Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 24, 2016
Amie DiGennaro has combined her love of standup paddleboarding with her love of yoga, renting boards and teaching classes in The Dalles. “It’s essentially yoga, but instead of a firm mat, you are on the board,” DiGennaro explained.
The wait for affordable housing is over for two dozen families in The Dalles area. In early August, construction was completed at the Heritage Heights Apartment complex, located at 1324 W. 10th Street, and well-built and efficient low-income housing options were available for rent.
A new Oregon Food Bank truck will be dedicated at a ceremony Thursday that will also celebrate the expanded ability of local hunger relief agencies to distribute fresh produce, food boxes, meals, backpacks and supplemental products to needy families. “This truck was purchased specifically to serve the region,” said Sharon Thornberry, OFB’s rural community liaison.
Members of The Dalles High School football team apologized to the Lion’s Club Tuesday for leaving early after they agreed to do a four-hour shift helping with the Dallesport drag races Aug. 14.
14 teams set to play over three days starting on Sept. 1
DUFUR – The long wait is nearly over. Only one week stands before the start of the 1A football season and the 16th annual Oregon Eight-Man Classic showcase at Dufur High School. Dufur football coach and athletic director Jack Henderson has put together three days of gridiron action featuring several of the elite 1A programs from across state, including Camas Valley, Crane, Adrian, Triad, Days Creek and the defending 2015 state champion Dufur Rangers.
Team is revamped and ready for 2016 season
DUFUR – Through rigorous daily double practices over the past two weeks, Dufur volleyball senior Emily Grande-DePriest grows more and more impressed by the nine underclassmen, including seven freshmen, that will see added minutes on the hardwood this fall. They have an unrelenting drive to get back to Redmond for state, a good omen so early in camp.
A pickup truck hauling a load of hay caught fire as it approached the summit of Seven Mile Hill Road from the east Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m., and spread to the load of hay and into nearby grass bordering. Twenty acres were burned, and the road was closed for several hours before the fire was extinguished and crews wrapped up around 8 p.m. Crews responding included Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, Dallesport Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Mosier Fire Department. Scenic Area fire crews were also dispatched.
For The Dalles girls’ soccer team, it is all about fresh starts. Under the new offensive and defensive schemes implemented by new head coach Oscar Nunez, varsity assistant Cheri McCall and new junior varsity coach Amy Krol, the rebuilt roster has its focus squarely on early success and a berth into the postseason.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 23, 2016.
To the editor: When I bought my property in unincorporated Dallesport, it was with the intent that I could retire in a community with peace and quiet. I purposely bought a property of one-third acre in size so I would have some space between me and my neighbors. I bought and paid for my property in full at time of purchase in 2005.
Vaulting into Olympic games
SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a spooked horse that bolted through a crowd at a Washington fair, injuring five people, says a nearby forklift scared her colt.
Seatbelt use has climbed nationwide over the years, and Oregon has the country’s third highest usage rate, but locally, the stats have slipped a bit. A seatbelt “blitz” over the next two weeks hopes to rectify that. The blitz, which the Oregon State Police will conduct Aug. 22 to Sept. 4, is paid for by a federal grant that pays overtime for law enforcement officers to focus solely on seatbelt use.
The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office got some help from the public last Thursday in chasing down a suspect, who ended up pinned beneath a cyclone fence after getting tackled by two citizens.
Sometime next spring, The Dalles will be a little more welcoming of recreational vehicles. On Aug. 18, The Dalles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a 10-space RV park that will be located on a one-acre site at 3821 W. 10th Street, directly east of Chenoweth Creek.
To the editor: Four years ago, it came to me so strongly that that was the last normal election we would have. I could have prophesied it and felt no fear of the Lord.
To the editor: Now that we have concluded another summer baseball/softball season, I would like to thank all of our Babe Ruth League volunteers and our Community Sponsors.
To the editor: Last week I was looking for the Riverfront Trail and found it.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle