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Dozens of Oregon hikers rescued amid wildfires

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Crews helped rescue more than 100 hikers stranded in the mountains overnight after a wildfire closed their trail and they were trapped between two blazes. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office said Sunday afternoon that the final group of hikers left the Wahtum Lake area at the bottom of the trail and were headed by bus to meet with their friends and family. Deputy Joel Ives says no hikers were missing but one hiker was taken out by ambulance for exhaustion and dehydration.

September 4, 2017 8:19 a.m. read more..


The Latest: 6 hikers rescued after 140 trapped by wildfires

HOOD RIVER (AP) — The Latest on the Oregon hikers awaiting rescue due to the growing wildfires (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Officials say six hikers have been rescued after more than 100 were trapped overnight between two wildfires on an Oregon trail. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says family and friends can reunite with the hikers at the Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery. The Mountain Wave Search and Rescue team says they have buses ready to pick up the hikers when they come out. About 130 homes in Cascade Locks were under evacuation orders because of the wildfire, which has grown to almost 5 square miles.

September 3, 2017 11:03 a.m. read more..


No eclipse glasses? Make a pinhole projector!

The Dalles is among those areas that have reported a shortage of eclipse viewing glasses. While genuine protective eyewear is the only safe way to directly view the eclipse, one alternative to glasses includes a homemade pinhole projector.

August 19, 2017 6:22 a.m. read more..


Eclipse information from OR emergency management

News Release from Oregon Office of Emergency Management Salem -- As the eclipse quickly approaches, issues related to traffic, wildfires, and smoke are affecting travel. Rumors related to fuel, and a shortage of eclipse-rated glasses, are also prompting concerns. The Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, working with partner centers and agencies around the state, will issue regular updates starting today.

August 19, 2017 6:12 a.m. read more..


No electricty blackouts planned

The PUD has heard of a rumor circulating that there will be rolling blackouts during the eclipse. The PUD wants to assure customer-owners that no such blackouts planned. We have been working with our community Emergency Response partners to take steps to ensure safe and reliable power before, during, and the event, the PUD reported in an email alert.

August 17, 2017 1:20 p.m. read more..


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.

July 15, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..


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.

June 22, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..


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.

June 20, 2017 7:14 a.m. read more..


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.

June 20, 2017 7:13 a.m. read more..


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.

June 20, 2017 7:08 a.m. read more..


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.

May 10, 2017 7:26 p.m. read more..


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.

May 5, 2017 4:35 p.m. read more..


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.

May 2, 2017 2:40 p.m. read more..


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.

April 26, 2017 11:54 a.m. read more..


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.

April 15, 2017 6:33 p.m. read more..

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