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Flash Alerts
November 10th, 2017
National Weather Service (NWS) offers community Weather Spotter Training in Cascade Locks November 2
NWS Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather
November 2nd, 2017
Are you a Hood River County business with economic losses from the Eagle Creek Fire? Help is here.

Hood River County businesses can now get direct aid from the Federal SBA (Small Business

November 2nd, 2017
Help is here for Hood River and Gorge businesses hard-hit by the Eagle Creek Fire
Hood River County businesses can now get direct aid from the Federal SBA (Small Business
September 18th, 2017
UPDATE: Hood River Evacuation Notice—Sept. 18th, 2017
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Based on the current weather patterns and the corresponding changes in fire
September 15th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire
There are no changes to evacuation levels this morning. The Red Cross has a shelter set up at
September 14th, 2017
UPDATE: Hood River County Evacuation Updates—September 14th, 2017
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - After careful consideration by fire incident commanders and the Hood River
September 13th, 2017
Eagle Creek Fire Daily Update for September 13th
Hood River County Sheriff's Office
Joint Information Center

Daily Update
September 13th, 2017
ACTUALIZACI?"N: Cambio de Evacuación del Condado de Hood River—13 de septiembre 2017
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Después de una cuidadosa consideración por los comandantes de incidentes
September 13th, 2017
UPDATE: Hood River County Evacuation Change—Sept. 13th, 2017
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- After careful consideration by fire incident commanders and the Hood River
September 12th, 2017
#EagleCreekFire Actualización Diaria Para el 12 de Septiembre (Spanish Version)
Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hood River
Centro Conjunto de Información
September 12th, 2017
#EagleCreekFire Daily Update for September 12th
Hood River County Sheriff's Office
Joint Information Center

Daily Update
September 8th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Evacuation Level Changes
Sept. 8, 2017

HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the
September 7th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- The Hood River County area continues to remain vigilant due to fire activity
September 6th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Closures
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Due to the extreme risk of fire, fire danger, lack of resources to fight
September 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Evacuations
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. -- All public forest lands west of Highway 281 and north of Mt. Hood are
September 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Evacuations
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. - All prior Level One evacuation notices in Cascade Locks have been been
September 4th, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore.-
There has been no change to evacuation levels since yesterday, but due
September 3rd, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Search and Rescue
Cascade Locks, Ore.-

The final group of 153 hikers in the Eagle Creek area has been
September 3rd, 2017
News Release: Hood River County Public Health Department
Sunday, September 3, 2017

News Release: Hood River County Public Health Department
September 3rd, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Search and Rescue
Cascade Locks, Ore.-
The Emergency Operations Center has set up an emergency hotline for
September 3rd, 2017
Update: Eagle Creek Fire Search and Rescue
Cascade Locks, Ore:
The reunification site for family and friends of hikers that sheltered
September 3rd, 2017
Update: Eagle Creek Fire Search and Rescue
Cascade Locks, Ore:
The reunification site for family and friends of hikers that sheltered
September 3rd, 2017
Eagle Creek Fire Evacuations
Cascade Locks, Ore -

UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire

Due to overnight fire activity,
September 3rd, 2017
UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Search and Rescue
Cascade Locks, Ore -

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Forest Service
September 3rd, 2017
Eagle Creek Fire
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports of a wildfire on or near
September 1st, 2017
Deputy Mike Anderson Memorial Scheduled for September 16 (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Hood River County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Anderson lost his battle with cancer
August 14th, 2017
It’s the beginning of eclipse week - quick preparedness tips for residents and businesses (Photo)

ENJOY THE ECLIPSE -- STAY SAFE -- PLAN AHEAD!
This is a drill of your family emergency

May 10th, 2017
Increased Patrols for Memorial Week
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the upcoming memorial
March 23rd, 2017
It’s back! April 20 - bigger and better, during Earth Day week - The Big One Hood River - Cascadia

2nd annual Hood River County / Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) event:

March 16th, 2017
Missing Skier on Mount Hood Found
HOOD RIVER, ORE - On Wednesday March 15th, 2017 searchers located the body of Steve Leavitt at
March 15th, 2017
Are you a Hood River business owner with economic losses from the Eagle Creek Fire? Here’s help

If your Hood River County business suffered economic losses from the September 2017 Eagle

