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For the Record for April 13, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 13

Woman sentenced for neglect

The woman accused in March of starving two horses so severely that one had to be put down was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to first-degree animal neglect. Shirley Wallace, 39, of 4943 Pleasant Ridge Rd., entered the plea Monday in Wasco County Circuit court.

Fourth of July moved to First

Fort Dalles Fourth planners announced they will move the annual Independence Day celebration this year to Saturday, July 1.

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Walden draws fire at TD, HR forums

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., came under fire Wednesday from angry constituents who wanted to chastise him about supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, or question his support for Republican plans to overhaul federal programs, including health care and immigration.

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Morning Fire

Firefighters with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue attack a fire in a garage at 2510 East 10th Street in The Dalles early Thursday morning. The structure and contents stored inside were severely damaged. Cause of the fire was unknown at press time.

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Wet and Wild

A muskrat swims toward a stand of cattails as spring brings new life to a Klickitat County lake over the weekend.

Bill would allow tribes to kill sea lions

SPOKANE, Wash. — Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.

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Reaching for sky by digging in dirt

Company hopes to fill key niche as Gorge grows

When construction companies around the Columbia River Gorge started getting too busy to take on new jobs, Tim Brown knew it was the right time for him to step up. “With the economy turning up, there is a need for a lot more work happening,” said Brown, who co-owns Skycam Construction with his wife, Rachel.

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Zion seeks flowers for cross

Since the early 1960s, Zion Lutheran Church has celebrated Easter by erecting a stark wooden cross on its lawn at the beginning of Lent, and then decorating it with a riot of flowers the day before Easter.

Crosswalk cops issue 38 tickets

The second crosswalk enforcement action by The Dalles Police Department, held Monday at two locations downtown, netted even more tickets than the first one, though it had one more officer on ticketing duty.

OSP seeks 2

Oregon State Police’s Fish and Wildlife Division for The Dalles Area Command is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men believed to be involved with wildlife violations that occurred on the White River Wildlife Area near Tygh Valley during the winter closure on Feb. 24.

Closures set for river trail

To accommodate work related to the Google facility at the western end of The Dalles, the Riverfront Trail will be closed in that area at intermittent times over the next two weeks in the interest of public safety.

For the Record for April 11, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 11

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Passion play this week

The 39th annual Last Days of Jesus pageant takes place over three days this week at several locations in and near downtown The Dalles.

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Distinguished Young Women

Winners of the 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Wasco County program Saturday night are, left to right, Monica De Leon, winner of the Spirit Award ($1,000); Jessika Nanez, Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County 2018 winner ($5,000) and Scholastic Award winner ($1,750); Samantha Stanley, finalist ($1,500); Alexia Tapia, finalist ($1,500); and Nicole Hernandez, first alternate ($2,250).


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