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A community of lifesavers

In what one called a community effort, three civilians and three police officers lifted a car off a man April 27, pulled him to safety and gave him CPR that turned his bluish-purplish face back to pink. Mike Heverly, 53, was airlifted to Portland and spent six days at Oregon Health & Science University.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Work, closures continue on I-84

A $5.1-million project at Farley Slide along Interstate 84 is designed to stabilize the landslide by constructing a retaining wall that is intended to blend into the surrounding landscape, a press release stated.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Lawmakers begin cap and trade talk

SALEM — A joint legislative committee charged with developing policy for a statewide “cap and trade” program launched its work Tuesday during the state Legislature’s quarterly meetings.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Arbitrary code

To the editor: There has been an issue lately on social media about the dress code for our schools. Some people say that kids are arbitrarily singled out for "violations" based on their body type or popularity.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Thank you!

To the editor: Thanks! I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of my supporters who helped me achieve a decisive victory in the recent race for Wasco County Commissioner, Position 3. I also want to thank my opponent, Rod Runyon, for his years of service and to wish him well in his future endeavors.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Avila has one final bout to set her legacy

From her amateur fighting career to starring in an award-winning documentary to her journey as a professional MMA fighter, the past nine years have been a crazy whirlwind for Glena Avila. She never felt like she would have as much of an impact she has on the sport and with others who dare to dream big.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

OR expands tax breaks for some

SALEM — On May 21, Gov. Kate Brown got her wish to expand an existing business tax break that will cost the state $11.3 million in 2018. During the eight-hour special session, the House of Representatives voted 51-to-8 and the Senate voted 18-to-12 to pass the tax break for certain sole proprietorships via House Bill 4301.

May 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Searching for memories

No stranger to road-trips, local author Teresa Bruce recommends ditching the overly-convenient GPS and going for big, crinkled fold-out maps instead. Though she currently lives in Washington, D.C., Bruce came home last week to visit family that still lives in Maupin and stopped by Klindt’s on May 14 to talk about her memoir, “The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway.”

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Progress made on county plan

Wasco County made progress on updating its comprehensive land use plan last week as the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved amendments on the plan’s first two chapters at a May 17 hearing.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TDCC golfers storm back for match play win

Back-and-forth they went, as The Dalles Country Club and Goldendale, Wash. Golf Club went toe-to-toe over two days on May 8-9 to determine the winner of the inaugural Columbia Gorge Championship Cup.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Crush nets second at West Linn

Riding high off a tournament victory two weeks ago in Newberg, The 10U Cherry City Crush moved their record to 11-4 overall following a 4-1 runner-up performance this past Sunday in a two-day softball tournament in West Linn.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies lose BMC title game

The No. 6-ranked Sherman Huskies had their 12-game winning streak snapped after a 4-1 loss to Pilot Rock in the Blue Mountain Conference district championships Friday at Bob White Field in Pendleton.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Enterprise Zone expansion considered

The Dalles City Council is seeking to loop outlying communities into an Enterprise Zone that will provide eligible businesses with startup tax breaks to promote economic development. Primarily, the zones exempt growing or new businesses from local property taxes on new investments for a specific period of time.

May 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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