RaeLynn Ricarte

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Reporter covering crime, City of The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Community College and general news.

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A Fighting Ace

‘Courage, split-second thinking’ are among attributes of fighting aces like Ruddell

Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

City considers ship docking fee

Flat fee would redeem operating costs

Navarro arraigned for camp shooting

Juan Carlos Navarro, 20, was arraigned Monday in Wasco County Circuit Court for allegedly using a shotgun July 13 to injure one man at a Pleasant Ridge Road orchard camp and endangering two other people.

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Study shows The Dalles has highest water and sewer rates in Eastern Oregon

Hermiston study of sewer and water rates among cities of comparative size show The Dalles has highest "average" rates for sewer and water.

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Containment nears on White River Canyon fire

The White River Canyon Fire, which started Saturday afternoon, is expected to be 100 percent contained by Friday morning, according to Brian Ballou, information officer for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Lightning sparks regional fires

White River Canyon blaze continues while others are quickly extinguished UPDATE July 15, 2014.

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Lightning sparks mulitple fires in region

Oregon fire officials estimated that about 3,400 lightning strikes occurred across the region Sunday and started dozens of fires, mostly small but some sparked fires that are threatening homes on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

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Battle lines form over bladderpod

A group of farmers in Franklin County, Wash., are challenging U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s listing of the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species – and asking for help from local citizens.

City hears planning panel street ideas

“This is complicated,” said The Dalles City Councilor Tim M­­cGlothlin about finding an affordable way to pay for street improvements tied to residential development. Members of the planning commission at the June 30 workshop knew exactly where McGlothlin’s was coming from with what might have been the understatement of the year.

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