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No doldrums here: Keep kids busy with local summer fun

Kid-friendly programs abound in Hood River County. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Outdoor News: Salmon fishing hot at the Columbia Mouth

A flooding tide, calm ocean and lack of boat traffic made the sometimes rough water between the jetties seem mystically calm as our boat skimmed the salty surface heading west.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Chinidere Mountain offers unmatched views

Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer returns next weekend

Part endurance race, part festival, part fundraiser, the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) presented by Patagonia is an action-packed, feel-good event with a goal that lifts everyone’s spirits: help young cancer survivors find hope and healing through outdoor adventure.

Governor Kate Brown signs bills to improve mental health

On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Brown had a ceremonial signing for two bills that will help families and caregivers play a larger role in a loved one’s mental health care.

Grave Matters discussion series: funerary practices and green burials

Join in the discussion of funerary rituals and modes of remembering at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

Letters to the Editor for July 4

Not all CL wants Nestlé; Commit to climate justice

Beautiful Bounty: Enjoy the July 4 pomp and creativity

“Beautiful Bounty” is a parade theme that well-describes the event itself.

Another Voice: Don’t bottle up long-term health and vitality of Cascade Locks

I urge you to reconsider Cascade Locks’ plan to enter into a contract with a private corporation to provide hundreds of millions of gallons of water annually to be bottled and sold.

Entertainment Update for July 4

July 4th music gigs; ‘TRAILGATE’ happens July 11; more

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Irrigation Limitations: Farmers water district goes to rotation schedule

The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.

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Port opens Nichols trail

Parking expanded along the waterfront

The Port of Hood River is wrapping up construction at the west end of the Nichols Basin Trail, opening the bicycle and pedestrian path to the beach just in time for Independence Day festivities.

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Dave and Sarah Kalousdian spark fun on the Fourth

Dave Kalousdian’s Fourth of July will be different this year, but only just.

Dripping, soaking, or just plain going dry

What are large users of water around the county doing to reduce? We called public agencies, and some private, Wednesday and Thursday to find out:

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Tucker-ed Out

Swimmers pause on the Hood River bank just below Tucker Bridge, where property owner Bob White is trying to get word out that access is not allowed.

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Sign Safety

ODOT CREWS take down a traffic sign at the intersection of Highways 35 and 30, in front of China Gorge restaurant.

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