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Company still accepting recyclables

People need to continue filling curbside bins while global leaders restructure recycling programs, said Jim Winterbottom, district manager of Waste Connections, Inc., which operates The Dalles Disposal and Hood River Garbage.

Fitzgerald joins Chronicle staff

I’m excited to introduce myself as the newest addition to the staff at The Dalles Chronicle. I grew up in Hillsboro as the second of three girls. I graduated from the University of Portland this past May with an English literature degree, nearly $30,000 in debt, and a desire to do work that I care about — all of which bring me here, to the Chronicle.

For the Record for November 28, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 28

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‘Tis the Season

The Dalles opened the holiday season in a big way Friday evening with the annual Starlight Parade that had entries based on the theme A Storybook Christmas.

Home invasion reported Thanksgiving day

A homeless man who had been arrested five times in 2017 was caught in a woman’s house in the 300 block of East Seventh Street early Thanksgiving morning after he kicked in her front door.

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Thieves steal county plaque

Thieves stole the plaque on the antelope statue outside the Wasco County Courthouse sometime last week, officials said. The statue was donated to the county in 1986 by the community of Antelope. The plaque stated the statue was “Dedicated to all who steadfastly and unwaveringly opposed the attempts of the Rajneesh followers to take political control of Wasco County. 1981-1985.”

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Walden addresses opioid crisis

Ninety people die each day in America from overdoses, a figure that led Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to do something out of the norm as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For the first time during the 115th Congress, Walden convened all 55 members of the committee to examine the federal government's response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of opioid addiction as a national public health emergency.

What's Happening from November 26

Community event calendar

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The gift that keeps on giving

The magic of Christmas is in the giving of gifts as well as receiving them, and shopping at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in The Dalles — or “St. Vinnie’s” — enables people to enjoy both benefits. Not only can you find the perfect vintage or collectible item for someone on your Christmas list, but the money you spend helps veterans, the homeless and families in need.

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TDMS seventh graders finish season undefeated

Football team uses 135-27 scoring edge for 6-0 record

When visualizing the direction of The Dalles Middle School football program, coach Paul Beasley has greater long-term goals in line for his athletes, which span further than just wins and losses. This seventh-grade group of 27 finished with an undefeated 6-0 record and outscored their opponents by a 135-27 margin, posting shutouts in three games against Armand Larive (Hermiston), Sandstone (Hermiston) and Hood River, by a combined, 82-0.

For the Record for November 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports for November 22

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Two emaciated horses rescued

Two emaciated horses were surrendered to an equine rescue by their Rowena area owners Nov. 5 after a citizen reported the horses were starving. Two other horses and five cows from the property were taken in by a local rancher.

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Appealing to the senses

A gift shop near the eastern edge of The Dalles’ downtown business district might be a little bit off the beaten track, but for local shoppers it would be well worth it to search the store out.

For the Record for November 21, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 21

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Bigfoot debate: Spirit or science?

‘Sasquatch & Spirituality’ presented at Discovery Center

Last Friday night the Discovery Center hosted a lecture by Mel Skahan, called “Sasquatch & Spirituality.” Mel is a forester for the Yakama Nation, and he’s worked outdoors in that postion for over 20 years.

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