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Bike race rolling into The Dalles

More than 400 bicycle racers will gather in The Dalles this weekend for two days of racing and rides as the Fifth Annual Gorge Roubaix Bike Race and Gorge Gravel Grinder Ride come to town.

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Making snow cave handy winter skill

LOOKOUT PASS, Idaho (AP) — A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and positive attitudes for their first winter camping experience in snow caves.

ODFW headed to Portland

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites attendees at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show to stop by its booth in Hall B by the kid’s trout pond at the Portland Expo Center this week, ending Feb. 12.

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Boaters warned of debris in area rivers

Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, and wet forecast this week sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on Oregon rivers, especially west of the Cascade Mountains. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

BOISE, Idaho— A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

All hunters expected to report hunt results by Jan. 31

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2017 for most tags.

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Riverfront Trail closes in on completion

Final segment will detour from north side of I-84

Since 1988 – nearly 30 years ago – Dan Durow has been involved with creating a trail from what is now the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center to The Dalles Dam.

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NWPRD opens winter activities

Hoops and soccer clinic being held

Even during the winter months, the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department has openings for several youth activities, adding a basketball seminar and soccer tutorial to the long list of upcoming events.

ODFW to offer free fishing

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages Oregonians to start a new family tradition during Thanksgiving weekend — take the family fishing. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free, which means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days.

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Local trio takes first place at Gobbler Gauntlet

Elliott, Tibbets and Renner win final event by two seconds

It was a race against time in the final event of the Gobbler Gauntlet for the local trio of Cassidy Tibbets, Vicki Renner and Hailey Elliott.

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Sixth grade All Stars dominate La Grande

Stifling defense is key to Saturday’s 18-8 victory

Even with just five days of preparation The Dalles sixth grade youth football team put up an impressive performance Saturday in an exhibition game played at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

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Historic night for TD’s fifth and sixth graders

Maroon team gets program’s first-ever league crown

For four quarters, The Dalles dominated both sides of the ball, using its big-play offense and suffocating defense to defeat Hood River Blue by a 30-0 margin Saturday at Columbia High School in White Salmon.

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TD Maroon secures second straight title

Team holds off White Salmon for a 24-16 triumph

With three minutes and 26 seconds left in regulation, Nolan Cates landed the knockout blow, hitting the end zone on a 30-yard touchdown run to seal a 24-16 triumph in a third and fourth grade youth football championship game played Saturday in White Salmon.

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Youth football dominance

The Dalles hs two teams vaulting into championship round

The Dalles Maroon defeated Goldendale 28-0 last week and will play White Salmon for the championship at 6 p.m. The Dalles Maroon fifth and sixth grade team beat The Dalles Gold by a 14-12 margin on Saturday to move into the finals against Hood River Blue with action starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Basketball Academy to hold traveling team tryouts

First session is starting up at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30

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

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