• Westcliff Fire Lines Hold, Evacuation Levels Drop
    Lines on the Westcliff Fire northwest of Hood River near Westcliff Drive between Interstate 84 and the Columbia River held overnight.  The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office this morning lowered evacuation levels associated with the fire, with Westcliff Lodge and Charburger reduced to Level 1 (Be Ready) and open for business, while the rest of […]
  • TD C of C Hires Tourism Director
    The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has hired someone to fill its newly created Director of Tourism position.  Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says Dave Nevins has a background in tourism promotion and non-profits.  She adds Nevins is an avid cyclist and runner, and has ran those types of events.  Farquharson says one of the first […]
  • Port of HR Bridge Cameras Operational
    The Port of Hood River has completed installation and started to operate security cameras on the Interstate Bridge.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says the cameras look across the bridge from the liftspan and toll plaza, and there are also cameras under the bridge.  McElwee noted those cameras would have been helpful when an alleged […]
  • Progress Reported On Gilliam County Fires
    Good progress was made overnight on fires in South Gilliam County.  Cool weather with some precipitation allowed firefighters to get ahead of the fires in many areas.  Wildland firefighters will continue to hold and improve existing containment lines on the fires today, and work to stop the forward progress of the fire on the active […]
  • Westcliff Fire Evacuation Levels Dropped
          The Oregon Department of Forestry reports firefighters from the Department of Forestry, Hood River and Mosier have stopped the forward progress of the Westcliff Fire, located northwest of Hood River near Westcliff Drive, between Interstate 84 and the Columbia River. They are working to strengthen the firelines and starting to mop-up fuels […]
  • Progress Made on Westcliff Fire (Update at 4:30 p.m. on 8/19/18)
    The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has reduced evacuation levels associated with the Westcliff Fire.  Westcliff Lodge and Charburger have been reduced to Level 2 (Get Set) and are open for business.  The rest of Westcliff Drive between Interstate 84 exit 62 and Ruthton Park was decreased to Level 1 (Be Ready). The Oregon Department […]

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