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Sheriff Bob Songer is planning on being back to work after recovering from his COVID-19 illness, he said in an interview with Columbia Gorge News.

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August 19, 2021. 4:20 p.m. Update: Oregon Public Broadcasting published a report confirming Sheriff Songer recently contracted COVID-19. Songer said in the report he was hospitalized for five days and is recovering at home with the help of oxygen. He plans to return to work in "a couple days."

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The Lyle Hill fire is somewhere between 150 to 200 acres, according to the latest update giving by the public information officer on scene, Ben Shearer.Around 100 personnel were on the scene Tuesday afternoon, a day after the fire was reported in the hills above the community of Lyle, Wash.,…

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A fire which started in a field near Spring Street in White Salmon Thursday afternoon has been contained, fire officials said.

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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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WHITE SALMON — A statement released by Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — which called for the arrest, detainment and recommendation for prosecution of governmental officials he unilaterally believes are acting outside the bounds of the constitution — drew pushback from county commissione…

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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.

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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.

Klickitat County Sheriff’s deputies wear all kinds of gear on their person when they perform their duties — including handcuffs, self-defense tools, a sidearm, and note-taking equipment. One item they lack that has become more common among law enforcement agencies in recent years are body cameras. Sheriff Bob Songer is looking to change that, he told the Board of County Commissioners last Tuesday.

Klickitat County Sheriff deputies arrested a juvenile male the evening of May 9 after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a subject armed with a knife at an address north of White Salmon, according to a news release.

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone Two, county emergency management officials have announced. The ban will be in effect May 15 through Sept. 30.

District No. 4 (LFD) has been busy responding to multiple car accidents along Highway 14 and Old Highway 8 Rowland Lake, along with multiple accidents along Highway 142. With the great weather we’ve been having, more people are venturing out to enjoy the outdoors. Please pay attention, watch…

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One from May 1 to Sept. 30, Klickitat County Emergency Management officials announced this week.

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Separate burglary and domestic violence reports led to arrests of suspects tracked down at length, including an on-foot pursuit, according to information from Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer.

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Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer doubled-down on his stance on the statewide COVID-19 restrictions, calling Governor Jay Inslee’s latest round of COVID-19 restrictions “illegal and unconstitutional,” and reminded citizens that sheriff’s deputies will not be enforcing the guidelines in a N…

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