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The Wasco County Wolf Compensation Committee convened Wednesday on a variety of issues, including the removal of Debra Lutje, a wolf advocate, for writing an opinion piece in The Dalles Chronicle that angered ranchers. Pictured from left are: Steve Kramer, chair and Wasco County Commissioner; Keith Nantz, rancher; Mike Filbin, rancher; Brandon Ayres, business representative; Sherlene Bowen, wolf advocate; Lutje; and Mike Urness, business representative.

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County retains wolf advocate

Wasco County Commissioner Scott Hege called Debra Lutje’s opinion piece that ran Jan. 29 in The Dalles Chronicle “offensive” to ranchers but it wasn’t enough to remove her from the Wolf Compensation Committee. Chair Rod Runyon and Commissioner Steve Kramer agreed as all three voted against taking Lutje off the committee that includes one other wolf advocate, two ranchers and two business representatives.

May 5, 2016 1 p.m. read more..


Wolf advocate ousted

The Wasco County Wolf Compensation Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to oust Debra Lutje, one of two wolf advocates, for comments she made in an opinion piece that was published Jan. 29 in The Dalles Chronicle.

March 12, 2016 6:41 a.m. read more..

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