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Participation grows for 28th year

INDIANAPOLIS – Led by the largest one-year increase in girls participation in 16 years, the overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 28th consecutive year in 2016-17, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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TD swimmers cap summer on a high note

Three athletes met ‘B’ times; Kaiya Doty establishes top ‘A’ marks

Lydia DiGennaro, Maisie Bandel-Ramirez, Maverick Varland, and Kaiya Doty each met ‘B’ time standards, Doty also added a solid ‘A’ time, and The Dalles swim team rattled off 17 top-10 finishes at the three-day Bend Invitational, ending Sunday in Bend.

For the Record for August 17, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from August 17

Letter to the Editor: Conformity

To the editor: In 1933, one of the most civilized and technologically advanced democracies in the world made the transition from democracy to one-party rule.

Letter to the Editor: Voices heard

To the editor: Let me cut to the chase. Constituents in Oregon District 2 are fully aware that Representative Greg Walden has sold out to corporate interests and the chaotic Trump administration as evidenced not only through his voting record and the corporate campaign donations he receives, but also because he was the chief architect of the failed disastrous health care bill.

Letter to the Editor: Aid and abet

To the editor: Let’s get one thing out of the way: President Trump is a racist! You may or may not care if the president is a racist but that does not change the reality that he is one.

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Antiques Roadshow draws a crowd

The huge lines of people waiting to get into the Antiques Roadshow is reminiscent of a line at the airport, only all the people have really cool luggage. The show, now in its 22nd season, was taping in Portland last Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center.

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TD joins ‘Drive Less’ campaign

Annual event to bring awareness of alternatives

The city of The Dalles is hoping to encourage residents to try different modes of transportation. Starting Sept. 16 and continuing through the end of the month, the city will partner with Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and the Oregon Department of Transportation for the 2017 “Oregon Statewide Drive Less Connect Challenge.”

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Goldendale Observatory hosts eclipse event

The most anticipated event of the summer is just five days away, and the city of Goldendale is getting ready for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, with large numbers of people expected to crowd the area for the historical event. Goldendale will have an eclipse party on Aug. 20 to commemorate the event on Main Street from 7-9 p.m., with live music by Lem Pratt and the Hard Road Band, playing classic country and gospel.

No electricty blackouts planned

The PUD has heard of a rumor circulating that there will be rolling blackouts during the eclipse. The PUD wants to assure customer-owners that no such blackouts planned. We have been working with our community Emergency Response partners to take steps to ensure safe and reliable power before, during, and the event, the PUD reported in an email alert.

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Oregon governor expands abortion, reproductive coverage

SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity. Proponents called it America's most progressive reproductive health policy.

Four individuals get Hall of Honor nod

2001 Sherman girls’ hoops team also picks up recognition

MORO – The Sherman County School District plans to celebrate the induction of four individuals and one team into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Sept. 22 home football game against Ione.

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Telles captures TDCC golf championship

Veteran golfer keeps Paul Titus at bay with a two-day score of 158

For 36 holes covering two days in The Dalles, Dan Telles and Paul Titus battled back and forth for bragging rights. Telles rode a first-day, two-stroke lead to top honors at The Dalles Classic Club Championship ending Sunday at The Dalles Country Club.

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Wheatland takes root in TD

Insurance firm expands into agricultural community

The managers of Pendleton-based Wheatland Insurance Center long ago realized that setting up a branch office in The Dalles made good sense, because Wheatland focuses on providing farm and crop insurance for rural, agricultural communities. And the expanding company made its move early this year.

Inmate captured

Portland police captured one of two prisoners who escaped from a fire camp in Goldendale early Wednesday morning without incident. According to reports, Tyray Munter, 30, was taken into custody about 5:52 a.m. on Aug. 16 at a 7-11 at the corner of Southeast 82nd Street and Powell Blvd.

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Eclipse safety plans upgraded

The number of people expected to descend on Central Oregon for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse has more than tripled from earlier estimates, and Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill has upgraded public safety plans accordingly. Instead of the projected 75,000 people traveling to Jefferson County to be close to Madras, which lies squarely in the Path of Totality, there are likely to be 250,000.

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CGCC, Toda part ways

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of directors and president Dr. Frank Toda signed a “mutually acceptable separation agreement” effective Sept. 29 in a special board session Tuesday evening at The Dalles campus.

Youth pheasant hunts coming to Tygh Valley

Young hunters, ages 17 and under, are invited to sign up now for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September.

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New A.D. knows value of sports

Matt Morgan is ready to get to work. Morgan, the new athletic director/vice principal at The Dalles High School, was hired July 26 and is already serving in his new role.

For the Record for August 15, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from August 15

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