The Sherman Huskies trailed by nine points at halftime, and made a late charge to get to within a four-point deficit, but could not get shots to fall down the stretch in taking a 46-38 loss to 2A Stanfield Monday at Stanfield High School.January 31, 2017 4:22 p.m. read more..
Paulina Finn posted her fourth triple-double of the season with 28 points, 12 rebounds, 11 steals, seven assists and six blocks to lead Horizon Christian to a 66-20 win Saturday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball game played in Hood River.January 31, 2017 4:21 p.m. read more..
Mired in a two-game losing streak, The Dalles girls’ basketball team had to get back on track against No. 5-ranked Bend in a non-league contest played at Kurtz Gym. TD trailed 19-15 at the half, but then used a 16-6 third-quarter run to take the lead for good.January 31, 2017 2:19 p.m. read more..
MAUPIN – The Dufur Rangers captured their seventh straight win to move up to No. 10 in the 1A rankings after a 56-33 victory over South Wasco County Saturday in a Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball game played in Maupin.January 31, 2017 2:14 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Now that the election is over, many issues are coming to the surface. Somehow the media has forgotten the 1.5 million dead people who voted in the 2012 election. Also, the actual showing of a man who got paid to vote seven or eight times, who admitted it on TV. A call was made to require photo ID to vote and all kinds of excuses were screamed to the top of their lungs to avoid it.January 31, 2017 2:13 p.m. read more..
To the editor: To all the angels with snow plows, snow blowers and shovels who have gone way beyond the call of duty to help people this winter by snowblowing, plowing, and shoveling walks and driveways so we can motivate and get around, my thanks and more thanks from everyone for your kind and concerned efforts. You are so very much appreciated.January 31, 2017 2:12 p.m. read more..
SALEM (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means Oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago.January 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Oregon's congressional delegation split along party lines Monday in reacting to President Trump's executive action on immigration and refugees. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, who resides in Hood River and is the lone Republican on the delegation, was cautiously supportive of Trump’s decision, but wanted more information.January 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..
Amanda Hoey, executive director of the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and a Wasco County resident, has been selected to be part of a prestigious program designed to "strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.”January 31, 2017 2:05 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Police Chief Patrick Ashmore released the name of the victim in Thursday night’s fatal stabbing after the man’s relatives in the Seattle area had been notified about the alleged homicide. Nathaniel O. Preyapongpisan, 21, was pronounced dead Jan. 26 at 517 Liberty Street, a residence where he had reportedly been staying off and on with an unnamed female.January 31, 2017 1:59 p.m. read more..
MORO – Max Martin, Isaiah Coles, Treve Martin and Maverick Winslow combined for 53 points and the No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies built a 45-23 halftime lead and coasted to an 84-48 triumph over Ione Friday in a Big Sky Conference contest played at Sherman High School.January 28, 2017 12:31 p.m. read more..
The world turned upside down for many Americans on Nov. 8 when GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump defied polls and the predictions of political pundits to take the White House. Media collusion with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign was revealed by the Wikileaks email cache. That alliance destroyed any remaining defense that national news outlets were objective or principled; which was further evidenced by their turn from fawning coverage of the Obama administration to rabid hostility toward President Trump.January 28, 2017 12:20 p.m. read more..
BEND (AP) — The sounds of cars buzzing down U.S. Highway 97 echo inside Ron Moore's tent, where he sits on an army cot covered with a University of Oregon comforter. It's about 60 degrees inside the three-person tent, which is insulated by five layers of tarps and heavyweight blankets. But outside, the ground is blanketed by two feet of snow and the temperature hovers just above freezing.January 28, 2017 12:16 p.m. read more..
Elise Bailey started smoking at the age of 18 and tried for years without success to conquer the addiction. “Nothing worked — I even chewed (cessation) gum while I smoked, and I thought, ‘That can’t be good for me,’” she said. Lung diseases ran in her family, so Bailey knew it was vital to her health that she stop puffing a pack of cigarettes every day.January 28, 2017 12:14 p.m. read more..
