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Looking back on January 11, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Boaters warned of debris in area rivers

Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, and wet forecast this week sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on Oregon rivers, especially west of the Cascade Mountains. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.

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Surviving winter’s bite

Feeding wildlife in winter can negatively impact their success, says ODFW

Winter is a hard time of year for wildlife, but feeding deer can bring health problems that threaten their lives, said Jeremy Thompson, biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s office in The Dalles.

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

BOISE, Idaho— A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

All hunters expected to report hunt results by Jan. 31

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2017 for most tags.

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Looking Back on January 15, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Blue Zone meetings set

The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.

The facts of hypothermia

Hypothermia is when the body gets very cold and can’t warm up on its own, according to UpToDate, a medical website. It occurs when the body, normally at 98.6 degrees, drops below 95 degrees.

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Wanted: Stuffed animals

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has run out of stuffed animals to provide to children undergoing treatment or visiting family members who are hospitalized.

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TD Chinatown topic of new exhibit Jan. 28

A new exhibit on the history of Chinese influence in The Dalles will be opening later this month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

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Looking Back from January 7, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Contractor flies into win

Bill Ketchum landed a victory at Friday’s Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition by wearing his father’s United Airlines pilot uniform and soaring to the song “Come Fly with Me.”

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Art connects with opportunity

Live. Work. Connect. With those three small words, Opportunity Connections —- a nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities in The Dalles, Hood River and elsewhere in the Columbia River Gorge — accurately describes its approach to helping people.

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Gorge stars step up for show

Practices have been underway for three evenings for six local contestants in the 2017 Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition that takes place Friday evening.

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Local highlights of 2016

The final six months of the year brought tragedy, triumph and change to the region

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts reviewing community happenings in Wasco and Sherman counties from July through December: JULY • USMC Capt. (retired) Dan Brophy was chosen to lead the 2016 Independence Parade as grand marshal “I think the Fourth is the time for us to appreciate America, and celebrate in an appropriate way the freedom we have as a nation,” said Brophy, who was disabled during a 1968 deployment to Vietnam. • Plans were made for the community to honor Darrell Hill, 77, former The Dalles Police Chief and former Wasco County Sheriff. who died on June 29 from a rare form of dementia.

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