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Local talent showcased Saturday

Two outstanding local musicians will perform this Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ben Blakely and James Andrews are both from The Dalles.

Basketball rule changes instituted

Moves made to help the game run smoother for 2017-2018

PORTLAND (OSAA) – Effective with the 2017-18 high school basketball season, play will be stopped and an official warning will be given to the head coach – and recorded in the scorebook – for misconduct by the coach or other bench personnel unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul shall be assessed. This new rule was one of the five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee, which was held at its latest April 10-12 rules and regulations meeting in Indianapolis.

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Coach Garrett retires from softball post

Skipper ends up with a 233-136 record in 13 years at TD

As he walks away from a successful softball coaching journey, Steve Garrett can feel satisfied with what he accomplished over his 13 years.

Letter to the Editor: Act today

To the editor: In 2010, my husband, Mark Nelson, was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia; after 13 months of extremely costly treatment (hundreds of thousands of dollars), he died. Thankfully, we had health insurance.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t bash

To the editor: Must you continually bash President Trump in your caricatures? I do not recall you doing it when Obama was elected.

Letter to the Editor: GOP wrong

To the editor: What has gone wrong in the hearts of so many Republicans in Congress? Leadership in both the House and Senate have made every effort to ram through a health care bill that is cruel, extremely unpopular with the American people, and guaranteed to pad the pockets of the rich. What can motivate human beings to rip away affordable health care from 23 million people?

Letter to the Editor: Compromise

To the editor: In respect to the editorial position of The Dalles Chronicle in regards to the Gorge Commission’s ruling to prohibit Union Pacific additional track in the Mosier area I suggest a compromise.

For the Record for June 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 22

Burning banned July 1

The Wasco County Commission has set the 2017 seasonal burn ban to go into effect just after midnight on July 1. The ban continues until local fire officials determine in late summer or early fall that the danger of fire season has passed.

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CenterPointe plans merger with Inland NW of Spokane

Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank, based in Spokane, Wash.

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Spring Beauty

A fawn peers at a photographer between the legs of its momma in this image captured by Scott McMullen recently on Sevenmile Hill.

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TDHS senior Disney trip successful

Very early on the morning after high school graduation, 66 members of The Dalles High School Class of 2017 headed to Disneyland for two days in the park, a visit organizers pronounced a solid success. Senior parent Kim Cowan headed the effort, and said the trip was “awesome, it was great. We didn’t have any issues and everybody had a good time.”

Hood River Bridge closed Friday

There will be a one-hour, full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge on Friday, June 23 beginning at 3:30 a.m. as Port crews perform repair and inspection work on the lift span and navigation lights.

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Sherman posts an impressive three-peat effort

Two-time champions sweep field at annual hoops invitational

MORO – Playing without graduated seniors Kyle Fields, Max Martin, Maverick Winslow and Isaiah Coles, the two-time defending state champion Sherman Huskies kicked off their offseason slate in style with eight consecutive wins, including a finals romp over Jordan Valley, to score first place at the Sherman Invitational ending Sunday in Moro. “We are super proud that we could go out and get the job done once again,” said all-state point guard Jacob Justesen.

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New year brings high hopes for swim team

Coach Scott McKay has group setting lofty goals

With a promising group of 70 swimmers, representing all levels, and the help of assistant coaches Andrew Clifford and Allie Wood, The Dalles swim team head coach Scott McKay has his team poised and ready to take on all comers this summer for an exciting swim slate.

For the Record for June 21, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 21

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TDHS ‘grad’ video goes viral

The Dalles High School teacher Mary Jo Commerford had to miss graduation because she flew to Florida and read AP exams for a solid week. But she got a big surprise on the last day of school, when a group of students came to her classroom and re-created graduation for her, right down to the pomp and circumstance music and the handing out of diplomas.

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Walden tours The Dalles Dam

Congress seeks to boost power generation

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., went on a tour of The Dalles Dam Saturday to see a new navigation lock gate and discuss power generation and environmental issues with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers administrators.

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Looking Back on June 17, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Weeds are great evil

To the editor: Was pulling weeds… again. Thorns and thistles. Weeds help convince me that the g-o-d referred to in the Hebrew Scriptures exists.


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