Search & rescue, The Dalles safety fair

A group of children make the acquaintance of “Ellie,” a search-and-rescue dog from Wasco County. Ellie found and led to safety two hikers on Mount Hood last month, said Jim Jones of the Wasco County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit. All were participating in a Wasco County Safety Fair in The Dalles. The fair was held at the main station of Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue Saturday, Aug. 17, and featured service providers and agencies from throughout the county and region with a focus on public safety and disaster response. Mark B. Gibson photo