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Local area law enforcement have now recovered the body of a second drowning victim from a group of swimmers from the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene who were in distress near Marina Beach on Aug. 5. 

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“Scary” and “disorienting” is how Hood River resident Kevin Kingrey described the explosion of his mailbox and that of a neighbor at around 1 a.m. on July 30. The explosion led to a ground fire in front of their homes at the intersection of Prospect and Montello Avenue, near Rand Road. Kingr…

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Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District increased restrictions for forest operations and the public beginning July 27. These restrictions are intended to reduce the risk of fire ignition on lands within the Central Oregon District in Lake, Harney, Deschutes, Crook, Wasc…

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Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

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The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has announced the graduation of its 81st Basic Parole & Probation Officer Class on Friday, July 24, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

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Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant funding was part of a 2019 legislature approved lottery bond package scheduled for spring 2021. The sale of the bond package has been canceled due lottery shortfalls from the impacts of COVID-19. Without the $5,000,000 expected from the sale or additio…

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has increased industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands, effective as of July 10:

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Wasco County was one of eight Oregon counties placed on a Watch List today, Friday July 3, by Gov. Kate Brown because the spread of COVID-19 in these counties has risen to “alarming levels,” she said in a press release.

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A 73-year-old woman from Welches, Ore., died June 29 after the vehicle she was driving colliding with a motorhome on Highway 26, milepost 85, in Wasco County at approximately 11:40 a.m., according to a press release from Oregon State police.

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A Hood River man was the victim of an apparent homicide in the Hermiston area on Saturday, June 20, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO).

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A man is in critical condition after an assailant beat him with a baseball bat in the parking lot of The Dalles Fred Meyer around 1 a.m. on June 23.

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A 52-year-old woman from Washougal, Wash., died in a fatal crash on Interstate 84 just east of Rufus Tuesday, June 16.

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Wy’East Fire District Pine Grove Odell volunteers and Hood River Fire Department personnel teamed up to fight a small but unusual ground fire Thursday at 5:15 p.m., on a long, narrow island in the middle of the Hood River just south of Interstate 84. No one was seen in the area and the cause…

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On June 13, residents reported a Hood River business owner illegally dumping a load of what the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office believes to be agricultural lime (results are pending) on Canyon Road in Odell, located just south of Sylvester Drive.

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A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

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Officials are looking for information on the accidental death of a 60-year-old man in the Mosier Creek Area.

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Pilot Dustin Morantes of Hood River was unhurt and his plane experienced no apparent damage after Morantes was forced to land June 4 in an unusual place: Hood River Sand and Gravel quarry just east of Hood River.

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A Maupin man gave chase to a vehicle thief early last Thursday morning, trailing him well over 50 miles to Madras, and then toward Warm Springs, giving police directions as he drove.

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Story updated 1:43 p.m. on June 4  About 150 people, mostly young people, blocked the exit 63 overpass bridge Wednesday evening for nine minutes as a demonstration of support for the memory of George Floyd of Minneapolis. The 6:30 p.m. event started with a 150-person rally at Second and Stat…

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 To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.

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“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

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Plume of smoke rises from trees off above Pine Grove in Hood River County Thursday. The fire, the first this season in Hood River County, in a pine and oak stand just down an embankment from a residence, was reported by a neighbor at about 11 a.m., in the Oak Ridge development along Old Dall…

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Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

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Local area law enforcement have now recovered the body of a second drowning victim from a group of swimmers from the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene who were in distress near Marina Beach on Aug. 5. 

  • Updated
  • 0

“Scary” and “disorienting” is how Hood River resident Kevin Kingrey described the explosion of his mailbox and that of a neighbor at around 1 a.m. on July 30. The explosion led to a ground fire in front of their homes at the intersection of Prospect and Montello Avenue, near Rand Road. Kingr…

  • Updated
  • 0

Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District increased restrictions for forest operations and the public beginning July 27. These restrictions are intended to reduce the risk of fire ignition on lands within the Central Oregon District in Lake, Harney, Deschutes, Crook, Wasc…

  • 0

Klickitat County successfully responded to the counties first large fire during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center. Early preparation was key to their success, the release stated.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has announced the graduation of its 81st Basic Parole & Probation Officer Class on Friday, July 24, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

  • Updated
  • 0

Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant funding was part of a 2019 legislature approved lottery bond package scheduled for spring 2021. The sale of the bond package has been canceled due lottery shortfalls from the impacts of COVID-19. Without the $5,000,000 expected from the sale or additio…

  • Updated
  • 0

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has increased industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands, effective as of July 10:

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Wasco County was one of eight Oregon counties placed on a Watch List today, Friday July 3, by Gov. Kate Brown because the spread of COVID-19 in these counties has risen to “alarming levels,” she said in a press release.

  • Updated
  • 0

A 73-year-old woman from Welches, Ore., died June 29 after the vehicle she was driving colliding with a motorhome on Highway 26, milepost 85, in Wasco County at approximately 11:40 a.m., according to a press release from Oregon State police.

  • Updated
  • 0

A Hood River man was the victim of an apparent homicide in the Hermiston area on Saturday, June 20, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO).

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

A man is in critical condition after an assailant beat him with a baseball bat in the parking lot of The Dalles Fred Meyer around 1 a.m. on June 23.

  • Updated
  • 0

A 52-year-old woman from Washougal, Wash., died in a fatal crash on Interstate 84 just east of Rufus Tuesday, June 16.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Wy’East Fire District Pine Grove Odell volunteers and Hood River Fire Department personnel teamed up to fight a small but unusual ground fire Thursday at 5:15 p.m., on a long, narrow island in the middle of the Hood River just south of Interstate 84. No one was seen in the area and the cause…

  • Updated
  • 0

On June 13, residents reported a Hood River business owner illegally dumping a load of what the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office believes to be agricultural lime (results are pending) on Canyon Road in Odell, located just south of Sylvester Drive.

  • Updated
  • 1

A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

  • Updated
  • 0

Officials are looking for information on the accidental death of a 60-year-old man in the Mosier Creek Area.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Pilot Dustin Morantes of Hood River was unhurt and his plane experienced no apparent damage after Morantes was forced to land June 4 in an unusual place: Hood River Sand and Gravel quarry just east of Hood River.

  • Updated
  • 0

A Maupin man gave chase to a vehicle thief early last Thursday morning, trailing him well over 50 miles to Madras, and then toward Warm Springs, giving police directions as he drove.

featured
  • Updated
  • 5

Story updated 1:43 p.m. on June 4  About 150 people, mostly young people, blocked the exit 63 overpass bridge Wednesday evening for nine minutes as a demonstration of support for the memory of George Floyd of Minneapolis. The 6:30 p.m. event started with a 150-person rally at Second and Stat…

  • Updated
  • 0

 To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

“What will you do after this rally is over?” Kenzi Staciewicz of Hood River asked the crowd of 250 people who thronged both sides of State Street at Fourth Street Sunday at mid-day for a peaceful call for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Plume of smoke rises from trees off above Pine Grove in Hood River County Thursday. The fire, the first this season in Hood River County, in a pine and oak stand just down an embankment from a residence, was reported by a neighbor at about 11 a.m., in the Oak Ridge development along Old Dall…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Fire broke out Monday night at Bear Mountain Forest Products in Cascade Locks, while the plant was unoccupied for Memorial Day.

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