RaeLynn Ricarte

Managing Editor

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RaeLynn Ricarte is the News Editor at The Dalles Chronicle, with Mark Gibson. She also covers crime, City of The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Community College and general news.

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Dance contestants get pep talk

Six contestants in the upcoming 2017 Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition got advice Monday evening from past winners — and some who didn’t take home the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Agencies look at dam removal

Three federal agencies will take public comment in The Dalles tonight, Dec. 6, about the effect of 14 dams on air, water, land and wildlife along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Overcoming life’s hurdles

Special Olympics is far more than giving an intellectually disabled athlete the opportunity to win a medal; the program showcases the determination and strength of the human spirit.

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Keeping star light bright

Volunteers add a little extra shine to the local holiday season

Every holiday season for the past 24 years, a 40-foot star has shone on the west end of The Dalles, illuminating the night sky for motorists and area residents alike. The Fun Group knows that few people are thinking about the logistics involved in keeping the star lit, and that’s the way they want it to be.

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Turning a page for foster kids

A book drive for youth in foster care is now underway and the Wasco County Citizen Review Board is hoping to collect reading material for 200 children, pre-teens and teens.

Body recovered from Columbia

The body of a missing fishermen with ties to Wasco County was recovered Monday,Nov. 14, off the shoreline of Roosevelt, near the location the boat he was in capsized more than two weeks ago.

Youth plan gets boost

The Gorge Youth Center has received a donation of $111,000 to kick off its fundraising campaign that started this week.

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MINT action nets nine arrests in gorge

A 44-year-old male has been charged with four counts of unlawful delivery and possession of methamphetamine following Tuesday’s execution of a search warrant at his home in the Dalles by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Taskforce.

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A place for youth

Getting the Gorge Youth Center up and running is a proactive project that can draw the entire community together, says Joe Martin, the driving force behind the plan.

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Marine recounts historic battles

By the time Everett Marvel’s ship arrived off the shoreline of Peleliu, a tiny island in the Pacific, his spirit was calm about the coming firefight between U.S. Marines and soldiers from the Japanese Imperial Army.

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