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City strains under snow

The unending series of snowstorms hammering The Dalles and the entire Columba River Gorge region in recent weeks are creating a lot of extra work for public works crews. The good news is, the snow removal operations are not busting The Dalles’ budget — at least not yet.

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Facebook is crime solver

A missing tapestry worth $2,500 was returned — after it changed hands for $10 — within three days of its owner making an appeal on social media.

Storm will impact gorge travel, I-84

Columbia River Gorge braces for winter storm The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast at 11 a.m. today warned Columbia River Gorge emergency responders, travelers and residents that a significant snow dump at all elevations is forecasted this evening and into tomorrow, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office. The focus of the alert was the central and western gorge. According to the National Weather Service’s Portland office, the service has “upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning, which is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday. An additional 8 to 14 inches of snow is likely in the central and western gorge.

Delays and Closures for Tuesday, Jan 10

Columbia Gorge Community College: Opening at 10 am. All classes beginning at 10 am or later will run as scheduled. North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Tuesday, January 10th, 2017.

Snow removal planned downtown TD

The City of The Dalles Public Works Department has been working to keep up with continuing snowfall, which is occasionally necessitating lane closures through the downtown corridor.

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No. 5 Huskies lock down on Horizon Christian

Balanced attack is key in Sherman’s 71-45 romp

Coming off a string of three losses in four games while at a tournament in Honolulu, Sherman established momentum in the first quarter of play with a 17-7 run, using defensive intensity and a fundamentally sound style in a 71-45 rout of Horizon Christian Friday in Moro.

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Lady Redsides bounce back in dominant fashion

SWC uses second-half surge to upend Dufur

DUFUR – With a lack of size down on the blocks, South Wasco County coach Lynn Cowdrey knew that extra effort, guile and skill were necessary components his post players needed to bring for ultimate success.

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Defense turns up the pressure in victory

Dufur gets off to a quick start in league opening home triumph

DUFUR – After allowing 53 points in a season-opening win, the Rangers have allowed 42.8 points a game during their six-game winning streak, with pressure and transition baskets leading the charge.

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TD Chinatown topic of new exhibit Jan. 28

A new exhibit on the history of Chinese influence in The Dalles will be opening later this month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

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Looking Back from January 7, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Fire damages home; Chenowith elementary evacuated due to smoke

Chenowith Elementary School students were evacuated Friday late morning to the nearby Wahtonka Campus gym after smoke was detected in a classroom. At the same time, crews were responding to a fire on West 11th Street and Dallesport Fire Department was dispatched to assist in The Dalles.

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Contractor flies into win

Bill Ketchum landed a victory at Friday’s Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition by wearing his father’s United Airlines pilot uniform and soaring to the song “Come Fly with Me.”

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Sgt. Hall to hang up uniform

Oregon National Guard Sgt. First Class Benjamin Hall is retiring from his job overseeing operations at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, the home of Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry. Hall has been assigned to The Dalles unit since November 2011 and has spent more than 25 years in the military.

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Fire badly damages home Friday afternoon

A home in the 400 block of W. 11th St. was badly damage by heat and smoke early Friday afternoon.

CGBA has invites planned

A little more than two weeks is all that stands between the first of two basketball tournaments organized by Greg Cummings and the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy.

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No. 5 Huskies go 1-3 at Punahou Invitational

The Sherman Huskies posted a 1-3 record in four games played at the Punahou Invitational Basketball Tournament held in Honolulu, HI., taking their lone victory over Kamehameha on Friday by a 69-67 score.

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TD shows some promise at Surf and Slam

Riverhawks show glimpses in recent California road trip

The Dalles girls’ basketball team was given an opportunity to travel to California for a weeklong tournament at the Surf and Slam Invitational in San Diego.

For the Record for Jan. 6, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 6, 2017

Recreation pot available in TD

Columbia River Herbals was the first medical marijuana retailer in the city of The Dalles, and business owner Norm Brock has now been given a green light to expand into a new realm. “We’ve received approval for a marijuana retailer’s license from the state for our downtown location,” said Brock, adding that his shop began selling recreational pot effective Jan. 1.

Youth fundraiser a success

The just-concluded first fundraising drive by the group hoping to build the Gorge Youth Center was “an almost unheard of” success, said group founder Joe Martin.

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