RaeLynn Ricarte

Managing Editor


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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Time for fresh outlook

Dana Journey is 30 and running for The Dalles City Council out of the belief that youth and energy are a plus when it comes to finding new ways to create economic development. “What I will bring is a new perspective, and I’m a go-getter – when I get ideas, I like to get them done,” he said.

Gas station robbed

A male and female, both wearing masks and brandishing guns, held up a gas station on the west end of town late Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.

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Long marriage ‘50/50 deal’

Williard “Pete” Johnson and his wife, Eva, have been married 67 years this month and credit the longevity of their marriage to making it a “50/50 deal.” “It’s got to be that or you are not going to make it through,” she said.

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Digging in Deep

Todd Walter has always liked traveling in the fast lane — especially when it’s off road and involves rough terrain. Born and raised in The Dalles, Walter’s lifelong fascination with motorsports recently paid off with a second place win in the Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, Ariz., that was organized by the Best in the Desert Racing Association.

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M96 would improve vet services

The Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office will be able to better meet the needs of customers if Measure 96 is approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election, say two local veteran advocates.

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Walden offers 'A Better Way'

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is highly concerned about the precedent being set by President Barack Obama with a continuing “overreach” of authority that threatens the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.

Elections: Apply the Golden Rule

Passions run high during election cycles and sometimes candidates lose perspective about the real reason they should be seeking office — the opportunity to be servants of the people — and the contest becomes ego-driven. When that happens, winning becomes everything and dissenting voices are no longer tolerated. This week, The Chronicle received reports from the camps of two candidates in The Dalles mayoral race about people being harassed for posting campaign signs. Apparently, supporters of the other candidate were upset enough to harass the sign holder for exercising free speech.

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‘Pink’ walk is Saturday

The annual walk to increase public awareness about the threat of cancer to women in the community takes place tomorrow, Oct. 15, in downtown The Dalles.

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Meet your candidates

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members to learn more about candidates for local, state and federal elected offices at a special forum on Oct. 25.

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Chronicle plans to move office

The Dalles Chronicle will soon have a new home, and the existing office at 315 Federal Street is now on the market.

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