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Northwest ATV: Check conditions before riding forest trails

August is nearly here, and at the time of this writing the Rock Creek Riding Area is open for motorcycle and ATV riding.

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Looking Back from July 24

Looking back on July 24, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Science corner: Coral bleaching indicates long term damage

Coral bleaching has been in the news a lot. While the name sounds relatively harmless, bleaching events can indicate long-term damage to reefs around the world and rapid worsening of the ocean environment.

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Guitar Workshop July 30

Linda McAllister is offering a guitar workshop at Gorge Community Music on Saturday, July 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. McAllister has been teaching and performing guitar for 40 years and offers a relaxed and fun approach to learning.

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An unexpected party

The Bram Bratá Steel Band performed a free concert at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Wednesday noon hosted by The Dalles Rotary Club.

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Plenty of pelicans

Growing crowds of large white birds on rocks by The Dalles Dam have drawn plenty of notice this year. They’re American white pelicans, and they were first spotted locally a few years ago by wildlife officials, but this summer, the population has just exploded.

What's Happening from July 20

Nonprofit events calendar from July 20, 2016

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Looking back on July 17

Looking back on July 17, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Fire brings benefits to forest

A woman once wrote a letter to the editor with her ideas about how to stop all wildfires in our forest. Her first idea was to construct agriculture water sprinklers in all 745 million acres of our national forests. Her second, to prohibit all campfires and cooking in those same forests.

Summer camp “Animal habitats of the gorge” offered

What would it be like to be a bear, a fox, a raccoon, or an eagle? Kids ages 5 to 9 years old can explore “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” during a day camp Aug. 1-4, 9 a.m. to noon at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Children will get to choose a favorite wild animal, then learn about each animal’s habitat.

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The Dalles group close to France attack

Five women from The Dalles on a month-long tour of Europe left a fireworks show in Nice, France, just 10 minutes before an attacker drove a truck into the crowd, killing over 80. After the Bastille Day fireworks show finished Thursday night, Paula Fairclo and her friends first headed to a café to get gelato, but decided against it because the crowds on the mile-long seaside promenade were too massive.

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Birthday girls wait for party

A party on Sunday for three friends who turn 95 tomorrow has been expanded to include five other people from Sherman County who also celebrate birthdays this week. Leta Ann Reckmann of Grass Valley, daughter of Eilene Eslinger, has organized the event, which takes place at 2 p.m. July 17 at Sorosis Park.

What's Happening from July 12

Nonprofit events calendar from July 12, 2016

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Looking Back on July 10

Looking Back on July 10, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

What's Happening from July 10

Events calendar from July 10, 2016

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