Hayli Eiesland is armed with dozens of facts and stats about why people should quit smoking for heart health and to prevent other major illnesses. She plans to share some of her information at the Go Red for Women’s Heart Health expo on Friday, Feb. 3, on the second floor of Water’s Edge, 551 Lone Pine Boulevard in The Dalles.January 28, 2017 12:11 p.m. read more..
Usually with a young cheer team that is entering its first competition, there are nerves and jitters. Just the look in their eyes at the onset of action, however, gave The Dalles head coach Kelsey Sugg all the affirmation she needed. They were ready.January 27, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..
The Dalles trailed 15-2 at one point in the opening quarter, and inched to within a 37-28 halftime deficit, but the Hermiston Bulldogs hit 15 second-half field goals, five 3-pointers to cap a 38-24 run to grab a 75-52 victory Wednesday at Kurtz Gym.January 27, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..
Martin Carter, Preston Klindt, Matt Gragg and Liam Brewer secured top-20 finishes, and Petra van Kessel added a 19th-place outcome to headline the girls’ team in an Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association slalom event Saturday.January 27, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
Beating Ione and Mitchell-Spray was a nice boost of confidence for South Wasco County. Tuesday, the Redsides had a much tougher task at home against Horizon Christian, however. Ty Herlocker and Haven Stephenson combined for 38 points and 30 rebounds, as the Redsides jumped out to a 16-5 first-quarter lead on their way to their third straight win, 54-37, over Horizon Christian Tuesday in Maupin.January 25, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..
Before the start of Tuesday’s Columbia River Conference dual, in a front of a big crowd at Kurtz Gym, The Dalles wrestling program honored former wrestler Spud Simer in an emotional pre-match ceremony. Simer, 27, a 2007 Dufur High School graduate who died in a farming accident on July 30, wrestled under the tutelage of coach Kevin Kramer.January 25, 2017 1:36 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion of the Blue Zone Project at the chamber’s government affairs breakfast Thursday, Jan. 26,7 to 8 a.m. at the Barbecue Restaurant, 1013 W. Sixth Street in The Dalles.January 25, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
Recent fires in The Dalles have had one common feature: the tenants invariably do not have renters insurance. Local insurance agents and property managers lament the lack of a simple coverage that is cheap to begin with — $12 to $16 a month — but can be free if bundled with auto insurance.January 25, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..
The newest school in District 21 suffered the worst leak due to snow, the school board heard last Thursday. The Dalles Middle School, built in 2004, suffered a “major” leak in the band room which caused some “semi-flooding” that affected the drywall and carpeting, said Don Carter, director of facilities for North Wasco County School District 21.January 25, 2017 1:12 p.m. read more..
Arlington’s Megan Hauner scored 14 of her 27 points in the first half, as the Honkers built a 28-14 halftime lead on their way to a 50-30 victory over Dufur Saturday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball game played at Dufur High School.January 24, 2017 5:04 p.m. read more..
Allie Noland continued her torrid play with a game-high 17 points, and Kiana Moody dropped nine points to lead the South Wasco County Redsides to a 50-17 drubbing of Mitchell-Spray Saturday in Maupin.January 24, 2017 5:01 p.m. read more..
Playing their first game since Dec. 30, The Dalles Riverhawks used a 22-15 second-half run to cruise past 4A La Grande, 45-38, in a non-league girls’ basketball game played Saturday at Kurtz Gym.January 24, 2017 4:55 p.m. read more..
Columbia River Conference play kicked off for The Dalles and Hermiston girls’ basketball teams Monday night, with the host Bulldogs breaking open a 22-21 halftime lead, on a 31-14 run over the final two quarters in a 53-35 win.January 24, 2017 4:53 p.m. read more..
To the editor: An open letter to Congressman Walden: Mr. Walden, your reported praise of the president's new executive order to relax penalties and reduce enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's provisions is ill-advised at best.January 24, 2017 4:49 p.m. read more..
The Dalles is going to have a little bit more of a military presence starting in 2017. The Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee (MCVMC) and American Legion Post 19 in The Dalles are working together to create a military museum that will be housed in a section of the American Legion building, which is located at 201 E. Second Street.January 24, 2017 4:36 p.m. read more..
