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YESTERYEARS: Hottest August day ever recorded in 1977

Mark Saturday, Aug. 13, 1977, down in your memory.

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Design for a legacy

July seemed to melt into August this year, with its relentless heat. The thickening dust of a thousand tractor wheels pulverizing the earth in the race to harvest perishable fruit filled the orchard air with a thick layer of particles. Little relief could be found in the eerily still nights with nary a breath of fresh air to ease the blistering heat.

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Pick of the Week: Jim Lommasson at CCA

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) will present Jim Lommasson, freelance photographer and author living in Portland, as the next event in our poTENtial 2017 Program Series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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The mural and Nate Chavez

Mural admirers greet Hood River artist Nate Chavez, right, as he arrives with his paints to work on “The Remains Mural” at Third Street and Industrial Way, in this July 2017 photo.

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Travelogue: Eclipse in Tahiti

During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 16 edition

Trout Lake String Music & Dance Workshop; Springhouse Ruins Tuesday; more

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Parkhurst painted rocks spread joy via art

Simple rocks become works of art and messages of joy in the hands of Parkhurst Place Assisted Living residents and staff.

Cool off at Hood River Library

With hot weather forecasted this summer, the Hood River County Library District once again is welcoming people to use the library as a cooling shelter.

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Motorcycle, vintage snowmobile gathering comes to WAAAM

Got an awesome motorcycle?

WSVEF fundraiser Aug. 26 features barbecue

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 26. That’s the day the community will come together to “Pig Out” for White Salmon's schools at a fundraising pig roast in Rheingarten Park.

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Teamwork at Peace Village

At Mosier Community School, Peace Village participants go through a mini-Ropes Course involving trust-building and other cooperative skills.

‘Wheels of Hope’ campaign rolls out help again in 2017

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.

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Students raise funds for Odell animal shelter

LAST YEAR’S fifth graders, in Kim Martin’s Mid Valley Elementary classroom, worked on a community service project during the school year, said Mid Valley Principal Kim Yasui.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Wildflower Forage & Dye’ Aug. 12

Cascade Mountain School’s family program for August is a wildflower forage and natural dye workshop with Julie Beeler, teacher with Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Cascade Observations: Voyage to the Bunny Planet

At some point in our lives, everyone has a bad day.

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