Business owner helps in arrest of two suspects accused of scamming local businesses
Owners of retail stores are used to having goods returned to their businesses on occasion and oftentimes, it’s store policy to ask for a receipt.
Former fire chief makes donation for electronic sign
Anyone traveling Tucker Road just south of Hood River has seen the new sign at West Side Fire Department. Three weeks ago the department made the change from a static sign to one with that is digitally programmed with changing illuminated messages.
The Dalles-area fire mostly out; prescribed burns planned near Rowena, Lyle
With recent rainfall, fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are considering taking advantage of the cooler weather to start fall prescribed burns.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Aug. 26-Sept. 2.
A hiker fell to his death this weekend in the Columbia River Gorge near Angel’s Rest in Multnomah County.
Nearly three weeks after it began, the Blackburn fire is expected to reach 100-percent containment on Wednesday, according to fire spokesperson David Morman.
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Aug. 12-25.
A 91-year old Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon after attempting to elude and failing to stop for Oregon State Police troopers between Biggs Junction and The Dalles. The incident came to an end after police successfully deployed spike strips and the man pulled into the OSP The Dalles office parking lot where he was arrested without further incident.
Man dead, 26-year-old OSP trooper recovering from wound sustained in I-84 incident near Rufus
The investigation continues in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon along Interstate 84 east of Biggs Junction in Sherman County. The incident resulted in 26-year-old Oregon State Police trooper Matthew Zistel being wounded and the death of the male suspect, 34-year-old John Van Allen II.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Aug. 12-25.
The body of a Hood River man was found at the bottom of Ecola Falls early Saturday afternoon.
Unseasonal weather gives crews the upper hand on 11,221-acre Blackburn Fire
A weekend of cool, wet weather and calmer-than-expected winds have gone a long way toward helping fire crews make progress on extinguishing the 11,221-acre Blackburn Fire burning several miles southwest of The Dalles.
Into the hot woods: Through the brown pall of a wildfire, a former firefighter clearly sees a renewed respect
There is a bright sky-blue building across the street from my clinic that I can see from my desk. It has blood-red garage doors and houses some less-frequently used fire trucks for the HRFD. The clinic has been busy, so I don’t spend a lot of time staring out the window, but the other day I looked up from a patient chart to find that the building had been repainted a leafy green. I would swear it had been blue just an hour earlier.
Fire consumes four homes, runs west toward Hood River County line
More than a week later, the Blackburn Fire is still burning. What began as a lightning strike during the early morning hours of Aug. 16 has swelled to an 11,728-acre conflagration that has consumed four homes and nine outbuildings as of Friday morning. The Blackburn Fire comprises almost the entire size of the Government Flats Complex of three wildfires burning several miles southwest of The Dalles. The other two fires in the complex have been contained for several days.
While the bulk of local attention and resources are focused on the Government Flats Complex burning just east of Hood River County, three smaller fires this week serve as a unambiguous reminder of just how precarious fire danger remains throughout the region. Crews doused a pair of fires along Herman Creek Road, one on Wednesday and another on Thursday, before they got out of hand, and Thursday afternoon firefighters responded to a lightning-struck snag that caught fire and began burning the ground around it. Both were extinguished quickly, thanks in large part to quick responses from nearby agencies and relatively high humidity and low winds that kept fire behavior subdued.