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Fun in the Sun

Bianca, 2, explores the play equipment at Thompson Park in The Dalles. “We've been coming every day that it's been nice,” said her mother, Jessica Robledo. “We've been cooped up all winter.”

February 9, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..


Guard Support

In recognition of Subway’s support of the National Guard unit based at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, the store’s owners were presented with the Seven Seals Award recently.

February 8, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


Bailey named to heritage commission

Ken Bailey, a third-geneation cherry grower in The Dalles, has been appointed to the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission, a 12-member group charged with protecting family farmlands.

February 8, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..


Wasco veterans seek volunteers

The Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office is recruiting volunteers to man the phones and greet clients, so the two employees can concentrate on filling out a complexity of paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. “If you are a veteran, this is a really great place to meet other veterans. If you are not a vet, volunteering is a great way to give back to those who have served,” said Mark Fortin, an Army and Vietnam veteran.

February 8, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..


Major Reconstruction

A portable stop light regulates traffic along West Second Street in The Dalles, where a major infrastructure upgrade is underway.

February 8, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Teacher contract settled

The teachers union for District 21 and the school board have agreed on a new two-year contract that provides a 2.2 percent cost of living increase this year. “We are very excited and feel like things went really well,” Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the Northern Wasco County School District 21 board last week.

February 8, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
  

Winter Sunshine

A woman walks the perimeter trail at Sorosis Park in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon. This week’s forecast calls for mostly sunny days, with increased clouds at night.

February 7, 2018 12:37 p.m. read more..


Man sentenced in dog deaths

Kenneth Ray Smith, the owner of three dogs who died in his car in October, was sentenced to three years of bench probation, with a suspended 15-day jail term, on a charge of second-degree animal neglect. The adult dogs, two pitbulls and a terrier, had been dead 24-48 hours when they were pulled from Smith’s vehicle in the 3500 block of West Second Street Oct. 1.

February 7, 2018 12:36 p.m. read more..


Long-time Judge Carey dies, age 76

As good with a gavel as he was with a wrench, Wilford “Will” Carey died Feb. 3, leaving a long legacy of community service. The attorney, judge and car collector was 76.

February 7, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..
  

Wahtonka school seeks charter

Wahtonka Community School is venturing into the uncharted waters of becoming a charter school. Principal Brian Goodwin is unabashed about why: He wants to give the alternative school the budget protection offered by charter school status.

February 6, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..


Man hit by train in TD

A local transient was hit and killed by a train Sunday morning around 7:45 a.m., just west of Exit 82 of Interstate 84, according to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office.

February 6, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..

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