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Jewel Road Fire near Dufur burns 31 acres Saturday

The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF’s Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire’s spread at 31 acres.

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Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours. Federal investigators in a preliminary report released Thursday blamed the derailment on Union Pacific for failing to properly maintain its track.

Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues. Sen. Ron Wyden says he is “even more concerned” about these apparent conflicts of interest after receiving a response from the National Institutes of Health, which vetted and selected the panel members. In a letter sent Thursday to the Obama administration’s top health official, Wyden requests a series of documents related to the pain panel, including financial disclosure forms filled out by its members.

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Ft. Dalles Days run scheduled

The Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

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Hustler bats respond with fury

Legion group snaps skid with 14-hit barrage in win

Coming off a stretch last week where they lost three of four games, the Columbia Gorge Hustlers were looking for a rebound performance. They got it and then some.

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Camp shines a light on local youths

Jumpstart Hoops event wraps up its 23rd season

DUFUR – The 23rd annual Jumpstart Basketball Camp in Dufur breezed by this week, with many campers coming away better players and teammates after sharpening their skills under the tutelage of a solid cast of veteran coaches. Headlined by coordinator Tom Conklin, Brian Stevens and several local coaches from across the gorge, more than 150 athletes from across the Greater Columbia River Gorge and beyond were on hand to soak in those years of knowledge as the foundation of basketball fundamentals in five days of clinical tutorials.

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Looking Back on June 26

Looking Back on June 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

On Waterbury

Several people were asked share their thoughts on The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, who retires Thursday, June 30 after 41 years with the department. Here are their comments:

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A changing of the guard

Police work has improved over his 41 years of service

For the record June 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 24, 2016.

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Sasquatch event set for Saturday

Sasquatch event set for Saturday

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Sugg gets a cheer day to remember

TD graduate to perform at Saturday’s Les Schwab Bowl

Ever since she received notice in April, The Dalles High School cheerleader Taylor Sugg has been brimming with excitement for an opportunity to represent Riverhawk Nation on a big stage. Sugg, a 2016 graduate, gets her chance to shine at 5 p.m. this Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium for the 69th annual Les Schwab Bowl for the South team.

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Sharing the gridiron for one final thrill

Christiansen, Stutzman and Smith take all-star victory

Last November Wyatt Stutzman walked off the field in tears as his Sherman Huskies suffered a 24-22 playoff defeat to Powers. He felt, at that moment, he would never play football again. Saturday, Stutzman, a recent Sherman graduate, had one final chance to strap on his No. 33 uniform to represent a community he gave his blood, sweat and tears for.

TD clinic renamed

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Thursday that his bill to rename The Dalles veterans’ clinic after Sgt. First Class Loren R. Kaufman, a native of The Dalles and one of Oregon’s 14 Medal of Honor recipients, has been signed into law by the president.

City tables vet funding request

The Dalles City Council has tabled a request to provide $90,000 for an office manager position at the Wasco County Veterans Service Office for each of the next five fiscal years. On June 13, city officials told Andretta Schellinger, facilitator for Home Fires Burning, a local group that supports female vets and military families, that they wanted time to study the issue. She made the pitch for funding on behalf of her organization and the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee.

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HAL boosts outreach

Bringing in a new manager was just the beginning of changes at the Home At Last Humane Society animal shelter in The Dalles.

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Historic Brexit vote rocks Britain

An expat views historic results from U.S. home

Letter to the editor: Oil pre-refinery

To the editor: Due to the oil train disaster in Mosier, there has been much uproar among the public, but no one has provided any solutions. Their view is to shut down the rail oil tank car traffic in the Columbia Gorge corridor, without seeking alternatives. I am offering a solution that can resolve safety concerns.

Letter to the editor: Favor pipeline

To the editor: Oh, this ol’ river of ours could tell us a lot. This grand old lady of the Gorge, this wise old matriarch.

Crosstalk: Are superdelegates good for Dems?

Are superdelegates good for Dems?

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