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Looking Back on April 30, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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What to look for in the May night sky

May brings us longer, warmer days as the Sun marches north toward June’s summer solstice. By the end of the month we’ll have 15 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.

For the Record for April 30, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 30

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Bringing clean water to Guatemala

TDHS student trip a success

A group of The Dalles High School students have returned from a week in Guatemala, where they helped bring water filtration kits to the poorest of the poor.

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Neighbors upset with transitional housing

Jack and Lois Thienes, a retired couple whose home is at the intersection of 12th Street and Federal, say they and others around the neighborhood were blindsided by the recent purchase of a house that is being turned into a recovery group home.

Community cleanup is May 6

Residents of The Dalles can dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items at the 30th annual Community Clean Up event on Saturday, May 6.

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Man dies in overpass jump

A 27-year-old The Dalles man jumped to his death Thursday afternoon from the Exit 85 overpass onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84.

Death threat case upheld

The 2014 conviction of a man for seeking the killings of his father-in-law, brother-in-law, and the Wasco County district attorney was upheld by the Oregon Court of Appeals Wednesday. Dustin Kimbrough was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty on four counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of attempted murder and two counts of witness tampering.

For the Record for April 27, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 27

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Legend Cider debuts at festival

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for one of Oregon’s newest cider makers, The Dalles-based Legend Cider Company, to have its pouring-out party.

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Two seek CGCC board Position 2

Incumbent board member Dr. James R. (Doc) Willcox is asking voters for another four-year term on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education. He is being challenged for the seat by political newcomer Dana A. Campbell, who hopes to bring her voice to the board.

Fake robbery plea deal made

A woman from The Dalles who claimed she was robbed in early April, and was then charged with making a false police report, pleaded guilty Monday and will have the charge dismissed in six months if she completes a diversion program.

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Larger than Life

A snail, found in a nearby flowerbed and placed on a rain-splashed porch railing for observation, crawls along the wet wood.

Ballots mailed

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee’s office mailed out ballots Wednesday for the May 16 Special District Election and she said citizens should expect to receive them within four to five days, if not sooner.

Company inks 10-year deal with city

Telecom firm will pay franchise fee to city

Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure provider, has inked a 10-year deal with the city of The Dalles to “construct, operate, and maintain a fiber-based service facility.”



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