Stories for May 2018

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Thursday, May 31



TDHS wins welding event

For the second year running, a student from The Dalles High School has won a regional welding competition. Senior Luke Petroff took first and junior Jaeden Biehn repeated her third place finish from the year before at the second annual Central Oregon Welding Contest held at Central Oregon Community College in Bend on March 23.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

Sluggers put up big numbers

The Dalles’ 14U Sluggers Junior Baseball Organization squad posted a 2-1-1 record last weekend at the Bend Tournament, with victories over Sprague and Madras.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hops and Hogs for Father’s Day

If you are looking for something new to do with dad for Father’s Day, the first Gorge Hops and Hogs Fest in downtown The Dalles might be just the ticket. The barbecue contest will be held at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park on Saturday, June 16, and is sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Sedition Brewing Company.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dry Cleaner Connection opens

Rack one up for the return of dry cleaning service to The Dalles and Hood River. MariBeth and Joe Guenther opened Dry Cleaner Connections this month at 1301 12th St. in Hood River, which is located next to The Mesquitery/The Shed. In June, the Guenthers will open a Dry Cleaner Connection location in The Dalles at 208 E. Fourth Street.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Spring Migrant

A hummingbird flutters its wings while perched on a dead branch of an Azure dogwood in rural Wasco County.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, May 30



TD wastewater discharge exceeds E. coli limits

The City of The Dalles Wastewater Treatment Plant has discharged effluent into the Columbia River that exceeds the plant’s limit for E. coli due to incomplete disinfection, according to a May 30 press release from the City of The Dalles.

May 30, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..


Cherry volume down, prices good

The volume of cherries is down this year due to cold spring weather that kept bees from coming out of their hives and pollinating flowers, but orchardists still expect a good return in the marketplace. “Our crop is lighter than last year, but we expect to do alright financially unless we get a rain storm, or there is a problem with trade,” said Ken Polehn, a cherry grower who is president of the Wasco County Farm Bureau.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
   

Senior Walk

Maria Keilman, a salutatorian of the Class of 2018 at The Dalles High School, participated in the Senior Walk at her grade school, St. Mary’s Academy, on Wednesday morning. The group of seniors at St. Mary’s then visited classrooms. In the kindergarten, a boy announced he could tie his shoes, and a teacher’s aide reminded the seniors that that was something they would’ve once said.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Students sing for hospitalized kids

Gillian Wolf, who lives in The Dalles and is a junior at Hood River Valley High School, recently donned a Disney princess costume, and, with two fellow students also in costume, sang for kids at hospitals in Portland. The effort was part of Wolf’s extended application project, a requirement for each junior at Hood River Valley.

May 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Five women’ opens Friday

The Dalles Theater Company opens Alan Ball’s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at the Columbia Gorge Community College theater June 1, with performances 7 p.m. on Fridays June 1 and 8, Saturdays June 2 and 9, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on June 3. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

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Tuesday, May 29



Jumpstart hoops camp opens signups

Starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. starting on Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, the Jumpstart Basketball Camp will start its 25th season of giving youths from grades 2-9 the opportunity to hone in on their hoops attributes in a five-day event at Dufur High School.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Memorial Music

The veteran band "Got Your Six" performs a free concert in Sorosis Park on Memorial Day. The group formed to promote public support for veteran causes. It is named for the military term “Got your back.”

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Avila finishes on top

Glena Avila is surrounded by a jubilant group of trainers and teammates after this past Saturday’s King of the Cage Grand Finale Mixed Martial Arts title fight at Chinook Winds Casino and Resort in Lincoln City.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


After state loss, Sherman looks ahead to 2019

PILOT ROCK – Friday’s 2A state quarterfinal baseball matchup pitted No. 3 Pilot Rock against No. 6 Sherman in what was a closely-contested affair. The Rockets battled back from a 1-0 deficit with a four-run fifth frame and managed to hold off a late-inning rally for a 4-2 triumph in Pilot Rock.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Work begins on mental health complex

After eight years of planning and setbacks, The Mid-Columbia Center for Living is getting started on its community mental health facility at 1040 Webber Street in The Dalles.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


New TDHS program shows early success

A new program at The Dalles High School aimed at helping struggling ninth graders has shown early promise, with improved grades and attendance among a small starting group of students.

May 29, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Monday, May 28

 

Colton Walker signs with Bellevue University

Baseball will always be No. 1 for Colton Walker. For the past two seasons at Blue Mountain Community College, Walker put in the extra work, stayed dedicated and motivated and improved on several aspects of his pitching to put himself in a position to move up to a four-year program.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Basketball trio earns all-state recognition

Time has flown by for senior athletes Jacob Justesen, Treve Martin and Allie Noland. From the early days of running around in gyms or concrete slabs on the playground, the game of basketball provided each of them a level of joy, frustration and life lessons that is unmatched. Justesen, Martin and Noland were recently voted on as 2017-2018 1A Oregon Basketball Coaches Association All-State athletes for their solid winter seasons.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Dining with murder, mystery

The Spotlight Players and The Granada Theatre will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Eileen Moushey’s “The Wedding from Hell,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2.

