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

DeeTour Hotel conflict heading to state land board

A citizen watchdog group plans to appeal Hood River County Board of Commissioner’s decision to allow DeeTour Hotel, which could bring a long-running dispute over commercial development in the upper valley to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

Paris Fair building sold; New owner considers adding housing

The historic Paris Fair Building at Fourth and Oak Street has passed into new ownership. Paris Fair LLC, represented by Jeff Pickhardt, bought the property from owner North Cheatham on Feb. 1.

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Too many elk in the upper valley?

Farmers decry damage, consider responses

Hooved intruders are posing a challenge for Hood River Valley farmers.

Rescuers help missing hikers to safety on Eagle Creek Trail

Local rescue crews located a pair of missing hikers in western Hood River County and escorted them to safety early Monday morning.

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A Book Bundle

Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks

Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.

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Early warnings

Agencies plan to install Mt. Hood volcano monitoring sites

Mount Hood’s volcanic activity will be getting a closer look.

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Raising the bar at Kingsley Reservoir

Expansion will improve irrigation, relocate campground

Kingsley Reservoir, a major water source for Hood River valley agriculture, will play an even bigger role in the coming years.

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Mt. Hood snowpack returns to ‘normal’ level

The Hood basin is enjoying more snowpack than it’s seen in recent years.

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Fender bender crashes abound in Hood River Friday

Slick winter conditions led to a "domino" effect of minor vehicle crashes in Hood River this afternoon.

Leaders renew push for Mt. Hood land exchange

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), introduced legislation this week to push forward a long-stalled land exchange on Mount Hood.

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