Officer lucks upon cold mountain biker in bad weather
Usually, when The Dalles Police Officer Brent Larson patrols the city watershed on the Mt. Hood National Forest, he goes in one way and out another, to cover more ground. But, in a very lucky turn of events for mountain biker Cori Bucherl, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Larson decided to go out the way he came in. As he was trundling down the 1720 Road right by where it intersects with the 44 Road, he came upon a drenched Bucherl, who had cut short a planned 25-mile bike ride due to unseasonably wet and cold weather.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 28
Crews worked through Thursday morning mopping up the fire that destroyed Kayak Shed Wednesday night. “This is a tremendous loss,” said Chief Leonard Damian of Hood River Fire Department. No one was injured in the fire.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 27
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 26
A grape harvester burns on a hill above the 5000 block of Mill Creek Road. The harvester was fully engulfed when crews arrived Tuesday afternoon, and had an estimated 30 gallons of diesel fuel and oil on board.
Athletes from the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club got a scare Sunday morning when bullets buzzed around them and entered the water not far from swimmers. “It was pretty terrifying,” said Dawn Rasmussen of The Dalles, who was in a kayak in front of the group.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 22
The Dalles Police Officer Jeff Kienlen just got back from a traffic conference, where discussion touched on the fact that fatal crashes are on the rise, mostly due to distracted driving. And so the timing is apt for the Oct. 1 start of Oregon’s new distracted driving law, which bans holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 21
Two boaters on the Deschutes River were arrested Monday evening for illegal fishing activities.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 20
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 19
The driver of a van was killed Monday evening after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 84 just east of Arlington and crashing head-on with a semi-truck.
Interstate 84 west reopens, eastbound lanes still closed
The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 between Hood River and Troutdale re-opened to travelers Thursday evening, but the eastbound lanes remain closed with no timeline for re-opening. Although two lanes of the freeway are now in use, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Sept. 14 that all ramps along the 45-mile stretch of road, milepost 62 to 17, remain closed, except for those in and out of Cascade Locks.