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Delays and closures Feb. 11

Regional closures The Sherman County School District Board of Directors regular board meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019, has been canceled due to inclement weather. This meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 7:00 pm and will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library. Update: All Wasco County offices will close at noon. PUD offices will close at noon All Klickitat County government offices have closed Update: Tonight The Dalles city council meeting has been cancelled. Update: The Mid-Columbia Senior Center has closed Update: Wednesday's Rotary meeting has been cancelled Courts/District Attorneys: 7th Judicial District: Closed. Hood River County Circuit Court and Wasco County Circuit Court closed at 12:00 pm

February 11, 2019 7:56 a.m. read more..

Ruling finds for, and against, jail

A judge ruled the regional jail’s contract to house immigration detainees does not violate state law, but that its notifying federal officials of release dates of foreign-born prisoners does violate the law. The ruling from Wasco County Circuit Court Judge John Wolf was handed down Friday, Feb. 8 and provided wins for both the plaintiffs – four Wasco County residents – and the jail. A key win for the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR) was Wolf’s finding that the jail was not “apprehending” people whose only violation is being in the U.S. in violation of federal immigration law. Therefore, its contract to house U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was legal.

February 8, 2019 5:56 p.m. read more..


No. 7 SWC stymies Perrydale

Abby Birman totaled 15 points, Jade McCoy rattled off eight and the seventh-ranked South Wasco County Redsides showed no mercy in a good matchup against No. 12 Perrydale last Saturday in Maupin.

February 8, 2019 2:58 p.m. read more..

Dufur throttles Mitchell by 21

Inclement weather moved Tuesday’s Dufur girls basketball game to Wednesday in their second-to-last matchup of the year, and the Lady Rangers outscored Mitchell-Spray 12-4 in the second half of a 38-17 win at Spray.

February 8, 2019 2:57 p.m. read more..

Ranger boys net 65-30 road win

Daniel Radcliffe scored 15 points, Trey Darden reeled off 10 and the No. 17-ranked Dufur Rangers picked up a lopsided 65-30 win over Mitchell-Spray Wednesday in Spray.

February 8, 2019 2:56 p.m. read more..

No. 1 Huskies clinch league crown

Four players hit double figures and the Sherman Husky defense limited No. 6-ranked Horizon Christian to 14 of 44 from the field (31 percent) to lock in a league-clinching 50-34 victory Wednesday in Hood River.

February 8, 2019 2:56 p.m. read more..


Vintage Dufur Days

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Winter Wonderland

Winter storms arrived late but with a vengence this past week, with snow throughout the region and more forecast.

February 8, 2019 1:54 p.m. read more..



Letter to the Editor: In praise of solutions

To the editor: I am writing in full appreciation of the Dalles Housing Solutions Community Connect held last week. As an American Nomad of 25 plus years it is truly heart warming to see the gracious love given by certain people and communities around the country.

February 5, 2019 1:51 p.m. read more..

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