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Trio of Big Announcements Highlight Undewood Fruit Employees’ Benefit

Three big announcements were made last Friday night during Fruta del Fuego.

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Insitu Thanks Fire Fighters

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, family and friends of firefighters and Insitu employees, as well as many locals, gathered at the Hood River Fairgrounds to say thank you to the firemen and first responders for their efforts in fighting the Eagle Creek Fire

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Underwood Fruit Fire Idles More Than 200 Workers

A press release from Klickitat County Emergency Management mid last week contained seriously bad news: “At approximately 5:45 this morning, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 an Industrial fire broke out at the Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Co. on the west end of Bingen, WA.”

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A Changing of the Guard: Mike Hepner Succeeding Tracy Wyckoff as Police Chief

A change is coming to the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department.

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Eagle Creek Fire -- Sept. 19 Update

Eagle Creek Fire Size: 48,665 acres

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Insitu’s ScanEagle Joins Eagle Creek Fire Attack

Sunday night, Insitu launched its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft from Bingen Point into a gloomy, smoke-filled sky.

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Update of Eagle Creek Fire

At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, skies cleared and burning fuel pockets west of Herman Creek created an impressive plume visible for miles along the Columbia Gorge.

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Thunder Island Brewing Co. Launches Fundraiser for Gorge Fire Departments

On Friday, Sept. 8, Thunder Island Brewing Co launched a GoFundMe fundraising campaign to benefit Columbia River Gorge-based fire departments in response to the Eagle Creek wildfire.

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SR14 Closed to Truck Traffic; Fire Now Going in Skamania

As of Tuesday morning because of the Eagle Creek Fire, all lanes of Interstate 84 remain closed from Troutdale (Exit 17) to 2 miles west of Hood River (MP 62).

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Air Quality in Klickitat County Very High

Increased traffic has made access to the air monitors used by the Klickitat County Health Department very spotty.

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Smoke Chokes Washington; Air Quality Worst in Nation

Smoke chokes Washington - air quality worst in the nation.

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UCD Highlights Achievements During Gorge-Wide Tour

Underwood Conservation District (UCD) celebrated 75 years of service to both Skamania and Klickitat counties by hosting a tour highlighting just some of the things UCD does to bring natural resources and human communities into better balance.

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Fire Crews Advancing Against Dry Creek Fire

The task force assigned to the Dry Creek Fire burning five miles north of Husum made significant headway in its first two days of intensive firefighting activity.

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NO Chances Being Taken With Roland Lake Fire

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area USFS wasn’t taking any chances with the Roland Lake fire.

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Fire danger rating increases in eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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