Five human caused fires on Mt. Hood

Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.

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Youth Conservation Corps makes a difference in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.

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Longtime CAT drivers John Maher and Thad Perry really get around

John Maher and Thad Perry, longtime drivers with Columbia Area Transit (CAT), have a message they really want to get out to the community: CAT is a public transportation service that anyone can use.

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Court hearing concerns Nichols’ Miranda rights, release conditions

A court hearing Wednesday mulled over release conditions and considered an alleged violation of Miranda rights for 2009 Eagle Creek murder suspect, Stephen Nichols.

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Big Winds hosts SUP event for Big Brothers

Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fourth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on Aug. 1 at the newly re-vamped Nichols Basin.

Class Notes: Kahler earns WAEF scholarship

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) awarded $885,000 to 225 new and renewing students with scholarship support this spring. Funding for the awards was raised through voluntary contributions from members of the tree fruit industry and its suppliers and service providers.

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Mother’s plans plant-based potluck

Mother’s Market on Highway 35 invites the community to gather up their favorite recipes and plan for the store’s first “plant based potluck” on Aug. 30.

Police Log, Aug. 3 to 9

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

Public Records: Building Permits, County 2015

County, July 2015

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Pet of the Week: Ki is sweet, loving dog

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ki as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Washington fire contained

The Milepost 30 fire, which burned an estimated 5 acres in the western Columbia River Gorge, was 100 percent contained Monday, according to fire officials.

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White Salmon not calling for more conservation after water line break

A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Wildfire forces Roosevelt evacuation

ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire forced the evacuation of an entire small town in southern Washington last Wednesday, authorities said.

Beware of ‘warrant’ call — it’s a scam

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a new telephone scam that references two local law enforcement agencies.

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Pear harvest sweeps in early

Harsh summer temperatures ushered in an early pear harvest for Hood River Valley.