Lyle mom wins 'Wheels of Hope'

Callie Thysell was more than a little overwhelmed Thursday as she sat with representatives of Bicoastal Media and Griffith Motors, working through the details of making this year’s “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2007 Toyota Camry from Griffith Motors, her own. “It’s an exciting thing, I’m just trying to take it all in,” she explained.

November 13, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..

Ready to Raffle

This quilt will be up for raffle at the St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary’s Academy, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd., The Dalles. Bazaar hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5; and the winner will be drawn at 4 p.m.

November 13, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..

Parade honors veteran families

Special recognition was paid to the family members of those who serve at the Veterans Day observance in The Dalles, which was held on Monday. “If you have someone in the military, you have also served,” said USMC (retired) Capt. Dan Brophy, chaplain for the Dalles Outpost of Point Man International Ministries.

November 13, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

School board members quit

In the wake of the resounding defeat of the $235 million school bond, two school board members have quit. Ernie Blatz, the longest serving member of the board, who said he has served since 2004 or 2005, said, “I’ve been trying to get a high school since 2003, and I’m just done trying to get it. Let somebody else work on it.”

November 13, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

‘Operation Christmas Child’ underway

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child began Monday and runs through next Monday, Nov. 19, and area residents are invited to fill shoeboxes with gifts and drop them off at a Hood River church. The boxes are shipped through Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Boxes are sent to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

November 13, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..

Police patrols to focus on DUI, cell phones

The Dalles Police Department has been awarded three grants to do emphasis patrols targeting driving while intoxicated, cell phone use, and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. The patrols will start this month and continue through next September, and the public will get advance notice each time.

November 13, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk standouts recognized

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its October Athletes of the Month last Friday at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe: Andy Lopez and Jake Roetcisoender (boys soccer), Addie Klindt (girls soccer), Mikiyle Branther and Caleb Parsons (cheer), Hanna Ziegenhagen, Rey Aviluz and Gabe Lira (cross country), Reed Twidwell (football) and Kilee Hoylman (volleyball).

November 13, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Wolf plan work continues

Following the first facilitated wolf plan stakeholder meeting in The Dalles in August, during which little consensus was reached, the committee met Oct. 9 in Salem. According to a report by Jim Akenson of the Oregon Hunter Association, the second meeting resulted in progress on reaching consensus on radio-collaring efforts, the definition of chronic depredation of livestock, and which agencies and staff could review depredations in the field.

November 9, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..

Sno-Park season now underway

As fall turns to winter, it’s the season for cold-weather recreation and activities. Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks exist in most of Oregon’s mountain passes and in most ski, snowmobile and snow play areas.

November 9, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


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