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Dufur tandem earns high honors

Some of the biggest names in Dufur Ranger volleyball history have hoisted trophies, shared great moments and have been recognized with all-league and all-state awards. Dufur seniors Taylor Darden and Montana Ferres are a part of that esteemed group of athletes.

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Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29

Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29, 2015

Letter to the editor: Better coverage

To the editor: The Chronicle’s front-page story January 23 covering an interested person’s public records request concerning Wasco County’s decision to leave the North Central Public Health District was enlightening and truly newsworthy. However, one has to ask why it took an interested person’s effort to generate the Chronicle’s reporting of the records involved.

Letter to the editor: Uniting Americans

To the editor: This morning, I thought about the State of the Union issues, and the congressional vs. presidential state of stalemate. I know a way to pass something through Congress that would also get the swift signature of the president… sort of get the “ball” of cooperation going.

Letter to the editor: Clean up park

To the editor: I like to walk my little dog at the Lewis and Clark event site. The parks department does a great job during the summer at keeping the grass cut and the park clean.

Letter to the editor: Look for the truth

To the editor: Who do you serve? Do you serve veterans? Do you serve patients? People? America? Your church? Money? Status? Service is a good thing; people who serve usually are better people.

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Editorial: Time to allow industrial hemp farms?

The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together to allow Oregon’s farmers to start planting what could become their next cash crop: industrial hemp. It’s about time.

Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar from Jan. 29, 2015.

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Art center hosts watercolor show

THE DALLES ART Center will host the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) traveling show March 5 to 30. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. This collection of 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s 47th Annual Transparent Media exhibition, and they feature some of the finest watercolor artists in Oregon. The Traveling Show toured Oregon for five months and closes at The Dalles. “We’re delighted to showcase this diverse selection of original transparent watercolors,” said Gallery director Carmen Toll. “This exhibit continues the Watercolor Society’s tradition of featuring a fascinating array of artwork that ranges from traditional themes to semi-abstract visions. Each artist demonstrates an advanced ability to interpret their subjects in dynamic designs with highly personalized color palettes and brush strokes.” The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday.

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The Dalles joins oil train debate

Officials seek more safety measures

School clarifies dropout rate

Stats are half of reported figure

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Drive warms up TD with 125 blankets

The Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps held their second annual Blanket Drive Jan. 17 in downtown The Dalles. Volunteers collected about 125 blankets, as well as other items, for the Warming Place.

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Human cargo from Syria

Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tyr, The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

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TD Hawks battle tough

Hoops team fights Hermiston until the very end

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TD swimmers coming on strong

Feil and Clifford grab pair of seconds each; Clear strong in 50-yard freestyle

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'No plan B' for Olympic sailing in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.

For the record from Jan. 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 28, 2015.

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Pool progress

WORK HAS progressed at the new pool at Thompson Park, where walls have begun to take shape on the office and concessions building, seen at left. An elevated entry will connect the upper floor with the skatepark area above.

Support local wrestling team

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence urges community members to attend the only home meet of The Dalles High School varsity wrestling team at 6 p.m. Thursday, in the gymnasium. Taking the mat in the match against Pendleton will be Joe Linebarger, a junior who is ranked third in state, along with nine other athletes. “Let’s show up and support them,” said Lawrence.

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Injured skier takes steps

The Dalles skiing standout Maya Barnard-Davidson, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Eve ski accident, could move soon to a rehab facility after nearly four weeks in the hospital.

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