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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.

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.

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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.

Polic log June 30 to July 6 2014

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

SHERIFF LOG June 30-July 7 2014

All calls were responded to within Hood River County June 30-July 7.

Two arrested at gunpoint after high-speed I-84 chase

Oregon State Police and law enforcement agencies in Hood River and Wasco counties arrested two wanted persons at gunpoint following a high-speed chase on Interstate 84 Thursday.

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Hood River man has ‘run-in’ with cougar

Kean Dayley was driving on Country Club Road at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when all of a sudden, he noticed a tawny flash in his periphery.

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A firefighter’s journey: The challenge met: trial by wet grass, and other tales

The 2014 Fire in the Gorge Training Academy has come to an end. Of the nineteen recruits who first joined the class in January, seventeen of us received our certificates of completion and celebrated with our families and fellow firefighters during a small ceremony at Hood River Valley High School.

Police Log for July 2

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River June 23-29.

Lolley plea date pushed back again

A Hood River man arrested in December of last year on over a dozen counts of first-degree sexual abuse has had his plea date pushed back for a second time.

HR Police plan July 4 DUII enforcement

From July 3-7 the Hood River Police Department will be conducting a DUII enforcement campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to focus on people driving under the influence of intoxicants. This is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is the fifth such enforcement effort since New Year’s. There will be a higher number of police officers on patrol during these enforcement periods.

Kenneth Lolley sex abuse plea scheduled for Monday

A Hood River man arrested in December of last year on over a dozen counts of first-degree sexual abuse is scheduled for an entry of plea Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Hood River County Courthouse.

Police Log for June 25

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River June 16-22.

Toppenish woman dies after car lands in Columbia River

A Toppenish, Wash., woman is dead after driving her car into the Columbia River Monday night, according to a report by the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office that was published on the White Salmon Enterprise website.