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Traffic alert: Fire, SR14 near Skamania

Fire SR 14 both directions Fire, Brush Fire, North Side of SR 14 near Skamania, milepost 32.5, use caution, expect delays and follow flaggers instructions beginning at 8:52 am on July 15, 2017.

Hood River Bridge closed Friday

There will be a one-hour, full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge on Friday, June 23 beginning at 3:30 a.m. as Port crews perform repair and inspection work on the lift span and navigation lights.

Fatal crash on 84 claims TD resident

Jason M. Degeus, 25, of The Dalles, died early Sunday when his vehicle crashed and caught fire on Interstate 84 eastbound, at milepost 73. A Hood River police officer driving an arrested person to jail in The Dalles spotted the 1996 Toyota Tacoma fully engulfed in flames and called it in at 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Kaipo Raiser of the Oregon State Police.

Power shortages caused by programming glitch

The power went out eight times early Sunday evening for 2,500 PUD customers on the west end of The Dalles, owing to faulty programming in substation equipment on West 10th Street. The equipment operated as programmed, but it was learned that a setting characteristic was incorrectly set, said Paul Titus, assistant general manager and director of engineering for Northern Wasco County PUD.

Woman dies at What The Festival

A 27-year-old Corvallis woman died Friday morning at the What the Festival event outside Dufur. The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation. Cassandra Deleen Hood was reported dead at 9:50 a.m., according to police logs.

Motorcyclist dies on I-84 east of The Dalles

On Wednesday May 10th at approximately 1:15 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers responded to a suspicious vehicle call on I-84 east of The Dalles. The responding trooper arrived on scene of a motorcycle laid against the guardrail. After some searching, the driver of the motorcycle was located with injures. The driver was transported, by ambulance but succumbed to injuries while en route to the hospital.

Hunger strike ends

Six immigration detainees at the regional jail broke their six-day hunger strike Thursday, saying the jail had agreed to provide them with requested amenities, including a microwave and radio.

Dufur coach arrested on sex charges

UPDATED Wednesday, 1:44 p.m. Dufur track coach Ty Lee Wyman, 27, was arrested Monday and is accused of a number of crimes alleging sexual contact with two students, the Wasco County district attorney said Tuesday.

Scam alert: Poster, magnet request a scam

Information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce: UPDATE: Wasco County Magnet The same scam company is offering space on a Wasco County Emergency Numbers magnet. They offer a discount upon providing credit card information. This is a scam, according to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The Dalles High School Sports Poster Scam There is a company that is soliciting funds for a publication in the name of the high school. They are asking local companies to donate $149 to get advertising in a The Dalles High School Sports Poster publication. They are not a valid company, get an "f" rating from BBB and have several complaints about their tactics, according to information from The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mail customers may miss Sunday Chronicle

Some subscribers who receive their The Dalles Chronicle by mail will see late delivery of the Sunday, April 16, paper following the loss of some papers en route between the Hood River Press and The Dalles. The loss will only effect some who receive their paper via the U.S. Postal Service, local delivery will not be impacted. Circulation staff are working to identify and replace papers lost Saturday afternoon when the delivery van crashed on Interstate 84 and overturned in a water-filled ditch. The driver and crew member suffered only minor injuries, and some issues of the paper were destroyed. If you do not receive your paper, please call 541-296-2141 and let us know. Copies of the paper will be available at the Chronicle office Monday, office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p;m.

HR woman missing

Hood River Police are looking for a 27-year-old woman, Holly Kristen Lester, who has been missing since early Thursday morning, March 16. Lester was last seen near the Port of Hood River.

Portion of Historic Columbia River Highway closed

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The Historic Columbia River Highway will remain closed between Multnomah Falls and Angel's Rest until at least Monday while ODOT crews evaluate the source of a series of slides in the area. Five slides in the four days ending Thursday closed the road at milepost 16 and recent heavy rain has left the hillside unstable. ODOT will continue to monitor the site and will evaluate conditions next week after the expected weekend rainstorm passes.

Body of skier located on Mt. Hood

HOOD RIVER, ORE - On Wednesday March 15th, 2017 searchers located the body of Steve Leavitt at Mt. Hood Meadows late in the afternoon. This came eight days after Leavitt was reported missing by his family. On Thursday morning a recovery team was able to retrieve Leavitt from the mountain. The preliminary investigation into Leavitt's death by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office suggests that Leavitt died after impact with a tree. He was then buried in the deep snow and in a shallow tree well.

FBI, Warm Springs seek help locating missing child

The FBI and Warm Springs Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a 11-year-old girl - Kaitlyn Stofiel - who is missing and possibly endangered. Law enforcement officers believe Kaitlyn is with her custodial father, Thomas Clarence Stofiel, age 44. At this time, officers and agents simply want to locate Kaitlyn to ensure that she is safe.

Delays and closures for Thursday, Feb. 9; D21 closed

The Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Meals on Wheels is closed. UPDATE: North Wasco County Schools will be CLOSED today, Thursday, February 9th due to inclement weather. Columbia Gorge Comm. College: Both campuses closed. UPDATE Government Affairs meeting has been CANCELLED for Thursday, February 9 at 7 a.m. Mid-Columbia Senior Center is closed Columbia Gorge Comm. College: The Dalles Campus will open at 10 am. Hood River campus will open at noon. All classes scheduled before opening time have been canceled. Goldendale Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE Mid-Columbia Children's Council: Goldendale Center Closed; PETERSBURG Head Start AM Class 11-2:30, PM Class Canceled, Bus on regular schedule; The Dalles Head Start A.M. class canceled, PM class 10-1:30. The Dales/Wahtonka Child Cares open at 9:00. White Salmon Head Start and Early Head Start childcare CLOSED; Carson Head Start AM class canceled PM Class on time; Belmont AM class canceled, PM class on time; COUNTRY CLUB AM class canceled, PM class 10:30-2; UPDATE Due to winter weather conditions throughout Klickitat County and the concern for public and employee safety, the Board of County Commissioners have ordered all County government offices to open two hours late on Thursday, February 09. 2017. Due to the inclement weather, all One Community Health locations will open at noon today. So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Trout Lake Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed. No parent/teacher conferences today. FBLA trip is on standby. Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. We are monitoring the ice situation. Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes

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