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RaeLynn Ricarte

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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.

Tax limits increasingly hurt city budget

Compression bites revenues

Forced medication of robbery suspect halted by court

Oreogn Supreme Court justices intervene in local armed robbery case

2013 a year of challenges: Peculiar, and heartbreaking

Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley is relieved to put 2013 in the rear view mirror due to the peculiar — and sometimes heartbreaking — resolution of several major cases.

Robbery suspect medication starts

Defense attorney hopes high court will intervene in forcible drugging

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Travels bring Byrne right back home

New CGCC employee provides research

Deputies search student lockers

New program at Dufur, Maupin targets drug use

Man sent to prison for fatal stabbing

Scott Olenick pleads guilty to causing death of roommate

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Protecting the Rights of the Accused

Manson photo reminds defense attorney of Constitutional shield

City wi-fi service expands

Google donation funds project

Drug case could set precedent

Standoff subject could be drugged against his will

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Officials warn about Mill Creek flood risk

Homeowners along Mill Creek, and some downtown business owners, are being asked by two public agencies to explore their flood insurance options due to the possibility of excessive runoff from a higher elevation as a result of damage caused by last summer’s wildfires.

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City: Hoop in street can remain

Portable basketball hoop is on lightly traveled cul de sac off a dead end street.

Rapoza wins another year

Developer says project will get done

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An Air of Industry

Federal, state and local partnership drives airport development

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Robbery case hinges on meds

DA wants to compel medication

Wasco County Circuit Judge Janet Stauffer will decide by Dec. 18 whether an accused robbery suspect should be forcibly medicated for schizophrenia so he can aid in his own defense.

Garbage rates to rise in ‘14

Increase averages 1.9 percent

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Commission takes field trip

Bus tour shows street improvement challenges

City eyes garbage rate hike

Higher operation costs blamed

Wrong-way drive nets 70 months

A man who drove the wrong way on Interstate 84, led police on a high-speed chase, and attempted to ram three patrol cars is now idling behind bars for 70 months. “His behavior was irresponsible and outrageous,” said Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley. “He was very lucky that he or someone else wasn’t killed.”

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Attorneys help vets navigate Veterans Administration

Oregon Bar gives training on military culture, law

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TD turns out to honor vets

Gray skies but no rain on Nov. 11 ‘Thank You’ parade

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New troopers strengthen regional state police

Office covers largest geographic patrol area in state

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World War II Navy vet gets wish of a lifetime

Navy Veteran James Corsale, 92, recently visited the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He resides at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in The Dalles and joined the ranks of other former service members on the Journey of Heroes, a trip arranged by Wish of a Lifetime and Vital Life, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to honoring seniors.

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The Dalles City files foreclosures

Action is aimed at collecting on unpaid liens

Mayor: Bikes boost local economy

Cyclists sought for committee

City rescinds nonremonstrance waiver

Councilor: 'This just seems weird to me'

TD faces funding challenge

LOC report educates citizens about tax system

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Warriors on the Hunt

Local residents treat veterans to a woodsy weekend

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Jury awards $2.4M to trio

MCMC administrators not liable

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In the face of cancer, Hunt strives for normal

Marti Hunt missed only one day of work during weeks of chemotherapy for breast cancer because she was determined to keep life as normal as possible.