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Governor hears fire issues

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Sherman County last week and heard from farmers and cattlemen that repairing roads and fences were top issues following the summer’s devastating fires.

September 18, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Jail head protests ‘littering’

For many months, jail board meetings have often featured sharp words between jail officials and citizens who oppose the jail’s contract to house immigration detainees. Last week’s jail board meeting was no different. Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR) Jail Administrator Bryan Brandenburg opened the Sept. 12 meeting by addressing citizens in attendance, saying a bunch of golden shoes were left behind and a sign was pitched over the jail fence following one of the daily anti-contract protests at the jail.

September 18, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..

Riding to the Rescue

Nia Pereira, 6, of The Dalles, takes the controls of a Wasco County Sheriff Search and Rescue All-Terrain Vehicle during a “Get Ready—The Dalles” event at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Saturday, Sept. 15. Riding behind, awaiting her turn at the helm, is River, 5. The free event featured demonstrations and information from over 20 agencies and vendors with the goal of teaching residents to be more self reliant during emergencies and disasters. Demonstrations include boater safety, first aid, fire safety and more.

September 18, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..

CGBA opens tryout phase for upcoming winter season

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout tentatively set to run on Sunday, Oct. 28 at a location to be determined. “I’m looking forward to this season,” CGBA coordinator Greg Cummings said.

September 14, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..

Football tryouts at 1p.m. Sunday

Local football athletes will have a chance to showcase their talents in a rare tryout this Sunday afternoon. Football University of Oregon and Island Boy Camp are organizing a free tackle football tryout and mini-camp for sixth- through eighth-graders, who are Oregon residents, at four locations for a chance to participate in an all-star level showcase.

September 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies and Rangers tied for first in league

MORO – In the past, any little moment of adversity would mean the downfall to the Sherman volleyball team. Thursday, the Huskies lost the opening 25-16, but then rallied to grab wins in the next three games to defeat Echo in Big Sky Conference action in Moro.

September 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..

TD runners compete well at Gorge Cup Invite

With his top guns on the trails last week at Barnes Butte, The Dalles cross country head coach Bob Thouvenel saw his group total 19 personal records and an overall winner, Samuel Alvarez. Wednesday, at the inaugural Gorge Cup Invitational in Trout Lake, Wash., the veteran coach did not dress down nine varsity boys or the top-6 girls, and they hit for 12 personal records against a field of 198 harriers.

September 14, 2018 2:57 p.m. read more..

Soccer teams steadily building momentum

Coming off a 3-1 loss Tuesday at Mac-Hi, the Lady Riverhawks are now 0-4 to start the year with only one goal to their record. “We have to do a better job of moving the ball around and putting shots on goal,” TD coach Oscar Nunez said.

September 14, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: ‘Deep State’ report

To the editor: If Rachel Maddow, or any other American for that matter, needs to really know “what’s going on,” all they have to do is read the documents assembled by the U.S. Congress that prove the Trump-Russia collusion “witch hunt” was instigated by a cabal of “Deep State,” officials buried within the Obama-Clinton Regime intent upon keeping Trump from becoming president.

September 14, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: High alerts for toxins

To the editor: In my observation over the winter of 2017-18 at The Dalles Dam, there was a lot of dredging going on behind the dam. I am on high alert, for the reason that to disturb the build up would be a hazard for it contains years of accumulation of toxic chemicals from Hanford, the coal industry, toxic dumping, PCBs, neurotoxins and such.

September 14, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Calming confusion

To the editor: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,” Psalms 34:18. I am confused, angry and brokenhearted for someone has broken my church and I don’t know what to do about it. But, I happen to believe that confusion is not from God, so I look to the Scripture to calm my confusion.

September 14, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie gives hope

To the editor: Jamie McLeod-Skinner came to the Sunshine Mill for a fundraising event. Pulling a tear drop camper behind her jeep, now on its second engine, she has traveled our vast Second Congressional District for over a year and a half, speaking face to face with constituents.

September 14, 2018 2:40 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: Much has been written about Greg Walden’s last town hall in The Dalles (April 12, 2017) when he was met with hard questions and passionate criticism. When he asked for a show of hands which indicated that the majority of the people in the room were not members of his political party. He basically said this: See, you are not my constituents. That really hurts and disturbs me.

September 14, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: We need an advocate

To the editor: I am very concerned about the health and educational needs of American citizens. I want to elect candidates in the upcoming election who will truly represent the issues I care about. I have found just the right person for our Second Congressional District: Jamie McLeod-Skinner!

September 14, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden gets job done

To the editor: Congressman Greg Walden has his boots on the ground in serving the people of the huge Second Congressional District. We’ve known and respected him for many years. He’s honest, ethical, focused, thoughtful and well-informed.

September 14, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: We need new schools

To the editor: All too often, I talk to families interested in moving to The Dalles who choose another community after seeing the condition of our schools. I make my living in The Dalles and I see this city moving forward. New schools will complement that effort. I urge you to vote yes on Measure 33-98 in the November 6 election.

September 14, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

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