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Fiery Semi-Truck Crash Closes I-84 Between Troutdale and Hood River

A more than 40-mile stretch of Interstate 84 was closed for hours Monday following the fiery crash of a semi-truck carrying hundreds of gallons of combustible fluids. TripCheck reported the single-vehicle crash happened about 7 a.m. Monday near Bonneville Dam at milepost 40, closing all lanes of traffic between Troutdale and Hood River.
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Alesong to Host pFriem Family Brewers for 3rd Alesong & Friends Event of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/29/2022 – Eugene’s Alesong Brewing & Blending is set to host its third Alesong & Friends event for the year, this time with special guest pFriem Family Brewers of Hood River, Oregon. The brewery’s “Alesong & Friends” event series offers an intimate tasting and conversation with brewers, vintners, farmers, and other like-minded producers that have provided inspiration for Alesong.
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Seussical Jr. at the Civic in The Dalles

‘The show goes on’ with The Dalles Civic Kids Children’s theater. Does your little one have a flare for drama or like to sing? Do they like telling stories or participating in projects? Do they simply want to have fun with kids their age while learning some new things? No matter what skill level or experience, all kids are welcome and invited to participate in The Dalles Civic Kids Children’s theater program.

Hood River County Library District developing new Strategic Plan

Over the next four months, the Hood River County Library District will be developing their new strategic plan. “A strategic plan is a tool for us at the library to highlight the areas of their service to the community they are focusing on over the next several years,” reads a library press release.

I-84 reopens after blown tire on semi-truck halts traffic for hours through Columbia River Gorge

Interstate 84 has fully reopened nearly nine hours after a Monday morning crash that completely closed long sections of the interstate between Hood River and Troutdale. Oregon State Police said a blown tire on a truck carrying a crane Monday led to the crash at around 6:45 a.m. I-84 was closed in both directions until nearly 2:30 p.m. when eastbound trips resumed. About an hour later, westbound lanes also reopened.

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the incident at about 7 a.m....

Truck Fire Shuts Down I-84 To The Gorge

TROUTDALE, Ore. — Interstate 84 was closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River for more than seven hours on Monday due to a crash involving a semi truck hauling a crane on a flatbed trailer that blew a tire and caught fire. The crash happened around 6:45...

Timberline Vodka Honors the Iconic Timberline Lodge

In creating Timberline Vodka, Hood River Distillers set out to make a vodka that would have its local ecosystem and agriculture at the center of attention. It also conjures up the legacy of the distillery that dates back to 1934 in Hood River, Oregon. Timberline Vodka also pays tribute to...

ODFW Responds to Black Bear Sightings in Hood River Area

Bears have been spotted in Hood River and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is urging residents to takes precautionary steps. According to the ODFW, black bears have torn down bird feeders, gotten into trash cans and a smoker, damaged fences and dug up gardens. The bears have been repeatedly seen around homes during the day and appear undeterred by efforts to haze them such as setting off car alarms or using other noise-making techniques.

July 4th Safety Reminders

City of Hood River officials remind everyone to celebrate the 4th of July holiday safely. The area’s recent history of wildfires make this time of year particularly risky for the public and for emergency responders. Community members should be aware of fireworks restrictions in Oregon and observe safety guidelines this holiday weekend.

Road Closure

On Wednesday June 29th, 2022 the City of Hood River Public Works will be closing Oak Street between 7th St. and 13th St. at 4:30 AM until approximately 8:00 AM to repair a water leak on the main water line. Westbound traffic will be detoured down 7th St. and Eastbound...

Obituary: Rodney Linnell

Rodney Donald Linnell, 73, of Hermiston, Ore., passed away Feb. 8, 2022, after battling with pancreatic cancer. Rodney was born on March 26, 1948, to Donald and Maxine Linnell in The Dalles, Ore. He grew up on a farm near Ione and Arlington, Ore. Rod graduated from Ione High School in 1966. Rod attended Blue Mountain Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Business Agriculture in 1969.