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Wrong-way driver killed in I-84 crash

The driver of a van was killed Monday evening after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 84 just east of Arlington and crashing head-on with a semi-truck.

Dufur, Arlington get wins; Sherman loses to Wallowa

No. 3 Rangers use running attack in 56-8 Horizon rout

Playing in their first game since Aug. 31, the No. 3-ranked Dufur Rangers did not show any signs of rust against Horizon Christian.

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No jet lag for well-traveled TD football team

Riverhawks extend streak to three after a 22-0 road performance

For the past eight quarters, The Dalles football team has played lockdown defense, holding Fort Vancouver and Brookings Harbor to a combined no points and no yards. Even with a 428-mile trip to Brookings, the undefeated Riverhawks had no letdown against a physical double-wing offense used by the Bruins, allowing 22 yards of offense in a 22-0 victory Friday in Brookings.

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Looking Back on September 17, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Walden achievements

To the editor: While the left keeps highlighting their outrage with Congressman Walden, Greg and the president have quietly achieved successful legislation with the House approving more than 300 bills in just the first six months of 2017.

Letter to the Editor: Enjoyed racing article

To the editor: I enjoyed the article about Guy Weedman and his racing career. There are a few others who race oval track out of The Dalles area.

Letter to the Editor: Police do nothing

To the editor: I am angry that the police in this city do nothing about the traffic infractions you see everywhere. They drive past speeders, people not stopping at stop signs, people texting while driving, and others, like they have blinders on.

Letter to the Editor: Hillary’s lies continue

To the editor: Is Hillary Clinton incapable of telling the truth?

Letter to the Editor: Not ‘extremists’

To the editor: Gotta say, Mr. Walden, you may want to think that your critics are just people from Portland, but I’m here in The Dalles and I am talking to the actual people who live here and we are not happy with the job you are doing.

What's Happening from September 17

Community event calendar

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Smoky Angel

Smoke hangs in the air around a statue of an angel in the graveyard of St. Peters Church in The Dalles. An air quality advisory for the region has been extended through Monday morning.

Cover crops a worthwhile investment

Plants utilize soil nutrients as they grow and farmers need to replenish those nutrients before planting next year’s crops again in the same place. Cover crops, also called green manures, are non-crop plants that provide an on-farm solution to incorporating nutrients into the soil.

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Granada looking grand

Celebration of reopening scheduled Nov. 10 to 12

With work on the exterior of the Granada Theater almost complete, the owners of the historic, 1929-era theater are ready to schedule a “Grand Opening Gala” in November. Mayor Steve Lawrence said the work on the theater has been transformational.

SWC cruises to a sweep over Mitchell

The South Wasco County Redsides jumped into first place in the Big Sky Conference after posting a three-set road sweep over Mitchell-Spray Thursday at Spray High School.

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Area 4-H club members have a busy August

The Wasco County 4-H Fair season has come to a close. It was an extremely eventful August with a pre-fair held Aug. 11–13, horse fair Aug. 18-20, Wasco County Fair Aug. 24-27, and Oregon State Fair Aug. 25 through Sept. 4.

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Fire hurts businesses

It has been a very difficult few months for businesses in The Dalles and around the Columbia River Gorge area.

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Smoke, traffic impacts region

Interstate 84 west reopens, eastbound lanes still closed

The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 between Hood River and Troutdale re-opened to travelers Thursday evening, but the eastbound lanes remain closed with no timeline for re-opening. Although two lanes of the freeway are now in use, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Sept. 14 that all ramps along the 45-mile stretch of road, milepost 62 to 17, remain closed, except for those in and out of Cascade Locks.

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Riverhawks lose 5-2 to Madras

Soccer squad cannot come back from 2-1 halftime deficit

Playing against a tough 4A soccer team in Madras, The Dalles Riverhawks trailed 2-1 at the half in what turned out to be a 5-2 loss Thursday.

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TD gaining steam with win at Hermiston

19th ranked volleyball team takes its CRC opener in four sets

Jodi Thomasian dropped 14 of the team’s 32 kills, Lindsi Logue added 24 assists and the Lady Riverhawks kicked off Columbia River Conference play with a four-set volleyball triumph Thursday in Hermiston.

For the Record for September 15, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 15

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