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Gorge hiker death ruled accident

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Human remains found at the bottom of a cliff in the western Columbia River Gorge have been positively identified as those of a former Utah woman missing since last month.

Sheriff Log, Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

All calls were responded to within Hood River County.

Police log, Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Monday outage knocks out phones across Gorge

9-1-1 line returns after CenturyLink malfunction

Thousands of Columbia Gorge residents picked up their phones on Monday only to hear a dead line.

All county phone lines restored

CenturyLink told county authorities all phone lines are back in service after a day of outages.

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'Equipment failure' causes phone outages around Gorge

County 9-1-1 line returns Monday evening

Hood River County has warned residents and businesses that Century Link phone lines across the Gorge in four counties in Oregon and Washington — Hood River, Wasco, Skamania and Klickitat — have been out of service, with some cases of temporary restoration.

Police Log, Oct. 10 to 30

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Fallen power line closes Brookside Drive

Brookside Drive was closed between Tucker and Indian Creek Roads Thursday afternoon, due to a fallen power line.

Sheriff Log, Oct. 16 to 29

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Nichols pleads guilty to sex abuse in Wash Co.

Stephen Nichols, a man accused of a 2009 murder in Hood River County, on Friday pled guilty to a separate charge of sex abuse, in Washington County.

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‘Rats’ to the rescue

Mountaineering group celebrates 90 years on Sunday

The community is invited to gather at the Crag Rat Hut in Pine Grove this Sunday, Oct. 30, to help one of Hood River’s oldest organizations celebrate their 90th anniversary.

Police Log, Oct. 10 to 23

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Search suspended for west Gorge hiker

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a 21-year-old woman believed to be missing in the west Columbia River Gorge, in Multnomah County.

Police Log, Oct. 1 to 8

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Vote forum: M97 speakers, legislative candidates make their case

Representatives on both sides of Oregon Ballot Measure 97, as well as candidates for state and federal offices, squared off Monday at a voter forum in Hood River.