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A moment of shame

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.

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Tim Urness named association president

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.

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New colors for local NG unit

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.

$20M suit filed against AmeriTies

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.

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Manning the Wasco Fair gates

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.

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Francis retiring as MCMC CEO

Duane Francis, longtime president and CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 31.

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Riverhawk Strong

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.

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Sawyer to be inducted into HRV Hall of Fame

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.

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All for the love of the game

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.

Fort Dalles Museum concert cancelled

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.

For the record from Aug. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 16, 2016.

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Boot camp chaos begins...

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.

City names new director

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.

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‘Show in the Shade’ car show winners announced

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.

Crash claims one in Mosier

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.

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Woman injured in early morning fire

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.

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Dufur Valley running field puts on impressive display

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.

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Vassar dominates sub-regional golf event

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.

Dallesport residents slam high-density housing plan

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.

Private land closures

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.

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