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April 29 Prep Sports Roundup


The Dalles 12, Pendleton 11:  The Dalles scored six runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good, and held on as the Buckaroos made a late comeback.  Continue reading

City of Hood River Wrapping Up Projects

A pair of on-going public works projects in Hood River should be wrapping up soon.  Interim City Manager Ross Schulz says the waterline project on the Heights should be wrapped up in early May, including street paving work.  And he adds the major portion of State Street work should be finished by the end of May.  Curbs and gutters on Oak and Front are getting finished, with sidewalks around Front and State to be done by the end of the week, and the first lift of asphalt paving State will be going in the week of May 19 and be drivable by June 1.  Schulz says the second list of asphalt is expected to be done sometime in October, depending on weather conditions.  Also there will be some sidewalk and curb work done in the summer that does not impact traffic flow.

Klickitat County Still Waiting To Move Dispatch To New Home

Klickitat County officials are trying to sort through a labyrinth of companies to get its new emergency dispatch center in Goldendale fully functioning.  Emergency dispatchers are still working out of the County Courthouse, as the connection between the County’s new 9-1-1 center and CenturyLink’s statewide emergency lines still has not been established.  County Commissioner Rex Johnston says there are three other companies involved in this process, and County officials are frustrated by the lack of action.  Johnston says one problem is a lack of teeth in the contract put together by the state of Washington, which apparently does not include fiscal penalties for work being delayed.