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Sailing on a Sunday

Four sailboats are sparring with the strong winds whipping through the Hood River Marina. Waves crash over their hulls from bow to stern as they attempt to navigate a course marked by three buoys topped with fluorescent orange flags. Yet the sailboat captains, who, in a normal race, would be standing at the helm guiding their ships, are nowhere to be seen. They are standing, safe and dry, on a sidewalk above the marina.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


STEM hub wins $50K

The local Columbia Gorge STEM Hub won a $50,000 grant after being named a top-eight finalist in a nationwide competition aimed at improving technology access for students. It was the only candidate from Oregon to be named a finalist.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for change

To the editor: The primary election is over, and we now know who we need to support to help get Congress back on track. I don't think anyone questions that Congress has not been functioning for a long time.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Fed corruption

To the editor: These days, Representative Walden’s website is a hyperactive chronicle of activities on behalf of District 2 constituents. But as chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he now is high in the hierarchy of the governing party and should have an important leadership role to play in broader questions of governance.

May 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Friday, May 25



Hourglass speech marks time

Philip Dunagan of Mosier finishes high school this week — he is homeschooled — and looks forward to a future that includes motivational speaking and “meeting extreme needs” around the world. His plan to inspire others with words seems to have great potential given that Dunagan, 17, recently wrote a speech that won first place in a state competition and second place at the national level, netting him $19,275 in scholarships.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Changing Times

Bob Walcott, site leader for Hood River Painting, tests color on the wall of the old Tum A Lum Lumber building in the 800 block of E. Second Street, downtown The Dalles. The building will soon house The Dalles Chronicle, which has been conferring with Jake Grossmiller, a representative from The Dalles Mural Society about how to get a new mural in place.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Six Riverhawks secure all-league selections

For The Dalles baseball coach Steve Sugg, this season was all about growth and progression with his young and inexperienced group, so after punching a state play-in berth, he called it a major accomplishment and two steps forward on the road to future success.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


History forum June 2

The annual meeting of Original Wasco County Courthouse Preservation, Inc. is Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the original courthouse, the 1859 building at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Paying the Ultimate Sacrifice

Editor’s Note: The following story is reprinted from Living the Oath, a book written by RaeLynn Ricarte, managing editor, about the tragedy endured by Monica McNeal, a Gold Star mom who has become a friend through their joint efforts to take care of returning combat veterans and their families.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘In Flanders Field’ symbolizes fallen warriors

Every May, VFW Post 2471 members can be seen at local stores distributing red poppies to symbolize the blood of American troops lost to war. The poppies have been associated with fallen warriors since World War I, when they grew on graves in the area straddling the Belgian province of West Flanders and East Flanders.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

A ‘riveting’ adventure

Ada Wyn Parker felt it was her patriotic duty to work at a military base in California during World War II, but never thought about the fact that she was starting a social movement. Parker, 94, has always gone by the name Wyn and was the first “Rosie the Riveter” to build and repair airplanes during World War II.

May 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Thursday, May 24



Fire guts home on E. 16th Court

A home in a cul de sac at East 16th Court and Nevada Street was a total loss to fire Wednesday evening, and the lone occupant escaped to safety. A neighboring house, which was vacant, suffered damage as well and firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof and ceiling to vent it, said Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue Division Chief Rob Torrey.

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Jumpstart track meet brings local kids together

As the years fly by, the number of participants taking part in the Jumpstart Elementary School Track and Field Meet has grown considerably, especially from last year’s 65 to nearly 80 this past Wednesday at Sid White Field in The Dalles.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Walk-off double lifts Sherman to victory

MORO – Jacob Justesen drove in the game-winning run and Brett Troutman kept his team close with another clutch pitching performance, but Cal Homer had the big hit to start the eventual game-winning rally.

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Memorial Day events planned

Memorial Day observances are planned in The Dalles and Wasco on Monday, May 28, and each community is marking the annual event in a different way.

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Couple stiffed with fake $100

Clayton Carter and his wife made a few hundred bucks at a garage sale the other day, but they then learned that a $100 bill a woman used to buy a $5 item was a fake.

May 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Fire guts TD home Wednesday night

A house fire on E. 16th Street in The Dalles broke out Wednesday evening, May 23, at around 6:15 p.m., destroying the home and partially lighting the house next door, 1701 E. 16th Street, on fire. Three fire engines responded within minutes, but it was too late for the fully-engulfed home and they concentrated on keeping the fire from spreading to neighboring residences.

May 24, 2018 6:38 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, May 23



OR expands tax breaks for some

SALEM — On May 21, Gov. Kate Brown got her wish to expand an existing business tax break that will cost the state $11.3 million in 2018. During the eight-hour special session, the House of Representatives voted 51-to-8 and the Senate voted 18-to-12 to pass the tax break for certain sole proprietorships via House Bill 4301.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Avila has one final bout to set her legacy

From her amateur fighting career to starring in an award-winning documentary to her journey as a professional MMA fighter, the past nine years have been a crazy whirlwind for Glena Avila. She never felt like she would have as much of an impact she has on the sport and with others who dare to dream big.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Thank you!

