More than 140 kids show up for 24th annual event
DUFUR – Dufur High School turned into basketball central last week for the 24th annual Jumpstart Camp, as more than 140 participants showed up to learn the fundamentals of the game from expert coaches from across the Gorge.
The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will host its first ever Maker in Residence visit in July. Artist and professor Arthur Hash arrives from Providence, R.I., where he is a professor of contemporary jewelry and advanced 3D digital manufacturing at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Police, fire, and medical reports from June 28
On May 27, co-owners Kevin and Sherry Perry opened Celilo Paddleboards in Riverfront Park because they wanted to share their love of paddleboarding, which involves standing, lying or kneeling on a paddleboard and navigating with a kayak-style paddle.
The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments board got a harsh analysis Tuesday, hearing that it lacked leadership and had image problems, as it considers whether to remain as a stand-alone entity. The candid review was undertaken by interim MCCOG Director David Meriwether. “I could say this universally: I didn’t find a lot of love out there and I talked to a lot of people,” he said.
The daylong, fourth annual Fort Dalles Fourth Festival is set for Saturday, July 1, starting at 7 a.m. with the Rocket Run and ending at 10:10 p.m. with Oregon’s largest fireworks display.
Captain Hook (Noble Williams), center, is seen with his crew of pirates, which included, in no particular order, Kate Cannon, Makenna Cramblett, Flora Crouch, Arwen Dorzab, Anneliese Richardson and Tori Thompson during Saturday’s evening performance. Pictured at left is Smee, tour actor/director with Missoula Children’s Theatre.
Police, fire, and medical reports from June 27
Cherry harvest is underway in the Columbia River Gorge and there are plenty of pickers despite worries that President Donald Trump’s focus on border security would cause laborers from Mexico and Central America to stay home. “For the most part, all of my growers say they’ve got plenty of people — they’re even turning workers away,” said Jeff Heater, field man for The Dalles Fruit Company, which runs a packing plant in Dallesport.
Community event calendar from June 25
Early audio tapes captured Oregon legislative debate
The Dalles native Austin Schulz is known as the “Archives MacGyver” at the Oregon State Archives. The 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School likes to figure out how things work, and a mystery presented itself shortly after he began working at the state archives in 2008. The solution he eventually found — a resourceful setup worthy of the problem-solving TV character MacGyver — has saved the state an estimated $5.5 million, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.
Police, fire, and medical reports from June 23
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are seeing an outbreak of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) in a local deer herd in The Dalles and ask that residents do not feed the animals and bury, or take to the landfill, any carcasses they find on their property.
A host of local children have been working onstage at The Dalles High School since being selected Monday for a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy,” which opens for audiences tomorrow, June 24, with performances at 2 and 7 p.m.
Home at Last Humane Society of The Dalles is embarking on a major renovation project that the shelter’s dogs are likely to love. “We’re launching a capital campaign to have the main kennel area completely redone,” explained Anita Clason, shelter manager.