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Tuesday, October 31

 

SWC puts finishing touches on a state bid

MAUPIN – When the South Wasco County Redsides had a chance to land the knockout blow on North Clackamas Christian, they did not let up. They went in for the kill. The No. 8-ranked Redsides had all aspects of the game working like a well-oiled machine with the serves, passes and hits all delivering the necessary blows for a 25-10 win and the match in Friday’s 1A state sub-round matchup played in Maupin.

October 31, 2017 1:46 p.m. read more..
  

TD hit by White House decision

SALEM — The Trump administration is neglecting the U.S. government's obligation to build new homes for tribal members whose original abodes were submerged by dams along the Columbia River, members of Congressional delegations from Oregon and Washington said. Now a funding decision by the White House's Office of Management and Budget has put even the preparation work on hold. Put on hold is The Dalles Dam Tribal Housing Village development plan, which is considering three locations in Washington — at Spearfish, Wishram and Columbia Hills State Park — for a tribal village.

October 31, 2017 1:36 p.m. read more..


Warming Place seeks volunteers

The Warming Place opens Nov. 19, and volunteers are needed to run the shelter, which opens on the coldest nights to give the homeless a respite from winter weather.

October 31, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..


Scary Nights

A house on the corner of Pomona and Meadow Way gets into the spirit of Halloween for "Little Goblins" who will be visiting tonight.

October 31, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..


City approves $3.8M for pipelines

A major infrastructure upgrading project is about to get started in The Dalles. Last week, The Dalles City Council unanimously approved a $3.8 million contract with Crestline Construction for infrastructure projects.

October 31, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

Saturday, October 28



Long nights extend opportunities for stargazing

With the change of seasons, we’re entering that time of year when nights are long and darkness comes early. Starting Nov. 5, it’ll come even earlier with the end of daylight savings time. Our bright planets are no longer high in the evening sky and easy to see.

October 28, 2017 12:07 p.m. read more..


Huskies qualify for state

As a player, Sherman senior quarterback Jacob Justesen said it means the world to be working on the fourth playoff run in the last four years. Although this team has had its ups and downs, they are just starting to hit their stride. Justesen completed 5 of 8 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and he added 90 yards on the ground with a rushing score as the No. 10-ranked Sherman Huskies punched a state ticket following a 68-14 win over the No. 19 Perrydale Pirates Friday night in Perrydale.

October 28, 2017 12:05 p.m. read more..


The Dalles loses to Glencoe, 55-6

The Dalles football team scored the first touchdown of the game and appeared to have the momentum against 6A Glencoe. Over the final 39 minutes of game action, however, the Crimson Tide scored the final 55 points to lock down a 55-6 win on Friday at Hare Field in Hillsboro.

October 28, 2017 12:05 p.m. read more..


Undefeated Dufur dominates Glendale

With a chance at an undefeated regular season, the No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers charged hard and fired off at will in their 54-22 victory over Glendale in a 1A football contest played Friday afternoon at Gilchrist High School.

October 28, 2017 12:03 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Shocked by cartoon

To the editor: I opened the editorial page on Tuesday and was shocked to my core. The stereotypical depiction of a black person was prominent in one of the editorial “cartoons,” and I use the term loosely. Who on the editorial staff didn’t recognize that as a racist drawing?

October 28, 2017 11:56 a.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Don’t kneel, whine

To the editor: I believe most sports fans tune in to actually escape from rancorous reality by watching an exciting and rewarding football game. But they don’t tune in to see some player kneel and whine during our national anthem.

October 28, 2017 11:55 a.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Not normal times

To the editor: Had John F Kennedy written his Profiles in Courage in our time, which contemporary senator would he include? On Tuesday I had an answer: Jeff Flake, the Republican senator from Arizona. I don’t say that lightly. Flake’s politics are not my politics. His political beliefs have left me cold and others invoke passionate opposition. But these are not normal times.

October 28, 2017 11:55 a.m. read more..
  

Halloween Snack

A toothsome pumpkin, one of many submitted in a pumpkin contest at Gorge Outfitters in Rufus, enjoys a snack.

October 28, 2017 11:50 a.m. read more..


A cheerful setting for a very dark time

The Columbia Gorge Child Advocacy Center looks like a typical day care when one first walks in the door: the room is brightened by primary colors and hundreds of stuffed animals line shelves and window sills. It’s hard to see the cheerful space at Woods Court in Hood River and believe it is a place where children who are in trauma come, and that is exactly the point.

October 28, 2017 11:34 a.m. read more..


Trauma team

A 2-year-old boy arrived at Mid-Columbia Medical Center with a broken collarbone and extensive bruising on his arms and back several years ago. Scott Williams, a detective with the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, remembers getting that case to investigate. He described it as “heart-wrenching.”

October 28, 2017 11:31 a.m. read more..

Friday, October 27

 

TD cross country sending nine to state

PENDLETON – Last season during the 5A state meet in Eugene, The Dalles’ Emma Mullins finished 35th in a field of 96 runners. After placing sixth overall with a personal-record time of 19 minutes and 49.4 seconds at the Columbia River Conference District 5 Meet held Thursday in Pendleton, the junior gets another shot at the 5A’s top spot.

October 27, 2017 2:04 p.m. read more..
 

Sweet Deal

Bunny Henningsen and Jeremiah Paulsen of The Dalles Main Street show off bags of candy to be distributed to businesses taking part in the downtown’s Trick or Treat event on Halloween evening.

October 27, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..


County taxes coming due

Tax statements for Wasco County property owners were mailed on Oct. 25. Those paying their taxes in full by Nov. 15 will receive a 3 percent discount. If mailing, the taxes must be postmarked by the Nov. 15 date.

