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‘It’s dry out there:’ Parkdale, Wy’east firefighters respond to pair of challenging fires

Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.

Pacific Power issues telephone scam alert

Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.

Sheriff Log, July 6 to 19

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River

Police Log, July 6 to 12

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

Sheriff’s Office to provide info at Hood River County Fair

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has been preparing for the Hood River County Fair for months. This is one of the largest public outreach opportunities for the Sheriff’s Office every year.

County adopts oil train resolution, approves 911 improvements

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.

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Forest ecologist talks ‘rebirth through fire’

In the case of forest fires, redemption lies in ruin.

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Dee blaze contained

Quick collective response to heavy drought conditions

A wildfire near Dee consumed roughly three acres of trees and brush Tuesday — and threated nearby orchards and homes — but a valley-wide response wrestled down the flames within hours.

Idaho motorcyclist dies in solo crash on Highway 26

On July 6, at about 5:11 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash at milepost 68 on Highway 26, east of Government Camp and the Highway 35 junction.

Police Log, June 22 to July 5

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

Sheriff Log, June 29 to July 5

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

Vancouver man dies in Skamania County Crash

A Vancouver man was found dead Sunday in a scorched car wedged between two trees, 20 feet off the highway on Wind River Road in Skamania County.

Mt. Adams ‘Horseshoe Fire’ grows over weekend

Closures at Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Trout Lake, Wash. — A wildfire on the southwest slopes of Mount Adams grew over the weekend, scorching 250 acres in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, north of Trout Lake.

Fatal crash in Cascade Locks claims Stevenson man

A Stevenson man died Sunday morning after his truck smashed through a guardrail on Forest Lane in Cascade Locks.