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Letter to the Editor: Dog rules

To the editor: I live in Columbia View Heights and have lived here for over 20 years. When this subdivision was built, a piece of land was set aside to build a fenced park, so the children who live here would have a safe place to play. A year or so ago, the parks and recreation district decided to allow people to bring their dogs to this park, and they set up some rules for them to follow.

January 18, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Crosswalks?

To the editor: So you want to have a discussion about “crosswalks.” I have a lot to say about crosswalks.....just a second, I was told it was “crosstalk,” not crosswalk. Never mind.

January 18, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..
 

Senior warns of Medicare scam

When Vince Ames of The Dalles got a call from an unknown number and a person on the other end of the line claimed to represent Medicare and asked for personal information, he knew that a scam was in play. “He wanted to know about my blood pressure and other health issues, and I told him that I was not going to give him that information,” said Ames, 70. Ames said what concerned him was that another senior might get caught in the scam.

January 18, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


Training focuses on mental health

Instructor Julie Larson lectured a class of 15 or so adults, ranging from interested community members to school and medical personnel, on how to help adults experiencing an immediate mental health crisis.

January 18, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..


The Dalles police ready to Rumble(r)

Police lights and sirens sometimes have trouble gaining the attention of today’s distracted drivers. Enter the ultimate un-distractor: the Rumbler. Two new Ford Explorers bought by The Dalles Police Department have the Rumbler, and by late summer, it is anticipated the rest of the police fleet will have Rumblers too, said Police Capt. Jamie Carrico.

January 18, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..
 

SWC boys take loss at Horizon

Derek Johnston drilled four first-half 3-pointers and the No. 16-ranked Horizon Christian Hawks won their fourth game in a row, 51-28, over the South Wasco County Redsides Tuesday in boys’ basketball action in Hood River.

January 17, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..


Huskies use attack mode to subdue the Rangers

MORO – With only a one-game lead over Horizon Christian and Condon-Wheeler, the Sherman Huskies had little margin for error entering Tuesday’s Big Sky Conference showdown versus the Dufur Rangers.

January 17, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..


Redside defense is setting the trend

During their six-game winning streak, the South Wasco County Redsides have surrendered 27 points a contest, 10 points below their season average. That defense trend continued in Tuesday’s road matchup versus Horizon Christian, as the Lady Redsides held the Hawks to nine field goals, four in the second half, and 24 turnovers in a 56-27 girls’ hoops win in Hood River.

January 17, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..


Late-game surge vaults Sherman to second place

MORO – Once the calendar turned to January and a new year, the Sherman Huskies have been a roll with four wins in their past five contests. Tuesday in Moro, the backcourt tandem of Desiree Winslow and Kiersten Casper combined for 31 points, and the Sherman Huskies used a 29-19 second-half run to defeat Dufur by a 49-39 final margin Tuesday to vault into second place in the Big Sky Conference standings.

January 17, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..


Lady Hawks stave off a Storm comeback

Spencer Hurley had a golden opportunity to give the Summit Storm a comeback win. Hurley missed both free throws, and following two TD misses from the line on the other end, a last-ditch shot from past halfcourt did not come close to hitting its mark, giving the Riverhawks a 44-43 victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

January 17, 2018 2:06 p.m. read more..


Blue Zones kickoff Friday

The free kickoff celebration of the Blue Zones Project wellness initiative, set for this Friday, Jan. 19, will feature Zumba and yoga demonstrations, free massages and healthy cooking demonstrations.

January 17, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


DePriest Spaghetti Feed to benefit family

Helping a family in need is not often as easy as eating spaghetti, but it will be this Friday at the Jerri Walker DePriest (JWD) Memorial Endowment Fund’s annual Spaghetti Feed, a benefit that will raise money for the Gibson family.

January 17, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


New wolves confirmed in county

At least two wolves are using an area in southern Wasco County, marking the first time multiple wolves have been confirmed in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains since they began returning to Oregon this century, according to a report Tuesday from Oregon Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Wildlife Service.

January 17, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


Rangers tied for second in league

Don’t look now, but the Dufur Rangers are on a roll with a three-game winning streak to move into a three-way tie for second place in the Big Sky Conference after a 52-38 road victory at Condon on Saturday. The Lady Rangers led 21-18 at the half, and broke open that slim cushion with runs of 16-12 and 15-8 to put the Knights away.

January 17, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..


Sherman girls dominate, 65-24

The Sherman defense continued its lockdown play, and the duo of Desiree Winslow and Makayla Macnab combined for 34 points to help give the Huskies a 65-24 romp over Arlington in Saturday’s girls’ basketball game in Arlington.

January 17, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..
 

Huskies win eighth straight

The No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies traveled to Arlington this past Saturday and won their eighth straight game by a 56-41 margin in Big Sky Conference boys’ hoops action at Arlington High School.

January 17, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..


SWC squanders away possible victory versus Ione

MAUPIN – The South Wasco County Redsides appeared headed to a home win and a fourth-place tie in the Big Sky Conference up by four points with 40 seconds left in regulation, but the Ione Cardinals forced turnovers, pulled down key rebounds and hit the big baskets to snatch a 52-50 overtime comeback win Saturday in Maupin.

January 17, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..

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