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Local News

Speaker To Discuss Impact Of Opioids

YouthThink is bringing in a specialist in psychopharmacology this coming Monday evening at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Debby Jones of YouthThink says John Evans is a board certified pain specialist, and will discuss how opioids interact with our bodies and minds.  Jones adds Evans will also address the link between the use opioids and heroin.  The talk is entitled “When a Good Thing Goes Bad…Prescription Drug Misuse”, and will be this coming Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium Fireside Room.  The event is being sponsored in part by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, and admission is free.

Area Prep Sports Post-Season Schedule

Tuesday, November 1

Oregon Class 5A Girls Soccer First Round:  Hillsboro at Hood River Valley, 6 p.m.

SCAC District Volleyball Tournament:  Goldendale at Connell, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, November 2

SW Washington Class 1A District Volleyball Tournament:  Columbia at Montesano, 5:30 p.m.

Oregon Class 5A Boys Soccer First Round:  Putnam at Hood River Valley, 6 p.m.


Thursday, November 3

Oregon Class 5A Girls Water Polo First Round:  Hood River Valley vs. South Albany at Corvallis, 12:30 p.m.

Oregon Class 5A Boys Water Polo First Round:  Hood River Valley vs. Ashland at Corvallis, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, November 4

Oregon Class 5A Volleyball Quarterfinal:  Hood River Vallev vs. Marist at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, 8 a.m.

Oregon Class 1A Football First Round:  Triad at Sherman, 6 p.m.

Oregon Class 1A Football First Round:  Falls City at Dufur, 7 p.m.

SW Washington Class 1A Football District:  Columbia at Montesano, 7 p.m.


Saturday, November 5

Oregon Class 5A Cross Country Championships:  Hood River Valley & The Dalles at Lane Community College in Eugene, girls at 1:15 p.m., boys at 1:50 p.m.

Washington Class 1A Cross Country Championships:  Columbia, Goldendale, and Stevenson at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, girls at 10:30 a.m., boys at noon

Fire Damages House In The Dalles

Fire damaged a home at 844 Cascade Street in The Dalles on Sunday.  The fire occurred at around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.  Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Division Chief Dave Lapof says the owners of the house were not home, and neighbors called 9-1-1 to report the fire.  Lapof says there was a significant amount of smoke damage, while the kitchen and back of the house suffered structural damage.  No one was hurt and pets that were inside the home survived.  Lapof says an investigation into the cause of the fire was planned for Monday.

HR Energy Future Workshop Set For Wednesday

A workshop on Hood River County’s Energy Future will take place Wednesday at the Hood River Fire Station.  New Hood River County Energy and Sustainability Coordinator Marla Harvey says the event looks to build on momentum from a similar workshop a year ago, and serve as a kickoff for the county’s energy planning process.  Harvey’s position is being paid for by the County, the Ports and Cities of Hood River and Cascade Locks, and the Energy Trust of Oregon.  It is expected to take about nine months to develop an energy plan for the County.  Registration for the workshop can be done on-line at eventbrite.com.

Klickitat County Works On Hiring New VSO

The Klickitat County Auditor and County Commissioners are working on hiring a new Veteran’s Service Officer after the current officer resigned.  County Commission Chair David Sauter says until the position is filled there will be a Veterans Advisory Board member at the Goldendale and White Salmon veterans’ offices to keep veterans informed.  Anyone with questions is asked to call Klickitat County Auditor Brenda Sorensen or Chief Deputy Auditor Heather Jobe at 509-773-4001 or 800-583-8050.  Since the Veterans Advisory Board identified the need for a Veteran’s Service Officer to assist Klickitat County veterans in the daunting task of getting their benefits just over two years ago, over four million dollars in veteran benefits have been recovered.

October 28-29 Prep Sports Scoreboard


Oregon Class 5-A Playoffs First Round

Hood River Valley def. Ashland 25-22, 25-18, 25-22:  The Eagles had big scoring runs in each set to move themselves into the final eight this coming weekend.  The Eagles had an eight-point run in the first set, a six-point string in the second, and a streak of seven straight in the third.  HRV will meet top-ranked Marist in the quarter-final Friday morning at eight at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.


