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Occupants escape fire

One occupant was burned as they escaped a fire that destroyed much of their home Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of Nevada Street. The second occupant was not injured.

January 22, 2019 1:40 p.m. read more..

Eight named to chamber honors

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Man of the Year, Tim McGlothlin, paid tribute to his wife Laura at the chamber’s annual awards banquet Thursday. McGlothin was one of eight honorees at the annual event. Woman of the Year was Eileen White; Mary Gailley and her business, Helping Hands Home Care NW, were business of the year; David Wagenblast won Outstanding Agricultural Achievement; Katie Ortega was Educator of the Year; the Wasco County Dispatch Center was Outstanding First Responder; Jake Dollarhide was Outstanding Youth of the Year; and Corliss Marsh was Volunteer of the Year.

January 18, 2019 5:19 p.m. read more..

GSF building a juggernaut through youth soccer

As the years go on, Matthew Dallman hopes to see Gorge Soccer Futsal continue to grow. The GSF program, which features boys and girls from nine-years-old to high school seniors, expanded from 17 local teams in 2017-18 to 30 this past winter in seven different age groups with multiple squads hailing from Goldendale, Wash., White Salmon, Wash., Hood River and The Dalles.

January 18, 2019 3:01 p.m. read more..

TD girls grab third place at Riverhawk Invitational

Kendall Webber picked up a win and a second in two individual races, and The Dalles girls swim team racked up 10 top-5 finishes for third place at last weekend’s Riverhawk Invitational held in Hood River. Added to the girls’ efforts, the short-handed boys group had six swimmers active with Will Evans, Bryce Harris and Grant Loughmiller guiding the team to 112 points for fourth place.

January 18, 2019 2:59 p.m. read more..

The Dalles swoops in to defeat La Grande

Winning is the best cure-all in sports. The Dalles Riverhawks have won five of their last six games and are riding a streak of four wins in a row after a 51-50 comeback victory over La Grande in boys basketball action Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

January 18, 2019 2:57 p.m. read more..

No-interest loans offered

Washington Federal is offering a 90-day interest-free loan for federal workers through the government shutdown period for an amount equal to the net take-home pay for up to six missed paychecks. It is available to any eligible federal government employee, current customer or not, living within the bank’s eight-state territory.

January 18, 2019 2:27 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Feel good bill

To the editor: SB 501 will make criminals out of hundreds of thousands of law abiding Oregonians. This “feel good” legislation originating with Portland students and introduced by Portland Democrats will do nothing to prevent people bent on violence from committing violence. Limiting ammunition purchases to 20 rounds per month is ridiculous.

January 18, 2019 2:20 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Political prognosis

To the editor: Since Democrats have won the House I have some predictions for the near future with no apology to anyone. Hang on to your hat—taxes will increase, social programs will expand and military spending will decrease. One constant harangue will be gun control; if successful, read loss of constitutional rights.

January 18, 2019 2:19 p.m. read more..

CGCC project funds approved by county

The Wasco County Commission approved entering into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to help fund the Skills Center and Housing Construction Project at Columbia Gorge Community College during its regular session Jan. 16. The agreement between the county, city and college dedicates $3.5 million in Enterprise Zone funding to the project.

January 18, 2019 2:08 p.m. read more..

Town halls announced

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will hold town halls in Dufur Jan. 22 and Hood River Jan. 21. Meetings will also be held in Benton, Linn, Clackamas, Polk, Jackson, Josephine, Multnomah, Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties, according to a press release from Wyden.

January 18, 2019 2:06 p.m. read more..

Town halls postponed

Due to changes in the calendar for the House of Representatives announced Jan. 15 by Democratic leadership, Representative Greg Walden’s (R-Hood River) town halls originally scheduled for Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Hood River, and Wasco counties the week of Jan. 21 will be rescheduled, according to a press release.

January 18, 2019 2:05 p.m. read more..

Dallesport cache found

A traffic stop Jan. 12 in The Dalles led to the discovery of a cache of stolen items in Dallesport, according to The Dalles Police Department. Juan Miguel Angel Medina, 24, of The Dalles, and Christopher Zoey Schwarzbach, 24, of Dallesport, were arrested following the stop near The Dalles marina.

January 18, 2019 2:01 p.m. read more..

Union Street underpass fenced off

The Oregon Department of Transportation has installed fencing beneath two overpasses in The Dalles to prevent transients from camping under them. “We don’t like doing it; it’s not a situation we like to be in,” said ODOT spokesman Peter Murphy. But the camping creates a situation “that simply has to be taken care of.”

January 18, 2019 1:57 p.m. read more..

Doing good with wood

The words ‘thank you’ are often such a throwaway nicety that it’s striking to hear them when they actually come from the heart. There was no doubt about the depths of gratitude felt by the steady stream of people who showed up last Wednesday morning to get a free load of firewood from Wasco County’s wood program.

January 18, 2019 1:53 p.m. read more..

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