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Letter to the Editor: Support plan

To the editor: In 2017, I was proud to be one of The Dalles citizens to participate in North Wasco County School District’s Facility Planning Committee. I hope you will join me in supporting the school facilities replacement plan and embrace its guiding principles. Our community needs school buildings that serve modern education needs and positively reflect the future of our community.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Editorial laugh

To the editor: Your recent editorial almost made me laugh. That's rich to complain about a lack of civility from your readers when you regularly use The Dalles Chronicle as a bully pulpit.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

All-Stars put a bow on basketball careers

Basketball players from across the state had one final time to wear their school colors at the two-day 1A Oregon Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Series Tournament this past weekend in Sisters. Dufur’s Chloe Beeson and South Wasco County’s Allie Noland were part of an East girls’ team that picked up two wins over the West for top honors, while the Sherman duo of Jacob Justesen and Treve Martin played to a 1-1 record, losing in the championship to the High Desert and Old Oregon League combination for runner-up status.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hops & Hogs

A visiting princess surprises children at Saturday’s Hops & Hogs Fest. She came with Fun Jumpers LLC., who also provided bounce houses and other fun activities. The inaugural Hops & Hogs Fest BBQ competition organized by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Sedition Brewing Company brought a plethora of competitors from all over the Gorge.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Fire impacts six in White Salmon

Fire impacts six in White Salmon Disaster response staff with the Cascade Region American Red Cross responded to a home fire the evening of Friday, June 15 in the 200 block of Loop Rd, in White Salmon. The fire affected six, including three adults, three children and multiple pets.

June 17, 2018 9:19 a.m. read more..

Eight years of 'Sunshine'

Molli Martin, co-owner of Sunshine Mill, prefers to work behind the scenes while her husband and daughter handle public presentations and media inquiries, but this year is different. In March, the Martins paid off a nearly $540,000 land sale agreement after seven years and received title to the iconic property on the east end of town. The achievement is cause for celebration, said Martin, who wants to share the family’s success with the community.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden award

To the editor: In today’s “right on” or “left out” news coverage, I’m pleased to unload this bulletin: The American Life Sciences Innovation Council (ALSIC) has given Congressman Greg Walden the “2018 Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award.”

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: What’s next?

To the editor: Diane Weston, your recent letter to the editor “hit the nail right on the head.” What’s next? I have been a loyal Chronicle reader since 1958.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need realism

To the editor: "Better to jaw jaw than war war,” Winston Churchill. Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un is a potentially positive step in moving away from military conflict with North Korea. At the same time, we must be realistic about outcomes.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TDLL names off its three All-Star squads

The Dalles Little League has enjoyed a solid hold on District 5 Tournament dominance over the past few years and fielded three all-star teams this year that have visions of continuing that successful trend. Last weekend at Kramer Field, league commissioner Nickie Hage announced the 12U, 11U and 10U squads and their coaches, and those groups will be on full display in front of their home crowd for a week of pool play and bracket contests.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Share your hunting, fishing yarns

Are you a Gorge sportsman? Share your story and tips with your community! The 2018 The Gorge Sportsman, a magazine about hunting and fishing in the Gorge, publishes in July, and we would love to tell YOUR story.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Mom Prom returns for Jase

After a year off, Mom Prom is back June 30 to benefit Jase Gibson, an infant from Dufur fighting a rare type of cancer called neuroblastoma.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gorge transit routes celebrated Saturday

Car-free travel throughout the Columbia River Gorge just became a lot easier. Starting June 11, CAT officially began Monday-Friday service on four fixed routes: One that makes the trip between Hood River and The Dalles about eight times a day, another that goes from Hood River to Cascade Locks about seven times a day, one between Hood River City and Upper Valley that makes about nine roundtrips a day, and one in Downtown Hood River that offers about 12 roundtrips a day.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Study: A fifth of rural OR kids in poverty

SALEM — More than 20 percent of children in rural Oregon live in poverty, a new study finds. A report from Save the Children places Oregon 24th among states in terms of how its rural children are faring economically.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Crush scores 2nd at Donald Duck Tourney

Mother Nature played a role in last weekend’s Donald Duck Birthday Tournament. Saturday and Sunday in Newberg/Salem, the 10U Cherry City crush softball squad cruised to a 4-0 record, but rain washed out the championship game, so head coach Roger Hoylman and the players showed a gesture of sportsmanship in deciding to give the first-place trophy to the Sherwood Fireballs and the Crush took home runner-up honors.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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