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Dufur FFA attends state convention

Rogers awarded state degree for meat goat farm

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Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Gorge Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has introduced their newest child advocates: Mike Uffelman and Janis Miller from White Salmon, Katie Wallace and Amber Strain, The Dalles, Trena Gray and Donna Birtwistle, Sherman County and Grace Parson and Maria Miller, Hood River.

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The Dalles equestrians ride high at 2nd OHSET meet

Howell and Cuevas pick up four top-10 finishes apiece

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Hawks bounce back in Redmond

TD baseball team salvages two-game road split versus No. 14-ranked Ridgeview

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Elegance of the Empress

The Paddle Wheel Lounge offers live vocals and piano for entertainment. The Show Lounge is an activity center during the day, featuring everything from BINGO to magic acts, and is the scene for live musical entertainment every night. During the past year, the Empress has won accolades from critics for its dining experiences and hospitality. Lunder takes pride in those reviews because it means the hard work going on behind the scenes is gaining good reports from guests. “They get to enjoy such beautiful scenic views and we provide them with information about the history of the river and the communities they visit,” he said.

Taggers caught ‘blue-handed’

A city police sergeant working graveyard heard someone shaking a can of spray paint in the wee hours of Friday morning. Not long after, two teens were in custody, one of whom admitted to over 100 instances of graffiti. The Dalles Police Sgt. Dan Nelson was “sitting dark” in his patrol car downtown when he heard the rattle of a can of spray paint within a block of his location.

Crosstalk: Is right-to-work a good or bad idea?

I have never worked for a union shop, but several members of my family have, both in the public sector, which includes the most prominent unions today, and the private sector, where union membership, representing only 7 percent of America's workforce, is at its lowest level since the 1930s. In the private sector, it's hard to sympathize with, for example, the dock workers currently battling shipping companies at the Port of Portland.

News

    What's happening from March 31

    Community events calendar from March 31, 2014.

    I’ve learned a lot in my first week in The Dalles

    One night last week I drove to Portland to see one of my favorite authors, who was reading from his latest work at Powell’s City Books. I had a great time and it’s nice that Portland is close enough to occasionally take trips like that. But on my way back to The Dalles I nearly ran out of gas.

    For the record, March 31

    Police, fire, medical and Lottery reports from March 31, 2015

    Boy dies in TD

    A 12-year-old boy was found deceased in his home Friday morning in The Dalles, city police said. Devin Johnson was a student at The Dalles Middle School, said The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury. He lived in the 2100 block of East 12th Street.

Sports

    What's happening from March 31

    Community events calendar from March 31, 2014.

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    Oregon’s Cape Lookout is ideal for whale watching

    TILLAMOOK — One of the fun parts in having children is discovering the ways they reflect you, not just in eye color or the shape of their nose, but in the ways they interact with the world. My daughter, Lucy, is a tiny ball of lunatic energy. At just a few months, she was rolling around our living room. At 5 months, she’s crawling all over the house, seeking out brave new corners of our dwelling like a miniature Starship Enterprise.

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    Tired of the lack of snow? Try Utah!

    About 183 million years ago most of the Four Corners area was a vast desert covered with sand dunes that were up to 2,500 feet high. Through the ages, the loose sand became sedimentary sandstone carved by both wind and water. And the water carried minerals which gave the sandstone a wide variety of colors. This is the Colorado Plateau which has the greatest number of National Parks in the nation. The plateau basically starts at Bryce Canyon, Utah, and then stair steps down to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

    Roubaix race coming to TD

    Nearly 400 racers of all levels are expected to attend

Gorge Life

    What's happening from March 31

    Community events calendar from March 31, 2014.

    Second trial seeks $4M

    A second trial against Mid-Columbia Medical Center stemming from a former anesthesiologist’s sexual assault of sedated female patients and hospital employees is underway in The Dalles.

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    Oregon’s Cape Lookout is ideal for whale watching

    TILLAMOOK — One of the fun parts in having children is discovering the ways they reflect you, not just in eye color or the shape of their nose, but in the ways they interact with the world. My daughter, Lucy, is a tiny ball of lunatic energy. At just a few months, she was rolling around our living room. At 5 months, she’s crawling all over the house, seeking out brave new corners of our dwelling like a miniature Starship Enterprise.

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    Tired of the lack of snow? Try Utah!

    About 183 million years ago most of the Four Corners area was a vast desert covered with sand dunes that were up to 2,500 feet high. Through the ages, the loose sand became sedimentary sandstone carved by both wind and water. And the water carried minerals which gave the sandstone a wide variety of colors. This is the Colorado Plateau which has the greatest number of National Parks in the nation. The plateau basically starts at Bryce Canyon, Utah, and then stair steps down to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

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    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...