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Rain fell Monday morning, but an un-permitted burn pile at a Hood River mobile home park was immediately doused by firefighters.

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Pacific Power is implementing a new fire-safety measure called the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), where the company shuts down power to at-risk areas during dangerous weather conditions that could cause wildfires.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has three new child advocates: Ashley Braniff, Bingen; Greta Root, Mt. Hood; and Brian Rohter, Hood River.After completing 32 hours of training, the group was sworn into duty by the Judge John A. Olson on July 9. Olson welcomed the newe…

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An ongoing dispute between Mt. Hood Railroad and Wildwood Academy over parking came to a head Wednesday morning when the railroad set up impromptu barriers — including a parked van, a backhoe, cable wires, cinder blocks and railroad ties — to block all outside access to railroad property.

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In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart announced a new convenience for customers: Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Oregon Walmart stores. This allows families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan to develop a coast-to-coast EV ch…

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Chuck Thomsen (CT): In Camas, I thought, ‘What am I doing? I’m five minutes from Oregon. I was told Washington has a reciprocal agreement with the state that the State (Patrol) can come in 25 miles for us.

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If you bought beer this weekend, you might have seen an eye-catching sticker reminding you not to drive under the influence.

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A new fireworks law takes effect in Hood River this year based on a new ordinance approved by city council last fall restricting the sale of and use of fireworks in the city limits.

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Hood River Vineyards and Winery is closed indefinitely after a wildland fire destroyed the winery structure on Westwood Drive, along with boxed and barreled wine stored at the facility, Sunday afternoon.

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Mid-Columbia Children’s Council’s Head Start program is now accepting applications for fall classes from families with children who will be 3-4 years old by Sept. 1.

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Gorge Grown’s Mobile Farmers’ Market has been making stops from Cascade Locks to Moro this summer. The nonprofit has been working with local farmers to bring locally grown food to communities throughout the Gorge who have limited access to grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farm stands, sa…

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The 2019 Kollas Cranmer July 4th Memorial Run saw hundreds of local residents head to the Odell Fire Station and trek their way across more than seven miles to Jackson Park in Hood River. The weather was warm and sunny, with a slight breeze blowing to keep runners cool, and the roads were cl…

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About 75 people were in attendance at a Rep. Greg Walden town hall in Cascade Locks’ Marine Park Pavilion on July 3. After being introduced by Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett, Walden spoke about legislation in Congress dealing with forest management in respect to fire prevention, including…

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Hood River County Public Works crew cleans up the fallen oak on Mason Road in Pine Grove on June 27. Ty Erickson runs the front-loader, assisted by Travis Tremblay, foreground, with chainsaw, and Jordan Lee, cleaning up debris. The oak, 50 feet tall and four-feet wide at its base, knocked ov…

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The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Wednesday, July 3, when the Hood River Eyeopeners Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River. Parking will be free on the Fourth at all …

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Firefighters on the 80-acre 1620 Road Fire continued efforts mopping-up adjacent to the fireline over the weekend, said Oregon Department of Forestry Spokeswomen Christie Shaw.

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As part of its public wildfire education and outreach campaign, Pacific Power has released more information on its new proactive wildfire safety measure, the Public Safety Power Shutoff, printed below. Q: What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

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