Google is donating $140,000 to D21 so it can buy devices for every student at The Dalles Middle School, starting with sixth graders. The D21 board learned about the gift at a surprise announcement at its board meeting last Thursday.January 24, 2017 4 p.m. read more..
Crews expect to begin work Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. on emergency repairs to an extensive amount of potholes on The Dalles bridge. There will be one-lane closures during daytime, an official said, and motorists can expect 10-15 minute delays.January 23, 2017 3:25 p.m. read more..
Through the first round of Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball games, there is a four-team race for top honors, with a half a game separating Arlington, South Wasco County, Horizon Christian and Condon-Wheeler. Even after Friday’s one-point home loss to Condon-Wheeler, the Dufur Rangers are sitting in fifth place, still within contention of a district berth.January 21, 2017 2:02 p.m. read more..
South Wasco County head coach Jim Hull knew it was a matter of time before Haven Stephenson would get his breakout game. The senior big man scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half, and he added 15 rebounds to help the Redsides to a 55-31 drubbing of Ione Friday in a Big Sky boys’ basketball game played in Ione.January 21, 2017 1:59 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As a child I suffered the ravages of polio and I spent an inordinate amount of time in the local movie theater. But I never understood other people’s childish worship of movie stars. The recent organized attempt of the movie and entertainment industry to influence and control the outcome of the presidential election proves they know this.January 21, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..
The start of a new year is a time when people typically set goals for the months ahead. Although the most common publicized goal is weight loss, following the feeding frenzy of the holidays, there also seems to be an added focus on getting personal finances in order after the large expenditures of Christmas.January 21, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..
“Lolli needs to play” was recently posted by a juvenile girl from The Dalles on a Portland website advertising “escort services.” Nita Belles of Bend wasn’t surprised to see the ad from an underage girl in a rural community. She said labor and sex trafficking takes place everywhere, even though people tend to think of it as a “big city problem.”January 21, 2017 1:45 p.m. read more..
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ deployed a team of technical experts Friday to assess ice jam conditions and flood risks on the Snake River in Oregon and Idaho, according to a press release. The ice jam appears to be at least 10 miles long, stretching from Washington to Payette County on the Snake River in Idaho and Malheur County in Oregon, according to local observations.January 21, 2017 8:50 a.m. read more..
When a team outscores opponents by a 192-43 margin, chances are good that tournament success will follow. That is exactly what the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy fifth-graders put forth in scoring four consecutive wins and a tournament title at the inaugural Gorge Hoops Invitational ending Sunday at The Dalles Middle School.January 20, 2017 2 p.m. read more..
At a recent AAU tournament played in Hermiston, sixth graders from the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy went winless in four games. This past Sunday at the Gorge Hoops Invitational, this group, coached by Ken Brock and Phil Hukari, left nothing to chance, going 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 19.6 points to capture championship honors.January 20, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..
Despite difficult travel conditions, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet was well attended Thursday evening. The event took place at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center and drew several hundred people who came to celebrate the achievements of eight community members.January 20, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.January 20, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..
With the region being impacted by a series of winter storms since December, employees of the city of The Dalles have been sent home early, advised to come in later, or told to take the day off altogether due to unsafe travel conditions. Councilor Taner Elliott asked his peers if they had any comments or suggestions regarding the city’s policy of excusing employees from work on days when bad weather rolls in and conditions are potentially hazardous.January 20, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
All lanes of Interstate 84 are again open in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to milepost 62. The road has been closed since about 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 17 from a snowstorm that arrived three days after an ice storm struck the area. The storms brought down trees and power lines and left behind huge snowdrifts. ODOT crews, working around the clock, were able to re-open the road about 11 p.m. Thursday. The road is safe but travelers should still use caution. The Historic Columbia River Highway remains closed. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to inclement weather concerns, the SAT Testing scheduled for Saturday, January 21st, 2017 will be postponed until Saturday, February 4th, 2017 - doors will be open at 7:45 AM at The Dalles High School main campus. For additional information, please contact The Dalles High School Main Office at 541-506-3400. NWC Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Friday, January 20th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Community College: Hood River campus closed. The Dalles campus open normal business hours.January 20, 2017 5:51 a.m. read more..
