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Council lists key goals for 2017

Annual workshop provides blueprint for city’s progress

The Dalles City Council recently gathered to review current goals for the city and discuss priorities for 2017.

Program keeps inmates out

A program to lower the number of inmates returning to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities in The Dalles appears to be working, based on early results, says administrator Bryan Brandenburg.

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Spring Peek

Big smiles adorn the faces of a honey bee and a lady bug gradually emerging from the winter’s snow Tuesday morning in front of the historic Mill Creek Schoolhouse at the Sandoz Farm south of The Dalles.

New schools cost estimated at $161M

With each school facilities meeting, the numbers for replacing all buildings in the school district are getting more closely refined. The latest number is $161 million, which is for only construction costs, and in today’s dollars.

Birman, Noland pace SWC girls

South Wasco County guard Jacqueline Noland said the team goal was to play a fast-paced style with full determination and a strong defense.

Redsides pull off comeback win

Down 45-44 with four minutes remaining, the South Wasco County Redsides outscored Ione by a 12-5 margin with Ty Herlocker and Nick Ward playing hero to lead the team to a 56-50 home victory Friday night in Maupin.

Strong start leads No. 1 Huskies

From the opening tip, the No. 1-ranked Sherman Huskies seized control and never let go as they dominated Arlington by an 84-38 margin Friday in a 1A matchup played at Arlington High School.

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Dufur boys score big win

Coming off a lopsided loss Thursday to Sherman, the Dufur Rangers fought off a sluggish start to defeat Condon-Wheeler by a 74-52 margin Friday in a Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball game played in Fossil.

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Lady Hawks knock off HRV

Brooke McCall and Kailin Hoylman scored 10 points apiece and seven different players hit field goals to lead The Dalles Riverhawks to a 45-29 win over Hood River Valley in a Columbia River Conference girls’ basketball matchup played Friday at Kurtz Gym.

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The Dalles boys pull off home sweep of Hood River

Playing for their playoff lives without all-league guard Dakota Murr, The Dalles Riverhawks had other players rise up to the challenge to help fend off Hood River Valley.

Letter to the Editor: More listening needed

To the editor: A recent front-page story in The Dalles Chronicle contained good advice from local counselors for achieving healthy and productive political engagement. Good civic discourse is when citizens step out of their tribal comfort zone and engage someone of decidedly different political persuasion in mutually respectful give and take. Everybody benefits when understanding the issues is at the heart of the discussion instead of personalities or "being right.”

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Editorial: Suicide — An uncomfortable topic

Suicide: An uncomfortable topic

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Looking back on February 12, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Making snow cave handy winter skill

LOOKOUT PASS, Idaho (AP) — A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and positive attitudes for their first winter camping experience in snow caves.

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Clubs focus on camaraderie, support

The Dalles supports a variety of book groups; some genre-specific, others open ended and eclectic; each distinctive because of member make-up and the time and place they meet.

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Sherman makes big shots in triumph over Dufur

MORO – Desiree Winslow scored 19 points, Emily Hill added 14 and the Huskies moved into fifth place in the Big Sky Conference after a 54-49 victory over Dufur Thursday in Moro.

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No. 1 Huskies fight past pesky Rangers

Sherman uses 41-16 run in second half to secure a 74-45 home victory

MORO – With just two games left in the regular season, Sherman coach Bill Blevins would like to see his team starting to hit its stride in time for a deep postseason run. Leading up to Thursday’s Big Sky Conference contest against No. 10 Dufur, Blevins has seen his group get off to slow starts, and the trend continued, as the Rangers trailed 33-29, before the Huskies came out firing away for a 41-16 second-half run to secure a 74-45 win in Moro.

For the Record for Feb. 10

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 10, 2017

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Mastering Mosaics

Mastering Mosaics

TDHS grad rate jumps

Sharp increase in graduating students shows disrict on track

The Dalles High School has seen a huge improvement in its graduation rate, which jumped from 68.3 percent in 2014-15 to a whopping 83.2 percent in 2015-16. The figure is a measurement of the percentage of students who graduated “on time,” or within four years. “I’m very pleased,” said Candy Armstrong, superintendent of School District 21. “That’s a huge jump.”

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