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For the record, June 30

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 30, 2015.

Man shoots himself after I-84 elude

A sheriff says a St. Helens man has shot and seriously wounded himself after a police pursuit on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.

Grazing rules relaxed in Wasco County

Starting July 16, farmers will be allowed to graze cattle on lands normally off-limits to it, due to severe drought conditions and the shortage of hay.

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Wheat harvest begins early

Drought spurs sooner start

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Fire threatens Pinewood, now contained

UPDATED 12:45 p.m. A 12 to 15 acre fire that threatened Pinewood Mobile Manor by the Discovery Center this morning is contained and no structures were lost, according to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

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Fort Dalles 4th schedule of events

Fort Dalles Fourth will kick off the Fourth of July weekend with a James Otto concert. The Grammy-nominated country artist will be performing his newest hit “Somewhere Tonight.” VIP tickets cost ($25), General Admission ($15) are sold at FortDallesFourth.com. The Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday July 3 at Lewis and Clark Festival Park.

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Beat the heat — Outdoors!

The one thing that I don’t deal very well with is heat and it looks like thermometers in The Dalles will be in the triple digits through July 4. And that makes me cranky. I don’t like hot weather, but after living in the gorge for several decades I have found three sure fire ways to stay cool even when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk:

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Parade of Heroes

Five veterans, one KIA, honored for their service

Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

For the record from June 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 26, 2015.

Olivan designs Nike shoe

One of six honored

Fire season a time for caution

The Oregon Department of Forestry has suppressed 301 fires so far in 2015 and 227 were started by people, according to an agency report.

FSA nominations open for gorge

Forms must be received by Aug. 3

Senate panel eyes state gas tax plan

Gas tax would go up 4 cents

Huffman on ‘bad bills’ in Salem

Official says economy will be hurt