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Blue Zones decision awaited

Hopefully by next month The Dalles will learn if it has been accepted as a Blue Zones Project, having raised the needed $200,000 first-year local contribution to qualify for the three-year health and well-being initiative.

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Tired of the snow? TD breaks record

The Dalles has more than doubled the old, 38-year-old record for continuous days of snow on the ground.

Closures and delays for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Columbia Gorge Community College: Both campuses of Columbia Gorge Community College will close at noon today. Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Early Dismissal. Busses depart at 1:20 pm. All after school activities have been canceled. Games are cancelled at Horizon Christian, Hood River. White Salmon Sch. Dist.: All afternoon and evening parent/teacher conferences are canceled today. Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, Buses on snow routes. 2 hours early release

No. 10 Dufur beats up Horizon

Connor Uhalde rattled off 29 points, Bailey Keever picked up 14 and the No. 10-ranked Dufur Rangers won their ninth consecutive league matchup, 69-55, over Horizon Christian in a 1A Big Sky Conference battle in Hood River.

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Justesen and Martin lead No. 2 Sherman over SWC

Backcourt duo scores 18 each in 67-39 home triumph

The No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies won their third straight game, a 67-39 triumph Monday in Maupin over South Wasco County to remain atop the Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball standings.

Horizon girls cruise past Dufur

Paulina Finn and Kaitlin Wenz each posted double-doubles, and the Horizon Christian Hawks continued their magical Big Sky Conference run with a 74-47 victory over the Dufur Rangers Monday in Hood River.

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Lady Redsides pick up huge home win over Sherman

SWC in good position to secure Big Sky district berth

Jada Myers scored 15 points, Ana Popchock added nine and the South Wasco County Redsides clinched their 10th win of the season, 52-44, over the Sherman Huskies in a Big Sky girls’ hoops matchup played Monday in Maupin.

Hermiston drops TD boys by 15

Dakota Murr, Eric Flores and Josh Nisbet each hit double figures, but The Dalles could not contain Hermiston in the second half, as Xavier Rambo, Chance Flores and the No. 10 Bulldogs broke open a one-point halftime lead with a 42-28 second-half run to capture a 77-62 Columbia River Conference triumph Monday night in Hermiston.

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TD misfires in its home loss to Hermiston

Riverhawks held to three fourth-quarter field goals in 52-39 setback

With an opportunity to sneak into second place in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles girls’ basketball team led by a 15-13 margin through one quarter of play, but the Hermiston Lady Bulldogs went on a 39-24 run over the final three quarters of play to lock down a 52-39 victory in The Dalles.

For the Record for Feb. 7

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 7, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Daunting dare

To the editor: Since this area is primarily liberal, a “friend” has dared me to walk through town while inside a suit of armor with a sign that states: “Let’s support our new president.”

Crosstalk: Should Trump’s refugee pause stand?

Should Trump’s refugee pause stand?

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Keys to a big win

Brandon and Katie Kuehnl of The Dalles were recently given the “chance of a lifetime” by Ford Motor Company to get their finances in order and prepare for the future. “We were pretty shocked,” said Katie about learning they had won a sweepstakes prize of a new pickup and a hunting trip.

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Keeping winter’s cold at bay

Chilled to the bone as you’re sitting by your drafty window at home? Pondering your bare roof when neighboring houses are still covered in snow? Have you recently become aware of the term “ice dam?” The bitterly long and cold winter has provided a sharp lesson for some homeowners about the need to better weatherize their home to keep the winter chill — and eventually the summer heat — at bay and to save on power bills.

Law enforcement heading to Ontario for armed standoff

Numerous law enforcement vehicles are now passing through the gorge

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Dufur dropped by Ione

DUFUR – Despite Friday’s 56-39 loss to Ione, the Dufur Lady Rangers are still within reach of a Big Sky Conference district playoff berth.

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No. 10 Dufur hits Ione from every angle

DUFUR – In 11 of 16 games, the Dufur Rangers have beaten their opponents by 20 points or more.

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Looking back on February 5, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Letter to the Editor: Rest in peace, Shirley

To the editor: Another horrific episode of gun violence in our country — this time it was the airport shootings in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Sadly, I learned that two of the victims were Steve and Shirley Timmons, former residents of The Dalles.

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