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Derek Wiley

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Shaniko election ends in a tie vote

A recent Shaniko election is proof every vote counts.When 16 of the city’s 21 registered voters decided whether to impose a five year local option levy for fire protection last Tuesday, the result was an 8-8 tie.

November 10, 2015 1:32 p.m. read more..

One mile at a time

Only 0.5 percent of the U.S. population has run a marathon, but anyone can do it. I’m proof of that. On Sunday Oct. 4, I ran the Portland Marathon. It was my second 26.2 mile race and I finished in 3 hours, 30 minutes and 27 seconds, which placed me 474th out of 5,710 runners. And I’m nobody special. I’ve always loved sports and not long after I could walk I was throwing a baseball in the yard with my dad, but no one would ever call me an athlete or for most of my life a runner. I wasn’t on the track or cross country teams in high school. In those days, to me, running was nothing more than a punishment.

October 19, 2015 8:40 a.m. read more..

Disney Day at The Dalles High School Homecoming week

The Dalles High School students Alex McCall (Peter Pan), from left, Julissa Marquez (Russell from “Up”), Timarra Roth (Jessie from “Toy Story”) and Desiray Almaraz (Snow White) dressed up as their favorite Walt Disney characters Wednesday as part of Homecoming week.

October 1, 2015 1:04 p.m. read more..

Paint Nite benefits children

Kateel Muhs enjoyed Paint Nite in The Dalles so much that she asked its organizers if they’d be interested in helping Big Brothers Big Sisters — the program she serves as Wasco County’s match coordinator. They were.

September 30, 2015 3:51 p.m. read more..


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