October 27, 2017 1:42 p.m. read more..


New space for birds of prey, visitors

Falcons, hawks, owls and eagles housed in the Raptor Interpretive Program at the Columbia Gorge Discovery will soon have a daytime view of the river — and visitors will have an outdoor view of the birds — with the completion of a new display area at the center Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..


Curbside recycling going to landfill

Many items that previously have been recycled are headed for the trash heap until Northwest officials figure out what to do with them. Jim Winterbottom, district manager of Waste Connections, Inc., which operates The Dalles Disposal and Hood River Garbage, told The Dalles City Council on Oct. 23 that China is not accepting recycled materials from the West Coast at this time. “All this stuff we’ve been getting away with for years is coming back to haunt us,” Winterbottom said.

October 27, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 26



Moment of truth arrives for TD

The Dalles boys’ soccer team added another goal against No. 1-ranked Hood River Valley and had the game tied at 1-apiece at the half, until two unanswered second-half goals opened the door to a 3-1 Eagle victory Tuesday evening at Henderson Field in Hood River.

October 26, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..


Lady Rangers fall in a five-set showdown

The Dufur Rangers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in this 1A state sub-round matchup, but the No. 20-ranked Griswold Grizzlies won the fourth set, 25-14, and broke open an 11-all fifth-set deadlock with a 4-1 run, capped by a kill from Kailey Mize for a 15-12 victory Wednesday in Dufur.

October 26, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Wonderful

To the editor: I would like to tell you about a wonderful concert that I attended Friday at St. Peter’s Landmark. I love going to concerts at the Landmark; the church is so beautiful, the music sounds so great — it’s almost magical.

October 26, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Baseless

To the editor: This letter is in response to those who’ve written letters to this paper with fearmongering claims that Congressman Walden is trying to rip health care away from people. These baseless arguments fly in the face of the fact that Obamacare is collapsing.

October 26, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..


Hostetler Fire

Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue attacked a fire inside a home at 750 Hostetler Way in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m., Oct. 25, after a neighbor heard a loud explosion and saw flames inside the home.

October 26, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
 

Veterans challenged to help troops

Army veteran Roger Howe gave a large cash donation to the Holidays for Heroes Committee Wednesday to use for care packages that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan — and he is challenging other veterans to do the same. “The fact that we are here, still walking and talking, and we have experienced what our troops are going through — we get what it means to get something from home,” said Howe, who deployed to Vietnam in 1968 with the 101st Airborne Division.

October 26, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


Jail won’t seek a tax measure

The regional jail board has decided not to ask voters again to pass a permanent tax rate to help fund the jail. Voters narrowly defeated the issue last spring. The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility board agreed at its Oct. 19 meeting that the matter was off the table for now.

October 26, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 25



Hawks volleyball loses their play-in match

MILWAUKIE – In an evenly-matched state play-in contest against No. 20-ranked Rex-Putnam, The Dalles volleyball team won the opening set by a 25-23 score, but the Kingsmen then ended up rebounding to take the final three sets by margins of 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 in a 5A contest played in Milwaukie.

October 25, 2017 1:46 p.m. read more..


Playoffs give TD a chance to make a run

Now that Tuesday’s 6-0 home loss to No. 8-ranked Hood River Valley is in the books, The Dalles head coach Oscar Nunez has his varsity group looking to make some magic this Saturday in their 5A state play-in matchup.

October 25, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..
 

Downtown welcomes ‘Trick-or-Treaters’

The Dalles downtown trick or treat activities will take place next Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. Orange pumpkin flyers in windows will indicate which businesses are participating in this annual Halloween event. Parents are encouraged to park in the parking lot across from The Dalles City Park (Fifth and Union streets) and walk to keep downtown traffic to a minimum.

October 25, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..


Suiting up for Halloween

There’s a new “fright shop” in town. Halloween is less than a week away and community members can find a wide variety of costumes, masks and all types of accessories in one convenient location. For the second year, Costumes to Suit Your Fancy is located in the old Griffith Motors building at 523 E. Third Street. The temporary business not only makes Halloween shopping more convenient, but provides more costuming options.

October 25, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..


Referee shortage critical in region

The number of referees available to preside over basketball games in five counties has declined to the point that it could soon adversely affect the ability of young athletes to compete. That’s the message being delivered by Chris Kaseberg, commissioner for the Mid-Columbia Basketball Association.

October 25, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..


Lone Pine maintenance challenge

This is the fourth of a four-part series looking at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. This final article reviews current maintenance levels at Lone Pine.

October 25, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 24



Dufur cruises past Pilot Rock, 58-22

Hagen Pence rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Derek Frakes and Cole Kortge connected twice for long scores in No. 2-ranked and undefeated Dufur’s 58-22 romp over Pilot Rock Friday in Dufur.

October 24, 2017 2 p.m. read more..
 

Sherman netters lose both matches

The Sherman Huskies had a handful of matches and tournament canceled due to fires and bad air quality, but managed to win three of their final four matches, including a Big Sky Conference Crossover match last Thursday in five sets against Condon-Wheeler to earn a district spot in Moro.

October 24, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..


Rangers wrangle Ione in three

The Dufur Rangers vaulted into the championship round after a 25-18, 25-19, 25-9 three-set sweep over Ione on Saturday, as the team dropped 19 aces, and Chloe Beeson had eight kills, three aces and four digs.

October 24, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..


SWC nets sweep over Sherman

In their district opener versus Sherman, Myers dropped 12 kills, and the trio of Allie Noland, Ana Popchock and Jacqueline Noland tacked on six kills apiece in a 25-17, 25-22, 25-17 sweep.

