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Big Sky stars settle the score at districts

MORO – Through the time and dedication put in during the regular season, several standouts from the Big Sky Conference had to settle the score at Saturday’s Special District 3 Meet in Moro, where new champions were crowned, and others maintained their stranglehold on the top spots.

May 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hazing sea lions not a long-term fix

A peculiar war is being waged on the Columbia River as tribes seek to keep sea lions from decimating salmon runs, and the sea mammals refuse to give up the all-you-can-eat buffet. Three days a week, Bobby Begay and his two-man crew — Reggie Sergeant and Ted Walsey Jr. — from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission board a boat at the North Bonneville dock to mount an offensive against predatory sea lions.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Proven success

To the editor: Wasco County has faced significant challenges during the tenure of Rod Runyon. Rod has stepped up and faced those challenges when others couldn’t or wouldn’t.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Well qualified

To the editor: Wasco County voters have the opportunity to vote for a uniquely qualified individual to serve on the Wasco County Commission. Please join me in voting for Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County Commission Position 3.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD gets athletes in 10 events to state meet

Samuel Alvarez claimed district titles in two long-distance events, Emma Mullins captured the 800-meter crown, and Kendyl Kumm tacked on top honors in the pole vault, as The Dalles track and field team racked up state berths in 10 events at the Columbia River Conference District Championships Thursday at Hermiston.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD baseball drops Hermiston

The Dalles baseball team keeps its season alive with pitching and clutch hitting in a 9-2 victory over Hermiston Thursday from Bob Williams Field. Senior pitcher Jordan Wetmore allowed two unearned runs in a complete-game three-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks for his second win of the season, first in league.

May 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Citizens urge NORCOR to seek tax levy

A group of citizens pressuring the regional jail to end its contract to hold immigration detainees are now encouraging the jail board to ask voters again to pass a permanent tax rate. In a letter presented to the jail board at its April 26 meeting, the newly formed NORCOR Community Resources Coalition recommended putting the tax levy back on the ballot, on the condition that it would mean termination of the federal contract to hold immigration detainees.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Navy pilot taxis toward Salem

The campaign of Greg Wooldridge is soaring as he shares with Oregonians how the leadership skills he learned during 27 years of Navy service — including a world tour as commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision aerobatic team — can create a more efficient and accountable government. “Trust and clear expectations are key,” said the gubernatorial candidate, who brought his message to The Dalles Tuesday evening.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Dufur’s Kolbe Bales named Freshman of the Year

When he first set foot on the Western Oregon University baseball field, Kolbe Bales was unsure of what to expect. The Dufur High School graduate played some big games in the 2A/1A classification and picked up numerous awards, including a first-team all-state selection and Player of the Year honors.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

10U Crush wins tourney

The Dalles’ 10U Cherry Crush softball team posted a 4-1 overall record and took home a championship trophy in two days of tournament action last weekend in Newberg.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

VSO changes hours

The Wasco County Veterans Service Office has changed its hours to accommodate more walk-in clients while allowing personnel to spend uninterrupted time filling out the paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. The new hours at the 201 Federal Street office are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the office is open only for special appointments on Friday, which is the day two service officers will spend putting together files for submission to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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