Patrick Mulvihill



General news reporter -- Beats include politics, schools, business, police & courts, fire, environment and community.

Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.

Recent Stories

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.

Two taxes: HR County moves on excise tax, discusses NORCOR bond

A sparse turnout met Hood River County Board of Commissioners’ first hearing on a new construction excise tax.

Body of missing skier found

Searchers found the body of Steve Leavitt, a missing skier from The Dalles, at Mt. Hood Meadows Wednesday. Leavitt, 57, had been missing for eight days.

County holds excise tax hearing Monday

Hood River County Board of Commissioners are set for a busy meeting Monday, where the public will get a chance to weigh in during several hearings targeting construction and business ordinances.

Thomsen, Johnson urge Measure 98 funding

As policymakers approach budget decisions in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, legislators from Hood River are concerned that the state might not fund Measure 98, a high school improvement initiative.

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‘We have a lot of common ground’

HR, CL ports talk bridge advocacy at roundtable

Bridges made for a bonding point — and the crux of discussion— for the Port of Hood River and Port of Cascade Locks at a joint work session Tuesday.

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Crystal Springs line break leads to boil water order

A Crystal Springs Water District mainline pipe broke Tuesday afternoon, prompting a boil water order for about 35 Odell area homes for roughly two days.

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Search continues for missing Mt. Hood skier

Wind, new snow hamper efforts to find Steve Leavitt

A skier from The Dalles has been missing at Mount Hood Meadows ski resort since Tuesday, amid avalanche warnings and near whiteout conditions.

Eagle Creek murder case advances

OR Sup. Court blocks Nichols’ interrogation from evidence

Legal action from the state’s highest court puts the Eagle Creek homicide case one step closer to a trial.

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Land swap spurred: Mt. Hood bill clears House

A bill renewing efforts by lawmakers to push forward a land exchange on Mount Hood cleared the U.S. House Feb. 27.

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