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Car crashes near Riverfront park, Marina

A vehicle crashed at Riverfront Park and The Dalles Marina, and the driver reportedly ran into the river Thursday afternoon. Investigation ongoing. Details in Friday's Chronicle.

For the record from Oct. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 20, 2016.

Outage darkens south Wasco

Wasco Electric Cooperative and Northern Wasco County PUD experienced a widespread power outage at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday that was caused by a disruption in Bonneville Power Administration service at its Maupin transmission station.

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Long-Curtiss seeks office

Darcy Long-Curtiss got her first taste of community political involvement as a high schooler in The Dalles, when she participated in a city visioning meeting and it piqued her interest. She now hopes to further that involvement by gaining a seat on The Dalles City Council. She is one of three candidates seeking to fill council Position 2, which is being vacated by Dan Spatz. Also running are Dana Journey, a police officer for the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, and Clay Johnson, who works at a desalination plant in The Dalles.

Civic names new manager

The Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee has hired Elizabeth Wallis as the new program manager for the Civic. Wallis replaces Trish Neal who served in that position for about a year, at the time Neal and Sherry Munro, the board secretary, took over management of the Civic.

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Nose to Nose

A deer comes nose-to-nose with a Great Blue Heron garden sculpture in this trail camera photograph contributed by Flora Gibson. Trail cameras are small cameras in waterproof housing triggered by motion. The Chronicle encourages readers to submit their local photographs for publication: Email, include the name of the photographer and a description of the subject.

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M96 would improve vet services

The Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office will be able to better meet the needs of customers if Measure 96 is approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election, say two local veteran advocates.

Letter to the editor: Disagree with Harris

To the editor: Reading the interview of Ms. [Susan] Harris, who is running for mayor of The Dalles, it became apparent to me she is not aware of how The Dalles city government operates.

Letter to the editor: Fiber optic questions

To the editor: Frontier TeleNet is an ORS 190 public service organization jointly held by Sherman, Wheeler and Gilliam counties. County judges and the North Central Education Service District superintendent are board members.

Letter to the editor: Arnold for county seat

To the editor: I believe that Pat Arnold should be our next county commissioner because she is passionate about helping our county and community. I am confident that she will work tirelessly for Klickitat County because in the years that I’ve known her she has dedicated so much time and effort to making our community better and that will only continue once she is elected.

Letter to the editor: McCarthy experienced

To the editor: The state auditor is the elected official charged with rooting out waste and fraud in government operations at all levels in Washington state.

Commentary: America is caught in ‘word storm’

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Not true, except perhaps for a person with a listening impairment. And if we move from the singular “me” to a collective “me,” this old aphorism is even more wrong. Words have power, and we are in a word storm, a storm that may have serious effects on the long-term health of our political and social environment.

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Sinclair Dinocare

A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.

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A cool dream comes true at DQ

Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.

For the record from Oct. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 19, 2016.

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Walden auctions flag

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was on hand Saturday at a fundraiser for local soldiers and veterans, where he auctioned off a flag to be flown over the U.S. Capitol and a guitar painted in a flag theme.

ODOT open house Oct. 26

Highway managers for the Oregon Department of Transportation invite the public to an open house to learn about upcoming bridge construction projects near The Dalles, slated to start next year.

Year of transition for PUD

It has been a rough transition year for the Northern Wasco County PUD, which got a new general manager, Roger Kline, in January after 22 years under previous manager Dwight Langer.

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Riverside Academy hosts Oregon Trail Invite

Planning and volunteers spearhead Oct. 8 meet’s overall success

It took a year of planning and more than 400 volunteer hours to bring the Oregon Trail Invitational Meet to The Dalles.

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Matinee slugfest on tap for SWC

Team looking to secure first league win of the season against Mitchell-Spray

All things being equal, Friday afternoon’s 1A football contest between South Wasco County and Mitchell-Spray appears to be a winnable game for head coach Mike Waine and the Redsides.


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