Nañez and Kumm earn All-American honors in Corvallis
The Dalles senior Jessika Nañez stood shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow senior teammate Kendyl Kumm as All-American winners. While Nañez and Kumm earned recognition, Lorelay Berry (freshman), Mia Barber (freshman), Breanna Birchfield (freshman), Miguel Torres (sophomore), Emily Adams (freshman), Mackenzie Smith (junior), Sydney Fransen (sophomore), Megan Brace (freshman), Samantha Stanley (senior) and Jordyn Hattenhauer (junior) were nominated for such honors.
Police, fire, and medical reports from July 19
A pile of eight gutted Ironman toys sat on the gym floor last week at Insitu’s RoboFlight Academy, held at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon. The remote-controlled flying toys had been stripped of their circuit boards and motors, which were put to better use in a variety of made-from-scratch drones by the 25 mostly Gorge area teens enrolled in the weeklong program, which just finished its sixth year.
Store has been serving region from downtown TD since World War I
The news earlier this year that the J.C. Penney store in downtown The Dalles was closing hit employees and customers alike fairly hard, and when the store finally locks its doors at the end of July, it will truly be the end of an era. The Penney’s store at 212 E. Second St. has been a mainstay of the downtown area since 1914, more than a century ago.
The bottom of the cherry market has fallen out with a bountiful harvest across the Northwest, which means that smaller fruit cannot be sold. That bad news has been delivered by Jeff Heater, field man for The Dalles Fruit Company, to about 25 cherry growers in Wasco and Hood River counties who process crops at the packing plant, located in Dallesport.
In Sunday’s lopsided victory over Del Norte, Mason Caldwell smacked a home run, and the pitching quartet of Schwartz, Riley Brock, Maney and DeLeon combined for 10 strikeouts, as The Dalles broke open a 5-2 lead with five runs in the top of the sixth inning in its 10-3 win.
Saturday, The Dalles fell behind by as much as a 10-1 margin through the first four and a half innings, but battled back for two in the fifth and five in the sixth in an 11-8 opening-round setback against Sprague.
12U team has won two in a row, but needs four more to reach finals
LA GRANDE – With its season on the line, The Dalles 12U All Stars used a standout defensive play in a critical moment to stave off a late rally.
SALEM — After touring the "unique" Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should be abolished or resized.
Police, fire, and medical reports from July 18
To the editor: Bill Gates recently stated, "…of all things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world, the most likely is an epidemic stemming from either natural causes or bioterrorism."
To the editor: Trump promised that he would not cut Medicaid. Republican House and Senate representatives promised to replace Obamacare with something better—they didn’t say they had in mind to make huge cuts to Medicaid and to throw many millions of us off health care insurance.
A peek behind the curtain
Fire crews respond to a grass fire along the railroad tracks east of Spearfish Lake near Dallesport Monday evening.
After a former school board member criticized Superintendent Wes Owens at a Sherman County school board meeting July 6, a crowd came to the next meeting, on July 10, to laud Owens. Owens was not at the July 10 meeting, where some two dozen people, including a student, parents, teachers, support staff and board members, voiced their support of him.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River. Knox is confident that his 37 years of experience as a health care executive, and co-founder of Urgent Point, a national company, will help move those projects, and many others, forward.
Wheat harvest is now underway in Wasco County. Above, a combine harvests a field of dryland wheat at Kortge Wheat & Cattle, working in a field south of U.S. 197 just south of The Dalles.
The Dalles City Council voted unanimously July 10 to authorize a small outlay to allow the Civic Auditorium to retire a line of credit it had been paying for about seven years. Before the vote, two council members questioned why the issue was not an action item on the agenda, and expressed strong reservations about how the decision was being handled.
Harrison and Coyne each advance to the short-go round
At the 32nd annual Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., 12 different states and Canada sent roughly 500 high school and junior high rodeo athletes for six days of competition on the big stage. The Columbia Basin Rodeo Club fielded a trio of competitors, consisting of Morgan Brumley, of Dufur, Morgan Jane Coyne, of Centerville, and Bryce Harrison, of Condon.
Coach Ortega hopes summer ball leads to a pathway of success
With a pair of weekend doubleheaders still left to play in the season, Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers head coach Ed Ortega discussed the summer season and the future of the program. Although his team has gone through its share of ups and downs, Ortega is happy with the overall development this group has shown over the past two months of action.