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Basketball Academy to hold traveling team tryouts

First session is starting up at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing boys traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at The Dalles Middle School.

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Indigenous People Day celebrated

Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth, along with gifts, in Monday’s first-ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.

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Local racers compete in Portland

In what's considered by most people as a fun and family-oriented sport, over 250 motorcyclists compete every Thursday in Portland races, including the Barrier family of The Dalles.

What's happening from Sept. 28

September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.

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TDMS teacher nabs Carnegie gig

Leslie Sullivan teaches her music students at The Dalles Middle School the importance of striving for their dreams. On Oct. 2, she will live out one of her own by singing at Carnegie Hall.

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Score one for youth

Coordinating soccer games for 650 children and teens is no small task, but a volunteer force makes sure there are coaches and playing fields ready for 10 weeks of action each fall.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

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Curious kids quiz cop

The questions came fast and furious. Have you ever seen a dead person? Ever shot anyone? Ever been pulled over? Ever been tased?

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TDHS has 21 AP scholars

In a first, a valedictorian of the class of 2016 at The Dalles High School, Katie Burns, has earned the prestigious “National Scholar” designation, the highest level of AP Scholar.

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.

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Derby racers rolling to The Dalles

The soapbox derby is coming to town. Next weekend, Sept. 10-11, the streets of The Dalles will be filled with soapbox cars racing down Court Street, which will be closed to traffic during the races.

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Working, and growing, in the woods

Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills

It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.

PGR hosts ‘gathering of respect’ at OVH

Community members and motorcyclists are invited to provide residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home with a social outings Saturday and provide some of their “wish list” items.

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OSAA is putting safety first on the football field

Oregon is first state to make Heads Up program mandatory

PORTLAND – The Oregon School Activities Association recommended its 249 football-playing high schools enroll into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program last year. This year, the OSAA will become the first state high school activities association in the country to require it. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the country. Nearly 1,000 high schools spanning 44 states signed up for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014.

Fun at Fairway Follies

The Dalles Country Club is throwing a party for the community in a little more than two weeks that includes music by three different groups on the lush front lawn. “This is our way of reaching out to be part of the community,” said Jason Miller, a club member and one of the organizers.

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