To the editor: Thanks! I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of my supporters who helped me achieve a decisive victory in the recent race for Wasco County Commissioner, Position 3. I also want to thank my opponent, Rod Runyon, for his years of service and to wish him well in his future endeavors.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Arbitrary code

To the editor: There has been an issue lately on social media about the dress code for our schools. Some people say that kids are arbitrarily singled out for "violations" based on their body type or popularity.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Lawmakers begin cap and trade talk

SALEM — A joint legislative committee charged with developing policy for a statewide “cap and trade” program launched its work Tuesday during the state Legislature’s quarterly meetings.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Work, closures continue on I-84

A $5.1-million project at Farley Slide along Interstate 84 is designed to stabilize the landslide by constructing a retaining wall that is intended to blend into the surrounding landscape, a press release stated.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


A community of lifesavers

In what one called a community effort, three civilians and three police officers lifted a car off a man April 27, pulled him to safety and gave him CPR that turned his bluish-purplish face back to pink. Mike Heverly, 53, was airlifted to Portland and spent six days at Oregon Health & Science University.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Tuesday, May 22



Searching for memories

No stranger to road-trips, local author Teresa Bruce recommends ditching the overly-convenient GPS and going for big, crinkled fold-out maps instead. Though she currently lives in Washington, D.C., Bruce came home last week to visit family that still lives in Maupin and stopped by Klindt’s on May 14 to talk about her memoir, “The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway.”

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Huskies lose BMC title game

The No. 6-ranked Sherman Huskies had their 12-game winning streak snapped after a 4-1 loss to Pilot Rock in the Blue Mountain Conference district championships Friday at Bob White Field in Pendleton.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Crush nets second at West Linn

Riding high off a tournament victory two weeks ago in Newberg, The 10U Cherry City Crush moved their record to 11-4 overall following a 4-1 runner-up performance this past Sunday in a two-day softball tournament in West Linn.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TDCC golfers storm back for match play win

Back-and-forth they went, as The Dalles Country Club and Goldendale, Wash. Golf Club went toe-to-toe over two days on May 8-9 to determine the winner of the inaugural Columbia Gorge Championship Cup.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Progress made on county plan

Wasco County made progress on updating its comprehensive land use plan last week as the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved amendments on the plan’s first two chapters at a May 17 hearing.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Monday, May 21

 

State champions are crowned at 1A state meet

South Wasco County senior and multiple school-record holder Ana Popchock set a new state meet record, school record and personal record in the triple jump with a title-winning distance of 37-feet-4.75 inches to highlight final-day action at the 1A state championships Friday in Eugene.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD track gets four top-7 finishes at state

Justin Conklin, Emma Mullins and Paulina Finn each turned in top-5 finishes, and Mercy I’aulualo reached podium for her efforts in the shotput after picking up seventh place to highlight The Dalles High School at the OSAA 5A State Championships ending Saturday from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

TD Game developers win big in competition

4-H students from The Dalles beat out middle school teams from across the state this month to take top awards in Game Design and Theme and Story at the 11th annual Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) Main Event. The event hosted 59 middle and high school teams.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Enterprise Zone expansion considered

The Dalles City Council is seeking to loop outlying communities into an Enterprise Zone that will provide eligible businesses with startup tax breaks to promote economic development. Primarily, the zones exempt growing or new businesses from local property taxes on new investments for a specific period of time.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Friday, May 18

   

Dufur’s Stelzer sets PR in 3,000

The Dufur boys’ track and field team was in 22nd place through one day with four points, as Tanner Masterson, Cole Kortge and Friedrick Stelzer were the main contributors. Masterson posted a mark of 11.61 seconds for fifth place in the boys’ 100-meter prelims and tacked on a personal-record 23.16 to end up second in the 200-meter prelims for a finals berth in both events.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Davis launches her way to a javelin title

It is a rarity that an athlete dominates a track and field event the way South Wasco County’s Madisen Davis did this spring. The junior capped a perfect season with nine wins in nine meets as she captured a javelin state championship with a top distance of 127-feet-1 inch, besting her nearest competitor, Adrian’s Shyanne Allaire (114-6), during opening-day action Thursday at the 1A OSAA State Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Piece by Piece

Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Thursday, May 17



TD man arrested on bomb charges

A 43-year-old The Dalles man was arrested late Wednesday morning on charges of making pipe bombs. Darren Edward Olson was arrested after a landlord cleaning out a rental Olson vacated found multiple explosive devices and called police.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD softball ends season on a promising note

The 2018 softball season has provided the fans and players with a little bit of everything, whether it was injuries, losing skids and everything else imaginable. That’s why last Friday’s dramatic victory was that much sweeter.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Tolls on I-5, 205 studied

PORTLAND — A proposal to toll all lanes of Interstate 5 in both directions through the metro area would reduce traffic congestion in that corridor and raise $50 million per year that could be put toward road projects, according to an analysis by WSP USA.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Mass rescue plan’ tested

Rescue helicopters, patrol boats, search and rescue teams, incident response teams, fire engines and ambulances from multiple agencies converged on Riverfront park Wednesday morning as the United States Coast Guard tested the region’s response capabilities to a mass river rescue on the Columbia River. Overlooking the scene from the Fort Dalles Readiness Center was a host of emergency planners in a busy command center.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Evans named TDHS principal

With the retirement of The Dalles High School Principal Nick Nelson, current Vice Principal Kurt Evans will move into the top slot on July 1. Evans, a native of Mosier who was a high school and college track athlete, began his teaching career in Portland and worked his way east, teaching in Cascade Locks for a few years before coming to the then-newly formed North Wasco County School District 21.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wednesday, May 16