Oregon Class 1-A Playoffs Second Round

Crosshill Christian def. Dufur 25-12, 25-8, 25-19


Cross Country

Columbia won the boys’ title and finished second in the girls’ standings at the Southwest Washington Class 1-A District meet.  Will Nuckoles finished third and Dylan Beneventi finished fourth to lead the Bruin boys, while Haley Blair was second and Joules Hope fifth to lead the CHS girls.  Both squads advance to state next week in Pasco.  Two Stevenson runners qualified for state as individuals, with Kimberly Chestnut finishing 15th in the girls’ race and Julio Ramos-Vazquez in the boys’ run.


Boys Soccer

Oregon Class 5-A Play-In:  Wilsonville 4, The Dalles 0.

Hood River Valley has earned the number one seed in the state 5-A tournament, and will host Putnam on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Henderson Stadium.


Oregon Class 1-A Special District 6 Third Place Game

Horizon Christian 3, Damascus Christian 0


Girls Soccer

Oregon Class 5-A Play-In:  Hillsboro 6, The Dalles 0

Hood River Valley will host Hillsboro in a first round state 5-A tournament game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Henderson Stadium.



Columbia 41, Stevenson 14:  The win lifts Columbia into a district playoff game this Friday at Montesano

Summit 38, Hood River Valley 10

Glencoe 14, The Dalles 12

Dufur 62, Mitchell-Spray 7

Ione 54, South Wasco 0

Sherman 51, Elgin 0

Goldendale 12, Highland 0

Mabton 48, Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat 20

Crag Rats Celebrate 90 Years With Open House

There will be an open house at the Crag Rat Hut in Pine Grove on Sunday to celebrate the mountain rescue group’s 90 years of service.  The Crag Rats are an all-volunteer non-profit group that is involved in rescue operations throughout Hood River County.  The open house will feature memorabilia, search and rescue displays, and opportunities to talk with members of the oldest mountain search and rescue team in the nation.  It will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, and parking will be available in Pine Grove with shuttles up the hill.

October 27 Prep Sports Scoreboard


Washington 1-B District Playoff:  White Swan def. Lyle-Wishram 16-25, 18-25, 17-25

Columbia def. Stevenson 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16


Cross Country

Goldendale won the boys’ team title at the SCAC District meet in Yakima.  Dillon Rising led the Timberwolves with a second place finish, while Lucas Anderson was seventh.  In the girls’ race Goldendale finished fourth, with Ellie Rising taking seventh place for the top Timberwolf finish.

Meadows Launches Housing Incentive Program

Mt. Hood Meadows has established a new housing program to reward local homeowners and landlords providing rental spaces to Meadows employees.  “Turns 4 Tenants” aims to help connect Meadows staff members with available rentals in the community by providing the landlord or homeowner a season pass or 10 day tickets, whichever they choose.  Meadows Vice President of Human Resources Matt Troskey says the program is designed to address one of the primary challenges seasonal workers face in their job search, finding a place to live for the five to six month season.  The homeowner or landlord must first apply to the Turns 4 Tenants housing program prior to filling vacancies.  Agreements made with tenants prior to signing up with the program are not eligible.  For more information on the Turns 4 Tenants program email jobs@skihood.com or call 503-337-2222, extension 1394.

Salvation Army And St. Vincent dePaul Start Christmas Assistance Sign-Up

The Salvation Army and St. Vincent dePaul are signing up low income families and individuals in The Dalles area who are in need of assistance at Christmas time.  Sign-ups are being taken at the Salvation Army on 623 East 3rd and St. Vincent dePaul at 315 West 3rd.  The sign-ups are being taken through November 4.  A list of required information needed to sign up is available at the Salvation Army office.  For more information call the Salvation Army at 541-296-6417 or St. Vincent DePaul at 541-296-9566.