While the temperature outside was in the teens with record amounts of snow on the ground, players and coaches from The Dalles football program helped clear 32 driveways and walkways of excess snow in a show of outreach and giving back.January 19, 2017 2 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Three members of Oregon’s five-member congressional delegation are skipping in protest of the presidential Inauguration. Perhaps they should look at how much of Oregon is red versus blue; that many Oregonian’s don’t approve of their politics. Their issue of closing down logging, mining, fishing, which result in the loss of jobs everywhere except in the “high tech” corridor that enjoys so many tax free benefits and incentives while we pay for new highways, schools, and infrastructure support.January 19, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..
North Wasco County School District 21 will open with a two hour delay Thursday, Jan. 19. Wishram Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool OCDC Headstart: Odell and The Dalles Centers - 2 hours late. Columbia Gorge Community College: Both campuses will open at 10 am. Classes scheduled before 10 am are canceled, classes starting at 10 am or after will run as scheduled.January 19, 2017 6:05 a.m. read more..
Facing athletes from Baker to The Dalles, the local duo of Julie and Jason Hull, in middle, won their respective age divisions at the Elks Hoop Shoot District Free Throw contest held Sunday in Hermiston.January 18, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
Playing at David Douglas High School against a Perrydale team that was on a winning streak, the Sherman Huskies were outscored 33-19 in the second half in their 45-23 loss Monday in a non-league girls’ basketball game played in Portland.January 18, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..
As one of two active seniors on The Dalles cheer team, Keagan Rice is anxiously waiting for a chance to compete for a state championship. Although still a month away from state, the Riverhawk cheerleaders get their opportunity to find their groove in a season-opening event this Saturday at David Douglas High School.January 18, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..
Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, and wet forecast this week sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on Oregon rivers, especially west of the Cascade Mountains. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.January 18, 2017 1:33 p.m. read more..
The "changing of the guard" on The Dalles City Council was delayed a week due to the ongoing rough weather the region has been experiencing. Finally, on the evening of Jan. 16, bad weather held off just long enough for the council to honor the departure of Councilor Dan Spatz, and then administer the oath of office to his replacement, Darcy Long-Curtiss.January 18, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..
UPDATED 7:10 A.M. ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: I-84 is expected to remain closed all day Wednesday Troutdale to Hood River. Conditions remain extremely hazardous with the road icy and numerous downed trees. Mid-Columbia Senior center is closed. UPDATED 5:40 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 Washington's State Route 14 is closed to all vehicles both directions at milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard to milepost 65 at Hood River Bridge beginning at 3:34 am on January 18, 2017 until further notice. Previous closure cited downed trees and snow slides blocking both lanes in the vicinity of Dog Mountain Trailhead and Cook-Underwood Road. Interstate 84 remains closed in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to 62, because of ice. The road will remain closed until conditions improve. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to the closure, increased truck traffic and parking is likely along W. Sixth Street in The Dalles. I-84 is also closed in eastern Oregon, westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Pendleton. High winds, blowing snow and icy conditions are expected to impact highways in the Union County area, and extended closures are anticipated. Travelers are advised to find a safe place to wait until conditions improve and the routes are open. The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 18th, due to weather conditions. We are hoping to be open regular hours Thursday. North Wasco County SD21 closed Wednesday Sherman County Court scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, has been canceled due to current and projected freezing rain conditions. Appointments will be rescheduled for future court dates. The Gorge Commission has postponed the Listening Session for Management Plan Review and Update that was scheduled for The Dalles Readiness Center tonight (Tuesday).January 18, 2017 5:55 a.m. read more..
BOISE, Idaho— A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.January 17, 2017 1:51 p.m. read more..
Using defense to open the door for transition baskets, the Sherman Huskies fell behind 12-9 through one quarter, but then outscored Mitchell-Spray by a 47-29 margin over the final three quarters to earn a 56-41 win Friday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball matchup played at Mitchell High School.January 17, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..
