team to a win.April 14, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
The Dalles City Council has selected Jason Corey to be the city’s new municipal court judge. Corey is a partner with Dick, Dick & Corey, a law firm in The Dalles that specializes in probate and estate planning, family, business, real estate, and criminal cases.April 14, 2017 1:08 p.m. read more..
Riding high off a pair of lopsided league wins over Heppner, the No. 12-ranked Sherman Huskies picked up a road split Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball clash against Weston-McEwen, winning the opener by a 9-2 score, but losing the nightcap, 13-8.April 13, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I've known Ken Thomas for 30 years. The recent Court of Appeals decision in his favor is the fourth suit to go to a higher court about land use that he has won against the county. There are two pending LUBA cases still to go about the current issue.April 13, 2017 1:36 p.m. read more..
The woman accused in March of starving two horses so severely that one had to be put down was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to first-degree animal neglect. Shirley Wallace, 39, of 4943 Pleasant Ridge Rd., entered the plea Monday in Wasco County Circuit court.April 13, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., came under fire Wednesday from angry constituents who wanted to chastise him about supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, or question his support for Republican plans to overhaul federal programs, including health care and immigration.April 13, 2017 1:20 p.m. read more..
When construction companies around the Columbia River Gorge started getting too busy to take on new jobs, Tim Brown knew it was the right time for him to step up. “With the economy turning up, there is a need for a lot more work happening,” said Brown, who co-owns Skycam Construction with his wife, Rachel.April 12, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..
Oregon State Police’s Fish and Wildlife Division for The Dalles Area Command is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men believed to be involved with wildlife violations that occurred on the White River Wildlife Area near Tygh Valley during the winter closure on Feb. 24.April 12, 2017 1:22 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – The Dalles led 5-0 through the first two innings, but Prairie, Wash. battled back to tie the score at 5-all on a squeeze bunt in the sixth, setting up a walk-off situation for senior infielder Tyler Westin in the home half of the seventh.April 11, 2017 1:55 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – Even with howling winds wreaking havoc on several golfers, Tyler Vassar carded a season-best 77 for medalist honors, and senior teammates Mark Felderman and Chase Snodgrass wound up tied for second place to give The Dalles boys' golf a team score of 325 for its fourth consecutive team title at the Hood River Invitational Monday at Indian Creek Golf Course.April 11, 2017 1:51 p.m. read more..
Over the past few months, Northern Wasco County PUD has been working to evaluate the need for a rate increase to assure that revenues are sufficient to cover the cost of doing business.April 11, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
To the editor: For evening viewers of network news who are fed up with the national media’s agenda to treacherously trounce, traduce, trash and trample Trump for the first 15 minutes of the broadcast — simply turn off the sound and don’t try to read their lips. Look at it this way: Why participate? Whatever happened to pre-eminent programming and broadcasting brilliance? I guess it’s a lost art.April 11, 2017 1:37 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In reference to the “give away” of the Granada Theater, trial attorney (Mayor) Steve Lawrence said: “Absolutely, it’s a good deal.” Urban Renewal paid $385,406 for the property with whose money? Yours and mine? Taxes? Gomez Productions steps in with $20,000 per year for three years (that’s bit more than $1 offered three years ago). Such a deal!April 11, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature may have an unusual request for voters in the next general election that harkens back to that fateful summer day in 1804 when a bitter rivalry between U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and the nation's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, was settled with a fatal gunshot.April 11, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..
Winners of the 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Wasco County program Saturday night are, left to right, Monica De Leon, winner of the Spirit Award ($1,000); Jessika Nanez, Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County 2018 winner ($5,000) and Scholastic Award winner ($1,750); Samantha Stanley, finalist ($1,500); Alexia Tapia, finalist ($1,500); and Nicole Hernandez, first alternate ($2,250).April 11, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..
Based on historical geological patterns and physical scientific evidence, it’s widely believed that the Pacific Northwest is long overdue for a major earthquake originating off the Oregon or Washington coast. To help residents of the Gorge region prepare for this possible calamity —the predicted earthquake is routinely referred to as “The Big One”— Columbia Gorge Community College will host an emergency preparedness fair in The Dalles next week.April 11, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..
Jodi Thomasian and Emma Weir smashed home runs as The Dalles Riverhawks softball team imposed their offensive will against three Canby pitchers for a season-high 24 hits, 12 for extra bases, in a 22-0 mercy-ruled drubbing of the 6A Lady Cougars Friday at 16th Street Ballpark.April 8, 2017 10:01 a.m. read more..
Law enforcement is still receiving questions concerning recent actions by the federal government, and there is apparent confusion regarding the authority of state and local law enforcement and immigration law.April 8, 2017 9:59 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Congressman Walden is now the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. One of his new responsibilities is to help orchestrate the repeal and replacement of the “Affordable Care Act”… the ACA or Obamacare. You can be proud of Greg and the voters of the Second Congressional District in electing a true statesman.April 8, 2017 9:54 a.m. read more..
With spring break now in the rearview mirror, the South Wasco County track and field team went back to work against four 3A programs looking to reset its high marks at the WVL-Dayton Invitational Meet Thursday afternoon in Dayton.April 7, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..
