THE DALLES — In what fire officials warn may be a prelude to the summer fire season, the Mile Post 85 fire Wednesday, June 2, closed Interstate 84 and forced the evacuation of nearby communities.
WISHRAM — An armed The Dalles man was arrested May 31 following a pursuit and standoff with police that ended in Wishram, Wash., east of The Dalles.
Timber burned in the White River fire last summer has been successfully salvaged for lumber due in large part to the work of the Wasco County Forest Collaborative, an advisory work group focused on building relationships and trust among a mixed group of forest users and land owners working with the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.
THE DALLES — Officer Kris Wood of The Dalles Police Department has received a letter of commendation based on the bravery and dedication to duty reflected in his actions taken the night of Thursday, April 15.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. that evening, emergency responders were dispatched to The Dalles Bridge on a report that a person had jumped from the bridge.
Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Mosier Fire District were already working fires on Aug. 12, 2020, when the Mosier Creek Fire started.
Mosier Chief Mike Renault said fuels, wind and terrain “truly aligned” that day. ODF The Dalles Fire Protection Supervisor Rick Fletcher ordered the largest incident management team he could as soon as he hit the road for the new start and saw its smoke column.
Fire season restrictions began 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.
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.
Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and rescue and Wasco County Sheriff's department secure a pickup that crashed on a blind the east end of Seven Mile Hill Road on a blind corner Thursday morning, May 13 2021. Incident was disatched as a rollover with injuries, actual details of the crash not avai…
THE DALLES — Officer Wood has received a letter of commendation based on the bravery and dedication to duty reflected in his actions taken the night of Thursday, April 15.
The Volunteer Association of the Mosier Fire Department donated two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Mosier community on April 12. One will be located at the Mosier Senior Center and the other at Brenna’s Mosier Market.
A small home at the west end of Foley Lakes in The Dalles burns Wednesday afternoon, April 21, 2021. Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and Dallesport Fire Department responded to the fire. Homeowner William Hardy, 67, said everyone was able to exit the home without injury, but noted th…
Amos Tee, 23, received a 75 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of attempted assault in the first degree, according to a Feb. 10 press release from Wasco County District Attorney Matthew Ellis. The resolution of the case resulted from a judicial settlement conference o…
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.
The western side the Mt. Hood National Forest suffered extensive and severe damage as a result of the historic Labor Day windstorm that brought down tens of thousands of trees and fueled wildfires across the Cascades.
A man from The Dalles was arrested last week for the alleged sexual abuse and exploitation of a child under the age of 14 in Sherman County.
Hood River County Health Department urges the community to be prepared for all hazards and potential emergency situations. In addition to the global COVID pandemic, this week, the area experienced wildfires and short-duration power outages.
BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Mosier Creek Fire burning in Wasco County, approximately 70 miles northeast of Portland.
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