Trailing for most of Friday’s game, Jada Myers hit a clutch 3-pointer to give South Wasco County girls’ basketball team its first lead of the game, and from there, the Redsides made a final defensive stand to hold on for the 26-23 triumph over Condon-Wheeler.January 17, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..
All-state point guard Jacob Justesen made his return to the lineup and scored 13 points, and the No. 3-ranked Sherman Huskies motored past Perrydale by a 76-48 score Monday in a non-league boys’ basketball game played at David Douglas High School.January 17, 2017 1:36 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Since Congressman Walden has not replied to our recent emails we are presenting our concerns regarding his support for Tom Price as Director of Health and Human Services to his constituents. Tom Price has sponsored a bill called Empowering Patients First Act of 2015.January 17, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..
Wasco County officials are concerned about the proposed budget presented by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for the 2017-19 biennium, which does not include grants to help local jurisdictions meet statewide land use planning requirements.January 17, 2017 1:13 p.m. read more..
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill is asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”January 17, 2017 1:12 p.m. read more..
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local, state and federal emergency response managers are asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”January 16, 2017 4:48 p.m. read more..
Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2017 for most tags.January 14, 2017 12:44 p.m. read more..
DUFUR – Chloe Beeson scored 15 points, and the backcourt duo of Kayla Bailey and Alexus Outlaw added 12 points apiece to lead the Dufur Rangers to a resounding 51-28 victory over the Sherman Huskies Thursday in a league contest played at Dufur High School.January 14, 2017 12:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Wake up, America. We are now confronting a president-elect who has nominated persons for his cabinet and department chairs who are advocates for policies that appear to defy the purposes of the ofﬁces they would hold.January 14, 2017 12:22 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Dear RaeLynn, I struggled much of the night trying to find a way to be strategic in responding to your comments about Israel and Palestine in Wednesday’s Crosstalk. I’ve not been able to do that. Years ago my American Jewish mentor in West Jerusalem taught me that, on this issue, diplomacy merely delays the inevitable.January 14, 2017 12:21 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Republicans have promised to "repeal" Obamacare, but have yet to agree on what the "replacement" will look like. After six years of failing to agree on a detailed "replacement" plan, many of the 20 million people who have gained coverage under the ACA are worried.January 14, 2017 12:20 p.m. read more..
The Dalles native Luke Habberstad believes much of what happens in our lives is dictated by chance. And so it was that an eye-opening course he decided to take in his last semester of college propelled him on his eventual career path. Today, he’s an assistant professor of early Chinese studies at the University of Oregon.January 14, 2017 12:08 p.m. read more..
Usually at this time of year, senior Sydney Reed is in the middle of her basketball season from her point guard position for the Dufur High School program. Instead of dribbling, passing and shooting 3-pointers, Reed is equipped with skis, a helmet and goggles at the start of 2017.January 13, 2017 1:55 p.m. read more..
North Wasco County Schools will be on a two hour delay Friday. Columbia Gorge Community College: Classes are canceled at both campuses. Campuses are open and staff should report to work. Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. The bus will run. OCDC Headstart: Multnomah County-Closed.Washington County-Closed. Odell and The Dalles staff report at 10 a.m. for pre-service. Mulino site-closed, staff report as instructed. Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Intel Oregon FIRST Lego League State Championships Postponed.January 13, 2017 5:59 a.m. read more..
Over the past two months, six youth teams representing the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy have been putting in countless hours of work in preparation for some competitive hardwood action – four of these teams will get to have their game showcased this weekend.January 12, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..
Last Friday, city police officers spotted a homeless man whose gloveless fingers were swollen and dangerously discolored from exposure, and were quickly able to get services for him. Another homeless man, according to a post by a friend of his on Facebook, is facing the loss of all or part of a foot due to exposure.January 12, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Community College: All campuses closed North Wasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles in The Dalles and Hood River are closed.January 12, 2017 5:49 a.m. read more..
