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.
In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was pressed by a committee from the Second Continental Congress to write an explanation for colonists, and justification for the rest of the world, about why it had become necessary to seek independence from British rule.
The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have resolved a longstanding dispute over transfer of public roads in urban fringe areas. After years of contention, the two agencies have developed a work plan for streets that shares responsibility.
Official says economy will be hurt
Call volumes expected to go up
Legion to hold cook-off this July
The Hometown Heroes focus in The Dalles continues through July 4 and involves an event this Saturday to help veterans access services to improve their quality of life. Jennifer Borne, disabled veteran outreach program coordinator for Worksource Oregon’s office in The Dalles, is organizing Veteran Resource Day on Saturday, June 20. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Meals location, 315 West Third Street, veterans will be able to get help from Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones. He will provide assistance to file claims for benefits and compensation. In addition, representatives from several agencies will be available to provide information about housing and other social programs. The Vet Mobile Center out of Salem will also be on site to offer counseling.
Officials optimistic about economic growth
A mobile home at Viewpoint park in The Dalles was destroyed by fire late Monday morning. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby properties. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. More information will be provided in Tuesday's Chronicle.
Foundation has asked the Oregon Legislature to provide $168 in the 2015 session to get construction underway
Marine vet returns for diploma