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Police focus on crossing safety

Coming soon to a crosswalk near you: a well-publicized, clearly marked enforcement action to urge drivers to yield to pedestrians entering crosswalks.

Search for missing TD man resumes

HOOD RIVER — Rescue crews resumed their search Thursday for a skier from The Dalles who went missing near Mt. Hood Meadows on Tuesday.

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Training future leaders

Royal Rangers utilize outdoor activities to teach life lessons

Lucas Knopf, 8, and Joseph Derryberry, 8, can each list plenty of things they like about being a Royal Ranger — including camping, fishing and other outdoor activities —but community outreach tops their lists.

For the Record for Mar. 8

Police, fire, and medical reports from March 8, 2017

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An ‘Immense’ leap into marketing

A new marketing company in The Dalles is bringing an international level of expertise to the local community.

Board filing deadline nears

Candidates seeking election to the governing board of Columbia Gorge Community College must file by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Four positions will be up for election on May 16, all representing Wasco County.

Case surprises county

Wasco County Commissioners said they learned last week that the county had been involved in an Oregon Court of Appeals case since 2013 that they knew nothing about. The case, ruled on March 1, was brought by Ken Thomas, who owns forest land next to the property that hosts the annual “What the Festival” music event near Dufur.

What The Fest decision made

A neighboring landowner has seen a favorable decision from the Oregon Court of Appeals in his longtime fight against the “What the Festival” music event near Dufur.

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GOP releases bill replacing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

For the Record for Mar. 7

Police, fire, and medical reports from March 7, 2017

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Merkley hears from town hall crowd

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) took the concept of town hall meetings literally into overdrive Saturday as he barnstormed across four counties — Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam — to meet with constituents. Merkley’s day included public forums in The Dalles, Hood River, Rufus and Arlington as he continued his tradition of holding at least one town hall in every county of the state each year.

Charges brought in death of horse

Shirley Wallace, 39, of 4943 Pleasant Ridge Road, was arraigned Monday morning in Wasco County Circuit Court on two counts of animal neglect stemming from the death of one horse and near starvation of another.

Shots fired from vehicle

A 19-year-old The Dalles man was jailed early Friday and is accused of firing a weapon multiple times from a car as he drove around on the west side of town late Thursday night.

FBI, Warm Springs seek help locating missing child

The FBI and Warm Springs Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a 11-year-old girl - Kaitlyn Stofiel - who is missing and possibly endangered. Law enforcement officers believe Kaitlyn is with her custodial father, Thomas Clarence Stofiel, age 44. At this time, officers and agents simply want to locate Kaitlyn to ensure that she is safe.

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Looking Back on March 5, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle


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