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The Dalles girl’s soccer is blanked by HRV

The Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley Eagles capped a perfect 6-0 league slate with a goal in each half to pull off a 2-0 home victory Tuesday against The Dalles.

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Dirty and proud: The Dalles’ Mud Brothers

TD all-stars play in an exhibition game versus La Grande

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Holding their heads up high

After three-set loss in Wilsonville, TD volleyball program eyes prosperous future

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Art Auction Saturday

LETTIE YOUNG, assistant director at The Dalles Art Center, shows off a necklace made by Loraine Bradshaw of Bingen, one of many pieces to be auctioned Saturday, Nov. 1, at 57th Annual Art Auction, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 323 E. 4th St. In the background is work in a variety of media, including ceramic, fiber art and pastels.

For the record, Oct. 29

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 29, 2014.

State ballot count is low, six days to go

One in five Oregonians have voted

Women invited to help build home

Habitat focuses on global housing crisis

Center website gets facelift

Rebranding includes earth-toned palette

Council halves water rate hikes

Mayor believes move was politically driven

Senior news: Laughter really can be the best medicine

It is said laughter is the best medicine. Although it is not a cure for major depression, according to the Mayo Clinic website, laughter can improve your mood, relieve stress and pain, and increase personal satisfaction while stimulating your heart, lungs and muscles — and improving your immune system. Not bad for a couple of knock-knock jokes!

Letter to the editor: What happens next?

To the editor: When the monstrosity planned for the Granada block goes belly up, will they take it with them?

Letter to the editor: Runyon is an advocate

To the editor: As I have come to know Commissioner Rod Runyon, I have found that he does not sit back and wait for things to happen. Commissioner Runyon is a pro-active and engaged public servant. Rod always contacts me to share how specific bills affect Wasco County.

Letter to the editor: Paying respects to vet

To the editor: I see many homeless people working at The Dollar Tree and one in particular deserves some recognition. I met Henry Cardinal a little over a year ago – but it was a long time before I realized he was homeless.

Letter to the editor: Vote Christofferson

To the editor: If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money — voter for Greg Walden. If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his constituents and Oregon — vote for Greg Walden. If you think the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry needs billions in tax payer subsidies and tax breaks — vote for Greg Walden.

Letter to the editor: Editorial blindly naive

To the editor: I am supporting Bridget Bailey for county commissioner because Wasco County needs strong, vigorous leadership to provide for us and stimulate our economy. Bridget Bailey has the skills and background to be an excellent commissioner. The status-quo is not enough. More of the same is not the answer.

Letter to the editor: Stop creosote odors

To the editor: I would like to encourage citizens to take action about the creosote odor that occurs on a daily basis in our community. Almost every morning I wake up, look outside to a beautiful sunny day, open my door and then have to shut it to avoid the odor coming into my home. I live nowhere near the plant.

Letter to the editor: Ostrye is best choice

To the editor: I am writing in support of Judge Karen Ostrye. I have worked in social services in the gorge for 16 years. I have witnessed Judge Ostrye, as an attorney, advocate for her clients with expertise, composure, fairness and compassion.

Letter to the editor: Eagle scout thanks

To the editor: I would like to take a moment to thank Ian Corey, his family, and all of his Eagle Scout crew members for beautifying Dry Hollow School with the landscaping work they completed by the Dry Hollow reader board.

Letter to the editor: M91 reforms system

To the editor: Oregon voters are deciding to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana in this election. I live just over the river here in Washington and while I don’t have a vote, I do have some perspective to offer if folks are open to it. We legalized and regulated marijuana two years ago.

Letter to the editor: No on socialized pot

To the editor: I am writing to encourage people of Oregon to vote against socialized marijuana coming up on the ballot in November.


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