The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth bats were on fire in the second and third innings of their pool play game Thursday, Aug. 1, and that was enough to defeat Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 8-7 at the Pacific Northwest Regional Playoffs in Centralia, Wash.
Games start at 6 and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at park district fields The Dalles Parks and Recreation softball teams will play for bragging rights next week in the championship tournament that starts Monday, Aug. 5, and continues through Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Webber Street softball fields across from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue station.
Finals start at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 The Oregon Karaoke Challenge will be taking over the stage at The Dalles City Park tonight and Saturday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, for final competition, and its organizer hopes that a few dreams will be fulfilled that night.
New Entries BREAKFAST CANCELLED: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast for August has been cancelled. DISCO PARTY: The Dalles Eagles will host a disco party with DJ Fergie and MC Max Love Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. Games and prizes will include a largest bellbottom contest. The event at 2006 W. Seventh St., has no cover charge, but is only for those 21 and older. Call 541-296-3172 for details.
Brown and Somnis stand for Sherman The Oregon East-West All-Star Football game, now in its 61st year, and known as “The Greatest Little Shrine Game in the World” will be Aug. 3 in Baker City, and two Sherman County sports fixtures will be playing a role.
The Dalles Babe Ruth 15U team came up against the proverbial immovable object Tuesday against the host Twin Cities team of Centralia, losing 11-4 against last year’s fourth place winners at the Babe Ruth World Series.
Soon just about everybody in The Dalles will have a chance to make a splash, young, old, mobile and less so.
Colter and Lacey Bolton launch 15 Mile Winery
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. — Muhammad Ali Training, part one: Even if you’ve been working in your field close to 30 years, like I have, taking a class now and then can be a valuable experience.
Seaside Beach Volleyball tourney is largest amateur event in the world Getting sand between your toes doesn’t always require a beach, and that’s just what the Cherry City Juniors traveling volleyball team was doing Monday night, July 29, at Sorosis Park.
New Entries FARMERS MARKET: The Dalles Farmers Market is open every Saturday through Oct. 13 and Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m.
Southern Wasco County fire is now 95 percent contained The Mile Marker 28 fire expanded over the weekend and Monday to an estimated 22,469 acres but firefighters made some headway on containment, which was listed at 25 percent as of Monday night.
Judging from the responses to last week’s mystery photo, above, one of the most memorable events in the history of the old The Dalles Junior High School was the day Sen. Bobby Kennedy came to visit in 1968.
The Mile Marker 28 Fire remains largely uncontained, burning on more than 4,600 acres along High 97 15 miles northeast of Goldendale. Almost three times that amount of land to the south of the main fire and mostly east of Highway 97 is under immediate evacuation. The evacuation area includes the towns of Bickleton and Cleveland. Another area is targeted for potential evacuation farther south.
Thomas oversees 2,000 acres and 700 people
“Cherries have always been in my blood,” says Brenda Thomas, president of Orchard View Farms in The Dalles. Thomas is the oldest in her generation, the fourth to operate Orchard View Farms since Walter Bailey established the company in 1923. Despite that pull from the orchards that surrounded her as a child, Thomas started her working career as a veterinarian before joining the family business six years ago.
FFA and 4-H helped lead vet to care for animals
Rachel Collins is the new veterinarian at Columbia Veterinary Hospital in The Dalles.
New Entries HOST NEEDED: The Dalles AFS has identified host families for three exchange students arriving in August. The Dalles Wahtonka High School can accept one more AFS student, if another local host family can be found. Help build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing a home and daily life. More information is available at 1-800-AFS-INFO or www.afsusa.org/hosting. The local contact is Rymmel Lovell, 541-296-6546, email@example.com, Subject: AFS.
Ladies of the evening knew they were jail-bound when Van Valkenburgh appeared M. D. Van Valkenburgh has seen a lot change in his six decades practicing law in The Dalles.
New Entries CLASS 45TH: The Dalles High School Class of 1968 will have an informal celebration of its 45th reunion the weekend of Aug. 9 and 10. Details of the various events planned can be found online at www.dhsclassof68.org under the “Options for the Weekend” link. BOATING CLASS: The Oregon State Marine Board’s mandatory safe boater class is offered to Oregon and Washington residents Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Dalles Marina Yacht Club.
Thank goodness for A/C repair people: July is National Air Conditioning Repair Month and our family found cause to appreciate the repair people who get buried in calls during the first real hot spell each year.
Twenty new units and upgrade of existing units included in $12.1 million project Guardian Real Estate Services officials and their invited guests celebrated the post-renovation grand re-opening of Sunrise Estates in west The Dalles July 11 with a dedication ceremony and a luncheon.
Victims were on their way to jobs in orchards Six people were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center following a three-car crash that blocked Highway 197 at milepost 2 Tuesday morning for a little more than an hour.
Six taken to hospital
A three-car, six-injury accident blocked Highway 197 early this morning.
What's happening from July 12. 2013.
