WINDSURFER Katie Burns had a close encounter with a sea lion over the weekend. “I was sailing out to the island and hit a sea lion with the nose of my board,” she said. “I fell in the water and he (or she) came up to my board and started hitting it with his snout."
An Environmental Protection Agency report faults Washington state for lax oversight at Hanford, the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, saying the state employs too few inspectors and gives advance notice of inspections to the federal agency charged with managing the cleanup.
When you next see Rob Gaston, he could be a multimillionaire. The poker aficionado, who grew up in Goldendale and often spends time in The Dalles now that he is retired, has earned a spot in the 2013 World Series of Poker.
With a stroke of his pen Monday, Gov. John Kitzhaber immediately lowered the amount of an assessment that can be charged in The Dalles for minor lot partitions to no more than $5,000.
Settled problems reduce revenue requirements The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities in fiscal year 2013-14 are expected to be down, which means there will be no increase in the share of costs paid by the four owner counties.
Automobiles have changed over the years, from push button transmissions, metal dash boards, and cigarette lighters to computerized engines, backup cameras and remote car keys (so you can lock your car from your living room and accidently set off the car alarm as you fumble with your car keys!) And so have traffic rules, driving conditions, and, although I hate to admit it, so have we.
Editorial cartoons for June 17, 2013.
To the editor: To the editor: For those concerned about the current practice of The Dalles City adding chemical fluoride to the water supply, a discussion is planned on the topic to be held at City Hall for the regular meeting date of Monday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m.
To the editor: The opening of a gun-and-ammunition store in downtown The Dalles was reported in The Dalles Chronicle last week, but the owners didn’t want their last names or photos published with the story “for security reasons.” What are they afraid of?
SEATTLE — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
MADRAS — Some of the next generation of firefighting air tankers will be based at an airport in Central Oregon, along with a collection of vintage planes. The Bend Bulletin reports that Erickson Aero Tanker of Hillsboro now has two of its MD-87 jets based at the Madras Municipal Airport and will be adding three more by the end of the summer. The company bought seven planes from a Spanish airline, and will be converting them to drop fire retardant on wildfires.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for June 17, 2013.
WITH PHOTO GALLERY Minors team pulls off mercy-rule win over Pirates It took just 43 minutes for the D-Backs to impose their will against the Pirates. Five players had two hits and pitcher Trenton Schacher tossed three innings of two-hit ball to lead the D-Backs to a 12-1 mercy-rule win in a The Dalles Little League Minors Division city championship game Saturday at Kramer Field in The Dalles.
Giants build an early lead, ward off late Athletic rally for a 6-4 victory With The Dalles Little League Majors city championship on the line, it came down to power versus power in the final at-bat.
PORTLAND — Meyer Memorial Trust – one of Oregon’s largest private foundations – will meet in the Columbia Gorge Monday, June 24.
SALEM – The Oregon House of Representatives voted today to provide relief for seniors who were disqualified from the Senior and Disabled Property Tax Deferral Program in 2011. The legislation, HB 2510-B, allows people who were kicked out of the program under new, more stringent requirements to
KAI SHAYS, 6, powers through a turn with a pack of determined racers behind him during Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Breakaway Promotions 2013 Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Kid’s Race June 15 at Waters Edge Health and Wellness. Mark B. Gibson photo
Restoring falls would destroy shipping lanes Barging interests said permanently lowering the Columbia River to expose Celilo Falls will never happen. “These groups, when they attack the river system, they always say, ‘It’s only a few barges a day,’ but that misses the point of what barging is,” said Kristin Meira, executive director of Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, which represents the barging industry.
A new non-profit group has lofty goals: to permanently lower the Columbia River, restoring Celilo Falls and its native fishery; and reconnecting Celilo Village to the river by rerouting the nearby rail lines and freeway to Washington.
Columbia Gorge Community College is hiring three employees to help more students reach their career goal by earning an associate’s degree or higher.