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The process to become a police officer, even in a small town, can take from five months to a year, with a full range of physical, mental, and psychological tests and interviews, according to the Bin-gen-White Salmon Police Department’s (B-WSPD) newest recruit, Officer Kate Daniels.

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At approximately 9:08 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, Klickitat County Emergency Management (KCDEM) 9-1-1/dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a High Prairie resident reporting that her husband was having a medical emergency.

A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-managed lands.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to find Kimberly Ann Forbes, missing since 2004.

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduced its newest child advocates: Jason Beaver and Ami Trosley, Stevenson; Kirah Doerr, Rebekah Fisher, and Traci Witkowski, The Dalles, and; Caree DeBorde and Jacob Haan, Hood River.

Skyline Hospital and Bingen-White Salmon Police Department participated in National Drug take-back day on Saturday.

On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at approximately 7:31 p.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on the Lava Canyon Trail, located at the end of the USFS 83 road, 18 miles east of Cougar.

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).

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.

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.

Fire crews continue to make good progress on the 167-acre Memaloose #2 Fire. As of Monday, containment improved to 65 percent.

Two fires that broke out in Bingen last Tuesday and Wednesday morning have left one building uninhabitable and a second decimated.

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.

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.

Getting an automated phone call stating all of the homes north of Lyle Point are to be on alert for possible evacuation, caught me off guard last Friday afternoon.

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.

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.

During the winter months, it’s more important than ever to plan for potential driving hazards, especially if you’re crossing the mountains where winter storms can develop at any time and create dangerous driving conditions.

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

The night of July 4, the Port of Klickitat will host its annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point

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