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Crosstalk: A peek behind the curtain

A peek behind the curtain

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Grass Fire

Fire crews respond to a grass fire along the railroad tracks east of Spearfish Lake near Dallesport Monday evening.

Superintendent lauded as contract negotiated

After a former school board member criticized Superintendent Wes Owens at a Sherman County school board meeting July 6, a crowd came to the next meeting, on July 10, to laud Owens. Owens was not at the July 10 meeting, where some two dozen people, including a student, parents, teachers, support staff and board members, voiced their support of him.

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New chief plans future of MCMC

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River. Knox is confident that his 37 years of experience as a health care executive, and co-founder of Urgent Point, a national company, will help move those projects, and many others, forward.

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Reaping What You Sow

Wheat harvest is now underway in Wasco County. Above, a combine harvests a field of dryland wheat at Kortge Wheat & Cattle, working in a field south of U.S. 197 just south of The Dalles.

City OKs paying Civic project debt

The Dalles City Council voted unanimously July 10 to authorize a small outlay to allow the Civic Auditorium to retire a line of credit it had been paying for about seven years. Before the vote, two council members questioned why the issue was not an action item on the agenda, and expressed strong reservations about how the decision was being handled.

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CBRC fares well at Silver State

Harrison and Coyne each advance to the short-go round

At the 32nd annual Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., 12 different states and Canada sent roughly 500 high school and junior high rodeo athletes for six days of competition on the big stage. The Columbia Basin Rodeo Club fielded a trio of competitors, consisting of Morgan Brumley, of Dufur, Morgan Jane Coyne, of Centerville, and Bryce Harrison, of Condon.

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Hustler program is building for the future

Coach Ortega hopes summer ball leads to a pathway of success

With a pair of weekend doubleheaders still left to play in the season, Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers head coach Ed Ortega discussed the summer season and the future of the program. Although his team has gone through its share of ups and downs, Ortega is happy with the overall development this group has shown over the past two months of action.

Commentary: Parents: Stay engaged with teens, keep talking

For most of our kids, school’s out for summer! And as a parent, do you know where your teen is? As your police chief, I am becoming more and more concerned about the youth in our community.

Letter to the Editor: ‘Not Real News’ fan

To the editor: I really like your “Not Real News” section. Keep it up!

Letter to the Editor: Walden: Pay attention

To the editor: Yes, I am a progressive liberal. I can’t recall a policy I’ve agreed with Senator Ferrioli on…until now. Senator Ferrioli just voted to extend health care to all children in Oregon, including those without documentation, because it made economic sense but also because it was the right thing to do from a societal aspect. Mr. Walden would do well to pay attention to the actions just demonstrated by Senator Ferrioli and try, just once, to stand up and do the right thing whether or not it’s popular with his party and his donors.

What's happening from July 16

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Fishermen encouraged to use ‘best practices’

CLACKAMAS – Facing some of the lowest steelhead returns on record, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has already curtailed steelhead fishing seasons throughout the Columbia River basin by adopting rolling season closures, reduced bag limits, and a night angling closure for all species.

Traffic alert: Fire, SR14 near Skamania

Fire SR 14 both directions Fire, Brush Fire, North Side of SR 14 near Skamania, milepost 32.5, use caution, expect delays and follow flaggers instructions beginning at 8:52 am on July 15, 2017.

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Looking Back on July 16

Looking Back on July 16, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Lottery funds give the Civic a giant lift

Those lottery tickets everybody buys and few win with are about to pay off handsomely for The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

TD swimmers continuously dropping times

Group of four sets ‘B’ time standards last weekend in Pendleton

After a successful opening act at the Ted Walker Invitational, ending Sunday, June 25, Maisie Bandel-Ramirez, Lydia DiGennaro, Kaiya Doty and Maverick Varland chalked up ‘B’ time standards to lead The Dalles swim teams a solid outcome at the 51st annual Pendleton Open.

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'King of the Beetles'

Ken Hansen puts thousands of flesh-eating beetles to work cleaning hunting trophies

The idea of beetles stripping flesh from bones sounds like the plot of a horror movie but, in the case of a Lyle business, it is how beautiful pieces of art are created.

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New challenges await TD at state tourney

12U squad faces a tough field starting Saturday in La Grande

At the start of last week’s District 5 Little League Tournament, head coach Ken Brock and his assistants, Ben Donivan and Phil Hukari, ushered out a group of young, determined 12U athletes, who were vying for a championship.

Letter to the Editor: Trump violations

To the editor: When President Donald Trump met in secret with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit he did not have independent witnesses or his own national security team present. It lasted for more than two hours and afterward it appeared that President Trump agreed with Putin's assertion that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election. What else was discussed?

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