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October 23-24 Prep Sports Scoreboard

Cross Country

Hood River Valley held off Hermiston to win the boys’ title and The Dalles nipped HRV in the girls’ race at the Columbia River Conference Cross Country Championships at Sorosis Park.  In the boys’ race, the Eagles’ Justin Crosswhite and Quinn Fetkenhour finished 1-2, while the Eagles claimed five of the top dozen places.  Jony Nelson of The Dalles qualified for next week’s state meet with a fourth place finish.  In the girls’ race, HRV claimed three of the first six places, but The Dalles had five of the top 16 to grab the win.  HRV’s Daisy Dolan finished second while Avery Cardosi of The Dalles was third.  Delaney Clem of Pendleton won the individual title.  Both HRV teams, The Dalles girls, and Nelson qualified for the Oregon Class 5-A Championships this coming Saturday in Eugene.



Dufur and South Wasco both advanced to the Oregon Class 1-A volleyball playoffs with their finishes in the Big Sky Conference Tournament in The Dalles.  Dufur def. South Wasco in a semi-final match in five games, but the Redsides bounced back to win the third place match over Condon-Wheeler in five games to advance to state.  The Rangers lost a tightly contested five-game championship match to Ione to end up in second place.  Dufur will host Echo and South Wasco will go to Columbia Christian in the first round of the state 1-A playoffs on Wednesday.


Goldendale def. Cle Elum/Roslyn 25-15, 25-9, 25-11



Hermiston 36, Hood River Valley 28

Pendleton 49, The Dalles 20

Columbia 42, Seton Catholic 6

Castle Rock 42, Stevenson 6

Perrydale 52, Sherman 20

Dufur 50, Ione 14

Mitchell-Spray 36, South Wasco 0

Lyle-Wishram 28, Oakville 6

Goldendale 21, Naches Valley 14

Major Crime Team Investigates Shooting Death

The Wasco County Major Crimes Team is searching for a “person of interest” as they investigate the shooting death of a man whose body was found early Thursday morning in a trailer about 12 miles east of The Dalles.  According to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the trailer at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving an emergency call about a man with what was described as a “long gun” inside the trailer without permission.  Upon arrival, deputies found a white male in approximately his mid-20’s dead from apparent gunshot wounds, and located a single weapon.  The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and a shooter has been identified but has not been named as the investigation is on-going.  No one has been arrested, and the Sheriff’s Office indicated all parties involved have been cooperative.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 24-year-old Corey James Widmer, who is described as a “person of interest” in the case, and is five-feet-nine inches tall, weighing 145 pounds.  Anyone who might have information about the incident or where Widmer is are asked to call the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office at 541-506-2580.

Body Of Goldendale Man Found Along Interstate 84

The Oregon State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Thursday afternoon along Interstate 84 about two miles east of The Dalles.  According to the OSP, Oregon Department of Transportation employees were doing maintenance work along I-84 near milepost 89 when they discovered the body about 75 feet from the highway in a wooded area.  OSP investigators identified the man as 25-year-old Jaeray C. Jackson of Goldendale, and said the body had been there for some time.  The initial investigation indicates Jackson’s injuries were self-inflicted.

MCFR Station 2 Ribbon Cutting Saturday

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will hold a ribbon cutting of its renovated station 2 on Columbia View Heights Saturday morning.  District Chief Bob Palmer says the opening of the station brings with it a variety of advantages, including improved insurance service office (ISO) ratings for the district that can reduce fire insurance costs for residents, and better emergency response times.  He also says with the second station located in a neighborhood setting, the district will begin to ramp up its community risk reduction program.  The station will be rededicated to Doyle Buchanan, who the station was dedicated to when it was originally constructed by the Wasco Rural Fire Protection District.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the station on 525 Wasco Drive.