Schwartz defeats Runyon

By decisive margins, Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon was defeated by challenger Kathy Schwartz, and Commissioner Scott Hege held his seat against challenger Roy Justesen.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


County beats state in turnout

Wasco County was eight points higher in ballot returns for the May 15 primary — at nearly 38 percent participation — than the overall state average of 29 percent.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Telles wraps up state play in a tie for ninth

Down seven strokes through one day, The Dalles golfer Aidan Telles planned on playing his normal game, while also taking more calculated risks to get a chance at creeping closer to the top of the leaderboard.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Sea Lion problem

To the editor: The good efforts by the Yakama Tribe to help protect salmon and steelhead runs from predation by sea lions, I really appreciate. However, until sea lions that are killing salmon and steelhead are killed and not just hazed, the problem of decimated runs of these fish will probably get a lot worse.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Shame on D21

To the editor: Shame, shame on District 21 and whoever made the bad decision not to allow those two young men to march in to graduation in their Marine dress uniforms.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

WILSONVILLE — Rep. Knute Buehler has won the race for the GOP nomination for governor, according to unofficial election results. "The change we all need has started with victory tonight and the road to a better Oregon begins tomorrow in earnest," Bueher said to a crowd of 200 supporters Tuesday, May 15.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Girls tennis picks up two wins at district tourney

One goal Debby Jones and her tennis players had for the district tournament was to win at least two matches. Natalie Varland and Lupita Contreras posted a No. 1 doubles victory and the No. 3 pairing of Pearl Guzman and Karla Najera added a win to their record to lead The Dalles girls’ tennis team at the two-day Special District 1 district tournament held at Sunriver in Bend.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, May 15



Schwartz, Hege ahead in early results

Early and unofficial election results from the Wasco County courthouse May 15, 8 p.m., show Wasco County Commissioner Position 3 challenger Kathy Schwartz defeating incumbent Rod Runyon, and commissioner Position 1 incumbent Scott Hege defeating challenger Roy Justeson.

May 15, 2018 8:22 p.m. read more..


Fate of Gitchell building remains in limbo

The fate of the historic Waldron Drug/Gitchell building at the foot of Washington Street is still up in the air after The Dalles City Council directed staff Monday to prepare paperwork for its demolition or relocation by a citizen group. Both options are to be brought back to the council for review in 120 days.

May 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


­High Water

A bicyclist navigates high water covering the Riverfront Trail at the Union St. underpass in The Dalles, which was closed to traffic. Much of nearby Riverfront Park was also flooded.

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TD baseball loses to Forest Grove, 5-4

The Dalles baseball team lost its fifth game of the season by three runs or fewer, as 6A Forest Grove staved off a late rally with the eventual game-winning run scored in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 5-4 victory Monday at Forest Grove.

May 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD tennis opens eyes at districts

With an entire varsity roster of unseeded players, The Dalles boys’ tennis coach Shea MacNab called last weekend’s district performance something to build on. Andy Lopez won three singles matches and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Ethan Martin and Devam Patel combined for three victories, including an upset of the eighth-seeded Mountain View duo to lead the Riverhawks at the 5A Special District 1 Tournament ending Saturday in Hermiston.

May 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Telles tied for seventh through first round

The Dalles sophomore Aidan Telles carded a season-best 5-over par 77 for a seventh-place tie, seven strokes behind overall Leader, Marist’s John Pollock, in opening-round action at the OSAA 5A boys’ golf state championships Monday on the Emerald Valley Golf Club course in Creswell.

May 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Students prepare to visit Miyoshi City, Japan

The Dalles Sister Cities Association is preparing to send a new delegation of 12 students and four adult chaperones to The Dalles’ sister city — Miyoshi City, Japan — in early July. To raise money, the association is hosting a “Jubilee for Japan” at the Sunshine Mill on Saturday, May 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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Monday, May 14



Land Dedication

Attendees explore information booths during the dedication of land for a Gorge Youth Center Saturday.

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Final high school design proposal unveiled

A compactly designed proposed high school, centered around a courtyard allowing natural light into classrooms, was unveiled to the final meeting of a master planning committee May 3. Architects were also able to fit all the requested sports fields on the 29-acre property at West 10th and Chenowith Loop.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


CGCC nursing program gets boost

Nursing students starting at Columbia Gorge Community College next fall will enter a new program designed to meet changes in the industry and increase access to four-year degrees. The curriculum also allows students a seamless transition from community college to Oregon Health & Science and University, where they can take an additional year of coursework to earn a bachelor’s of science in nursing.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Governor calls for OR tax bill

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday issued a proclamation calling for a special legislative session May 21 and released a draft of the bill she wants lawmakers to consider. The proposed law would expand to sole proprietors state tax breaks available to owners of certain businesses whose business income "passes through" to their personal income tax returns instead of paying corporate rates.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Rescuers pull three from Columbia River

Three Native American anglers declined medical treatment after rescuers pulled them from the cold and wind-whipped Columbia River waters near Wyeth on Wednesday morning. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (CRITFC) personnel and Hood River County Sheriff Matt English and Chief Deputy Brian Rockett responded after other boaters spotted an overturned 17-foot fishing boat with three people in the water.

