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Missing Person: TD, Wasco County citizen alert

Missing: 63 year old Hispanic female, Lucia Flores. Last seen in the area of Reservoir Road, The Dalles. Wearing a pink shirt, black pants, pink shoes, carrying a black bag and blue Walmart bag. She has been missing since approximately 4 PM, Monday, July 13th. Residents living in the area of Reservoir Road are urged to check their property, including outbuildings. Please call 541-296-5454 if seen.

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Grass fires sparked along Highway 197

A member of the Mid Columbia Rural Fire Protection District runs a hose out as he fights a grass and brush fire on Highway 197 south of The Dalles at milepost three Tuesday, July 14 in the afternoon. Fires were also reported at milepost 4, Eight Mile Road and Boyd Loop Road, at their junction with Highway 197.

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Fire threatens Pinewood, now contained

UPDATED 12:45 p.m. A 12 to 15 acre fire that threatened Pinewood Mobile Manor by the Discovery Center this morning is contained and no structures were lost, according to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

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Fire destroys TD trailer

A mobile home at Viewpoint park in The Dalles was destroyed by fire late Monday morning. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby properties. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. More information will be provided in Tuesday's Chronicle.

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TD woman shot by husband, ex-sheriff with dementia

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon woman was hospitalized in serious condition after she was shot by her husband, a former sheriff who has dementia.

$950K verdict in MCMC trial

Victim wins punitive damages

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MVA 9th and Mount Hood; Second on East 6th

An injury accident was reported at Mount Hood and 9th streets Saturday, March 28, 2015. A vehicle appeared to have been stuck in reverse.

Layoffs begin at CGCC, continue through June

Dr. Toda, President of Columbia Gorge Community College announced staff reductions in a college-wide message last week, according to a press release from the college. The initial layoff included five college employees across multiple departments, the release said.

Kitzhaber’s resignation elevates secretary of state

Brown will be first openly bisexual governor

Injured TD skier out of coma, condition improving

PORTLAND (AP) — An expert 19-year-old skier from The Dalles, Oregon, is out of a coma and improving after a New Year's Eve skiing accident on Mount Hood.

Two arrested in TD, charged with forgery

Two people were arrested in connection with a number of counterfeit $20 bills that were taken to several businesses in The Dalles in recent days, according to a press release from The Dalles Police Department.

Single case of meningitis reported in Dufur

North Central Public Health Department has been notified of a presumptive case of Neisseria meningitides in a student who attends school in Dufur, according to a press release from the agency.

Flood watch issued

A flood watch has been issued, and remains in effect from now through Monday afternoon. The warning includes all cities in the readership area of The Dalles Chronicle.

Wasco sheriff seeks missing man

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing man overdue from a hiking trip on Monday. The man is identified as Garren Kirk of Milwaukie. Kirk went camping near Frog Lake in Wasco County, and his vehicle was located by search and rescue groups. Kirk is believed to be equipped for the weather.

School closures, delays, snow routes

Columbia Gorge Schools: Centerville Sch. Dist.: 3 Hours Late, No kindergarten, Buses on snow routes UPDATE Goldendale Sch. Dist.: Closed Columbia Gorge Schools: Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No kindergarten, Buses on snow routes Dufur Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE Columbia Gorge Schools: Klickitat Sch. Dist.: Busses on snow route, NO APPLETON AND WAHKIACUS ROUTE Columbia Gorge Schools: Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No kindergarten, Buses on snow routes Dufur Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed. Information to follow later today regarding athletics. So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: Closed Columbia Gorge Schools: Goldendale Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late


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