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Husky Tourney starts Thursday

The Sherman Huskies, South Wasco County Redsides and Dufur Rangers will headline the four-day Sherman Invitational starting at 3 p.m. Thursday in Moro. There will be a three-point contest on Saturday, where Sherman standout Max Martin looks to defend his title. Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, the teams will play in consolation games and the championship is at 1 p.m.

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14U Crush secures 2nd at NAFA Challenge

Softball squad goes 4-1 in tourney play in Newberg

Playing under scorching conditions, the 14U Cherry City crush maintained their momentum with a 4-1 record and second-place honors at the NAFA 14U B Division West Coast Challenge in Newberg. “I can’t be more proud of our girls,” said Crush coach Leroy Tharp. “They go into these tournaments against some of these teams that come from bigger cities that draw the best kids from all those schools, and compete at a high level. I love the fact that those teams know that they have a battle on their hands and draw that kind of respect from our small community. It’s a great feeling.”

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Hustlers drop home opener to Champion

Legion squad is held to just five hits in their 7-2 loss

With an opportunity to hit the field for the first time this season, Columbia Gorge Hustler head coach Chris Loyd was able to gauge and evaluate his group in its home opener Monday at Bob Williams Field. Even though the Hustlers fell by a 7-2 margin to Champion, the first-year coach said he liked what he saw from an offensive standpoint and continued his excitement about his pitching staff. In all, the Hustlers totaled five hits, received two walks and had his players reach on five Champion errors, but left six runners on base.

For the record, from June 14

For the record, from June 14, 2016

Three people arrested in drug busts

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force has arrested one suspect in The Dalles and two in Cascade Locks after executing search warrants during the past week.

Letter to the editor: Thanks OVH team

To the editor: Once again, I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to the Oregon Veterans’ Home for yet another smooth transition via a second knee replacement operation from Mid-Columbia Medical Center into the home.

Letter to the editor: BLM, Trains, Trump

To the editor: I would like to respond to the recent letter to the editor regarding the BLM land management problem, the oil train issue and “Tyrant Trump.”

Letter to the editor: Give me a break

To the editor: The oil train wreck was not a good thing, but come on people, don’t you think you are carrying it too far? How many trains go through the area every year and how many incidents have there been?

Crosstalk: No simple answer to oil train debate

No simple answer to oil train debate

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Grand Entry for Graduation

TDHS seniors graduate Saturday

Symposium to address learning

An education symposium titled “Where our Children Learn,” which will focus on school facilities and has state Rep. John Huffman as special guest, is set for Saturday, June 18, at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St. The symposium will have two sessions, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the same panelists speaking at both sessions.

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Sen. Wyden hears from firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community. Wyden then held a public meeting that was attended by emergency responders from multiple agencies, government officials, tribal leaders and interested residents.

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Oil train debriefings in Mosier

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment. Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, described at a community meeting Friday in Mosier what had caused the June 3 derailment of 16 oil cars.

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Cubs offense proves to be an unstoppable force

Minors Cubs total 16 hits in their 12-6 title victory

Last season, head coach Michael Cates had to deal with the heartache of a one-run loss in a championship game. This year, his Cubs left nothing to chance. Finley Corbin and William Lee went a combined 6 for 6 with three RBIs and five runs scored to lead the Hanks Auto Cubs to a 12-6 victory over the Les Schwab Rockies Saturday in Minors baseball action at Kramer Field.

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Angels flying high after Majors crown

Evans and DeLeon notch 12 strikeouts in 3-1 victory

Shane Floyd capped his Little League career with three city championships. Each one is more meaningful than the next, but Saturday’s 3-1 Angels win over the Cardinals made it even more special. “It was really fun. It feels good to accomplish something we have been working hard all season for,” Floyd said. “We had some hard practices with the coaches and we struggled a little bit, but we came out in the end, so it feels pretty good.”

Mayors chime in on trains

A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.

Citizens air rail concerns

Exhausted panelists took sharp questions from a standing-room-only crowd at a special Mosier City Council meeting Thursday about the handling of the June 3 oil train derailment.

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Looking Back, June 12

Looking Back, June 12, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Commentary: Improving safety for gorge and its residents

As a lifelong gorge resident, I’ve seen my share of train derailments, fires and highway accidents over the years. Last week we dodged a bullet when an oil train derailed just west of Mosier on a hot, calm day. Suddenly, the hypothetical accident which our first responders had only recently been trained for became reality. Thankfully, the disaster plans put in place worked, and new requirements in state and federal laws made a difference, too.

Editorial: Stanford rape case screams injustice

To say the rape case involving a top Stanford athlete is disturbing is a little like saying the Titanic was just a boating accident.

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