School closure info

Hood River County School District is closed today

OSP: Use caution, expect delays on I-84

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are responding to multiple incidents on I-84 in Hood River and Wasco counties. Expect significant delays and drive accordingly.

Hood River County Schools closed Feb. 7 due to weather

Hood River County School district schools as well as Horizon Christian School are closed for Friday, Feb. 7.

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Hood River County Schools on early release due to weather

Winter weather has impacted schools around the Gorge, with students being sent home early.

Hood River man receives three-year prison sentence for bank robbery

A Hood River man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery following a heist at the U.S. Bank branch on the Heights in September.

Weather update: Hood River schools 2 hours late

Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School are both on 2-hour late start this morning due to weather.

Weather updates: Hood River tree lighting postponed

Updates on weather related news

HRV boys soccer advances to 5A state finals

Eagles top Woodburn 3-1 in overtime, will play Summit Saturday in Hillsboro for state title

Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat

Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled

Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat. Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled. Law enforcement is currently conducting an investigation at the school. Pete Hughes with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office reported that "we have reason to believe (the threat) was not credible."

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Suspect arrested in US Bank robbery

From the Hood River Police Department: The suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of US Bank has been identified and captured today.

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Police on the hunt for U.S. Bank robbery suspect

Emergency lockdowns at schools canceled; police continue search for suspect in bank robbery

Sheriff's office advises some Hood River county residents to prepare for possible evacuation for Government Complex Fire

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is advising residents on Fir Mountain Rd east of the irrigation ditch, Fir Mountain Loop and Swyers Dr of a level 1 pre-evacuation notice due to the Government Complex Fire.

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Searchers find body of Polish climber on Mount Hood

Sebastian Kinasiewicz apparently fell 2,000 feet to his death

An air and ground search resumed Tuesday morning for a Polish man, Sebastian Kinasiewicz, in the Tilly Jane area on the north side of Mount Hood, and an Oregon Army Blackhawk helicopter crew spotted Kinasiewica's body at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. He apparently fell aabout 2,000 feet, to the 9,100 feet level on the north face of the mountain, in a place known as Climber's Left Chute, according to Sgt. Petet Hughes of the Hood River County Sheriff's Department.

Hood River City Manager Bob Francis resigns

City Manager Bob Francis resigned Monday night, referring to unspecified “difficulty” with Mayor Arthur Babitz and members of the city council, all of whom said they were surprised by the announcement, which came near the end of the regular City Council meeting. Francis cited a June 7 meeting with council member Laurent Picard in which Picard recommended strongly that Francis look for other work and resign. Francis used his standing report segment of Monday's meeting to announce he will resign effective July 8.

Punch Bowl jump claims one, three others hurt

A Sunday afternoon hike ends in tragedy