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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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Many forest areas that were closed following the Labor Day windstorm will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12:01 a.m. The forest suffered extensive and severe damage as a result of the storm so many areas will remain closed or are still blocked by trees, according to the U.S. Department of Ag…

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A man is in custody for allegedly breaking the windshield of a car parked in The Dalles Bi-Mart’s parking lot and stabbing the vehicle’s occupant around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. In reporting findings, the c…

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As the smoke rolled in over the Columbia River Gorge this weekend, residents in West Klickitat County found help had arrived in the form of KN95 masks, thanks to coordination by community leaders.

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday it is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger through Sept. 17. DNR staff this week will evaluate the possibility of extending the closure, enac…

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Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

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The growing Riverside Fire near Estacada displaced the Vince and Phila Rehm family, the first people to arrive at Lot 1 in Hood River Friday afternoon after the Port of Hood River opened up parking areas to people evacuating fire areas.

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The Port of Hood River has opened several of its Hood River waterfront sites for evacuees fleeing the wildfires in Clackamas County and other regional wildfires. Lot 1, the Event Site, the Marina Boat Launch parking lot, and the DMV parking lot are all open for overnight parking for evacuees. 

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Due to the continued high level of fire activity, the West Cascades will continue to experience heavy smoke impacts today, and east winds will continue to move smoke from the Cascade Crest and into down-wind communities.

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Have you written something and later you could not find it on your computer? Did I forget to save it or accidentally delete it, or file it under the wrong name or in the wrong folder? I don’t know how, but that’s what happened when writing this week’s column. And what is so frustrating is th…

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Police have identified the Hood River man who was arrested on attempted murder last month as 28-year-old Christian Ladell Woodward.

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Early this morning Mt. Hood Meadows public safety reported a small fire at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, about 0.25 mile east of the Shooting Star chair lift in the Heather Canyon drainage.  There is an engine crew and hand crew already responding to the fire, supported by a helicopter dropping…

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Weather and Fire Behavior: Much of the state is under a Red Flag Warning today through Tuesday as a dry cold front moves through the area bringing high winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 80s today and drop into the low 70s on Tuesday. The fir…

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Weather and Fire Behavior: Extreme drought and continuing high temperatures will impact the fire throughout the day.  With temperatures in the 90s and low relative humidity, unburned islands in the fire interior are very dry and can be ignited by nearby smoldering fuels or blowing embers. Li…

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Weather and Fire Behavior: Hot and dry weather conditions with temperatures in the 90s and lower humidity will continue to impact fuels along the fire perimeters and unburned islands in the fire interior. Terrain driven light winds will keep fire active into early evening. Extreme drought an…

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Weather and Fire Behavior: Hot and dry weather conditions with temperatures in the 90s and lower humidities will impact fuels along the fire perimeters and unburned islands in the fire interior. An afternoon low pressure system will bring in winds gusting into the 20’s from the west/northwes…

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A Hood River man was sentenced to federal prison last week for his role in a conspiracy to traffic marijuana grown in Hood River and Portland to Florida, and launder the proceeds back to Oregon, according to U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.

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The Hood River Police Department is currently investigating an attempted murder that occurred around 2 p.m. on Aug. 21 at E. Port Marina Drive. A confrontation between the assailant, who told police his name was Jake Meszaros, and the victim, who has asked to remain anonymous, led to the ass…

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Due to extreme fire danger, Hood River County Forest, Forest Roads and Trails are temporarily closed to recreational use, including camping, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The order was effective Aug. 27, and continues until further notice.

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Due to extreme fire danger, Hood River County Forest, Forest Roads and Trails are temporarily closed to recreational use, including camping, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.  The order is effective starting 9 p.m. tonight, Aug. 27, and continues until further notice. 

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Dawn Rasmussen has always considered herself a prepared person. Since she and her husband decided to move into their house near The Dalles four years ago, she knew she would have the threat of wildfire looming in her backyard.

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On Monday night, Aug. 17, near Pine Grove in Hood River County, a four-helicopter rotation came to the rescue when fire broke out just east of Old Dalles Road.

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The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) will terminate its housing contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), the jail announced Thursday. 

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A Parkdale man, arrested in November 2019 for allegedly stabbing his brother, has pled guilty to one charge of Assault in the Second Degree, and has been sentenced to 70 months in prison, 36 months of post-prison supervision.

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July Maus was driving home from work around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, when she noticed smoke rising roughly 500 yards below her family’s home on in Mosier.

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