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Big Sky stars settle the score at districts

MORO – Through the time and dedication put in during the regular season, several standouts from the Big Sky Conference had to settle the score at Saturday’s Special District 3 Meet in Moro, where new champions were crowned, and others maintained their stranglehold on the top spots.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Friday, May 11



Hazing sea lions not a long-term fix

A peculiar war is being waged on the Columbia River as tribes seek to keep sea lions from decimating salmon runs, and the sea mammals refuse to give up the all-you-can-eat buffet. Three days a week, Bobby Begay and his two-man crew — Reggie Sergeant and Ted Walsey Jr. — from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission board a boat at the North Bonneville dock to mount an offensive against predatory sea lions.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD baseball drops Hermiston

The Dalles baseball team keeps its season alive with pitching and clutch hitting in a 9-2 victory over Hermiston Thursday from Bob Williams Field. Senior pitcher Jordan Wetmore allowed two unearned runs in a complete-game three-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks for his second win of the season, first in league.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

TD gets athletes in 10 events to state meet

Samuel Alvarez claimed district titles in two long-distance events, Emma Mullins captured the 800-meter crown, and Kendyl Kumm tacked on top honors in the pole vault, as The Dalles track and field team racked up state berths in 10 events at the Columbia River Conference District Championships Thursday at Hermiston.

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Letter to the Editor: Well qualified

To the editor: Wasco County voters have the opportunity to vote for a uniquely qualified individual to serve on the Wasco County Commission. Please join me in voting for Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County Commission Position 3.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Proven success

To the editor: Wasco County has faced significant challenges during the tenure of Rod Runyon. Rod has stepped up and faced those challenges when others couldn’t or wouldn’t.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Thursday, May 10



Navy pilot taxis toward Salem

The campaign of Greg Wooldridge is soaring as he shares with Oregonians how the leadership skills he learned during 27 years of Navy service — including a world tour as commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision aerobatic team — can create a more efficient and accountable government. “Trust and clear expectations are key,” said the gubernatorial candidate, who brought his message to The Dalles Tuesday evening.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Citizens urge NORCOR to seek tax levy

A group of citizens pressuring the regional jail to end its contract to hold immigration detainees are now encouraging the jail board to ask voters again to pass a permanent tax rate. In a letter presented to the jail board at its April 26 meeting, the newly formed NORCOR Community Resources Coalition recommended putting the tax levy back on the ballot, on the condition that it would mean termination of the federal contract to hold immigration detainees.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


VSO changes hours

The Wasco County Veterans Service Office has changed its hours to accommodate more walk-in clients while allowing personnel to spend uninterrupted time filling out the paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. The new hours at the 201 Federal Street office are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the office is open only for special appointments on Friday, which is the day two service officers will spend putting together files for submission to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

10U Crush wins tourney

The Dalles’ 10U Cherry Crush softball team posted a 4-1 overall record and took home a championship trophy in two days of tournament action last weekend in Newberg.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur’s Kolbe Bales named Freshman of the Year

When he first set foot on the Western Oregon University baseball field, Kolbe Bales was unsure of what to expect. The Dufur High School graduate played some big games in the 2A/1A classification and picked up numerous awards, including a first-team all-state selection and Player of the Year honors.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Back in time with ‘Xanadu, Jr.’

It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr.”

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Wednesday, May 9



Letter to the Editor: Make wise decision

To the editor: I have known Kathy Schwartz for 20 years as a family member of one of her many neighbors on Mill Creek Road. I was delighted to hear that she is running for Wasco County commissioner because Kathy is someone I have admired for years.

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Jail budget passes through committee

With the relief of knowing Hood River County won’t seek to curtail its jail subsidy payment, the regional jail budget committee approved a proposed budget with no staff changes on April 26.

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Youth center event May 12

This Saturday, May 12, at a land dedication event at the site of the proposed Gorge Youth Center, new architect’s renderings will be unveiled, including what’s billed as a “cool new feature.”

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Academy stars stand out at Onstage New York

The Dalles Dance Club Academy attended the biggest regional dance competition in the Pacific Northwest this past weekend for the three-day Onstage New York event May 4-6 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland and walked away with several awards for their solid all-around performances.

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Telles off to state after ninth-place finish

After struggling in his final few holes, there was uncertainty as to whether Aidan Telles would qualify for state. When the final tallies were announced, however, Telles finished tied for ninth place with a 166 to earn his state bid at the two-day 5A Special District 2 Golf Tournament ending Tuesday in Creswell on the Emerald Valley Golf and Resort course.

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Letter to the Editor: Top of her class

To the editor: I strongly encourage fellow Democrats to confidently and enthusiastically vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress. Her demeanor, education, background, and governmental experience make Jamie the best prepared to represent us in Congress and also the most likely to win in November.

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Letter to the Editor: Dedicated, energetic

To the editor: Kathy Schwartz is dedicated, energetic and well-prepared to bring a needed breath of fresh air to our county leadership. I am confident she will work effectively for you and me, the people of Wasco County, to get us a better deal wherever and whenever possible

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Letter to the Editor: An unflappable choice

To the editor: Last December, a friend called asking me to meet with Dr. Jenni Neahring, whom she said was considering a run for the Democratic nomination for Oregon’s Second Congressional District. I met Jenni at a coffee shop during the wee morning hours and left saying to myself, “That’s a congresswoman!”

