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TD football continues tradition of giving back

Players and coaches shovel snow for three days last week

While the temperature outside was in the teens with record amounts of snow on the ground, players and coaches from The Dalles football program helped clear 32 driveways and walkways of excess snow in a show of outreach and giving back.

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Skiers start well in regular-season opener

Six skiers from TD, Dufur and SWC finish in the top-15

Under solid conditions atop the Meadows Course, ski team members from The Dalles, Dufur and South Wasco County had six top-15 finishes in a Mount Hood Ski League slalom race Saturday.

Letter to the Editor: Heartsick

To the editor: I am heartsick about the determination by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This cruel action would take away the healthcare coverage from 20 million Americans and over a million Oregonians.

Letter to the Editor: Inauguration

To the editor: Three members of Oregon’s five-member congressional delegation are skipping in protest of the presidential Inauguration. Perhaps they should look at how much of Oregon is red versus blue; that many Oregonian’s don’t approve of their politics. Their issue of closing down logging, mining, fishing, which result in the loss of jobs everywhere except in the “high tech” corridor that enjoys so many tax free benefits and incentives while we pay for new highways, schools, and infrastructure support.

Letter to the Editor: Sad reality

To the editor: I have given this letter considerable thought. This is in regards to the article in the paper about the invisible "street people" that are trying to survive the elements.

For the Record for Jan. 19

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 19, 2017

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OR Guard helps with inauguration

Fifty members of an Oregon National Guard unit with a presence in the gorge travelled this week to Washington, D.C. to support the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

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Winter weather hurts business

On the heels of what was a lackluster Christmas for downtown businesses thanks to bad weather, frigid, snowy conditions in January have kept sales well below normal.

Stranded trio rescued Sunday

Rescuers on snowmobiles retrieved three people Sunday who got stranded as they tried to walk out of their wooded cabin home off Fivemile Road after running out of propane and fuel.

Closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 19

North Wasco County School District 21 will open with a two hour delay Thursday, Jan. 19. Wishram Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool OCDC Headstart: Odell and The Dalles Centers - 2 hours late. Columbia Gorge Community College: Both campuses will open at 10 am. Classes scheduled before 10 am are canceled, classes starting at 10 am or after will run as scheduled.

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Local kids come out on top in Elks district contest

Facing athletes from Baker to The Dalles, the local duo of Julie and Jason Hull, in middle, won their respective age divisions at the Elks Hoop Shoot District Free Throw contest held Sunday in Hermiston.

Sherman girls take loss to Perrydale

Playing at David Douglas High School against a Perrydale team that was on a winning streak, the Sherman Huskies were outscored 33-19 in the second half in their 45-23 loss Monday in a non-league girls’ basketball game played in Portland.

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TD cheer is focused, ready for first event

As one of two active seniors on The Dalles cheer team, Keagan Rice is anxiously waiting for a chance to compete for a state championship. Although still a month away from state, the Riverhawk cheerleaders get their opportunity to find their groove in a season-opening event this Saturday at David Douglas High School.

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Boaters warned of debris in area rivers

Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, and wet forecast this week sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on Oregon rivers, especially west of the Cascade Mountains. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.

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Electrical fire displaces 21 residents

An electrical fire Sunday at American Village apartments in the 2400 block of West 10th Street displaced 10 adults and 11 children from six units. No one was injured.

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Spatz honored for city service

Long-Curtiss takes oath

The "changing of the guard" on The Dalles City Council was delayed a week due to the ongoing rough weather the region has been experiencing. Finally, on the evening of Jan. 16, bad weather held off just long enough for the council to honor the departure of Councilor Dan Spatz, and then administer the oath of office to his replacement, Darcy Long-Curtiss.

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Surviving winter’s bite

Feeding wildlife in winter can negatively impact their success, says ODFW

Winter is a hard time of year for wildlife, but feeding deer can bring health problems that threaten their lives, said Jeremy Thompson, biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s office in The Dalles.

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Delays and closures for Wednesday, Jan. 18

UPDATED 7:10 A.M. ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: I-84 is expected to remain closed all day Wednesday Troutdale to Hood River. Conditions remain extremely hazardous with the road icy and numerous downed trees. Mid-Columbia Senior center is closed. UPDATED 5:40 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 Washington's State Route 14 is closed to all vehicles both directions at milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard to milepost 65 at Hood River Bridge beginning at 3:34 am on January 18, 2017 until further notice. Previous closure cited downed trees and snow slides blocking both lanes in the vicinity of Dog Mountain Trailhead and Cook-Underwood Road. Interstate 84 remains closed in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to 62, because of ice. The road will remain closed until conditions improve. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to the closure, increased truck traffic and parking is likely along W. Sixth Street in The Dalles. I-84 is also closed in eastern Oregon, westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Pendleton. High winds, blowing snow and icy conditions are expected to impact highways in the Union County area, and extended closures are anticipated. Travelers are advised to find a safe place to wait until conditions improve and the routes are open. The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 18th, due to weather conditions. We are hoping to be open regular hours Thursday. North Wasco County SD21 closed Wednesday Sherman County Court scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, has been canceled due to current and projected freezing rain conditions. Appointments will be rescheduled for future court dates. The Gorge Commission has postponed the Listening Session for Management Plan Review and Update that was scheduled for The Dalles Readiness Center tonight (Tuesday).

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

BOISE, Idaho— A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

Dufur girls lose by 12 to Horizon

The Dufur Rangers gave Horizon Christian all they could handle, but the Lady Hawks were able to fight them off with an 18-9 fourth-quarter run in a 59-47 victory Friday in Dufur.

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