SAN DIEGO — Yesterday I told you all about what happens when recruits arrive at the Receiving Center to be processed for training. The chaos where every move is orchestrated by drill instructors is designed to disorient young males (all females train at Parris Island, S.C.) and prepare them for a grueling 13 weeks of boot camp. Today it was our turn. I couldn’t help but groan when our bus pulled up outside the center shortly after 7 a.m. and Sgt. David Alvarado was waiting on the curb with a small horde of other DIs, Marine sergeants and officers.
Tim Urness of C.H. Urness Motors in The Dalles has been named president of the Oregon Automotive Dealers Association and will serve through June 30, 2017.
The Oregon National Guard unit based at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center formally switched its unit designation in a ceremony Sunday at the readiness center.
In a bid to compel the company to improve emissions control, two women have filed a $20 million lawsuit against AmeriTies West in The Dalles, alleging nuisance, trespass, and negligence.
Boy Scout Troop 395 in The Dalles will be manning the gates of the Wasco County Fair in Tygh Valley Thursday through Sunday and are hopeful of staying busy, since they will receive a share of entrance proceeds for their efforts.
Duane Francis, longtime president and CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 31.
The Dalles athlete J.R. Scott successfully deadlifts upwards of 400 pounds, while Dalles Seufalemua (back) and Dufur’s Abraham Kilby cheer him on during Saturday’s Gorge Gauntlet Competition at Amaton Field.
Baseball coach led the Eagles to their first state title in 1980
Long-time The Dalles coach and hitting instructor, Doug Sawyer, will be inducted into the Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set to take place on Sept. 23 and 24.
TD’s softball duo savors experience on travel squad
Through the summer, Kathryn Bradford and Jodi Thomasian traveled 6,200 miles across the United States in softball tournament games and also logged 214 miles, twice-a-week, to Hillsboro for practices – all for the love of the game. They enjoyed great moments, shared life experiences and improved their game to the level where they can take hold of prominent leadership roles for The Dalles softball team next spring. The long road trips are tiring, but it is all worth it in the end.
The scheduled Music at the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead concert scheduled for Sunday Aug. 28, 4 p.m. has been cancelled due to scheduling conflict with our artists. If you are looking for music on that afternoon you might consider the free Navy Band Concert at Maryhill Amphitheater.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 16, 2016.
Editor’s Note: RaeLynn Ricarte, managing editor of the Chronicle and mother of a Marine veteran, is at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego this week to cover the Educator’s Workshop, involving teachers from Oregon and Seattle. She is the first Marine mom/reporter to attend the workshop, and will provide a series of reports through the week.
Daniel Hunter, who currently serves as project coordinator for The Dalles, has been hired to be the city’s new human resources director. Hunter has a master’s degree in public administration with a human resources concentration from American Military University in Charles Town, W. Va.
It was a hot weekend and dozens of hot cars showed up in The Dalles over the weekend for the annual “Cruise the Gorge” event, which kicked off with a Neon Cruise through downtown The Dalles beginning Friday afternoon at 6 p.m.
A Troutdale woman was killed Sunday night near Mosier in what the Wasco County sheriff said was the worst crash he’s ever seen. Passenger Tanisha Crowel, 26, was dead at the scene and the driver, her husband, Cameron Crowel, 27, was lifeflighted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
A woman was injured and a house trailer was destroyed in an early Monday morning fire on West Eighth Street. According to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue Chief Bob Palmer, firefighters were dispatched to battle a blaze at 2525 W. Eighth St., Unit #34, at 3:56 a.m. Monday.
Group of 65 harriers show up for fundraiser
In his first year as race coordinator of the Dufur Valley 5k and 10k event, Ty Wyman was happy with the turnout and final results put up by the 65 running participants. With the Wasco County Fair coming up Saturday morning, Wyman has high hopes for another high turnout.
TD athlete scores 151 points for first place honors
The Dalles golfer Tyler Vassar is not one to put his clubs away for the summer. He has been on the links, playing in tournaments and working on his craft at The Dalles Country Club in an effort to sharpen up his game. All of that work paid off in spades at the 14-15-year old Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Championships ending Aug. 9 at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
A plan by a California developer to bring high density, multi-family housing to a Dallesport neighborhood has brought the community together in virtually unanimous opposition.
Local timberland companies have closed throughout the region due to high fire danger. All company-owned lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco Counties are closed until further notice. The closure affects all lands owned or managed by: Brought Lumber Company, Hancock Forest Management, Western Pacific Timber, Stevenson Land Company (SDS), Kreps Ranch, and Kreps Family LLC.