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Fire Association starts ‘Amazing Ellen’ project

Hood River Fire and EMS Department has officially kicked off the Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt Program (AED), honoring the dedicated firefighter and community volunteer who died in a bicycling accident in 2014.

Sheriff Log, March 15 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River

Target practice substance suspected in blast death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A blast that killed one man near U.S. Highway 26 between Portland and Mount Hood is believed to have been caused by a mixture that is used to make exploding targets for firearms practice, authorities said Friday.

Realtor feared the worst Ashley sensed eviction would be problematic

As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.

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Gordon Pillon mixes doughnuts with vehicle repair

Gordon Pillon aims for 100 percent customer satisfaction at Expertec Automotive Repair, located on the Heights at 1802 12th Street.

Police Log, March 9 to 15

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

Sheriff Log, March 9 to 15

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

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Eviction sparks gunshots, fire

The Dalles firefighters locate body in gutted house Monday

An attempt by the Wasco County Sheriff’s office to serve eviction papers Monday morning to a man at 1100 Mt. Hood Street led to a shooting and fire that gutted the residence.

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Parkdale man arrested on sex abuse charges

On March 11, 2015, deputies arrested 24 year old Gerardo Morales of Parkdale for multiple sex offenses involving a minor. In the past, Morales has worked with youth in the community through various sports and youth group programs.

Police Log, March 2 to 8

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

Sheriff Log, March 1 to 8

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

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Police Department ‘grunt’ earns Legion award

Juan Pulido gives himself labels that, on the surface, seem unflattering.

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Kyle Zuercher joins Hood River PD

Kyle Zuercher’s family was on hand Monday to see the 2004 HRVHS graduate sworn in as the city’s newest police officer.

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Three fires in four days raise concerns

One fire jumped a creek, another came close to a home and a third nearly took out a greenhouse.

Public Records — Circuit Court, Feb. 2015

Records for February