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Weather delays announced

Closures and delays for Jan. 17 Columbia Gorge Comm. College: Opening at 10 a.m. All classes scheduled before 10 a.m. canceled on both campuses. One Community Health in Hood River and The Dalles will be opening at 10 a.m. North Wasco County School District 21 will be on a 2 hour delay North Wasco County School District #21 will be on a 2 hour delay Traction tires advised. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited, on US 97, both directions, from milepost 16 to milepost 23.

January 17, 2019 6:36 a.m. read more..

Walden town halls postponed

Due to changes in the calendar for the House of Representatives announced today, Jan. 15, by Democratic leadership, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) town halls originally scheduled for Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Hood River, and Wasco counties the week of Jan. 21 will be rescheduled for later dates and announced accordingly.

January 15, 2019 4:50 p.m. read more..

Winter waterfowl

A great blue heron stands on a small island in a pond at the corner of River Road and Klindt Drive in The Dalles as a pair of mallard ducks swims by in the background.

January 15, 2019 2:42 p.m. read more..

Partial shutdown impacts local offices

The partial shutdown of the federal government, which was in its record-setting 24th day Monday, has closed two area offices, the Farm Service Administration in The Dalles and the Barlow Ranger District office in Dufur. Some 25 percent of the federal government is impacted by the shutdown.

January 15, 2019 2:37 p.m. read more..

Jail helped ICE, plaintiffs claim

The regional jail is “purposefully assisting” immigration officials, in violation of state law, an attorney argued at a court hearing last Thursday. Court filings also indicated the jail since January 2017 has held dozens of immigration detainees who had no criminal history. The jail has repeatedly said it did not do so.

January 15, 2019 2:37 p.m. read more..

College seeks skill center, campus dorm

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) will pursue an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with The Dalles and Wasco County for $3.5 million in enterprise zone funds and proceed with a $7.6 million full faith and credit bond for construction of a skill center and housing project at The Dalles campus following a unanimous vote by the Board of Education at its January board meeting.

January 15, 2019 2:34 p.m. read more..

TD cheer squad places third at Pacer Invite

It is a new season for The Dalles Cheer team. And while the expectations remain high for the group’s state outlook, given past success, Saturday’s performance was historic on many levels. Competing in the coed small-school division for the first time in program history, The Dalles put together a third-place effort versus eight other 6A and 5A schools at the Pacer Invitational in Lakeridge.

January 15, 2019 2:13 p.m. read more..

SWC boys beat up on Echo

Garrett Olson had an all-around game with 18 points, 16 rebounds and five steals and Oscar Thomas swished four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 points in South Wasco County’s 41-31 triumph Friday in Maupin. The Redsides were on top by a 16-12 edge at the break, but took control in the third quarter with a 15-8 run to put the Cougars away.

January 15, 2019 2:12 p.m. read more..

Huskies move to No. 2 in the state

The Sherman Huskies had a scare in Friday’s 54-48 win over Arlington and righted the ship at home Saturday versus Mitchell-Spray by a 74-32 final. Sherman expanded on its 12-10 lead after one quarter with a 19-6 rally to go out in front, 31-16 at halftime.

January 15, 2019 2:11 p.m. read more..

SWC cruises past Echo, 62-35

No. 5-ranked South Wasco County broke open a 7-all tie through one quarter with runs of 22-4 and 19-10 in the second and third quarters to defeat Echo, 62-35, in Big Sky conference girls hoops play Friday in Maupin.

January 15, 2019 2:10 p.m. read more..

Huskies notch first win, 64-28

One day after losing a 35-31 heartbreaker to Arlington, the Sherman Huskies responded with their first win of the season, a 64-28 victory, at home versus Mitchell-Spray Saturday in Big Sky girls basketball action in Moro.

January 15, 2019 2:09 p.m. read more..

TD boys rally for a 61-54 triumph

Just a month ago, The Dalles boys basketball team put up a 2-7 record and looked to be in danger of the letting the season slip away. Jacob Hernandez posted 21 points, Josh Nisbet put in 15 and Dalles Seufalemua added 12 points in a 61-54 Intermountain Conference win over Crook County Friday at Prineville.

January 15, 2019 2:07 p.m. read more..

TD girls put the clamps on Crook County

Kilee Hoylman dropped 22 points, Lauryn Belanger added 10, and Rainie Codding poured in eight points, as The Dalles girls basketball goes on a 35-12 second-half flurry for a 56-23 win against Crook County Friday at Kurtz Gym.

January 15, 2019 2:06 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Explanations due

To the editor, In case you missed it, Congressman Greg Walden has announced he will hold 16 town hall meetings around Oregon Congressional District 2, the first such events since April of 2017. In 2017 his press release said that he is “proud to hold regular town hall meetings in all 20 counties in our vast district. They are another great way for me to update my ‘to-do’ list to take back to the nation’s capital.” But after these meetings, where Walden expressed he was there to listen, Walden went into hiding.

January 15, 2019 1:43 p.m. read more..

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