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For the Record for August 23, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from August 23

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County hears update on ‘Gorge 2020’ plans

It’s running a tad late, but representatives of the Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) are optimistic the “Gorge 2020 Management Plan Review & Update Process” will be in draft form by the summer of 2019.

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Sonrise has new leadership

Two weeks before he was hired to take the helm at Sonrise Academy in The Dalles, Frank Sarvabui almost pitched his administrator’s certificate, thinking he would not need it anymore. “I was going through some old paperwork and came across it. I thought, ‘I oughta just toss this out’ but for some reason I couldn’t — and it turned out to be a God thing,” he said.

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Military museum opens doors

Grand opening planned for Veterans Day

The Dalles finally has a museum dedicated exclusively to the military. With thousands of veterans living in Wasco County, a museum to honor locals who have served in the armed forces has long been on a community “wish list,” and is now a reality.

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Hot Spots

Fire crews from Dallesport-Murdock and The Dalles, along with the U.S. Forest Service, responded to the Washington side of The Dalles Dam on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. to douse hot spots from a previous wildfire that flared up again across from the overlook next to the hydropower plant.

Youth arrested following pellet gun shooting

A 14-year-old male was taken into custody on two counts of second-degree assault Monday morning and is accused of shooting a woman and her son with a pellet gun.

For the Record for August 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from August 22

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Deputies on the move during historic event

The moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, was reported Monday to have been the most watched celestial event in human history. Millions across the United States travelled to key viewing areas and tens of thousands came to Central Oregon, many passing through Wasco County.

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Worth the price: ‘Sundown in Shaniko’

A sleepless night in the family van was the completely-worth-it price my kids and I paid for the thrill and privilege of seeing the total solar eclipse Monday in the wide-open spaces of Shaniko.

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Editorial: Ancient cultures feared an eclipse

Ancient cultures feared an eclipse

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Looking Back on August 20, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

What's Happening from August 20

Community event calendar

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Veterans take flight

Organization brings thrill of flying to vets from Oregon Veterans’ Home

The concept behind Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is in the organization’s motto: “Giving back to those who have given.” The devotion inherent in the motto was recently on display at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.

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No eclipse glasses? Make a pinhole projector!

The Dalles is among those areas that have reported a shortage of eclipse viewing glasses. While genuine protective eyewear is the only safe way to directly view the eclipse, one alternative to glasses includes a homemade pinhole projector.

Eclipse information from OR emergency management

News Release from Oregon Office of Emergency Management Salem -- As the eclipse quickly approaches, issues related to traffic, wildfires, and smoke are affecting travel. Rumors related to fuel, and a shortage of eclipse-rated glasses, are also prompting concerns. The Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, working with partner centers and agencies around the state, will issue regular updates starting today.

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