Columbia Gorge Community College is sponsoring a free College Goal Oregon event at The Dalles and Hood River campuses on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Here at the Chronicle, we try to recognize the hard work of our area’s students.
Silly snowman play will feature this season
JOHANNESBURG — President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 10, 2013.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.93 million.
Mayor Steve Lawrence is hosting a meeting for people interested in improving bicycle facilities in The Dalles. The meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Personnel will help staff second fire station
Developer says project will get done
Some people think the word cheapskate is an insult. Not me. I enjoy being called a cheapskate. It reminds me that I’m not what I used to be: a credit-card junkie. There was a time I used plastic to fill the gap between my pathetic income and the life I so rightly deserved.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been taking levodopa for years to treat my Parkinson’s disease. Lately, though, it hasn’t been as effective. Are there any other treatment options?
Weather calls for two-hour delays Tuesday
All North Wasco County Schools will be on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Pelicans U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists counted 7,018 brown pelicans off of the coast of Oregon during a survey in September. They nest in Mexico and Southern California but many migrate north to Oregon in the summer in search of food.
BOTTOM FISHING Lingcod fishing was good out of Garibaldi with near limits. Elsewhere on the coast the average catch was one ling for every two anglers. Catches of rockfish were good in the south and south central coast with near limits. From Newport north, catches were about half that. Bottom fishing is good when conditions permit. Fishing for groundfish is now open at all depths.
Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Steelhead fishing is fair in the John Day Arm. White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border, but remains an option for catch-and-release angling.
Sandhill cranes are begging to show in Fox valley. Cranes can be seen and heard as they migrate through the area. Bear valley and Fox valley are good places to see cranes.
NORTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, UPLAND BIRDS, WATERFOWL (see regs)
Weekend fishing opportunities Cold temperatures and ice have slowed steelhead fishing in many areas.
SOUTHEAST ZONE VIEWING Harney County Most migrant shorebirds and sandhill cranes have passed through the area for wintering areas further south. Look to agricultural lands near Burns for viewing opportunities of migrant Canada geese.
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, FOREST GROUSE, UPLAND BIRDS, WATERFOWL