Patrick Mulvihill

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General news reporter -- Beats include politics, schools, business, police & courts, fire, environment and community.

Patrick grew up in Hermiston, graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and now lives in Hood River.

Recent Stories

Lost boy found safe near Parkdale

A youth went missing in the woods southwest of Parkdale, prompting a search by emergency officials that proved quick and successful.

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Power line fire doused Monday

A power pole caught fire on Guignard Road Monday but utility and fire crews teamed up to choke the flare-up in less than an hour.

Cascade Locks man sentenced for attempted murder

A man from Cascade Locks pled guilty Wednesday to trying to kill the mother of his two children at the family’s home.

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At Wyeth, trail edges westward

Eastbound drivers on Interstate 84 have noticed crews hard at work building a new segment of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, at Wyeth.

Indian Creek Fire mapped at 83 acres

Aug. 4 update

The Indian Creek Fire, a smoky blaze in the woods west of Cascade Locks, grew slightly to 83 acres this week and has evaded containment.

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Wildfire haze hurts Gorge air quality

A shroud of smoke caused by fires around the Pacific Northwest has hemmed in the Columbia Gorge.

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105 degrees: Heat wave hits the Gorge

Blistering temperatures have come in what’s set to be Hood River’s hottest week in several years.

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Smoky Indian Creek blaze will be burning for ‘a long time’

A fire in westernmost Hood River County that broke out in early July hasn’t been silenced. Officials estimated its size at more than 70 acres this week.

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Solar ‘pioneer’: Renewable energy project coming to HR public works

A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.

Cell tower at Idlewilde approved

A 104-foot cell tower has been approved for construction on a piece of property next to Idlewilde Cemetery.

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