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Letter to the Editor: Vote Runyon

To the editor: Dear Wasco County citizens, I am honored and proud to talk to you in this letter about a great former colleague that I have had the pleasure to work with in past years, Commissioner Rod Runyon.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Elect Schwartz

To the editor: I am requesting that my friends and neighbors join me in electing Kathy Schwartz to the Wasco County Commission. Kathy would bring unique skills and professional abilities to the commission.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Yes on Schwartz

To the editor: As I approach retirement age, and think about my and my family’s changing needs, I can’t help but worry about the possibility that I will need more and more help. I’m happy to see that at least one candidate for Wasco County Commissioner Position #3 – Kathy Schwartz – is also concerned about support services for the elderly.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Time for Kathy

To the editor: This is an exciting moment in our country. We are seeing a broader spectrum of people involved in the political process creating a healthier and more vibrant democracy. Currently, we have a strong local political candidate, Kathy Schwartz, running for Wasco County commissioner.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Crazy bond

To the editor: The school bond issue is crazy. Last year the estimate was $161 million, with a promise to keep the taxpayer cost in the $3 per $1,000 of property value range. Now it is $235 million and $3 per $1,000 for 50 years!

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD girls take a step forward at Hermiston

Back on April 4, The Dalles girls’ tennis team could only muster 37 set points in an 8-0 home loss to Hermiston. Thursday, Arlette Santillan claimed a singles victory, and the No. 3 doubles tandem of Karla Najera and Pearl Guzman added a straight sets triumph, as the Lady Riverhawks racked up 44 set wins in a 6-2 loss at Hermiston High School.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD drops match with HRV, 7-1

Earlier in the week, The Dalles hosted Hood River Valley in a league match and lost 7-1, with Arlette Santillan taking the team’s lone win Tuesday at The Dalles High School. Although the score appeared lopsided, the Riverhawks had three matches decided by third-set tiebreakers and two others dropped by an average margin of 2.25 points, both in straight sets.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD quartet makes their marks

When Eliana Ortega is on her game, The Dalles girls’ golf team has the ability to put forth a collaborative effort to compete in every tournament. Ortega paced the Riverhawks with her season-best scorecard of the spring with a 118, as she shot a 56 on the front-nine and added a 62 on the final half for her solid totals in tournament action Thursday at Pendleton Country Club.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

First Foods ceremony lives on

Long ago, when the world began, the Creator called a grand council of all plants and animals. He asked each for a gift to give the helpless new humans, who needed help to survive. The very first to come forward was salmon, which offered his body to feed the people. Water then promised to provide a home for the salmon. The Creation Story posted on the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’ website explains that both water and salmon were to be honored for their sacrifices, which is done through the First Salmon Feast each year.This religious ceremony must occur before open fishing can take place.

April 20, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

AmeriTies emissions reduced

The state Department of Environmental Quality has released 2017 air quality monitoring data showing naphthalene levels emitted by AmeriTies West are almost half of what they’ve been previously, a spokesperson said. As part of a voluntary odor-reducing effort, AmeriTies changed its creosote formula in December 2016 to cut the amount of naphthalene in half.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Standing against violence

The difficult thing about stats to show the number of people who have survived sexual violence is that most incidents go unreported, say advocates from HAVEN of the Columbia Gorge.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Kirchhofer wins big with DYW

Megan Kirchhofer, a junior at The Dalles High School, was crowned Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County 2019 last Saturday. Nine scholarships totaling $18,000 were awarded to high-school girls during the program at The Dalles High School on April 14.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Seniors honored at Riverhawk track meet

In a final show of appreciation, The Dalles track and field program offered congratulations and high praise to 15 seniors before a three-team meet held Tuesday at Sid White Field.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Veterans’ Service Office Job Fair April 20

The second annual job fair hosted by the Veterans’ Service Office of Hood River and Wasco counties, and the 1186th Military Police Company of the National Guard, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Hood River National Guard Armory, 1590 12th Street in Hood River.

April 19, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..

LifeFlight open house Saturday

The LifeFlight crew is opening the doors to its new hangar at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport for an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will lead off the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m., followed by light refreshments, tours of the facility and a meet-and-greet with flight crews.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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