Wildfire rekindled Monday afternoon in the area of 782 Old Highway 8 in southeast Klickitat, rapidly spreading west and south toward Highway 14 and the area of Sundale, Wash. As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, the fire had burned approximately 3,500 acres, according a press release from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.
Looking back on September 11, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
To the editor: The recent killing of a cougar by police officers on Browns Creek Road is a sad incident that probably could have been avoided (Cougar killed on Browns Creek, Sept. 7, 2016).
To the editor: A young man asked me a question concerning “our nature.” “Who will have their nature changed?”
When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people died and the twin towers were reduced to hundreds of thousands of tons of debris. More than 2,600 artifacts have gone to 1,585 fire and police departments, schools and museums, and other nonprofit organizations in every state and at least eight other countries, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Rangers rack up 379 yards of offense in 54-12 victory
Bailey Keever threw two touchdown passes, returned a punt for a score and Hagen Pence added scoring runs of 59 and 34, as the Rangers jumped ahead 38-0 through one quarter of play in a 54-12 rout on the road.
Hawks erase second-half deficit with 21 straight points
In the second half, however, Dominique Seufalemua completed 8 of 15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for 48 yards and two scores to help the Riverhawks erase a 14-7 second-half deficit in a 28-14 comeback victory at Sid White Field Friday against Fort Vancouver.
Four horses and two mules that escaped their pasture are dead after being struck Friday by a big rig hauling potatoes in Sherman County.
Marc Smith, a deputy with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office, was arrested for crimes relating to off-duty conduct Sept. 9. Hood River County Sheriff Matt English was notified Sept. 8 of an incident involving Smith and alleged serious misconduct that was unrelated to Smith’s duties as a deputy. English immediately placed Smith on administrative leave and then requested that the Oregon State Police conduct an investigation into the allegations. On Friday, Smith was lodged at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections on charges of luring a minor, two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, one count of public indecency and two counts of private indecency. At this time, the investigation is ongoing. According to English, the goal of his agency is to be transparent with the public. However, he noted that further release of information at this time could compromise the integrity and sensitive nature of this investigation.
Firefighters look back 15 years to the day of the deadliest terror attack in world history
Bob Palmer recently watched a documentary about United Airlines Flight 93 and was struck by the bravery of passengers who stared death in the face as they made a desperate attempt to stop terrorists from killing more Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. “They were the real heroes of the day,” said Palmer, chief of Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue in The Dalles. Flight 93 took off from Newark International Airport in New Jersey about 8:42 a.m. and had originally been headed for California.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 9, 2016
The personal Facebook page of Carmen Toll, executive director of The Dalles Art Center, was hacked between Wednesday night and Thursday morning by someone who “friended” her contacts and then asked for donations to a grant program. “We don’t think anyone was scammed but, if they were, they need to contact the police and file a report,” said Lettie Young, assistant director of the center.
Community members are invited by Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue to join emergency responders Sunday for an observance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Firefighters and law enforcement officials will gather at 7 a.m. at Station One, 1400 W. Eighth Street in The Dalles, for the short program. “When 9/11 happened, the mantra became ‘Never Forget,’ and I think that was not just so that we would remember the losses of that day; it was something that we needed to cement in our minds so that we would guard against it happening again,” said Fire Chief Bob Palmer. Palmer opens the ceremony on Sept. 11 by recounting the events of 9/11, and then Chaplain Marilyn Roth will give the invocation.
Air Force pilots served during Vietnam war
In an era when drone aircraft increasingly patrol the skies, members of the Vietnam War-era “Vampire Squadron” – called that because the unit’s missions were usually flown at night -- are coming to The Dalles to reconnect and reminisce about the time they served together in wartime.
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Burger and Ball Bash is tonight The Burger and Ball Bash is set for 5-6:45 p.m. Friday in The Dalles. Tickets are $10 for an individual and $40 for a family. Tickets can be purchased from the players, or at the gates Friday. The JV team plays at 4:30 p.m. and varsity starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 541-980-4594.
After an inspired second-half finish to action, Sherman coach Bill Blevins is hoping for a better beginning and an even better ending to Saturday’s non-league football game at Redmond High School.
Volleyball coach holding out hope that this group can catch fire; Rangers notch another sweep
Hannah Wallis had 16 assists, Kilee Hoylman checked in with 15 digs and the trio of Sierra Watson, Kathryn Bradford and Bailey LeBreton dropped a combined 16 kills, as The Dalles volleyball team lost its first road match of the season in three games to Ridgeview Thursday in Redmond.
Volleyball team serves at 92 percent in home sweep over Ione
The Lady Redsides converted 92 percent of their serves with 14 aces, and dropped 21 kills on 58 of 67 swings to sweep the defending Big Sky Conference champion Cardinals in a league matchup played Thursday in Maupin.
To the editor: Why we should get out and vote in our Washington state races. Washington state is predicted to go strongly Democrat in the presidential elections. We have a very popular senate candidate in incumbent Patty Murray.