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Riverhawk standouts recognized

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its October Athletes of the Month last Friday at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe: Andy Lopez and Jake Roetcisoender (boys soccer), Addie Klindt (girls soccer), Mikiyle Branther and Caleb Parsons (cheer), Hanna Ziegenhagen, Rey Aviluz and Gabe Lira (cross country), Reed Twidwell (football) and Kilee Hoylman (volleyball).

November 13, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

TD hosts Capitol Christmas Tree Wednesday

The Dalles is one of 26 communities hosting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels the Oregon Trail to Washington D.C. The tree will be hosted at The Dalles City Hall Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m., at The Dalles City Hall, 313 Court St. Cookies, cocoa and candy canes will be available, with music by students from Columbia Lutheran School, a local jazz band, a welcome from Mayor Stephen Lawrence and an appearance by Santa Claus. Every year, a different National Forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Christmas season. The Willamette National Forest in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors and Travel Oregon will transport the tree to the capitol.

November 12, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Wolf plan work continues

Following the first facilitated wolf plan stakeholder meeting in The Dalles in August, during which little consensus was reached, the committee met Oct. 9 in Salem. According to a report by Jim Akenson of the Oregon Hunter Association, the second meeting resulted in progress on reaching consensus on radio-collaring efforts, the definition of chronic depredation of livestock, and which agencies and staff could review depredations in the field.

November 9, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..

Sno-Park season now underway

As fall turns to winter, it’s the season for cold-weather recreation and activities. Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks exist in most of Oregon’s mountain passes and in most ski, snowmobile and snow play areas.

November 9, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Editorial: Interesting facts about the “War to End All Wars”

On Monday, Wasco County will pay respects to the men and women who have served in our armed forces with several events, including a parade through the downtown blocks at 11 a.m. that will be followed by a potluck at the Oregon Veterans’ Home. To commemorate the end of the Great War, the Chronicle staff decided to list some of the most interesting facts.

November 9, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

Local students to perform

Leslie Blakely, Savannah Ezelle, Noah Holloran, and Jacob Valle, students at The Dalles High School, have been selected for the 2019 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They will perform in February with the Honors Choir and Women’s Choir, joining performers from the 46 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, several provinces of Canada, Australia, Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, and South Korea.

November 9, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

Doctor Faustus onstage

The Dalles Theatre Company presents Ch. Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” Nov. 10, 2 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 17, 7 p.m. All performances are onstage at the Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, located on the third floor of Building 1.

November 9, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

Student success committee begins work after state tour

After traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens of schools, one thing was clear to all members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success. Today's schools, and their problems, do not resemble the ones that legislators learned in.

November 9, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Voters block sanctuary repeal, block grocery tax ban

SALEM — On election night, Oregonians blocked attempts to overturn the state's sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants and affirmed public funding for reproductive health care, holding onto its status as a socially liberal state. In so doing, Oregon voters rejected socially conservative priorities by large margins.

November 9, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

District 21 school bond fails

The D21 school board will host the first of several listening sessions next Thursday, Nov. 15, at the middle school to hear from citizens in the wake of a resounding defeat of its $235 million bond authority measure. The measure went down with just a 40.8 percent yes vote.

November 9, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

Runyon joins city council

The Dalles City Council will have two new faces when it convenes in January after successful re-election bids by two incumbents in Tuesday’s election.

November 9, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


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