Police and Fire


Broken petcock the cause of last week’s ammonia leak

The ammonia leak at the Willis packing house that closed Highway 35 for approximately two hours last week was apparently caused by a broken petcock, a small valve used to control the flow of liquid or gas, off the bottom of a receiver tank, said Wy’East Fire Chief Greg Borton.

October 20, 2018 midnight read more..

Crash on Highway 35 and Central Vale: Avoid area

Parkdale Fire, West Side Fire, Wy’East Fire District, Hood River County Sheriff’s Department, Hood River Police Department and the Oregon State Patrol are on the scene of a five-vehicle accident at Highway 35 and Central Vale. The area between the Odell Junction and Parkdale should be avoided; Dee Highway is the main detour at this time.

October 17, 2018 3:55 p.m. read more..

NORCOR board to try new jail management format

The jail board reached consensus Monday (Oct. 2) to try running the jail without an administrator for the rest of the fiscal year on a trial basis. The board also accepted the Oct. 31 resignation of Administrator Bryan Brandenburg.

October 13, 2018 midnight read more..

Ammonia leak closes Hwy 35

Emergency crews closed and evacuated Highway 35 between Paasch Drive and Dethman Ridge Road, as well as all of Van Horn Drive and Mason Road, in the mid-valley for approximately two hours yesterday due to an ammonia leak at a fruit packing house.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..


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