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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

Middle school game cancelled

The Dalles Middle School's Boys Basketball game against Welches has been canceled for today, December 4th. Practice at TDMS will be held instead.

District 21 schools closed Wednesday

North Wasco Co SD 21 Update: Wednesday, Dec 3, (6:32 a.m.) North Wasco County Schools will be closed due to inclement weather. The Dalles High School has canceled athletic events (home and away) and all practices Dec.r 3 due to inclement weather.

Two hour delay District 21; freezing rain in gorge

Northern Wasco County Schools District 21 are on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, Nov 20th. I-84, CGCC others close.

CGCC to close HR campus

Budget deficit prompts quick action

North Wasco School District 21 schools closed Friday

The Northern Wasco County School District #21 closed Friday due to inclement weather.

Election results: Runyon, Elliott, Brown win

Election results from Wasco County, as of 11:20 p.m., final.

Mosier restores fire chief

Appleton has not yet said if he will stay on

Baby’s father accused in HR homicide case

Man suspected of killing his child’s mother

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Structure fire closes West Second Street in The Dalles

Crews open a garage door to attack a fire creating heavy black smoke to issue from inside a building in the 2000 block of West Second, adjacent to the Gorge Farm and Feed retail store, noon Saturday, Oct. 12. According to unconfirmed reports, the fire was contained to a vehicle inside the structure. Dallesport and Hood River provided mutual aid for the fire, and Second Street was temporarily closed.

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Rollover MVA north of Thompson Park

A VEHICLE pulling an open utility trailer crossed over the guardrail noon Thursday, Sept. 19, on eastbound I-84 and rolled down an embankment between the highway and the railway, ending up on its wheels in rocks and brush. The trailer remained wedged on top of the guardrail. At least two people were transported by medical personnel but were able to walk with assistance up the embankment to the highway shoulder. A fire was reported at the time of the accident, but no fire was apparent on arrival and the visible smoke originally reported was thought by field personnel to have been from the radiator of the vehicle, which appeared to be a complete loss. Accident was photographed from behind Hank's Auto Sales. Mark B. Gibson photo

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Birds die after powder spill

The Dalles Transfer Station was evacuated and city public works staff kept on lockdown when a powder spill at the transfer station apparently killed some birds Thursday, Sept. 18.


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