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Dufur crash under investigation

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon Liquor Control Commission are investigating a crash that seriously injured a 21-year-old Dufur woman early last Saturday.

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Sunshine Mill: Towers of power

Sunshine Mill silos, once facing demolition, now a tourist landmark

On Memorial Day weekend seven years ago, James and Molli Martin, co-owners of the Sunshine Mill Winery, opened their doors to the public for the first time. “We went in with ‘this might work,’ that’s all we had,” said Molli. “It feels like it was yesterday.”

For the Record for May 17, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 17

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LINK bus service celebrates 20 years

Twenty years ago Friday, on May 19, 1997, the LINK transportation network got its start locally with a single bus. Today, it has a fleet of six buses and two vans, and 100 riders daily. It is celebrating its milestone on Friday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new offices at 802 Chenowith Loop Road.

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Incumbents out, jail tax goes down

The county’s voters were clearly in a mood to make changes, as all four CGCC incumbents seeking another term were swept out in the May 16 special election. The jail measure, creating a permanent tax rate of 26 cents per $1,000 property valuation, was narrowly losing, down by just 11 votes of approximately 8,450 cast across four counties.

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Sherman plows into weed issue

Ecclesia of Sinai, which owns the land used by Azure Farms, Inc., is using Old Testament verses as grounds to not recognize the authority of Sherman County to enforce removal of noxious weeds on about 2,000 acres in and around Moro. David Stelzer, president of Azure, which is headquartered in Dufur, said Ecclesia is his company’s landlord, a separate entity from the organic farming operation.

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Critics question costs of Brown executive orders

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown recently signed three executive orders as part of her "Series of Cost Savings Across State Government" initiative — touted as a broad effort to save money to help close the $1.6 billion budget shortfall and improve Oregon's long-term finances.

For the Record for May 16, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 16

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‘Women of the World’ to perform at TD high school

A unique a cappella music experience is coming to The Dalles by way of the voices from the Women of the World, a quartet from all corners of the world, performing folk and traditional music in more than 20 different languages.

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Rowena Loops slide being cleared

Road to reopen for Memorial Day

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hard at work removing the recent rockslide that occurred just east of the Rowena Crest Overlook between Mosier and Rowena.

State probes councilor’s actions

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has spent the last several months investigating a claim that The Dalles City Councilor Taner Elliott used his position to vote for changes in land use policies that saved him thousands in development fees.

Conservation Corner: If you build it, they will come

It’s no secret that we are having problems with our pollinator species. Loss of habitat, pesticides, pests, diseases, and weather are all taking their toll. One of the ways farmers and gardeners around the nation are looking to reverse this trend is by creating habitat to attract beneficial insects.

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Mom: Your life well lived models gratitude

When I told my mom the other day I was assigned to write about her for Mother’s Day, she said, “Oh! Well, make it funny,” and then, with perfect comic timing, added, “but not too funny.”

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Skip's Trailhead: Desert has much to offer the adventurer

Desert has much to offer the adventurer

For the Record for May 14, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 14

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