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Native Americans protest effort to bottle water in town

SALEM (AP) — Native Americans dressed in traditional garb came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestle water bottling plant to an Oregon county that rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May. One protester is on a hunger strike.

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Local netters hit the hardwood

Jada Myers had a team-high six kills and Kyrsten Sprouse tacked on five aces, as the No. 19 South Wasco County volleyball team came away with a three-set sweep Thursday over Mitchell-Spray in a Big Sky Conference matchup in Mitchell. The Lady Redsides came on strong at the start of action, taking a 25-13 tally for a 1-0 lead.

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TD captures 3-1 triumph to end streak

The Dalles has been steadily progressing, knocking on victory’s door in their past two soccer matches. Thursday, they finally broke through with three unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over St. Helens in a non-league contest played at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

Letter to the Editor: Days of Culture

To the editor: Days of Culture are an important part of Gilliam County. When the Cultural Coalition was not able to promote the Days of Culture 2016, our Gilliam County Development picked up the reins and made it happen!

Letter To the Editor: Red, blue issue

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the Crosstalk on Sept. 20, “Are red or blue states more livable.” I think the method of the two writers says as much as their specifics.

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Looking Back on September 25

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Score one for youth

Coordinating soccer games for 650 children and teens is no small task, but a volunteer force makes sure there are coaches and playing fields ready for 10 weeks of action each fall.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

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Fire highlights fall danger

Temperatures may be getting much cooler as the calendar moves into autumn, but the risk of wildfires has not significantly diminished. A grass fire that started Wednesday night on Doane Road south of The Dalles vividly demonstrates the point.

Way of the world

My children call me Mammy. It’s an Irish thing. I was in California visiting three of my grandchildren when I saw my 4-year-old grandson, “B,” having a bit of a tiff with his mother. She had let him have Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. He, of course, had eaten all the marshmallow stars and none of the rest of the cereal and was asking for more. She said, not only would there be no more today, but there would not be anymore until he was old enough to eat everything in the bowl and drink his milk.

‘Mammy’ wins essay contest

Widge Johnson of The Dalles decided to share a memorable moment in a grandparent essay contest because “this particular story still cracks me up.” Joan Silver, organizing the contest for the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, read Johnson’s entry, the first to be submitted, and knew instantly that it would be a tough act to follow.

Man drowns in reservoir

An elderly fisherman was reported missing Tuesday, Sept. 20, and his body found the next day in Pine Hollow Reservoir.

For the record from Sept. 22

Police, medical, fire and lottery reports from Sept. 22

Letter to the editor: Thanks city

To the editor: I write this letter in amazement. The other day the city of The Dalles did something that damaged my driveway somewhat. In 32 years of living in The Dalles it never seemed necessary to engage with the city. It always seemed that if I did my thing that everything was okay.

Letter to the editor: You will pay

To the editor: Everyone agrees that M97 will provide $3 billion of new revenue each year for the state of Oregon. That is pretty much a given. The two issues most disagreed upon are where will the revenue be spent and who will pay the tax?

Get hooked by fishery plans

Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is asking area sports fishers to join their effort to keep license fees affordable and hatcheries open. A meeting to further explore formation of a gorge chapter is available at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Charburger Country restaurant in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive.

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Group offers helping hand to immigrants

Help is now within much closer reach for immigrants in The Dalles and elsewhere in the Columbia River Gorge. In July, a nonprofit law firm called Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) opened an office in Hood River that serves people throughout the gorge.

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Curious kids quiz cop

The questions came fast and furious. Have you ever seen a dead person? Ever shot anyone? Ever been pulled over? Ever been tased?

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Huskies, Redsides ready for a showdown

Two local teams, just 39 miles apart, get a chance to square off at 7 p.m. tonight in a pivotal Big Sky Conference football contest, as the South Wasco County Redsides hit the gridiron against the No. 14-ranked Sherman Huskies.

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Huge 1A test in front of Dufur

Tonight’s Big Sky Conference matchup features much more than a clash between No. 7 Perrydale and No. 4 Dufur, it is a time for the Ranger football program to honor one of their own in a halftime ceremony.


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