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Fire victim thanks rescuers

Elissa Poe is thankful that she was alone at home on July 10. Her children, Madeline, 10 and Nicholas, 15, were safe from the fire that destroyed her Indian Creek Court Apartment. Poe, 43, suffered smoke inhalation, and burns on her arms and face are still painful but healing. Yet Poe and her children grieve the loss in the fire of their beloved two-year-old dog Eleanor, named for Eleanor Roosevelt.

Public invited to give input on White Salmon River fish

Goals and priority focus areas to conserve fish habitat in the lower White Salmon River are being sought this month through an interactive online discussion. The online meeting is part of a process to develop a Fish Habitat Conservation Strategy for the lower six miles of the White Salmon River. Input from landowners, residents, recreationists, businesses and land managers is needed to design a successful strategy.

Fire restrictions issued on east side of Mt. Hood

Due to extremely dry and hot weather conditions on the east side of the Mt. Hood National Forest, officials have issued public use restrictions effective Friday, July 11.

Cascade Locks EMS fee headed for November ballot

The Cascade Locks City Council voted Monday evening during its regular meeting to put an Emergency Medical Services support fee on the ballot for the November general election, according to City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman, after the original measure failed during the May primary due to a lackluster voter turnout.

Small fires spark in Mount Hood NF

Weekend lightning across the Mt. Hood National Forest resulted in 40 smoke reports, requiring firefighting crews to staff numerous fires across the forest.

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KB4C breaks $100k in fundraising

Heart, Strength, Tenacity: Seventh Kiteboarding-4-Cancer unifies with wind and water

The wind gods smiled on the Hood River Event Site Saturday afternoon. Despite a less-than-favorable forecast, the wind kicked in at about noon, increased throughout the day and blew strong and steady for several hours, giving the 154 participants of the 7th annual Kiteboarding- 4-Cancer fundraiser a full afternoon of sunny skies and steady wind to make this year’s sixhour endurance race one of the best and most competitive in event history.

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Sewer lift station project starts soon on Heights

Look for traffic delays at 12th and May streets

Look for two impacts of the city’s sewer lift station project on the Heights, which upgrades the city’s sewer capacity from areas west of the city that are served by the system.

Port revises HR bridge overlay project dates

One lane closures to start July 21

Repair work scheduled to start earlier this week on the Hood River Bridge has now been pushed back according to the Port of Hood River.

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Teens rescued from canyon

Portland-area youths safe after harrowing ordeal near Wyeth

A hiking trip for three Portlandarea teens nearly ended in disaster on Thursday after the young men got lost while hiking near Wyeth and then became trapped in a canyon by wildfire — which ironically spread due to the very helicopter that came to rescue them.

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Hood River woman escapes apartment fire

Fire at Indian Creek Apts. remains under investigation

A Thursday night fire gutted a ground-floor apartment at Indian Creek Court Apartments on the Heights.

Staff changes at Hood River News

Look for new and familiar faces in the advertising and circulation departments of the Hood River News.

Public records


Building permits June 2014

Building permits

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Pet of the week:Terrier Maury is the ‘total package’

Maury ... what a dog! Maury is about 10 years old, likely a rat terrier mix and a happy, perky fella!

Polic log June 30 to July 6 2014

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.