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Gleaners lose food facility

Windy River Gleaners has been handing out food to area residents from its facility at 3400 Crates Way since 2007, but the doors won’t remain open there much longer. “We found out that the building we currently occupy has been sold, and we need to find a new space,” said Kristen Burke, vice president of the Gleaners. “Everything will have to be moved from the building no later than May 31.”

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Crash claims life of biker

A man from The Dalles died Wednesday after blacking out while riding a motorcycle on Interstate 84 near milepost 92, east of The Dalles.

Motorcyclist dies on I-84 east of The Dalles

On Wednesday May 10th at approximately 1:15 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers responded to a suspicious vehicle call on I-84 east of The Dalles. The responding trooper arrived on scene of a motorcycle laid against the guardrail. After some searching, the driver of the motorcycle was located with injures. The driver was transported, by ambulance but succumbed to injuries while en route to the hospital.

For the Record for May 10, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 10

Mother’s Day features ‘Six’

Mother’s Day at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum will be made more festive with a performance by the new local band “Got Your Six,” which formed primarily to raise money for veteran causes, but is also open to supporting other events.

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Fire race contested

The competition for two positions on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCFR) Board of Directors has turned hot this year. A total of five candidates stepped forward to vie for two seats on the board, and who ultimately gets the nod will be decided by voters in the upcoming special election on May 16.

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Councilor files complaint over store

Wants enforcement of ordinance requiring 1,000-foot buffers

A member of The Dalles City Council has filed a formal complaint with the city, claiming that a local ordinance that prohibits marijuana stores from being within 1,000 feet of each other is not being enforced.

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Blessings on Earth

The Cascade Singers performed Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles. “Blessings on Earth” was the theme of the concert, which had a large audience.

School district passes budget

The North Wasco County School District 21 budget committee approved an optimistic budget last week that assumes the Legislature will increase its funding for schools.

For the Record for May 9, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 9

Center certified for mental care

Mid-Columbia Center for Living, the community mental health and developmental disabilities programs for Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties, has begun practicing as a Certified Community Mental Health Center at their locations in Hood River and The Dalles.

Hunger strike ends at NORCOR

Six immigration detainees at the regional jail broke their six-day hunger strike last Thursday, saying the jail had agreed to provide them with requested amenities, including a microwave and access to music players.

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Rockslide closes Hwy. 30 near Rowena

You know it’s bad when the Oregon Department of Transportation has to call geologists to inspect the area before cleanup work can even begin at the site of a rockslide. That is the situation on the scenic Rowena Loops stretch of Highway 30, just east of the busy Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

MCCOG asks AAA to hold off on study

For years now, the local Area Agency on Aging has been housed under an umbrella agency that it says is requiring it to pay too much for overhead, administration and other costs. Going out on its own could free up as much as $60,000 that it could spend directly on seniors, the agency’s former director estimated recently.

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Reaffirming the meaning of sacrifice

Out of a sense of duty and respect, local troopers have joined a statewide effort to ensure the gravesites of 32 troopers who died in the line of duty are cared for and their names remembered.


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