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Two high-speed chases in two days end in crashes

A case of a suspected stolen vehicle turned into a high-speed escape attempt last Thursday afternoon and ended south of Trout Lake when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed it into an informational sign at the intersection of State Route 141 and Warner Road.

Major event planning, training play key roles in emergency readiness

Here’s the situation: A fire that started on the railroad tracks south of State Route 14, between Dock Grade and the White Salmon River, has jumped the highway and is now working its way up the White Salmon bluff toward numerous homes. Are local emergency responders ready to work together to take on such a major event?

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Veteran law enforcers talk qualifications, share plans for next 4-year term

A pair of veteran law enforcers who have nearly 70 years of combined law enforcement experience have entered a wide-open race that will determine who will be Klickitat County’s next sheriff.

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Interstate 84 reopens after landslide

Roads throughout the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by multiple landslides — some serious —late last week and into the weekend.

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Icy roads lead to collision Tuesday

Slippery road conditions caused by snow and ice led to this early morning head-on collision on State Route 141 north of White Salmon, near milepost 3.5.

Fire District No. 3 denies all charges in levy lawsuit

Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has denied all allegations made against it in Committee for Fair Taxation from Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 v. Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 and Klickitat County, et al, a lawsuit begun in Superior Court on Dec. 2.

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Rollover accident on Snowden results in no injuries

Emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident last Friday morning about three miles up Snowden Road in White Salmon.

Fire District No. 3 residents challenge board’s levy decision

A group of residents of Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has started a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging Fire District No. 3 Commissioners’ decision to make the district’s property tax levy permanent at 92 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

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Goldendale police chief addresses animal control to Bingen City Council

After a lull in coverage, Bingen will be seeing a steady presence of a new animal control officer the city shares with Goldendale, according to a report by the Goldendale police chief.

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Drug charges brought against pair involved in Bingen chase

An attempted traffic stop in Oregon turned into a vehicle leading law enforcement officials on a chase across the Hood River Toll Bridge and through Bingen on Friday.

Multiple police entities involved in chase through Bingen Friday

An attempted traffic stop in Oregon turned into a vehicle leading law enforcement officials on a chase across the Hood River Toll Bridge and through Bingen on Friday.

Fire Reports 10/17/13

SCSO taking back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 26

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Police Blotter 10/10/13