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Swim team opens eyes at Ted Walker Invite

Group picks up 26 top-5 finishes and sets top ‘B’ state times

In its first meet of the summer campaign, The Dalles swim team posted 26 top-5 finishes, including second-place outputs by Shantill Moody, Maverick Varland and both the boys and girls 200-meter freestyle relays at the 66th annual Ted Walker Invitational, ending Sunday at North Wasco County Aquatics Center in The Dalles.

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Hoops camp focuses on the fundamentals

More than 140 kids show up for 24th annual event

DUFUR – Dufur High School turned into basketball central last week for the 24th annual Jumpstart Camp, as more than 140 participants showed up to learn the fundamentals of the game from expert coaches from across the Gorge.

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‘Maker in Residence’ coming to library

The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will host its first ever Maker in Residence visit in July. Artist and professor Arthur Hash arrives from Providence, R.I., where he is a professor of contemporary jewelry and advanced 3D digital manufacturing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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FBI agent indicted in OR refuge standoff

PORTLAND (AP) — An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

For the Record for June 28, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 28

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Paddlers take a stand on the river

On May 27, co-owners Kevin and Sherry Perry opened Celilo Paddleboards in Riverfront Park because they wanted to share their love of paddleboarding, which involves standing, lying or kneeling on a paddleboard and navigating with a kayak-style paddle.

MCCOG debates its future viability

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity. The candid review was undertaken by interim MCCOG Director David Meriwether. “I could say this universally: I didn’t find a lot of love out there and I talked to a lot of people,” he said.

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TD to celebrate independence July 1

The daylong, fourth annual Fort Dalles Fourth Festival is set for Saturday, July 1, starting at 7 a.m. with the Rocket Run and ending at 10:10 p.m. with Oregon’s largest fireworks display.

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Children’s Theatre

Captain Hook (Noble Williams), center, is seen with his crew of pirates, which included, in no particular order, Kate Cannon, Makenna Cramblett, Flora Crouch, Arwen Dorzab, Anneliese Richardson and Tori Thompson during Saturday’s evening performance. Pictured at left is Smee, tour actor/director with Missoula Children’s Theatre.

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Reed caps career with all-star volleyball title

Dufur graduate helps lead Team Steele to two victories

Through her playing career, Dufur High School graduate Sydney Reed has played under the bright lights, handling pressure with a sense of calm. This past Saturday, Reed donned her Ranger volleyball uniform once again for play in the fourth annual Oregon Athletic Coaches Association all-star volleyball series Saturday at Quinn Coliseum in La Grande.

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Flying high off that all-star experience

Players from Sherman, Dufur take part in Eight-Man Classic

Some of the top athletes from across the state hit the gridiron for one final time this past Saturday in the 28th Eight-Man All-Star Game played at Community Stadium in La Grande.

For the Record for June 27, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from June 27

Crosstalk: Boundaries on free speech?

Boundaries on free speech?

TDHS takes new direction for science

In the fall, The Dalles High School will have a new science curriculum that focuses not on memorizing facts, but “how to do science,” a teacher said. “Science is a process, and it’s always been taught as a bunch of facts, and that’s the problem,” said The Dalles High School science teacher Tegner Weiseth.

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Bing harvest gets underway

Cherry harvest is underway in the Columbia River Gorge and there are plenty of pickers despite worries that President Donald Trump’s focus on border security would cause laborers from Mexico and Central America to stay home. “For the most part, all of my growers say they’ve got plenty of people — they’re even turning workers away,” said Jeff Heater, field man for The Dalles Fruit Company, which runs a packing plant in Dallesport.

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Sugg sees growth with young ‘A’ Hustlers

Overall aim of summer ball program is fundamental development

When looking at his young roster, Columbia Gorge ‘A’ Hustler coach Steve Sugg is not worried about wins and losses, but about player development.

Letter to the Editor: Origin of weeds

To the editor: What, according to Scripture, did the Creator create? He created Heaven and Earth and the laws therein. Everything producing according to its kind. So why the weeds, and where do they come from?

Letter to the Editor: Irony of ‘terror’ alert

To the editor: Fear is often associated with some perceived threat and often fuels racism and irrational thought. In “Filled by Terror” by Mr. John Taylor, he considers undocumented CGCC students who are pursuing a professional career a terror to “this land we inhabit.”

What's Happening from June 25, 2017

Community event calendar from June 25

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‘MacGyver’ move saves millions

Early audio tapes captured Oregon legislative debate

The Dalles native Austin Schulz is known as the “Archives MacGyver” at the Oregon State Archives. The 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School likes to figure out how things work, and a mystery presented itself shortly after he began working at the state archives in 2008. The solution he eventually found — a resourceful setup worthy of the problem-solving TV character MacGyver — has saved the state an estimated $5.5 million, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

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