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Vote for progressive

To the editor: I have known Kathy Schwartz as a friend, neighbor, and fellow health care professional for over 30 years. She has a number of qualities which will well serve Wasco County residents.

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Letter to the Editor: Join me for Schwartz

To the editor: Kathy Schwartz is the right person to represent Wasco County as a commissioner. She has the experience of having worked with and for the people of Wasco County as the director of public health.

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Letter to the Editor: Time for change

To the editor: Kathy Schwartz has my vote for the next Wasco County commissioner. It’s time for a positive change and Kathy is the perfect person to represent our county.

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Letter to the Editor: Endorsing Schwartz

To the editor: I would like to take this moment to endorse Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County commissioner. I've known her since 1981. She is conscientious, thorough in her research, problem solving and most importantly, fair in her decision process.

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Letter to the Editor: Support Schwartz

To the editor: Wasco County is fortunate to have Kathy Schwartz running for county commissioner. As a former commissioner, I know that many of our best decisions were the result of our working together.

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Letter to the Editor: Make your vote count

To the editor: Registered Oregon voters in our area have an important responsibility to vote by this next Tuesday, May 15. In The Dalles, there is an official drop box right next to the courthouse on the Fifth Street side that allows you to drop off your ballot if you do not want to mail it. Other drop box locations around our area can be found at: www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.

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‘Left brained’ for the arts

After 10 years serving as director of The Dalles Art Center, doing everything from scheduling shows to scrubbing toilets, Carmen Toll has decided to retire at the end of next month.

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Marine moms take aim at D21 policy

Two Marines will not be allowed by school policy to wear dress blues to their June 9 high school graduation, but administrators have made some concessions to recognize their military service. The mothers of Zain Hartsook, 18, and Brayden Anderson, 17, believe their sons should be granted an exemption to the requirement that they wear traditional cap and gown to The Dalles High School commencement exercise.

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Letter to the Editor: Schwartz best choice

To the editor: In the race for Position 3 on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners, we are very fortunate to have Kathy Schwartz as a highly qualified candidate with a track record of effective administrative experience with the Wasco and Sherman County Health Department.

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Fresh perspective

To the editor: I urge you to vote for Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County commissioner. In addition to her exemplary qualifications for the position, county residents need diverse representation as policy decisions affect all of us.

May 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, May 8

 

Robotic teams wind down after contests

Robotics students from The Dalles have had success in national and international competition, with the middle school team bringing home a first-place trophy from a competition in Lincoln City last weekend. The high school team, Binary Kaos, made an appearance at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Ken.

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‘Pioneers’ celebrate deep family roots

Wasco County Pioneer Association named the 2018 Pioneers of the Year — John Lundell and Joanne Brewer — Saturday at its 96th annual meeting at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Attendees had a rare opportunity to view 80 of the association's collection of over 250 picture boards.

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TD golfers ready to bounce back next year

As the season wore on, The Dalles girls’ golf team remained diligent in using extra practice time and participation on challenging courses to improve every aspect of their game. Sunday and Monday, the Lady Riverhawks were on Sunriver’s Woodlands Course and posted a two-day total of 931 for 10th place at the Class 5A Special District 2 girls golf championships.

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Car Fire

Jacob Prim discovered his 2007 BMW SUV burning around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, and quickly called for Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

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Dufur swept by Heppner

The Dufur Rangers capped Blue Mountain Conference baseball play with losses of 11-5 and 15-5 in Heppner Saturday to finish 0-9 in league action for the season.

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Monday, May 7



Art exhibit bridges differences

A free photography exhibition is on display inside the vacant Brama Cafe building, 303 East Third Street, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday every week through May 28. Friday’s grand opening featured a chance to meet a dozen or so of the photographers in attendance, live music from acoustic guitarist Benjamin Blakely, light refreshments and a People’s Choice contest where attendees voted for their favorite photo.

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Dufur boys place third in Arlington

Friedrick Stelzer racked up two wins, Cole Kortge was first in the 110-meter hurdles and Tanner Masterson placed second in the 100 and 200 to give the Dufur boys’ track and field group 82.5 points and third place after Saturday’s 1A meet in Arlington. Stelzer crossed the finish line in two minutes and 14.34 seconds for top honors in the 800 meters and picked up a personal-record time of 4:31.91 to get a 1,500-meter triumph.

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Sherman teams net seven wins

As impressive as the South Wasco County girls have been this spring, both Sherman teams are racking up solid finishes ahead of this Saturday’s district championship. Makoa Whitaker notched an individual victory and the two relay squads earned wins to get the boys’ 85 points for second place,.

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SWC girls score team title at Arlington Invitational

Ana Popchock had a perfect capper to her storybook regular season with four wins, Madisen Davis won her seventh straight javelin event and the South Wasco County girls’ track and field squad racked up 98 points for a team title at the Arlington Invite Saturday.