October 24, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..


Lady Redsides crowned as district champs

MORO – After a 20-win campaign and a No. 2 seed at last season’s Big Sky Conference, the short-handed Lady Redsides were dispatched from postseason contention with back-to-back sweep losses. Saturday in Moro, No. 8-ranked South Wasco County was singing a redemption song following sweeps of Sherman and Dufur on its way to its first-ever volleyball district championship.

October 24, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Working together

To the editor: The Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network, a community organization we founded and continue to lead, is approaching its first anniversary. We’d like to take this opportunity to share some information about this organization.

October 24, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..
  

MCCOG seeks to divest by Jan. 31

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, which decided in August to shutter its doors, anticipates divesting itself of all its programs by Jan. 31, 2018, the MCCOG board heard last Tuesday. One possible wrinkle is the handoff of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

October 24, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..


Sherman Royalty

Friday in Moro, Sherman High School had its Homecoming Court announced, with seniors Sierra Fellner and Reese Blake picking up queen and king honors.

October 24, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..


Two killed in I-84 crashes

THE DALLES — Aileen Pineda-Garcia, 18, was killed Sunday morning when her car went off Interstate 84 and crashed into a tree near milepost 76, just west of the Rowena exit. According to an Oregon State Police report, the single vehicle accident occurred just before 6 a.m. Oct. 22.

October 24, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..


Tribal housing efforts looming

This is the third of a four-part series looking at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. This story looks at plans to fulfill decades-old promises of housing for tribal members displaced by dams.

October 24, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

Saturday, October 21



‘­My river’ a source of comfort

This four-part series looks at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. The second article, presented here, shares the viewpoints of two women who have lived at Lone Pine for years.

October 21, 2017 12:01 p.m. read more..


Dufur rolls, 58-22

Hagen Pence rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Derek Frakes and Cole Kortge connected twice for long scores in No. 2-ranked Dufur’s 58-22 romp over Pilot Rock Friday in Dufur.

October 21, 2017 11:54 a.m. read more..


Hawks end losing streak in style

After a tough first game back, The Dalles quarterback Gabe Helseth showed his worth on the football field. Helseth rushed for three touchdowns, tossed another, and the Riverhawks rolled out to a 34-6 first-quarter lead in a 53-6 win over Benson Friday at Sid White Field.

October 21, 2017 11:52 a.m. read more..


Huskies take one step closer to a playoff bid

MORO – Having an extra week to prepare for Arlington-Condon paid huge dividends for the Sherman Huskies. Bradley Moe rushed for 107 yards and Jacob Justesen rushed for two scores and added a pair of touchdown passes, as the No. 12-ranked Sherman Huskies jumped out to a 46-0 halftime lead on their way to a 46-8 victory over Arlington-Condon Friday in a Big Sky Conference showdown on homecoming night in Moro.

October 21, 2017 11:50 a.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Knowledge

To the editor: In the Oct. 10 Opinion column, “Tragedy revives gun argument,” Mark Gibson made a false statement. He wrote, “But AR stands for ‘assault rifle.’” It actually stands for Armalite, the company that produced it.

October 21, 2017 11:39 a.m. read more..
 

Friday, October 20



Region’s native culture celebrated Nov. 4

The “Columbia River Indian Autumn” celebration is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Admission is free for the event that features artisans, musicians and vendors from regional tribes.

October 20, 2017 1:58 p.m. read more..


A fateful ride to Lone Pine

This four-part series looks at the Lone Pine Native American treaty fishing in-lieu site, which overlooks The Dalles Dam. The first article describes homeless advocate Dorothy Rodriguez’s push to help meet needs at the site.

October 20, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..


TD’s Voodre works her voodoo on Mac-Hi

Don’t look now, but The Dalles girls’ soccer team is heating up at the right time. Freshman Zara Voodre scored a hat trick and Addie Klindt tacked on another goal in the Riverhawks’ 4-1 triumph over Mac-Hi in a road varsity match played in Milton-Freewater.

October 20, 2017 1:49 p.m. read more..


Sherman wins a five-set thriller

It has been a long time since the Sherman Huskies earned a district tournament berth. Thursday, the drought ended in thrilling fashion, as the Lady Huskies fought hard for a five-set road win over Condon-Wheeler Thursday in a district crossover match played in Condon.

October 20, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..


Rangers drop Mitchell-Spray in three sets

The Dufur Rangers won their eighth match in a row, sixth by sweep, over Mitchell-Spray by final scores of 25-3, 25-13, and 25-13 Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference District Crossover game played at Dufur High School.

October 20, 2017 1:44 p.m. read more..


Lady Hawks victorious at Burnside Invite

Five of the top seven Lady Riverhawk varsity runners finished 20th or better in a first-place effort, Emily Johnson won the junior varsity race, and the junior varsity boys had six harriers place in the top-10 for top honors at the Kyle Burnside Wildhorse Invitational Thursday in Pendleton.

October 20, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
 

Board OKs new contract with Sunshine Mill in TD

In a 5-4 vote Tuesday, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board voted to convert two balloon payments owed by Sunshine Mill into a single monthly payment. The restructured agreement with Sunshine, the old grain silo property that is operating as Copa Di Vino, a wine distribution company, will require payments of approximately $12,800 a month beginning next March. They will continue until August 2021.

October 20, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..


Christmas giving: Community to support troops

Community members in The Dalles and Hood River are asked to donate snack and hygiene items to make Christmas merrier for an Oregon National Guard platoon and other troops in Afghanistan. The goal of the Holidays for Heroes Committee is to pack at least 30 boxes at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 16.

