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Locals try out for Timbers Development Team

Alvarado, Vega, Mora and Bullard advance to the top-82

The Dalles Middle School student-athletes Mauricio Vega, Luciano Alvarado and Orlando Mora, along with Lyle native Jaeden Bullard, tried out for the Portland Timbers Olympic Development Team in a second session last weekend in Hillsboro.

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Athletics East qualifies nine for regionals

Team puts in solid work at Saturday’s state meet

For their first cross country race off the fall campaign, runners from the Athletics East Running Club rose to the challenge at the Oregon USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic State Championships this past Saturday on the campus of Corbin University in Salem.

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Camping rates increase at state parks

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1.

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CGBA to host team tryouts

Sessions start up on Sunday, Oct. 15 at TDMS

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

Wildfires push Oregon hunters and hunted into new terrain

MEDFORD (AP) — Wildfires will displace both hunters and the hunted this fall as burning forests and backwoods public-safety closures push men and beasts into new haunts. Big-game animals such as deer and elk do fine in the face of wildfire, often showing uncanny abilities to stay ahead of encroaching flames or finding green oases amid a fire's roar. Creek anytime soon, they likely will feel at home in the smoky areas immediately around wildfires and closed areas, biologists say.

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Gorge trails may be closed for months

TROUTDALE (AP) — Hiking trails affected by an Oregon wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge might be closed for months, authorities said Monday.

Jumpstart race is coming on Sept. 26

The 21st annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country races are fast approaching and more than 300 boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade are expected to join in on the fun, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Sorosis Park.

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Schwarzbach’s Bar takes NWPRD crown

Softball team defeats Zim’s by an 18-8 score in co-ed title contest

The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Adult Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball League had one of its largest groups this past season, which made for a dramatic playoff race and championship finale last Sunday in front of a large crowd at Kramer Field.

OR lowers bag limits for summer steelhead

Deschutes summer steelhead impacted

PENDLETON (AP) — Opening day won't be an abundant day when summer steelhead season arrives Friday on the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week it's lowering the bag limit to one fish per day on both tributaries.

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Volunteers giving a gift that lasts a lifetime

Fly fishing class opens new horizons for local youth

MAUPIN – What started as a senior class project has turned into a popular physical education curriculum. Back in 2008, South Wasco County senior Kris Belozer organized a fly fishing program to help local youth understand the rules and regulations of the sport, while fishing renown bodies of water across the Pacific Northwest. His goal is to establish a baseline where kids gain a love for an activity that will last a lifetime.

Youth pheasant hunts coming to Tygh Valley

Young hunters, ages 17 and under, are invited to sign up now for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September.

Boat safety tips for eclipse event

Are you planning to be on the water for the eclipse? The Oregon State Marine Board, marine law enforcement and boating facility providers offer boating safety tips so everyone can have an unforgettable time on the water.

TD youth football camp set for Aug. 17

The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.

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Free pheasant hunts open

SALEM — Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including Tygh Valley, in September.

TD youth football camp set for Aug. 17

The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.

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