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Sherman kicks off year at Estacada

With a shortened roster in tow, Sherman head track and field coach Kyle Pfiefer still had his team put forth some solid times and distances at the season-opening 19-team Estacada Small School Invitational on Saturday, March 18 at Estacada High School.

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Running for fun in the elements

Even under overcast skies and a light rain, 100 runners and walkers signed up to participate in the 10th annual Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day event at Lewis and Clark Festival Park on Saturday, March 11 in The Dalles.

Horizon making some headway

Horizon Christian tacked on six wins, including two on the girls’ side in a track and field meet Wednesday in Hood River.

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Dufur nets seven wins at HR

Kilby, Farrell, and Stelzer set a solid boys track trend

Coming off an impressive output last week at the Mullen-Leavitt Invitational in The Dalles, the Dufur track and field team burst onto the scene with six individual victories and one relay win at the three-team track and field dual Wednesday at Hood River High School.

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TD takes 6-2 loss to Sandy

Andy Lopez and James Pashek pace boys in defeat

Top tennis players James Pashek and Andy Lopez came through for singles wins, but The Dalles High School came out the wrong end of a 6-2 loss to Sandy in varsity boys’ tennis action Tuesday at The Dalles High School.

Letter to the Editor: Planet is warming

To the editor: Our planet is rapidly warming. Science shows that mankind’s activities significantly affect this warming of our Earth. If we make needed changes, we may have a chance at preserving life as we know it. That’s not partisan; it’s reality.

Letter to the Editor: Remember when?

To the editor: Remember when the biggest controversy with Ann Landers was: Should the toilet paper roll be to the inside or the outside? Different times.

Letter to the Editor: Hurrah to J.R. Scott

To the editor: I say “Hurrah” to J.R. Scott’s column. I agree with all that this young man had to say.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you TD officers

To the editor: An open letter to Officer Keinlen, and TDPD: Thank you for making crosswalks a priority.

Letter to the Editor: ‘David, Goliath’ words

To the editor: J.R. Scott’s recent guest column in the Chronicle reminds me of “David and Goliath.” It takes a 16-year-old “boy” to speak against complacency in The Dalles. Where are our illustrious shepherds of the flock? Busy choosing a craft beer?

Letter to the Editor: Character of country

To the editor: A while ago, I read something that stuck with me about the character of a country being shown by how they treat their children, elderly, sick and their poor. Yesterday, a member of the current administration said there was no demonstrated benefits of Meals on Wheels, meals to low income students before or after school. The Trump budget cuts Public Broadcast Networks, environmental protection for clean air and water, as well as other social programs.

Letter to the Editor: Disgusted with media

To the editor: The truth of RaeLynn Ricarte’s recent column on media bias and dishonesty has been clearly shown since the election of President Donald Trump. I am absolutely disgusted with the news media.

Letter to the Editor: A satire turned reality

To the editor: Relieving some 20 million poor people of health care insurance in exchange for tax cuts for the very wealthy was characterized by Paul Ryan as a “mercy.” This reminds me of A Modest Proposal, a satire by Jonathan Swift, published in 1729.

Letter to the Editor: March is MS month

To the editor: March is Multiple Sclerosis, (MS) month. MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system which is comprised of the brain and spinal cord.

Letter to the Editor: Health care costs

To the editor: As a resident of Juniper Flat (near Maupin), I am concerned that the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement plan for Obamacare (the ACA) will make health insurance unaffordable for many of my neighbors.

Letter to the Editor: Making strides

To the editor: On March 2, Matt Utterback, superintendent at North Clackamas School District, was named National Superintendent of the Year. He was judged to have shown the “greatest leadership to promote student learning,” the Oregonian reported.

For the Record for March 23, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 23

Civic gears up for ‘real, true stories’ Saturday

Event to support auditorium

It won’t be your typical storytelling session. On March 25, a Portland-based group known as the Portland Story Theater will come to The Dalles Civic Auditorium to present a program called “Urban Tellers On the Road.”

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AmeriTies complaints aired at meeting

Sometimes emotional residents cited their health problems and made calls to close AmeriTies West at a meeting Tuesday to discuss air quality monitoring focused on naphthalene emissions from the tie plant.

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Soil Workshop

Elio Andrade maneuvers an old sprayer into position at Omeg Orchards on Knob Hill Road during a soil workshop’s field demonstration hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Service in The Dalles last week. The sprayer, no longer used, has been modified to apply lime suspended in liquid along the tree rows, one of the soil improvement techniques adopted by Mike Omeg, who grows five varieties of sweet cherries. Additional demonstrations involved machines used for chipping pruned limbs and branches, and mowers that throw cuttings to the side under trees, where they will return nutrients to the soil.

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