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Mosier project denied again

Extended railroad siding would impact tribal rights

It appears the legal dance over Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed siding project will continue. On Tuesday, the Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) rejected UP’s appeal, thereby denying the railroad’s bid to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier.

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Ride to Remember

Annika and Pella Bozina, 2-year-old twins from The Dalles, enjoy a historic carousel in Cleveland Park near Bickleton on Sunday with their grandfather Larry McCollum, also of The Dalles.

Two-day FamFest this weekend

Two days of family fun are planned this weekend at FamFest, a fundraising event held at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. The event is put on by ACTS (Acclaiming Christ through Sports), which did the inaugural FamFest two years ago.

Letter to the Editor: Stop enabling Big Oil

To the editor: A year after Mosier’s disastrous oil train derailment resulted in an explosion, toxic fire and 42,000 gallon oil spill, there are now several bills in the Oregon and U.S. Legislature that all Oregonians should be aware of. Compared to California and Washington, Oregon’s weak laws for oil trains and terminals make it much easier and cheaper to transport potentially dangerous oil through our state.

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Sportsmen: Share your tallest tales

Hunters and anglers are invited to submit best catch and trophy photos for the Brag Board in the 2017 outdoor sports publication that is coming in July, as well as stories. This year the Chronicle has teamed with up with the Hood River News to widen the distribution of The Gorge Sportsman, formerly known in The Dalles as Hooks & Horns.

For the Record for June 14, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 14

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Young performers sought

The Dalles Theatre Company presents a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy in June. Local children are encouraged to audition for the show Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium, 220 E. 10th St., The Dalles. Fifty to 60 children will be cast for the week-long production.

Autism fundraiser tonight at Balch

Dufur native Whitney Hammel is hosting a fundraiser at the Balch Hotel tonight to raise money for a non-profit autism treatment training program she is starting in West Africa.

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Spanish radio show fills growing need

There’s a new radio show in town. Local radio personality Eloy Pando launched “La Onda Latina del Gorge,” or “the Latin Wave of the Gorge,” on June 4, and the program will air every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Hunt under way for stolen pool

Pam Rutherford got a text on her lunch break on Sunday, June 4 that broke her heart. It was her niece, asking her if she’d moved the new above ground pool – a 4-foot by 16-foot round pool, still in its box. Rutherford hadn’t moved it, and she knew it had been stolen. She appealed to the Chronicle to publicize the theft. “I don’t know what to say. Someone that can steal from little kids — 4-year-olds — is heartbreaking. I’ll never be able to afford another pool like that for years,” Rutherford said.

Walden talks shooting, threats

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said having a rifle-wielding gunman open fire during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandra, Va., brought home the potential danger of serving in a political office. “This is evil, it’s horrible, it’s unacceptable,” he said.

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Wilson dazzles to lead squad to Majors crown

Papa Murphy’s ace fans 14 in one-hit effort for a 7-0 shutout win

Papa Murphy’s Pizza pitcher Kade Wilson dealt with nagging injuries all spring. Late Friday night, he battled a high fever, but recovered just enough to take the mound in a Majors championship game against Riley Brock, Mason Caldwell, Braden Schwartz and a hard-hitting Nelson Tires squad.

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City, county team up to battle teen alcohol use

Proclamation calls for awareness, help from community adults

With June graduation ceremonies and the resulting parties cropping up like dandelions in an open field, a team of local officials have joined together to raise awareness of the dangers of use of alcohol and drugs by those under the age of 21.

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Hank’s Auto comes back for Minors title

Five-run sixth leads way to a 13-9 win over top-seeded Fix Auto

In a back-and-forth battle of auto companies, it was Fix Auto that struck early and often, but Hank’s Auto had the last response. Down by a 9-8 margin in the top of the sixth inning, Hank’s Auto scored five runs to take the lead, and reliever Derek Goulart wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout to give his team a 13-9 comeback victory Saturday in The Dalles Little League Minors championship action at Kramer Field.

OR bill sets records request deadlines

SALEM— The Oregon House of Representatives Monday approved Senate Bill 481, legislation establishing deadlines for public agencies to meet when handling public records requests.

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Graduation Samoan Style

Almost hidden beneath a wealth of colorful leis hung around her neck by family members and friends during commencement ceremonies Saturday, The Dalles High School graduate Jennanette Siatigi also sports a cultural or “princess” crown given in the Samoan tradition on special occasions.

For the Record for June 13, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 13

Health district faces staff cuts

Staff, not clinic walk-in hours, will be reduced

The public health district is getting more money from each of its three member counties in the upcoming budget, but is losing a large, one-time funding source. The ensuing belt-tightening, including the loss of a temporary office worker along with other cuts, will not affect the current hours of the health district’s walk-in clinic, the service it is best known for.

Crosstalk: Scrutinizing Comey’s words

Scrutinizing Comey’s words

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Dufur clay target squad prepping for state

DUFUR – The Annie Oakley competition starts with all shooters at the line, then each person takes turns shooting the clay. Fun times and great moments are the reasons why Robert Wallace decided to start the Oregon Clay Target High School program in Dufur.

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