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Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co. burns

Flames engulf the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co, located in Bingen just east of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday morning in this photo by Kyle Coxon, taken from a White Salmon bluff at about 8:15 a.m.

Turnaround in outbreak

Animal shelter controls ringworm outbreak

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made it his priority to ensure the local animal shelter survives, saying the town needs to have dog control. That’s welcome news to Janna Hage, who was recently asked by the Home at Last Humane Society to help it recover from a ringworm outbreak that shut down operations.

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Walden forum sparks debate

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held a town hall in Grass Valley Monday that sparked debate between audience members reflective of the deep divide between ideologies across America.

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Colonel Wright takes cross country crown

Elementary school sets top mark of 138 to defeat Dry Hollow

On a day when record numbers were achieved, Colonel Wright School reclaimed local bragging rights with the most students in attendance at the 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country Meet held on Sept. 26 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

For the Record for October 17, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from October 17

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Transients cleared from overpass

Earlier this month, after getting multiple complaints, city police told transients living under the freeway overpass by Dairy Queen to clear out. It was done at nighttime, when they were more likely to be there, said The Dalles Police Capt. Jamie Carrico. Police logs show five people were asked to move along on Oct. 5.

‘Distinguished Service’ nominee names sought

Deadline for submissions is coming up fast

As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s time to consider nominations for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service Awards” that are given out in January. Chamber members are invited to nominate an individual or business that represents the qualities outlined in the various award descriptions.

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Shop Fire

A Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue crew monitors a single-story shop at 3518 West Second Street for residual fire after extinguishing flames. The blaze was reported about 9:45 a.m.

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Wyden talks Trump, forest plan

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held his 854th town hall since taking office in 1996 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Friday evening. “I just felt there was unprecedented interest toward what’s going on in Washington, D.C., so I’m going to give you unprecedented access,” he said after being introduced by The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence, who drew tickets in a lottery system to select speakers.

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Looking Back on October 15, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

What's Happening from October 15

Community event calendar

Chamber celebrates Thursday

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership appreciation celebration Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Camping rates increase at state parks

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1.

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Tackling Type 1

How a competitive local athlete learned to handle Type 1 diabetes

Connor Shortt, a 2014 grad of The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, always had his eye on some type of work in the medical field. He wasn’t sure just what it would be until May 2016, when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after his sophomore year at Pacific University. Now he wants to be an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in treatment of the disease.

For the Record for October 13, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from October 13

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