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Fire burns truck on Sevenmile Hill Road

Fire crews extinguish a truck loaded with hay that caught fire as it approached the summit of Seven Mile Hill Road from the east Tuesday afternoon. The road was closed as fire crews extinguished the truck fire and unloaded the hay. Traffic in the area had not been opened as of 4:45 p.m. A small wildfire was sparked from the fire, and crews from The Dalles, Dallesport, the Scenic Area and Oregon Forestry were among those responding.

For the record from Aug. 23

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 23, 2016.

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Five hurt by colt mishap

SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a spooked horse that bolted through a crowd at a Washington fair, injuring five people, says a nearby forklift scared her colt.

Police watch for seatbelts

Seatbelt use has climbed nationwide over the years, and Oregon has the country’s third highest usage rate, but locally, the stats have slipped a bit. A seatbelt “blitz” over the next two weeks hopes to rectify that. The blitz, which the Oregon State Police will conduct Aug. 22 to Sept. 4, is paid for by a federal grant that pays overtime for law enforcement officers to focus solely on seatbelt use.

Moro citizens nab suspect

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office got some help from the public last Thursday in chasing down a suspect, who ended up pinned beneath a cyclone fence after getting tackled by two citizens.

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RV park gets green light

Sometime next spring, The Dalles will be a little more welcoming of recreational vehicles. On Aug. 18, The Dalles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a 10-space RV park that will be located on a one-acre site at 3821 W. 10th Street, directly east of Chenoweth Creek.

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Looking back on August 21

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Tough training ends with graduation

I stood watching the 313 Marines of Alpha Company march onto the parade deck of Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego for Friday’s graduation while wondering how the recruits that I had seen arrive four days earlier were faring. Even as families cheered at the sight of five platoons crisply demonstrating how hours of drilling had taught them to execute sharp movements in synchronicity, the 400 men of India Company were experiencing the “Black Friday” drop into their respective platoons.

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Riding to save vet lives

It isn’t unusual to have a former graduate return to town for a visit; however, it is unusual to have that individual cycle 300 miles across Oregon to get here. AJ Davila, 34, a 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School, rolls into town Aug. 27 or 28, the end of a two to three-day journey from Klamath Falls to raise money for other veterans.

For the record from Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2016.

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Exploring Marine culture

DI explains meaning behind boot camp chaos

Elliott files for new term

With a deadline to file looming, The Dalles City Councilor Taner Elliott has decided to seek another two-year term. Elliott, elected to his first term in 2014, said infrastructure improvements are near the top of his priority list as he begins his re-election campaign.

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Library makes room for kids, teens

The Dalles/Wasco County Library has grown … younger. Earlier this month, the library, at 722 Court Street, completed a 2,300-square-foot addition to the main building that is geared toward youngsters. The newly finished space will be used for story times, kids’ books and programs, arts and crafts, board games, and other kid-oriented activities.

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Crews respond to crash Friday morning

UPDATED A two-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning at about 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound around milepost 86.

For the record from Aug. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 18, 2016.

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