Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 13, 2016.
It’s a big jump from Mexico to Hawaii, but Jose and Maria Ruis, the owners of Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ in The Dalles, appear to have made it successfully. The husband and wife team has opened a second location of their popular restaurant, and this one is in the heart of the downtown business district at 400 E. Second Street in The Dalles. The original Lilo’s was at 2910 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.
Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth, along with gifts, in Monday’s first-ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.
A fundraiser for local soldiers, featuring casino games, live music, a light show, live and silent auctions, dinner and a fajita bar is set for this Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Doors open for the “Guards Cards and Guitars Casino Night” at 5 p.m. and the public is welcome.
Retired attorney Jim Crary, a Democrat from Ashland, is running to unseat longtime Congressman Greg Walden from Oregon’s Second Congressional District. “I’ve always been politically aware and involved,” Crary said. “There are so many issues that drive me crazy. I kept kind of a log, a word document, starting with Citizens United.”
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members to learn more about candidates for local, state and federal elected offices at a special forum on Oct. 25.
Alice Tibbets of The Dalles sits at her table of custom-made jewelry during the Arts and Crafts fair at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles Sunday. A variety of crafts were on display, from knitted goods to restored wooden axes. Mark B. Gibson photo
The Dalles Chronicle will soon have a new home, and the existing office at 315 Federal Street is now on the market.
Editor’s Note: On Friday, the Chronicle ran a story about the opposition of local farmers, agricultural organizations and the The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce to Measure 97. Today, we feature the other side of the story: Local teacher Phil Brady sees Measure 97 – which would hike taxes on the highest earning corporations in Oregon – as a way to bring fairness to the tax structure and improve the lives of Oregonians.
A new, four-page newsletter has been introduced by the city of The Dalles. The initial publication, which is titled “The City of The Dalles/State of the City,” features brief biographies of the new faces in The Dalles City Hall, including Police Chief Patrick Ashmore, Human Resources Director Daniel Hunter, City Manager Julie Krueger, Planning Director Steve Harris, and City Clerk Izetta Grossman. The first issue came out on Oct. 7.
From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Sheriff during the invasion: Art Labrousse and the Rajneesh phenomenon
Law enforcement officers face potentially deadly challenges every day they are on the job. There is no such thing as “routine” in police work, and being prepared for the unexpected is standard operating procedure. Yet what former Wasco County Sheriff Art Labrousse encountered was truly unique, and there was no way to prepare for the bizarre situation he found himself having to contend with. Just three years before Labrousse was elected sheriff, Oregon had been invaded — literally — by members of a religious sect known as the Rajneeshees. The Rajneeshees had purchased a 64,000-acre property — called the “Big Muddy Ranch” — in southeast Wasco County, about 20 miles from tiny, rustic Antelope, Ore.
Mitch France, a 1988 graduate of The Dalles High School, and now a detective with the Newport Police Department, was honored for his work overseeing a complex and regionally significant homicide case. The department gave him a Distinguished Service Award in September for his work in the case against a woman who threw her autistic 6-year-old son, London McCabe, off the Yaquina Bay Bridge in December 2014.
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has voted unanimously to oppose Measure 97 out of the belief the new tax threatens the viability of small businesses, the agriculture community and low to middle-income consumers.
Gross receipt tax ‘threatens’ co-ops
Farmers in Wasco County are on the move to educate people in large urban centers of Oregon, which usually carry the vote, about how devastating passage of Measure 97 would be to food production. In Oregon, agriculture is the second largest industry, supporting more than 326,000 full- or part-time jobs and producing commodities valued at about $5.4 billion per year. So the overall economic loss could be great if the proposed new tax of 2.5 percent on gross receipts — before expenditures are deducted — of corporations with sales over $25 million goes into play.