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For the record: July 28

Police and fire reports from July 28, 2017

Donate blood to alleviate Red Cross crisis

The American Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage and is asking people to donate so emergency medical needs can be met. A blood drive takes place Aug. 7 in Wasco County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 7, Building 2 at Columbia Gorge Community College. Another opportunity will be Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Station One of Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue. To schedule an appointment, use the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Marr to serve as Gorge publisher

Eagle Media, the company that owns The Dalles Chronicle and Hood River News, is making a bold new move with the Aug. 1 appointment of Chelsea Marr to be publisher over both Gorge publications.

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TD couple wins mining award

Husband and wife team earn ‘Good Neighbor’ recognition

Charles and Irene Kornegay, who own the Five Mile Quarry about seven miles southwest of The Dalles, have won recognition from the Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries for their efforts to restore rock quarry lands that had been inappropriately mined.

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United Way awards $275K

Columbia Gorge United Way awarded $275,000 to 36 agencies in the Mid-Columbia region Tuesday at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Jeff Heater, president of the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council, said a record number of contributions came in from area residents and businesses in 2016, which allowed more local programs to receive assistance.

Mosier OK’s settlement

A group of Mosier officials voted Monday to accept the terms of the latest $2.4 million offer from Union Pacific Railroad, subject to further negotiations on the scope of the release provided to the railroad in return for their payment and in-kind donations.

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Free pheasant hunts open

SALEM — Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including Tygh Valley, in September.

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Future hoops dynamos

Youth basketball athletes representing The Dalles, pictured from left to right, Despina Seufalemua, Sydney Newby, Laci Hoylman, Bryce Newby and Maddie Brock participated in the co-ed Elite Basketball Camp this week at The Dalles Middle School.

TD youth football camp set for Aug. 17

The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.

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Swim team makes waves at John Day Meet

DiGennaro, Randall and Varland rack up 17 top-3 finishes

The standout trio of Carter Randall, Maverick Varland and Lydia DiGennaro combined for four firsts, 11 seconds and two third-place finishes to lead The Dalles swim team at the three-day John Day Invitational Meet ending Sunday in John Day.

For the Record for July 27, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from July 27

Letter to the Editor: No Eagle!

To the editor: Donald Trump addressed the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. He made a feeble attempt to use the Scout Law to organize his speech. How does Trump measure up to the Scout Law?

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Field Fire

A fire in the 2400 block of Steele Road threatens a combine and wheat fields Wednesday afternoon.

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Solar viewing, eclipse presentations

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting.

City chips in $5K for ‘Neon’ promo

Money will fund all-inclusive marketing for the festivities

Promoters of the annual Neon Cruise weekend in The Dalles are trying a new approach to marketing this year, and have enlisted a bit of help from the city of The Dalles. The city-wide Neon Cruise party is Aug. 11-13, and the city recently approved $5,000 to assist with a marketing campaign across the region.

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Districts work through election challenges

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee is seeking to educate special districts about election rules after dealing with a variety of challenges to get seats filled this year. She said some of the incumbents with Tygh Valley fire and water districts did not know that they had to file to run for positions in the May 16 election.

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10U Stars leave state feeling optimistic

Several of the players are expected back for another run in 2018

PORTLAND – As one of the wild card teams entering district and state action, The Dalles 10U Little League team made believers out of a lot of people. With a group of seven 10-year olds and six 9-year olds, and only three players with previous all-star experience, The Dalles captured a District 5 title and wound up with a 2-2 record at the Oregon State Championships for fourth place honors.

­Video camp signups

An iPad “Video Storytelling Camp” is coming to The Dalles next month. Those chosen for the camp — there is space for 10 local students — will have the opportunity to make videos using iPads.

Merkley announces key OR wins in bill

WASHINTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley is pleased that key provisions in an Energy and Water Appropriations bill will help Oregon communities.

For the Record for July 26, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from July 26

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