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Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.
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.
A youth went missing in the woods southwest of Parkdale, prompting a search by emergency officials that proved quick and successful.
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.
A man from Cascade Locks pled guilty Wednesday to trying to kill the mother of his two children at the family’s home.
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.
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.
A shroud of smoke caused by fires around the Pacific Northwest has hemmed in the Columbia Gorge.
Blistering temperatures have come in what’s set to be Hood River’s hottest week in several years.
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.
A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.