A Hood River police officer was indicted on several charges related to domestic violence in August, Columbia Gorge News has learned.

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Columbia Gorge CASA Board President Julie Nygaard has announced that Susan Erickson will leave her role as CASA executive director this fall when she and her family move away from the Gorge.

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When Suzanne Thomas was laid off from her position as an in-home caregiver, she really didn’t know what she was going to do. Being in her 50s, it almost felt too late to start over or go back to school. However, as a single woman, she knew she needed to make ends meet somehow.

On Aug. 15, Hood River Police Officer Emelike Delancy made a traffic stop near the Marina Shell station. During the traffic stop, more than two pounds of methamphetamine, one ounce of heroin, two firearms and cash were seized. The firearms were possessed by a convicted felon. Three individua…

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At approximately 3:17 a.m., Hood River Police officers responded to a nuisance call regarding a subject yelling and throwing fireworks in the 100 block of E. State Street. Hood River Police responded to the area and found a male, later identified as Herbert Victor Blount, 38, of Tyrone, Ga.,…

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On July 3, Hood River Police Officer Sgt. Sal Rivera made a traffic stop on a 1982 Dodge pickup at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 35. The traffic stop was regarding a theft case Det. Erin Mason had been working on, according to a press release.

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On July 3, Hood River Police Officer Sgt. Sal Rivera made a traffic stop on a 1982 Dodge pickup at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 35. The traffic stop was regarding a theft case Det. Erin Mason had been working on, according to a press release.

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Drought and extreme heat create early fire warnings, firework bans and fires throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

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HOOD RIVER — On Wednesday, June 30, just after 2 p.m. the Hood River County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a child missing in the water on the Columbia River at Nichols Boat Basin in Hood River. A 10-year-old girl from Portland fell out of an inflatable raft that she was riding in…

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A vigil was held on May 25 to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The vigil was sponsored by the Somos Uno campaign of Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), and was the last in a series of four held on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. at the Second and State Street Overlook Park in Hoo…

Hood River — Hood River County’s Budget Committee May 13 approved the 2021-22 county’s $43.1 million all-funds budget, adding salary increases to last-minute changes. The general fund, the portion of the budget supported in part by property tax revenues, makes up $23.4 million of the total.

The Budget Committee increased County Commissioners’ $15,904 annual salaries by 10 percent for 2021-22, in an attempt to bring salaries into line with other county commissions. Wasco County’s three part-time commissioners, for example, are paid $47,680.08.

Hood River — Residents near the Ken Jernstedt Airfield may get a little noise relief this summer, thanks to a quieter propeller on the tow plane used by the Hood River Soaring group. The non-profit organization uses gliders to provide pilot training and sport gliding staged from a Glider Port at the Airfield. At the recommendation of the Airport Noise Workgroup, the Port of Hood River, owner of the airfield, is pitching in $6,000 — about 75 percent of the four-blade propeller’s cost and delivery.

Hood River — For years, the City of Hood River has talked about a new police station. May 12, the city’s Budget Committee heard compelling reasons to take action. Police Chief Neal Holste told the Budget Committee that, due to lack of space, collected crime evidence — including toxic drugs — were sometimes displayed on the same tables in the squad room used for staff meals.

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Fire season restrictions begin Saturday, May 15, in The Dalles units of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), according to a press release. Forest land in Wasco and Hood River counties will be impacted by the restrictions.

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Fire Chief Leonard Damian, Hood River Fire & EMS, reported firefighters were dispatched to an active fire at Lone Pine Motel, located at 2429 Cascade Ave., at 8:57 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The damage was contained to one unit.

As of March 31 and since Jan. 1, there have been seven reports of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles within the city limits of Hood River, said Chief of Police Neal Holste in a press release. In this week’s press log, there are an additional three thefts.

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A first alarm structure fire was reported on the morning of Tuesday, March 23 at the 2600 block of Wy’east Road in Odell. All Hood River County fire agencies responded to the blaze. Wy’East Fire Chief Greg Borton said the structure was fully involved on one side when firefighters arrived on …

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At approximately 2:33 a.m. this morning (Nov. 24), Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 68.

Former local sports coach Kevin Howard Dale, 31, avoided additional jail time and having to register as a sex offender in a plea bargain reached last month in two 2019 cases alleging he inappropriately touched two young women.

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Four missionaries from Church of Latter Day Saints set up a table in front of Hood River Stationers last week offering blank cards and pens for people to write notes of support to firefighters. Sisters Aurora Sperry, left, Raquel Grimaldo, Hailey Smith, Chloe Welch are assigned to service in…

A local man released from NORCOR while waiting for his case to go through Hood River County Circuit Court now faces additional Harassment and Contempt of Court charges for allegedly violating a no-contact order on his release agreement. 

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On Sunday, Oct. 4 at approximately 2:17 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 64.

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