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Fair Moments

One of the great things about the Fair is meeting up with friends you haven’t seen for a while.

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HR County Fair was ‘fantastic’

Record crowds throng to weekend concerts

Record crowds attended the Hood River County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Lions were ready.

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Peace Walk visits Gorge with call for nuclear-free world

A quiet call to peace brought two Buddhist monks and friends to Hood River Monday.

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Bridge of the Gods goes off in Stevenson

Downwind Blowout race rescheduled for this weekend

Fueled by steady thermal winds and sizzling summer temps, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest brought hundreds of kiteboarders and spectators to the Stevenson waterfront over the weekend for two days of friendly but fierce freestyle competition.

News

    Mid Valley News: Wy’east school library will be open Aug. 8, Aug. 21

    El Mercado del Valle was closed July 26 because of the Hood River County Fair, but rest assured, it will be back Aug. 2 in the covered play area at Mid Valley Elementary. The market will have a new time — 3 to 7 p.m. — for the rest of the summer; the market ends Sept. 20.

    Roots and Branches: Meeting friends, and life, face to face

    Saturday night brought part of the family out on our deck for some catch up conversation with Cheyenne Humphrey, a nursing school graduate who interned with our office several years ago

    Parkdale News: Hard work pays off for upper valley 4-H, FFA

    This year’s Hood River County Fair turned out to be a bountiful one for Upper Valley 4-H’ers and FFA students, many of whom came home with Champion and Grand Champion ribbons for their efforts The students’ animals are judged in two categories, the first one is Confirmation, meaning the breeding, look and salability of the animal at auction, the other is Showmanship, or how the student presents and handles their animal in front of the judge and how much knowledge they have about it, from parts of their animal to particular diseases and treatments for them.

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    Peace Walk visits Gorge with call for nuclear-free world

    A quiet call to peace brought two Buddhist monks and friends to Hood River Monday.

    Helping Hands advocate honored

    The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) has awarded Hood River resident Serra Perino the 2014 Passion Award for her work as an advocate at Helping Hands Against Violence, Inc (www.helpinghandsoregon.com). OCADSV is a state-wide non-profit that promotes equity and social change to end violence for all communities.

Sports

    Sports Briefs for July 30

    Youth football start soon; Indian Creek hosts two good-cause golf tournaments; more

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    Bridge of the Gods goes off in Stevenson

    Downwind Blowout race rescheduled for this weekend

    Fueled by steady thermal winds and sizzling summer temps, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest brought hundreds of kiteboarders and spectators to the Stevenson waterfront over the weekend for two days of friendly but fierce freestyle competition.

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    Eagle wrestling represents

    Wrestlers return from Nationals, Redneck camp

    Hood River Valley High School wrestlers Andrew DeHart, Christian Marquez, Max Lane, Steven Swafford and Jessica DeHart made the long journey east to Fargo, N.D., this month to represent Hood River and the Oregon National Team at the 2014 USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco Roman national wrestling tournaments.

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    Wylde wins Windsurfing Nationals event

    The Columbia River in front of the Hood River Event Site was swarming with activity last weekend, as sunny weather and solid wind brought out the masses to play on the water and enjoy the classic summer conditions the Gorge is famous for.

    Sports briefs for July 26

    Golf tourney honors Hanel; Oilers end season; U13 JBO boys out at state; Cross Channel Swim registration filling

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