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Bountiful Harvest

A forklift operator ­unloads bins of fresh cherries from a flatbed trailer Wednesday at The Dalles Fruit Company in Dallesport.

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Rep. Huffman will not run again

Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, will not run for his House District 59 seat in 2018 — and may be leaving earlier if he is selected by the Trump administration to oversee Oregon’s rural development programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

City OKs changes to marijuana grows

Following a brief presentation from Steve Harris, the city’s planning director, The Dalles City Council voted unanimously Monday to change the city’s marijuana ordinance to boost odor control.

For the Record for July 12, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from July 12

Bar files formal complaint on DA

The Oregon State Bar filed a formal complaint last month alleging Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley made false statements to the bar. Nisley denied the allegation in a July 10 response and asked that the complaint, filed in the Oregon Supreme Court, be dismissed.

For the Record for July 11, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from July 11

City cancels airport operation contracts

Two companies given six months’ notice of termination

The Dalles City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to cancel contracts with two firms managing operations at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport. Following an executive session in which the mayor and councilors discussed possible litigation, the elected body reconvened in open session to take action regarding the airport.

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Block party supports United Way

Community members are invited to a block party Friday that not only provides an evening of fun but helps take care of the area’s most vulnerable populations. Funds from the fifth annual benefit concert hosted by the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council are used in 36 different programs, including those to help domestic violence victims, developmentally disabled adults, seniors on limited incomes, needy families, runaway teens and the homeless.

Second fire burns above Eagle Creek

In westernmost Hood River County, a seven-acre fire continues to smolder atop a basalt cliff just west of the popular Eagle Creek Trail. The fire, dubbed the Indian Creek Fire (not related to the Hood River pedestrian trail), ignited last Tuesday.

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Dry Creek Fire closes Highway 141

WHITE SALMON — A Type 2 fire management team was assigned to a new blaze, the Dry Creek Fire, burning near Milepost 15 of state Highway 141. According to Klickitat County Emergency Management, Highway 141 north of Husum has been closed as crews battles the flames.

‘Latin Wave’ radio to air Sunday

Pando’s team will air first ‘live’ show at 6 p.m.

Events are taking off quite a bit faster than first anticipated for the new Hispanic radio show in town, “La Onda Latina del Gorge,” or “Latin Wave of the Gorge.” The show’s first “recorded live” segment will air this Sunday, July 9, with the broadcast starting at 6 p.m.

What's Happening from July 9

Community event calendar

For the Record for July 9, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from July 9

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Looking Back on July 9, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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In the Path of Totality

Wasco County prepares for huge spike in visitors as eclipse casts shadow over services

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local emergency managers are preparing for thousands of amateur astronomers to converge on the region several days before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.


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