• 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 […] The post Street Work to Begin Monday appeared f […]
  • 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 […] The post Progress Continues on […]
  • 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 […] The post Mo […]
  • 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 […] The post Memaloose 2 Evacuation Levels Lowered appeared f […]
  • 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 Depart […]
  • 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 […] The post Crews Making Progress on Memaloose 2 Fire appeare […]
  • Level 3 Evacuation Notices Lowered
    The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has lowered the Level 3 Evacuation notices to Level 2 in the area of the Memaloose 2 Fire. This is from the intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena Loops. That includes both sides of Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena […] The post Level 3 Evacuation Notices Lowered appeared first […]
  • Memaloose Fire 2 Update 8/12 12pm
          Crews battling the Memaloose 2 Fire, approximately 3 miles East of Mosier, had a strong night of mop-up Saturday night, supported by lower temperatures and higher humidity. Control lines are 100% completed around the fire perimeter, which decreases the risk of fire spread. Evacuation levels have not changed. Level 3 (go now) […] The post Memaloose Fire […]
  • Memaloose 2 Fire At 35% Containment (Updated 9:30 p.m. 8/11/18)
    Officials at the Memaloose 2 Fire reported tonight that firefighters were successful today in maintaining the perimeter of the fire within its existing 175 acre footprint despite strong winds. Containment increased to 35% this evening.  With completion of fireline today, crews are now putting hoselays around the fire and beginning to mop up heat within […] T […]
  • South Valley Fire Fully Contained
    The South Valley Fire is now 100 percent contained, and the Oregon Department of Forestry Type 2 Incident Management Team transferred control of the fire location to an ODF Type 4 Team in The Dalles Unit.  The local ODF fire staff will patrol the area and monitor for smokes frequently throughout the remainder of fire […] The post South Valley Fire Fully Cont […]