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Letter to the editor: Return Runyon

To the editor: To the voters of Wasco county: This is the time to take a few minutes and look at who is running for positions for our county commissioners.

Letter to the editor: Invasive wolves

To the editor: There have been many opinions on the wolf status in Oregon, I figure I will get mine out there also.

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Editorial cartoons from April 20

Editorial cartoons from April 20, 2014.

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Editorial: Hopes and dreams reside here

It’s been a long haul for proponents of the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

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Last Delivery

Retiring downtown mail carrier Dave Miller looks forward to what’s next

Duathlon coming to The Dalles on May 3

The Water’s Edge duathlon, half-marathon, and 10K will offer a day of fun and fitness designed to provide options for all ages and fitness levels.

Dick Horyna Invitational results

Results from the Dick Horyna Invitational meet.

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Tribe track fights it out in Portland

Just at the midway point of its 12-event spring slate, The Dalles track and field team has come out with consistent performances on the road and at home.

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Foleys to lead 23rd annual Cherry Festival parade

Couple played a role in shaping The Dalles

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Cherry Festival event calendar

Cherry Festival includes new activities

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Cherry memories from Marilyn Ericksen

My cherry memories are older than Jim Goff’s memories of Dalles cherries. (Could that be possible?) As a little girl we had cherries. We had trees in the yard that were remarkable. They had two kinds of cherries on each tree. The small orchard that was on the other end of the block had different kinds of trees in the orchard.

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Cherry Festival origins stretch back to 1940

The Northwest Cherry Festival story has several beginnings, including the 1979 launch of the modern festival. Some people trace its origins back to 1940, when Helen Spickerman of The Dalles was picked as Cherry Queen. She represented local growers with a full-fledged float in Portland’s Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. But that auspicious beginning was not repeated the following year, and America’s entry into World War II after Pearl Harbor put the idea on hold.

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Lifestyle Festival features new exhibits

The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Company Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. The show continues Saturday, April 26, and Sunday April 27.

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Bikers bring Teddy Bears along for the festival ride

One thing about the Northwest Cherry Festival, it kind of makes a person feel all warm and fuzzy — especially if that person is a motorcycle rider.

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The Sceptres rock the civic Saturday

The Sceptres roll out their brand of 1960s rock and dance music for the After Hours Party at the Bicoastal Media Home and Lifestyle Show at The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater Saturday, April 26.

Spring Ritual: States begin trapping, euthanizing sea lions feasting on Chinook at Bonneville Dam

A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Pulpit Rock Easter marks milestone

The 90th annual Pulpit Rock Easter sunrise service is set for Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m.

AstroGraph for April 18, 2014

Expect to face highs and lows this year. Don’t be too proud or embarrassed to ask for help. You will advance if you attack problems with intensity and determination. Strong alliances will provide the support necessary for you to reach your set destination.

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal— An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.

Everyday Cheapskate: So, you’re getting a tax refund!

Discovering that you’ll be getting a tax refund is certainly not the worst news you’ve had in your life. In fact, it’s easy to see a tax refund as some kind of gift from the universe. But here’s the truth: It’s part of your paycheck that you should have been getting all along. Plan now for how you’ll manage it or your refund could evaporate into thin air. You have options. Choose well.

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