RaeLynn Ricarte

Executive Editor

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RaeLynn Ricarte is the Executive Editor at The Dalles Chronicle.

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Natural Magic

The greatest gift you can give your family for Christmas is quality time, and local author Jane Gibson has made that easier with a new adventure-filled novel that everyone can enjoy. “I wanted ‘The Scarlet Tortoise Expedition’ to speak to every person, no matter what their age,” she said.

November 16, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..


Parade honors veteran families

Special recognition was paid to the family members of those who serve at the Veterans Day observance in The Dalles, which was held on Monday. “If you have someone in the military, you have also served,” said USMC (retired) Capt. Dan Brophy, chaplain for the Dalles Outpost of Point Man International Ministries.

November 13, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..


‘Operation Christmas Child’ underway

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child began Monday and runs through next Monday, Nov. 19, and area residents are invited to fill shoeboxes with gifts and drop them off at a Hood River church. The boxes are shipped through Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Boxes are sent to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

November 13, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..


Runyon joins city council

The Dalles City Council will have two new faces when it convenes in January after successful re-election bids by two incumbents in Tuesday’s election.

November 9, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


Republicans sweep county

Wasco County had a Republican sweep on Tuesday that aided in victories for Rep. Daniel Bonham, who resides in The Dalles, and Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario. Although local voters favored Knute Buehler for governor by a 51.75 percent margin, he lost when state majority voter preference was shown for incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.

November 9, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Walden wins race, house flips

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner Tuesday night but credited his opponent for mounting a “relentless” campaign that earned more votes than any of his previous opponents. “No one’s run a more aggressive campaign against me than Ms. McLeod-Skinner — she worked hard and gave voters a choice,” he said.

November 9, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..


Veterans Day brings military flyover

Two F-15 fighter jets will fly over the The Dalles on Monday, Nov. 12, as part of the local observance of Veterans Day. The planes from the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard are based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. They will zoom through the skies above The Dalles between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

November 6, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..


Early ballot return down

Wasco County’s ballot return rate is down six percentage points from four years ago, but Lisa Gambee, elections clerk, said the trend has been for about 40 percent of ballots to get turned in during the last two days of the election cycle. As of Monday, the turnout rate for the county stood at 24 percent, down from 30 percent four years ago.

October 30, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..


A shelter in a storm

The tidy house and yard blends in well with its East Ninth Street neighbors but the “family” inside is anything but traditional. The teenage inhabitants come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, which makes “cultural night” a source of pride as well as an educational experience. Although neighbors initially had some reservations about potentially troubled youth living next door, they now bring over meals and are very supportive of the program, said Gary Casady, co-founder and executive director of the Youth Empowerment Shelter.

October 26, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..


Apply by Nov. 1 for fire funds

A task force of local ranchers and farmers from Wasco and Sherman counties will help decide how $27,000 in a wildfire relief fund should be distributed. Ken Polehn, president of the Wasco County Farm Bureau, said the funds will be used for losses not compensated by insurance or other public and private relief funds.

October 23, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..

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