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Windmill Test

Jacob Ganders and Jacob Field of The Dalles High School run a test on their model windmill at Google’s Wind Challenge competition Saturday at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

For the Record for March 14, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 14

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Bills aim to prevent or mitigate oil-train disaster

SALEM (AP) — Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River.

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Federal court dismisses UP lawsuit

Rail officials say ruling will be appealed

The legal back and forth over the proposed four-mile extension of a railroad siding at Mosier continues. On March 8, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken dismissed a lawsuit filed by Union Pacific Railroad in January because the railroad failed to include three Indian treaty tribes as defendants in the case.

Honoring first responders

The VFW Post 2471 Auxiliary will host its 28th annual Emergency Responder Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, March 15, at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue’s Station One. The meal served to firefighters/medics and law enforcement officers from three agencies starts at 6 p.m. at the 1400 W. Eighth Street fire station.

Pastime liquor license renewed

The liquor license renewal of the Dufur Pastime was put on hold during an investigation following a fatal crash involving patrons of the Pastime, but the state found no violations by the Pastime and its license was renewed last month.

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Looking Back on March 12, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Celebrating our Native cultures

Reading festival in April will focus on American Indian culture

For those who love to read and appreciate the value of the written word, The Dalles is the place to be in April. As part of the American Indian Cultural Festival, four Northwest authors who have written books about native cultures will be coming to The Dalles for more than a week of literary activities.

For the Record for Mar. 10

Police, fire, and medical reports from March 10, 2017

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Mt. search ongoing for missing TD man

A skier from The Dalles has been missing at Mount Hood Meadows ski resort since Tuesday, amid avalanche warnings and near whiteout conditions.

CGCC considers ‘sanctuary’ status

Board will consider resolution Tuesday

The politics swirling around national immigration issues have reached The Dalles. On Tuesday, March 14, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will discuss a resolution creating “sanctuary campus” status for CGCC in The Dalles.

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Altruism rewarded at foundation’s program

For the 11th year, the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation gave awards to individuals, organizations and corporations for altruistic acts that benefitted area communities.

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Purple Heart returned

Following a brief ceremony Thursday, a Purple Heart medal found by a local man 27 years ago in an attic started its journey back to its owner, a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran in Georgia.

For the Record for Mar. 9

Police, fire, and medical reports from March 9, 2017

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City eyes parking

Employee parking is a big cause of the downtown parking shortage, a task force reported to The Dalles City Council last week. The task force recommended the city eventually build a multi-story parking garage to handle what is expected to be increasing needs for parking.


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