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Lead stories

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Loyalty in the face of Prejudice

The Dalles resident Morioka featured in Bend museum through Nov. 1

Japanese sister city visitors arrive Saturday in The Dalles

Miyoshi delegates stay locally

Rip City Mayor

THE DALLES MAYOR Steve Lawrence gets a warm greeting from Blaze the Trail Cat during a Portland Trailblazer Rip City flag raising event at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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A fight to the finish

Pendleton scores 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to preserve a 30-12 win

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Angler embarks on "Big Fishing Year"

How many species can a man catch in a year?

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Wandering forest roads on hunt for greatest hiking trail

Well, Janet and I have done it again. We have wasted another summer wandering single lane forest service roads looking for the next greatest hiking trail. We have run into our share of road hogs who think they are driving in downtown Portland. We have pointed more than a few disoriented people in the right direction. That said, we have had another great year roaming the trails of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood.

Editorial: Yes on Merkley, Richardson, Walden

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is our endorsement of state and federal candidates in contested races:

Commentary: Use critical thinking skills on election claims

I challenge the people of Wasco County to think and read critically when considering advertisements, editorials and letters to the editor prior to an election.

Letter to the editor: Spooky’s thanked

To the editor: A very heartfelt “Thank You” to JoAnna and Bob Stanek and the Spooky’s staff.

Letter to the editor: Support for Green

To the editor: I have been disappointed in how the community responded to the treatment of Scott Green, our prior Director of Parks and Recreation.



Gorge Life

    Looking back from Oct. 26

    Looking back on Oct. 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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    Long flag tradition in The Dalles

    Duties switching to a new troop this Nov. 11

    Join Pink Walk Sunday

    The Pink Walk to raise public awareness about breast cancer, starts Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Landmark, Third and Lincoln street.

    Mt. Hood Film festival returns Nov. 7, HR

    HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Hotel downstairs and Andrew’s Skylight Theater. The festival will feature a segment of 3D films –the only film festival in the PNW featuring 3D. In addition to showcasing national and worldwide films, the festival features local and NW filmmakers and is supported almost entirely by community volunteers and local businesses.



Latest blogs

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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 ...