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..

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..

New park equipment, swim passes planned

The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District (NWCPRD) will be updating programs and parks this spring with new exercise equipment planned at Sorosis Park and a swim pass program for individuals and families on the Oregon Health Plan.

February 8, 2019 1:56 p.m. read more..

Chronicle improves digital platform

Beginning Monday, Feb. 11, subscribers will be able to access The Dalles Chronicle’s website, electronic edition and print subscription account under a single username and login.

February 8, 2019 1:56 p.m. read more..

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..



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