Police and Fire


Police Log, Nov. 20 to 26

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

Fatal crash on Mt. Hood

On Sunday, Dec. 3, Oregon State Police troopers and emergency crews responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 65.

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No one hurt in Mt. Hood Railroad derailment

The first evening run of the Mt. Hood Railroad “Train to Christmas Town” derailed late Friday afternoon about four miles south of Hood River, with no injuries. Four train cars, with about 200 passengers aboard, slid off the tracks but stayed upright, according to MHRR General Manager Ron Kaufman.

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Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Cr. fire

More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Monday accident

HEIGHTS traffic saw a lengthy back-up Monday morning just after 8 a.m.

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Eagle Creek fire contained, but not ‘out’

Officials have termed the smoldering Eagle Creek fire completely contained — but not extinguished.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 19 to 25

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

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As ‘smoke clears,’ HR forum explores post-fire ecology

A Hood River forum will examine what comes post-Eagle Creek fire and how the public can get involved in the forest’s recovery.

Police Log, Nov. 6 to 18

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

Search paused for Wash. hunter

Stevenson (AP) — The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 18 suspended search efforts for a 37-year-old elk hunter reported overdue in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Police seek details in Troutdale death

On Friday, Nov. 17, at about 4 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies responded to westbound Interstate 84 near exit 17 (257th Avenue) to investigate a report of a found body. Deputies located a dead adult male near the interstate.

Funds raised for Underwood Fruit employees

Three big announcements were made during the recent Fruta del Fuego.

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Fire Photography

A jagged line of fire cuts through the forested hill above Bridge of the Gods in a photo by Jurgen Hess. Gorge Photography Club will give a presentation on Eagle Creek fire photography, featuring Hess’ work, on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Library, 502 E. State St. Hess will give his impressions of the fire as a photographer and wildlife storyteller.

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Highway Crash Monday

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Mosier caused a traffic crawl Monday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported in the wreck, in which a semi-truck and a passenger van were damaged.

Wyden, Merkley seek federal help for Hood River Co.

Post-fire recovery

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are seeking federal money to help the Ports of Hood River and Cascade Locks, which suffered a combined $228,000 in lost bridge toll revenue during the Eagle Creek wildfire.



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