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Rowena Fire Updates 8/7

Update from Rowena Fire information for the morning of Aug. 7.

Goldendale woman held in custody in death of daughter

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort has been taken into custody, authorities said Sunday night.

Sheriff's Log for Aug. 6

July 27 to Aug. 4

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

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CL putting ‘For Sale’ sign on old fire hall

The city of Cascade Locks is making another attempt to sell the city’s old fire hall, the windows of which have largely been dark since the city opened and began using its new fire hall on the east end of Wa Na Pa Street years ago.

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Fire chars part of Indian Creek Trail

Neighbors knock down blaze with hoses

A ground fire along Indian Creek is under investigation after it flared along the popular Indian Creek trail Thursday afternoon, with no damage to property.

Sheriff Log for July 30

July 20 to 28

FAA gives green light to drones monitoring fires

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clearance to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) manufactured by Insitu in the monitoring of wildfires that pose an urgent threat, the DNR announced July 15.

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Parole-Probation joins Sheriff’s Office

On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff’s Office officially assumed the reins at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community who are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.

Sheriff Log for July 23

July 13 to 20

HR man arrested for attempted murder

A Hood River man has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred outside the Dee area Thursday evening.

Hood River man gets jail time in horse sex abuse case

A Hood River man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, 24 months probation, and ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting horses in the Oak Grove area.

Six Heights homes evacuated because of natural gas leak

Police and fire helped Northwest Natural Gas evacuate six homes in an east Heights neighborhood Monday night in response to an underground gas leak. No one was hurt and there was no property damage, though residents in the homes on June and May streets between Fourth and Fifth streets were advised to stay elsewhere for the night.

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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.