March 12th, 2017
Search for Missing Skier on Mt Hood
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is scaling back a search on Mt. Hood
March 9th, 2017
Search for Missing Skier on Mt. Hood
HOOD RIVER, ORE - Search operations for a missing skier have concluded for the day at Mt. Hood
March 8th, 2017
Search for Missing Skier at Mt. Hood Meadows
HOOD RIVER ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is coordinating a search at Mt Hood
January 16th, 2017
Mon. 16th, 12:51 PM
Hood River Sheriff's Office warns Gorge residents and travelers to prepare now for a
January 10th, 2017
Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division warns of significant snow forecast for Hood River Cou
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast at 11am today, warned Gorge emergency responders,
January 6th, 2017
Extreme weather warning for this weekend in the Gorge (Photo)
Hood River Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management warns citizens, businesses and travelers
December 19th, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Increases Traffic Patrols for DUII
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for
December 14th, 2016
Winter Storm Causing Multiple Traffic Crashes
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is taking multiple traffic crash
December 13th, 2016
Hood River Sheriff’s Office travel warning - snow forecasted across Hood River Wednesday
HOOD RIVER, ORE - Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management advises that the
December 7th, 2016
Sheriff Warns of Approaching Winter Storm
HOOD RIVER, ORE - Hood River County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management advises that
November 7th, 2016
Mon. 7th, 01:40 AM
Hood River County 911 and administrative line phone service has been interrupted again. There
November 6th, 2016
Sun. 6th, 05:47 AM - 911 phone outage

The Hood River County 911 center is experiencing a phone service outage, including 911 and

October 6th, 2016
Heroin Dealer Arrested on Post Canyon Drive (Photo)
Mid Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) conducted an investigation into the illegal
September 22nd, 2016
Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle on Barrett Drive
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- On September 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Barrett
September 10th, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Employee Arrested for Off-Duty Conduct
On September 9, 2016, Marc Smith, a Deputy with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office, was
August 23rd, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Increases Traffic Patrols
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols for driving
August 3rd, 2016
Hiker Dies After Fall on the Eagle Creek Trail
CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON - At 5:42 p.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's Office received a call of
July 23rd, 2016
Bodies of Two Missing Kentucky Men Located in Mt. Hood National Forest (Photo)
Parkdale, Ore. -- On July 21, 2016, just prior to 7 p.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's Office
July 1st, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Increases Patrols for Holiday Weekend
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols for impaired
May 24th, 2016
Increased Patrols for Memorial Weekend
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the upcoming memorial
May 13th, 2016
Suspect in Custody Following Burglary Spree South of Parkdale (Photo)
PARKDALE, Ore. -- On May 10, 2016, deputies began receiving reports of burglarized homes on
May 12th, 2016
Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
PARKDALE, Ore. - On May 10, 2016 after 10 p.m., deputies were notified that the Washington
April 19th, 2016
For Earth Day - “The Big One, what Gorge residents need to know” this Thursday night

This Thursday, April 21 from 5:30- 8:30pm, join Hood River County Sheriff's Office,

April 9th, 2016
Sheriff Says Tourist Safety Programs Need Attention
HOOD RIVER, ORE. -- Hood River County has been the fastest growing County in the State since
April 5th, 2016
False Report Leads to Closure of Indian Creek Sexual Assault Investigation
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - On 03/30/2016 at about 10:00 a.m. a female juvenile student at Hood River
March 30th, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Sexual Assault on Indian Creek Trail
HOOD RIVER, ORE - On 03/30/2016 at about 10:00am a female juvenile student at Hood River Valley
March 30th, 2016
The Big One—what Gorge residents need to know about Cascadia subduction earthquake, Thurs. April
In honor of Earth Day, CGCC and Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management
March 10th, 2016
Public safety radio improvements get federal support. Next step: neighborhood meeting

