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Closures and delays for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Columbia Gorge Community College: Both campuses of Columbia Gorge Community College will close at noon today. Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: Early Dismissal. Busses depart at 1:20 pm. All after school activities have been canceled. Games are cancelled at Horizon Christian, Hood River. White Salmon Sch. Dist.: All afternoon and evening parent/teacher conferences are canceled today. Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, Buses on snow routes. 2 hours early release

No. 10 Dufur beats up Horizon

Connor Uhalde rattled off 29 points, Bailey Keever picked up 14 and the No. 10-ranked Dufur Rangers won their ninth consecutive league matchup, 69-55, over Horizon Christian in a 1A Big Sky Conference battle in Hood River.

Horizon girls cruise past Dufur

Paulina Finn and Kaitlin Wenz each posted double-doubles, and the Horizon Christian Hawks continued their magical Big Sky Conference run with a 74-47 victory over the Dufur Rangers Monday in Hood River.

For the Record for Feb. 7

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

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Keys to a big win

Brandon and Katie Kuehnl of The Dalles were recently given the “chance of a lifetime” by Ford Motor Company to get their finances in order and prepare for the future. “We were pretty shocked,” said Katie about learning they had won a sweepstakes prize of a new pickup and a hunting trip.

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Keeping winter’s cold at bay

Chilled to the bone as you’re sitting by your drafty window at home? Pondering your bare roof when neighboring houses are still covered in snow? Have you recently become aware of the term “ice dam?” The bitterly long and cold winter has provided a sharp lesson for some homeowners about the need to better weatherize their home to keep the winter chill — and eventually the summer heat — at bay and to save on power bills.

Law enforcement heading to Ontario for armed standoff

Numerous law enforcement vehicles are now passing through the gorge

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Looking back on February 5, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Sa-BOT-age moves to a new level

Robotics team Sa-BOT-age won state as rookies in 2016 and is striving to go even further this year. “We are on track for a very successful season,” said Spencer Honald, a junior, gaining agreement from classmate Bill Burns.

For the Record for Feb. 3

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 3, 2017

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Cold brings higher power bills

In the midst of this extended cold snap, some PUD customers have gotten hot under the collar after opening their power bills. A few have taken to Facebook to vent, and the Northern Wasco County PUD also got on Facebook to explain what’s behind the spike in price.

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Bridging a political divide

A long cold winter is making it more difficult for people to cope with upheaval at the federal level as new President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders roll out dramatic policy changes that are drawing fire from millions of Democrats, says a professional counselor.

Closures and delays for Friday, Feb. 3

Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: Buses on snow routes UPDATE So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Lyle Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Horizon Christian - Hood River: Closed Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: Closed

Sockeye return to Deschutes River

BEND (AP) — Oregon's Deschutes River saw a large number of native sockeye salmon return to its waters in 2016.

For the Record for Feb. 2

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 2, 2017

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