• Street Work to Begin Monday
        Starting this Monday and continuing through Thursday, August 30, the Hood River City Public Works crew will be resurfacing some city streets with a chip seal overlay. During this period, vehicles must not be parked on these streets between the hours of 7am and 5pm. Vehicles left in the work zone will be […]
  • Progress Continues on Memaloose 2 Fire
          Containment for the Memaloose 2 Fire rose to 75% Tuesday afternoon. Crews are systematically working through the interior of the fire looking for heat and flames. The burn pattern of the fire left a mosaic of unburned fuels inside the perimeter which complicates mop-up as firefighters need to make sure unburned fuels […]
  • More Progress on Memaloose 2 Fire
    Crews made more progress on the Memaloose 2 Fire on Monday. More than 100 firefighters are working on the blaze under the direction of the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Personnel on scene includes hand crews, fire engines and tenders, along with 2 helicopters. Firefighters […]
  • Memaloose 2 Evacuation Levels Lowered
        Wasco County Sheriff Lane McGill has lowered level 2 and level 3 evacuation notices to level 1. Dropping to level 1 is the intersection of State Road and Marsh Cutoff to Dell Road, including both sides of the road…..the intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh Cutoff all the way east to the bottom […]
  • Accident in Downtown The Dalles
        THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person was critically injured after a classic car driver accelerated quickly in The Dalles, flipped over and struck several people who were watching nearby.                                                                                                                       According to The Dalles Police Department, police responded to the incident around 10 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say the driver of a 1955 […]
  • Crews Making Progress on Memaloose 2 Fire
        Crews had a good day on the Memaloose 2 Fire Sunday. All level 3 (go now) evacuation areas have been lowered to level 2. That affects the intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff east to the bottom of the Rowena Loop, including both sides of Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook, Canyon […]