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CGBA hits all-time high with seven hoops teams

Entering the fifth year of the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy, program coordinator Greg Cummings is seeing the numbers skyrocket and the skill levels rise for local boys and girls across the Gorge. On Oct. 28 at The Dalles Middle School, hoops standouts from third-through-eighth grades participated in a tryout and all 65 were matched up with a team for seven overall, up from the five teams assembled last year.

November 9, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..

TD trio nets spots on Intermountain squad

On Oct. 16, The Dalles senior Bailey LeBreton had a chance to put her volleyball career in perspective. She enjoyed a lot of memorable moments and athletic achievements in her four years, but the biggest thing she will miss is her teammates. LeBreton and teammates Kilee Hoylman and Audrey Synon received all-Intermountain Conference awards, with LeBreton scoring second-team honors as an all-around player and both Hoylman (libero) and Synon (all-around) were honorable mention selections.

November 9, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..

Wolf plan work continues

Following the first facilitated wolf plan stakeholder meeting in The Dalles in August, during which little consensus was reached, the committee met Oct. 9 in Salem. According to a report by Jim Akenson of the Oregon Hunter Association, the second meeting resulted in progress on reaching consensus on radio-collaring efforts, the definition of chronic depredation of livestock, and which agencies and staff could review depredations in the field.

November 9, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..

Sno-Park season now underway

As fall turns to winter, it’s the season for cold-weather recreation and activities. Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks exist in most of Oregon’s mountain passes and in most ski, snowmobile and snow play areas.

November 9, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Editorial: Interesting facts about the “War to End All Wars”

On Monday, Wasco County will pay respects to the men and women who have served in our armed forces with several events, including a parade through the downtown blocks at 11 a.m. that will be followed by a potluck at the Oregon Veterans’ Home. To commemorate the end of the Great War, the Chronicle staff decided to list some of the most interesting facts.

November 9, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Help with star fund

To The Dalles Chronicle and Citizens of Wasco County; first of all we would like to thank The Dalles Chronicle and especially Tom Peterson for the wonderful article and pictures of “Bert’s Star” being readied for the holiday season. A second special thank you to Gabe and Louis Red Cloud who once again literally risked life and limb to replace ALL the light bulbs with new LED strip lights which will make the star brighter, use less electricity, and increase the life of the bulbs. This process was tested on the Chinook Star last year with great success.

November 9, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Local students to perform

Leslie Blakely, Savannah Ezelle, Noah Holloran, and Jacob Valle, students at The Dalles High School, have been selected for the 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They will perform in February with the Honors Choir and Women’s Choir, joining performers from the 46 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, several provinces of Canada, Australia, Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, and South Korea.

November 9, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

Doctor Faustus onstage

The Dalles Theatre Company presents Ch. Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” Nov. 10, 2 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 17, 7 p.m. All performances are onstage at the Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, located on the third floor of Building 1.

November 9, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

Student success committee begins work after state tour

After traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens of schools, one thing was clear to all members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success. Today's schools, and their problems, do not resemble the ones that legislators learned in.

November 9, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Voters block sanctuary repeal, block grocery tax ban

SALEM — On election night, Oregonians blocked attempts to overturn the state's sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants and affirmed public funding for reproductive health care, holding onto its status as a socially liberal state. In so doing, Oregon voters rejected socially conservative priorities by large margins.

November 9, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

District 21 school bond fails

The D21 school board will host the first of several listening sessions next Thursday, Nov. 15, at the middle school to hear from citizens in the wake of a resounding defeat of its $235 million bond authority measure. The measure went down with just a 40.8 percent yes vote.

November 9, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

Runyon joins city council

The Dalles City Council will have two new faces when it convenes in January after successful re-election bids by two incumbents in Tuesday’s election.

November 9, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Republicans sweep county

Wasco County had a Republican sweep on Tuesday that aided in victories for Rep. Daniel Bonham, who resides in The Dalles, and Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario. Although local voters favored Knute Buehler for governor by a 51.75 percent margin, he lost when state majority voter preference was shown for incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.

November 9, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Walden wins race, house flips

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner Tuesday night but credited his opponent for mounting a “relentless” campaign that earned more votes than any of his previous opponents. “No one’s run a more aggressive campaign against me than Ms. McLeod-Skinner — she worked hard and gave voters a choice,” he said.

November 9, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 7 print edition delayed

Due to technical difficulties, the Wednesday edition of The Dalles Chronicle will not be mailed in time for Wednesday delivery. The paper will be available at local outlets and racks Wednesday around midmorning, with home mail delivery Thursday.

November 6, 2018 4:41 p.m. read more..

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