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Authorities help Special Olympics athletes

Wolfe resigns from fire board

Bill Wolfe, a retired 37-year firefighter who defeated an incumbent to get on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue board in 2013, resigned last month, saying his participation had been “contentious and ineffective.”

City eyes pot shops

Council ponders regulations for dispensaries

Letter to the editor: Those annoying calls

To the editor: I get them all the time and, even after having the number blocked to telemarketers, or whatever one wants to call this, the calls still come. I decided to play a game with the pests, and lately I have had fewer calls. When the phone rings and it is a nuisance call, here is what to do (Be sure the call is not a friend or anyone important. Be real sure):

Letter to the editor: Plan is not working

To the editor: The Dalles will never be a tourist town so make it a destination town. On the plus side, we have the Fort Dalles Museum, a first class disc golf course at Sorosis Park and we’ll have a new swimming pool and host first-class bicycle and car events.

Letter to the editor: DA wasting resources

To the editor: What a huge article on Friday the 13th with the DA making a mountain out of a molehill over 54 dollars. What a waste of taxpayer dollars for this conflict! The employee, David Skakel, just wanted to use some paint for his office! Let’s see now, if Eric Nisley’s wife was a county commissioner, would he have done this? Seems to me he is just mad that his wife didn’t make it.

Net ban upheld on Columbia River

ASTORIA (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld state rules curtailing the use of gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia River. Commercial fishermen shunted to side channels and tributaries by the rules challenged them in court. The nets have long been the primary method of commercial fishing on the Columbia. Critics said the nets hurt salmon because they catch fish indiscriminately, hauling in endangered species.

New meningococcal case at the University of Oregon

EUGENE (AP) — Health officials in Oregon are investigating a possible sixth case of meningococcal disease at the University of Oregon. School spokeswoman Jen McCulley says the case involves a 20-year-old male student who lives off campus.

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Jail chief set to retire

Weed said timing is right for exit

Syphilis cases reported here

Three reported since ‘13

West hightlights St. Pat’s run

20 months after lung surgery, 64-year old completes 10k

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J.R. Scott shines at MS wrestling state championships

Eighth-grade grappler scores a second-place finish

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Huskies ready to take flight

Sherman track team has new coach, field of 20 aiming for big numbers in 2015

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Kickstarting a new brewery

Defiance Brewery, a new craft brewery and taproom in The Dalles, plans to open a brewery this summer and is seeking additional funding through a fundraising campaign.

Letter to the editor: Let’s work together

To the editor: My name is Glenn Pierce. I have been retired for two years from the North Central Public Health District (previously named Wasco/Sherman Public Health Department). I was the former Environmental helath Specialist for 27 years in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for pool use

To the editor: I would like to thank The Dalles Fitness and Court Club for donating use of their pool to the 4-H Robotics Program.For the past two weeks, TDFCC has kindly allowed us the use of their pool in preparation for the upcoming Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) competition in late April. The 4-H Tech Club hopes to send a team of The Dalles students to the competition which involves designing, creating, and refining submersible robots to complete missions related to this year’s theme: Science and Industry in the Arctic.

Letter to the editor: Oil threatens gorge

To the editor: Oil? In Our Gorge? Get Outta Here!!! Nestled in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area are the Hood River, Bingen/White Salmon, Cascade Locks, The Dalles and Stevenson communities enjoying the economic benefits of tourism and agricultural bounty. Hood River county can boast of having the third lowest unemployment rate in Oregon.

Letter to the editor: Climate solution

To the editor: Re: the March 11 “Global warming: Real or a power grab?” Cross Talk. The argument that global warming is an evil UN plot to seize control over our lives is a specious one.

Letter to the editor: Tax dollars at work

To the editor: Every time I see “DA” or “Nisley” in the paper I read it first. It brings a warm glow and feeling of safety to see our tax dollars at work on our behalf. That not only his time/our taxes, but the time/taxes spent in investigations by TD Police Dept., other officials, and witnesses in his pursuit of dangerous criminals is well spent. His latest effort is to prosecute a dastardly man...

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Riverhawk golfers secure fifth place

Telles leads TD with a 90, three shots from medalist

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