Crews from the Dallesport Fire Department extinguish a blaze between The Dalles Airport and Highway 14 Sunday afternoon. It was one of several fires started by a rash of lighning strikes in the area. All photos Mark B. Gibson
Al WYNN, owner of KODL Radio in The Dalles, hands out a certificate of appreciation and gift card for services to veteran David McGaughey at the Hometown Heroes segment of Fourth of July festivities. Mona Fox, operations manager, said the broadcast center wanted to honor the men and women who had defended America’s freedoms during the Independence Day celebration. She said local merchants came foward with generous donations for the 15 veterans who were present to accept awards, along with their families. Mark B. Gibson photo
Fort Dalles Fourth celebrations, a photo gallery.
Crews from Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue and Dallesport fire stations quickly extinguished a brush fire on lower Mill Creek Saturday morning, July 5.
Photos from the talent portion of the Distinguished Young Women program April 12, 2014.
Volunteers help revive habitat for native plants and animals
Contents reflect 1940s era
Firefighters extinguished a fire in the back of a house at 4509 Chenowith Road Tuesday morning.
The unfinished base of a proposed Lewis and Clark monument memorial in Thompson Park is being removed.
The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open Memorial Day 2015.
The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open on Memorial Day, 2015.
Fire managers spoke of the Blackburn Fire in the past tense during a community fire meeting Saturday night, Aug. 24, at The Dalles Wahtonka High School. The structural threat is over, task forces have been released, and the safety of area homes is once again the official responsibility of Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue.
ZEBULEN STELZER, 5, left, and brother Zadion, 2, watch a demonstration of how corn kernels are removed from the cob with a hand-cranked machine at the Dufur Threshing Bee Saturday, Aug. 10.
ED JOSEPH of Parkdale checks a horse-powered grain grinder.
A lightning storm moving south to north sparked multiple fires in the hills near Wamic, Dufur and The Dalles Friday evening, Aug. 9.
Noah Mears, 13, prepares to jump his board onto a rail Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, at the Benjamin Rockwell memorial skatepark in The Dalles.
Fire burns along I-84 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.
Fun at the parade on a hot summer day...
Photographs from "The Reptile Man" and Jammin' July street festival.
Photo and video of Irvine Street fire Friday afternoon.
Edgar Allan Poe (Duffy Hudson) responds in terror during his recital of "The Tell-Tale Heart." The piece was one of several he performed at The Dalles Wasco County Libary Tuesday night, June 25.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO A midday fire Friday, June 7, damaged a mobile home located approximately 1/2 block east of Snipes, just west of West 7th street.
Dressed in a feather-coated suit, Gary West protests outside the Wasco County Courthouse Thursday morning.
GYPSY ROSE (Madeleine Morgan) gets an unclear reading from her crystal ball as she looks for clues to "The Mysterious Case of The Missing Ring" during a Night of One Acts presented by The Dalles Wahtonka High School drama department Wednesday, May 29.
District to consider new rink at site of old skatepark The roller hockey youth league sponsored in recent years by the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District will not compete this year due to a decline in participation, and the district will take advantage of the lull to explore a new site for the rink currently located at Riverfront Park.
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews quickly contained a small wilfire along Chenowith Road Friday afternoon, May 10.
Sport salmon fishing is closed on the Columbia River, but tribal subsistance fishing is going strong near Rufus and elsewhere.
The new plantings were made after the offices were recently expanded, and Wesseler hopes to create a dendrology tour area in what was once a large lawn.
Kids with bikes and dirt piles have long attracted one to the other, and the Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is investigating the possibility of creating an official “pump park” at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. A “pump park” is a low speed dirt track in which the bicycles are “pumped” over jumps and other features.
Photos from the Northwest Cherry Festival Lip Sync Contest April 26.
North Wasco County Park and Recreation District voters will be asked in November to fund a new swimming pool to replace the failing facility at Thompson Park. The “bare bones” bond proposal will seek money to replace the pool, the whole pool, and nothing but the pool.
An Evening with HAVEN Thursday night, April 11, in the ballroom at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles was well attended. The annual benefit for the local group that works against domestic violence features the best appetizers from local chefs, music, drawings and local wine.
Photos from Saturday's robotics workshop at Collumbia Gorge Community College.
The 12th annual Griffith Motors Easter Egg Scramble at Sorosis Park Saturday, March 30. The Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy were on on hand at the event, hosted by Bicoastal Media.
FINE ARTS, CAREER and technical education students were in action Thursday evening demonstrating their skills in art, music, culinary arts, photography, video production, mechanics and a variety of other specialties at The Dalles Wahtonka High School.
KAYLEE WOODMAN, 6, ties her shoe before embarking on a bike ride on the Riverfront Trail at Klindt's Cove pocket park Saturday, March 3.
Volunteers read to students in almost every classroom Friday as part of the national Read Across America day March 1. The event, which celebrates reading and the birthday of children's author Dr. Suess, was organized locally by The Dalles Chronicle's Newspapers in Education program.
Officers from throughout the region gathered Tuesday for "active shooter" response training in The Dalles. Visit the photographer's blog, "Eye on the Storm," for early observations regarding the training.
A BARGE moving down the Columbia River Feb. 6 passes between an island offshore of Oregon's Memaloose Park and the Washington shore. Photographed from Chamberlain Lake Rest Area on Highway 14, looking west.
The Dalles Chronicle has launched a new website at www.thedalleschronicle.com. This site has been under construction since the spring of 2012 and replaces www.gorgenews.com.
MID-COLUMBIA Fire and Rescue personnel prepare to transport a victim injured in a two vehicle rollover accident at 10th and Dry Hollow early Wednesday afternoon. Mark B. Gibson photo
Video clips from The Dalles Wahtonka varsity wrestling match against Hermiston.
Katie Christopherson concentrates on a lift as she competes in the final workout during a Crossfit competition in The Dalles Saturday, Jan. 12. The regional competition was part of a world wide Crossfit competition, and featured three workouts, using Kettle bells, pull ups, wall balls and more. Mark B. Gibson photo
EILEEN HOLZMAN, artist-in-residence, right, and St. Mary’s Academy first grader Kaelex Peters demonstrate the final fold of an origami swan during an art class. Holzman spent the past week introducing elementary students to the art. Mark B. Gibson photo
Brad Louks of Vancouver brings his board in for a quick adjustment as he enjoys a windy afternoon at Celilo Park Tuesday, Oct. 2. Winds are expected to shift direction Wednesday; and several windsurfers were out to enjoy what might be the end of the season. The bridge in the background is a railroad bridge that crosses the Columbia River. Mark B. Gibson photo
Gone fishing in The Dalles.
Poet Paulann Petersen concludes tour in Moro May 4.