Neighborhood meeting Tues. March 15 at 7 p.m., County Administration building

December 30th, 2015
Discovery of Woman’s Body Monday Now Being Investigated as a Murder/Suicide
HOOD RIVER, ORE - On December 29, 2015, just before 10 a.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's
December 29th, 2015
Homicide Victim Found Near Local Recreation Area (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Just after 1 p.m. on December 28, 2015, deputies were dispatched to the
December 28th, 2015
Christmas Day Traffic Stop Yields Stolen Vehicle & Stolen Property (Photo)
CASCADE LOCKS, ORE. -- On Christmas Day, deputies were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked on
December 18th, 2015
Sheriff’s Office Warning Residents to Beware of Recent Scams (Photo)
Hood River, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office has seen a rise in reported phone
December 17th, 2015
Heavy snow in the Gorge, please delay travel, freezing rain or rain also forecast (Photo)
Heavy snow is just starting to slow in Hood River County. Schools are closed and local kids are
December 17th, 2015
Hood River winter weather update: Stay off the roads if you can - heavy snow at all Gorge elevations
Snow has been falling since 2am in the Columbia River Gorge - slippery roads, at river level and
December 15th, 2015
Sheriff’s Office Increases Patrols for DUII
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a traffic
December 8th, 2015
Hood River Forecast:    Heavy Rain / Flood Watch through Wednesday morning
NOAA Weather alert / Hood River County Emergency Management update as of 3:30pm Tues 12/8/15
November 18th, 2015
Sheriff’s Office & MINT Serve Narcotics Search Warrants In Hood River
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Mid Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) conducted an
November 11th, 2015
Hood River School Violence Task Force Drill Builds Collaboration Among Public Safety Partners (Photo
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - On Saturday, November 7, roughly 65 local first responders including Law
September 28th, 2015
Regional Fire Crews Fighting Small Fire Near Indian Creek Trail in Hood River
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - At about 7:15 p.m., the Hood River Fire Department responded to a fire at
August 26th, 2015
Body of Missing Paddle Boarder Recovered
Hood River, ORE. - Just before 9 a.m. this morning, a search plane from the Hood River County
August 23rd, 2015
Lost Hiker Found
PARKDALE, ORE - On Sunday, August 23rd at about 1:30pm lost hiker David Bullock was located and
August 23rd, 2015
Update on Missing Paddle Boarder
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office and several regional agencies have
August 22nd, 2015
Search Continues for Missing Man Near Laurence Lake
PARKDALE, ORE. - The search continues today for seventy-five year old David Bullock of The
August 22nd, 2015
Multiple Agencies Searching the Columbia River for Missing Paddle Boarder Near Hood River
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Search and Rescue crews are continuing a search this morning for a Miami,
August 21st, 2015
Laurence Lake Sesrch and Rescue
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting a search and
August 17th, 2015
Sheriff Office Will Increase Traffic Patrols
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the
July 20th, 2015
Sheriff’s Office to Provide Educational Materials, Giveaways and Emergency Alert Info at the HRC Fai
ODELL, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office has been preparing for the county fair for
July 2nd, 2015
Sheriff’s Office Increases DUII Patrols for 4th of July Weekend
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase DUII patrols for the 4th
July 1st, 2015
Emergency Management helps Irrigation Districts and farmers with drought emergency declaration in Ho
Hood River County declared a State of Drought of Emergency, in response to the urgent needs of
June 3rd, 2015
Brothers Arrested In Connection with 2014 Disappearance of Parkdale Man (Photo)
PARKDALE, ORE. - During the early morning hours, of June 3, 2015, brothers Michael David
May 25th, 2015
Man in Critical Condition After Fall From Moving Vehicle (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - On Sunday, May 24, 2015, deputies were dispatched to Highway 281 near Airport
May 25th, 2015
SUV Crashes Into House; Driver Arrested (Photo)
CASCADE LOCKS, ORE. - On Saturday May 23, 2015, just after 10 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies were
May 12th, 2015
Memorial Weekend Patrol Increase
HOOD RIVER, ORE, - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the
March 13th, 2015
Former Youth Coach Arrested for Multiple Sex Offenses Involving a Minor (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - On March 11, 2015, deputies arrested twenty-four year old Gerardo Morales
March 10th, 2015
DUII Patrols Increased for St Patricks Day
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff Office is participating in a DUII enforcement
February 24th, 2015
Two Die In Separate Weekend Incidents
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Deputies responded to two unrelated incidents over the weekend involving
February 10th, 2015
Deputies Seek Assistance in School Burglary Investigation (Photo)
Cascade Locks, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is seeking information related to a
January 31st, 2015
Traffic Patrols Increased for Superbowl
HOOD RIVER ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff Office is participating in a DUII enforcement
January 10th, 2015
Sheriff’s Office Honored By Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (Photo)
BEND, Ore. - On December 10, 2014, the Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA) held their
December 23rd, 2014
Extra Traffic Patrols for Holidays
HOOD RIVER ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is participating in a DUII enforcement
December 3rd, 2014
Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation Division Sex Offender Community Alert
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division is
November 29th, 2014
Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website For Improved Community Access
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office launched a re-vamped website earlier
October 1st, 2014
Permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit Installed at the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Hood River County residents looking to dispose of excess and expired
September 24th, 2014
Two Arrested Following Early Morning Assault at Cascade Locks Motel
CASCADE LOCKS, ORE. - On September 23, 2014, at about 3 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the
September 18th, 2014
Telephonic Bomb Threat/Hood River Toll Bridge

see attached press release from HRPD

August 19th, 2014
Deputies Investigating Double Shooting in Odell

ODELL, ORE. - On August 19, 2014, just prior to 7 a.m., deputies were called to the property

August 15th, 2014
Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols for traffic enforcement

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