Gorge Life


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Senior Expo helps highlight 2015 County Fair

Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.

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Hood River Art Club celebrates 66 years at Museum

The Hood River Art Club — started in 1949 by a group of local artists — is celebrating its 66th anniversary with an art show July 10-18 at the History Museum of Hood River County.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer has its biggest year yet

Huge turnouts and fundraising efforts make 9th annual event a success

The dark clouds that gathered Saturday morning failed to dampen the spirits of those who gathered at the Hood River Waterfront to watch the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer kite derby get underway.

HR County Fair arrives July 22-25

The Hood River County Fair returns Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.

Vacation Bible Schools, updated for July 11

Church of Christ — Hood River Church of Christ will be taking a look at what goes on inside our hearts this year as we discover how Jesus turns hearts “Inside Out” Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Entertainment Update for July 11

Graham, more at Moth Lounge; ‘Vokab’ at River City July 16

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The Porch, July 11

BOOT HILL: Someone strapped a black therapeutic boot to the railing on the 9th Stret-Montello stairs.

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Kollas Cranmer Run Results

The Kollas Cranmer Fourth of July Run results are in, which featured 213 runners and 107 walkers.

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Columbia River Gorge riders represent at Washougal Motocross Park races

Local motocross riders of all ages compete and find success in western Gorge race series

In the Columbia Gorge, there's certainly a wide variety of outdoor activities available for people to enjoy throughout the summer.

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Yesteryears: Pro-Am Speed Slalom opens with a ‘swoosh’ in 1985

After some nervous, windless moments on opening competition day, the ’85 Columbia Gorge Pro-Am Speed Slalom was off with a “swoosh” here Saturday. There was plenty of wind Friday for registration and preliminaries, but an edgy group of race arrangers had to wait on the beach Saturday from the 10:30 a.m. scheduled start until 2:30 p.m. for the wind to come up. It was dead calm in the morning but the day was saved by rising winds on a hot July afternoon.

Cascade Observations: Some other roadside attractions

What do a flat tire, a cloth diaper, a nuclear cooling tower, a gargantuan jug of maple syrup, and a poet’s grave have in common? The answer is “road trip.” On a recent family adventure via a silver Nissan, old memories of trips long past were recalled, and new memories were made.

Parkdale News: ‘It Takes a Community’ project makes progress

When one of its own needed help with a safe place to live, the Upper Valley community responded with donations, fundraisers and offers of help.

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Archery Tag event benefits BBBS

Global Sessions, an event and destination management team specializing in event coordination, hosted an Archery Tag tournament on Saturday, June 6 at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The event was a huge success, with 11 teams raising over $2,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

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Chasing Normal: CAST Theater tackles mental illness, heartbreak and redemption

CAST Theater’s summer play is anything but ordinary — “Next to Normal” covers the dark terrain of mental disorder and family dysfunction, but treads with humor and tenderness.

Museum hosts ‘Recycling Days’ July 27-29

Have your kids been complaining that they are bored? Do they need a fun summer activity to beat this heat?