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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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A The Dalles man was arrested Nov. 12 for charges related to the sexual abuse of multiple children between 1999 and 2005. 

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Leslie Wolf, the child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence prosecutor for 21 years for Wasco County, has left the district attorney’s office.

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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.

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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. 

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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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