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Dufur captures second straight title

Late comeback seals program’s eighth championship

HERMISTON – Just when it seemed like the Crane Mustangs were on the cusp of winning a state championship, the Dufur Rangers showed their resiliency and heart to make plays when the spotlight was on.

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Dawn Marie Hert receives high community honor

Sunday evening while at a Babe Ruth Softball board meeting to discuss future plans for the program, The Dalles Babe Ruth board members honored coach Dawn Marie Hert with a Volunteer of the Year plaque for her years of service and leadership to the organization.

Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Letter to the Editor: Quit polluting

To the editor: The Sunday, Nov. 6, article by Jesse Burkhardt on the AmeriTies plant in The Dalles was totally one-sided and not very informative on the dangers of the coal tar creosote used in the treatment process.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you

To the editor: As we come to that time of year where we give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, I would be remiss if I did not say “thank you” to my friends and neighbors for returning me to the Oregon House of Representatives to serve as your voice in Salem.

True democracy

To the editor: The U.S. is the only country to have an Electoral College which directly elects the executive president. For the fifth time, our system has elected a leader most of the voters did not want to hold office. This erodes faith in democracy.

Letter to the Editor: Check out facts

To the editor: Since I am a chemist, I was a little shocked when your Nov. 18 paper stated that oxygen is a highly flammable gas.

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Looking back on November 26, 2016

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Christmas kickoff

“Are you real?” Connor Kelly, 5, asked Santa before climbing onto his lap Friday night in The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office.

For the Record from Nov. 25

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 25, 2016

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Grass Valley native joins clinic

There’s a new veterinarian available to the community. Jana von Borstel has joined the Mid-Columbia Veterinarian Clinic in Goldendale.

New land use law firm serves Wasco County

A fourth-generation Oregon attorney is opening a new law firm that will serve central and eastern Oregon, including Wasco County.

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Creating a haven for collectors

A new store that opens this weekend in the downtown business district will be a haven for collectors in The Dalles.

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Dufur’s drive for title eight starts Saturday

While the thoughts of many are on the Dufur Rangers fighting for football championship No. 8 in school history this Saturday, Dufur head coach Jack Henderson discussed running out onto the field one final time with his seven senior leaders.

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Joyous Season

Wasco Electric employee Robert Bute attaches a Christmas wreath to a light pole in front of the Granada Theater Tuesday morning as the city’s holiday decorations go into place in the downtown area. Bute was working with fellow employee Keith Fales to attach and light the wreaths so they are ready for tonight’s Starlight Parade, which starts at 6 p.m. and loops through the downtown business district. After the parade, there will be a Christmas tree lighting event at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office at 404 W. Second Street.

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One good deed...

In mid-October, a gentleman came in to The Dalles Police Department with a found wallet. That exchange weeks ago sparked an outpouring of community support that came to fruition just a few days ago for a hardy local family that has seen more than its share of difficult times.

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City focuses on treatment plant

Work session geared to nail down final design, costs

The city of The Dalles is ready to begin upgrading its aging wastewater plant, and work could begin as soon as January.

D21 eyes tax issue

With a goal of putting a bond measure on the May 2017 ballot, the school district will soon begin reaching out to the community regarding new buildings.

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Athletics East is sending six to Nationals

After top runs in West Linn, athletes ready for their trip to Alabama

The Athletics East running program is sending six athletes to Nationals after solid performances this past weekend at the USATF Junior Olympic Regional Meet Saturday at The Hidden Hills Polo Club in West Linn.

Dog River waterline project faces delay

A little more study will be needed on the Dog River Pipeline Replacement Project in The Dalles before the first shovelfuls of dirt get turned.

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