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Wilson takes reins as TD girls’ golf coach

Through her work with a traveling PGA Junior League in tournaments, training sessions and camps as the PGA golf professional at The Dalles Country Club, Amy Wilson has seen a burgeoning stockpile of talented golfers rising up the ranks over the years. Now, she can finally put that expertise to action as the new head coach of The Dalles High School girls’ golf program.

February 16, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..
 

Wasco County on stage at the Olympics

The first thing viewers noticed while watching the U.S. Olympic team march through the Parade of Nations at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony was their battery-powered heated parkas, designed by Ralph Lauren and created by a family-owned company in New Jersey. Each piece of clothing included in the U.S.’s Olympic uniform has a similar American story to tell: jeans made by a non-profit company in Texas, hats and base layers from a business run by a brother-sister duo in Los Angeles, gloves made in New York; and one of those stories is right here in Wasco county. Imperial Stock Ranch, owned and operated by the Carver family, provided wool for the sweater, hat and other knit pieces worn by the U.S. Olympic team in the opening and closing ceremonies.

February 16, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Urban renewal faces new crisis

The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency’s narrow vote to move ahead with negotiations on an agreement for development of a national brand hotel at First and Union streets will be revisited Tuesday, Feb. 20, due to a technicality. The body of appointed and elected officials meets at 5:30 p.m. in city hall, 313 Court Street.

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


Valentine’s run gets harriers ahead of the field

Greeted by sunny skies, 70 local harriers had a chance to shine under top conditions for the 11th annual Valentine’s Day 3k, 5k and 10k River Trail run/walk at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles with several putting out solid numbers along the way.

February 15, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..


Court queens get a chance to make their mark

The South Wasco County girls’ basketball team opened eyes during the regular season with 21 wins and a 15-game winning streak. It appears that the Lady Redsides are hitting their stride at the right time for Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball competition at Madras High School.

February 15, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..
 

Murals, cafe introduced at Granada

The Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles has been a visual staple of the town since it was erected in the 1920’s and now, after being closed for the winter following its grand re-opening, the theater is ready to really show off its intensive renovation, which includes two original murals inside the theater.

February 15, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..


Parenting classes begin next week

The Dalles chapter of “Raising Highly Capable Kids,” a parenting course that teaches skills for supporting older kids, is launching its first two sessions this coming week. A Tuesday evening English class will begin Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. in room 210 of The Dalles Middle School; and a Wednesday evening Spanish class will start Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m. in room 309 of Wahtonka School.

February 15, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..


Man sentenced in TD home invasion

The homeless man who broke into a woman’s home early last Thanksgiving by kicking in her front door was sentenced to 40 months in prison for first-degree burglary.

February 15, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..


TD cheer gets sixth at state

The Dalles cheer squad placed sixth overall out of the 10-team 5A state field last weekend at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

February 14, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..


Rally comes up short for TD boys

Down 33-24 with one quarter left to play, The Dalles boys’ basketball team outscored Hermiston by a 17-13 margin and wound up just shy of completing a comeback in a 46-41 loss Tuesday at Hermiston High School.

February 14, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk girls basketball takes loss versus Hermiston

In their first game without starting point guard Paulina Finn and a handful of players saddled with illness, The Dalles kept pace with No. 14-ranked Hermiston until the fourth quarter, when the Bulldogs used a 14-7 run to get the 39-31 victory Tuesday in Columbia River Conference girls’ basketball action at Kurtz Gym.

February 14, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..


Huskies gunning for state at district tourney

This is the big time. The scene is the Buffalo Dome in Madras, Friday and Saturday, with hundreds of fans energized for action-packed basketball. The Sherman Huskies have been there and done that on their way to back-to-back district and state championship crowns, so the veteran players on the roster know how to handle any situation that is thrown their way.

February 14, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..
 

New recruiter joins fire leadership team

A nationwide, longstanding drop in volunteerism across all interests has so impacted the fire service that federal grants have been awarded to boost volunteer firefighter rosters. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has begun its second four-year grant-funded position aimed at increasing volunteerism.

February 14, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Wyeth trail takes shape in Gorge

High above Interstate 84 west of Hood River, constructions crews were hard at work Friday assembling pieces of an over-land bridge that will reconnect abandoned stretches of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Drivers will see delays in the construction area, starting Friday, Feb. 16.

February 14, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


Colors of Love

Tim and Ann Willis got married on July 7, 2007, because “we have rotten memories and that is a date we can both remember.” They were introduced by mutual friends, Tedd and Rymmel Lovell, who thought their personalities would mesh well. They were right, say the Willises.

February 14, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..


Short-handed Hawks set solid times at districts

HOOD RIVER – If The Dalles swim team was going to give itself a chance to do some damage and have several athletes make the big jump to the state meet, all systems needed to be firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, head coach Shea MacNab had to do some last-minute re-shuffling to his roster due to three varsity swimmers knocked out of action with illness issues and, because of that, two relays were scratched, and the group missed out on between four-to-six finals swims at last weekend’s Columbia River Conference District Swim Meet at the Hood River Aquatic Center in Hood River. Nonetheless, the Riverhawks posted 10 top-5 finishes, Natalie Varland had a second and a third, Will Evans chalked up fourth, and three relays placed third or better.

February 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk duo earns wrestling state bids

JR Scott endured his share of physical challenges through the wrestling season, as lingering sickness nearly derailed his state-championship hopes. As time has gone on, however, Scott is rounding into form, entering Special District 4 Wrestling Tournament in Redmond with a streak seven wins in his last eight matches.

February 13, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

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