October 20, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 19



TD netters push Hood River Valley to five sets

With a capacity crowd looking on, The Dalles volleyball team pushed Hood River Valley to the brink, but the No. 11-ranked Eagles found a way to battle back from a 2-1 deficit with wins of 25-11 and 15-11 in the final two sets to score a victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

October 19, 2017 1:55 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Real reform

To the editor: Our 35 percent corporate tax rate encourages businesses to move profits and jobs to low-tax nations. At the same time, deductions and loopholes allow major companies like GE and Apple to avoid paying taxes. Done responsibly, there could be bipartisan support for corporate tax reform.

October 19, 2017 1:45 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Pay respects

To the editor: Regarding your editorial, “Compromise is becoming lost art.'” The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it best: "I have usually sought to avoid compromise, because it more often than not turns out to involve an abdication of principle," and "Consensus is the absence of leadership.”

October 19, 2017 1:44 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: NFL question

To the editor: I have a question for those people boycotting the NFL because some players are not standing for the anthem, an action which you believe disrespects veterans, though that is clearly not their intent.

October 19, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..
 

Sinfonietta rehearsal delights area students

Over 80 schoolchildren from The Dalles were treated Tuesday night to a dress rehearsal by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s (CGOA) Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta concert was comprised of musical selections from popular movies — songs the young crowd immediately recognized from Star Wars, Spider-Man and Frozen, to name a few.

October 19, 2017 1:32 p.m. read more..
 

Coffee supply company sets up shop in TD

Post Canyon Coffee Roasters, a new company in The Dalles, is perfecting the art of roasting organic coffee beans at home and getting their product into the hands of local coffee lovers.

October 19, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..


Company scrambles to pack undamaged pears

A packing line and an estimated 100,000-150,000 boxes of pears were destroyed by Wednesday’s fire at the Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Company in Bingen and officials are scrambling to find a place to finish packing about 1,000 bins of pears.

October 19, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 18

 

Hoops signups are tonight at 6 p.m.

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

October 18, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..


TD is staying on its top course

Through the 2017 campaign, The Dalles Riverhawks have shown that they can perform at its highest level when the stakes are raised. The boys won their event and the girls placed second, as the team netted 21 personal records at Wednesday’s five-team dual at Tualatin High School.

October 18, 2017 1:54 p.m. read more..


TD boys qualify for the playoffs

Three years ago, The Dalles boys’ soccer team won two games. Last year, they won four. Alex Gutierrez had a goal and an assist, Juan Heredia added two more assists in The Dalles’ 4-1 playoff-clinching win, the fifth of the season, Tuesday over Pendleton.

October 18, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..


Hawks win 2-1; qualify for the 5A playoffs

The Dalles girls’ soccer team started the season with five consecutive losses and were outscored 29-0 over that span. After Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Pendleton, the Lady Riverhawks punched their postseason ticket.

October 18, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..


Council focuses on room tax

Forming a tourism advisory committee and addressing the impact of the homeless emerged as top interests at a Monday work session of The Dalles City Council regarding distribution of room tax. Those two topics were also among the top ideas generated at a Sept. 18 public hearing the council held on tourism and how to spend room tax dollars.

October 18, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..


Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co. burns

Flames engulf the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co, located in Bingen just east of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday morning in this photo by Kyle Coxon, taken from a White Salmon bluff at about 8:15 a.m.

October 18, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..


Turnaround in outbreak

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made it his priority to ensure the local animal shelter survives, saying the town needs to have dog control. That’s welcome news to Janna Hage, who was recently asked by the Home at Last Humane Society to help it recover from a ringworm outbreak that shut down operations.

October 18, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..


Walden forum sparks debate

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held a town hall in Grass Valley Monday that sparked debate between audience members reflective of the deep divide between ideologies across America.

October 18, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 17



TD’s top athletes

The Dalles athletes were named as the top representatives for the month of September. The athletes are, from left to right, Courtney Hert (soccer), Samantha Stanley (cheer), Alberto Gallegos (soccer), JR Scott (football) and Lindsi Logue (volleyball). Not pictured is Gabe Lira (cross country).

October 17, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..


TD boys soccer loses 7-1 to 6A Tualatin

Setting up for tonight’s make-or-break game at Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ soccer team has been outscored. TD trailed 3-1 at the half, but 6A Tualatin scored four straight goals in a 7-1 victory Saturday in a non-league match played at Wahtonka.

October 17, 2017 1:49 p.m. read more..


TD drops match to Rex-Putnam

In a re-scheduled volleyball match played last Friday afternoon, the No. 24-ranked Dalles Riverhawks lost the first two sets in what was a four-set loss to Rex-Putnam, by margins of 20-25, 13-25, 25-19, 17-25, at Kurtz Gym.

October 17, 2017 1:49 p.m. read more..


Sherman claims sweep over Lyle

Sherman head coach Amy Huffman had a chance to play several of her players in multiple positions. Those switches turned out to be positive, as the Lady Huskies came through for a sweep by scores of 25-8, 25-19, 25-14 Monday in a non-league match at Lyle.

October 17, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..


SWC wraps up play with a win

MAUPIN – The South Wasco County Redsides wrapped up its 2017 regular season schedule with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-13 three-set sweep over Monument-Dayville in a non-league volleyball match played Saturday in Maupin.

October 17, 2017 1:46 p.m. read more..


Colonel Wright takes cross country crown

On a day when record numbers were achieved, Colonel Wright School reclaimed local bragging rights with the most students in attendance at the 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country Meet held on Sept. 26 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

October 17, 2017 1:44 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Cancer awareness

To the editor: This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's also a great time to remember those who are battling all forms of this dreaded disease and to celebrate those who have had or have cancer.

October 17, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..
 

