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Goose tags along with rafters

A friendly white goose tagged along over the weekend with at least two rafting parties on the Deschutes River, floating downstream with them and hanging out overnight as they camped. In a first in her 12 years as a camp host at Heritage Landing at the mouth of the Deschutes, Pam Disbro had to put the word out Sunday to try to find the owner of the goose that rafters had naturally named “Lucy Goosey.”

July 3, 2018 3:42 p.m. read more..

Drug Warning: “Don’t touch the powder”

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has recovered plastic baggies of drugs, or syringes containing residue of an illicit substance, often enough in recent months to issue a public safety alert. “We are not trying to scare people, we are just trying to be proactive,” said Wasco County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Scott Williams.

July 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

A dazzling display over TD

Fireworks exploded in the sky over the Columbia River Saturday, June 30, as part of the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee's Independence Day celebration in The Dalles. See our photo gallery (link in story) for more...

July 3, 2018 8 a.m. read more..

‘Families’ rally draws large crowd

Some 240 people attended a peaceful “Families Belong Together” rally Saturday in front of The Dalles Post Office, opposing the separation of immigrant families crossing at the southern border.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Petition seeks ICE deal halt

The regional jail board was handed a petition at its last meeting with 664 signatures, and counting, asking that the jail immediately stop its contract to house federal immigration detainees. The Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility board received the petition, from Solea Kabakov of Gorge ICE Resistance, without comment.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Art of the scam

When Susan Raffensperger got the call from Prestige Student Solutions, she was excited by the possibilities: A career-based interventions coordinator at The Dalles High School, Reffensperger had just started the school year at a new job and was looking into buying a house — and was struggling with a load of school debt and the cost of moving from Bend to a new city.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

D21 ponders new split for Google cash

The D21 school board will consider a resolution in July to back Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue in seeking a more equitable distribution of payments from Google to local tax entities. MCF&R Chief Bob Palmer told the North Wasco County School District 21 board June 14 that other entities had already signed on to the concept.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Walden bills make history

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said recent passage of 58 bills by the House is a record-setting legislative package to address the opioid epidemic that he describes as a “killer on a rampage.”

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sustaining Soldiers

Military family members and veterans with Point Man International Ministries packed 16 boxes Thursday for shipment to a special operations team deployed to a combat zone in the Middle East. “We asked the community for help to get some snack and hygiene items together, and they stepped up to help us take care of these men,” said Dan Brophy, a Marine vet of Vietnam who is Point Man’s chaplain.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Poppies for the Fourth of July

The VFW are looking for more members, and were raising funds Friday by collecting donations for memorial poppies handed out at two stores in The Dalles.

July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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