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For the Record for September 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 22

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Resources available for those impacted by fire, I-84 closure

Businesses throughout the Columbia Gorge have experienced impacts as a consequence of the Eagle Creek Fire and resulting closures of Interstate 84, including loss in customers, increased transportation costs, difficulty getting supply deliveries and challenges transporting products to market.

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American Tribute

Small American flags are showing up around The Dalles, mounted with hardware and positioned on fence posts in visible spots. The identity of the person posting them is not known.

Ban on using cell phones while driving starts Oct. 1

The Dalles Police Officer Jeff Kienlen just got back from a traffic conference, where discussion touched on the fact that fatal crashes are on the rise, mostly due to distracted driving. And so the timing is apt for the Oct. 1 start of Oregon’s new distracted driving law, which bans holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving.

For the Record for September 21, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 21

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For the Record for September 22, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 22

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Local speller takes top spot

Most people have never heard the word “qiviut,” let alone are able to spell it correctly. It refers to the luxuriously soft underwool of the musk ox. Local speller Sonja Jacobsen sailed through that word, along with words like crepuscular, phloem, and sybaritic, to take the state title in the highest division at the Oregon State Spelling Bee in Salem Sept. 2.

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Resources available for those impacted by fire, I-84 closure

Businesses throughout the Columbia Gorge have experienced impacts as a consequence of the Eagle Creek Fire and resulting closures of Interstate 84, including loss in customers, increased transportation costs, difficulty getting supply deliveries and challenges transporting products to market.

Sports

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Huskies score a four-set home win

The Sherman Huskies evened their record to 2-2 on the season after a four-set home victory Thursday against Condon-Wheeler.

Dufur dismantles Ione in three sets

The Dufur Rangers jumped into sole possession of second place in the Big Sky Conference after a 25-17, 25-15 and 25-12 three-set sweep over Ione Thursday in a league volleyball match played in Dufur.

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TD loses CRC showdown to Hood River

Hood River Valley and The Dalles hit the court for the first of three Columbia River Conference matches Thursday, with the No. 17-ranked Eagles striking first for a three-set sweep Thursday in a varsity volleyball contest played at Kurtz Gym.

Opinion

Guest Column: We must act to prevent wildfires

Oregonians have faced some of the worst fires in our state’s history this year. We have watched in shock as every day comes with more smoke and reports of new fires. With arrival of the first fall rains, we can and should turn our attention to the recovery efforts after the fires.

Letter to the Editor: Ask first

To the editor: To the person who complained about the "unkempt graves" at IOOF. Have you visited regularly over the past several years? Have you noticed that things are looking much better? Do you know how big the budget is to run the cemetery, or how much water they have to keep everything green?

Letter to the Editor: Bad outweighs good

To the editor: I totally agree with Mr. Paul Crowley’s letter to the editor (Sept. 14) in The Dalles Chronicle. I, too, believe that fireworks in the hands of the public, especially kids, is dangerous and unnecessary.