Police and Fire


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Sheriff: KCSO not policing federal immigration violations

While he is a supporter of President Donald J. Trump’s immigration and deportation policies, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer said federal enforcement agents have not contacted him about KCSO’s possible participation in their nationwide immigration enforcement emphasis.

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Safety officials remind residents: be mindful of thin ice

Warning – danger thin ice. Public Safety Officials throughout the Columbia River Gorge would like to remind everyone about the dangers of our frozen lakes, rivers, and ponds.

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Icy conditions hamper firefighting efforts

Icy conditions made a mess for Skamania County Fire Department District No. 3, with mutual aid from Klickitat County Fire District No. 3, White Salmon Fire Department, and Bingen Fire Department, when they responded to a house fire off Wess Road in Underwood.

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B-WSPD looking for another officer

After sending two promising applicants to the Police academy this summer, only one has made the cut to join the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department.

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Extra DUI patrols in force for holidays

Law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in extra patrols aimed at getting DUI drivers off the roads over this holiday season from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

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Serendipity leads career firefighter to Fire District No. 3’s top position

When he graduated from Washougal High School in 1986, Wesley Long’s career plan was the same as many graduates in that part of Clark County: hook on at the paper mill in Camas and try to keep moving up to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility.

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Governor declares wildfire emergency in 20 counties, including Klickitat

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to multiple wildfires in Eastern Washington threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural resources. Inslee toured the Spokane-area fires Tuesday morning.

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DNR bans campfires across the state

With the arrival this week of the most dangerous fire weather of the year, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark expanded the statewide burn ban effective Aug. 17 to prohibit all campfires on DNR-protected lands through Sept. 30.

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County fire agencies respond to trio of SE Washington fires

The effort to contain three fires in southeastern Washington farm country last month included fire crews from Klickitat County.

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New B-WSPD recruits eager to serve the community

The Bingen–White Salmon Police Department expanded last month, with the addition of two new police officers.

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Log truck loses load on State Route 141A

Traffic was routed around State Route 141A Tuesday morning following a log truck accident which blocked both lanes of travel.

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Regional airport hosting DNR, ODF firefighting aircraft this fire season

Firefighting aircraft at Dallesport’s Columbia Gorge Regional Airport are here to stay for the 2016 fire season.

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Fire District 3’s new brush truck is red hot and rolling

Fire District No. 3’s new brush engine, ordered in September 2015, arrived well ahead of the upcoming fire season.

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KCSO in Glenwood: It’s business as usual

Klickitat County’s Sheriff and his deputies made their presence known in Glenwood on Tuesday, April 19, with extra officers in the area showing support for the residents of Glenwood.

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Prescribed fire put to use on Mt. Adams Community Forest

Smoke and flames rose into the sky on April 7, west of Glenwood, as the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards ignited a controlled burn on a portion of the Mt. Adams Community Forest.



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