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For the Record for Feb. 16

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 16, 2017

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Gleaners feel winter sting

The Windy River Gleaners has been struggling to keep enough food on the shelves to help community members in need. Bad weather has halted food deliveries, forcing the organization to curtail office hours and pare back volunteer-led fundraising activities.

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Robotic teams compete in Hillsboro

Three robotics teams from The Dalles will be competing in the state championship held Feb. 25 and 26 at Benson High School.

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First closed night for shelter

For the first time in 73 days, the warming shelter at St. Vincent de Paul was closed Wednesday night, though weather forecasts indicate it will be reopening soon. The criteria for opening the shelter are if it’s 30 degrees or below, including windchill, or 35 degrees or below if there’s precipitation, said Ed Elliott, chair of the Warming Place committee. Though it was raining, it was supposed to reach a high of 37 last night.

For the Record for Feb. 15

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 15, 2017

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Senior care that feels like home

The Dalles has a relatively large senior population. And as the number of senior citizens in The Dalles who need care increases, a new business has stepped up to help meet the need.

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OR board votes to sell oldest state forest

SALEM (AP) — Oregon's state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state's oldest public forest. Gov. Kate Brown, the board chair, clashed with its sole Republican member as she attempted to keep the preserve in public hands and at least delayed the sale.

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Paulsen takes over Main Street Program

Jeremiah R. Paulsen has been hired to serve as the new executive director of The Dalles Main Street Program.

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Schools to make up days lost to weather

Last week, District 21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong updated the Chronicle about calendar changes to make up for snow days. The next day, Thursday, Feb. 9, schools were closed due to bad weather.

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Library offers ‘hotspots’

Google grant helps bridge digital divide

Patrons of The Dalles Wasco County Library can now check out mobile wi-fi “hotspots,” cellular-based units that allow the user to connect to the internet for free.

For the Record for Feb. 14

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 14, 2017

Council lists key goals for 2017

Annual workshop provides blueprint for city’s progress

The Dalles City Council recently gathered to review current goals for the city and discuss priorities for 2017.

Program keeps inmates out

A program to lower the number of inmates returning to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities in The Dalles appears to be working, based on early results, says administrator Bryan Brandenburg.

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Spring Peek

Big smiles adorn the faces of a honey bee and a lady bug gradually emerging from the winter’s snow Tuesday morning in front of the historic Mill Creek Schoolhouse at the Sandoz Farm south of The Dalles.

New schools cost estimated at $161M

With each school facilities meeting, the numbers for replacing all buildings in the school district are getting more closely refined. The latest number is $161 million, which is for only construction costs, and in today’s dollars.

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