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Republicans sweep county

Wasco County had a Republican sweep on Tuesday that aided in victories for Rep. Daniel Bonham, who resides in The Dalles, and Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario. Although local voters favored Knute Buehler for governor by a 51.75 percent margin, he lost when state majority voter preference was shown for incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.

November 9, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Walden wins race, house flips

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner Tuesday night but credited his opponent for mounting a “relentless” campaign that earned more votes than any of his previous opponents. “No one’s run a more aggressive campaign against me than Ms. McLeod-Skinner — she worked hard and gave voters a choice,” he said.

November 9, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 7 print edition delayed

Due to technical difficulties, the Wednesday edition of The Dalles Chronicle will not be mailed in time for Wednesday delivery. The paper will be available at local outlets and racks Wednesday around midmorning, with home mail delivery Thursday.

November 6, 2018 4:41 p.m. read more..

Robotics students place in tournament

Robotics students scored top-3 finishes at this last weekend’s VEX tournament in Goldendale. Team 5 Elements (Stephen Ganders, Jacob Ganders, Theo Sandoz, Matthew Miller and Haley James) earned Second place Programing Skills trophy and placed Sixth in Robot Skills. System Overload (Ian Castenada, Hayden Jacobsen, and Jack McAllister) placed third in Programming Skills and fifth in Robot Skills. Team Fusion Vex (Angel Garcia, Shane Squires, Meghan Lenardson, and Frances Fuller) placed eighth in Robot Skills.

November 6, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Suicide loss help

To the editor: One of every six people has lost someone close to them to suicide. To all those who have lost a child, parent, sibling, partner, or friend, here are some questions for you:

November 6, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vets deserve better

To the editor: Veterans of all 20th and 21st century wars deserve accessible and quality health care that we were promised when we signed up to serve our country. As a Wasco County disabled Vietnam veteran and clinical social worker, I have been counseling veterans for the last 30 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in private practice.

November 6, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..

Butterfly lab on track

The Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab closed out its busiest egg-laying season in a decade this month: More than 3,800 Oregon silverspot eggs were laid as part of a focused effort to save this imperiled Northwest pollinator. “We have a passionate and dedicated butterfly team and they are truly making a difference for the wild populations,” said Travis Koons, who oversees the zoo’s butterfly recovery efforts.

November 6, 2018 2:08 p.m. read more..

Caregivers rely on state training

More of those who care for elderly Oregonians are completing free training from the state that helps them perform better. The state reported that from August 2014 to August 2018, 69,647 classes have been taken and 19,218 caregivers have been trained.

November 6, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

Wyman violates release terms

Former Dufur track coach Ty Lee Wyman, convicted in August of sex abuse against two students, was sent to prison earlier than planned because he violated terms of his release.

November 6, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Authors, readers mix it up

A steady flow of visitors streamed through the doors of Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers in The Dalles Saturday for the Northwest Author Festival, an annual celebration of authors who live and write in the Pacific Northwest. The free event featured a dozen authors, each with a new book release on display.

November 6, 2018 2 p.m. read more..

Veterans Day brings military flyover

Two F-15 fighter jets will fly over the The Dalles on Monday, Nov. 12, as part of the local observance of Veterans Day. The planes from the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard are based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. They will zoom through the skies above The Dalles between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

November 6, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..

Big Sky Conference honorees

Big Sky Conference recipients, from left to right, Lexie Cox (Echo), Shelby Reed (Sherman), Trinity Blake (Dufur), Desiree Winslow (Sherman), Kyrsten Sprouse (South Wasco County), Jada Myers (South Wasco County) and Alex Putnam (Echo) had their names called as first-team winner during a ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Echo. Cox also secured Player of the Year honors.

November 6, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

No. 1 Dufur dismantles Bonanza in state opener

When the calendar flips to November, the Dufur football team is dialed in and determined. The No. 1-ranked Rangers racked up 493 yards of offense on 36 plays and scored on their first five possessions for a 62-7 drubbing of Bonanza in their 1A state opener Saturday at Dufur High School.

November 6, 2018 1:31 p.m. read more..

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