Biggs Bridge Painting Finished

Armed with a new coat of protective paint, the Biggs Rapids-Sam Hill Bridge on Highway 97 is ready, a year early, for the harsh winter conditions of the Gorge.  The bridge painting project began last fall and was scheduled to take two years to complete, but by working seven days a week with mild weather conditions, Intech Contracting finished this month.  Spanning the Columbia River, the Biggs Rapids-Sam Hill Bridge was built in 1962 and carries approximately 5,600 vehicles a day between Maryhill and Biggs Junction.  The bridge was last painted in 1988 and this new coat should last the next 20 years.  The $8.8 million project was funded by a federal preservation program.

October 22 Prep Sports Roundup

Boys Soccer

Horizon Christian 6, Livingstone School 1:  The Hawks scored five first half goals to nail down first place in the Special District 6 regular season.  Horizon Christian will host Damascus Christian in a district semi-final on Monday.


Girls Soccer

Columbia 4, Castle Rock 0

King’s Way Christian 6, Stevenson 0



Columbia def. Stevenson 25-17, 22-25, 25-4, 25-22

Naches Valley def. Goldendale 24-26, 25-21, 24-26, 25-14, 15-9

Johnson To Work On Highway Solutions Effort

Oregon 52nd District State Representative Mark Johnson has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to serve as co-convener of the Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative Oregon Solutions project.   Johnson, along with co-convener Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and a team of public, private and civic leaders, are tasked with developing practical and sustainable solutions to ongoing traffic safety and congestion issues in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Brown’s decision to designate the Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative as an Oregon Solutions project came at the request of state and local community leaders and after the project received an assessment summary by Oregon Solutions staff.   The designation brings with it the support of professional Oregon Solutions staff, and assistance in leveraging funding for the project.  Oregon Solutions was established in 2001 to work to solve community-based problems through collaboration with business, nonprofit and government leaders.

MCFR Allowing Outdoor Burning In Morning Hours

Outdoor burning operations are now being allowed in the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District.  Burning will be limited to between hours of 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.  MCFR Chief Bob Palmer says burn permits are available at the district office on 1400 West 8th in The Dalles, adding people still need to use caution when burning.  Residents within The Dalles city limits may only burn yard debris in a small pile as outlined on the burn permit and as allowed by municipal ordinance.  Incinerators and barrels are not allowed in the City of The Dalles.  Outside the city limits, residents can burn in a pile or in an incinerator or barrel.

Marine Deputy Presence Felt In Port Waterfront Area

An increased presence by a Hood River County Sheriff’s Office marine deputy was felt in Port of Hood River waterfront areas this summer.  Marine Deputy Quintin Nelson gave a report to Port Commissioners this week.  The Port and the County Sheriff’s office established an intergovernmental agreement to provide more on-the-water patrols near Port locations.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says it improved safety for users in the area.  Nelson’s report recommended a better delineation of safety zones, and better education of the public on regulations.  The Port’s Waterfront Advisory Committee will take that report to prepare an educational plan.

October 21 Prep Sports Roundup

Cross Country

Columbia won the boys’ team title at the Trico League Cross Country Championships at Husum Hills Golf Course.  Colin Howe finished second and Will Nuckoles third to lead the Bruins’ effort.  Stevenson finished third, topped by a fifth place finish by Jordan Vigil.  Jarod Hulsizer of Kalama was the individual winner.  Columbia finished third in the girls’ team standings, with Haley Blair taking third and Rachel Luther seventh.  LaCenter won the girls’ title, paced by individual winner Jenna Melanson of LaCenter.


Boys Soccer

Pendleton 2, The Dalles 0:  Pendleton moved into a tie for third in the Columbia River Conference with the Riverhawks with the win.


Girls Soccer

Hood River Valley 0, Hermiston 0



Columbia River Weather

Air Stagnation Advisory

9:24 AM PST on February 10, 2016
10:00 AM PST on February 13, 2016
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 56° / Low 43°
Chance of Rain
Thursday 70%
High 55° / Low 43°
Friday 80%
High 55° / Low 40°