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Dufur Valley running field puts on impressive display

Group of 65 harriers show up for fundraiser

In his first year as race coordinator of the Dufur Valley 5k and 10k event, Ty Wyman was happy with the turnout and final results put up by the 65 running participants. With the Wasco County Fair coming up Saturday morning, Wyman has high hopes for another high turnout.

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Vassar dominates sub-regional golf event

TD athlete scores 151 points for first place honors

The Dalles golfer Tyler Vassar is not one to put his clubs away for the summer. He has been on the links, playing in tournaments and working on his craft at The Dalles Country Club in an effort to sharpen up his game. All of that work paid off in spades at the 14-15-year old Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Championships ending Aug. 9 at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.

Dallesport residents slam high-density housing plan

A plan by a California developer to bring high density, multi-family housing to a Dallesport neighborhood has brought the community together in virtually unanimous opposition.

Private land closures

Local timberland companies have closed throughout the region due to high fire danger. All company-owned lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco Counties are closed until further notice. The closure affects all lands owned or managed by: Brought Lumber Company, Hancock Forest Management, Western Pacific Timber, Stevenson Land Company (SDS), Kreps Ranch, and Kreps Family LLC.

ODOT video of vintage vehicles touring the gorge

ODOT video of vintage vehicles touring the gorge

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A ‘fair’-y tale

A classic story of life and love — and the Wasco County Fair

Brush fire out between Mosier and Rowena

Crews from multiple fire responded to a brush fire reported between Mosier and Rowena Saturday afternoon, on the north side of Interstate 84, and found a 50 by 10 foot fire, which has been extinguished as of noon.

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History Mystery

The photograph above was scanned from a 4- by 5-inch black and white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle in 1958 — But the negative image of an undated glossy print. The envelope label reads, “Sherar’s Bridge Hotel” in pen, with “House (copy)” added in pencil

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Looking back from Aug. 14

Looking back on Aug. 14, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Robbery suspect yet to enter plea

A Hood River man accused of robbing at gunpoint Jack’s Mini Market had a court appearance Tuesday in Wasco County but did not enter a plea as expected. A plea entry is anticipated by or before Sept. 20.

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Marine mom heads to ‘Hollywood’ training

We all know that a 57-year-old sedentary editor would never survive Marine Corps boot camp — but I’m headed there next week anyway.

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Sports officials needed for the 2016-17 season

Bob McFadden welcomes men and women to join association

Since the 2010 sports season, there has been a steady decline in referees and officials across all sports. Mid-Columbia Football Officials president Bob McFadden is calling on men and women from across the gorge to be contributing to the community and get involved in interscholastic sports.

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Huffman makes her triumphant return

Sherman graduate eyes success as new Husky volleyball coach

MORO – In their first three seasons as varsity volleyball players, incoming seniors Brittney Orendorff and Emily Hill have been part of a Sherman volleyball program that has won 15 of 62 matches. With new head coach Amy Huffman back at the helm, the standout duo is looking forward to finishing their high school careers with a playoff berth and possibly more.

Arts and Entertainment calendar

Friday, Aug. 12 The Ananas and the Papas perform 7 to 9 p.m. at Gorge Community Music. Groovy tunes from all over the planet. Tickets $8 in store and online at, or call 541-296-2900. Neon Cruise downtown The Dalles. Classic cars roll through town all evening, part of The Dalles Summer Celebration and Neon Classic Weekend. Willy and Nelson perform 7 to 10 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second St., The Dalles. Saturday, Aug. 13 Neon Classic Weekend, part of The Dalles Summer Celebration. Stone in Love, a Journey tribute band, headlines the performance at Lewis and Clark Festival Park, First and Union streets, downtown The Dalles. The Scepter Brothers, a Northwest 60s band, opens the show at 7 p.m. followed by Ants In The Kitchen, a funk, soul and rock band. Doors open at 6 p.m. Festival seating, all age show, 12 and under free. Tickets $15 advance, general admission (all ages) $17 day of show. Up close tickets $20, 21 and over, standing room only. Mid-Columbia Car Club’s Show in the Shade at Sorosis Park, all day. Raffles, vendors, goody bags and trophies. Over 140 classic cars have already registered for the event, which is part of Cruise the Gorge.St.

For the record from Aug. 11

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 11, 2016

Letter to the editor: No rezone

To the editor: The Klickitat County Planning Commission last month had a hearing regarding Dallesport, Block C rezoning from Suburban Residential, single family to multi-family, high-density subdivision zoning.

Letter to the editor: Thank you

To the editor: This is an open letter to the law enforcement officers of The Dalles and Oregon State Police Troopers: It is with a sincere and grateful heart that I say thank you for your perseverance, courage and dedication to your responsibilities and to our community of families, children, schools and individual community members.

PGR hosts ‘gathering of respect’ at OVH

Community members and motorcyclists are invited to provide residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home with a social outings Saturday and provide some of their “wish list” items.

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Dufur votes to nix pub license

The Dufur City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend denial of the Dufur Pastime’s liquor license after the Wasco County sheriff urged the vote in the interest of public safety.

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Heritage Fire burns near Deschutes

A wildfire that started about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the mouth of the Deschutes River quickly spread across 300-900 acres and is being fought by firefighters from three different agencies on rotating shifts.

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