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Boards ponder pot rules

City to hold public hearing on temporary dispensary ban

Wolf panel moves forward

Wasco County prepares to deal with livestock losses

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Officials seek veteran service models

Wasco County’s multiple programs to serve veterans — especially the high level of volunteerism — have drawn the attention of state and federal officials who came to town Friday for a facilities tour.

Pot moratorium faces city

Hearing Monday will take up the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries

Storkson runs on complaint of undue utility influence

Britt Storkson is making a second run for the District 59 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives based on the belief that holding a public office is the only way to reform the way that Wasco County Electric Co-operative does business.

Benefit to aid veteran

Volunteer effort aims at mobility

Streets top renewal list

Washington underpass among other contenders

TD native starts branch of conservation group

Organizational meetings set for April 1 and 10 in gorge; group to focus on sport fishing issues.

Thompson Street study delayed

Council torn over approach on eastside street

The Dalles freeway fix

Four miles of I-84 through The Dalles will be repaved over 9 months of construction in ’15.

Judge sides with DA in arson case

Defense wanted crime scenes to be preserved for new investigator

Ruling may affect local case

Justices render opinion on forcible medication

WTF neighbors vow fight

Rural residents will pose commissioner re-elections unless loud festival halts

Outdoor group seeks area combat veterans

Combat veterans of all war eras are invited to “throw their name in the hat” for one of seven activities being sponsored this year by Outdoor Adventures for Military Heroes.

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Nat’l Guard honors long-term supporters

Community members of The Dalles and Hood River were recognized March 9 for their long-term support of the Oregon National Guard and Family Readiness Group program at an appreciation luncheon.

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Dinner honors responders

VFW honors local people who serve

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Walmart challenge goes on

Infrastructure construction for North Chenoweth under way

The Dalles 0fficers injured in arrest

Both men treated and released

City gives union raises

Nonunion raises will be considered in budget

GOP supports gay marriage

Huffman opposes, but will uphold

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Wolves on the Move

Wolves are expected to establish packs in central Oregon

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Ranchers: Wolf Trouble

As wolves make Oregon inroads, cattlemen warn troubles are growing

DA plot nets felon 20 years

An inmate who crafted a jailhouse plot to murder a public official and two in-laws was sentenced Wednesday to two decades in prison without any possibility of early release.

City eyes rate discount change for low income seniors, disabled

For more than a decade, the water and sewer rates of some low-income residents in The Dalles have remained frozen, making them up to 69 percent lower than the charge for other customers.

Woman sentenced for identity theft

Ecke stole thousands from elderly TD man

Nisley trains on cyber forensics

Course based on Secret Service training model

Fairground marks a century

State bill will recognize era

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Ranchers gather at Maupin feast

Members of the North Central Livestock Association gathered in Maupin Saturday night for their second annual banquet and business meeting. The nonprofit organization of Sherman and Wasco County ranchers is headed by Keith Nantz, business partner for the Dillon Land and Cattle Company, which is headquartered in Dufur.

Spatz proposes memorial walkway at viewpoint

The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz has come up with the idea to further honor veterans at Kelly Viewpoint while capitalizing on the scenic setting.

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Weathering the Storms

Fattening aids cattle survival during winter weather

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Moving cows is just the beginning

Before you can work with specific individual cows, you have to gather, identify and sort them.

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All in a Day's Work

Maupin rancher Keith Nantz rides his horse “Dude” into the corral at the Oak Springs Road ranch and dismounts to begin a long day’s work in weather that hovers in the low 20s. On the chore list this day is marking three-month-old calves with the Dillon Land and Cattle Company brand.

City sets top 2014 goals

Council gives staff a work plan

$10 million snow?

Moisture means money for dryland wheat ranchers in a particularly dry year

Expansion continues on TD wi-fi

By the end of April, 8.25 million square feet of free wi-fi coverage will be available through 77 access points in The Dalles and work continues to strengthen the system.

City plans street funding

City manager will present revenue plan

Fireworks funding decision on hold

City will look for $20,000 during budget cycle

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Auxiliary marks 80 years

Group organizes veteran events

Center sees business growth

Director expects ‘14 action

Headstone thief sentenced

A Sellwood man has pleaded guilty to stealing four headstones from a Dufur cemetery and using them to landscape his yard.

Feds used 'economic duress' to force Oregon farms to capitulatate, says judge

U.S. Department of Labor guilty of using ‘economic duress’ against two Oregon blueberry farms in 2012.

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A Rancher’s Life

Cowboy honors timeless code

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Merkley focuses on job creation

Senator hopes policy changes will prompt return of manufacturers

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School ‘beefs up’ students

Maupin rancher shares his skills with urban middle school students

Huffman gears up for session

Legislature will consider large funding requests, privacy issues

Program has helped add to veterans’ compensation

Wasco County Veterans’ Service Officer Russell Jones told city officials Monday that $1.1 million in compensation had been awarded to former military personnel in 2013.

Vet program is model, says Runyon

The Dalles City Council learned Monday that local programs to serve veterans have become a “model” for the rest of the state, due largely to a high level of volunteerism.

Firework group seeks city aid

Councilor wants goal review

A break for landowners?

Work group recommends changes to city policy

Portland man accused of stealing Dufur headstones

Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley said Thursday that a pending case involving the theft of headstones from four graves at a Dufur cemetery is a “first” for his career.