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Cochenour receives medal

Les Cochenour, former The Dalles mayor, retired Oregon National Guard officer and longtime volunteer for military organizations, received a significant medal Dec. 2 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

December 13, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..


Columbia Gorge Food Bank to open

The Columbia Gorge Food Bank, a transitional program of the Oregon Food Bank, will soon open in The Dalles to provide supplies for communities in Wasco, Hood River and Sherman counties. The Oregon Food Bank began to serve these communities two years ago, when local need surpassed what the Mid-Columbia Community Action Council could handle.

December 13, 2017 1:07 p.m. read more..


Student artists exhibit work in Dufur

The Dufur Community Center was transformed into a cultural enrichment venue Saturday as part of the annual Hometown Christmas Celebration. Local students showed off their acrylic paintings and entertained the audience with newly acquired ukulele skills.

December 13, 2017 1:04 p.m. read more..
 

Lone Pine donation drive underway

A flood of contributions, dwarfing last year’s effort, has come to the Discovery Center for its second annual donation drive to benefit the Lone Pine Native American fishing village. The collection is still underway through Christmas — items can be taken to the museum, at 5000 Discovery Drive — but the needed items aren’t the typical holiday requests.

December 12, 2017 1:12 p.m. read more..


Tractor Parade

A bright-red sleigh and a Christmas tree roll down Main Street in Dufur during the tractor parade Saturday night in Dufur.

December 12, 2017 1:10 p.m. read more..


Sleep Center expands in HR

Ronelle Masters and her husband, Alejandro, have enjoyed success since celebrating the grand opening of their second Downey Sleep Center in Hood River this past May.

December 12, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..


Man sentenced in assault case

For the second time in as many weeks, Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley has announced the resolution of a major case. On Friday, Nisley reported that Nathan Verhaeghe, 32, of Spokane will spend 90 months in prison for first-degree assault, followed by 25 years in the custody of the Psychiatry Security Review Board for three counts of second-degree manslaughter. “The sentence in this case is unique,” said Nisley.

December 12, 2017 1:07 p.m. read more..


Minor injured in shooting

A local man allegedly shot a minor in the neck with an AR-15 Saturday afternoon. Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Quinton Street at 2:32 p.m. and arrested Jordan Fus, 20, on numerous charges including assault in the third degree, violation of probation and felon in possession of a firearm.

December 12, 2017 1 p.m. read more..


Wasco County backs juvenile facility

Wasco County will likely reverse its Wednesday decision to stop sending youth to the local juvenile detention facility in reaction to a scathing report on the facility, with a county official saying Friday he was comfortable with sending local youth there.

December 9, 2017 11:43 a.m. read more..
 

Trump rolls back oil train rules

PORTLAND (AP) — The Trump administration has angered environmental groups and some residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety. The Obama administration rule change required trains carrying highly explosive liquids to have electronically controlled pneumatic brakes installed by 2021 — systems intended to help prevent fiery oil train wrecks like the one that happened in the Oregon last year, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday.

December 8, 2017 12:09 p.m. read more..


Guatemala trip planned

For the second year, a group of students studying Spanish at The Dalles High School is heading to Guatemala on a service trip to bring water purifiers to desperately poor Mayan residents on Lake Atitlan. This year’s group is twice the size, with 10 students. On their nine-day trip next spring, they will work with Worthy Village, a non-profit, to distribute the simple water purifiers to families.

December 8, 2017 12:07 p.m. read more..


Christmas Carolling

Two classes of enthusiastic Colonel Wright sixth graders are arranged on the steps of the Wasco County courthouse as they prepare to sing a selection of carols Wednesday afternoon.

December 8, 2017 12:05 p.m. read more..


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