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Prepare now for freezing rain or floods

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local, state and federal emergency response managers are asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. “Community resiliency is what we are after here,” said Magill. “We don’t want people to be panicked, we want them to be prepared.”

All hunters expected to report hunt results by Jan. 31

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2017 for most tags.

Dufur girls drop Sherman by 23

DUFUR – Chloe Beeson scored 15 points, and the backcourt duo of Kayla Bailey and Alexus Outlaw added 12 points apiece to lead the Dufur Rangers to a resounding 51-28 victory over the Sherman Huskies Thursday in a league contest played at Dufur High School.

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Sherman gets road win at Dufur

Boys team runs winning streak to four games

DUFUR – In a marquee matchup pitting two of the top Big Sky Conference teams who were riding season-high winning streaks, the Sherman Huskies outlasted the Dufur Rangers by a 61-48 margin Thursday night in Dufur.

Redsides sputter in home loss

South Wasco County led 10-2 and 17-7 at different parts of the first half, but then Condon-Wheeler crept back into contention with the help of their pressure defense and outside shooting in a 61-38 win Friday in Maupin.

Sherman wins fifth straight

Kyle Fields scored a season-high 20 points, and the Sherman Huskies moved up to No. 3 in the 1A rankings after a 93-44 rout of Mitchell-Spray Friday in a Big Sky game played at Mitchell High School.

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Dufur defeats Horizon 53-45

After having their long winning streak snapped Thursday, the Dufur Rangers showed some bounce-back ability with a solid four-quarter performance in Friday’s 53-45 road triumph over Horizon Christian.

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Looking Back on January 15, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Help for stutterers

To the editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Trump

To the editor: Wake up, America. We are now confronting a president-elect who has nominated persons for his cabinet and department chairs who are advocates for policies that appear to defy the purposes of the offices they would hold.

Letter to the Editor: Occupied nation

To the editor: Dear RaeLynn, I struggled much of the night trying to find a way to be strategic in responding to your comments about Israel and Palestine in Wednesday’s Crosstalk. I’ve not been able to do that. Years ago my American Jewish mentor in West Jerusalem taught me that, on this issue, diplomacy merely delays the inevitable.

Letter to the Editor: Remember rule

To the editor: Republicans have promised to "repeal" Obamacare, but have yet to agree on what the "replacement" will look like. After six years of failing to agree on a detailed "replacement" plan, many of the 20 million people who have gained coverage under the ACA are worried.

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Editorial: Winter wonderland is overrated

The Chronicle wants to recognize the men and women who responded to medical and traffic calls, kept the roads passable and helped both stranded motorists and the homeless during a very tough week.

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China on his mind

The Dalles native Luke Habberstad believes much of what happens in our lives is dictated by chance. And so it was that an eye-opening course he decided to take in his last semester of college propelled him on his eventual career path. Today, he’s an assistant professor of early Chinese studies at the University of Oregon.

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The time is now for TD Riverhawk skiers

Athletes look forward to the official start of 2017 campaign on Saturday

Usually at this time of year, senior Sydney Reed is in the middle of her basketball season from her point guard position for the Dufur High School program. Instead of dribbling, passing and shooting 3-pointers, Reed is equipped with skis, a helmet and goggles at the start of 2017.

For the Record for Jan. 13

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 13, 2017

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UP files suit on Mosier project

Union Pacific Railroad has sued the Wasco County Commission in federal court over its rejection of a proposed expansion of tracks near Mosier.

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Snapshots of Winter

Cold weather is forecast to continue over the next few days, with "melting" temperatures arriving early next week.

Mayor chooses working groups

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made a series of appointments to fill several expired or vacant terms on a variety of local boards and committees.

Blue Zone meetings set

The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.

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