With the continuous snow storms hitting our region, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue is asking for the public's immediate assistance. Fire hydrants throughout the community have been impacted to a level that they are no longer visible. Individuals are asked to locate their :fire hydrants and remove the snow around them, so that in the event of a fire in your neighborhood, firefighters will be able to locate and access the hydrant for water supply. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue asks that a three foot clearance around the hydrant be maintained, with a clear access provided from the street to the hydrant as well. If you have any question regarding how to clear the hydrant appropriately, please contact Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue at 541-296-9445.January 11, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..
With inclement weather looming last weekend in Portland, the 30th annual Don York Invitational shoehorned 16 teams in 32-man brackets for a 535-match marathon Saturday. The Dalles posted 18 wins, 11 by pin, with Steven Preston, Andrew Richman, Glenn Breckterfield, Jonathon Urenda and Opath Silopath earning 15 of the victories.January 11, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..
Helping Hands Home Care has been in business in the Portland area for about 30 years, but is relatively new to the Columbia River Gorge. “Our staff have been providing everything — housekeeping, meal prep, transportation, personal care and medication management,” explained Mary Gailley, regional manager for Helping Hands, adding that the business also provides foot care for clients, help with dressing and bathing, doing the laundry, and even care for a client’s pets and plants.January 11, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
Every time Charles “Chuck” Patterson got his snow plow/sander working on one stretch of roadway Tuesday, there was a call from dispatch or The Dalles Public Works Department to help stranded motorists in another location. The scanner was filled with chatter about accidents and cars that were stuck in the snow.January 11, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..
If it has seemed like an epically, endlessly snowy winter — one for the record books — you’re right. As of today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, there has been snow on the ground for 34 consecutive days, beating the old record set 38 years ago, when there were 29 consecutive days of snow.January 11, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..
Interstate 84 is is now open (as of 1 p.m.) from Troutdale (Milepost 17) to Hood River (milepost 64). The road through the Columbia River Gorge was closed late Tuesday because of bad weather. One Community Health is closed in The Dalles and Hood River today due to the weather. All Klickitat government buildings are closed. Chains are now required on all vehicles on state roads in the Portland area as of 5:30 a.m., traction devices aren't enough. With so many spin outs on NB I-5 near OR 217, the best route to downtown Portland or into Washington is now I-205. MCMC Closures Update: The following clinics are CLOSED today: - MCMC Surgical Services (closing at noon) - Water’s Edge Mind & Body Medicine - MCMC Therapy Services (Hood River and The Dalles) - Sleep Medicine - Dermatology (closing at noon) - Cardiology (closing at noon) The following clinics are OPEN today: - Water’s Edge Fitness Center (open until 5pm) - Columbia River Women’s Center (may close early this afternoon depending on cancellations) - MCMC Family Medicine - MCMC Internal Medicine (at Water’s Edge) - MCMC Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery - Occupational Health (may close early) - Gorge Urology (Hood River location may close early) Our Mindfulness Meditation class for tonight (Jan 11 at 7:00-8:30pm) has also been canceled due to weather. Additional area closures:January 11, 2017 5:32 a.m. read more..
Coming off a resounding four-quarter performance Friday against Horizon Christian, the defending champion Sherman Huskies came out hitting on all cylinders Saturday, as five players hit double figures in a 78-25 boys’ basketball road triumph against Ione.January 10, 2017 4:34 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have been a resident in The Dalles since 2009. I have three children who are now school aged and attend elementary school here in The Dalles. I have had many busing transportation issues as well as many other parents in our town have had as well. I have tried to address the issue to make a positive change for our local children, but I am one person with limited resources.January 10, 2017 4:33 p.m. read more..
The unending series of snowstorms hammering The Dalles and the entire Columba River Gorge region in recent weeks are creating a lot of extra work for public works crews. The good news is, the snow removal operations are not busting The Dalles’ budget — at least not yet.January 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. read more..
Columbia River Gorge braces for winter storm The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast at 11 a.m. today warned Columbia River Gorge emergency responders, travelers and residents that a significant snow dump at all elevations is forecasted this evening and into tomorrow, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office. The focus of the alert was the central and western gorge. According to the National Weather Service’s Portland office, the service has “upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning, which is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday. An additional 8 to 14 inches of snow is likely in the central and western gorge.January 10, 2017 2:39 p.m. read more..
