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County backs gun rights

Commission sends letter to Oregon Legislature

Wasco board shedules executive session Friday

Wasco County Board of Commissioners Executive Session Friday, February 13, 2015 8:00 a.m. 511 Washington Street, Suite 302 The Dalles, OR Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h) Consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding threatened litigation.

For the Record, Feb. 10

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 10, 2015.

Researchers explore shellfish die-off

In 2007, the owners of Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast lost almost all of their larvae — and had no idea why. The only clue was that the larval die-offs often occurred during intense upwelling events, when deep, acidic waters replace surface waters blown offshore.

Grapes mark third year of record yield

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The 2014 wine grape harvest in Washington totaled a record 227,000 tons, an 8 percent increase over the year before, the industry reported. Last year was the third record harvest in a row, and if the weather cooperates, the industry group Washington State Wine expects 2015 will be another top year, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Tuesday.

Vet groups score big win in Salem

Bill will put markers on several highways

Vaccination deadline nears

Oregon law requires that all children attending public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities, have up-to-date immunization documentation — or an exemption — to remain in school.

City talks fireworks, rodeo

Council receives $45,000 in funding requests

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A Range of Research

Science informs public policy, strengthens rural economies

Scam costs local woman $5,000

Scammer cusses out police chief

Writers In Progress to host open mic at TD Art Center

The Dalles Art Center will host an open mic from 7 to 8 p.m. organized by Writers In Progress (WIP), a local writing group, on Friday, Feb. 27 at the center, 220 E. 4th St. The event will kick off with readings from two members of WIP, poetry by Lettie Young from her indie-published collection “Love Like Dead Skunk,” followed by Ted Bryant, author of “Sporting Chance” and “Silverdale One,” who will discuss the art of villanelle construction. The mic will then be open to the public for 3 to 5 minutes each until the end of the hour. Published members of WIP will be available to sign copies of their books.

Discovery Center Valentine’s event offers romantic night

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “It Had To Be You!” Saturday, Feb. 14. This all-inclusive Valentine’s Day event includes dinner, drinks, dancing to live music by Portland’s Echo Park, and optional childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:15 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles. Fall in love all over again with the sounds of Portland’s Echo Park serenading you through an unforgettable evening of drinks, dinner and dancing.

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Oregon’s Horse Butte attracts winter bikers

BEND — To the west, the Cascade Range was obscured by a shroud of clouds. To the northeast, the Ochoco Mountains were specked with snow. Somewhere in between, I soaked in the afternoon sunshine as I cruised along the singletrack trails near Horse Butte.

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Astoria boiler may be designated historic

ASTORIA (AP) — The old White Star Cannery boiler, a stark and solitary reminder of Astoria’s past, may get historic designation. The city’s Historic Landmarks Commission has filed an application to designate the property with the old boiler, a pile field and ballast rocks in the Columbia River west of Second Street as historic.

Coaching, dedicated athletes in mix for TDMS

Wildcat wrestling program is on the cusp of greatness

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