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Dufur wins second straight game

In the first half, Zoe Hester, Kierstin White and Chloe Beeson had the hot hand for the Dufur Rangers with a combined 16 points, and then Raymona Meanus took control with 12 second-half points in a 56-31 romp over Ione Friday night in a league girls’ basketball contest at Dufur High School.

January 13, 2018 11:56 a.m. read more..

SWC throttles Mitchell, 61-14

The No. 9-ranked South Wasco County Redsides won their fourth straight, third in conference action, by a 61- 14 margin over Ione Friday in girls’ basketball action from Maupin.

January 13, 2018 11:55 a.m. read more..

Husky pressure does the trick in 46-35 victory

MORO – The Sherman defense forced 30 turnovers, held Condon-Wheeler to just four second-half field goals and erased a 23-20 halftime deficit with a 26-12 flurry in the final 16 minutes to pull off a 46-35 comeback victory Friday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball contest played in Moro.

January 13, 2018 11:54 a.m. read more..

Olson, Bailey lead SWC boys

South Wasco County’s Garrett Olson is usually good for 25-30 points on any given night. The key is getting another player to shoulder some of the scoring load. Olson finished with 22 points, and Kal Bailey busted loose for a career-high 17 points, 11 in the second half, in the Redsides’ 50-39 win over Mitchell-Spray Friday in Mitchell.

January 13, 2018 11:53 a.m. read more..

Arlington beats Dufur, 48-36

Brett Troutman sank a season-high seven 3-pointers for a game-high 23 points to help lead the Arlington Honkers to a 48-36 win against the Dufur Rangers in Friday’s Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball contest played at Dufur High School.

January 13, 2018 11:52 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: #MeToo

To the editor: I have watched and listened to reactions to the unsurprising news of widespread misbehavior among celebrities. Then I hear silly remarks, such as “Oh dear, I just touched you,” among us common folk. But it is not a joke.

January 13, 2018 11:33 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Reflect for safety

To the editor: With the days being short, and darkness and dreariness all around us right now, I would like to request, or ask, that people please be sure and wear reflective clothing or carry a light with them when walking at night or in the early morning.

January 13, 2018 11:32 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: No on Measure 101

To the editor: Oregon Democrat legislators lost — no, squandered — $243 million on a failed website to establish Medicaid or Oregon Health Care Plan. Do you really want to give failed Democrat legislators more funding?

January 13, 2018 11:31 a.m. read more..

Fargher takes home mirror ball trophy

“The Fonz,” better known as Stan Fargher, strolled offstage with the mirror ball trophy at the fifth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition Friday in The Dalles. “Ayyyyy,” he said of the victory.

January 13, 2018 11:09 a.m. read more..

Riverhawk swimmers net several top-10 finishes

Natalie Varland and Peter Cardosi lit it up on the individual side, and both the boys’ and girls’ relay teams claimed top-5 status at the Riverhawk Invitational Meet Saturday from the Hood River Aquatic Center.

January 12, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..

TD has season-high win total at York Invite

Hitting double digits over the past two tournaments, The Dalles wrestling squad reeled off 23 victories, 18 by pinfall, and the trio of Andrew Richman, Glenn Breckterfield and Michael Parrish picked up top-5 outcomes at the two-day Don York Invitational Tournament ending Saturday at Cleveland High School in Portland.

January 12, 2018 1:53 p.m. read more..

‘Citizen ID’ cards proposed for HR

Hood River City Council gave unanimous assent on Monday to a “community identification card” proposal for Hood River County residents. A citizen planning group, led by Gorge Ecumenical Ministry, asked Hood River County in October to consider adopting a government-issued identification card available to all who live in the county, age 14 and up.

January 12, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..

MCCOG unwinds its many programs

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments met Tuesday for an update on progress of transferring programs to other agencies. MCCOG, which serves Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties, voted in November to dissolve their intergovernmental agency.

January 12, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

County seeks codes input

Wasco County Commissioners are seeking input from contractors before responding to a letter from the state Building Codes Division about how a new program will be run.

January 12, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


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