Coming off a string of three losses in four games while at a tournament in Honolulu, Sherman established momentum in the first quarter of play with a 17-7 run, using defensive intensity and a fundamentally sound style in a 71-45 rout of Horizon Christian Friday in Moro.January 7, 2017 12:54 p.m. read more..
Chenowith Elementary School students were evacuated Friday late morning to the nearby Wahtonka Campus gym after smoke was detected in a classroom. At the same time, crews were responding to a fire on West 11th Street and Dallesport Fire Department was dispatched to assist in The Dalles.January 7, 2017 12:37 p.m. read more..
Oregon National Guard Sgt. First Class Benjamin Hall is retiring from his job overseeing operations at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, the home of Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry. Hall has been assigned to The Dalles unit since November 2011 and has spent more than 25 years in the military.January 7, 2017 12:28 p.m. read more..
Columbia River Herbals was the first medical marijuana retailer in the city of The Dalles, and business owner Norm Brock has now been given a green light to expand into a new realm. “We’ve received approval for a marijuana retailer’s license from the state for our downtown location,” said Brock, adding that his shop began selling recreational pot effective Jan. 1.January 6, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
In October, Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, expressed concern that state officials would divert general fund dollars from veterans’ programs if Measure 96 was approved by voters on Nov. 8. He said that concern became reality when Gov. Kate Brown proposed a $10 million cut in regular funding for veteran services in her 2017-19 budget plan.January 6, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the coming weekend, with “significant snow and or ice accumulations” over much of central Oregon, including the eastern Columbia River Gorge, including The Dalles.January 6, 2017 6:31 a.m. read more..
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state that was last used in the 1950s and 1960s to process plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons program.January 5, 2017 3:37 p.m. read more..
At this point in the season, South Wasco County head coach Jim Hull is worried less about the standings and more about overall progression. At the Bounc’n Cancer Tournament in Echo, South Wasco County lost games to Echo and Nixyaawii by an average margin of 2.5 points, and had late chances to pick up wins.January 4, 2017 4:06 p.m. read more..
After an opening night loss to Perrydale, the Dufur Rangers have been steadily progressing under first-year head coach Ron Townsend. At the Bounc’n Cancer Tournament held in Echo on Thursday and Friday, the Rangers ran their winning streak to five games and moved up to No. 13 in the 1A rankings, following two lopsided victories over Nixyaawii and Echo.January 4, 2017 4:02 p.m. read more..
Live. Work. Connect. With those three small words, Opportunity Connections —- a nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities in The Dalles, Hood River and elsewhere in the Columbia River Gorge — accurately describes its approach to helping people.January 4, 2017 3:52 p.m. read more..
A 34-year-old inmate at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 after being found unresponsive in his cell. “We are investigating this as a natural death and not under suspicious circumstances,” said Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill.January 4, 2017 3:50 p.m. read more..
Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts reviewing community happenings in Wasco and Sherman counties from July through December: JULY • USMC Capt. (retired) Dan Brophy was chosen to lead the 2016 Independence Parade as grand marshal “I think the Fourth is the time for us to appreciate America, and celebrate in an appropriate way the freedom we have as a nation,” said Brophy, who was disabled during a 1968 deployment to Vietnam. • Plans were made for the community to honor Darrell Hill, 77, former The Dalles Police Chief and former Wasco County Sheriff. who died on June 29 from a rare form of dementia.January 3, 2017 3:04 p.m. read more..
When the new year arrives, Portland will be exporting some laughter to the city of The Dalles. Starting in January, Route 30 Bottles & Brews, at 317 E. Second Street in downtown The Dalles, will be featuring comedy acts every first Saturday of the month.January 3, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..
<em> Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., about the transition of leadership and his role with a GOP-led White House and Congress: As the only Republican in the Oregon congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has taken on a new role with a change in national leadership.</em> “I’m in communication with the [Donald] Trump team about people seeking appoints to the administration,” he said. “I am giving advice to counsel and the vice president. That is an added responsibility that I am more than happy to take.”January 3, 2017 11:44 a.m. read more..
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