Transients cleared from overpass

Earlier this month, after getting multiple complaints, city police told transients living under the freeway overpass by Dairy Queen to clear out. It was done at nighttime, when they were more likely to be there, said The Dalles Police Capt. Jamie Carrico. Police logs show five people were asked to move along on Oct. 5.

October 17, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..


‘Distinguished Service’ nominee names sought

As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s time to consider nominations for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service Awards” that are given out in January. Chamber members are invited to nominate an individual or business that represents the qualities outlined in the various award descriptions.

October 17, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..


Shop Fire

A Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue crew monitors a single-story shop at 3518 West Second Street for residual fire after extinguishing flames. The blaze was reported about 9:45 a.m.

October 17, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..


Wyden talks Trump, forest plan

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held his 854th town hall since taking office in 1996 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Friday evening. “I just felt there was unprecedented interest toward what’s going on in Washington, D.C., so I’m going to give you unprecedented access,” he said after being introduced by The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence, who drew tickets in a lottery system to select speakers.

October 17, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..

Saturday, October 14

 

Rangers add on to their streak

In back-to-back weeks, the No. 1-ranked Dufur Rangers were going to see where they stood in the 1A landscape. Friday, Asa Farrell, Hagen Pence and Abraham Kilby scored two times apiece to help lead the Rangers to a 58-14 win on the road against No. 13 Arlington-Condon on senior night Thursday in Arlington.

October 14, 2017 12:02 p.m. read more..


Hawks lose 14-6 to Woodburn

The Dalles Riverhawk defense did all it could, but the offense could not achieve much success through the air or on the ground in Friday’s 14-6 varsity football loss to Woodburn.

October 14, 2017 12:01 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Civil gun discussion

To the editor: This is an open letter to gun owners in my community. I am confident that we are all alike in this way: We all feel great shock and sadness about the people who were recently killed and seriously injured in the Las Vegas shooting. We are different in this way: I do not own any guns. I don’t believe that this difference needs to divide us the way it has often done.

October 14, 2017 11:47 a.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: It takes knowledge

To the editor: It is more difficult to engage a man with the word g-o-d than it is with a specific topic derived from the Scriptures. If I began a conversation with a man using the word g-o-d this and g-o-d that it would be a very short conversation. It is much more reasonable to say, “Did you know that the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah foretold of the Jewish people returning to their land after their dispersion by the Romans?”

October 14, 2017 11:46 a.m. read more..
  

Chamber celebrates Thursday

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership appreciation celebration Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

October 14, 2017 11:40 a.m. read more..
 

Tackling Type 1

Connor Shortt, a 2014 grad of The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, always had his eye on some type of work in the medical field. He wasn’t sure just what it would be until May 2016, when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after his sophomore year at Pacific University. Now he wants to be an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in treatment of the disease.

October 14, 2017 11:33 a.m. read more..

Friday, October 13



No. 11 Pendleton beats TD in four

The Dalles boys’ soccer team held Hermiston scoreless in the first half, and dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the No. 14-ranked Bulldogs scored three unanswered goals, and then broke open a 3-1 lead with three more goals in a 6-1 victory Thursday in The Dalles.

October 13, 2017 1:42 p.m. read more..


Lady Hawks lose on a penalty kick

A penalty kick goal off the foot of Hermiston’s MaKayla Pacheco in the 51st minute gave the Lady Bulldogs all the offense they needed in a 1-0 victory Thursday in Hermiston. “We shut them down and didn’t make one mistake, everyone was on tonight, everyone stepped up, and everyone played their hearts out,” said TD head coach Oscar Nunez.

October 13, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..


No. 11 Pendleton beats TD in four

The Dalles volleyball team fired at will against Pendleton, jumping ahead 1-0 in the match after a 25-19 win. Over the next three sets, however, the No. 11-ranked Lady Buckaroos were dialed in to the tune of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19 scores to pull off the four-set victory Thursday in Columbia River Conference action in Pendleton.

October 13, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..


Rangers pull off league upset

DUFUR – When Mikayla Kelly is standing tall at the net, she has an ability to make momentum-changing blocks, change shots and frustrate opposing hitters. The 6-foot sophomore logged a career-high 10 blocks and the team totaled 17 for the match in No. 18 Dufur’s four-set home victory over No. 5 South Wasco County Thursday on senior night in Dufur.

October 13, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..
 

TD Main Street wins award

The Dalles Main Street has won a statewide “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization-Best Retail Event” award for a campaign geared to boost downtown businesses.

October 13, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..


CGCC begins search for new president

The search for the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College entered a key phase this week with selection of a 17-member search committee by the board of education. The volunteer committee represents various public sectors as well as college students, faculty and staff. CORRECTION: The board voted unanimously to appoint the 17-member committee.

October 13, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..


Railroads, officials discuss concerns

Representatives of the two major railroads that operate in the Columbia River Gorge and government leaders from around the area recently met in an effort to bridge communication gaps amid controversy. In a “listening summit” that stretched over six hours at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, railroad officials from Union Pacific (on the Oregon side of the Columbia River), and BNSF (on the Washington side), met with local mayors, county officials, and other community leaders to discuss a variety of issues.

October 13, 2017 1:20 p.m. read more..


Report card: Chenowith boosts scores

Chenowith Elementary School showed a 20 percent gain in overall academic achievement in the 2016-17 school year, according to the just-released state school report card. In a statement on the state report card, Chenowith Principal Anne Shull said it was “a year of celebration for Chenowith and our students!”

October 13, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..


Starry Night

The Shaver tug Deschutes uses flood lamps to light up a work area as they build a tow on the Columbia River near Dallesport to push downstream.

