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Public Works gets review

The Dalles is taking a hard look at the “nuts and bolts” operations of the department that constantly works with nuts and bolts, along with a wide variety of other equipment to meet public health and safety needs.

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Officer recounts Dallas trip

Four city police officers came home last Saturday emotionally drained after attending funerals of killed Dallas police officers, only to wake up Sunday morning to news that three more officers were killed in Louisiana.

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Gridiron love starts with local youths

Riverhawk football hosts 40 kids for four days of fundamentals

For a four-day span at Amaton Field in The Dalles, 40 boys and girls with dreams and aspirations of becoming varsity superstars stepped onto the gridiron at Amaton Field to take part in the 2016 The Dalles High School Youth Football Camp. With TD football coach Steve Sugg catching the action alongside assistant coaches Dan Telles, Joe Abbas, Gabe Wilson and Jermaine Hisatake, the players ranging from third-through-eighth grades participated in a four-day session covering offensive, defensive and technique drills.

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Fire burns along Columbia River in Lyle

A wind-driven grass and brush fire in Lyle swept across the spit of land south of the railroad tracks and Highway 14 Thursday night, burning from the vicinity of Cove Road at the mouth of the Klickitat River east to the 10th Street tunnel. At least one camping trailer was destroyed in the fire, according to witnesses. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which started in the late afternoon.

For the record from July 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 21, 2016

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Guitar Workshop July 30

Linda McAllister is offering a guitar workshop at Gorge Community Music on Saturday, July 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. McAllister has been teaching and performing guitar for 40 years and offers a relaxed and fun approach to learning.

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Walden addresses GOP

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was one of the first speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that began Monday, and has been present each night since. “I think it’s a political convention with a lot of players but I think it’s all coming together,” he said in a telephone interview with The Chronicle Thursday morning prior to an appearance on C-Span.

Mosier groundwater contaminated by oil train spill

PORTLAND (AP) — A monitoring well installed after last month's train derailment near Mosier has detected oil contamination in the ground water.

Woman harasses dispatch center

In a rarity, the Wasco County 911 Center called police to report its own dilemma: a woman who incessantly called the dispatch center, perhaps 50 times over two days, last week.

County mulls tax break

The Wasco County Commission is mulling adoption of state legislation that would exempt property taxes for families of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.

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An unexpected party

The Bram Bratá Steel Band performed a free concert at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Wednesday noon hosted by The Dalles Rotary Club.

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TD throws a party for United Way

The fourth annual United Way benefit concert and 21-and-older block party drew the biggest crowd ever to Clocktower Ales Friday night, supported by a host of The Dalles’ businesses.

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Plenty of pelicans

Growing crowds of large white birds on rocks by The Dalles Dam have drawn plenty of notice this year. They’re American white pelicans, and they were first spotted locally a few years ago by wildlife officials, but this summer, the population has just exploded.

Posse ‘de-spooks’ horses

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Posse will provide ceremonial and public safety services at two events in August, an opportunity to test the arduous training they have undertaken in recent weeks to ready their horses for interaction with crowds. “The de-spooking clinic and equine confidence course the posse recently completed is so important,” said Sheriff Lane Magill. “It helps them with horsemanship so that they have control when they get in crowds. Training like this allows the posse to be used for a lot of things, from search and rescue to parades.”

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Orchard View celebrates end of harvest

Employees rewarded for hard work with food, entertainment

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