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Sweep gives Sherman No. 1 district seed

Earlier in the season, Sherman seniors Trey Homer and Bradley Moe both agreed that the Huskies are far from a finished product. After Saturday’s two-game road sweep by scores of 6-0 and 12-5 at Culver, it appears that the No. 5-ranked Huskies are hitting their peak at the right time of the year with the No. 1 Blue Mountain Conference district seed and a state berth.

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Bugging Out

Tacia Miller and Finley Hawkins, 5, take in the balsam root and lupine flowers along the Tom McCall Preserve trail at the top of Rowena Loops on Thursday. The Gorge’s majesty is in full bloom as our 6-legged flying friends are hot after nectar.

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Starnes eyes big changes

Patrick Starnes, running as an Independent for Oregon governor, thinks every political candidate should spend time on a school board. “As a school board member, you hire and fire teachers, close schools … you really learn the aches and pains of the community,” he said in a recent interview at The Dalles Chronicle.

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More help for grade schoolers

The school district is proposing adding six aides, two per elementary school, to contend with a notable increase in kindergarteners and first graders who are disruptive and unable to settle. Now, those kids are sent to the principal’s office, which is seen as punitive. The goal is to create a separate room in each elementary, staffed with an aide, where kids can go to calm down.

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Friday, May 4

       

Letter to the Editor: Jamie is the real deal

To the editor: Jamie McLeod-Skinner is the real deal! It’s definitely time for a change of representation in Congressional District 2. The primary on May 15 provides an opportunity for voters of all parties to inject new vigor and a rural perspective into our district.

May 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


When the policeman is passenger...

There probably isn’t a news reporter in America who hasn’t gone on a police ride-along at some point. But what about a reverse ride-along, where the officer is the passenger and you’re the driver?

May 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


National Day of Prayer

A crowd gathers May 3 at the Wasco County Courthouse to “Pray for America Unity”” as part of the National Day of Prayer.

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TD’s Murr caps career with all-state honors

Whether he was alone in a gym perfecting his craft, on the court with his teammates for practice or under the bright lights on game nights, Dakota Murr gave everything he had to The Dalles High School. After capping a regular-season with his third consecutive first-team all-Columbia River Conference award, Murr earned all-state honorable mention recognition for the second year in a row.

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t gamble on vote

To the editor: As we hear about the $1.6 million budget shortfall in Hood River County, we are reminded that just eight years ago, Waco County faced a similar deficit of $1.3 million. But, since the current commission has been in place, crisis budgeting has gone away and our county government is operating without the drama of past years.

May 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Bind yourself to God

To the editor: Jesus was a Jew. The word “Christian” is used twice in the New Testament, never by Jesus. Are Jews being persecuted? Only those who claim to be Jews and disobey God’s commands. But those who obey the laws are governed by God alone, and cannot be persecuted by anyone.

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Thursday, May 3



Candidate wants to bring innovative thinking to Salem

Darcy Long-Curtiss of The Dalles has wanted to serve in a state office for some time, so she decided to become a candidate when Rep. John Huffman stepped down last fall from his District 59 seat. “It was a little sooner than I expected, but I have been getting the experience I need, and I’m ready,” she said.

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TD boys tennis aims high for regional success

In their 8-0 loss to Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley, The Dalles had four matches that could have gone either way, but were counted as close losses in Wednesday’s league finale at The Dalles High School. Andy Lopez lost his No. 2 singles match against Sawyer Bogard by scores of 3-6, 5-7; and at No. 4 singles, Salvador Garcia had a chance to gain an early edge in the first set, eventually losing in a tiebreaker 6-7 (4); and Hood River’s Jacob Kaplan completed the two-set sweep by a 6-2 margin in the second set.

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TD pushes through in final track tune-up

With Columbia River Conference district meet coming next week, The Dalles track and field squad tallied 16 wins and 27 personal records in a final tune-up with Parkrose and St. Helens Wednesday afternoon at St. Helens High School. Justin Conklin, Paulina Finn and Emma Mullins are all ranked in the top-5 of the entire 5A classification, and several others are highly-ranked in the league rankings.

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Pikeminnow fishery opens

The northern pikeminnow bounty fishery opened Monday, May 1, with 324 caught opening day in The Dalles, according to Eric Meyer, who was taking and counting the catch May 2, with over 300 counted by mid-afternoon.

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Study: No health risk in odor

A health consultation by a federal agency concluded pollutants from AmeriTies did not pose chronic public health risks to people in the area, but strong odors could still trigger physical symptoms. The Oregon Health Authority on May 1 released the report, which was authored by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

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Time to clean up

Residents are encouraged to load up yard debris and large items, such as furniture, for disposal at the 31st annual Community Clean Up on Saturday, May 5.

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Wednesday, May 2



Fire district wants new funding formula

The fire district is reaching out to other taxing districts for support in changing what it calls an unfair distribution of funds from payments made by Google in lieu of taxes. A resolution from Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, signed in mid-March, was read to the District 21 school board last Thursday. The school board agreed to discuss it further at its next meeting.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD tennis almost nets three victories in loss at HRV

Dalia Mondragon scored a three-set tiebreaker win at No. 2 singles, and The Dalles girls’ tennis team nearly had two other wins in doubles play, but lost in tiebreakers in a 7-1 road loss to Hood River Valley in a varsity match Tuesday at Hood River. “Despite the score, this was a great outing for us, especially for our doubles teams,” TD head coach Debby Jones said.

