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OR parks and rec seeks comments

SALEM — Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking public comment on proposed rules that would allow the agency to implement flexible rates for state park campsites. The proposed rule would allow OPRD to vary campsite rates within a set range.

August 14, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..

Sherman grad serving in Spain

ROTA, Spain – A 1997 Sherman High School graduate and Wasco native is serving in the Navy, living on the coast of Spain, and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross, according to a press release from the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Chief Petty Officer Phillip Lovell is a machinist’s mate aboard one of the four advanced warships forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, a small village on the country’s southwest coast, 65 miles south of the city of Seville.

August 14, 2018 2:08 p.m. read more..

MoCo celebrates one year

Everyone was dancing, including Derek Pebbles and his pet dog, Kazoo, to Gorge bluegrass band The Barnburners at Mosier Company’s one year celebration last Thursday night.

August 14, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Two vie for top job at NORCOR

A Nevada corrections official and the former warden of the state prison in Montana are the two finalists for administrator of the regional jail. They are John DeVaney, now a corrections lieutenant for the city of Henderson, Nev., and Michael Fletcher, who most recently served as warden of the Montana State Prison.

August 14, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..

Goodwin touts Wahtonka

Brian Goodwin, principal/teacher of Wahtonka Community School, agrees with naysayers that the school is a dangerous place to be — but hear him out. It’s only dangerous, he said, to apathy and to kids graduating without real skills.

August 14, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

New Mural

A new mural takes shape on First street between Federal and Laughlin, facing the railroad tracks and Interstate 84.

August 14, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..

Sponsored content: The right acne treatment is unique to you

The American Academy of Dermatology says that acne is the most common skin condition affecting people. And it isn’t surprising. There are number of causes for acne: heredity, food high in refined sugars or carbohydrates, dirt and bacteria, hormones, cosmetics and medication. Even stress can cause acne.

August 13, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

Cruise victim condition serious

The Dalles resident Craig Byers, 28, badly injured Friday night when a car “rapidly accelerated” at the Neon Cruise and hit a parked car which then struck him, remained in serious condition at a Portland hospital Monday.

August 13, 2018 5:09 p.m. read more..

Second Memaloose fire declared conflagration

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Memaloose 2 Fire, burning near the Memaloose State Park east of Mosier, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire. The Office of State Marshal’s Blue Incident Management Team, and six structural task forces from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, and Marion counties will arrive early afternoon and begin working to protect structures. An estimated 100 homes are at risk, according to media reports. Evacuations for Wasco County are as follows: <strong>LEVEL 1 (GET READY) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park. <strong>LEVEL 2 (GET SET TO GO) evacuation notice for the following: </strong> The intersection of State Road and Marsh Cutoff to Dell Road. This includes both sides of the road. <strong>LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice for the following:</strong> The intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena loops, this includes both sides of the Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook, Canyon Way all the way down to Rowena Ferry Road. Starting at the bottom of the Rowena Loops to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of Interstate 84 and both sides of Hwy 30 as well as Mayor State Park.

August 11, 2018 5:11 p.m. read more..

Crates Fire damages Precision Lumber

A fire in the Precision Lumber building in the industrial park on Crates Way broke out early Friday afternoon. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, joined by other agencies, was on the scene soon after the fire broke out and evacuated The Port of The Dalles office and other nearby offices. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time. Additional photos

August 10, 2018 4:24 p.m. read more..

Memorial Day Funds

Chris Mumford, left, founder of Got Your Six, a band that seeks to raise public awareness about veterans’ issues, accepts a $2,400 check from Chris Saunders, a National Guard soldier and sales representative at Tonkin Subaru in The Dalles.

August 10, 2018 3:24 p.m. read more..

TD United grabs third at Mount Hood Challenge

Following two straight losses, The Dalles United girls’ soccer team finished off tournament play with back-to-back wins by a combined 10-0 margin for third place in 11U Silver Division action at the Mount Hood Challenge ending Aug. 5. Coach Oscar Nunez fielded his group for three days of tough competition in an event that featured more than 400 teams.

August 10, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..

Dance Academy makes history in Seaside

The Dalles Dance Club Academy made history at the Grand Championships in Seaside last weekend by receiving the highest-scoring group awards in the Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Accelerated Advanced classifications, marking the first time ever a program has swept all levels in the event’s 37 years.

August 10, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..

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