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Jewel Road Fire near Dufur burns 31 acres Saturday

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.

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Camp shines a light on local youths

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.

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Looking Back on June 26

Looking Back on June 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

On Waterbury

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:

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A changing of the guard

Police work has improved over his 41 years of service

For the record June 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 24, 2016.

TD clinic renamed

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.

City tables vet funding request

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.

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HAL boosts outreach

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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Historic Brexit vote rocks Britain

An expat views historic results from U.S. home

For the Record

For the Record Thursday June 23, 2016

Action urged on school plan

Like more formal polling done earlier, a handful of surveys taken at last Saturday’s school facilities symposium found almost equal support for a variety of new building options. The school district paid for a survey of 300 likely voters that found top support for a new high school, with a middle college a close second.

City starts housing study

With a $30,000 technical assistance grant in hand, the city of The Dalles is launching a thorough review of housing needs, including a survey of lands available for potential residential development.

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New twist to classic fairy tale

The plot of Missoula Theater’s Princess and the Pea strays far from the original fairy tale, with Jack Frost wreaking havoc in the kingdoms of Storm Glacierdom and Riverdom and real-live Dust Bunnies crawling out from under a Princess’s bed to perform a ballet.

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Three file for city posts

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has filed for re-election and two challengers have filed for city council positions. This year, along with the mayor’s office, three of the five positions on The Dalles City Council will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

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