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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 January winter storms? Here’s help

If your Hood River business suffered economic losses from January storms, financial

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

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    Hood River Sheriff
    2 days ago

    https://t.co/ANRkn6z2vG - It's back! April 20 - bigger and better, during Earth Day week - The Big One Hood River event - Cascadia quake
    Hood River Sheriff
    9 days ago

    https://t.co/5GaoPrVZl9 - Missing Skier on Mount Hood Found
  • @HRCEmergencyMgt

    44 days ago

    Icy, take time, leave room, freezing rain watch til 4pm @hrso @HoodRiverNews @OregonOEM @WestsideRFPD… https://t.co/sW7AADQX9s

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    “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.” I think we can all agree that TLC wasn’t speaking literally when they sang those famous words, but there is probably less consensus on what they were actually alluding to. In honor of the recent first day of spring and the inevitable uptick in usage of Gorge area hiking trails to come, HRCSO would like to literally ask that you don’t go chasing waterfalls. By this we mean, stay on the trails. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who are the subjects of our Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts are not from this area. Maybe they just aren’t used to the wild, wild, west. We understand that they just can’t help falling in love with the Gorge, and we would certainly love for them to stay awhile, but we don’t want this to turn unpretty. So, we are asking that you help us out with this. When you are out on the trails, be mindful of the behaviors of those around you, and provide words of caution when needed. Advise your fellow hikers on the dangers of leaving the trail, the appropriate items to carry when day-hiking, and how one hour of remaining daylight is not the appropriate time to begin a 7 mile round trip hike. This may be the Hood, but it ain’t no gangsta’s paradise. These trails gonna make you sweat. I know you’re a hotstepper and all, but the sun will go down on you, and when you hit tha crossroads, you’ll end up having to creep along, nice and slow. It would be nice if love would lead you back, step by step, but it doesn’t always go so smooth. Anyhow, all these are good things to pass on to those who are not familiar with our area. Consider it a, “this is how we do it”, if you will. Really, you’re just being an informer for your fellow hikers. The last thing any of us wants is to be present at the funeral where your friends are saying whatta man you were. We would rather hear your mom call in to say that her baby got back, and you are together again. Better yet, we would rather not hear about your escapade at all, because you reached the end of the road without incident. Be safe out there. JI
    March 24, 2017

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