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LifeFlight open house Saturday

The LifeFlight crew is opening the doors to its new hangar at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport for an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will lead off the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m., followed by light refreshments, tours of the facility and a meet-and-greet with flight crews.

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Poetry Slam inspires students

The libraries of North Wasco County School District recently held the 12th annual Poetry Slam, a series of writing and reciting competitions, at Chenowith, Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow elementary schools, The Dalles Middle School and The Dalles High School. The slam is a means of celebrating National Poetry Month and National Library Week, both organized by the American Library Association.

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OR considers healthcare ideas

SALEM — A legislative task force will look to three other states Friday for information about how they regulate health care costs. The Joint Interim Task Force on Health Care Cost Review will hear testimony at its meeting April 20 from health care officials in Vermont, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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HR County moves to keep NORCOR funding

Despite talks about closing the regional jail’s juvenile facility, Hood River County leaders moved Monday to maintain their portion of overall funding to Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility for the next budget cycle.

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Car prowlers caught, items unclaimed

Additional charges of mail theft were added to charges against a The Dalles man recently accused of burglary and multiple car prowls. Aaron Ray Haberman, 20, was initially booked into the regional jail April 6 with 13 counts, including theft, car prowling, burglary and probation violation. Also charged was a male juvenile, who was released to his parents.

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High Flyers

A helicopter is used to record video as the Southern Pacific 4449 steam locomotive runs west on the Washington shore near Dallesport earlier this month.

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Schwartz

To the editor: County commissioners are responsible for a wide variety of issues requiring experience, expertise, judgement and compassion. Kathy Schwartz has shown that she has served in many roles involving management, budgeting, health-related issues and organizational team work.

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Letter to the Editor: Re-elect board

To the editor: I have had the privilege of knowing, and working with Wasco County judges, and commissioners, for more than 40 years. The current Wasco County commission is, and has been, effective, responsible, and has gained needed experience.

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Letter to the Editor: Support Kathy

To the editor: This letter is written in support of Kathy Schwartz, candidate for Position 3 as Wasco County commissioner. I have known Kathy for many years, both as a devoted mother of two and as a nurse at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

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Letter to the Editor: Keep Runyon

To the editor: I have had the pleasure of a great working relationship with Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon on Association of Oregon Counties committees. I admire the outstanding efforts he puts into serving veterans and I appreciate that he encourages other county commissioners to be involved.

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No. 10 Sherman pours it on to beat Heppner

MORO – Whenever a big hit was needed, Sherman’s 7-8-9 hitters stood tall. The trio of Wade Fields, Jacob Shandy and Diego Valdez combined to go 7 for 10 with a walk, a hit by pitch, eight runs scored and six RBIs, as the No. 10-ranked Huskies scored five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Heppner in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action Tuesday in Moro.

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Popchock and Davis stay on their record pace

Even under horrid weather conditions, Ana Popchock remained on fire. The South Wasco County senior shattered her old school record in the triple jump by almost a foot, and teammate Madisen Davis equaled her school-record in the javelin, as the Lady Redsides posted six wins on their way to third place at the Mustang Invitational Tuesday in Heppner.

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Sherman boys third in Heppner

Owen Christiansen secured a win and two seconds in his individual events and Desiree Winslow added top finishes in the 100 and 100-meter hurdles in Tuesday’s Mustang Invitational in Heppner. Christiansen, a sophomore, earned his win in the long jump with a personal-record of 20-feet-3 inches to set the pace, and he was runner-up in the triple jump at 38-11 and the 100 meters with a personal-record mark of 12.42 seconds.

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Unexpected Visitors

Three deer spent the day lounging at the Anderson Homestead on W. 16th St., near the Fort Dalles Museum earlier this week.

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Red Flag Law guide available

SALEM—Oregon’s attorney general has launched a downloadable guide for Oregonians who are concerned about a family or household member in possession of a gun or other weapon. Oregon’s new “Red Flag Law,” also called the Extreme Risk Protection Order law, allows a judge to issue an order that permits weapons to be taken away from people who are deemed a risk to themselves or others.

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

Primary affiliation sparks questions

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee, who oversees the local elections process, is getting a lot of phone calls that reflect confusion about the difference between an “unaffiliated” or “Independent” voter. She said the calls began after the Oregon Capital Bureau reported that the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) had opened its primary to unaffiliated voters.

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Brown seeks federal assurance on OR pot

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown wants President Donald Trump to assure her that Oregon's legal cannabis industry is safe from federal prosecution. President Trump reportedly made a deal this week with a Colorado senator to protect the legal cannabis industry there, but it's not clear whether it extends to Oregon.

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