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Letter to the Editor: Fragile democracy

To the editor: Our democracy is more fragile than we like to believe. The building blocks of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and related political Institutions rely of a deeper foundation - our respect and affection for one another. The tribalism infecting our attitudes towards one another is corrosive to the values and feelings that bind us together.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden is elusive

To the editor: Concerned citizens from Oregon’s Congressional District 2 want to hear from their elusive congressman, Greg Walden, who hasn’t held a town hall meeting in 500 days.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Jamie

To the editor: My family and I own a small cherry orchard in Wasco County. The work is hard but fulfilling, and we hope that our son will continue to farm for years to come. I am voting for Jamie Mcleod-Skinner because she has strong family roots in Eastern Oregon and understands the farming community and its needs. She won’t allow any party affiliation or corporate donors to subvert her commitment to her constituents as Greg has done.

September 14, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Public lands assault

To the editor: As someone who appreciates and uses our public lands in Oregon, I am very unhappy about Congressman Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from the Deschutes and Whychus Creek canyons in Central Oregon, and wish he’d lay off destructive, industry-friendly efforts to diminish our public lands.

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: South Valley fire

To the editor: Fire and wind equals Hell on Earth! To the generous people of Wasco County, including; BJ Ayres, a Wasco Electric lineman who pulled me from harm’s way, Denny and Zada Lewis from the burned-out Diamond L Ranch, the Bob’s Glass boys, the Dufur ambulance girls, MCMC emergency room staff, Salvation Army-(please donate to them), the Madras Heats drag race team, Jack Henderson and his Dufur coaches -- C.S. Little and Hollie Darden, Sheriff Lane Magill, and all my friends. A grateful thank you!

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Yes for new schools

To the editor: As a newer resident of The Dalles (6 years), I plan to vote YES for new schools, Measure 33-98. Our students deserve up-to-date technology, a safe, secure and healthy environment, and space that supports student collaborative learning to help them be successful in their careers and as our future community leaders.

September 14, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Time to wake up

To the editor: It is time for Wasco County residents and Oregonians to wake up and exhibit some common sense. It is time to abandon any liberal progressive tendencies. I support Donald Trump and what he is trying to do for America.

September 14, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..

Birds in Black

Researcher Gary Clowers, creator of Raven Research West, shares his insights on western ravens at the Sherman County Library Wednesday evening.

September 14, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..

Big day approaches for couple

The Dalles Chronicle began an occasional series for the wedding of Kylie Reed and Josh Duling in February and three articles have been written about their planning for the big day at their farm in Maupin today, Sept. 15. This story is going to be a little different because it is written by grandma, so it has a special touch.

September 14, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Main Street Uncorked

A group of women were living advertisements this week for “Main Street Uncorked,” an annual event that takes place Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on the fourth floor of The Commodore, 312 Court Street.

September 14, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..

AmeriTies settlement OK’d, but few opt in

Only around 200 people out of an estimated 5,600 households have filed for compensation so far as part of the settlement of a class action nuisance odor lawsuit against AmeriTies West LLC. The deadline for filing a claim for compensation is Sept. 22.

September 14, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Candidates heard ‘Before the Ballot’

This is the first of two stories highlighting comments made by local and state candidates during a public forum in The Dalles. This article centers on city council contenders and a second story on Wednesday will feature candidates for state office.

September 14, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

Landmark moment

A crew of volunteers have spent hundreds of hours sprucing up the first floor of the old Wasco School and they are inviting area residents to check out the improvements at a community celebration. The board of the Wasco School Events Center are also hoping to entice business owners to think about renting one of the former classrooms for office space, which will provide revenue to operate the facility.

September 14, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..

Teacher rememberance at Colonel Wright

The staff of Colonel Wright Elementary School invites former students, colleagues, family and friends to a "Celebration of Life" for Mrs. Cindi (Hawkey) Garver Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5 to 6 p.m. in the Colonel Wright Gymnasium. The Colonel Wright Elementary staff suggests memorial donations toward a "Buddy Bench" to be added to the school playground in honor of Mrs. Garver's loving service to the children of Colonel Wright Elementary School and North Wasco County School District. Donations may be designated to "Colonel Wright PTO."

September 12, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..

I-84 closed following crash, fire

A commercial vehicle east bound on Interstate 84 drifted off the roadway near milepost 74 between Hood River and The Dalles, impacted a rock embankment and caught fire at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, according Oregon State Police. The operator of the vehicle died as a result of injuries.

September 12, 2018 8:55 a.m. read more..

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