Police and Fire



Sheriff Songer Seeking Second Term Against ‘Citizen Sheriff’ Candidate

The race for Klickitat County Sheriff is an interesting one between Sheriff Bob Songer, a career law man, and political newcomer Doug Charters, a man who believes in citizens policing themselves. The Enterprise was able to sit down with both Songer and Char-ters to get a better sense of who they are and why they are running for the office of Sheriff (4-year term).

October 11, 2018 noon read more..


County Dispatchers Earn Team of Year Honor

The Washington State Chapter of APCO (Association of Public Safety Communication Officials) and NENA (National Emergency Number Association) has named the Klickitat County communications officers as the recipient of the “2017 Team of the Year Award” for Washington State.

October 4, 2018 noon read more..
 

MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST

Since many areas of the Pacific Northwest are experiencing high to very high fire danger predicted to extend throughout the summer and likely into the fall, Mt. Hood National Forest fire personnel are encouraging visitors to take precautions to prevent human-caused wildfires.

August 23, 2018 noon read more..
   

FIRE DISTRICT NO. 14 HIGH PRAIRIE

A fire broke out on Mott Rd around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, caused by a lawnmower. The fire was contained around 10:30 p.m. Total acreage burned is approximately 86 acres. No structures were lost.

July 19, 2018 noon read more..


Washington State Fire Mobilization

State fire assistance was mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Mile Marker 119 Fire, located in Klickitat County, west of the Town of Roosevelt.

July 12, 2018 noon read more..
  

Columbia Gorge CASA Welcoming New Volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Martine Geeraert, Hood River; Patty Hyde, The Dalles; Katie Layne, White Salmon; Sheri Sharp, Grass Valley; and Corrie Smith, Hood River.

May 10, 2018 noon read more..


County Places Burn Ban in Zone One, Eastern Edges

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One defined as lands east of the Klickitat County Fire District #7 eastern boundary to include but not limited to Klickitat County Fire Districts #2, 9 and 10; outside the jurisdiction of the Yakama Indian Nation; and the jurisdiction of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and prohibiting the issuance of burning permits except for authorized agricultural burning.

April 26, 2018 noon read more..
 

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