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Horizon making some headway

Horizon Christian tacked on six wins, including two on the girls’ side in a track and field meet Wednesday in Hood River.

For the Record for March 23, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 23

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AmeriTies complaints aired at meeting

Sometimes emotional residents cited their health problems and made calls to close AmeriTies West at a meeting Tuesday to discuss air quality monitoring focused on naphthalene emissions from the tie plant.

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Soil Workshop

Elio Andrade maneuvers an old sprayer into position at Omeg Orchards on Knob Hill Road during a soil workshop’s field demonstration hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Service in The Dalles last week. The sprayer, no longer used, has been modified to apply lime suspended in liquid along the tree rows, one of the soil improvement techniques adopted by Mike Omeg, who grows five varieties of sweet cherries. Additional demonstrations involved machines used for chipping pruned limbs and branches, and mowers that throw cuttings to the side under trees, where they will return nutrients to the soil.

Jobs, employees converge at fair

Event is Saturday at armory

Columbia Gorge Community College, Oregon Employment Department and East Cascades Workforce Investment Board will be connecting employers and prospective employees at the Columbia Gorge Job Fair on Saturday, March 25.

For the Record for March 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 22

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Columbia River Herbals opens second shop

Columbia River Herbals, a retail outlet for medical-grade and recreational marijuana, has been working for several months to transform an empty and deteriorating former Arby’s restaurant at 2630 W. Sixth Street into an active and thriving enterprise.

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High water closes underpass

A combination of snow melt and rain has caused the river to overtop the banks in some areas, and according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the high water level is necessary for flood control. City officials said the underpass will be closed as needed through spring.

School district scholarship fund grows

Several non-profit fundraising affiliates of the school district are seeing high-dollar donations and a raised profile, taken by school board members as signs of increasing community support for education.

Jail works with immigration agency

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill explained at a meeting Saturday that a 1987 state law prohibits city, county and state police from acting in any capacity to help with immigration efforts. However, if a person is arrested, state law allows — and federal law requires — the local jail to provide that information to immigration officials.

ID rules explained

“Driving while Hispanic.” That’s the crude joke that highlights the fears of the Hispanic community that they are targeted by police for their skin color. Given ramped up immigration efforts under President Donald Trump, that fear has reached a fever pitch. But a series of meetings between local police and Hispanics has sought to address and assuage those concerns.

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Local stars duke it out at Mullen-Leavitt

Opening track event brings 17 schools to Sid White on Saturday

Emma Mullins, Kendyl Kumm and Tressa Wood each had wins, and Kayla Seibel, Julian Hernandez and Justin Conklin picked up second-place finishes to help The Dalles track and field squad to a solid opening event at the 17-team Mullen-Leavitt Invitational Saturday at Sid White field in The Dalles.

For the Record for March 21, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 21

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ODOT, city ink E. Second repaving deal

On one stretch of East Second Street, the city will be able to repave the roadway for a relatively inexpensive amount, thanks to an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Crosswalk action nets 29

In just over three hours Monday, 29 people were ticketed in the first of four enforcement actions in The Dalles targeting drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. The number of tickets would’ve been higher, but sometimes the three officers assigned to write tickets were already busy on a stop so they couldn’t ticket other violators, said Jeff Kienlen, the city’s traffic enforcement officer.

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