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Three vie for CGCC seat

Four of the seven seats on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will be on the upcoming special election ballot, and this year, the positions have generated a lot of interest, with all four slots being contested.

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Getting Prepared

About 100 visitors to the Fort Dalles Readiness Center Wednesday evening learned more about the dangers a Cascadia Subduction Earthquake could create around the region. Besides the earthquake talk, 10 emergency preparedness agencies and companies set up booths to help residents around the region get better prepared for surviving any disaster.

TD named as Blue Zone site

Aiming for a “community transformation,” a health-promotion organization has selected The Dalles as its newest Blue Zones Project demonstration site.

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County tours lockup

Wasco County Commissioners Rod Runyon and Steve Kramer performed their annual inspection of the regional jail Wednesday and both were impressed with the efficiency of operations.

TD hits 18 top-11 places at Willamette Invitational

At the 27-team Willamette Falls Invitational, The Dalles track and field squad turned in 18 top-11 finishes and 24 personal records Saturday in Oregon City.

No. 20 Huskies move to 3rd in BMC

The Sherman Huskies moved into third place in the Blue Mountain Conference baseball standings after taking a 3-1 road loss Tuesday against No. 5-ranked Pilot Rock.

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Dufur runs win streak to 13

Rangers at No. 3 after sweeps of Elgin and Weston-McEwen

While boasting the 2A classification’s fourth-best offense at 10 runs a game, the one forgotten highlight during the Dufur Rangers’ 13-game winning streak is its stout pitching performances.

Guest Column: Call to unity for Gorge communities

Columbia Gorge: We have a problem that deserves reflection. What transpired at The Dalles & Hood River public forums for Greg Walden, although expected, was not acceptable.

Letter to the Editor: Protect children

To the editor: To Rep. Greg Waladen and the community: In these times of extraordinary fear and anxiety, imagine being a child. Rep. Walden, will you protect children from being separated from their parents?

Letter to the Editor: Represent us

To the editor: I want to say right up front that I have been a moderate Republican for years. That changed this year, due to the extreme positions taken by the old party of Lincoln.

Letter to the Editor: Ignoring July 4

To the editor: How can the Fort Dalles Fourth Planners, aka The Dalles Main Street organization, think that by totally ignoring the actual day — the 4th of July — to celebrate our national holiday (and it still is a federal holiday!) they are adding anything to the celebration?

Letter to the Editor: Learn from past

To the editor: The United States is a country of immigrants; who all initially suffered prejudice and poor treatment. Can we not learn from the past and act more humanely towards our latest immigrants? Acts of injustice undermine all of us.

Letter to the Editor: Bad behavior

To the editor: I attended the Walden town hall on Wednesday (in Hood River) and was disturbed and appalled by the behavior of many other attendees. We live in a great country and democracy is a great thing. Debate is a welcome part of democracy but booing, interrupting, yelling, stomping feet, calling names and not allowing Mr. Walden to respond is not productive engagement.

Letter to the Editor: Story choices

To the editor: Are you drawing straws in the Chronicle newsroom to see who writes what story? In the universe of Big Stories, cows having “gas” must be important to someone. RaeLynn did as fine a job as anyone could with informing the readers of such.

Letter to the Editor: How to attract...

To the editor: How to attract honey bees; plant flowers. How to attract yellow jackets; use old meat. How to attract illegal citizens; sanctuaries.

Letter to the Editor: Embarrassing

To the editor: I went to both of Greg Walden's town hall meetings last week in The Dalles, and Hood River.... I have never been so embarrassed in my life. The disrespect, booing, not letting him talk was horrible.

For the Record for April 20, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 20

Man stabbed Wednesday eve

A 24-year-old The Dalles man remains in intensive care this morning following a stabbing in the area of 11th and Trevitt at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to city police.

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City OKs ‘bike hub’ expansion at Festival Park

The development of a local “bike hub,” a high priority of The Dalles City Council, rolled forward this week.

D21 plans school facilities polling

With clear priorities from a facilities committee to build a new high school first, the D21 school board is looking at its next steps in the process, which will include more public polling.

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