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Mystery at the Rorick House

Two framed pictures appear inside historical house despite lock, alarm system

Candidate forum

Candidate forum Community members are invited to mark their calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 21 and attend a candidate’s forum sponsored by The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and Wasco County Farm Bureau. The forum begins with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m., political discussion from 6 to 9 p.m. Location is the third floor of Building 2, Columbia Gorge Community College campus. Participants will include candidates from city and county races and information on state ballot issues.

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Rangers catch second wind

No. 3 Dufur overcomes halftime deficit with 38 unanswered points for a 52-16 win

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A "Little Shop of Horrors" opens

“Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Linda Beiter, is a Theatre Company of The Dalles production. Performances are at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Oct. 17, 18, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. Doors open at 7, perfromance begins at 7:30 p.m. A matinee begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Advance tickets are available at Klindt’s Book Sellers and Waucoma Bookstore and also at the door. Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors (over 62) and $10 students.

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Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 16

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 16, 2014.

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Day of rainbows on a Cascade lake

LA PINE (AP) — We could see maybe 20 feet in front of us as our boat motored slowly away from the Rock Creek boat ramp on Crane Prairie Reservoir.

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Be on the lookout for elk hoof disease

Hunters and others who spend time in the outdoors in northwest Oregon are asked to be on the lookout for elk hoof disease, a problem for southwest Washington’s elk that could also be affecting Oregon’s elk.

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Editorial: Keep Runyon, elect Elliott and Brown

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is a breakdown of our vote for endorsements in local races, as well some of our concerns and comments:

Letter to the editor: Support chief

To the editor: Mosier Fire Chief Appleton was fired by the fire board last Thursday. With that action, fire board members have gone beyond frugal to destructive and dangerous. There was no public discussion before that decision, no input sought from the volunteers who are Mosier Fire. The action taken is completely contrary to the highly qualified recommendations made by professionals in modern Fire/EMS to our board.

Letter to the editor: Knitting support

To the editor: Ms. Skov and Mrs. Wenzel would like to send out a huge thank you to the community for their support of our knitting class at the high school.

News

    Letter to the editor: Focus on future

    To the editor: Re-elect a really creative and dedicated Wasco County commissioner. With eyes focused on the future, Rod Runyon has made memorandums more easily available through the county website.

    Letter to the editor: Fix city council

    To the editor: There is something wrong within our city government. Rather than progress and improvement, we seem to be steadily falling apart. What little construction growth there may be is consistently thwarted by excessive fees and inconsistent demands, which cause citizens to put projects on hold until something more sensible makes progress possible. Water and sewer rates are completely out of hand. Residential rates for water and sewer in Hermiston is $39.13. Ours is nearly triple at $104.72 per month.

    Letter to the editor: Check the facts

    To the editor: It astounds me that people will write letters to criticize others when it is obvious they have not checked the facts! Mr. George Clark did this!

    Letter to the editor: New opportunity

    To the editor: My wife and I moved to The Dalles just over a year ago from a small town in Washington where we had lived for over 25 years.

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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 ...