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Derek Wiley

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Farm Bureau opposes sale of Limmeroth Ranch

When the Wasco County Board of Commissioners signed a letter supporting the sale of the Limmeroth Ranch in the Deschutes River corridor to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in October, 2013, there was zero opposition. Well, there is now. Leading the group of unhappy nearby landowners at the June 3 meeting was Dean McAllister, who is also the vice president of the Wasco County Farm Bureau. “The government already owns 54 percent of Oregon,” McAllister said. “Why do they need another 10,000 acres? When is it enough for the state?” The purchase of the Limmeroth Ranch would add to the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area, which was established in 1983 when the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation donated 2,758 acres. In 1986, the foundation gave another 5,158 acres to the department.

June 11, 2015 11:41 a.m. read more..

Class of 2015

The Dalles graduates walked by a mural of faces from the Class of 2015 as they entered Amotan Field for Saturday morning’s ceremony.

June 9, 2015 11:24 a.m. read more..

House, brush fire burn Friday in TD

A house fire in The Dalles Friday morning was soon followed by a brush fire in the afternoon. Bryan Hanson got home just in time Friday morning or else the fire that did most of its damage in the laundry room could have been much worse. After running errands downtown, Hanson said he heard the smoke alarm before he even pulled into his house on 2110 East 14th Street in The Dalles.

June 6, 2015 11:29 a.m. read more..

PURE YOGA: Hot studio health

Shannon Red Cloud needed just three yoga classes to find her calling.“I never felt better in my life,” Cloud said. “Every cell in my body was just alive. After my third class, this is what I realized I wanted to do and that I wanted to share it with our community.”

May 30, 2015 12:10 p.m. read more..

Fly-in raises funds for local fire district

Plane and helicopter rides, $1,750 worth of cash prizes in a golf ball drop and the chance to ride in a P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber are just a few things on the menu for the Dallesport Fire Department fly-in at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport on Saturday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 28, 2015 11:34 a.m. read more..

Prisoners at Spooky’s

Mama Jane’s Pancake House lead cook Minvera Cornejo, left, and owner Kristy Long participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up Friday. Local business owners and community leaders were “locked up” at Spooky’s Pizza and called family, friends and co-workers to make donations towards their “bail.” In its first year in The Dalles, the fundraiser collected $10,000.

May 12, 2015 3:18 p.m. read more..


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