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Dufur coach arrested on sex charges

UPDATED Wednesday, 1:44 p.m. Dufur track coach Ty Lee Wyman, 27, was arrested Monday and is accused of a number of crimes alleging sexual contact with two students, the Wasco County district attorney said Tuesday.

Scam alert: Poster, magnet request a scam

Information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce: UPDATE: Wasco County Magnet The same scam company is offering space on a Wasco County Emergency Numbers magnet. They offer a discount upon providing credit card information. This is a scam, according to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The Dalles High School Sports Poster Scam There is a company that is soliciting funds for a publication in the name of the high school. They are asking local companies to donate $149 to get advertising in a The Dalles High School Sports Poster publication. They are not a valid company, get an "f" rating from BBB and have several complaints about their tactics, according to information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mail customers may miss Sunday Chronicle

Some subscribers who receive their The Dalles Chronicle by mail will see late delivery of the Sunday, April 16, paper following the loss of some papers en route between the Hood River Press and The Dalles. The loss will only effect some who receive their paper via the U.S. Postal Service, local delivery will not be impacted. Circulation staff are working to identify and replace papers lost Saturday afternoon when the delivery van crashed on Interstate 84 and overturned in a water-filled ditch. The driver and crew member suffered only minor injuries, and some issues of the paper were destroyed. If you do not receive your paper, please call 541-296-2141 and let us know. Copies of the paper will be available at the Chronicle office Monday, office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p;m.

HR woman missing

Hood River Police are looking for a 27-year-old woman, Holly Kristen Lester, who has been missing since early Thursday morning, March 16. Lester was last seen near the Port of Hood River.

Portion of Historic Columbia River Highway closed

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The Historic Columbia River Highway will remain closed between Multnomah Falls and Angel's Rest until at least Monday while ODOT crews evaluate the source of a series of slides in the area. Five slides in the four days ending Thursday closed the road at milepost 16 and recent heavy rain has left the hillside unstable. ODOT will continue to monitor the site and will evaluate conditions next week after the expected weekend rainstorm passes.

Body of skier located on Mt. Hood

HOOD RIVER, ORE - On Wednesday March 15th, 2017 searchers located the body of Steve Leavitt at Mt. Hood Meadows late in the afternoon. This came eight days after Leavitt was reported missing by his family. On Thursday morning a recovery team was able to retrieve Leavitt from the mountain. The preliminary investigation into Leavitt's death by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office suggests that Leavitt died after impact with a tree. He was then buried in the deep snow and in a shallow tree well.

FBI, Warm Springs seek help locating missing child

The FBI and Warm Springs Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a 11-year-old girl - Kaitlyn Stofiel - who is missing and possibly endangered. Law enforcement officers believe Kaitlyn is with her custodial father, Thomas Clarence Stofiel, age 44. At this time, officers and agents simply want to locate Kaitlyn to ensure that she is safe.

Delays and closures for Thursday, Feb. 9; D21 closed

The Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Meals on Wheels is closed. UPDATE: North Wasco County Schools will be CLOSED today, Thursday, February 9th due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Comm. College: Both campuses closed. UPDATE Government Affairs meeting has been CANCELLED for Thursday, February 9 at 7 a.m. Mid-Columbia Senior Center is closed Columbia Gorge Comm. College: The Dalles Campus will open at 10 am. Hood River campus will open at noon. All classes scheduled before opening time have been canceled. Goldendale Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE Mid-Columbia Children's Council: Goldendale Center Closed; PETERSBURG Head Start AM Class 11-2:30, PM Class Canceled, Bus on regular schedule; The Dalles Head Start A.M. class canceled, PM class 10-1:30. The Dales/Wahtonka Child Cares open at 9:00. White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start childcare CLOSED; Carson Head Start AM class canceled PM Class on time; Belmont AM class canceled, PM class on time; COUNTRY CLUB AM class canceled, PM class 10:30-2; UPDATE Due to winter weather conditions throughout Klickitat County and the concern for public and employee safety, the Board of County Commissioners have ordered all County government offices to open two hours late on Thursday, February 09. 2017. Due to the inclement weather, all One Community Health locations will open at noon today. So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Trout Lake Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed. No parent/teacher conferences today. FBLA trip is on standby. Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. We are monitoring the ice situation. Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes

Law enforcement heading to Ontario for armed standoff

Numerous law enforcement vehicles are now passing through the gorge

Closures and delays for Friday, Feb. 3

Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: Buses on snow routes UPDATE So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Lyle Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Horizon Christian - Hood River: Closed Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: Closed

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Bridge repair starts Tuesday morning

Crews expect to begin work Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. on emergency repairs to an extensive amount of potholes on The Dalles bridge. There will be one-lane closures during daytime, an official said, and motorists can expect 10-15 minute delays.

Closures and delays, Friday Jan. 20

Interstate 84 re-opens through gorge

All lanes of Interstate 84 are again open in the Columbia River Gorge between Troutdale and Hood River, milepost 17 to milepost 62. The road has been closed since about 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 17 from a snowstorm that arrived three days after an ice storm struck the area. The storms brought down trees and power lines and left behind huge snowdrifts. ODOT crews, working around the clock, were able to re-open the road about 11 p.m. Thursday. The road is safe but travelers should still use caution. The Historic Columbia River Highway remains closed. Go to TripCheck.com for updates on road conditions. Due to inclement weather concerns, the SAT Testing scheduled for Saturday, January 21st, 2017 will be postponed until Saturday, February 4th, 2017 - doors will be open at 7:45 AM at The Dalles High School main campus. For additional information, please contact The Dalles High School Main Office at 541-506-3400. NWC Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Friday, January 20th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Community College: Hood River campus closed. The Dalles campus open normal business hours.

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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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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Get ready for ice, flooding

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill is asking residents to prepare ahead for freezing rain and flooding in the days ahead that could bring power outages. UPDATED: Phone contact added UPDATE: HR info added

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