BEIRUT — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syria's congested skies.April 7, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
The Riverhawks picked up three singles wins from Quinn Wilson, James Pashek and Andy Lopez, but wound up on the wrong side of three third-set match-break setbacks, two in doubles play, in a 5-3 loss to Hermiston Wednesday at The Dalles High School.April 6, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
Words have power to inform, persuade and influence attitudes, decisions, elections, and destinies. And when they are distributed by mass media, words have a significant impact in shaping public opinion and indirectly controlling and manipulating our actions. If we ever hope to be honestly informed and to understand each other, then we need to occasionally listen to the other side and not feast exclusively on news outlets that confirm our own ideas.April 6, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Created to engage our citizens in community-building efforts at the most local level, AmeriCorps programs and members serve our nation in six focus areas: disaster relief, education, public health, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship and veterans / military families. Unfortunately the good work of our veterans and the other 80,000 AmeriCorps members across the country is at risk. Recently, the White House released its 2018 budget that calls for the elimination of AmeriCorps and hundreds of other programs that are building and protecting our communities.April 6, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I was reading Jesse Burkhardt’s item in your paper about the makeover of Cascade Square Shopping Center, which is getting a new facelift. While they are doing all of this, why can’t they lower the sidewalk in front of Jo-Ann’s Fabric, so us people with walkers, etc., have safer access to the stores.April 6, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
The new director of the Area Agency on Aging, which has long been housed in the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, proposes separating from that entity in a bid for cost savings. “The AAA can no longer sustain growing indirect cost in the MCCOG model, at the expense of programs and services,” AAA Director Caroline Wood wrote in a report to the AAA’s advisory council.April 6, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..
Since President Trump’s budget proposal was announced last month, the local Meals on Wheels program heard from numerous people who feared it faced potential cuts. The good news is the two streams of federal funding it does get, which represents about 20 percent of its total resources, come from two programs that are not targeted for cuts in the Trump budget.April 6, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
When Sherman County farmer Darren Padget recently visited U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s office in Washington, D.C., to complain about a more than 400 percent increase in his family’s health insurance premium, he didn’t expect to have that information shared in a House floor speech.April 6, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Main Street will soon learn whether a grant the organization applied for in mid-March will bring funds to help in the “preservation and adaptive reuse” of the historic Herbring House at 313 W. Fourth Street in The Dalles.April 5, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..
The Young Irelanders perform at The Dalles High School auditorium Tuesday night in a concert presented by the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Assocation. The performance included dancers Ayla Reid and Joe Duffey, in addition to musicians, left to right, Barry Lyons, Bodhran and vocals; Eoghan O. Ceannabhain, flute, concertina and vocals; Jayne Pomplas, fiddle; Laura Callaghan, banjo, vocals; Hugh Kennedy, accordian and Ian Kinsella, guitar and vocals.April 4, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..
With Chase Snodgrass’ 75 leading the charge, Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles shooting 82s and Mark Felderman ending up with an 84, The Dalles scratched across a 323 to win its third consecutive boys’ golf tournament title at the Wildhorse Invitational played in Pendleton Monday.April 4, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..
The Dalles softball team finished tournament play in Glencoe with two losses to run its losing streak to eight games to start the regular, following losses of 11-0 to Glencoe and 11-5 to Westview at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro.April 1, 2017 12:49 p.m. read more..
Unsure if his team had a case of jetlag from a roundtrip to Eugene late Thursday night, The Dalles coach Steve Sugg said that Friday’s performance in two losses to Central cannot happen again. The No. 12-ranked Panthers totaled 18 hits, received 11 walks and took advantage of six Riverhawk errors in wins of 10-1 and 9-5 over The Dalles in a doubleheader at Quinton Street Ballpark.April 1, 2017 12:47 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” gave health insurance to 129,200 additional people in Oregon House District 2, more than in any other Republican district in the U.S. In spite of the success of Obamacare in providing health insurance for people in his district, Greg Walden joined with other Republicans to repeal it. Because the bill could not pass, Mr. Walden now has a second chance to actually make good on the promises in his recent op-ed column.April 1, 2017 12:44 p.m. read more..
To the editor: It is all good and fine that The Dalles city police are on a program to make drivers more aware of pedestrians when they are attempting to cross at an intersection. But, at the same time, there are many pedestrians that cross in the middle of the street, cutting between cars.April 1, 2017 12:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: How do you feel about having your personal data sold to companies that do data mining? Probably much like I do. So I was appalled when Rep. Greg Walden voted this week to get rid of important online privacy protections and allow my personal data to be sold by internet service providers to data mining companies.April 1, 2017 12:42 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I saw an interview on TV with a young woman who had lost most of her fingers and some toes because a strep infection got out of control. She didn't have insurance and didn't go to the doctor, and almost died from strep throat. I don't want to live anymore with the fear and anxiety that something terrible like that might happen to me or my family and friends just because they don't have insurance, or going to the doctor means huge bills so they don't go when all they probably need is one appointment and a prescription.April 1, 2017 12:41 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have read with interest, and concern, a number of letters to the editor over the past several months that question Congressman Greg Walden’s availability, his commitment to his constituents in the Second Congressional District and his understanding of the needs of his constituents. What I want to do is tell you about the Greg Walden I have known for the past 31 years. He has been a tremendous friend to the Gorge region as a state legislator and in Congress.April 1, 2017 12:40 p.m. read more..
A few years ago, as they mused over their friendship with a sociable neighborhood crow, David Zopf told Denise Patton, “We should write a whole story about that bird, because nobody would believe it.” They never got around to it, but the story has come to light after all as Patton honored Zopf, who died in March, as a crucial volunteer at Mid-Columbia Senior Center.April 1, 2017 12:27 p.m. read more..
In a cruel one-two punch, Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Meals on Wheels lost its two most significant volunteers early in March when both died two days apart after short illnesses. Betty Harlan, 84, was the life of the party, and if a party wasn’t afoot, she’d see to it that one was organized, said Denise Patton, director of Meals on Wheels, which is housed in the senior center.April 1, 2017 12:23 p.m. read more..
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