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No. 8 Huskies gut out home win

With sole possession of first place on the line, the No. 8-ranked Sherman Huskies used a complete-game effort by Brett Troutman and 10-hit offensive attack to inch past No. 10 Culver Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball clash in Moro. The Huskies led 5-2 through the first five innings, but the Bulldogs rallied for two unearned runs in the top of the sixth to make it a 5-4 score with the tying run at second base and no outs.

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Softball rally comes up short

No. 4-ranked Hood River Valley led by a 7-1 margin through four and a half innings of action and held off a late Riverhawk rally in its 10-6 varsity softball victory Tuesday at 16th Street Ballpark.

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TD baseball loses to Hood River, 19-3

Although The Dalles baseball team is dealing with three straight losses to Hood River Valley, the third a 19-3 setback at home Tuesday, they can control their own postseason destiny with victories over Pendleton and Hermiston in the next two contests. “We got to get these next two if we want to get in the playoffs, there’s no question about it,” TD head coach Steve Sugg said.

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Letter to the Editor: Schwartz is diverse

To the editor: We live in a time of change. It seems as if hopefulness in our future lies in our openness to participation. Over the last year I have had the pleasure to work closely with Kathy Schwartz in various civic engagements in The Dalles. Upon meeting her, I was immediately impressed with her can-do attitude and her leadership abilities.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Reliable candidate

To the editor: Integrity and accountability are buzzwords that we always hear in campaign promises, yet we often see nothing of those promises once the elections are done. We have the power to vote for whomever we decide and, from her 15 years of experience working for county government, I believe Kathy Schwartz will be a reliable commissioner for Wasco County.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Appreciate teachers

To the editor: May 7-11 is “Teacher Appreciation Week." I am hoping that some of you will take a couple of minutes to let the teachers in your lives know how they may have inspired you or helped you to believe in yourself.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Outstanding choice

To the editor: This May, we have the opportunity to create a well-rounded county commission by electing Kathy Schwartz. Kathy will add a different perspective to the commission with her expertise in health and social services.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Support Schwartz

To the editor: Having served 10 years as a Wasco County commissioner, several of those years during which Kathy Schwartz was the administrator of the Wasco/Sherman Health Department, I feel I can relate well the things I saw in Kathy as she led her department.

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Letter to the Editor: Fresh perspective

To the editor: In these complex times, I feel great optimism about Kathy Schwartz’ candidacy for Wasco County commissioner. She brings with her a wealth of experience with county government and connections with people throughout our county.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Master Gardener plant fair May 12

Start your garden off right! Get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park, located at Fifth and Union streets.

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Six honored for ‘Eagle Watch’ support

Six volunteers were honored for long-time support of The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch with Volunteer Excellence Coins from the Corps Foundation. “What volunteers began as a one-time event for our agencies has snowballed into an annual expectation by the community. It continues to grow, thanks to our excellent volunteers,” said Amber Tilton, a park ranger with The Dalles Lock and Dam.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD man charged with $125K theft from parks job

A Hood River County Parks employee who had spent nearly 25 years on the job was arraigned Monday on 13 counts of theft, with the allegation that he stole $125,000 over the past eight years, assistant District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told Circuit Court Judge Karen Ostrye.

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Tuesday, May 1



A Gift of Music

The Dalles Middle School music department, which includes band, choir and musical theater, received a $1,000 grant from Northwest Honda Dealers and a matching donation from Griffith Honda, totaling $2,000 for the department. The two checks were formally presented to principal Sandy Harris, music director Leslie Sullivan, and all 300 students involved in the TDMS music department after a brief performance by the seventh and eighth grade marching band and the color guard on the school field April 25.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Huskies are making big moves

On a team with players from Sherman, Condon and Arlington, it can take some time before all the pieces gel. It appears the No. 10-ranked Huskies are picking the right time to get in a groove, as they extended their winning streak to eight games after a two-game sweep over Dufur by finals of 13-3 and 10-0 Saturday in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action in Moro.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


10U Crush takes third

The Dalles’ 10U Cherry City Crush posted a 3-2 record for a third-place outcome at a season-opening tournament ending Sunday in Newberg. The Crush defeated the McMinnville Grizzlies by a 10-2 margin in their final contest.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry Festival Run attracts nearly 100 harriers

Nearly 100 harriers turned out for the Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k, Run/Walk held at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles last Saturday with the 3k event producing the closest finish, as the top four runners were separated by less than three minutes.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Rally marks NORCOR protest anniversary

May 1 marks a full year of daily protests by a local group opposed to the housing of ICE detainees at the regional jail. Organizers estimated over 300 people attended a Saturday rally commemorating the anniversary.

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Hawks net seventh at Crook County Invite

Leading up to Monday’s final regular-season tournament, The Dalles boys’ golf team had averaged 414 on the scorecards, but have shaved down several strokes along the way, going from 435 on April 16 to 393 last week in Creswell. Aidan Telles placed sixth with his 79, Tyler Vassar added an 80 for seventh, and Spencer Taylor dropped 12 strokes from last week in Creswell to score a personal-record 102 to help the Riverhawks to a 371 and seventh place at the Crook County High Invitational at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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