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Five hurt by colt mishap

SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a spooked horse that bolted through a crowd at a Washington fair, injuring five people, says a nearby forklift scared her colt.

Police watch for seatbelts

Seatbelt use has climbed nationwide over the years, and Oregon has the country’s third highest usage rate, but locally, the stats have slipped a bit. A seatbelt “blitz” over the next two weeks hopes to rectify that. The blitz, which the Oregon State Police will conduct Aug. 22 to Sept. 4, is paid for by a federal grant that pays overtime for law enforcement officers to focus solely on seatbelt use.

Moro citizens nab suspect

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office got some help from the public last Thursday in chasing down a suspect, who ended up pinned beneath a cyclone fence after getting tackled by two citizens.

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RV park gets green light

Sometime next spring, The Dalles will be a little more welcoming of recreational vehicles. On Aug. 18, The Dalles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a 10-space RV park that will be located on a one-acre site at 3821 W. 10th Street, directly east of Chenoweth Creek.

For the record from Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2016.

Elliott files for new term

With a deadline to file looming, The Dalles City Councilor Taner Elliott has decided to seek another two-year term. Elliott, elected to his first term in 2014, said infrastructure improvements are near the top of his priority list as he begins his re-election campaign.

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Library makes room for kids, teens

The Dalles/Wasco County Library has grown … younger. Earlier this month, the library, at 722 Court Street, completed a 2,300-square-foot addition to the main building that is geared toward youngsters. The newly finished space will be used for story times, kids’ books and programs, arts and crafts, board games, and other kid-oriented activities.

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Crews respond to crash Friday morning

UPDATED A two-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning at about 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound around milepost 86.

For the record from Aug. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 18, 2016.

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Rezoning plan goes to county commission

The decision on whether to rezone to allow 20 additional housing lots in the heart of Dallesport will now be considered by the Klickitat County Commission, with no official recommendation from the county planning commission.

DUII rolls through TD

After nearly being hit head-on Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty firefighter followed a driver for about 12 blocks around downtown, watching her hit one parked vehicle before boxing her in and taking her keys from her.

D21 studies ‘long term’ bond option

With five aging schools to contend with, the school board is considering the idea of asking voters to approve a single, large, long-term “bond authority” that would give the district enough cash to eventually replace them all.

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Tim Urness named association president

Tim Urness of C.H. Urness Motors in The Dalles has been named president of the Oregon Automotive Dealers Association and will serve through June 30, 2017.

$20M suit filed against AmeriTies

In a bid to compel the company to improve emissions control, two women have filed a $20 million lawsuit against AmeriTies West in The Dalles, alleging nuisance, trespass, and negligence.

Fort Dalles Museum concert cancelled

The scheduled Music at the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead concert scheduled for Sunday Aug. 28, 4 p.m. has been cancelled due to scheduling conflict with our artists. If you are looking for music on that afternoon you might consider the free Navy Band Concert at Maryhill Amphitheater.

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