SEATTLE — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
MADRAS — Some of the next generation of firefighting air tankers will be based at an airport in Central Oregon, along with a collection of vintage planes. The Bend Bulletin reports that Erickson Aero Tanker of Hillsboro now has two of its MD-87 jets based at the Madras Municipal Airport and will be adding three more by the end of the summer. The company bought seven planes from a Spanish airline, and will be converting them to drop fire retardant on wildfires.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for June 17, 2013.
WITH PHOTO GALLERY Minors team pulls off mercy-rule win over Pirates It took just 43 minutes for the D-Backs to impose their will against the Pirates. Five players had two hits and pitcher Trenton Schacher tossed three innings of two-hit ball to lead the D-Backs to a 12-1 mercy-rule win in a The Dalles Little League Minors Division city championship game Saturday at Kramer Field in The Dalles.
Giants build an early lead, ward off late Athletic rally for a 6-4 victory With The Dalles Little League Majors city championship on the line, it came down to power versus power in the final at-bat.
PORTLAND — Meyer Memorial Trust – one of Oregon’s largest private foundations – will meet in the Columbia Gorge Monday, June 24.
SALEM – The Oregon House of Representatives voted today to provide relief for seniors who were disqualified from the Senior and Disabled Property Tax Deferral Program in 2011. The legislation, HB 2510-B, allows people who were kicked out of the program under new, more stringent requirements to
KAI SHAYS, 6, powers through a turn with a pack of determined racers behind him during Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Breakaway Promotions 2013 Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Kid’s Race June 15 at Waters Edge Health and Wellness. Mark B. Gibson photo
Restoring falls would destroy shipping lanes Barging interests said permanently lowering the Columbia River to expose Celilo Falls will never happen. “These groups, when they attack the river system, they always say, ‘It’s only a few barges a day,’ but that misses the point of what barging is,” said Kristin Meira, executive director of Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, which represents the barging industry.
A new non-profit group has lofty goals: to permanently lower the Columbia River, restoring Celilo Falls and its native fishery; and reconnecting Celilo Village to the river by rerouting the nearby rail lines and freeway to Washington.
Columbia Gorge Community College is hiring three employees to help more students reach their career goal by earning an associate’s degree or higher.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Two Columbia River white sturgeon fisheries will close earlier than expected under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The summer sturgeon retention season from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam was reduced by one day to Friday, June 21 only. Previously, this fishery was scheduled to be open June 22 as well but that day was eliminated from the season. Sturgeon retention will close effective Friday, June 21 from the Wauna power lines downstream 40 miles to the river mouth at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay and all adjacent Washington tributaries. This season was originally scheduled to continue through June 30.
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Tryon Edwards, a 19th-century theologian, said, “The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.” That is so often true. However, bridge fascinates many people who do not have a good memory for what has happened at the table. They also do not remember when to break the “golden rules” of the game. Which dictum should West break on this deal?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I tend to sprain my ankle fairly often. Are there any exercises that could help me strengthen my ankles and prevent future sprains? DEAR READER: Your ankles are remarkable joints. They must bear the full weight of your body, yet stay nimble and flexible. Every step, every jump, every move puts your ankles through a surprising range of motion. Even when you stand quietly, your ankles are constantly making minute adjustments to help you stay balanced.
In some countries, greeting friends with a kiss is the common custom. France, Italy, Greece and Hollywood come to mind. Not full-on, passionate kissing, but a quick buss on the cheek. First on one side, then the other. Men, women, it doesn’t matter. In some countries you have to do each cheek twice or you'll deeply insult someone, and before you know it there’s a whole Hatfield-and-McCoy thing happening because you ignored a thousand-year-old custom.
Scholarships handed out in year-end ceremonies The Dalles Wahtonka High School announced year-end athlete award winners for the 2012-2013 sports season at the All Sports Ceremony held last Tuesday in The Dalles. All-state baseball recipient Connor Mathisen won Male Scholar Athlete honors and fellow TDW graduates Maya Barnard-Davidson and Anndria North were recognized as the school’s Female Scholar Athletes.