Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 29, 2016.
Parade, fireworks and fountain dedication planned for holiday
A bronze fountain at Lewis and Clark Festival Park downtown The Dalles will be dedicated at noon July 4, immediately following the Fourth of July parade downtown. The fountain depicts three members of the Corps of Discovery expedition battling high winds as they attempt to launch a dugout canoe into the Columbia River in 1805. The fountain is the work of Jeff Stewart, a local artist living near Dufur.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 28, 2016.
Celebrate holiday weekend with homemade grange meal
The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF’s Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire’s spread at 31 acres.
Jumpstart Hoops event wraps up its 23rd season
DUFUR – The 23rd annual Jumpstart Basketball Camp in Dufur breezed by this week, with many campers coming away better players and teammates after sharpening their skills under the tutelage of a solid cast of veteran coaches. Headlined by coordinator Tom Conklin, Brian Stevens and several local coaches from across the gorge, more than 150 athletes from across the Greater Columbia River Gorge and beyond were on hand to soak in those years of knowledge as the foundation of basketball fundamentals in five days of clinical tutorials.
Looking Back on June 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Several people were asked share their thoughts on The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, who retires Thursday, June 30 after 41 years with the department. Here are their comments:
Police work has improved over his 41 years of service
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 24, 2016.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Thursday that his bill to rename The Dalles veterans’ clinic after Sgt. First Class Loren R. Kaufman, a native of The Dalles and one of Oregon’s 14 Medal of Honor recipients, has been signed into law by the president.
The Dalles City Council has tabled a request to provide $90,000 for an office manager position at the Wasco County Veterans Service Office for each of the next five fiscal years. On June 13, city officials told Andretta Schellinger, facilitator for Home Fires Burning, a local group that supports female vets and military families, that they wanted time to study the issue. She made the pitch for funding on behalf of her organization and the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee.
Bringing in a new manager was just the beginning of changes at the Home At Last Humane Society animal shelter in The Dalles.
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