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Broom Brigade

volunteers took brooms in hand Wednesday at the downtown clean-up day organized by The Dalles Main Street. A second clean-up is planned Saturday, April 19. To volunteer, contact Main Street’s Matthew Klebes at 541-370-2966.

For the record, April 17

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 17, 2014.

Hege: a passion for economic development

For Scott Hege, problem-solving and economic development are central passions in his role as Wasco County commissioner. Since 2010, Hege has served in Position 1 on the county board. He faces Nora Ferguson in the May 20 primary election.

Grant focuses on feelings

A $20,000 grant is aimed at helping children learn how to identify and address their feelings.

Gorge Commission rejects scenic area ban

Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.

Boards ponder pot rules

City to hold public hearing on temporary dispensary ban

Letter to the editor: Bailey has skills

To the editor: I believe it was Plato who said, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” The wisdom of those words applies particularly to the political environment of our nation and locales.

Southeast Zone fishing report, April 17

Weekend fishing opportunities: Brown trout fishing on the lower Owyhee River has been good. Largemouth bass fishing is picking up in Willow Valley Reservoir. With calm, warm weather predicted for this week, trout fishing should continue to be good on Klamath and Agency lakes.

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Central Zone wildlife viewing report April 17

CENTRAL ZONE VIEWING With the temperature warming up, the deer are starting to move. Deer can still be found digging under oak trees looking for acorns, browsing on bitterbrush and near feed sites in the White River Wildlife Area.

Central Zone hunting report, April 17

OPEN: COUGAR, SPRING TURKEY (April 15-May 31) CONTROLLED SPRING BEAR

Central Zone fishing report, April 17

CENTRAL ZONE FISHING Kokonee fishing on Lake Billy Chinook continues to be excellent! This is a great time of year to find trout feeding on the surface of the lower Deschutes River. It’s peak winter steelhead season on the Hood River. Pine Hollow and Rock Springs reservoirs have been stocked and, with water temperatures getting warmer, fishing should be good.

Willamette Zone wildlife viewing report, April 17

Spring is here and now is the time to plan your planting. Here are resources to help you with native plants, natural landscapes and water-friendly gardening practices in your yard.

Willamette Zone hunting report, April 17

WILLAMETTE ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, CONTROLLED SPRING BEAR, SPRING TURKEY (April 15-May 31)

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Willamette Zone fishing report, April 17

Weekend fishing opportunities: Spring chinook fishing continues on the Willamette River. The most productive spots last week were Portland Harbor and the lower Multnomah Channel. ODFW will host a family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To ensure there are plenty of fish for participating families, ODFW will stock the pond this week with 2,000 legal-sized, larger and trophy trout. This event is free, and ODFW will supply gear, bait and instruction. Trout stocking is in full gear at locations throughout the Willamette Valley. This week’s releases includes Benson Lake, Bethany Pond, Blue Lake, Canby Pond, Commonwealth Lake, Dorman Pond, Haldeman Pond, Harriet Lake, Hartman Pond, Henry Hagg Lake, Mt. Hood Pond, Progress Lake, Sheridan Pond, St. Louis Ponds, Trojan Ponds, Cottage Grove Reservoir, EE Wilson Pond, Foster Reservoir, Green Peter Reservoir, Hills Creek Reservoir, Junction City Pond, Roaring River Pond, Timber Linn Lake, Walling Pond Walter Wirth Lake, and Waverly Lake. The Clackamas, Molalla and Santiam rivers and Eagle Creek are in good condition for steelhead fishing.

AstroGraph for April 16, 2014

You can be of great help to benevolent or charitable groups this year. If you stand up for causes you believe in, your approach will attract others. The significant strides you make will contribute to your advancement.

Everyday Cheapskate: Tips to make cooking fun and rewarding

I remember my grandmother saying, “If we didn’t need food, we’d all be rich!” This may be true. But then, a life without food would be a little less pleasurable. Still, there are so many ways to make great food cheap, make perishable food last and the grocery budget stretch like nobody’s business.

Ask Dr. K: Drooping eyelid is rarely the result of serious problem

DEAR DOCTOR K: My right eyelid droops and interferes with my vision. What can I do about this?

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Editorial cartoons from April 15

Editorial cartoons from April 15, 2014.

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Distinguished Young Women

Photos from the talent portion of the Distinguished Young Women program April 12, 2014.

Tribe golfers get first in Seaside

With her 86, Iliana Telles just four shots from medalist

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