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Regional school schedules and road advisories

Friday, December 18 Centerville School District is closed due to a power outage. Centerville School District will open two hours late: The early release time is extended to 12:45 Dufur School District will open one hour late. Horizon Christian in Hood River is closed. Wasco County School District 21 will operate on a normal schedule, but with NO BUS SERVICE to Seven Mile Hill. Wishram School District will open two hours late. Lyle School District will open two hours late. Buses on snow routes. District will re-evaluate road conditions by 8 a.m. Goldendale School District will open two hours late. Hood River County School District will open two hours late. White Salmon School District is closed. Glenwood Sch. Dist.: Buses on snow routes, no out-of-district transportation Traction tires required on U S 97 Satus Pass, north of Goldendale, Washington, both directions from milepost 32.0 near Chain Up, to milepost 23, chains are required on vehicles over 10,000 Gross Vehicle Weight, beginning at 4:06 am on December 17, 2015 until further notice.

Man stabbed in Maupin

A Maupin man was stabbed during an altercation with three females along Highway 197 Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. DETAILS IN FRIDAY'S CHRONICLE

School closures and winter storm warnings

Due to inclement weather, delivery of The Dalles Chronicle's Thursday edition will be delayed in some areas.

School wins jury trial brought by former teachers

After five days of testimony and 90 minutes of deliberation at Wasco County Circuit Court, a jury today found School District 21 did not promise permanent jobs to six teachers who retired and then continued working for the school district for a few years Wednesday afternoon. The teachers sought over $5 million in damages for lost wages and lowered retirement benefits. DETAILS IN THURSDAY'S CHRONICLE

Flood watch for Hood River, gorge

Weather advisors and county personnel are on a Flood Watch through Thursday in Hood River County and the Gorge -- with the NOAA predicted two to eight inches of heavy, consistent rainfall forecasted through Wednesday morning, atop already wet soils.

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Chronicle turns a page

Frank Perea II takes lead role at local paper

School delays and closure

Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed Dufur Sch. Dist.: Closed Klickitat Sch. Dist.: Buses on snow routes. No Appleton bus route So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Goldendale Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late

School delays and closures

UPDATE: Thursday night bingo at the Mid Columbia Senior Center has been cancelled UPDATE: The Dalles Middle School Boys Basketball game in Boring/Sandy (Oregon) for this evening has been canceled. Boys Basketball practice after school today is OPTIONAL. Centerville Sch. Dist.: Closed. Basketball game also cancelled UPDATE Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow routes UPDATE North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 due to some inclement weather conditions - mostly spots of ice. Goldendale Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE: Mid-Columbia Children's Council: The Dalles Head Start 2hr delay, classes start at 10-1:30, no pm class. Carson Head Start AM class cancelled PM Class on time; Petersburg Head Start 2hr delay, No PM class-Bus on snow routes; Goldendale Head Start all classes cancelled

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Winter weather warnings continue Wednesday, Thursday morning

A warm front will lift north across the area tonight and Thursday. Sub freezing temperatures remain across north central Oregon and Southern Washington which will lead to a wintery mix of precipitation. Temperatures will rise to above freezing in most areas Thursday. Areas Impacted: North Central Oregon...the Columbia River Gorge..

School and program closures for Wednesday

The Dalles High School Boys and Girls Basketball Games have been canceled for this evening. Because of the snow and ice, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Meals on Wheels will be closed today Wednesday December 2nd. As of 9:07 AM The Dalles Middle School Boys Basketball game in Hermiston has been canceled. The Dalles Middle School Basketball practice tonight. Dry Hollow Elementary PTA Meeting has been canceled. As of 7:00 AM: The Dalles High School Boys and Girls Basketball Games have been canceled for this evening. Tonight's Sense of Place Lecture is CANCELED due to an ice storm warning. We hope to reschedule this event. Stay tuned and stay safe out there! North Wasco County Schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. No School for Students and Staff. Mid-Columbia Children's Council: The Dalles Head Start closed; Carson Head Start AM and PM closed; Madras head Start closed Dufur Sch. Dist.: Closed The Wasco County Area Watershed Councils Coordinating Board and Wasco County SWCD Board meetings scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015 are cancelled.

High wind warnings issued

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for sections of NE eastern Oregon, including Wasco, Sherman and Klickitat counties. Travelers are advised to be prepared for high winds, especially while operating high profile vehicles such motor homes, travel trailers or commercial trucks. Travelers should also be prepared for possible delays due to downed trees and watch for blowing debris, dust or snow. MAIN IMPACT COUNTIES: Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima.

Navy veteran killed, wife arrested as suspect

The wife of a Navy veteran is behind bars at the regional jail for allegedly murdering her husband Sunday afternoon at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles.

Increased patrols planned for TD schools

In response to the shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, local law enforcement agencies in The Dalles will provide an increased police presence outside and around District 21 schools today, according to Cindy Miller, executive assistant at North Wasco County School District 21.

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Gunman opens fire at Umpqua Community College

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting Thursday at a community college in Oregon (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The former president of an Oregon community college where a gunman opened fire, killing at least seven people, says the school has only one security officer on duty at a time, and that person isn't armed. Joe Olson retired in June from his position as president of Umpqua (UMP'-kwah) Community College in Roseburg. He says last year, one of the biggest debates on campus was whether the school should have armed security officers. He says the college had three training exercises with local law agencies in the past two years, "but you can never be prepared for something like this." Olson says he suspects Thursday's shooting will start a discussion across the country about how community colleges prepare for something like this. Authorities say the gunman killed at least seven people and injured at least 20 others.

Northwest Aluminum Specialties sells

Sapa Aluminum, Inc., buys employee-owned company

Sapa Aluminum, Inc., plans to add 15 new jobs to the current lineup of 56 workers at Northwest Aluminum Specialties, which it acquired Monday afternoon. The sale brings an end to an era as the name of the plant that recycles aluminum into core logs that can be used for a variety of products was changed within minutes after the sale.


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