Patrick Mulvihill

Reporter

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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

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Trump puts HR County closer to storm relief funds

President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for Oregon this month, putting Hood River and three other Oregon counties in line for recovery funds in the wake of January’s ice storm.

Lost boy found safe near Parkdale

A youth went missing in the woods southwest of Parkdale, prompting a search by emergency officials that proved quick and successful.

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Power line fire doused Monday

A power pole caught fire on Guignard Road Monday but utility and fire crews teamed up to choke the flare-up in less than an hour.

Cascade Locks man sentenced for attempted murder

A man from Cascade Locks pled guilty Wednesday to trying to kill the mother of his two children at the family’s home.

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At Wyeth, trail edges westward

Eastbound drivers on Interstate 84 have noticed crews hard at work building a new segment of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, at Wyeth.

Indian Creek Fire mapped at 83 acres

Aug. 4 update

The Indian Creek Fire, a smoky blaze in the woods west of Cascade Locks, grew slightly to 83 acres this week and has evaded containment.

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Wildfire haze hurts Gorge air quality

A shroud of smoke caused by fires around the Pacific Northwest has hemmed in the Columbia Gorge.

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105 degrees: Heat wave hits the Gorge

Blistering temperatures have come in what’s set to be Hood River’s hottest week in several years.

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Smoky Indian Creek blaze will be burning for ‘a long time’

A fire in westernmost Hood River County that broke out in early July hasn’t been silenced. Officials estimated its size at more than 70 acres this week.

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Solar ‘pioneer’: Renewable energy project coming to HR public works

A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.

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