Back in Texas in 1975, a 12-year-old Paul Beasley was introduced to the wisdom of Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden by his mother, Lida Oliver Beasley. One of Wooden’s quotes —“Success is measured by improvement, regardless of the outcome”— is the mantra that Beasley now uses for his Riverhawk wrestling program.

The Athletics East program already had a season full of highlights and records, and there was another chapter added to the book this past weekend at the USATF Region 13 Meet, held at Lane Community College in Eugene, as all 16 runners on the roster qualified for nationals, and Juan Diego Contreras claimed first place overall.

Less than two weeks after the end of the fall sports season, local basketball teams are geared up for the start of the 2019-2020 campaign, fueled by goals of state qualifications and hopes of hoisting trophies.

As more athletes sign up to play Riverhawk soccer, The Dalles head coach Oscar Nunez is seeing a steady progression in his program in a three-year span.

In 2017, the Hawks went 3-10-2, and in 2018, the team posted a 4-8-3 record. Over that same span, the team scored an average of 12 goals a year and allowed 35.

Gorge Life

Windows on Christmas—The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Window display contest winners were announced following the Starlight Parade Nov. 29. Read more

Murray recently purchased the chiropractic business of Mary Zega and renamed it Tone Chiropractic.  He has re-branded the office at 818 W. 6th St., and is now taking on new patients. Read more

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There is a point in your life when you learn to accept the fact you will not live forever—no matter how well you eat, exercise and do all the right things. There will be an end. The question is how do you want to experience your end-of-life journey? Read more

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It’s difficult for parents and guardians searching for childcare in Hood River and Wasco counties to find an open slot. According to a study by Oregon State University, all families with infants and toddlers in Oregon struggle to find childcare placement, as do most families with children under the age of five.

While there are 40 childcare providers in Hood River County, only 22 of those programs provide infant and/or toddler care and those that do have limited space. There are 51 child care providers in Wasco County, and four in Sherman County. Of the 51 providers in Wasco County, 22 provide infant care. In Sherman County, only two of the four programs care for infants. Read more

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That there is a childcare crisis in the Gorge will come as no surprise to parents and guardians searching for placement options.

According to a study published by Oregon State University titled “Oregon’s Child Care Deserts: Mapping Supply by Age Group, Metropolitan Status, and Percentage of Publicly Funded Slots,” all families with infants and toddlers struggle to find childcare placement, as do most families with children under the age of 5. Read more


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As Republicans and Democrats dig in on issues of impeachment and the conduct of the President, most Americans can agree on this: with the national debt surpassing $23 trillion, Americans believe Congress should spend more time focused on reducing it. Read more

As a photojournalist at The Dalles Chronicle for many years, I’ve photographed a lot of theater, much of it in our local schools.

I’ve long been impressed by the professionalism I’ve found in the area, like the vast majority of productions undertaken by The Dalles High School’s drama department over the years under the direction and guidance of Lowry Browning. And in the past few years, Leslie Sullivan has revived theater at The Dalles Middle School with impressive results. Read more

To the editor,

As an American I’m appalled at our so-called “president,” Donald Trump. (He may) represent America, but not me. He should represent Hispanic people, people of all colors and other countries who live in America. Read more