October 13, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 12



CGBA hosts Sunday tryout

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

October 12, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..


Recreation signups are set for Oct. 18

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

October 12, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..
 

TD girls lose to HRV, 5-0

Addie Klindt made 15 saves in 50 minutes and Victoria Barragan put forth a solid effort in the middle in The Dalles girls’ soccer teams 5-0 loss Tuesday to No. 11-ranked Hood River Valley.

October 12, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..


Redsides hoping for success

The South Wasco County Redsides have three games left on their schedule and head coach Mike Waine is looking to get his group back on the winning track. The first step toward that direction is at 1 p.m. Friday in Echo for a non-league football matchup versus Huntington.

October 12, 2017 1:55 p.m. read more..


League title up for grabs tonight

In the second half last week against Sherman, the No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers had their power running game running fluidly for 211 second-half yards on 21 rushes in a 54-22 victory. Now the Rangers, the state’s 10th-best scoring offense, contends with an Arlington-Condon defense that ranks first in the 1A class at 11 points a game (66 total points allowed).

October 12, 2017 1:53 p.m. read more..


Riverhawks are poised to break their streak

For The Dalles Riverhawks, it all comes down to a three-game season for them to realize their goals of finishing with a winning record. The first battle comes at 7 p.m. Friday against Woodburn, a team that is 1-5 on the year and in the midst of a three-game losing streak. “I think they are ready,” said coach Steve Sugg on his team’s mentality ahead of Friday.

October 12, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Beyond belief

To the editor: Let me begin by admitting that I am probably one of the “Leftists” that Ms. Ricarte is constantly blaming for just about every “problem” that American society has these days. But this time I feel compelled to respond to the diatribe she blames on “The Left.”

October 12, 2017 1:45 p.m. read more..
 

Photos show fire losses

CASCADE LOCKS (AP) — Aerial photos show severe damage to some parts of the Columbia River Gorge from a large wildfire that continues to burn.

October 12, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..


Expansion planned for Klindt Cove park

The Port of The Dalles will increase the size of Klindt Cove Kiwanis Park by another 1.25 acres, expanding onto an adjacent lot to the west. Kathy Norton, assistant to the port director, said the upcoming development calls for additional parking, a walking path, heating for the restrooms, landscaping of the new lot, and a butterfly garden.

October 12, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..


‘Bogey’ finds his home on golf course links

Two men and a cat walk into a golf pro shop … This is not a joke, but a simple story of compassion unfolding every day at The Dalles Country Club. Enter a petite gray and white cat whose legacy might have ended years before if it were not for the care of Jerry Christensen and Sony Smith.

October 12, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 11



The Dalles breaks through in loss to No. 1 HRV

In a four-year span, the matchup between Hood River Valley and The Dalles has been lopsided, with the Eagles outscoring the Riverhawks by a 40-0 margin in the past eight matches. Tuesday, The Dalles got a goal on the scoreboard by Alberto Gallegos at the 61-minute mark to tie the game at 1-apiece, but with eight minutes left in regulation, HRV’s Saul Chavarria scored the eventual game-winner on a penalty kick in No. 1-ranked HRV’s 2-1 road triumph.

October 11, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..


TD netters lose in five to Hermiston

With a chance to pull off the season sweep against Hermiston, The Dalles volleyball team led 2-1 in the match, but could not hold on, losing the next two sets in a five-set loss Tuesday in Hermiston. TD remains one game ahead of Hermiston for the third and final playoff slot.

October 11, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..


No. 5 SWC nets fifth sweep

Jacqueline Noland and Jada Myers were each a perfect 12 of 12 on serves, and the duo combined for 13 kills on 23 of 27 swings in No. 5 South Wasco County’s 25-17, 25-10, 25-12 three-set sweep over Ione Tuesday in Maupin. The sweep was the team’s fifth of the season.

October 11, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..


Dufur posts four-set road win

MORO – The Dufur Rangers clamped down their No. 2 spot in the Big Sky conference rankings with a 26-24, 20-25, 25-12, 25-16 four-set road victory Tuesday night in Moro.

October 11, 2017 1:37 p.m. read more..
 

Granada bid for city money denied

Granada Theater owner Chuck Gomez appealed to The Dalles City Council on Monday for $3,000 to market the grand reopening the weekend of Nov. 10, but was denied that request.

October 11, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..


Nod to DA for new hire

Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley can’t say enough about his newest employee. Kurt Cochran, who is helping digitize the office’s huge backlog of paper files, “has a great sense of humor,” Nisley said. “He’s got a great work ethic. He gets to work early and he stays late.” Cochran has a disability, and the attorney’s office was recently named the “Best New Employer” by the Mid-Columbia Employment First team at an awards banquet.

October 11, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..


Play Time

Camdon Cooper, 5, upends himself at Treetop Play Park at Sorosis Park Tuesday, where he and his brother Callin, 4, were taking advantage of cool dry fall weather to explore the many nooks and crannies of the park.

October 11, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..


Three dogs die in vehicle

Three dogs who had been dead for 24 to 48 hours were pulled from a man’s vehicle in the 3500 block of West Second Street on Oct. 1. He has been charged with one count of first-degree animal neglect regarding all three animals.

October 11, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 10



Huskies take sweep win at CW

With 11 calendar days before the start of district action, Sherman head coach Amy Huffman has her volleyball team finding its groove. The Lady Huskies moved into fourth place, a half-game behind Ione, after posting an impressive three-set road sweep over Condon-Wheeler Friday in a Big Sky conference match played at Condon High School.

October 10, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..


