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New recruiter joins fire leadership team

A nationwide, longstanding drop in volunteerism across all interests has so impacted the fire service that federal grants have been awarded to boost volunteer firefighter rosters. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has begun its second four-year grant-funded position aimed at increasing volunteerism.

February 14, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Wyeth trail takes shape in Gorge

High above Interstate 84 west of Hood River, constructions crews were hard at work Friday assembling pieces of an over-land bridge that will reconnect abandoned stretches of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Drivers will see delays in the construction area, starting Friday, Feb. 16.

February 14, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


Colors of Love

Tim and Ann Willis got married on July 7, 2007, because “we have rotten memories and that is a date we can both remember.” They were introduced by mutual friends, Tedd and Rymmel Lovell, who thought their personalities would mesh well. They were right, say the Willises.

February 14, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..


Short-handed Hawks set solid times at districts

HOOD RIVER – If The Dalles swim team was going to give itself a chance to do some damage and have several athletes make the big jump to the state meet, all systems needed to be firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, head coach Shea MacNab had to do some last-minute re-shuffling to his roster due to three varsity swimmers knocked out of action with illness issues and, because of that, two relays were scratched, and the group missed out on between four-to-six finals swims at last weekend’s Columbia River Conference District Swim Meet at the Hood River Aquatic Center in Hood River. Nonetheless, the Riverhawks posted 10 top-5 finishes, Natalie Varland had a second and a third, Will Evans chalked up fourth, and three relays placed third or better.

February 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk duo earns wrestling state bids

JR Scott endured his share of physical challenges through the wrestling season, as lingering sickness nearly derailed his state-championship hopes. As time has gone on, however, Scott is rounding into form, entering Special District 4 Wrestling Tournament in Redmond with a streak seven wins in his last eight matches.

February 13, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Help honor grandpa

To the editor: Secret Birthday Surprise: Jim Kiefert will be 80! He was Superintendent of Chenowith School District 9 and retired in 2001. My grandpa is one of the most influential, inspiring, kind, compassionate, uplifting, magnificent people I know. And I know you all feel the same way as well.

February 13, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
 

Principal gets music award

The Dalles Middle School Principal Sandy Harris never misses a music performance by students at the school, and is always ready with a compliment for their work. For her ongoing support, she was awarded the Oregon Music Education Association Outstanding Administrator Award last month.

February 13, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


State launches *OSP number

Oregon State Police is launching a new direct-call number, Star OSP (dialed as *OSP or *677), to give the public an easy to remember way to contact OSP dispatch.

February 13, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..


Share a red, white and blue moment

Boy Scout Troop 398 wants to unfurl more flags during holidays and is asking community members to help fund that endeavor. The Dalles-based group hits the streets about 6 a.m. every holiday to place about 200 flags along Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth streets. Their goal is to more than double that number to add red, white and blue to more celebrations and observances.

February 13, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..


Dufur dominates Mitchell-Spray

Alexus Outlaw, Chloe Beeson and Raymona Meanus scored 10 points each, and the Dufur Lady Rangers took a step closer to a possible postseason bid after cruising past Mitchell-Spray, 61-9, Friday in a Big Sky girls’ basketball contest played in Dufur.

February 10, 2018 noon read more..


SWC cruises past Arlington, 57-17

Every player had at least one field goal, and the South Wasco County Redsides won their 14th consecutive game, 57-17, versus Arlington in a Big Sky Conference contest played in Arlington.

February 10, 2018 11:59 a.m. read more..


Huskies close to district spot with a 19-point win

In the big moments, Desiree Winslow stepped up to the challenge with 16 points, nine in the second half, as the Sherman Huskies broke open a 20-17 lead with a 31-15 second-half run to notch a 51-32 victory against Ione Friday in Moro.

February 10, 2018 11:59 a.m. read more..


Honkers hit 13 threes in victory

The Arlington Honkers had their shooting touch working to the tune of a season-high 13 3-pointers in a 74-36 win over South Wasco County Friday at Arlington.

February 10, 2018 11:58 a.m. read more..


Rangers post win over Mitchell

Cooper Bales and Curtis Crawford combined for 26 points to give the Dufur Rangers all the offensive push they needed to outlast Mitchell-Spray by a 63-8 margin Friday on senior night in Dufur.

February 10, 2018 11:57 a.m. read more..
 

HRV boys turn the tables on TD

Ready to make amends for a loss Tuesday against Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ basketball squad led Hood River Valley 36-30 at the half and 54-47 through three quarters. The Eagle defense then allowed five fourth-quarter field goals, while the offense delivered 10 field goals, three 3-pointers, and shot 12 of 15 from the line in a 34-14 run to defeat the Riverhawks 81-67 Friday at Vannet Court.

February 10, 2018 11:56 a.m. read more..


TD girls fight back to defeat Hood River

With three minutes left in the first quarter, time was stopped for 20 minutes as The Dalles point guard Paulina Finn had a bloody gash to her forehead with her skull exposed after colliding with teammate Bailey LeBreton on a loose ball. After facing that level of adversity in a must-win game, The Dalles girls’ basketball team rallied behind Finn with a 17-9 fourth-quarter run to take hold of a 45-42 triumph over Hood River Valley Friday in a Columbia River Conference matchup played in Hood River.

February 10, 2018 11:52 a.m. read more..

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