Sea Lions living above Bonneville Dam aren’t following usual patterns The Dalles Marina tenants aren’t expecting their close encounters with sea lions — or one sea lion in particular — to go away any time soon, particularly after a July 3 letter from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on the subject.
When John Huffman, a Ford salesman from Missouri, rolled into The Dalles 28 years ago looking for a job, one of the first people he met was John Mabrey, then general sales manager at Schultens Motors, who promptly hired Huffman to sell Fords here.
Jammin’ July will live up to its name, jamming a whole lot of entertainment and activity into downtown The Dalles this Saturday, July 13, from 5 to 10 p.m.
The annual Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo returns to Milt Tumilson Arena, July 18 to 20, with more than 300 contestants expected to compete in the eight traditional events.
This Week July 11 – “Abaya and Beyond,” art by Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, opening reception July 11, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org July 11 – “Mama Mia,” sundown, Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles, www.sunshinemill.com July 11 - Laser Gorge Blowout, www.cgra.org
Goal is to stimulate job growth Commissioners for the Port of The Dalles unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to develop the first stage of the North Chenoweth subdivision, meaning bid documents could be published in as little as weeks and bids could be returned just a few weeks after that.
A little coffee with those fries? Is it too much to ask for a little designer coffee and a tasty burger on the same corner? Apparently not according to Michael Heller, owner of Burger King, who recently gained city administrative approval to put a coffee drive-through on the same parcel as the existing fast food restaurant at Sixth and Webber streets.
Parties hope for agreement by year end Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) are making plans to align medical and administrative services to improve efficiency and expand access to care.
New Entries SUMMER GARDENING: Raised bed gardening is the topic at The Dalles Imagination Garden summer gardening series event Saturday, July 13, starting at 9 a.m. Featured speaker is Wasco County Master Gardener Lynette Black. Enjoy coffee and a morning snack, tour the garden and learn about this gardening technique. The program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service, Wasco County. Contact Lynette Black at 541-296-5494 for more information.
Cyclist thinks its time to revisit traffic flows in town The Dalles hasn’t seen an update to its bicycle transportation plan in 20 years and longtime local cyclist Clay Smith thinks it’s time.
New Entries KIWANIS MEETING: The Dalles Kiwanis Club program for: July 11 is Jacquie Hashizume, Reiki master, on stress relief. July 18 is Samantha B. White, the success story of an outstanding young lady graduate of California summer youth program.
Public hearing set on road tax alternatives A public hearing on how to fund street maintenance and a discussion on fluoride top The Dalles City Council’s agenda at their Monday, July 8, meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
New Entries ADVENTURE CAMP: SonWorld VBS Adventure Camp, will be July 8 through 12, from 9 a.m. to noon for 4 to 12-year-olds at Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive. 541-296-2711. In addition, the church carnival celebration will be Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Compromise safety bill to put savings in local programs Gov. John Kitzhaber has promised to sign House Bill 3194, which cleared its final legislative hurdle this week when it passed the Senate 19-11; local reactions on the bill, which is designed to put the brakes on costs in the state public safety budget, were mixed.
A grass fire crept close to homes on Old Dufur Road late Thursday evening, July 4, but firefighters held the blaze at bay mere feet from some structures.
Downloadable games and tougher rules challenge used game industry Microsoft’s initial announcement earlier this year that its new Xbox One would require a daily Internet connection and essentially eliminate the ability of game owners to resell or share their games, or even play them on someone else’s game console sparked a months-long furor in the gaming community until last month when the technology giant backed away from both requirements.
People in The Dalles looking for a little Independence Day excitement in recent years have become accustomed to traveling elsewhere to get it, but that could change beginning in 2014.
White River Falls near Tygh Valley claimed the life of another swimmer this weekend.
Northern Wasco County PUD voted Tuesday, June 25, to buy 2.67 acres of land that once was part of the city dump after the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a No Further Action decision related to site contamination.
To the editor: In the Tuesday, June 25, issue of The Dalles Chronicle we ran the story of a vigil for Sophia Macias, 12, of Dufur, suddenly stricken and hospitalized at Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland.
June 27 – Trivia with baseball and fashion designers theme, 6:30 p.m., Clock Tower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles, 541-705-3590, www.clocktowerales.com June 27 – “The Sandlot” shows outside, sundown, Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles, www.sunshinemill.com
Jobs are waiting: Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette will host a job fair Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 700 Union St.
Family law among lawyer’s specialities Staci L. McCarthy has joined Timmons Law PC as an associate attorney.
Local orchards saw almost three-quarters of an inch of rain June 25 and the effect of that rain on the local cherry crop isn’t good, but still hasn’t been fully evaluated.
The Friends of the Columbia Gorge organization hasn’t determined whether it will pursue further legal remedies after its challenge to the gorge commission’s Regional Air Quality Strategy was shot down June 19 by the Oregon Court of Appeals, but its conservation director says the commission needs to do more to protect air quality.
24-hour cancer fundraising relay starts at 10 a.m. Saturday Putting fun in fundraising is the idea behind this year’s Relay for Life event in The Dalles, happening over 24 hours this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at the Wahtonka campus Sid White Field.