SWC loses 64-6 to Perrydale

The South Wasco County Redsides were able to move the ball against Perrydale, but turnovers and miscues, coupled by a neck injury to Kabe Frederick short-circuited any offensive flow in Friday’s 64-6 Homecoming loss to the Pirates in Maupin.

October 10, 2017 1:50 p.m. read more..


TD ready for a rebound effort

Coming off a third-straight loss, a 43-0 shutout at home against Rainier, The Dalles head football coach Steve Sugg has plans in place to get the offense and defense playing at the level they were earlier in the season.

October 10, 2017 1:48 p.m. read more..


TD harriers come out strong at Champoeg

On a cool, fall day in Newberg Saturday, The Dalles freshman Hanna Ziegehagen added another successful chapter to her rise up the cross country ranks. In her fifth-career race at the Champoeg Invitational on Saturday, Ziegenhagen finished eighth overall with a time of 19 minutes and 59.72 seconds, a personal record, and she became just the 11th female runner since 1993 to hit less than 20 minutes in a race. Aside from Ziegenhagen’s lights-out performance, of the 42 Riverhawk boys and girls in the junior varsity and varsity races, 31 had their career-best marks.

October 10, 2017 1:46 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: U.S. has racist history

To the editor: The United States has a sordid history of oppressing blacks and minorities for over 400 years. Slavery began in the Virginia Colony in 1609. In 2017, we have yet to live out the true meaning of our creed “…that all men are created equal.”

October 10, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
  

City ends pot buffer zone fight

The Dalles City Council has taken action to avoid a potentially costly legal battle with a marijuana business located within 1,000 feet of another pot shop, which is not allowed under a city ordinance. After meeting in executive session on Sept. 25, members of the city council returned to open session and voted 4-0 to pull the plug on legal moves against Columbia River Herbals LLC and its owner, Norm Brock.

October 10, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


‘I AM...’ exhibit opens

The second “I AM…” photo shoot has taken place involving local students and teachers and an exhibit of that work will be available for viewing Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Riverenza, 401 East 10th Street. Keilman Dental Clinic PC created the platform for the I AM campaign that “encourages conversations around our uniqueness and how participants see themselves.”

October 10, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..
 

Buehler visits TD to ‘listen and learn’

Oregon Rep. Knute Buehler is visiting The Dalles on Thursday to talk with GOP leaders about his campaign to oust Gov. Kate Brown, who he strongly criticizes for “failed leadership.” “I am traveling the state listening and learning,” said Buehler, who resides in Bend and represents House District 54.

October 10, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..


Bomb squad called; device ‘fake’

The Oregon State Police bomb squad was called to an address in the 2500 block of East 12th Street Friday night on a suspected explosive device, which turned out to be fake, police said.

October 10, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


CGBA to host team tryouts

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

October 10, 2017 12:39 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 9



Whipping up options

The Dalles-based NüCulture creates a creamy cashew spread that is dairy-free alternative to cheese spread.

October 9, 2017 9:01 a.m. read more..

Saturday, October 7

 

CGCC seeks public input on new president

What are the leadership qualities the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College should possess to best reflect the needs of our region? In the wake of the Sept. 29 resignation of Dr. Frank Toda, who served as CGCC’s president since 2001, the public is being invited to join college faculty, staff and students next week in helping answer that question through a series of community forums.

October 7, 2017 11:54 a.m. read more..


No. 2-ranked Dufur powers past Sherman

DUFUR – With the score tied at 22-all early in the third quarter, Dufur head coach Jack Henderson called on his rugged running duo of Ian Cleveland and Hagen Pence to carry the load. The Bruise Brothers delivered with a combined 211 second-half yards on 21 rushes, as the No. 2-ranked Rangers broke open a 22-all tie with 32 unanswered points in a 54-22 victory over the Sherman Huskies Friday in Dufur.

October 7, 2017 11:49 a.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Thank Gibson for view

To the editor: I wanted to thank Mark Gibson for his view on the NFL protests. His was not an angry, loud response, but a well-thought-out perspective on what should be the expectations of all Americans when it comes to liberty and equality.

October 7, 2017 11:40 a.m. read more..
   

From Books to Bikes

For several years, it has been a tradition for members of the Masonic Lodge in The Dalles to purchase bicycles and then donate them to local schools as an incentive to encourage youngsters to do more reading. Hew Hillis, master of Wasco Masonic Lodge No. 15, said members have engaged in the program since 2014.

October 7, 2017 11:21 a.m. read more..

Friday, October 6



Thursday, October 5



Riverhawk netters lose in 5 to HRV

The Dalles Riverhawks fell behind by two sets, but won the third and fourth sets, in a five-set loss to Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played at Vannet Court.

October 5, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..


Fate of the Big Sky hangs in the balance on Friday

DUFUR – For the past eight years, Dufur and Sherman have created a classic crosstown rivalry as two of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference and the state. The last two times the teams have slugged it out on the gridiron during the regular season, however, the Huskies have won both games by a combined four points, last year winning by a 30-24 margin on their way to a Big Sky title. “We’re very excited for this challenge,” said Dufur head coach Jack Henderson. “Sherman is a very athletic team that creates issues for their opponents in all three phases of the game.”

October 5, 2017 1:32 p.m. read more..


No. 3 Rainier presents a tall task for TD

A week after losing 14-6 to 4A La Grande in a game played without standout quarterback Andrew Peasley, The Dalles football team hosts the 3A classification’s No. 3 team, Rainier in a contest slated for 7 p.m. on Homecoming night this Friday from Sid White Field.

October 5, 2017 1:29 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Unsettling story

To the editor: This newspaper’s recent insert, The Gorge Sportsman, included an article “Reeling in the Rulebreakers” about Oregon State Police’s sport fishery enforcement effort in the Columbia River Gorge.

