Police and 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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Fire stalled, landslide threat remains

Little growth came at the Eagle Creek fire since cooler weather and rain settled in.

Youth coach sentenced for sex abuse

A former youth coach from Parkdale has been convicted for sexually abusing a teen.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

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Rain eases Eagle Creek Fire, evacuations lifted

Generous rain has somewhat calmed the 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire, which crews have nearly half-contained Tuesday.

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

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Fire rages, rain coming

Evacuations raised to west Hood River

The Eagle Creek fire, burning 41,550 acres Friday, has been 28 percent contained.

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Pig Bowl game helps three Gorge families in need

For the first time in its 15-year history, the Pig Bowl, a fundraising flag football game featuring local law enforcement, is donating proceeds from its Sept. 23 game to three families.


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