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Bridge vandalism delays maintenance work

A suspected vandalism case hit the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge in late September, leaving graffiti and damaged equipment.

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Fire damages Montello Street home

At 10:59 a.m. Saturday, Hood River Fire and EMS crews were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 1800 block of Montello Avenue in Hood River.

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A ‘Divine Surprise’ emerges from ashes

Kayak Shed fire spares documents

Wreckage revealed a “divine” result at Kayak Shed, which was gutted by fire on Sept. 27.

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Eagle Creek fire stakeholders say ‘thank you, firefighters’

As our incident management team returns home from the Eagle Creek fire, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the residents of the Hood River Valley and Cascade Locks.

Police Log, Sept. 6 to 23

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

Fire activity ‘limited’ despite dry week

Dicey weather didn’t outrage the Eagle Creek fire, which showed subdued activity as firefighters pressed on with repair efforts.

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‘Tremendous loss’: fire levels Kayak Shed

Neighboring Ground café is up and running again

Fire consumed a major piece of Hood River history Wednesday as the 110-year-old Kayak Shed building fell to flames in a nine-alarm fire.

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‘Tremendous loss’: Kayak Shed fire Thursday update

Crews worked through Thursday morning mopping up the fire that destroyed Kayak Shed Wednesday night.

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Fire destroys Kayak Shed Wednesday evening

A fire broke out at the Kayak Shed in downtown Hood River Wednesday evening.

Gorge news in brief: Sept. 27

Gorge news briefs for Sept. 27.

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Eagle Cr. Fire impacts dwindle despite size

In sheer size, the Eagle Creek fire hasn’t significantly diminished — 48,573 acres Tuesday — but its burden on traffic and firefighting resources is leveling off as fall weather settles in.

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Wasco Sheriff investigates bullets shot near Columbia swimmers

Athletes from the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club got a scare Sunday morning when bullets buzzed around them and entered the water not far from swimmers.

Ban on using cell phones while driving starts Oct. 1

The Dalles Police Officer Jeff Kienlen just got back from a traffic conference, where discussion touched on the fact that fatal crashes are on the rise, mostly due to distracted driving.

Police Log, Aug. 21 to Sept. 5

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

Thank you, firefighters

More images of community appreciation expressed to firefighters and first responders: Charburger Restaurant, a private vehicle on the Heights, and Hood River Seventh Day Adventist’s signboard on Cascade Avenue.

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