October 5, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: NFL for equality

To the editor: When I see the NFL players kneeling with heads bowed — supported by their staff — I see it as praying for more equality in our country. Equal justice, equal opportunity and freedom from prejudice.

October 5, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..
 

Tygh Valley recycler branches out

There’s a significant new player in the area’s recycling network. Emerald Systems LLC is a sustainability consulting and materials management company based in Tygh Valley, and the startup business has big plans.

October 5, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..


I-84 to close for blasting

Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns and delays for rock blasting necessary to build the latest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in a series of as many as seven closures that began Wednesday near milepost 53.

October 5, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..


Infected animal shelter to close for cleaning

Home At Last Humane Society has been open about problems it’s been having since June with a ringworm outbreak. Finally, a board member called a former HAL director for help. That director, Janna Hage, began volunteering with the shelter just last week. “Quite frankly, ringworm isn’t the issue going on with the shelter,” Hage said. “It’s a symptom of what the problem is.”

October 5, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..


Wednesday, October 4



TD loses in five

The Dalles Riverhawks fell behind by two sets, but won the third and fourth sets, in a five-set loss to Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played at Vannet Court.

October 4, 2017 12:24 p.m. read more..


Dufur knocks off Ione in three

The Dufur Rangers started strong and finished even stronger in a three-set road volleyball sweep in Ione Tuesday by final margins of 25-8, 25-21, 25-13.

October 4, 2017 12:24 p.m. read more..


Huskies post a sweep over Mitchell-Spray

Staked by the solid all-around play of Sammy Lepinski in the middle and Savannah Moe at setter, the Sherman Huskies moved into third place in the Big Sky Conference after a three-set home sweep by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-8 over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in Moro.

October 4, 2017 12:22 p.m. read more..


TD boys pick up 4-2 victory

The Dalles boys’ soccer team took another step closer to clamping down a postseason berth with a 4-2 victory Tuesday against Pendleton in a Columbia River Conference matchup played in The Dalles.

October 4, 2017 12:20 p.m. read more..


Hawks jump up to second place

MaKenna Wilcox scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 68-minute mark and Addy Klindt made six saves in The Dalles’ 1-0 win over Pendleton Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference girls’ soccer game played at Pendleton high School.

October 4, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..


TD sets 10 personal records in Washington

Emily Johnson claimed an individual award for eighth place, two others were close to the top-10, and The Dalles cross country team racked up 10 personal records, along with a season-best mark at the Curtis Invitational Meet held Saturday at University Place in Washington. “Our kids ran well,” said TD head coach Bob Thouvenel.

October 4, 2017 12:16 p.m. read more..
  

TD artist focuses on pomegranate

Pomegranates and their topographical and cultural power will be the focus when artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield speaks Oct. 6 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Pepin-Wakefield, who lives in The Dalles and has an additional studio in Tieton in Klickitat County, will give her free talk at 7 p.m. at the center, 213 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

October 4, 2017 12:04 p.m. read more..


Health District gains accreditation

The North Central Public Health District is among the first 10 such districts in Oregon to earn accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. The voluntary accreditation means the health district meets nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence-based standards.

October 4, 2017 12:02 p.m. read more..


Disney Day

It’s Spirit Week at The Dalles, Dufur and South Wasco County high schools and students have been challenged to dress in theme costumes and participate in fun challenges each day this week.

October 4, 2017 11:53 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 3

  

No. 9 SWC scores a sweep over Condon

No. 9-ranked South Wasco County won its fourth consecutive non-tournament match in three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-19 over Condon-Wheeler Thursday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played in Condon.

October 3, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


Riverhawks lose a 14-6 heartbreaker

The Dalles held a 6-0 first-quarter lead, but La Grande answered with runs by Isaac Chamberlain and Parker Robinson, and the Tiger defense made the lead hold up in a 14-6 victory Friday at Sid White Field.

October 3, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


Justesen shines in Sherman’s victory

Another week, another blowout and another top-flight passing display by Sherman’s Jacob Justesen. The senior quarterback completed 8 of 16 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Sherman Huskies to a 48-6 drubbing of Touchet, Wash., Friday in a non-league football contest.

October 3, 2017 1:20 p.m. read more..


No. 4 Rangers take fourth straight, 58-22

Derek Frakes completed all eight of his passes for 134 yards and three scores, as the No. 4-ranked Dufur Rangers scored on their first six first-half possessions in a 58-22 romp over Perrydale Friday in a Big Sky conference matchup.

October 3, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Don’t repeat mistakes

To the editor: Last month, a few days after the 150th anniversary of Karl Marx's Capital, President Trump embarrassed himself in a speech to the United Nations. World leaders laughed after he made ignorant remarks about socialism, and its supposedly universal track record of "poverty and misery." How do we begin to set the record straight? What Trump failed to grasp is that there is no single economic program called socialism. And, of the many different socialisms, the track record ranges from horrific failure to smashing success.

October 3, 2017 1:13 p.m. read more..
  

Recycling services brace for trouble

Decisions in faraway China may soon have a direct, and possibly damaging, impact on local recycling programs. According to Jim Winterbottom, district manager of The Dalles Disposal/Hood River Garbage, China is poised to ban the import of many materials that are currently recycled in that country. “Drastic changes that have been announced in the international recycling markets within the last three months are causing a potential crisis in terms of our recycling industry on the West Coast in particular,” Winterbottom explained.

October 3, 2017 1:06 p.m. read more..


Fully Engulfed

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a fully engulfed car fire Monday afternoon in the alley between East 10th and 11th streets.

October 3, 2017 1:04 p.m. read more..
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