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DISH Net scam concerns local resident

Les Gardipee of Browns Creek Road, southwest of The Dalles, fielded a suspicious phone call Monday afternoon from someone claiming to represent DISH Networks and is concerned that other residents may end up getting scammed.

March 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hardwood heroes making strides this winter

On Feb. 24-25 in The Dalles, the second annual Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy Winter Classic had some encouraging results from local squads, as the CGBA sixth graders picked up their fourth tournament victory of the season and the newly-formed Big Sky All Stars, with players from Dufur and Sherman, claimed its first title.

March 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

How much does it cost to start a new business?

It is an exciting time when someone decides to start their own business. This time can be an accumulation of months, sometimes years, of thinking and planning of what you want in your new business. Now, the thinking phase is over and the implementation or startup phase begins. The future business owner often contacts the Small Business Development Center for advice during this implementation phase.

March 5, 2018 3:34 p.m. read more..

MCEDD Spotlight: Woop!Wear

Started in 2007, Woop!Wear is a small alpaca clothing company with a desire to bring alpaca fiber into the outdoor apparel industry.

March 5, 2018 3:16 p.m. read more..

D21 seeks committee members

The D21 school board will recruit members for a bond oversight committee, a group that would, upon passage of a planned $235 million bond in November to replace most of the district’s schools, oversee expenditure of the funds.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Badge support group established

Women with a loved one in law enforcement are invited to join a new support group and meet other families who are protecting the home front. The first rally of Women Supporting the Badge takes place 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, in the conference room of Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s office building at 1810 E. 19th St., in The Dalles. “We want wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, cousins — anyone who feels like they have a connection with someone in uniform — to come,” said Theresa Kagle, one of eight board members.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Public works ‘skeptical’ of insurance offer

The Dalles citizens will soon receive a letter from an agency promoting water and sewer line warranties. The letter is unendorsed by the city’s public works department, who urge the community to be skeptical and use adequate judgement when considering insurance and warranty offers.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Looking Glass Land

Alice (Annah Cox) receives advice from the White Queen (Susan Vellie) during Saturday’s performance by The Dalles Theater Company of “Looking Glass Land” on the third floor of Building Two at Columbia Gorge Community College. Evening performances continue March 9 and 10, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Questions for council

To the editor: Open letter to The Dalles Mayor and City Council: I am one of the citizens who attended the City Council meeting held Feb. 26. I was there to observe the public hearing held regarding City Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss. After the meeting I was left with several questions I would like to ask the mayor and the council.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Come on, Bone Spurs

To the editor: Cadet Bone Spurs claims he would have run into Stoneman Douglas High School unarmed if he had been on the scene of the recent shooting there. Apparently, he is braver now than he was during the Vietnam era when he secured five deferments. I would like to call on him to immediately fly to the scene of the next school shooting and put his new-found bravery into action.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies lose opener, but bounce back well

BAKER CITY – In their first-round matchup, the Sherman Huskies were blitzed by Dorran Wilson and No. 7-seeded Prairie City by a 68-53 margin Thursday in Baker City. “We just came out and under-estimated our opponent in the first round,” Sherman senior Reese Blake said. “It is tough. You win some and lose some. They happened to get the best of us.”

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Driven to make the most of their opportunities

BAKER CITY – Martin, Fields, Coles and Justesen are the last names synonymous with the Sherman boys’ basketball legacy, whether its contributions on or off the hardwood. Since many of the former and current high school athletes were young up-and-comers, many in the community have stepped up their efforts to ensure long-term success.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies claim fourth place at state tourney

BAKER CITY – After Saturday’s season-ending 65-55 triumph against Hosanna Christian, Sherman senior Treve Martin stood with his teammates and coaches for celebratory photos. Instead of hoisting a big blue trophy, however, the team scored back-to-back consolation victories to claim fourth place at the OSAA 1A State Basketball Championships in Baker City.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Check out center

To the editor: A huge Thank You to everyone who worked so hard and contributed so much to making our Mid-Columbia Senior Center events in February a success. Rick Liebowitz and family, Baldwin Saloon, Petite Provence for our International Chicken Dinner and again, Rick Liebowitz, Bagel Man, his family and co- workers for the outstanding Bagel Brunch.

March 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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