Patrick Mulvihill



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.

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State Trail: ODOT mulls options for crossing Mitchell Pt.

As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.

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Hwy 30 bridge work nearly finished, expect delays this week

Repair and replacement work is nearly complete for three bridges on Highway 30 east of Mosier.

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Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Cr. fire

More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Eagle Creek fire contained, but not ‘out’

Officials have termed the smoldering Eagle Creek fire completely contained — but not extinguished.

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Panel votes to deny Columbia River oil hub

The energy panel recommended denial of a proposed riverside oil train terminal that has drawn controversy in Columbia Gorge communities.

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House District 52: Counties will select from three candidates

Three finalists have been named in the search to fill a vacant District 52 seat in the Oregon House.

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County plans expansion of Kingsley Campground

Hood River County is mulling improvements to a replaced Kingsley Reservoir Campground after an irrigation project floods it.

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As ‘smoke clears,’ HR forum explores post-fire ecology

A Hood River forum will examine what comes post-Eagle Creek fire and how the public can get involved in the forest’s recovery.

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Highway Crash Monday

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Mosier caused a traffic crawl Monday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported in the wreck, in which a semi-truck and a passenger van were damaged.

County vets energy plan, eyes STR rules

Hood River County Board of Commissioners on Monday took a first glimpse at an energy plan on the table for five local government boards’ consideration.

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