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Fire impacts six in White Salmon

Fire impacts six in White Salmon Disaster response staff with the Cascade Region American Red Cross responded to a home fire the evening of Friday, June 15 in the 200 block of Loop Rd, in White Salmon. The fire affected six, including three adults, three children and multiple pets.

June 17, 2018 9:19 a.m. read more..


No attempted abduction, say authorities

Investigation has revealed that what was thought to be an attempted abduction of a student was in fact a clerical error, according to a press release Thursday afternoon from the City of The Dalles police and the North Wasco County School District. “It is a relief that this event is a simple mistake and not a more ominous event,” the release said.

June 7, 2018 4:25 p.m. read more..


Fake ‘parent’ call alarms officials

UPDATE: No attempted abduction, say authorities Investigation has revealed that what was thought to be an attempted abduction of a student was in fact an error, according to a press release Thursday afternoon from the City of The Dalles police and the North Wasco County School District. Investigation of the suspected attempted abduction has revealed that there was no attempted abduction, the release stated. Instead, parents of two different students called the school within minutes of each other and the message intended for one student was accidentally sent to another student, authorities said. The message directed the wrong student to walk to the location of Great and Small Day Care where the student was to remain until the parent could pick that child up. “It is a relief that this event is a simple mistake and not a more ominous event,” the release said. The City and district also expressed their appreciation for the publics assistance and that of the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.

June 6, 2018 4:31 p.m. read more..


Fire guts TD home Wednesday night

A house fire on E. 16th Street in The Dalles broke out Wednesday evening, May 23, at around 6:15 p.m., destroying the home and partially lighting the house next door, 1701 E. 16th Street, on fire. Three fire engines responded within minutes, but it was too late for the fully-engulfed home and they concentrated on keeping the fire from spreading to neighboring residences.

May 24, 2018 6:38 a.m. read more..


Schwartz, Hege ahead in early results

Early and unofficial election results from the Wasco County courthouse May 15, 8 p.m., show Wasco County Commissioner Position 3 challenger Kathy Schwartz defeating incumbent Rod Runyon, and commissioner Position 1 incumbent Scott Hege defeating challenger Roy Justeson.

May 15, 2018 8:22 p.m. read more..


Veterans’ Service Office Job Fair April 20

The second annual job fair hosted by the Veterans’ Service Office of Hood River and Wasco counties, and the 1186th Military Police Company of the National Guard, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Hood River National Guard Armory, 1590 12th Street in Hood River.

April 19, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..


Cougar found at downtown TD motel

A cougar was euthanized Tuesday morning at the Oregon Motor Motel after it was deemed a public safety risk. The cougar was spotted at the same motel early Sunday morning.

March 20, 2018 4:38 p.m. read more..


Council accused of ‘inquisition’

An open hearing Monday to consider the censure or reprimand of The Dalles City Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss drew an overflow crowd and was referred to as an “inquisition” by her attorney.

February 27, 2018 10:54 a.m. read more..
 

Weather impacts region with program delays

North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, Feb. 21. Dufur Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, AM buses on snow routes Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late. Snow Rts: Pepper and Corn. Early Dismissal Canceled Head Start /Early Childhood Centers: Mid-Columbia Children's Council: The Dalles and Wahtonka 2 hour delay. All Child Care will open at 9:30, EHS/HS classrooms will open at 10. No PM class; Maupin Head Start class canceled.

February 21, 2018 5:26 a.m. read more..
  

Interstate 84 Westbound opens

Update - 6:30 a.m. Friday - Ramps in and out of Cascade Locks have opened. Update - Eagle Creek Wildfire - Westbound I-84 is open to traffic however, all off ramps remain closed. SR 14 remains closed to vehicles over 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, between Washougal, mp 19 and Dallesport, mp 84. Eastbound I-84 truck traffic is being diverted to US 26 in Oregon. Parking on the shoulders both directions of SR 14 is prohibited except in emergency situations.

September 15, 2017 5:22 a.m. read more..


Evacuation (Level 1) expanded on E. side of Eagle Creek fire

HOOD RIVER — Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the fire, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office is making two changes to evacuation levels, adding level 1 evacuation areas to the west of Dee and Hood River, and increasing a level 2 evacuation area east to Viento State Park along the I-84 corridor.

September 8, 2017 4:33 p.m. read more..


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