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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..

TD skiers trying to finish strong ahead of state

The Dalles ski team struggled a bit last Saturday during slalom action on the Ski Bowl Course, but the group has nearly a month to fix a few fundamental aspects before state on Mar. 6-8. Four of the seven skiers had two-run marks and both the boys and girls teams did not accumulate enough completed times in a varsity meet at Mount Hood Meadows.

February 8, 2019 2:55 p.m. read more..

Seufalemua earns all-state football awards

If a top athlete is willing to sacrifice stats and accomplishments for the betterment of the team, great things happen. A running back through much of his football career, The Dalles football player Dalles Seufalemua made a switch from the backfield to the trenches opening holes and protecting his quarterback as an offensive lineman.

February 8, 2019 2:51 p.m. read more..

TD man faces drug charges

Kevin Dwayne Hester, 34, was arrested Jan. 31 on multiple charges by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) following the execution of a search warrant at 220 E. 12th St., Apt. C.

February 8, 2019 2:01 p.m. read more..

‘Oregon Weather Dashboard’ now available

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has created an online application called the “Oregon Weather Dashboard” to illustrate current and forecasted weather conditions, pulling together information from the state’s four national Weather Service forecast offices.

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

35-40 Sorosis trees to be cut

Starting Saturday, Feb. 16, Sorosis Park will close as a contractor removes 35-40 dead and dying trees throughout the park that are infested with the mountain pine beetle. The goal is to have the work completed by Feb. 24, but Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Executive Director Scott Baker said that’s “aspirational” and is honestly unlikely.

February 8, 2019 1:58 p.m. read more..


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