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Motocross mindset unifies local families

When Dillon Waddington is on a motocross bike, he is home. There’s the thrill, the adrenaline rush, the strategy, and being in the heat of battle on a dirt track. There’s not much else in life that can fill that void.

February 9, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..
 

‘Purpose workshop’ draws 40

What is your purpose in life? Some 40 people attended a “purpose workshop” this week which explored that heavy topic and offered ways to find the answer.

February 9, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..


How new Chronicle delivery will work

The Dalles Chronicle has started transitioning all print subscribers to mail delivery to provide consistent and reliable service. Some routes are already receiving papers in the mail, but are getting them one day later than usual. Chelsea Marr, publisher of the Chronicle, said that problem will be resolved by the end of next week, when the new deadline schedule begins.

February 9, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..


Level 3 sex offender locates to The Dalles

A man convicted of sex crimes in Hood River County in 2006 and 2011 has moved to The Dalles and is classified as a Level 3 offender, meaning he’s at “high risk” to reoffend. Eric Alexander VanDyke, 26, lives at 712 W. 10th St., according to the Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System.

February 9, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


Fun in the Sun

Bianca, 2, explores the play equipment at Thompson Park in The Dalles. “We've been coming every day that it's been nice,” said her mother, Jessica Robledo. “We've been cooped up all winter.”

February 9, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..


Kiser brings hope, energy to TD softball program

Through her coaching career, Kim Kiser had the opportunity to coach under some veteran head coaches and soaked in the necessary knowledge to lead a program to newer heights. Kiser previously led varsity teams at Camas and Hockinson High School and served as a defensive specialist on the Western Oregon University staff, so her experience will be huge benefit as she takes over the head coaching duties of the softball program at The Dalles High School.

February 8, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..


TD’s youth swimmers blast off in Hillsboro

Lydia DiGennaro and Kaiya Doty finished first or second in a combined nine events, and Lillian Dupuis, Maverick Varland, Carter Randall, Skyler Coburn and Danner Varland each had a hand in top-10 times to highlight The Dalles swim team at the two-day Heat Blast-Off Invitational ending Sunday in Hillsboro.

February 8, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Lifestyle effects

To the editor: I commend the Chronicle for a thoughtful, compassionate opinion piece on the topic of homelessness in Sunday’s issue. While I understand (but don’t agree with) the motivations of local politicians and merchants to make downtown The Dalles less inclusive to people without homes, I don’t believe it to be right or just to simply hide the homeless population from public view.

February 8, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: True leadership

To the editor: So many good people in our area; they give their time and skills to organizations, clubs, churches; Their way of showing love for their fellow citizens, but what do they get in return? The return on the investment does not always have a good outcome.

February 8, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: No insurance

To the editor: As a local insurance agent, I am frustrated at the amount of claims I have filed for my clients that have been hit by people driving with no insurance and in many cases, no license. It baffles me how the local laws work.

February 8, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


Guard Support

In recognition of Subway’s support of the National Guard unit based at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, the store’s owners were presented with the Seven Seals Award recently.

February 8, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


Bailey named to heritage commission

Ken Bailey, a third-geneation cherry grower in The Dalles, has been appointed to the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission, a 12-member group charged with protecting family farmlands.

February 8, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..


Wasco veterans seek volunteers

The Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office is recruiting volunteers to man the phones and greet clients, so the two employees can concentrate on filling out a complexity of paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. “If you are a veteran, this is a really great place to meet other veterans. If you are not a vet, volunteering is a great way to give back to those who have served,” said Mark Fortin, an Army and Vietnam veteran.

February 8, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..


Major Reconstruction

A portable stop light regulates traffic along West Second Street in The Dalles, where a major infrastructure upgrade is underway.

February 8, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Teacher contract settled

The teachers union for District 21 and the school board have agreed on a new two-year contract that provides a 2.2 percent cost of living increase this year. “We are very excited and feel like things went really well,” Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the Northern Wasco County School District 21 board last week.

February 8, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
 

Sherman loses big to Yakama

With game against Ione and Horizon Christian still left on the docket, the Sherman Huskies were able to slip in a non-league hoops contest against Yakama Tribal Tuesday in Toppenish, Wash. and came away with a 68-22 loss.

February 7, 2018 12:59 p.m. read more..


Tough shooting night hurts SWC

The South Wasco County Redsides shot 12 of 45 from the floor, 2 of 19 on 3-pointers and added 31 turnovers in a 48-30 boys’ basketball setback Tuesday at home against 2A Culver.

February 7, 2018 12:58 p.m. read more..

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